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Funds to support STEM programs at schools

CANTON — Nissan is donating $250,000 to supporting science, math and engineering programs at six Mississippi historical black colleges. The announcement came Friday at the Nissan plant in Canton. The funds will go to Alcorn State University, Coahoma Community College, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Rust College and Tougaloo College with resources to support their STEM (science, technology, ...

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Lyles named new dean at Alcorn State

Alcorn State University School of Agriculture, Research, Extension and Applied Sciences in Lorman has added Dr. Ivory W. Lyles as interim dean and director of land-grant programs. Lyles arrives with administrative and leadership experience from previous assignments in higher education. As a resource developer and supervisor of finances at the University of Arkansas, he raised more than $25 million in ...

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SACSCOC chooses Rankins

Alcorn State University President Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr. has been selected to serve as a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees, Class of 2016. Rankins will be part of a 77-member body that represents more than 800 institutions with responsibility for determining Commission policy, reviewing and making decisions regarding the ...

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Miss. universities win final OK to raise tuition

JACKSON — Mississippi’s College Board gave final approval Thursday to plans for the state’s eight public universities to raise tuition by an average of 3.2 percent this fall. Under the plan, Delta State University and Mississippi Valley State University would keep tuition flat for the third year. The other six universities would increase charges from 2.5 percent to 5 percent. ...

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Top 10 finalists chosen for C Spire Conerly Trophy

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott and Mississippi cornerback Senquez Golson are among the 10 finalists for the C Spire Conerly Trophy, which is awarded to the state’s top college football player. Each school in the state is allowed to nominate one player for the award. The other nominees are: Mississippi Valley State receiver Julian Stafford, Alcorn State ...

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Six out of eight universities could have higher tuitions in 2015

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Tuition and fees will rise at six of Mississippi’s public universities in fall 2015 if the College Board approves. Across the eight schools, Mississippi residents will see average tuition for two semesters (fall and spring) go up by an average of 3.2 percent to $6,718 in fall 2014. Rates for certain professional programs will go up by ...

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Alcorn president launches new customer service task force

LORMAN — Alcorn State University President Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr. has formed the Alcorn State University Customer Service Task Force comprised of students, alumni, faculty and staff. “Our priority is to better serve our students,” said Rankins. “Continuous emphasis on how we provide quality, relevant services and experiences are vital to upholding our mission and facilitating a students’ first culture.” ...

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Dr. Rudolph E. Waters Sr. dies at 82

Dr. Rudolph E. Waters Sr., interim president (1994-1995) at Alcorn State University, died Sept. 14 at River Region Health Systems in Vicksburg at the age of 82 after an extended illness. Waters served Alcorn for more than 48 years. He joined the administration in September 1957 as the dean of students, and he held numerous positions such as dean of ...

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Alcorn getting federal funding to study small farming operations

LORMAN — Alcorn State University will receive federal agriculture research resources to study how small farming operations in rural Mississippi can fight crop diseases. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), who is ranking member on the Senate Agriculture Committee and who serves on the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture is making $246,318 available to investigate small farm ...

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Former Alcorn administrator/interim president Waters dies at 82

LORMAN — Alcorn State University says former President Rudolph Waters has died. The university says Water, a longtime dean and vice president, died Sunday at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg after an extended illness. Waters, 82, served as interim president of Alcorn in parts of 1994 and 1995. He worked at Alcorn for 48 years, starting as dean of ...

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