Saturday STEM gears up for the upcoming year at 2018-2019 Student/Parent Orientation Day

Participants in Alcorn State University's Saturday Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program met recently to preview the upcoming year.

Over 200 students, parents, faculty and community leaders attended the program's 2018-2019 Student and Parent Orientation Saturday, Sept. 8 in the Math & Science Building Auditorium. 

Coretta Jackson, interim Title III coordinator at Alcorn assured the parents that their children would receive a wealth of knowledge in the program.

"I believe the parents are the main influence in children's lives," said Jackson. "Our goal is to build a relationship with the child and with the family. As your child develops a sense of trust in us and the program, he or she will learn to separate from you with confidence to accept new knowledge."

Interim President, Dr. Donzell Lee, and partners of the Saturday STEM program also greeted students and parents during the event. The partners were Sheilia McKinnis from Entergy, Helen Hunter from Traceway Community Development Corporation, Jerry Sims from Mr. Sparkle Maintenance Service, LLC, Ty'Quasha Newell from the Alcorn State University Khem Klub, and Georg Dixon from the Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center in Fayette, Mississippi.

For more information about Saturday STEM, contact Mary Trimble, director, at 601-877-6119 or 601-877-6338.