Jackson State University Student Success Awarded $9 Million for seven U.S. Department of Education Grants

Jackson, Mississippi – The Office of Postsecondary Education at the United States Department of Education recently awarded the Jackson State University Student Success unit more than $9 million in grants for six new programs and one continuing program to serve low-income first-generation middle school, high school and college students. The programs align with the university’s…

JSU President Hudson Recognized as a Top CEO by Mississippi Business Journal

Jackson, Mississippi – Jackson State University President Thomas K. Hudson, J.D. has been selected as a 2023 Top CEO by the Mississippi Business Journal. The distinguished cohort of 23 leaders were honored today at an awards ceremony held in Jackson, Miss. “I am humbled to receive this honor from the Mississippi Business Journal and to…

JSU College of Business MBA students among the first NBMBA Association Scholarship Cohort

Jackson, Mississippi – Two graduate students from Jackson State University’s College of Business(COB) were selected to represent the university at the 45th annual National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) conference. Tyra McCormick and Aaron Bailey attended the 2022 conference held in Atlanta as members of the association’s first HBCU Student Scholarship Cohort. “Our MBA program is…

Education and Civil Rights: Global Teaching Project’s Advanced STEM Access Program brings students to JSU for MLK weekend

Jackson, Mississippi – Jackson State University and the Margaret Walker Center hosted approximately 200 high school students and educators from rural Mississippi during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday weekend as part of the Global Teaching Project’s Advanced STEM Access Program. The students, who are studying AP Biology, AP Physics, and AP Computer Science…

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Jackson State University Among Best Online Programs

Jackson, Mississippi – Jackson State University has been ranked among the 2023 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report. JSUOnline offers undergraduate programs in business administration, history, childcare and family education, criminal justice, healthcare administration, professional interdisciplinary studies, and technology with a concentration in emergency management. “It is an honor to have…

Sallie Mae Announces 10 Nationwide Recipients of Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students

Recipients Receive $10,000 Each to Pursue Graduate Degrees to Advance Social Justice and Support their Local Communities January 24, 2023 11:15 AM Eastern Standard Time NEWARK, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sallie Mae, through its charitable arm The Sallie Mae Fund, Inc. today announced the recipients of its Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students. The scholarship, in partnership…

Kristin Richards appointed director of the Bachelor of Social Work Program

Jackson, Mississippi – Jackson State University’s School of Social Work appoints Kristin Richards, Ph.D. as director of the Bachelor of Social Work program (BSW). She most recently served as associate vice president of Future Energy Solutions in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. “Dr. Richards puts student-learning first and has added value to our Division of Social Work…

Roderick Little named HBCU Band Director of the Year

Jackson, Mississippi – Jackson State University’s Sonic Boom of the South (SBOTS) Band Director Roderick Little, Ph.D., has been named 2022 HBCU band director of the year by Best American Craftsman (B.A.C.) Musical Instruments. The manufacturing company held its inaugural Greatest of All Times (G.O.A.T.) Awards Ceremony in December at a Chicago venue, making Little the first…

Terrell Brown appointed director of the JSU Master of Social Work Program

Jackson, Mississippi – The Jackson State University (JSU) School of Social Work has named Terrell Brown, Ph.D.,director of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program. Brown is a tenured associate professor in the College of Health Sciences. “Dr. Brown has proven to be a strong and dedicated leader who demonstrates student centeredness and support for…

JSU receives $25,000 endowment honoring memory of IHL board member

Jackson, Mississippi – Jackson State University is pleased to receive a $25,000 Karen Cummins Memorial Endowment in memory of the life of Cummins, a board member for the Institutions of Higher Learning, who passed away in 2017. Then Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant appointed Cummins to the state College Board in 2012. “Scholarships provide life-changing educational…

Jackson State University recognized for two top U.S. programs; top Mississippi institution by Intelligent.com

Higher education resource guide releases the best institutions for 2023 JACKSON, Mississippi – Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for program rankings and higher education planning, has included Jackson State University (JSU) to its list of the Best Colleges in Mississippi in 2023. The research identifies top schools in the state based on tuition fees, credit requirements,…

Jackson State University is No. 1 HBCU in Mississippi, according to latest ranking

Jackson State University is ranked the No. 1 HBCU in Mississippi, according to the academic research company UniversityHQ.org. JSU surpassed five state HBCUs based on ranking criteria that included accreditation, tuition rates, retention rates, graduation rates, degrees offered and more. With nearly 7,000 students, JSU is one of the most prominent HBCUs in the nation,…

JSU civil engineering major Joseph Thedford selected as national recipient of the Sallie Mae Bridging the Dream $10,000 scholarship

(Jackson, Miss) — Jackson State University freshman civil engineering major Joseph Thedford recently was selected out of more than 1,000 applications as one of 25 recipients of the $10,000 Bridging the Dream scholarship, sponsored by Sallie Mae in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. “As a recipient of the Bridging the Dream Scholarship for…

Jackson State University students embrace opportunity to visit Mississippi Emergency Management Agency through Project FAST

(Jackson, Miss) — Jackson State University (JSU) students recently embraced an opportunity to tour the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) facilities through the Target Infusion Project: Females Advancing Science and Technology (Project FAST). Led by Dawn Bishop McLin, Ph.D., professor of psychology, seven students visited MEMA, where they learned about a possible career path in emergency management….

Award-winning Journalist Roland Martin Named JSU 2022 Fall Commencement Speaker

JACKSON, Miss. – Jackson State University is pleased to announce award-winning journalist Roland S. Martin as the commencement speaker for the ceremony on Friday, December 9th at 10 a.m. CT in the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center. Martin is the host and managing editor of #RolandMartinUnfiltered, the first daily online show in history…

Jackson State University partners with PENN Entertainment in expansion of STEM scholarship program, company dedicating more than $4 million to HBCUs

(Jackson, Miss) — Jackson State University is partnering with PENN Entertainment, which is dedicating more than $4 million over five years to fund STEM scholarships with HBCUs like JSU and create internship opportunities for students. “The generosity of PENN Entertainment will aid in our mission of offering students a world-class, affordable education. This scholarship will…

EPA Director visits JSU for roundtable discussion on water crisis, fourth visit to Jackson

Jackson State University hosted Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan and Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba during a round table discussion with state and local community leaders as they provided updates on the looming Jackson water crisis. “When institutions of learning struggle to meet basic needs, the impact spreads well beyond dollars, learning outcomes are affected, student retention…

Drumming to a New Heartbeat: JSU Department of Music Awarded $50,000 for cardiovascular study through African-influenced arts

The Jackson State University Department of Music is bringing African dance and music to the community through a $50,000 grant funded by the Mississippi Department of Health via the Jackson Heart Study. The grant comes from the proposal of demonstration projects sought after by the MSDH that would address health disparities in underrepresented communities. The…