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JANS – Student-athlete Jadtrl Christina Heard ’12 will be honored as a finalist for the 2011 Arthur Ashe Sports Scholars Award.Heard, a junior radiation health physics and homeland security GIS major, will be acknowledged in the Arthur Ashe edition of Diverse Issues of Higher Education in April.Head Women’s Soccer Coach Christie Chambers-Brandon nominated Heard for the […]

Alex Haley, student of Alcorn State

One of America’s most renowned authors, Alex Haley, attended Alcorn State University. He enrolled at the age of 15 and remained two years before returning home to Henning, TN. His father, surely disappointed, felt that Alex needed discipline and growth and convinced him to enlist in the military when he turned 18. On May 24, […]

Rep. Alyce G. Clarke visits her Alcorn State University

One of Alcorn State University’s shining examples of how a quality education can nurture a stronger community is Rep. Alyce G. Clarke (shown touring her alma mater). After a long career as a nutritionist, in 1985 she took health advocacy to a whole new level as the first black female in the Mississippi House of […]

Matt Thomas: ASU’s #1 fan

Pictured (l-r) are members of the Jackson Redevelopment Authority Board of Commissioners: H.A. Whittington Jr., Gregory P. Green, Matt W. Thomas, Benita D. Burt, Bishop Ronnie C. Crudup and Brian T. Ferelon. JANS –- If Alcorn State University had a #1 fan award it would go to Matthew “Matt” W. Thomas, Jr., a 1964 graduate. […]

Planting seeds for the future

Zelmarine Murphy, a 1966 graduate of Alcorn State University, is doing her part to make sure there are future generations of Alcornites.

Larry Jenkins following the ASU path of service

JANS – Larry Jenkins, a 1978 graduate of Alcorn State University, began his career at East Marion High School in Columbia, Mississippi.  After two and a half years as an educator, he joined ExxonMobil, where he has been employed for 30 years. Of his Alcorn experience, Larry says, “It taught me the importance of hard work […]

Detroit ASU Alumni Chapter building brighter futures

JANS – Since its inception in 1947, the Detroit Alumni Chapter has been very active in supporting Alcorn State through its generous contributions and active participation in the National Alumni Association. Beginning in the year 2000, the Detroit Alumni Chapter has sponsored 31 $250 book allowance scholarships to assist students from the state of Michigan.The […]

Medgar Evers and Myrlie Beasley began their life together at Alcorn

JANS — Love is always in the air at Alcorn State University. One of America’s most famous couples who met there were Medgar Evers of Decatur, MS, and Myrlie Beasley of Vicksburg, MS. The year was 1950. Medgar was a star athlete and president of the junior class and Myrlie, an incoming freshman, enjoyed her […]

Alcorn Chicago Chapter ranks among the best

JANS – Alcorn State University National Alumni Association recently held its 2011 Mid Winter Conference in Oak Brook, IL. The Alcorn A & M College Club was organized in March of 1919 at the home of Dr. R.C. Chatman at 4521 S. Vincennes Avenue in the Windy City. The club was incorporated in 1930.  The […]

Alcornites for Change: Forward Ever; Backwards Never

JANS – The Alcorn State University Family extends thanks to Dr. Grady Jordan, president, Chicago Alumni Chapter; Bernice Wayne Maxwell, conference chairperson, and all the members of the Chicago Alumni Chapter for hosting the 34th Annual Mid-Winter Conference in Oak Brook, Illinois, February 24-27, 2011. The conference was a huge success!Several Alcorn graduates facilitated exciting […]