Alcorn State mourns the passing of students James Carr and Tahir Fitzhugh

The passing of a student deeply affects the entire Alcorn family and is especially difficult and heart breaking. Alcorn State University faculty, staff, students and alumni are deeply mourning the passing of student scholars James Carr, a 22-year-old freshman from Itta Bena, Mississippi and Tahir Fitzhugh, a 20-year-old junior from Brookhaven, Pennsylvania.

Alcorn President Dr. Felecia M. Nave, extends her personal expressions of sympathy and condolences to the Carr and Fitzhugh families. 

“Alcorn is more than a university, we are a family. Today, we lost two dear members of our beloved Brave Family. There are no words to help ease the pain that has befallen our campus. We know time heals all wounds and take comfort in the fact that through time, prayer and being there for each other, we will be able to celebrate and honor James and Tahir's memory. I want the Carr and Fitzhugh families, friends and loved ones to know that the deepest and most heartfelt sympathies and prayers of Alcorn State University are with them at this time.”

Individual and group counseling services are available to students, faculty, and staff through the university’s Office of Counseling Services. Additionally, the below list of services is also available.

Alcorn State University Counseling Services

(601) 877-6230

Alcorn State University Health & Disability Services

(601) 877-6460

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1 (800) 273-8255

Southwest MS Mental Health Complex

(601) 684-2173

Warren-Yazoo Behavioral Health Services

(601) 638-0031

More information regarding memorial services and funeral arrangements will be released once confirmed.