Faculty, staff and students enjoy fun in the sun at the All For One Giving Campaign kickoff

While visiting the campus of Alcorn State University, Coahoma Community College sophomore Ernest Stevenson was one of the many students who participated in the University’s All For One Campaign Kickoff activities. He was impressed with the positive vibes he received from students, faculty and staff.

“The atmosphere is awesome here at Alcorn,” said Ernest. “I can tell that it’s very family oriented here. This has been a great experience, and I may make this my home in the near future.”

Alcornites convened on the campus green Monday, March 20 to kick off the All For One Giving Campaign, which is an effort to gain support from employees for the overall growth and advancement of the University through giving. Participants enjoyed a beautiful day of fun that included festive music, rock climbing, mechanical bull riding, shooting hoops and good food.

Janice Gibson, director of Development and Alumni Affairs and campaign manager, was adamant about uplifting the University by providing funds. She encourages others to do the same.

“As an alumna and employee, I am very passionate about Alcorn,” said Gibson. “It is not only a great university, but a community for our students and employees. I am very excited about the campaign because our committee has worked very hard to make this a success. I donate each month through payroll deduction as a simple way of giving back to the University and to encourage others to do the same.”

Malinda Butler, associate dean for Alcorn’s School of Education and Psychology, hopes that the University can raise enough money to provide more exposure for students and improved career enrichment activities for employees.

“Our students really need money for books and other necessities that will make their stay at Alcorn even better,” said Butler. “With more funds, the university can send more students to more national conferences so that they can be exposed to what’s going on outside of Alcorn. Faculty and staff can also benefit from more funds because it would allow them to pursue faculty enrichment by attending conferences.”

Support the All For One Giving Campaign by donating to the cause and participating in the upcoming events: The Leadership Reception will be held Thursday, March 30 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the James L. Bolden Campus Union Multipurpose Room. A reception honoring those who have given $500 or more to the University will be held. The President’s Mid-Campaign Breakfast will take place Tuesday, April 4 from 8-10 a.m. in the James L. Bolden Campus Union Ballroom. Finally, the Victory Celebration will be held Thursday, April 20 from 2-4 p.m. at Taylor Park.

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