Entergy to Present Check to Support the Health Physics Program

On Saturday November 19, 2016 during the Alcorn State University versus Jackson State University “Soul Bowl” football game at 2 p.m. at the Jack Spinks-Marino Casem Stadium, Entergy will present a check to the Department of Advanced Technologies.

Intended to support the Alcorn State University Health Physics Program, a $50,000 check will be presented by Entergy officials Clarence Irby, regional customer service senior manager, Shelia McKinnis, customer service representative, Allen Burks, radiation protection supervisor, Justin Rice, health physicist, and Shelvis Jones and Erika Shaw, both senior health physicists. Rice and Shaw are graduates of the Department of Advanced Technologies.

The check will be accepted by Dr. Jermiah Billa, director of Health Physics Program, and Dr. Ivory W. Lyles, dean and director of land-grant programs, on behalf of the Department of Advanced Technologies.

“Entergy is one of the prominent partners of the ASU Physics Program that has helped the program develop through offering scholarships and internships to students majoring in health physics. Alcorn State has provided a significant number of younger generation health physicists to this industry,” said Billa. “Presently, at least 20 students who have graduated from the Health Physics Program work for Entergy.”

For more details, contact Dr. Jermiah Billa at 601-877-6484, or [email protected], or Denease Moore, secretary, at 601-877-6482, or [email protected].

The previous press announcement inadvertently listed the wrong date. The Land-Grant News regrets the error.

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