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  • Faculty/Staff Notes0

    Dr. Marvel A. Turner Sr., CPA, named interim vice president and Chief Financial Officer  Dr. Marvel A. Turner Sr., CPA, is interim vice president and chief financial officer of Jackson State University. Turner earned his doctorate in Public Policy, Administration and Finance, as well as his bachelor’s in accounting from JSU. He holds a master’sREAD MORE
  • Nelson, pioneering educator, named interim provost

    Nelson, pioneering educator, named interim provost0

    Longtime academician Dr. Ivory V. Nelson, a three-time university president and one-time community college chancellor, has assumed the role of interim provost at Jackson State University. Known for many groundbreaking firsts, Nelson was the first black president of Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington, from 1992 to 1999, and later president emeritus. During the early

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    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
  • Chemistry major competing in national pageant

    Chemistry major competing in national pageant0

    Jackson State University senior chemistry major Jaelah Wright-Keely, a native of St. Louis, was recently named Miss Black Mississippi US Ambassador by the Miss Black US Ambassador Scholarship Organization. “During my reign as Miss Black Mississippi US Ambassador, I will be hosting community events geared toward my platform Route 365, which stands for rejuvenating opportunities

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  • Senior qualifies for dental scholarship program

    Senior qualifies for dental scholarship program0

    Department of Biology’s Marqua Franchesca Lofton has been selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Dentists Scholarship Program (MRDSP). The program offers two years of undergraduate academic enrichment, including Dental Admission Test (DAT) preparation and clinical experience in a rural setting. Lofton, a Utica native, is a pre-dentistry major with a

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  • Meteorology student studies sun’s corona, space weather during eclipse

    Meteorology student studies sun’s corona, space weather during eclipse0

    Keon L. Gibson, a senior in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, visited Wyoming for the solar eclipse that occurred in August. He measured specific emission wavelengths of the sun’s corona and used computer-controlled telescopes to study how Earth is being impacted by hazardous space weather. Gibson, whose research was funded by the National

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