Casual clothing brand Dockers ‘Recognizes’ Jackson State University band director Little in inspirational storytelling series

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Dr. Roderick Little, director of bands at Jackson State University, is currently featured in the Dockers brand storytelling series “Recognize.” Launched in honor of Black History Month, and extending beyond, Recognize is “about celebrating inspiring community members, contributors and influencers making a difference with their distinct perspectives, style and commitment to finding…

New associate VP for Business/Finance at Jackson State University has served over 18 years in public, private sectors

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Misti A. Munroe is the new associate vice president for Business and Finance at Jackson State University. She will report to Vice President/Chief Financial Officer Howard Brown, who expressed confidence in her experience in the public and private sectors, with emphasis in finance, portfolio management, banking and alternative investments.  “I’m very excited…

SOUTHERN LACED TAKES FIVE WITH OMEGIA

SL: Tell us about yourself. How did you get into creative writing? OK: My creative writing started at a very young age. I come from a large family and I used to sit under the dinning room table and make up stories about my family. My Star Wars action figures had scripts that had nothing…

RENEE RAMORE HAIR CARE BRINGS SCIENCE TO HAIR FOR WOMEN OF COLOR

Celebrity Chicago Hairstylist Launches New Coconut Infused Hair Care System For All Hair Types (Black PR Wire) Celebrity hairstylist Tacara Renee Hammons, recognized as Tacara Renee in the beauty industry and CEO of Renee Ramore Hair Care today launches a new coconut-infused, three-part hair care system that richly hydrates without affecting the unique curly hair…

Jackson State University names Alonda Thomas associate vice president of University Communications

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Alonda Thomas is the new associate vice president for University Communications and chief communications officer at Jackson State University, effective July 6. Recently named one of PRWeek’s Women to Watch and PRNews’ Top Women in PR, Thomas will be responsible for brand and reputation management, marketing, media relations and strategic communications. “I’m…

Honors Student Services director at JSU wins national advisor of year honor

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Dr. Pamala Heard, a director of Honors Student Services and Activities at Jackson State University, has been selected as the 2021 Laura Taddeucci Downs National Advisor of the Year by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. After a rigorous selection process, Heard was chosen from a pool of more than 300 higher…

Recent political elections propel Jackson State University alums to leadership positions

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Several Jackson State University alums have reason to celebrate after winning their campaigns for political seats throughout Mississippi on June 8. Melanie Townsend-Blackmon was elected mayor of Drew, Mississippi. Brian Grizzell was elected to the Jackson City Council, replacing outgoing councilman De’Keither Stamps’ seat. Grizzell will oversee the Highway 80 corridor, which…

MAX 94.1 FM WYAD’s hosts its second virtual awards ceremony for its 7th Anniversary in September

With the world forever changed since the Coronavirus Pandemic, MAX WYAD 94.1 FM is once again adapting by hosting its Anniversary event as an online celebration. On Saturday, September 11th @ 4p.m. central/5p.m. eastern media personality Cyrus Webb will host the event on the station’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wyad941fm/, interviewing the station’s management and discussing what the station hopes…

Tweet about JSU’s Golden Class of 1970 tragedy, commencement goes viral and sparks convo among thousands, reaches millions

(JACKSON, Miss.) — One tweet. One tweet about Jackson State University’s Golden Class of 1970 has gone viral on Twitter, the microblogging and social networking platform, receiving over 9,000 likes, 2,300 retweets and 5 million-plus impressions (views). On Saturday, May 15, the tweet was posted during the Golden Class of 1970’s commencement ceremony and the 51st…

Jackson State University student is denied then accepted into dream graduate program

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Statistically, there are approximately 3.1 percent black occupational therapists in the U.S., according to the American Occupational Therapy Association’s 2015 Salary & Workforce Survey. Brandon Franklin, a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, plans to change that soon. On Saturday, May 8, 2021, Franklin graduated from Jackson State University with a bachelor’s degree in Health,…

NSF provides Jackson State University $150,000 grant to improve diagnosis, develop cancer therapy using artificial intelligence

(JACKSON, Miss.) — The National Science Foundation has awarded Jackson State University a $150,000 research grant to implement machine learning/artificial intelligence for potentially improving cancer treatment and survival. The project is being led by Dr. Jian-Ge Zhou, an assistant professor in JSU’s Department of Chemistry, Physics and Atmospheric Sciences. His study of light emissions could…

After earning his bachelor’s, Jackson State engineering honor student will enter Columbia University’s graduate school, aims to continue life-saving research

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Hezekiah Williams will earn his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering this weekend after arriving at Jackson State University as a transfer student from a community college, racking up numerous awards and honor society inductions along the way. His next stop? A fully funded master’s program at Columbia University in New York City….

Jackson State’s $470,000 Homeland Security award aims to increase awareness of natural disasters through emerging technology

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University is the recipient of a Department of Homeland Security Scientific Leadership Award totaling $470,000. Funds will be used for a collaborative interdisciplinary effort to integrate Emergency Management Technology and meteorology in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) In addition, the award will help form a partnership with Copiah-Lincoln Community…

$469,000 Homeland Security grant to Jackson State will help target minorities for careers in emergency management, disaster preparedness

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University has been awarded a $469,000 interdisciplinary grant from the Department of Homeland Security to prepare underrepresented undergraduate minority students to successfully enter graduate programs or careers in emergency management and/or disaster preparedness, with a STEM emphasis. The Homeland initiative is called the Community Resilience Engaging Advanced Training and Education (C.R.E.A.T.E.). It involves fields…