Meridian/Lauderdale donate funds to the University

The Meridian/Lauderdale Alumni Chapter of Alcorn State University continues to support the University’s students.

The alumni chapter presented Alcorn President Alfred Rankins Jr. with a check for more than $30,000 Friday, April 29 at the chapter’s annual Purple and Gold Scholarship Banquet at the MSU Riley Center in Meridian, Mississippi. The funds will be used to provide scholarships to students in various academic departments.

Paul B. Johnson, a retired health, safety and environmental manager for Pectin Cameroon Company and Alcornite, delivered the keynote speech. He spoke about the importance of staying consistent on the job.

“Someone can help you get a position, but it is up to you, through hard work, to stay there,” said Johnson.

Chapter President, Wilbert Jones, thanked the Meridian/Lauderdale Chapter for its commitment to academic excellence at Alcorn.

Notable highlights from the event included five students who were awarded scholarships, a performance by the Alcorn Men Chorale and Charles “CC” Carter and a recognition of head football coach, Fred McNair.

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