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Alcorn State University welcomes Dr. Felecia M. Nave as the 20th President

ALCORN, MS – In April, the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning announced the unanimous decision to name Dr. Felecia M. Nave as the President of Alcorn State University. Dr. Nave currently served as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C. “Dr. Nave has… Continue reading Alcorn State University welcomes Dr. Felecia M. Nave as the 20th President

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Jackson State ‘Significantly’ Reduces Out-Of-State Fees to $500 Per Semester Starting in Fall 2019

JACKSON, MS – Jackson State University’s out-of-state fees will be “significantly reduced” to $500 per semester starting in fall 2019 after approval from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL). Associate Vice President and Dean of Enrollment Management Warren B. Johnson said JSU’s flat fee amounts to $1,000 per year. Previously, the out-of-state fee was… Continue reading Jackson State ‘Significantly’ Reduces Out-Of-State Fees to $500 Per Semester Starting in Fall 2019

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Dr. Carmen J. Walters Named 14th President of Tougaloo College

JACKSON, MS – The Board of Trustees of Tougaloo College is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Carmen J. Walters as the 14th President of the historic institution. As the college celebrates its Sesquicentennial Anniversary and embraces what lies ahead in the new era of higher education, Dr. Walters brings a depth of executive-level… Continue reading Dr. Carmen J. Walters Named 14th President of Tougaloo College

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Tougaloo College Welcomes Two Presidential Candidate Finalists to Campus Feb. 11 and 12

JACKSON, MS – Tougaloo College welcomes two (2) presidential candidate finalists to campus on February 11 and 12. Melva Williams, PhD – Monday, February 11, 2019 Carmen Walters, PhD – Tuesday, February 12, 2019 In a letter written to the Tougaloo College community from Edmond Hughes, Chair of the Presidential Search Committee, the visit purpose… Continue reading Tougaloo College Welcomes Two Presidential Candidate Finalists to Campus Feb. 11 and 12

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GHP awards MVSU Environment Health program with $5,000 grant with the help of an alumnus

ITTA BENA – A Mississippi Valley State University alumnus recently teamed up with his employer to present the institution with a $5,000 grant. According to a press release by the university, Itta Bena native Kortney Haymore, a 2017 graduate of MVSU’s Environmental Health program, currently serves as an industrial hygienist with Gobbell Hays Partners (GHP),… Continue reading GHP awards MVSU Environment Health program with $5,000 grant with the help of an alumnus

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JSU alum establishes $100,000 endowment for first-time college students from Yazoo County

JACKSON, MS – Dr. Annie Rene Harris Slaughter earned three degrees from Jackson State University, and now she established a $100,000 endowment in memory of her mother – also an alum – to help undergraduates pursue their academic dreams at their alma mater. Funds will be matched by Title III, according to a press released… Continue reading JSU alum establishes $100,000 endowment for first-time college students from Yazoo County

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Dr. Elizabeth Evans named MVSU’s Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs

ITTA BENA, MS – Mississippi Valley State University President Dr. Jerryl Briggs has announced Dr. Elizabeth Evans as the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs, according to a press release by the university. Her appointment comes after the sudden death of Dr. Constance Bland, who was the current Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Bland… Continue reading Dr. Elizabeth Evans named MVSU’s Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs

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Jackson State National Alumni Association Launches $5 Million Fundraising Campaign

JACKSON, MS – During Jackson State University’s homecoming pre-game show, the National Alumni Association publicly launch the Millions of Eyes on Excellence Fundraising Campaign with the anticipation of raising $5 million within two years. Jackson State President William B. Bynum, Jr. challenged the alumni to raise $5 million after they collaboratively raised $1 million by… Continue reading Jackson State National Alumni Association Launches $5 Million Fundraising Campaign

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Jackson State among four Mississippi universities to share $20 million, five-year grant from NSF

JACKSON, MS – Jackson State University, a historically black university, located in Jackson, Mississippi is among four Mississippi universities where a $20 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation will spur creative discovery and economic opportunities through Mississippi’s research universities. According to a new release by the University, the state of Mississippi will establish… Continue reading Jackson State among four Mississippi universities to share $20 million, five-year grant from NSF

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PVAMU President Dr. Ruth Simmons to deliver Rust College’s 152nd Commencement Address

HOLY SPRINGS, MS – Rust College’s 152nd Commencement will take place on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Prairie View A&M University’s President Dr. Ruth Simmons will deliver the keynote address. According to a press release from the university, Dr. Ruth Simmons, an accomplished university president with administrative experience in Ivy schools, a women’s university and a… Continue reading PVAMU President Dr. Ruth Simmons to deliver Rust College’s 152nd Commencement Address