The JSU entry to create an on-campus organic farm run by students to provide food for the community didn’t place in the top three awards of the Challenge. But the business, named Mississippi Urban Organics LLC, will continue, said the group’s faculty advisor Dr. Kenneth Russ.

“We’re looking at areas (on campus) for a pilot project,” Russ said, in cooperation with Jason Brookins, director of the Center for University Based Development.

Students Sierra Jackson, 20, a junior in Business from Huntsville, Ala., and Javis Jones, 20, a junior in Business from Florence, Miss., presented the Mississippi Urban Organics LLC proposal to the judges.

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The National HBCU Stock Market Challenge and Financial Literacy Campaign is an educational and competitive event designed to help educate students in the areas of financial literacy as well as savings and investing. The challenge is sponsored by the National HBCU Business Deans Roundtable and Harris Stowe State University, in conjunction with Stock-Trak, Inc., Rise Display, and FactSet. (read more)

An associate professor of business and a senior biology and pre-med major from Jackson State University were among recent honorees from 34 Mississippi public and private universities and colleges during an annual HEADWAE luncheon celebrating academic achievements and other contributions. (read more)

In 2009, JSU accounting instructor Donald McWilliams brought an IRS sponsored tax preparation program to Jackson State’s campus. McWilliams is a certified public accountant and site coordinator for VITA at JSU that has helped hundreds of low-to-middle income filers.

The goal is to provide free basic tax return preparation for those making $52,000 or less.  This initiative also helps people with disabilities, the elderly, and those with limited English proficiencies preventing them from successfully filing their own tax returns. (read more)

JSU senior business administration major Kyren Garel recently accepted a job with Microsoft’s federal group as a customer success manager.

The 22-year-old Michigan native is heavily involved with the Jackson State campus ministry, the president of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and has held positions in Jackson State’s Student Government Association (SGA) since his freshman year. (read more)

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After meeting rigorous and comprehensive standards of internationalization, the Jackson State University College of Business has been granted unconditional accreditation by the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS). Read more…

Jackson State University’s College of Business announces the creation of the William “Bill” Cooley Fund to honor the namesake’s years of service as a former dean of the college and acknowledge his continued support.

Dr. William “Bill” Cooley is professor emeritus of management at JSU and chairman emeritus of Systems Electro Coating, Systems Consultants Associates and Systems IT.

The college has received nearly$20,000 in gifts and pledges for student scholarships and programs in support of the endowment. A campaign to buttress the fund-raising effort will kick off at 7:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 23, in the Penguin with “Coffee with the Champ,” followed by “Breakfast for a Champion” at 8:15 a.m. in the JSU Student Center.  Read more…

Dr. Annette Pridgen is recognized for her leadership and service to the profession and communities.


Over 70 Jackson State University students are traveling to six different parts of the world through the JSU Passport To The World program. Students have taken to social media using the hashtag, #JSUPTTW displaying smiles, emojis, gratitude and a broad range of experiences in locations from Shanghai to Brazil. see more…

 Jackson State University President Carolyn W. Meyers (center) beams after executives from Yates Construction presented a gift to help establish an enduring partnership with the 50-year-old company. They envision an opportunity to create internships and future employment for graduates. Joining Meyers (from left) are: Constance Lawson, JSU development officer; Dr. Richard Alo, dean of the JSU College of Science Engineering and Technology; W.G. “Bill” Yates, chairman of Yates Construction; William Yates, president of Yates Construction; and Paul Musick, vice president of Yates Construction. (JSU photo by Charles Smith).

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