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Total enrollment rises at Mississippi public universities


Enrollment at Mississippi’s eight public universities has gone up this fall by the largest percentage since 2011, driven by growth at three of the system’s four largest universities. Total enrollment hit an all-time high of 81,132, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the College Board. Students flocked to Mississippi’s universities during the recession, trying to improve their job credentials. ...

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JSU promotes Dr. Nicole Edwards Evans

Jackson State University has promoted Dr. Nicole Edwards Evans to vice president and to the president’s Cabinet. Previously, Evans, a native of Jackson, served as associate provost for Institutional Research, Planning and Enrollment Management in which she was instrumental in pushing JSU to record enrollment of more than 9,500 students. As well, she was pivotal in increasing JSU’s online degree ...

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JSU grad Roy Thomas speaks at conference

Jackson State University class of ’84 alumnus Roy Thomas spoke March 20 during Social Work Month ceremonies at the Mississippi e-Center at JSU.

Jackson State University class of ’84 alumnus Roy Thomas was the featured speaker during Social Work Month ceremonies March 20 at the Mississippi e-Center at JSU. Thomas, a family and relationships therapist and owner of Stephen & Associates in Merrillville, Ind., presented a program on EMDR, a technique for healing trauma. Thomas says he is successfully treating emotional disorders, trauma ...

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JSU hires Carol Woodson as events director

Carol J. Woodson is the new events director at Jackson State University. She has more than 15 years experience in the event planning and management industry. She has spent the last four years as event manager for the Jackson Zoo. She’s a member of 2015 class of Greater Leadership Jackson and vice president of Metro Jackson Attractions Association. She has ...

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Lawmakers honor Arslan and Owens at JSU

Jackson State University Chemistry Professor Dr. Zikri Arslan and Chemistry senior Harold Owens III have been honored by the Mississippi Legislature. Both were recognized by the Mississippi House and Senate on Feb. 17 as part of Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE). The event is held annually to recognize academically talented students and faculty members of Mississippi’s ...

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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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JSU’s Dr. Vivian Fuller takes new post

Athletic Director Dr. Vivian Fuller has accepted the post of associate vice provost for Student Affairs, says Jackson State University President Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers. Meyers cited Fuller’s success in improving academic scores within the athletic department. This academic year, JSU led the Southwest Athletic Conference with the number of student-athletes maintaining a 3.0-plus GPA while competing in their respective ...

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JSU selects Dr. Elayne Hayes-Anthony

Dr. Elayne Hayes-Anthony has been named director of the Jackson State University Department of Mass Communications. Since 1998, Hayes-Anthony has served as professor of Communications and chair of the Department of Communications at Belhaven University. Prior to that, she served at JSU for 10 years, first as director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Mass Communications and later appointed ...

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Robert Jeuitt ‘Rob Jay’ promoted at JSU

Jackson State University has named longtime broadcaster and alum Robert “Rob Jay” Jeuitt as interim executive director of University Communications, replacing Eric Stringfellow. Jeuitt serves as general manager of television at the Mississippi e-Center@JSU, overseeing JSUTV and WJSU-FM. In his new role he will manage public relations, marketing, social media and the broadcast installations at the e-Center. A national search ...

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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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