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Alcorn community honors 19th President Alfred Rankins at farewell celebration

Heartfelt testimonials and laughter filled the James L. Bolden Campus Union Ballroom Thursday June 28 as more than 300 members of the Alcorn State University community honored Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr. – the university’s 19th president – during a farewell celebration on the Lorman Campus.

Rankins will begin his service as Commissioner of Higher Education for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning on July 1st.

Office of Counseling Services celebrates Sexual Assault Awareness Month with Denim Day

In honor of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Office of Counseling Services at Alcorn State University recognized the month by spreading awareness.

The Office hosted Denim Day, which is a national initiative that combats sexual assault and violence against women, Wednesday, April 25 in the lobby of the Dr. Clinton Bristow Dining Hall Facility. 

First and Second Year Experience Program announce winners of Sophomore Essay Contest

Two sophomores from Alcorn State University were rewarded for chronicling their journey at the university.

Sarah C. R. Pierre, a St. Martinsville, Louisiana native and MyKaly Stevenson, a Ridgeland, Mississippi native, were rewarded for their essay entries during the University College Second Year Experience Program’s inaugural Sophomore Essay Competition Monday, April 23, 2018. Pierre won first place and won an Alcorn jacket and hat, and Stevenson won second place and won an Alcorn throw.

Alcorn leads HBCUs in Student Satisfaction

According to College Consensus’ first ever ranking of Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Alcorn State University is the leading HBCU in the nation in student satisfaction.

After a deeper dive into the data, it was revealed that the university received a 76.3 Student Consensus rating along with their number seven overall ranking on the website’s Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities list for 2018. Alcorn’s student review score was the highest of all HBCUs on the list.

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