Donations to JSU’s Tiger Career Closet help students prepare for professional future

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch partnered with the Mississippi Women Lawyer’s Association to sponsor a professional clothing drive during Women’s History Month. The partnership netted a multitude of women’s business attire and shoes that were donated to the Tiger Career Closet. “The professional clothing drive for JSU students gives us an opportunity…

JSU graduate overcomes familial struggles to receive computer science degree

Jackson native Emerril Green attained his bachelor’s degree from JSU on April 30. He also secured a data analyst position with Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation Freddie Mac. Still, Green acknowledged that his academic journey was not always easy because of unexpected life challenges. Due to the unprecedented winter storm, Green described the beginning of…

JSU Department of Urban and Regional Planning launches student exchange program with UC Berkeley

JACKSON, Miss.- Five Jackson State University Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) doctoral candidates and two faculty members will be traveling to the University of California in Berkeley for the department’s first exchange program. Berneece Herbert, Ph.D., professor and chair for DURP, collaborated with UC Berkeley professor, Matt Kondalf, Ph.D., to make this opportunity…

Dynamic freshmen duo dominates competition in Target HBCU Technology Challenge

(JACKSON, Miss.) — An uncanny passion for programming and college store discounts united Jackson State University (JSU) freshmen Mahlangu Nzuda and Khaylah Rose who recently teamed up to participate in the Target HBCU technology challenge. As part of Target’s Black History month initiative, Target launched a national HBCU technology challenge to provide financial resources to…

Jackson State Names Yolanda Owens Assistant VP of Institutional Advancement

JACKSON, Miss. – Jackson State University(JSU) has selected alumna Yolanda R. Owens as assistant vice president for Institutional Advancement & External Affairs in the Division of Institutional Advancement (DIA). In her roles, she will provide strategic direction for the Department of Alumni and Constituency Relations. Also, she will implement activities, services and communications for alumni…

NASA Postdoctoral Program Seeks Early Career and Senior Scientists for Prestigious Fellowships at Its Locations Across the U.S.

Program offers unique and inspiring environment for fellows to conduct research with leading NASA scientists; apply by July 1 for next application cycle deadline May 02, 2022 10:51 AM Eastern Daylight Time OAK RIDGE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NASA invites both early-career and senior scientists to explore fellowship opportunities in its postdoctoral program and share in NASA’s mission…

Jackson State alum and Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources empowers graduates to boldly carve out their future success

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Proud family, tearful friends, and optimistic graduates gathered in sacred celebration at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium for Jackson State University’s Spring 2022 Undergraduate Commencement this morning, April 30. Thomas K. Hudson, J.D., president, honored the 641 undergraduate students who received their diplomas, imploring them to bask in this moment and be…

President and CEO of TIAA encourages JSU graduates to close minority wealth gap

(JACKSON, Miss.) –The Lee E. Williams Athletic Assembly Center was filled with blue and gold robes as the graduating class of 2022 sat next to the golden class of 1972 at Jackson State University’s Spring 2022 Graduate Commencement Ceremony this morning. Four hundred and fourteen graduate students, which included 34 doctoral graduates, in addition to…

JSU receives $60,000 donation from Enbridge Inc.

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University (JSU) recently received a generous $60,000 donation from Enbridge Inc., North America’s leading energy infrastructure company. The financial investment is slated to be evenly distributed across multiple programs on campus including the College of Business, College of Science, Engineering, and Technology and the JSU Career Service Center. “It is…

Statement from JSU Police Chief Herman Horton

The JSU Department of Public Safety was informed that Kamilah Fipps has been found safe in Richmond, Virginia, as of 1:45 p.m. (CST) today. I’d like to thank the Richmond Police Department and Detective Clarence Key for his diligence during this investigation. With the assistance of our JSU DPS team of investigators, I am sincerely…

Jackson State University professor recognized by Marquis Who’s Who in America

JACKSON, Miss. – Jackson State University’s Professor and Director of Music Education, Ramon Jackson, DMD, was recognized by the Marquis Who’s Who in America. The inclusion is limited to individuals who possess professional integrity, demonstrate outstanding achievements in their respective fields, and have made innumerable contributions to society. “This was a great honor and initial…

COVID-19 vaccines, boosters today: JSU providing free Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and boosters to adults, children ages 12 and up

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University is providing free Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and boosters to students, faculty, staff and community members from noon to 4 p.m. TODAY, April 26, at One University Place, Suite 6, 1100 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39217. Also, the vaccine/booster and regular Pfizer will be available for children ages 12 and up.  The Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive…

As College Acceptances Arrive, Here’s How to You Ask for More Financial Aid

(Black PR Wire) It’s the time of year when students will begin receiving college admissions decisions and financial aid packages. Whether this will be a student’s first time in college or they are navigating the enrollment processes as a current or returning student, the availability of financial aid will likely be a leading consideration for…

Silver Alert Issued for JSU Senior Kamilah Fipps

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety has issued a silver alert for Jackson State University student Kamilah Fipps, 21, a senior from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is five feet, five inches, weighing 130 pounds, with black locks/hair and dark brown eyes. She wears gold metal rimmed glasses. Fipps was last seen on the afternoon of Tuesday,…