President Meyers’ 2011 homecoming message

October 3rd, 2011 by andisites

Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers, President of Jackson State University

While commencement and freshman welcome week are perhaps my favorite annual events on a college campus, very little can compare to the excitement of homecoming. I am very excited about my first JSU homecoming experience. Who doesn’t enjoy seeing old friends, talking with former professors and just enjoying all of the festivities? I especially love observing the interaction amongst students and alumni during the special time.

Homecoming represents so many of the positive memories we as administrators, faculty and staff hope for our students and alumni. The camaraderie, the friendships and the networking that happens bring together the best of Jackson State.

This year’s excitement is only heightened by the celebration of 100 years of Jackson State University football. An entire century of student-athletes with brains and brawn has created this wonderful tradition that we now enjoy.

So as we gather on campus – alumni, friends and students – let us remember the love for JSU that binds us. Let us remember the past professional and personal learning experiences that have molded us. Let us not forget the shared vision to see this great institution prosper.

Here’s to a great homecoming! Please check our website for updates throughout the week. Also, there are all kinds of homecoming activities listed at and Please join us. I’d also love to hear some of your thoughts about your time at Jackson State.

What are your favorite homecoming memories?

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