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  • 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

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    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

  • Alumnus leads NWS Forecast Office0

    Jackson State University alumnus, William “Bill” Parker has been selected to serve as the Meteorologist-In-Charge of the NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office in Jackson, Mississippi. The office is one of 122 NWS Weather Forecast locations in the nation and one of 32 in the NWS Southern Region. In his new position, Parker will be

  • Alumna to compete in Miss Black USA National Pageant0

    Mississippi winner Kristy Johnson, alumna of Jackson State University, proves beauty queens are more than a pretty face as she prepares to represent the state in the Miss Black USA National Scholarship Pageant. Johnson will represent Mississippi in the national pageant Aug. 2-7, 2017, in Washington D.C. She will vie for a $5,000 academic scholarship,