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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Accolades, tributes and the establishment of an endowment underscored “Breakfast for a Champion” for Jackson State University’s former College of Business Dean Dr. William “Bill” Cooley. 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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Jackson State University has opened a state-of-the-art trading room that offers up-to-the-minute movements of publicly traded stocks, 24 student work stations, and some of the most sophisticated financial software on the market.

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