JSU Women’s History Month

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Dr. Alma J. Dent Pittman, originally from Yazoo, Mississippi, is currently the Vice President of Community Affairs for Pittman Enterprise. Dr. Pittman is also a retired registered nurse with over 35 years of service and former owner of her own radio talk show. She obtained an associate’s degree from Hinds Community College School of Nursing...
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Dr. Courtney J. Pitts received her BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Jackson State University, a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Pitts is the Assistant Professor at...
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Dr. Brenda Kaye Miller Thompson received her Bachelor’s degree in History from Jackson State University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 33 months. She was active in several organizations, including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; as well as, the recipient of many honors and awards. She earned the M.A. degree from the University of...
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L. Nicole Clinkscales is a native of Columbus, Mississippi and a 1992 graduate of Jackson State University with a BA in Finance. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law and later established the law firm, Clinkscales, where she focuses on family law, personal injury, and criminal defense. Among her many honors,...
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Antoinette R. Silas, a native of Jackson, Mississippi by way of Laurel, Mississippi, continued the legacy in her parent’s footsteps, Angela Anderson (’95) and Terrance Evans (’94). She also attended Jackson State University and received her B.S. (’09) and M.S. (’11) degrees in Computer Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. She is proud to be...
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Ten years before graduating Carolyn embarked upon a milestone to finish the task that she set out, and as of today she is proud to say, "It is well!". Embarking upon the journey was an ultimate goal that was set in motion, during her first acceptance into Jackson State University, Fall of 1981. Carolyn received a...
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Sheila Taylor-Clark is a two-time breast cancer survivor and author. She is a 2004 graduate of Jackson State University with a BA in Business. She also took graduate courses at the University of Memphis and is a graduate from Georgetown University Leadership Institute. She currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for The Bridge Breast Network, a...
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A native of Jackson, MS, Brianne is the daughter of Le’Roy Laws and Jacqueline Young who are both Jackson State graduates. She chose to attend Jackson State University to continue her family tradition.  Brianne is a product of Jackson Public School District. She graduated in 1998 from Provine High. Brianne received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology...
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A resident of Madison County, Mississippi, Veronica is a 1990 graduate of Velma Jackson High School. Veronica graduated May 1996 with a BS in Mass Communication from Jackson State University. She also received the prestigious honor of Captain of Mississippi Army National Guard in March 2016. Although she had the task of juggling the roles...
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At the age of sixteen, Natasha enrolled at Jackson State University on a full academic leadership scholarship majoring in Biology. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the age of nineteen. In May of 2003, she was awarded the Master of Science degree in Biology.  In August 2009, she was awarded the Doctorate...
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