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Alcorn State University Alumna Becomes the First Black Woman Orthodontist in Mississippi

Chandra Minor recently opened Smile Design Orthodontics with offices in three cities. The Alcorn State University graduate is the first African American woman to practice orthodontics in the state of Mississippi.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Two HBCUs Name New Police Chiefs

Valerie Dalton is the first woman to serve as associate vice president for public safety and police chief at Morehouse College in Atlanta and Douglas Stewart Jr. is the new chief of police at Alcorn State University in Mississippi.

Alcorn State University Offers In-State Tuition Rates for All Students

In an effort to boost enrollments, Alcorn State University in Mississippi has abolished its dual tuition schedule. Now all students who enroll at the historically Black university will pay the same price, regardless of their state of residence.

A New Dean at Alcorn State University in Mississippi

Ivory W. Lyles is the new dean of the School of Agriculture, Research, Extension, and Applied Sciences. He was associate vice president for agriculture and director of extension at the University of Arkansas.

Three African American Taking on New Administrative Duties

Breona M. Hayes at Saint Augustine's University and Dorianne Johnson at Alcorn State University have new positions. Michael D. Williams of Clark Atlanta University was elected to the board of the American Vacuum Society.

Four African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Gayle Colston Barge at Bellevue College, Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela at the University of Illinois, Jason Cable at Alcorn State University, and John H. Hall at Clark Atlanta University.

Black Enrollments at State Universities in Mississippi

There are 3,285 African Americans enrolled at the University of Mississippi this fall. They make up 14.2 percent of the total enrollments. Blacks make up 37.4 percent of the state's population.

Six African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Claudia Donald at the University of Massachusetts, Damon R. Wade at Grambling State, LLJuna Weir at Alcorn State, Malika Roman Isler at Wake Forest, Clayton A. Gibson at Alabama A&M, and Steven E. Hairston at St. Augustine's University.

New Adminstrative Posts in Higher Education for Four African Americans

The new appointees are Terry L. Mills at John Carroll University in Ohio, Alanka Hayes Brown at Frederick Community College in Maryland, Derek Horne at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, and Endia Beal at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.

Six African Americans Appointed to High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Jocelyn Foy at Elizabeth City State University, Danita Sims-Potter at Grambling State University, Billy Foster at Alcorn State University, Joshua Lazard at Duke, Frances Welch at Northwestern State University, and Tina Rollins at Hampton University.

In Memoriam: Edward Vaughn

Edward Vaughn was a professor of education at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. Before coming to Alcorn State in 2004, Professor Vaughn was director of institutional research at Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee.

Six African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are: Kimberly Johnson at Auburn University, Rosalie Richards at Stetson University, Benjamin Reese at Duke University, Kemal Atkins at Kenne State College, LLJuna Weir at Alcorn State University, and Calvin J. McFadden Sr. at Smith College.

Alcorn State University Names Two Black Scholars to Academic Affairs Posts

At the historically Black educational institution in Mississippi, Donzell Lee was named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs and John Igwebuike was appointed interim associate vice president for academic affairs.

Six African Americans in New University Administrative Posts

The appointees are Romy Riddick at Princeton University, K. Ken Redda at Florida A&M University, Edward Summers at Stony Brook University, Trisah Long Paschal at Clark Atlanta University, Shawnboda Mead at the University of Mississippi, and Emanuel Barnes Sr. at Alcorn State University.

Alfred Rankins Named President of Alcorn State University

A former associate professor of plant and soil science, he has been serving as deputy commissioner for academic and student affairs for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning.

Alcorn State University President M. Christopher Brown II Resigns

Dr. Brown has led Alcorn State since 2010. Earlier in his career, he was provost at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennesee, and dean of education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Five Black Scholars Win Prestigious Awards

The honorees are President M. Christopher Brown II of Alcorn State University, Tryan L. McMickens of Suffolk University, Charlene Johnson of South Carolina State, Donald Mitchell Jr. of Grand Valley State, and Dikgang Moseneke of South Africa.

Seven African American in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The new appointees are Paquita Davis-Friday at Baruch College, William Elum at the University of Massachusetts, E. Edward Rhodes II at Alcorn State, April Rhinehardt at Shaw University, Nicole Price at Suffolk University, Craig Burgess at South Carolina State, and Stacy Sowell at Shaw University.

Alcorn State University Opens a Satellite Campus in Vicksburg

Alcorn State University, the historically Black educational institution in Mississippi, has opened a new satellite campus in the Pemberton Square Mall in Vicksburg. Classes began at the new campus on August 26.

Alcorn State University Streamlines Its Administration

Alcorn State University, the historically Black educational institution in Mississippi, has announced changes in its administrative structure to reduce costs and to focus more on enrollment management.

Two African American Scholars Honored for Service

Cheryl Swanier of Fort Valley State University was honored by the National Center for Women and Information Technology and M. Christopher Brown II, president of Alcorn State University will be honored in November by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.

Two African Americans Honored With Prestigious Awards

Professor Linda Florence Callahan of North Carolina A&T State University is being honored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and Alcorn State University President M. Christopher Brown II won an award from the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Three African American Women Earn Promotions in University Administrations

The three African-American women earning promotions are Carmen Wigfall at Winston-Salem State University, Betty Roberts at Alcorn State University, and Lisa McKay at the State University of New York.

The New Dean of Agriculture and Human Sciences at Prairie View A&M University

Alton B. Johnson will also serve as director of the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center and administrator of the Cooperative Extension Program at the university.

Decisions Made on the Future of Three HBCU Presidents in Mississippi

Donna Oliver of Mississippi Valley State University did not have her contract renewed. Carolyn Meyers at Jackson State University and M. Christopher Brown of Alcorn State University received four-year extensions.

Eight African Americans With New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The new appointees are Fran Scarlett, Sheneka Williams, Kimberly Andrews, Gwendolyn Caples, Patricia Brewer Hairston, Courtney Davenport, Dwayne White, and Tammy Brooks.

Several Historically Black Universities Set Graduation Records

Several historically Black colleges and universities have reported a record number of degrees conferred at this year's commencement exercises.

Alcorn State University to Offer a Summer Enrichment Program for K-12 Students

The university is partnering with the Children's Defense Fund to operate a six-week Freedom School for K-12 students who live near the university's campus.

Four African Americans Presented With Awards

M. Christopher Brown II, Sonja Trent-Brown, Isabel Wilkerson, and Nell Russell are honored for their work in higher education.

Mississippi’s HBCUs Handed a New Recruiting Tool

The state legislature recently passed a bill that would allow public universities in the state to seek a waiver allowing them to offer in-state tuition rates to some students from other states.

Alcorn State Selects Ed Dwight to Create Medgar Evers Memorial

Dwight, the first African American trained in the astronaut program, made a mid-life change to become a sculptor.

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