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    LaMonte Pierce Discuss a problem. Or solve one. LaMonte Pierce patented a revolutionary drinking straw at JSU. Judge Carlton W. Reeves United States District Judge Carlton W. Reeves, a native of Yazoo City, Mississippi, assumed office on Dec. 30, 2010. Reeves was nominated by President Barack Obama. Rita Brent Jackson State University alumna Rita BrentREAD MORE
  • JSU alum and traveling man is living his dream

    JSU alum and traveling man is living his dream

    By MARIO NICHOLS AND RACHEL JAMES-TERRY Charles Rush has lived in places like the Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, South Africa, West Africa and Europe. This list does not even skim the surface of destinations he’s touched. An ’89 graduate of Jackson State University, Rush initially wanted to be a news broadcaster. However, after graduating withREAD MORE
  • Bloodied witness unsuccessfully aided mortally wounded Gibbs

    Bloodied witness unsuccessfully aided mortally wounded Gibbs

    By L.A. WARREN “Why did you shoot them?” asked Gregory Antoine, a student at Jackson State College in 1970 who witnessed, immediately approached and questioned local and state police after they unleashed a hail of gunfire that killed two unarmed students and injured a dozen others. Dr. Antoine, a 1972 graduate of Jackson State andREAD MORE
  • JSU Love

    JSU Love

    Alumni who met and fell in love on campus “WE MET IN THE QUEUE OF THE B.F. ROBERTS DINING HALL IN DECEMBER OF 1968.” “Just as you cannot think of Napa Valley without thinking of wine, you cannot think of us without thinking of JSU. We met in the queue of the B.F. Roberts DiningREAD MORE
  • Alumni Notes

    Vanessa Hall-Harper is District 1 Councilor in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is also the program manager for the Tulsa Health Department’s Healthy Living Program and an adjunct professor at Tulsa Community College in the political science department. Hall-Harper earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science/pre-law in 1993 from JSU. She is also a communityREAD MORE
  • Fashion fulfills purpose

    Fashion fulfills purpose

    Bonnita "BeBe" Jones is a style maven, blogger and entrepreneur. She is also the CEO of Row A Seat 1. (photo by Charles Smith/JSU) By LATOYA HENTZ-MOORE For BeBe Jones, fashion fulfills her purpose Fashion blogger, style maven and entrepreneur Bonnita "BeBe" Jones has spent the last two decades fulfilling her purpose. As a youngREAD MORE

University Highlights

  • University Highlights: College of Education & Human Development0

    College of Education and Tom Joyner partnership could possibly increase STEM educators throughout state The College of Education and Human Development at Jackson State University recently partnered with the Tom Joyner Foundation and its Teacher Quality Initiative. The TQI, as it is known, could help increase the number of STEM educators in high-need school districtsREAD MORE
  • Creativity Thrives at JSU

    Creativity Thrives at JSU0

    By RACHEL JAMES-TERRY JSU faculty, staff and students dressed in their most fly black-and-white duds for a fashion-inspired Cruella DeVille theme of the day during the university’s fashion week. Each day of the Feb 24-27 event carried a different theme as the university kicked off the first of what will be a bi-annual student-led celebration.READ MORE
  • University Highlights: College of Health Sciences0

    Jones to wipe out health disparities throughout the Mississippi Delta Graduating master’s student Kierra Jones wants to return to the Mississippi Delta as a physician because she’s seen how a lack of education impacts the health of many people, and two scholarships totaling $41,000 annually will help her achieve that goal. Jones, a native ofREAD MORE
  • University Highlights: College of Science, Engineering and Technology0

    Pierce developed an innovative straw that successfully filters lead LaMonté Pierce is a JSU graduate student studying technology education in JSU’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology. His Cleanstraww has captured the attention of Walmart, which has offered Pierce a vendor contract. (Photo by Charles A. Smith/JSU) Jackson State University student LaMonté Pierce, 36, hasREAD MORE
  • University Highlights: College of Liberal Arts0

    New Orleans artist introduces ‘We Thee Culture’ at grand re-opening of campus art gallery JSU student artist Kalin Norman presented his debut exhibition through a PowerPoint presentation entitled ‘We Thee Culture’ during the grand re-opening of Gallery One. Students also painted on the walls creating three murals which were showcased during this event. The creativeREAD MORE
  • University Highlights: College of Business0

    Ikem named as new dean for the College of Business The Division of Academic Affairs has announced Dr. Fidelis Ikem as the new dean of the College of Business at JSU. Prior to joining Jackson State, Ikem was dean and full professor in the College of Business at Central State University. “I am delighted toREAD MORE

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