Matthew Bradford was recently honored as one of South Florida Most Powerful Black Professionals in Business and Industry for 2014 by Legacy Magazine. Bradford is the Infrastructure Technology Manager with Sheridan Healthcare and Florida State Director with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. He graduated from Jackson State University in 1995 with a degree in drafting and designing (computer aided). Please click here to see the magazine and additional info on his accomplishments.
June 18th, 2014 by alumnirelations
June 17th, 2014 by alumnirelations
Vernon Ross recently accepted the new position as the Director of STEM & Generations Engagement for Lockheed Martin Corporation Culture, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Programs. In his new role, Ross will develop and lead STEM higher education and generational initiatives across the Corporation. Specific responsibilities include partnering with Talent Acquisition to implement a comprehensive higher education program and developing programs across Lockheed Martin that will address generational issues. He has extensive experience in areas of STEM, formal training programs aligned with business goals and overall mission, and higher education. He designed and launched the Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Talent Management Initiative including the Lockheed Martin Cyber University. He received an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Jackson State University ('82), a Master’s degree in Computer Education from Philadelphia University, and a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Innovation from Wilmington University.
February 27th, 2014 by alumnirelations
It was a cold, cloudy Monday afternoon when Edward S. Bishop Jr. visited the office of Alumni and Constituency Relations to reminisce about the history he made after graduating from Jackson State University in 1956. He stepped in to the office, his hands full carrying a briefcase and an umbrella to protect his sharp tan and black suit and dark wavy hair from possible rain. He greeted the people in the office with his smooth announcer-like voice. This distinguished voice belonged to the first African American to grace the televisions of Mississippians in the late 1960s.
How did you become the first African American on T.V. in Mississippi?
There was an orchestra that was invited to do a Saturday show on television called the Duke Hudleston Show. They were a noted orchestra here at that time. He (Duke Huddleston) asked me to be the MC for that show. And I sort of did like what Don Cornelius was doing. I was teaching at that time at Jim Hill High School. Huddleston asked me, “Why don’t you bring some of the students to dance on the show?”
February 18th, 2014 by alumnirelations