1. Fall Break/Thanksgiving Recess

    November 19 @ 8:00 am - November 24 @ 9:00 pm
  2. Final Exams

    December 1 @ 8:00 am - December 6 @ 9:00 pm

Alumni News and Highlights

Zylavian Watley 2016Zylavian Watley, M.A., accepted a position with the Memphis Urban Area MPO.  Her role will focus on public participation, land use/corridor planning, and the Unified Planning Work Program.





Loretta Johnson 2016Loretta Johnson, M.A., was hired as a Senior Planner with the City of Jackson Planning and Development Division.  She shares the responsibility for the administration and monitoring of JUD funded projects with the Department of Housing and Community Development.




Aubrey Thaggard 2015 DURP AlumnusAubrey Thagard, M.A., was appointed the Neighborhood Services Director for the City of Fort Worth, TX.  He practiced planning for several years in Maryland including serving as the Assistant Deputy Chief Administrator in Prince George's County, MD.  Aubrey also possess a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication.





Willie Davidson, M.A., credits the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Jackson State University with preparing him for his recent career assignment.  He was selected as a Senior Planner for the CIty of Meridian.




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Larry Washington, M.A., works as the Senior Planner for Dekalb County in metro Atlanta, GA.  He enjoys working with various youth groups and wants to bring back the resurgence of under-performing, under served, under invested urban communities by using a holistice approach.





D'Angelos Svenkeson, M.A., accepted a job in March as a Senior Developer with the THOR Development Group.  They are an affiliate of THOR Construction.  D'Angelos will help lead their real estate development arm as they look to impact urban communities through private sector investments.