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2011 Spelling Bee by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Beta Delta Omega (BDO) Chapter

Sat., Apr. 30 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Beta Delta Omega (BDO) Chapter is calling all 3-5 graders for its 2011 Spelling Bee from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Jackson Medical Mall Center Stage. First place will receive a cash prize of $200, second place $100, and third place $50. Students from public and private schools […]

11th Annual Worker Memorial Day Rally

Sat., Apr. 30 Join the Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights at the 11th Annual Worker Memorial Day Rally at 10 a.m. on the State Capitol steps as they remember workers who died on the job. For more information, call 662-334-1122 or 888-949-9754.  

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University,

Tues., Apr. 26 Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, a 13 week course, will begin at 7 p.m. at The Church Triumphant, 731 S. Pear Orchard Rd., Suite 43, Ridgeland. Classes are open to the public. Those who register will receive the Financial Peace course packet and materials, a lifetime membership with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, […]

How Alcorn became Alcorn

By Earnest McBride JA Contributing Editor Alcorn State University, founded in 1871, emerged out of the bloodiest conflict ever witnessed by the United States. Without the Civil War and the Union victory, there would be no Alcorn State University as it is known today. Yet, even before the idea of Alcorn ever emerged and nearly a […]

With educators like these, making the dean’s list is a major achievement for Alcorn students

Dr. Blanche Sanders, Dean, University Libraries, Assistant Professor B.S., business administration, Alcorn State University; M.S., guidance education, M.S., elementary education, Alcorn State University; MLIS, library and information science, University of Southern Mississippi, and Ph.D. in leadership, Mississippi State UniversityDr. Sanders is dean of University Libraries. She specializes in archives administration.  She has been employed at the J. […]

The Jackson Advocate salutes Alcorn State

Alcorn State recognized 86 President’s and 362 Dean’s Scholars at its 63rd Biannual Honors Convocation

JANS – Congratulations to the 448 students that were recognized at the 63rd Biannual Honors Convocation held on April 5, 2011, in the James L. Bolden Campus Union Ballroom. For the fall 2010 semester, 86 students were awarded honors as President’s Scholars and 362 students as Dean’s Scholars.Dr. Thomas C. Sturgis, director of Honors Curriculum and […]


JANS – Moved to motivate others, Tuandria Smith stepped out of her comfort zone — and into a crown.Often, when students compete to be the campus queen, they get at least a little nervous. But Tuandria Smith kept her cool throughout the process. “I was going to run for Student Government Association president,” says the senior […]

Sharing the spotlight

Two Russian siblings, both talented musicians, are pursuing their dreams far from home.Coming to America to study had always been a dream of Anton and Vera Zholondz, a brother and sister from Voronezh, Russia, who have played violin since age four. About three years ago, scholarships from Alcorn’s Fine Arts Department made their dreams come […]

Finding his way: Alcorn State SGA President

JANS – SGA President Corey Cooper is discovering his true potential at Alcorn — and helping others do the same.Corey Cooper knew he would attend Alcorn State University. Both his parents, Gary L. Cooper ’84 and Arlean Jean Davis Cooper ’84, are Alcornites, so Corey grew up “beneath the shade of giant trees.” What he didn’t […]