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Alcorn to host virtual celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
WJTV
January 15, 2021
A celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will take place on Alcorn State University’s website to honor the civil rights icon’s legacy. The program’s theme is “By All Means Keep Moving: Progressive Leadership in Perilous Times.”

Alcorn State, Mississippi Valley State football coaches praise lawmakers for flag change
Clarion-Ledger
January 14, 2021
Alcorn State will always recruit Mississippi first as long as McNair is in charge, the coach said. Flying a flag that the school's many Mississippi natives can be proud of on game day is huge.

Just Among Friends
The Neshoba Democrat

January 13, 2021
A freshman at Alcorn State University, Mia Hudson completed her first semester with a 4.0 GPA. She displayed self-discipline and studied hard to achieve this awesome accomplishment. Her mother, Pam Gibson Hudson, is an alum of Alcorn State and both proudly wear the university’s colors! Congratulations!

AOI's Adcock brings a bit of levity to her English lessons
Vicksburg Post
January 11, 2021
In 2011, she earned a master's in education from Alcorn State University. Adcock is a finalist in Vicksburg-Warren Chamber of Commerce's Educator of the Year award.

Alcorn's Chris Blair Signs With NFL Playoff Team
HBCU Gameday
January 9, 2021
After putting together a season in which he was one of the top big-play threats in the nation, Chris Blair is set to continue his career at the next level after signing with the Green Bay Packers today.

A Fairy Godmother for Once-Overlooked Colleges
Inside Higher Ed
January 4, 2021
Soon after her announcement, college after college across the country, urban and rural both, issued press releases reporting "historic," "transformational" or "unprecedented" gifts from Scott.

For These Colleges, MacKenzie Scott's Hundreds of Millions in Gifts Means 'the Space to Dream'
The Chronicle of Higher Education
December 29, 2020
Nave also expects the gift to energize faculty and staff members around ideas for the university’s future. Already, she said, donations have increased from alumni and corporate donors, reflecting that excitement.

Alcorn State gets generous donation
Natchez Democrat
December 23, 2020
Alcorn State University announced recently it had received a monetary gift “more than double the size” of the school's current endowment.

During this season of giving two MS HBCUs receive hefty donations from philanthropist
The Mississippi Link
December 23, 2020
“A significant number of Alcorn’s students are the first in their families to attend college and Ms. Scott’s pivotal gift in these uncertain times will help ensure that students have access to a life-changing education.”

Alcorn State University announces the largest single gift in the School’s history
Yahoo Finance
December 22, 2020
“This gift is truly transformational, and we are humbled by Ms. Scott’s overwhelming generosity,” said Alcorn President Felecia M. Nave. “The gift will allow the University to enhance its academic offerings and make critical investments to strengthen Alcorn’s mission as the nation’s first public, historically Black, land-grant university.”

Alcorn State University announces the largest single gift in the School's history
GlobeNewswire
December 22, 2020
Alcorn State University has received a $25 million gift from American philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott.

Alcorn State announces the largest single gift in its history
The Daily Leader
December 22, 2020
Alcorn State University has received a $25 million gift from American philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott. This gift marks the largest gift from a single donor in the university’s 150-year history.

New Presidents or Provosts: Alcorn State U, Buena Vista U, California State U-Channel Islands ...
Inside Higher Ed
December 22, 2020
Ontario Wooden, associate vice chancellor for student success and academic outreach at North Carolina Central University, has been chosen as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Alcorn State University, in Mississippi.

Alcorn State University announces the largest single gift in the School's history
Market Screener
December 22, 2020
“This gift is truly transformational, and we are humbled by Ms. Scott’s overwhelming generosity,” said Alcorn President Felecia M. Nave. “The gift will allow the University to enhance its academic offerings and make critical investments to strengthen Alcorn’s mission as the nation’s first public, historically Black, land-grant university.”

MacKenzie Scott gives $31M to 2 Mississippi HBCUs
San Francisco Chronicle
December 19, 2020
$25 million donation to Alcorn State University more than doubled the ... “A significant number of Alcorn's students are the first in their families to ...

MacKenzie Scott Gives $31M to 2 Mississippi HBCUs
U.S. News & World Report
December 19, 2020
TWO HISTORICALLY BLACK schools in Mississippi say gifts from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott are the biggest they’ve ever received from a single donor.

MacKenzie Scott commits record donation to seven 1890 universities
Augusta Free Press
December 19, 2020
Seven 1890 land-grant universities are among the more than 300 non-profit entities that writer and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott selected to receive contributions from the multi-billion total she donated this year.

MacKenzie Scott gives $31M to 2 Mississippi HBCUs
SFGate
December 19, 2020
Two historically black schools in Mississippi say gifts from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott are the biggest they’ve ever received from a single donor.

MacKenzie Scott Gives $31M To 2 Mississippi HBCUs

The Associated Press
December 19, 2020
“A significant number of Alcorn’s students are the first in their families to attend college and Ms. Scott’s pivotal gift in these uncertain times will help ensure that students have access to a life-changing education...”

MacKenzie Scott gives $31M to 2 Mississippi HBCUs
WTVA
December 19, 2020
A $25 million donation to Alcorn State University more than doubled the school’s endowment, President Felecia M. Nave said in a news release.

The Least for Those Who Need It Most
The New York Times
December 18, 2020
Alcorn State University, Santa Fe College and West Kentucky Community and Technical College are all working-class colleges. Most of their students ...

The historic MacKenzie Scott gifts to historically Black colleges and others: Which schools got how much
The Washington Post
December 18, 2020
In July and this month, billionaire MacKenzie Scott announced nearly $6 billion in gifts to colleges and various nonprofit and charitable organizations.

The world's richest woman doubled Alcorn's endowment with $25 million donation
Clarksdale Press Register
December 18, 2020
Alcorn State University received the largest gift from a single donor in its history.

Here are the Mississippi HBCUs and nonprofits getting millions from MacKenzie Scott
Raleigh News & Observer
December 17, 2020
Two historically Black colleges in Mississippi are among a long list of institutions to receive million-dollar donations from billionaire author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

Here are the Mississippi HBCUs and nonprofits getting millions from MacKenzie Scott
The Olympian
December 17, 2020
Alcorn State University and Tougaloo College announced their sizable gifts this week, each receiving $25 million and $6 million, respectively.

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott continues season of giving, gifts $9 million to Mississippi Food Network
WLBT
December 17, 2020
She has also gifted both Alcorn State University and Tougaloo College with multi-million dollar donations this week.

Mississippi HBCUs Alcorn State University, Tougaloo College receive historic donations
Jackson Clarion Ledger
December 16, 2020
One of the world's richest women has gifted more than $30 million to two Mississippi Historically Black Colleges and Universities, with both schools calling the donations their largest single donations ever.

Richest Woman In The World Gifts $25M To HBCU
Essence
December 16, 2020
MacKenzie Scott, a novelist and philanthropist, has donated $25M to Mississippi’s Alcorn State University. This is the largest single donation that the HBCU has received in the school’s 149-year history.

Here are the Mississippi HBCUs and nonprofits getting millions from MacKenzie Scott
Charlotte Observer
December 16, 2020
Two historically Black colleges in Mississippi are among a long list of institutions to receive million-dollar donations from billionaire author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

Bowie State And More HBCUs Receive Record-Breaking Donations From Billionaire
Vibe
December 16, 2020
Tugaloo College, Morgan State and Alcorn State University are just a few of the schools to get donations from MacKenzie Scott.

World's richest woman donates $25 million to Mississippi university
Magnolia State Live
December 16, 2020
Alcorn State University received the largest gift from a single donor in its history.

The world’s richest woman doubled Alcorn’s endowment with $25 million donation
Mississippi Today
December 16, 2020
MacKenzie Scott, an author and philanthropist, made a $25 million donation to the university, the school announced on Tuesday.

MacKenzie Scott, the world’s richest woman, gifts $25 million to Alcorn State
MSN.com
December 16, 2020
“This extraordinary gift recognizes the institution’s longstanding commitment to providing access to affordable and equitable educational opportunities,” Nave said.

Alcorn State University announces the largest single gift in the school’s history
WJTV
December 15, 2020
“A significant number of Alcorn’s students are the first in their families to attend college and Ms. Scott’s pivotal gift in these uncertain times will help ensure that students have access to a life-changing education.”

Philanthropist and Bezos’ ex MacKenzie Scott donates $1.7B to HBCUs
Yahoo News
December 15, 2020
Bowie State University, Alcorn State University, Clark Atlanta University, and Morgan State University are some of the recipients of the philanthropist’s nearly $2 billion charity.