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#JSUStudents - Jackson State soccer player Eroncia Berry has been named the 2016 Southwestern Athletic Conference Woman of the Year.

Berry, a 2016 graduate of Jackson State University and former forward for the Lady Tiger soccer team, is the epitome of scholar-athletes, representing JSU by excelling on the field and in the classroom. These traits and her strength of character made her the best candidate for this prestigious award.

As a Lady Tiger, Berry played 39 games with eight goals, one assist, and 17 total points. She scored several game winning goals during the 2013 SWAC Championship Tournament to help JSU grab its second SWAC Soccer Championship. Because of her performance, Berry was named to the 2013 SWAC Tournament team and to the 2014 SWAC Preseason Team.

As a scholar, Berry maintained a 3.974 GPA, was named a President’s List Scholar and a Dean’s List Scholar. She was a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity charter member, W.E.B. Du Bois Honors College, Golden Key International Honor Society, Fannie Lou Hamer Pre Law Society and the Allen Entrepreneurial Institute Training Program.


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#JSUAlums - Everyone! Say congrats to Jackson State University's track and field stars, Michael Tinsley and Anaso Jobodwana. is Rio bound after finishing third in the 400 meter hurdles finals Sunday evening during the 2016 US Olympic Trials. Tinsley posted a time of 48.82. Tinsley, who won the 400 meter hurdles silver medal in the 2012 London Olympics while setting a personal best time of 47.91, makes his second straight trip to the Olympics.

Tinsley, who won the 2012 Olympic Trails, posted a semifinal win (49.15) on Saturday.​ He followed up his London Olympics silver medal with a silver medal at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow.

While at Jackson State, the Little Rock, Arkansas native became the first track and field Tiger to win an NCAA Division I title at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2006.

In addition to Tinsley, JSU's Anaso Jobodwana is also headed to Rio to represent his homeland of South Africa in his second straight Olympics. In the 2012 Olympics, at age 20, Jobodwana recorded a personal best time of 20.27 in the 200 meter dash semifinals. The time was just 0.09 behind Usain Bolt, before finishing in eighth place in the finals. ​
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The Tony Hughes Era is here! Read ths cool article on the Jacksonian magazine website!
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by Wesley Peterson. Jackson State University's Director of Athletics Wheeler Brown has announced the hiring of Tony Hughes as the football program's 19th head coach. “Coach Hughes brings over 31 years of experience to the position, and we expect great things from him and from our football ...
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#PeopleofJSU - "My friend told me about Jackson State. His father came to Jackson and graduated. I didn't actually plan on coming to Jackson State at first. But, I had a friend girl who was coming here, and I told her that I'll come if I can get a full academic scholarship. So, I filled out the application, and I got the full academic scholarship.

Being from Chicago, surprisingly, the transition wasn't that big for me. The actual city itself is a little slower paced than Chicago, but being here on campus, it's kinda the same. Everybody is into the latest fashion and the latest gossip. Word gets around about anything in under 24 hours.

So, the transition wasn’t that bad for me. I just had to find a group of friends that could keep me going, you know, and help me thrive throughout my matriculation."

- Zach, senior psychology major from Chicago, Illinois 
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#PeopleofJSU -  "My wife and I are expecting our baby boy to arrive in August. It’s hard for me to describe how I feel, because anytime you’re gong to be a father, even if it’s your 10th or 20th time, it’s still a new thing. And, you want to impact this person’s life as much as you can. Having a young man right now in the world that we live in, I think it’s especially important to raise a certain kind of young man - one that can not only be a benefit to himself and his family, but also to society in general....." - http://fal.cn/25s3 
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Wow! Jackson State just received a $3.7 million award for our 'STEM STARS' teacher preparation program! Everyone say congrats!

STEM STARS is a partnership between JSU, XULA, UABP and diverse urban and rural school districts in Jackson, Miss.; New Orleans; and Pine Bluff, Ark. — the ArkLaMiss region serves more than 175,000 students. STEM STARS program will prepare 120 teacher residents who will gain clinical, mentored experience and develop familiarity with local schools, which is designed to enhance teacher retention and diversity rates.
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Jackson State University administrators Dr. Evelyn J. Leggette, provost and senior vice-president, Academic and Student Affairs; Dr. William McHenry, executive director, Mississippi e-Center Foundation; Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers, president; and Dr. Daniel Watkins, dean, College of Education.
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#PeopleofJSU - "My husband and I pastor a non-denominational church - Glory Empowerment Center. Because of that, I get a lot of questions from young ladies wanting to know how to deal with different things. The group I prefer to deal with are middle school to high school girls. I talk to them about everyday life, how to handle everyday life. Younger children and younger adults sometimes have difficulty dealing with the different things that happen from day to day. So, I just try to help them understand those challenges and give them insight on what may help them get through those challenges as they try to face life head on.

Sometimes it’s tough pastoring people. But my husband and I work very hard doing that because it’s very real for us. He does a lot. I feel like I do a lot, too, because I have to assist and at the same time be his support. It’s definitely a lot to carry. And, I’m not the one who jumps into things quickly. Before I choose to go into something, I have to be sure that it’s what I’m supposed to be doing. I was raised in the church, so I take it very seriously. So, I have to be sure that it’s what I’m supposed to be doing because I just want to be in the will of God.”

- Latona, Class of 2009, administrative assistant in the Welcome Center
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#JSUAlums - Hey alumni, we want to celebrate and share your good news! Share with us the notable things happening in your life by submitting the information to through the Jacksonian magazine website. http://fal.cn/2DVO
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Hey Everyone! Check out the new Jacksonian Magazine website! This digital version of our award-winning publication features extra multimedia content, such as videos, pictures and social media posts, that accompanies many of the magazine's articles. Click the link below and tell us what you think!

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President's Message0 · Featured, President's Message, Spring 2016 Issue. Dear Jacksonians: It's always a great time to be a Tiger, and this year is no exception. Our enrollment is a record-breaking 9802. Our freshman class is the largest ever at 1252 students and, within this class, ...
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Yes! JSU's ‘Just Like Me’ program receives $7K grant from the AT&T Foundation. Thanks @ATT! 
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#JSUAlums - Everyone ,say congratulations to JSU alum Frank Watkins! Frank has been chosen as the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra music director for the 2016-2017 season. Watkins is assistant professor of choral music education at UW-Eau Claire.
The Nebraska native holds degrees in piano performance from Jackson State University and University of Arkansas. He will complete his Doctor of Musical Arts from Michigan State University this spring.

Watkins is in demand as a guest conductor and clinician. Recent engagements include the 2013 Mid-Michigan Honor Choir, University of Nebraska Omaha Collegiate Choir Concert Series (2014), Dunn St. Croix Honor Choir (2015), Lakeland All-Conference Honor Choir (2015), University of Nebraska Omaha Middle School Honor Choir (2016), and the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra (2016). Future engagements include the 2017 Big Nine Festival Honor Choir in Red Wing, MN. He was recently appointed Conductor and Music Director of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra.
A dynamic young conductor, Watkins' love and passion are teaching. He believes that in order to educate, you must first inspire! It is his goal to make an impact…not just an impression on the lives of those that follow his baton.
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#FutureTigers - Everyone say congrats! Pine Bluff High School graduating senior Kialandrea “Kia” Kilpatrick was recently selected as a 2016 Gates Millennium Scholarship winner. Her mentor, Celeste Alexander, was also a 2000 winner in the scholarship program, which was established in 1999 and initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Kilpatrick was selected from more than 53,000 applicants. Her selection will define her as the 14th graduate of Pine Bluff High School to receive the honor.

“I was so excited to hear the news,” Kilpatrick said in a news release. “Dr. Alexander encouraged me to apply for the scholarship. Then she guided me through the challenging application process and served as my recommender. I couldn’t have done it without her help."

Kilpatrick’s plans include attending Jackson State University and studying computer engineering.

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Jackson State University is a diverse, technologically-advanced four-year university steeped in history and committed to preparing its students to become global leaders. We provide a caring, nurturing environment in which to challenge our students to improve themselves and serve others. 

Designated as a high research activity university, Jackson State continues to enhance the state, nation and world through comprehensive economic development, healthcare, technological and educational initiatives. We value our alumni and friends who help to make us great.

We have assembled an amazing group of people throughout our four campuses, including some of the best students in the nation and a world-class faculty and staff. With nearly 9,000 students, Jackson State is the fourth largest institution of higher learning in Mississippi. We welcome the opportunity and challenge of providing the best education possible for the people who choose to study at Jackson State University.