World Bank Group Signs MOU with Jackson State University and HBCUs

Will work together to promote more inclusive and sustainable development WASHINGTON, September 23, 2022 —The World Bank Group today signed a new agreement with Jackson State University President Thomas K. Hudson, J.D. and the presidents of five other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that will promote the sharing of knowledge and talent between the…

Love for JSU: Alumna establishes $100K endowed criminal justice scholarship

Jackson State University alumna Jennifer Love recently established the $100,000 Jennifer Love Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Endowed Scholarship at her alma mater. “We are thankful to have alumni like Jennifer, whose generous investment in Jackson State and our criminal justice students will help to empower and transform their higher education futures. Her gift further elevates…

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS, NCRF BLACK COLLEGE EXPO PARTNER TO PROVIDE 6 SCHOLARSHIPS IN 2022 TO BAY AREA STUDENTS ATTENDING HBCUs THIS FALL

DIAMOND BAR, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, September 7, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — National College Resources Foundation and its trademark program Black College Expo has formed a partnership with the Golden State Warriors to support students attending historically black colleges and universities HBCUs. Executive members of the Golden State Warriors attended the annual Oakland Black College Expo this…

ATHLYT Announces Groundbreaking Times Square NIL Deal with Division 1 HBCU

September 08, 2022 01:19 AM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–From the football players to the women’s bowling team, history has been made with a one-of-a-kind name, image, likeness (NIL) deal. Every student-athlete from Grambling State University (GSU), a D1 athletics historically black college/university (HBCU) located in rural Louisiana, has been offered a NIL deal…

JSU offers online B.A. in history, adding to its robust programming

JSU’s Department of History and Philosophy has launched its online Bachelor of Arts in history program for the fall, realizing the University’s strategic goal of having one of the most robust HBCU online degree program offerings for students. “The expansion of online degree programs and courses is important to offer prospective students because of flexibility, accessibility,…

McDonald’s USA Continues Empowering and Supporting Black Community and Cultural Trailblazers through its new Black & Positively Golden “Change Leaders” Program

Interested change leaders can apply starting today through Oct. 9 CHICAGO, Aug. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Calling entrepreneurs, activists and culture shifters. McDonald’s USA today announced the Black & Positively Golden Change Leaders program, an initiative to empower the next group of visionaries who are changing the world, one community at a time. The yearlong…

JSU Division of University Communications Awarded Multiple 2022 dotCOMM Awards

JACKSON, Mississippi — The Division of University Communications at Jackson State University (JSU) is the recipient of four 2022 dotCOMM Awards, an international competition honoring excellence in web creativity and digital communication. The competition spotlights the role of creatives in the dynamic, constantly evolving web. “Jackson State University is honored to be recognized amongst our…

JSU alum Jonas Adams named director at NPR, credits the power of networking

Jackson State University alumnus Jonas Adams was recently appointed director of National Public Radio’s (NPR) flagship show “All Things Considered.” Adams describes the promotion as one of the most rewarding roles he’s had in his career. “It’s a job I really never saw myself doing. I’ve been in radio for 20 years, so when I…

JSU alum named seventh president, second woman, of Huston-Tillotson University

JACKSON, Miss. – Jackson State University (JSU) alumna Melva Williams, Ph.D., was recently appointed seventh president and chief executive officer of Huston-Tillotson University (HT) , becoming only the second woman to serve in this capacity since the university’s inception in 1875. “I am honored and energized to serve as HT’s second female president,” Williams said….

JSU Move-in Day 2022: students, volunteers, and administrators look ahead to the new year

Jackson State University welcomed hundreds of first-time freshmen, transfer, and returning students to campus Aug. 18-20 during the school’s welcome week themed “1400 Things.” The weeklong tradition also invites first-time freshmen and transfer students to engage in events introducing them to the university. “We’re very excited to see lots of families moving in. The “one-stop…

JSU and Mississippi Braves hosting family and friends’ night this weekend

Jackson State University is partnering with the Mississippi Braves for their family and friends’ night at 6:05 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Trustmark Park. The first-time collaboration will also honor the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues. “We are very excited that we are finally in a place where we can actually see this…

JSU faculty and staff to elevate, embrace, and engage for new academic year

JACKSON, Miss. – Jackson State University hosted its 2022 Fall Faculty & Staff Seminar Wednesday, welcoming new and returning faculty and staff and offering words of encouragement ahead of the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year. Student leaders also extended warm greetings, reminding attendees of the impact their presence has on the student experience and to lean…

MSDH News: Dr. Justin Turner of Madison Joins MSDH

JACKSON, Miss. – Justin Turner, M.D., has joined the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) in the role of chief medical officer. Turner is an internal medicine physician and the CEO of Turner Care, LLC. He currently serves on the COVID-19 Task Forces for the Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA) and the City of Jackson….

Jackson State University’s new Disaster Preparedness Certification will help equip next generation of emergency management professionals

JACKSON, Miss. – Jackson State University (JSU) will offer a post-baccalaureate certificate in Disaster Preparedness & Community Resilience Among Vulnerable Populations this fall. The program results from years of multidisciplinary research and collaborative strategic planning between the Department of Psychology and the Department of Civil & Environmental and Industrial Systems & Technology. The community-oriented curriculum…

JSU Day of Giving surpasses $500K goal, and still counting

JACKSON, Miss. –Jackson State University exceeded its $500,000 fundraising goal during its annual Day of Giving event on Friday, July 29. This year’s virtual program was themed “1877: For Thee Culture” and hosted by alumna Chelle B, on-air personality, and alumnus Mark Henderson, Ph.D., JSU theatre professor and coordinator of speech communication. “Giving back to…

Jackson State University Welcomes Cohort 19 of the Executive Ph.D. in Urban Higher Education Program

JACKSON, Miss. – This fall, the Jackson State University College of Education and Human Development welcomes the 19th cohort to the Executive Ph.D. in Urban Higher Educationprogram. The dynamic group of 17 working professionals will participate in a rigorous two-year research program to assume senior leadership roles in post-secondary institutions. “Admittance into the Jackson State…