Alcorn’s Mississippi Professional Educators Organization participate in Spring Service Project

Aspiring student teachers at Alcorn State University dedicated some of their time to giving back to the community.

The Alcorn Chapter of the Mississippi Professional Educators (MPE) Organization headed to A. W. Watson Elementary School in Port Gibson, Mississippi Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 for their Spring 2018 Service Project. During the initiative, the students renovated one of the school’s classrooms by painting its walls.

Jenedria Price, a junior, elementary education major and president of Alcorn’s MPE Chapter, felt that their service to the Claiborne County School District was a great accomplishment for the organization.

It felt awesome because we were able to give back to the community,” said Price. “This project was about service and giving back to those educators who paved the way for my peers and I.”

Dr. LaShundia Carson, director for the Office of Student Teaching and Field Experience, is proud of her students for their commitment to community service.

“The students organized the project and worked collectively to ensure the success of it as well,” said Carson. “The students were passionate about the service project because they were thinking about the positive impact that the newly renovated classroom would have on the students once they returned to school.”