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Maya K. Hughes is a native of Memphis, TN where she graduated as valedictorian from Hillcrest High School. After graduation, Maya continued her studies at the prestigious Jackson State University during fall 2017 as an Industrial Technology major concentrating in Computer Technology. During her matriculation at JSU, she held leadership positions in Blue Ambassadors as...
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Judge Irving is a native of Greenwood, Mississippi.  In 1968, he graduated from Jackson State College and taught for four years in the public schools of the Mississippi Delta before going to law school.  He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1974, and in 1975, he became the first African American...
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Ayanna Chanel Fultz, a fall 2012 Healthcare Administration graduate of Jackson State University, is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, with an extensive background in the fields of healthcare, business, management, and logistics. Formerly of Logisticare Solutions LLC, where she was employed as the Director of Operations for the state of Louisiana, she is now...
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Mr. Dowell Taylor, a native of Jackson, Mississippi, is a graduate of Callaway High School. He also attended Jackson State University receiving the B.M.E. and M.M.E. degrees, respectively. Mr. Taylor participated in the JSU “Sonic Boom of the South” Marching Band Tuba Section, and during his undergraduate years he arranged more than 100 band selections...
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Congratulations to Dowell Taylor who has been selected by the Board of Directors of the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. Taylor will be inducted in its 2018 Class during the 33rd Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, September 28, 2018 in Atlanta, GA. Taylor is the Interim Director of...
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Patrina Robinson Dace is a native of Georgetown, Mississippi.  She is the seventh of eight children (four girls and four boys) born to L.J. and Lula Lewis Robinson.  She attended Brushy Creek Headstart, Crystal Springs Elementary, Crystal Springs Junior High, and Crystal Springs High School.  She graduated from Crystal Springs High School in May of...
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Guyna G. Johnson’s love for Jackson State University started while growing up in Clarksdale, MS. Both of her parents, Walter L. and Dorothy Madlock Johnson graduated from JSU (’66, ’65 respectively), and Guyna proudly carried on the tradition, graduating cum laude in May 1992, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. She later earned...
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Vickie Bradley began her career in Education in 1984 with Jackson Public Schools. From 1984–1996, Bradley worked as an assistant teacher, teacher, after-school site assistant and after-school site manager at North Jackson Elementary. In December of 1996, Bradley was promoted to Program Coordinator for Jackson Public Schools – Extended Day Enrichment Program providing quality after-school...
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Sonya Williams Barnes is known for stepping forward to make a real difference in the lives of others, especially young people and the disenfranchised. Barnes was born into a family in which community service and concern for others were part of the daily routine of life. She is the daughter of the Rev. Theodore R....
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Lori J. Evans currently works at International Paper as a communication specialist for the Global Cellulose Fibers (GCF) business. In this role, she is responsible for providing overall communications support for GCF senior leadership, employees and business projects by researching and writing for business leaders, developing effective communication strategies and tools for business specific projects...
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