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Chloe Bunch, CCC-SLP is a 2012 graduate of Jackson State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders. During her matriculation at Jackson State, she was actively involved in Tiger P.R.I.D.E. Connection and was a spring (2008) initiate into the Gamma Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  Upon graduation, Bunch...
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Jacquelyn (Jackie) Bracey is the owner and creative director of Couture Events of Memphis, a full-service catering, event production and event rental company. Bracey earned Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Jackson State University. After working in the corporate sector for more than 10 years, she and her husband, Emmitt, who is also a JSU...
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LaTasha Houston is a native of Jackson, MS, and a 2008 graduate of Jackson State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications— Public Relations. She also holds a master’s in public administration from Strayer University.  While at JSU, she held several titles that included the President of the Delta Pi Chapter...
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Jackson State University alumna, Dr. Yolanda J. Butler, has mentored women in public service and helped emerging leaders navigate through the peaks, obstacles and successes of the civilian workplace since the early years of her professional career.  Some could even say Butler’s commitment as her sister’s keeper dates to her beloved alma mater when she tutored her...
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Dr. Chaka Norwood is a native of Mound Bayou, MS. She received her Doctor of Optometry from the University of Houston. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Jackson State University and a Master of Public Health (Health Administration) from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. For the past eight...
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Chiketa Jiles was born in Fort Hood, TX, an Army installation, to Howard and Diane Jiles.  Jiles grew up as an “army brat” and moved often during her father’s 20-year military career.  Her formative years were mostly spent in Texas, but she also had the opportunity to live on other Army installations in Alaska and...
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Arlinda Fair is an innovative education professional who is passionate about developing educational opportunities that help underrepresented minorities achieve college and career success. Throughout her career, she has worked for several higher education institutions, both public and private, as well as the Chicago Public School district. These professional experiences have helped to build her essential...
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Cheryl McLemore Hearn is a 1995 graduate of Jackson State University and a 1998 graduate of The University of Mississippi School of Law. She currently serves as a senior assistant city attorney with the City of Memphis Law Division. As part of the Transactional Team of the Law Division, Hearn provides legal services which include,...
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Dr. Novella Bridges is currently an acquisition manager with Schafer-Gryphon Government Services working for the Department of Homeland Security. She was previously with Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Bridges has extensive experience leading research in radioisotope composites for cancer; reduction of diesel emissions in vehicles, locomotives and trucks; production of hydrogen for fuel...
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Lela Hubbard has been a licensed master’s level social worker since 1998.  She has been employed with the MS State Office of Capital Defense as the lead mitigation specialist for the past 13 years. Her job entails conducting background investigations for defendants who are charged with capital murder in which the death penalty is sought....
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