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  • Alumni Notes0

    Aaron Banks is Jackson's newly elected City Councilman for Ward 6. He served as a crime prevention officer for the Hinds County Sheriff ’s Department, a constituent services representative under Mayor Chokwe Lumumba Sr., a city clerk under Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. and deputy chief administrative officer of quality of life under Mayor Tony Yarber.READ MORE
  • Mayoral Sisterhood0

    by L.A. Warren Two visionary alums from Jackson State University have taken their advocacy to the city halls of Pelahatchie and Woodville by becoming mayors of their hometowns. Recently elected Pelahatchie Mayor Ryshonda Harper Beechem and Woodville Mayor Keshia Stewart Ford serendipitously met each other this summer during a meeting in Biloxi for the National

  • Alum’s donation, with matching gift, adds $500,000 to JSU’s coffers0

    by L.A. Warren Notable Jackson State University alum and automobile dealership tycoon Winston R. Pittman Sr. donated $250,000 to his alma mater – a gift matched by the U.S. Department of Education’s Title III, bringing the total award to $500,000. Pittman, president and CEO of Winston Pittman Enterprises, has dealerships in Kentucky, where he resides

  • JSU receives $25,000 from Los Angeles alumni chapter0

    by L.A. Warren Jackson State University’s Los Angeles Chapter of the JSU National Alumni Association (JSUNAA) presented a $25,000 check to the JSU Development Foundation at a reception in Las Vegas in August. The gift is earmarked to fund scholarships for California residents attending JSU. After the presentation, Luther W. Williams, farwest regional vice president

  • Moments of Manhood

    Moments of Manhood1

    by Rachel James-Terry Like most college graduates, Eric Large returned home to Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2001 after receiving a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Jackson State and immediately began working for corporate America. Six years into his position as a financial team leader, Large could no longer ignore his passion for

  • JSU alum lands $2.8 million grant

    JSU alum lands $2.8 million grant0

    by Destiny Alexander   Jackson State University alumna Dr. Krystal Martin, director of Student Success for South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) in Lafayette, has landed the Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) Program – Formula Grants. The U.S. Department of Education will award $2.8 million to SLCC over the next five years. The college is the first