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Willie Wynn, Jr., was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. He is a proud 2003 graduate of Jackson State University and holds a BBA Degree in Marketing. During Wynn’s tenure at Jackson State, he served as JSU’s Mr. Sophomore, Junior Class President, and Campus Crusade for Christ President. He currently serves as the Founder &...
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Dr. Antoinette Liles, a talented Doctor of Dental Medicine, is preparing to open up her own Dental Practice in Pearl, MS. Dr. Liles will offer a full menu of restorative dental services and provide compassionate, caring dental care to patients of all ages. Dr. Liles takes great pride in her journey of becoming a dentist...
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Maya K. Hughes is a native of Memphis, TN where she graduated as valedictorian from Hillcrest High School. After graduation, Hughes 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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Carrie Edwards-Clemons, Deputy Fire Chief Flint Fire Department, lives a life of purpose through her unwavering dedication of saving lives, helping others, and keeping her community safe. Deputy Edwards-Clemons’ collegiate path includes Jackson State University, University of Michigan and Columbia Southern University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and Masters of Public Administration....
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Walker completed her primary and secondary education in Canton Public Schools. She graduated from Canton High School as salutatorian and was a member of the Student Council, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Foundation Club, Superintendent Student Advisory Council and Math Club. She also served as Miss Freshman 2010-2011; Miss National Honor Society 2011-2012; Miss Student...
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Eboni Rideout is a proud 1998 graduate of Jackson State University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science/pre-law. After graduation she received a master’s in criminal justice administration from Tennessee State University in 2002, and later earned a certification/license in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Government (Grades 7-12) from Union University. Rideout chose...
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Attorney and activist, Shelia Bryant, is a proud 1977 graduate of Jackson State University with a B.S. in mass communications. Bryant commissioned through Marine Corps Officer Candidate School in 1982 and was awarded a Bronze Star for her service as Advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense. Bryant retired in 2012 as one of only...
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Rosie Harper Austin chronicles her family’s journey and legacy in ‘Portraits of the Past’ New genealogy book traces the history of the Odis Harper family from 1845 to 2020 Rosie Harper Austin’s interest in her family history was sparked after listening to colorful stories during numerous family reunions. She found her parents’ story, particularly fascinating...
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Honorable Tyree Irving Judge Irving is a native of Greenwood, Mississippi. In 1968, he graduated from Jackson State College (now Jackson State University) 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...
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Amber Champion is a native of Memphis, Tennessee and graduate of Hillcrest High School. She graduated summa cum laude from Jackson State University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting. During her matriculation at JSU, she was honored to become a 2018 Jacksonian Award of Distinction honoree, 2018 Career Closet Ribbon-Cutting...
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