Three Alcorn students visit the University of Alabama Graduate School

Three undergraduates majoring in English at Alcorn State University traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama April 12-13 to meet with officials, professors and graduate students at the University of Alabama Graduate School.

Ke’Shunta Drake, Tyler Peters, and Jada Similton, accompanied by Alcorn faculty member Dr. Peter Malik, first met with Lesley Campbell, director of graduate recruitment, who arranged the trip. Then the students met with several current graduate students at UA.

The students also attended a graduate class taught by Dr. Jolene Hubb and later met with Dr. Wendy Rawlings, Dr. Alexandra Cook and Dr. Trudier Harris, professors who teach graduate classes at the University of Alabama.

“The trip was designed to give the students a good introduction to the graduate school at UA,” said Malik. “After the trip, the students were unanimous in saying that the trip allowed them to make an informed decision about applying to the school.” 

“We were very happy to host the Alcorn students,” said Campbell. “Our graduate school is growing rapidly, and we want the best and brightest undergraduates from schools big and small to consider pursuing graduate degrees at UA.”