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Upgrading the Center of HBCU Life: Alcorn State's Caf Gets Makeover
HBCU Connect
October 2, 2021
Some of the best moments in life have been experienced at HBCU dining halls across the country. Alcorn State University is no exception, and that’s why the recent overhaul of its university dining hall is so significant.

Enterprise-Tocsin (Indianola, MS)
August 15, 2021
Sylvester Tacovy Washington, a recent graduate of Gentry High School Class of 2021, was awarded numerous scholarships which he plans to apply towards his academic studies at Alcorn State University while majoring in Agriculture and Computer Science.

HBCU football preview: Will UAPB contend for a SWAC title in the fall?
HBCU Sports
August 13, 2021
Alcorn State has appeared in six of the last seven SWAC championship games, winning four, and was picked in the SWAC’s predicted order of finish to win the West division.

Alcorn St. set for new season after long layoff
WLBT
August 12, 2021
The 2019 SWAC champions – the last team to win the conference in a regular fall season – are now mere days from making their triumphant return to the football and are ready to jog the memories of those who may have forgotten them.

Delaware State names Alecia Shields-Gadson AD
HBCU Gameday
August 12, 2021
Delaware State University has announced the appointment of Alecia Shields-Gadson as the university’s new Director of Athletics. While at Alcorn State as the Sr. Associate Athletic Director and SWA, Shields-Gadson was a graduate of the NCAA Fellows Leadership Development Program and served on various conference and university committees.

Several HBCU students from Mississippi chosen for White House HBCU program
Jackson Clarion Ledger
August 3, 2021
“The HBCU Scholars announced today all have demonstrated remarkable dedication to their learning and exemplify the talent that our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities have nurtured for generations,” Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said. Kalon Johnson from Pickens and Iyunola Owoyemi from Ekiti, Nigeria attend Alcorn State University in Lorman.

White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities Announces 2021 HBCU Scholars
U.S. Department of Education USA
August 3, 2021
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Initiative) today announced its eighth cohort of HBCU Scholars. This program recognizes 86 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, civic engagement and much more.

Nursing students at Mississippi schools to benefit from Amerigroup scholarships
WLBT
July 29, 2021
The company says $100,000 of its Rural Health Scholarship fund will be given to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, $75,000 to Alcorn State.... Students interested in applying for this scholarship must be native Mississippians who commit to practicing in rural market areas for a minimum of two years post-graduation to UMMC and three years at JSU and Alcorn.

J.B. Martin named USDA-NRCS deputy state conservationist for Texas
Cleburne Times-Review
July 9, 2021
J.B. Martin, conservation agronomist at the Central National Technical Support Center for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Fort Worth... has been named the deputy state conservationist for the USDA NRCS in Temple. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural economics from Alcorn State University.

Alcorn State ranked 21st in preseason poll
WBLT
July 8, 2021
The Alcorn State University football program received love from the voters at HERO Sports as it landed at number 21 in the preseason edition of the website’s Preseason Top 25 Poll. Coach McNair’s squad is the only SWAC representative to crack the initial rankings with Alabama A&M and newcomer Florida A&M each in the receiving votes category.

‘We are breaking the glass ceiling’: Penny Jones becomes first female police chief in Vicksburg
WBLT
July 6, 2021
Penny Jones is now the first female police chief at the Vicksburg Police Department. She was recommended by Mayor George Flaggs last week and the Vicksburg Board of Aldermen voted to confirm the nomination.

Penny Jones named Vicksburg's first female Chief of Police
Vicksburg Post
June 29, 2021
She has a bachelor of science in liberal arts and a master of science in criminal justice, both from Alcorn State University.

Cosby appointed as new NRCS chief
Kemper County Messenger
June 24, 2021
Cosby holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Education from Alcorn State University, the first black land grant college established in the United States, and resides in Ohio with his wife Brenda and their four children.

America's Oldest Public Historically Black Land-Grant College Turns 150
AP News
June 23, 2021
“For 150 years, Alcornites have figured out how to excel and defy odds while remaining humble and supportive of one another,” said Dr. Felecia M. Nave, Alcorn’s 20th and first female president. “We have learned how to bring people along, ensuring our success is a shared success, and how to choose courage for the sake of impact, even when courage means we aren’t taking the easy route.”

America's Oldest Public Historically Black Land-Grant College Turns 150
Yahoo Finance
June 23, 2021
Alcorn State University, the nation’s oldest public historically Black land-grant institution, celebrates 150 years in 2021. Located in Lorman, Mississippi, Alcorn has been defying odds since its founding in 1871. Through excellent education, unparalleled personal development, Division I athletics, and more, Alcorn is a place where students are placed at the center of every decision and positioned to thrive.

America's Oldest Public Historically Black Land-Grant College Turns 150
KTVN-TV (Reno, NV)
June 23, 2021
Located in Lorman, Mississippi, Alcorn has been defying odds since its founding in 1871. Through excellent education, unparalleled personal development, Division I athletics, and more, Alcorn is a place where students are placed at the center of every decision and positioned to thrive.

America's Oldest Public Historically Black Land-Grant College Turns 150
WBOC-TV (Salisbury, MD)
June 23, 2021
Alcorn State University, the nation’s oldest public historically Black land-grant institution, celebrates 150 years in 2021.

Six stars added to Black College Football Hall of Fame
HBCU Gameday
June 23, 2021
The Black College Football Hall of Fame added five players and one coach to their roster of 90 legendary players, coaches, and contributors at induction ceremonies here Saturday.

Exhibit adds HBCU flavor to College Football HOF
HBCU Gameday
June 22, 2021
“First of all, I have to commend the Southern Company for wanting to invest in this kind of display,” said Thomas, who played and coached at Alcorn State University and served as an athletics director at Hampton University prior to becoming MEAC commissioner in 2001. “...This exhibit is what we need. It’s a shot in the arm so that when visitors come to the College Football Hall of Fame, the HBCUs are well represented.”

Dart: Fayette Alderwoman elect enjoys fishing, gardening, walking in spare time
Natchez Democrat
June 19, 2021
As a director of judicial affairs for Alcorn State University, she works with the campus in Lorman and Natchez. She said she does not really come to the Natchez campus at all with her job and can do her work in Lorman. She said her job “It’s like you are home. It is family. You meet a lot of great people, and you get a chance to further your education.”

Cosby ready to continue conservation work as NRCS chief
Farm and Dairy
June 17, 2021
Cosby started with the USDA through the department’s student experience program, while he was still studying at Alcorn State University, in Mississippi.

Billionaire MacKenzie Scott donates $20 million to Mississippi community college
WLBT
June 15, 2021
Last year, Scott, the wealthiest woman in the world, gifted both Alcorn State University and Tougaloo College with multi-million dollar donations.

Black Music Month: HBCU Bands Are The Beating Heart Of The Black College Experience
MadameNoire
June 10, 2021
Grambling University’s World Famed Tiger Marching Band, to Alcorn State’s Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite, it’s the bands that get many fans into—and out of—their seats.

Cargill partners with Alcorn State to make college access more equitable
WJTV
June 8, 2021
The Cargill University THRIVE program will be offered at Alcorn State University. The program is designed to make college life and after college easier for students.

Set your calendar for these must-see FCS matchups this fall
Yahoo Sports
June 8, 2021
If you're looking for one must-see matchup each week in the upcoming FCS college football season, or perhaps, um, 100 this fall, the possibilities seem endless. North Carolina Central vs. Alcorn State (in Atlanta) - The annual MEAC-SWAC Challenge moves up from Labor Day weekend and... Alcorn has won all five previous meetings, most recently in 1976.

Cargill investing $6M to support people of color, women students
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
June 8, 2021
Cargill will provide the $6 million over three years. The universities and associations receiving Thrive funding are the University of Minnesota, Alcorn State University, Tuskegee University, Texas A&M University, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences, and the Association of Latino Professionals for America.

Mississippi’s Black communities turned around COVID rates, now taking on vaccines
Windy City Events
June 3, 2021
Alcorn State University — a historically Black college in southwestern Mississippi — organized a vaccine clinic in partnership with the state health department and county emergency management officials. The clinic drew almost 200 people to each drive-in session and offered walk-up appointments to students and staff members.

Mississippi’s Black communities turned around COVID rates, now taking on vaccines
Chicago Sun-Times
June 2, 2021
The state already had narrowed an outsize gap in incidence and mortality for its Black residents. Now, a push is on to ensure vaccines reach all Mississippians equally.

Mississippi’s Black Communities Turned Around Their Covid Rates. Next Up: Make Strides on Vaccines
Physician's Weekly
June 1, 2021
Located in a rural county with the closest hospitals about 45 minutes away by car, the university has attracted between 160 and 200 Mississippians to each drive-in clinic session. The organizers even made walk-up appointments available to reach students and staff members on campus.

Hometown Heroes: Coach Frank Brown continues to set an example for area youth through his giving, caring nature
Enterprise-Tocsin
June 1, 2021
Brown was recently honored at Alcorn State University in commemoration of his 50th anniversary, recognized as the campus photographer.

Mississippi's Black communities turned around Covid rates. Next up: Vaccines
NBC News
May 31, 2021
In southwestern Mississippi, Alcorn State University, a historically Black school, organized a vaccine clinic in partnership with the state health department and local county emergency management agency.

Mississippi’s Black Communities Turned Around Their Covid Rates. Next Up: Make Strides on Vaccines
Kaiser Health News
May 30, 2021
Alcorn State University — a historically Black college in southwestern Mississippi — organized a vaccine clinic in partnership with the state health department and local county emergency management officials. The clinic drew almost 200 people to each drive-in session and offered walk-up appointments to students and staff members.

Alcorn President among top 50 leaders in higher education
MSN News
May 28, 2021
Nave attributes her success to those who came before her. “This honor goes down with many other achievements that have been reach by Alcorn professionals over its 150-year existence. Alcornites have become synonymous with excellence, and I feel that had it not have been for their success and examples, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

Alcorn President among top 50 leaders in higher education
WBLT
May 28, 2021
The National Diversity’s Council has named Dr. Felecia M. Nave to its 2021 Top 50 Leaders in Higher Education during its virtual 17th annual National Diversity and Leadership Conference.

Ag Commissioner Andy Gipson Hosts Agriculture Technology Roundtable
MageeNews.com
May 22, 2021
Dr. Edmund Buckner, dean and director of Land Grant Programs at Alcorn State University, gave an overview of the research that the university is conducting, specifically in the area of specialty crops to increase yields and the global food supply.

MEAC/SWAC Challenge and Celebration Bowl sign deal with ESPN Events through 2026
The Undefeated
May 19, 2021
This year’s matchup on Aug. 28, at Center Parc Stadium in Atlanta, features North Carolina Central vs. Alcorn State in prime time on ESPN. It will be the first matchup between Alcorn State and N.C. Central, and the fall season also marks the 100th anniversary of football at Alcorn State.

Wicker, Hyde-Smith Mark Alcorn State's 150th Anniversary
Delta Democrat Times
May 19, 2021
“Alcorn’s history is a story that is linked to the history of our state and nation,” WICKER said. “Just as Alcorn’s first president, Hiram Revels, helped to carve a path for Alcorn graduates as the first Black U.S. Senator, I am confident that future Alcorn graduates will help to carve the path for this nation. I offer my compliments on 150 extraordinary years of higher education achievement and success.”

U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Leadership in Natural Resources and Conservation Areas
Hoosier Ag Today
May 19, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday the appointment of... Terry Cosby as Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Cosby holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Education from Alcorn State University, the first Black land grant college established in the United States.

JSU and Alcorn State football getting more national TV coverage
WAPT Jackson
May 18, 2021
Alcorn State will be featured in primetime on ESPN this August in the SWAC/MEAC Challenge against NC Central....

Ole Miss, Alcorn State football openers will be televised in primetime
Vicksburg Post
May 18, 2021
This year's MEAC/SWAC Challenge will be on Aug. 28 and will feature North Carolina Central vs. Alcorn State in primetime on ESPN.

At Alcorn State, the name McNair still reigns supreme
The Undefeated (video)
May 18, 2021
Steve McNair put the school on the map. His brother, Fred is now the head football coach.

4-H teens to bring vital digital skills to more than 50000 adults
AGDAILY
May 17, 2021
In 2021, the program will engage youth through Cooperative Extension at the following land-grant universities: Alcorn State, Arizona State, Arkansas State, Auburn University....

Trinity Jones on the path to earning a bachelor’s degree while managing lupus
L’Observateur (LaPlace, LA)
May 16, 2021
No matter the task, the future Alcorn State University graduate Trinity Jones is prepared to give her best effort. It’s a trait instilled in her by her parents at a young age.

Big Impact and Shattered Glass: The Inauguration of Dr. Felecia M. Nave
Yahoo Finance
May 12, 2021
Nave’s presidency so far has been marked by a series of unprecedented events on state, national, and global levels. Despite those hurdles, she has already made significant strides that make an enormous impact on the university’s vitality and sustainability. “This year has tested our resilience and response. But more notably, it has proven our commitment to the mission and vision of the university,” Nave said.

Big Impact and Shattered Glass: The Inauguration of Dr. Felecia M. Nave
Market Watch
May 12, 2021
Throughout the inauguration events, Nave boldly spoke to the importance of learning from others, sharing your gifts, and always bringing people along for the purpose of making a greater impact. She paid tribute to the many Alcorn alums who have paved the way for her presidency - including Myrlie and Medgar Evers, Katie G. Dorsett, and Commissioner Willie Simmons.

Big Impact and Shattered Glass: The Inauguration of Dr. Felecia M. Nave
AP News
May 12, 2021
Dr. Felecia McInnis Nave was formally inaugurated as Alcorn State University’s 20th president and first female president on April 16, 2021, in Lorman, Mississippi.

Big Impact and Shattered Glass: The Inauguration of Dr. Felecia M. Nave
WBOC (Salisbury, Maryland)
May 12, 2021
“Alcornites have figured out – for 150 years – how to excel and defy odds while remaining humble and supportive of one another; how to bring people along, ensuring our success is a shared success; and how to choose courage for the sake of impact again and again, even when courage means we aren’t taking the easy route,” Nave said.

Big Impact and Shattered Glass: The Inauguration of Dr. Felecia M. Nave
KTVN (Reno, Nevada)
May 12, 2021
She also credited the community for their progress and applauded them for welcoming the first female president at this particular moment in time. “It takes courage to break a ceiling – it also requires a willing community who sees that shattered glass as a new floor and not a mess,” Nave said.

Ed. Dept. issues new guidance on how universities can use relief funds
EdScoop
May 11, 2021
Examples of reengaging students include Blackfeet Community College in Montana’s laptop lending program and Mississippi’s Alcorn State University, where leaders used previous funds to offer academic support online.

U.S. Department of Education Makes Available $36 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Students and Institutions
U.S. Department of Education
May 11, 2021
Examples of institutions using relief funding to retain and reengage students: Alcorn State University (HBCU in Alcorn, Mississippi) used previous relief funds to provide enhanced virtual academic support services.

US-based Ouname swings big and yearns for Olympic glory
botswanaunplugged.com
April 28, 2021
Ouname recalls how she had to convince her parents of her future in sports with her hard work in the golf course, adding that her dedication further saw her earning the Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) elite scholarship where she attained a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Economics at the Alcorn State University in Mississippi.

Charles Edmond, the voice of Alcorn State, talks Braves spring ball, SWAC season, Steve McNair draft memories and fall predictions
WJTV
April 26, 2021
Charles Edmond, the voice of the Alcorn State Braves, joins Noah Newman in studio to discuss a variety of topics including Braves spring ball, SWAC spring season, Steve McNair draft memories and bold predictions for the upcoming fall season.

Jazz downtown: Alcorn Jazz Festival presenting concert in Vicksburg
Vicksburg Post
April 21, 2021
Vicksburg residents will be treated to a concert in the park Friday as part of the 40th annual Alcorn State University Jazz Festival.

Alcorn's Department of Advanced Technologies to host virtual STEM summer camps
Vicksburg Post
April 21, 2021
Alcorn State University's Department of Advanced Technologies is bringing the summer camp experience online this year for its annual AdTech STEM Summer Camp.

President Felecia M. Nave launches Inaugural President Lecture Series at Natchez campus
Natchez Democrat
April 20, 2021
Alcorn State University celebrated the historical inauguration of its first female president Felecia M. Nave by launching a lecture series at their Natchez campus.

Alumna Dr. Felecia M. Nave Becomes Alcorn State University's First Female President
HBCU Buzz
April 19, 2021
Alcorn State University has inaugurated its first female president! Dr. Felicia M. Nave is especially equipped for the job seeing as that she is also an alumna of the HBCU.

College Consensus Publishes Aggregate Ranking of the Best Historically Black Colleges & Universities for 2021
College Consensus
Apr 15, 2021
The nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities are known for providing excellent academics within a supportive and inclusive environment. And that excellence does not end upon graduation. HBCUs are recognized as having some of the strongest alumni networks where graduates continue to invest in the lives of their peers and current HBCU students.

Inaugural events for Alcorn President Felecia M. Nave scheduled for this week
Orange Leader (Texas)
April 14, 2021
Alcorn State University will celebrate the official investiture of its president with a series of events this week. The historic inauguration of Alcorn State University’s 20th President, Felecia M. Nave, will begin Wednesday, April 14, with the Inauguration Celebration on the Yard.

George's New Job Another Way to Honor McNair
Sports Illustrated
April 13, 2021
There are probably any number of reasons behind Eddie George’s decision to become Tennessee State University’s football coach. When it comes to what they accomplished in college, however, McNair’s four seasons at Alcorn State likely represent the best collective performance in the history of those institutions.

Dearing selected as director of Alcorn's upcoming Women's Business Center
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
April 8, 2021
Daye Dearing will serve as the director of the Women’s Business Center (WBC) on Alcorn State University’s campus. Dearing, a Natchez native, began her career at Alcorn in 2005. She became the coordinator of Internships and Grants for the School of Business, where she worked with students to secure internships.

Alcorn program works to assist farmers through soil conservation initiative
Vicksburg Post
April 5, 2021
Beginning April, the Alcorn State University Extension Program’s Small Farmer, Rancher and Veteran Farmer Outreach Project will partner with Waters Agricultural Laboratories in Vicksburg to provide basic soil test kits to farmers.

Dr. Geraldine Young selected as one of UAB School of Nursing's “70 Visionary Leaders”
The Lane Report
March 31, 2021
Frontier Nursing University (FNU) Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Dr. Geraldine Young has been selected as one of 70 Visionary Leaders... whose service in the nursing profession spans over 20 years, joined FNU in the fall of 2019. She holds a doctor of nursing practice from UAB (2010), an MSN from Alcorn State University (2005), and a BSN from the University of Mississippi Medical Center (2001).

Academy Sports, Alcorn State donate water to City of Jackson
WJTV
March 29, 2021
To aid in the water crisis relief effort, Academy Sports + Outdoors teamed up with Alcorn State Athletics to donate about 500 cases of water to the City of Jackson. Student athletes and representatives from Alcorn State assisted with the donation, while Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba received the donation on behalf of the city.

Alcorn's drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site initiative draws exceptional turnout
Vicksburg Post
March 26, 2021
In collaboration with Claiborne County Emergency Management and the Mississippi State Department of Health, the University community opened a COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination site Tuesday, March 23, on Alcorn’s campus.

Intelligent.com Announces Best Nursing Programs for 2021
WFMZ Allentown
March 26, 2021
We evaluated each program on the basis of flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation. Our top picks for the best Nursing program are affordable, respected, and flexible.

Alcorn State opens vaccination site on campus
WJTV
March 23, 2021
Alcorn State University opened an on-campus, drive-thru vaccination site on Tuesday. This is the first vaccination site in Claiborne County. Alcorn State President Felecia Nave said even though the site is on campus, it’s not just for students and faculty. “We know that our community members are not just our neighbors. They’re part of the Alcorn family. For us, that means being there in times of need. That’s why Alcorn State University is doing all it can to assist our greater family in the fight against COVID-19,” explained Nave.

Dearing tapped as director of new Alcorn Women’s Business Center
Natchez Democrat
March 23, 2021
Daye Dearing will serve as the director of the Women’s Business Center (WBC) on Alcorn State University’s campus. “I am honored and excited to lead the efforts of the Women’s Business Center at Alcorn State University,” said Dearing. “I feel inspired by the work of women who currently operate their own business and have the desire of opening a business.”

Dr. Sean Daniels selected as Alcorn’s chairperson for the Department of Fine Arts
Mississippi Link
March 17, 2021
A new leader has been selected to lead Alcorn State University’s Department of Fine Arts to new heights. Sean Daniels began his new role as the Department’s chairperson Feb. 15.

Why is the spotlight on HBCUs? It’s more than just Vice President Kamala Harris
Chicago Tribune
March 16, 2021
Recently, MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, announced more than $4 billion in gifts to minority-serving institutions, including Alcorn State University, Clark Atlanta University, Dillard University, Lincoln University and Morgan State University.

HBCU graduates who scored big in the World of Sports
Louisiana Weekly
March 15, 2021
Willie took classes at Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Alcorn State University) during the baseball off-seasons while starring for his brother Rube’s Chicago American Giants.... He retired in 1936 and was posthumously inducted into Cooperstown in 1996. Bill stayed connected to Alcorn State throughout his life, eventually serving as his alma mater’s baseball coach and dean of men.

Alcorn State, Claiborne County work together to establish vaccination site
Vicksburg Post
March 9, 2021
“It gives the Claiborne County Board of Supervisors great pleasure to partner with Alcorn in providing vaccinations to the citizens of Claiborne County,” said Ratliff. “Alcorn is a resource to the community. The goal is to have a vaccination site that was easily accessible for individuals within our community who otherwise may not have been able to receive the vaccine. Alcorn stepped in to make this dream a reality.”

Alcorn State partners with Claiborne Co. EMA for COVID-19 vaccination site
WJTV
March 9, 2021
Alcorn State University announced a partnership with Claiborne County’s Office of Emergency Management to establish a COVID-19 vaccination site on the university’s campus. A drive-through facility will be available March 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Vaccinations will be given on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Alcorn partners with Claiborne County Office of Emergency Management for COVID-19 vaccine site
Vicksburg News
March 9, 2021
The vaccination site that will be located on the university’s campus is in an effort to substantially increase coronavirus vaccinations.

Felecia Nave
Jackson Free Press
March 9, 2021
Alcorn State University makes history next month when it welcomes Dr. Felecia M. Nave as the first woman and 20th president of her alma mater.

With eye to the future, SBA establishes Women's Business Center
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
March 9, 2021
Mississippi acquired a WBC in September 2020, awarding the grant to Alcorn State University and even more recently in January with the awarding of a second WBC grant to Jackson State University.

3 Black Women Leading The Way In Athletics, HBCU Administration, And Advocacy
USA News Hub
March 8, 2021
“I am privileged and honored to come home and serve my alma mater,” said Nave when her new role was first announced. “We are Alcorn. I am Alcorn, and I hope the students and the university community will see me as a daily reminder of what an Alcorn education can do.”

3 Black Women Leading The Way In Athletics, HBCU Administration And Advocacy
News One
March 8, 2021
Alcorn State University will soon inaugurate the school’s first woman president in its 150 year history. Dr. Felecia M. Nave will serve as the school’s 20th president.

Alcorn State to inaugurate first female president
MSN News
March 7, 2021
Alcorn State University makes history next month when it welcomes Dr. Felecia M. Nave as the first woman and 20th president of her alma mater.

Alcorn State to inaugurate first female president
San Francisco Chronicle
March 6, 2021
Nave's inauguration is set for April 16. It and other events will take place on all three Alcorn campus sites — in Lorman, Vicksburg and Natchez — and be live-streamed.

Alcorn State to Inaugurate First Female President
US News & World Report
March 6, 2021
Alcorn State University makes history next month when it welcomes Dr. Felecia M. Nave as the first woman and 20th president of her alma mater.

Alcorn State to inaugurate first female president
Associated Press
March 6, 2021
Alcorn State University makes history next month when it welcomes Dr. Felecia M. Nave as the first woman and 20th president of her alma mater.

Alcorn State to inaugurate first female president
Washington Times
March 6, 2021
Nave has spent more than 18 years in higher education. She looks to use her ties to the school and her experience, to strengthen programs and establish new initiatives to drive the university forward.

Alcorn State to inaugurate first female president
The Darien Times (Connecticut)
March 6, 2021
Nave has spent more than 18 years in higher education. She looks to use her ties to the school and her experience, to strengthen programs and establish new initiatives to drive the university forward.

Alcorn State to inaugurate first female president
Shelton Herald (Connecticut)
March 6, 2021
Nave replaces Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr. who resigned in 2018 to become commissioner of Higher Education for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. Dr. Donzell Lee has been serving as Alcorn's president in the interim.

Alcorn State to inaugurate first female president
Record Patriot (Michigan)
March 6, 2021
Alcorn State University makes history next month when it welcomes Dr. Felecia M. Nave as the first woman and 20th president of her alma mater.

Alcorn State to inaugurate first female president
Telegraph (Illinois)
March 6, 2021
Nave has spent more than 18 years in higher education. She looks to use her ties to the school and her experience, to strengthen programs and establish new initiatives to drive the university forward.

Alcorn State to inaugurate first female president
Connecticut Post
March 6, 2021
Alcorn State University makes history next month when it welcomes Dr. Felecia M. Nave as the first woman and 20th president of her alma mater.

Alcorn State to inaugurate first female president
Natchez Democrat
March 6, 2021
Nave’s inauguration is set for April 16. It and other events will take place on all three Alcorn campus sites — in Lorman, Vicksburg and Natchez — and be live-streamed.

Alcorn State to inaugurate first female president
Greenwood Commonwealth
March 6, 2021
Alcorn State University makes history next month when it welcomes Dr. Felecia M. Nave as the first woman and 20th president of her alma mater.

Alcorn University to inaugurate first female president
Magnolia State Live
March 5, 2021
The theme of Nave’s commencement will be “Dare to Lead,” and focus on the fulfillment of ambitious dreams. The inauguration will also highlight pioneers in the community. The inauguration and other events will take place on all three campus sites and live-streamed.

Alcorn State University prepares to inaugurate first female president
Vicksburg News
March 4, 2021
The investiture of Dr. Nave marks a pivotal point in Alcorn’s 150-year history. This event is both a celebration of Alcorn’s first female president and an opportunity to honor and salute trailblazers within the Alcorn community who have made impacts within their respective fields.

Alcorn receives grant to continue tobacco-free campus policies
Vicksburg Post
March 4, 2021
Alcorn State University is continuing its push to make the University a tobacco-free campus.

Alcorn State University receives grant for tobacco-free policy
WJTV
March 4, 2021
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation awarded Alcorn State university with a $10,000 grant to begin Tier 2 of the university’s efforts to ban the use of tobacco products on campus. The grant is designed to facilitate the development, implementation, and maintenance of a smoke-free campus. The total funding is $50,000 and is provided in three tiers.

Alcorn State to inaugurate first female president
WLBT
March 4, 2021
Dr. Nave is a second-generation Alcornite and has spent 18-plus years in higher education. She looks to use her ties to the school and her experience, to strengthen programs and establish new initiatives to drive the university forward. “I am Alcorn, and I hope the students and the university community will see me as a daily reminder of what an Alcorn education can do,” said Dr. Nave.

Alcorn State University prepares to inaugurate first female president
Orange Leader (Texas)
March 4, 2021
Dr. Felecia M. Nave, a 1996 Alcorn State University alum, will be inaugurated as her alma mater’s 20th president, and first female president in the university’s history, on Friday, April 16, 2021.

Alcorn’s Women’s Business Center director has been chosen
Vicksburg News
March 1, 2021
Alcorn President Felecia M. Nave is confident in the decision of Daye Dearing to assume the new administrative position, stating, “Ms. Dearing is the ideal professional to lead Alcorn’s Women’s Business Center.”

Program targets women business owners
McComb Enterprise Journal
February 27, 2021
A new program sponsored by Alcorn State University helps guide women through the intricacies of starting and running their own businesses.

NFF Black History Month Q&A with Dennis Thomas
Boxscore
February 25, 2021
MEAC Commissioner and NFF Board Member shares his thoughts on Black History....He played center at Alcorn State on the 1970 SWAC Championship Team and twice earned Pittsburgh Courier First Team All-America honors (1972, 1973). The first and only offensive lineman in SWAC history to earn SWAC Offensive MVP honors.

40 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Athletes in College
Men's Health
February 24, 2021
Did you know the late actor played basketball in college? The Oscar-nominated star was on the Division I basketball team at Alcorn State from 1983 until 1984.

$15000 music grant awarded to Alcorn State University
WJTV
February 23, 2021
On Tuesday, U.S. Representative Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) announced the National Endowment for the Arts awarded a $15,000 music grant to Alcorn State University. The award will support musical performances and educational workshops at the Alcorn State University Jazz Festival, which is multi-day festival on campus.

From Covid aid to record donations: Influx of funding helps keep HBCUs' doors open
NBC News
February 19, 2021
Virginia State University in Petersburg got $30 million. Bowie State University in Maryland and Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi, got $25 million each.

Steve “Air” McNair” Should Be Celebrating His 48th Birthday Today
The Shadow League
February 14, 2021
Happy Birthday up in heaven to a Black quarterback who helped paved the way for the stars of today.

Sports World Pays Tribute To Legendary QB Steve McNair
The Spun
February 14, 2021
McNair is rightfully celebrated as one of the most electric and influential quarterbacks to play the game. He became the first African-American quarterback to win the NFL MVP award when he was crowned in 2003 with the Tennessee Titans.

Meet the 3 Women Making History in NASCAR’s Daytona 500 Race
People
February 12, 2021
O'Leary, a previous softball player at Alcorn State University, also never imagined herself as a pit crew member for NASCAR, but she has been a tire changer for the organization for five years now. She says the best part of the experience has been making a difference for young women and girls.

Ag Commissioner Gipson Announces Promotional Partnership Between MDAC, Alcorn State University
Delta Democrat Times
February 10, 2021
“We’re excited to have Alcorn State University as the first university represented on our Bureau of Regulatory Services inspection stickers, which will be seen at various businesses across the state,” said Commissioner Gipson.

Ag Commissioner announces promotional partnership between MDAC, Alcorn State
WJTV
February 10, 2021
On Tuesday, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson announced the promotional partnership between the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) and Alcorn State University.

Alcorn's Department of Fine Arts receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts
WJTV
February 8, 2021
Alcorn State University’s Department of Fine Arts received funding from The National Endowment for the Arts. The organization rewarded Alcorn with a $15,000 grant Thursday, February 4.

Back In The Day: HBCU grads distinguish themselves
Philadelphia Tribune
February 6, 2021
But it was during the civil rights movement when I really understood the power of HBCUs. That’s when I realized the educational background of our Black leaders of those times. For instance: Martin Luther King Jr., Morehouse College... civil rights activist Medgar Evers, Alcorn State University.

World's richest woman donates $4 billion to colleges and NGOs
Revista Ensino Superior
February 4, 2021
Mackenzie Scott announced in mid-December that she had given more than $4.1 billion in grants over the past four months to 384 organizations, including 35 colleges that she described as providing “education for historically marginalized and underserved people” - mainly community colleges, institutions historically black and institutions.

Alcorn State University, Tougaloo College joins Google readiness program
WLBT
January 28, 2021
Google announced Thursday that 20 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are joining its career readiness program, including two in Mississippi: Alcorn State University and Tougaloo College.

Tougaloo College, Alcorn State gain partnerships with Google, Thurgood Marshall College Fund
WJTV
January 28, 2021
Google announced 16 new schools are joining its Grow with Google HBCU Career Readiness Program, including Alcorn State University and Tougaloo College. Through a $1 million investment in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the program provides digital skills workshops in HBCU career centers to help Black students prepare for the workforce.

University Partners with MSU to Advance Pharmacy Education
Ole Miss News
January 26, 2021
Jackson State University, Alcorn State University, Tougaloo College and Millsaps College are also part of the Preferred Admission Program. Admitted students will be on the School of Pharmacy’s standard graduation track....

Rising baseball star wants to be an inspiration
Florida Courier
January 24, 2021
Pensacola’s own Brandon Rembert, 22, is a rising baseball star at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. He already has a bachelor’s degree in general studies and is pursuing a master’s degree in athletic administration and coaching.

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.