JSU Women’s History Month

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Public Service and Advocacy is everything Shalonda Spencer stands for. She is a graduate from Jackson State University and the Advocacy Coordinator for ACLU of Mississippi, where she focuses on the affiliate’s criminal justice reform and voter rights centers of work. While an undergraduate student Shalonda worked as a volunteer for former President Barack Obama’s...
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Dr. Ingram's educational career spans 32 years and is very proud of the role Jackson State University played in her success. In 2003 she graduated with a Ph.D. in Educational Administration.  She currently serves as the School Transformational Officer for Woolfolk Middle School – Improvement Grant; a school where she previously taught and was Principal and the district's...
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In the Fall of 2012, Ms. Smith received a BS in Mass Communications with a concentration in Advertising. Since completing her studies at JSU, Tamika has been active in the music, events, and marketing industries as a professional vocalist for major artists, event producer, and project manager. In 2016 she began a small business called SetLife Group where...
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As the Dean of Students at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Brown-McClure serves as a bridge between the student body and the College administration. She has oversight of Student Life and Engagement, Commuter Student Services, Campus Inclusion efforts, the Student Access Center, and Student Conduct. She also serves as a Deputy Title IX coordinator. Prior to...
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  A graduate of Jackson State University with a BA in Finance is an auto-broker and a successful business owner from Chicago, IL. She is the co-owner of Harold's Chicken N Ice Bar located in Atlanta and Marietta, GA. She will be opening another location soon in Jackson, Mississippi. She is the epitome of hard...
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Yvonne is a native of Bolton, MS where she chairs the Administrative Council at Asbury United Methodist Church which has been her spiritual home for over sixty years. She attended Bolton Colored School, graduated from Sumner Hill High School in Clinton, MS and Jackson State University. This 1971 “Thee I Love” alum also holds a Master’s degree...
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Sherry McGaughy is in her 13th year as an educator. Prior to working in education, she spent 10 years as a Sales Manager with Cingular Wireless where she managed sales, profit-loss, recruited and trained sales personnel, and managed public relations. Sherry worked for the Lee County School District for 11 years.  She now works as...
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Educating and assisting others can be found at the core of Marquita McCullum’s being. During her years of service, she has realized that it is her responsibility as an educator to create a safe, student-centered learning environment and offer her support to every single student, parent, and colleague that she encounters daily. Because education is...
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Jackson State University has always held a special place in the heart of Lauren Morris-Miller.  Beginning at a young age, Lauren developed a strong love for her Dear Ole College Home as she witnessed her aunts and uncle graduate – Dr. Sophia Leggett (’86 and ’88), Jacqueline M. Hatchett (’91), Danderia S. Trotter (’94), and...
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Attorney, Jamita Elmore Gilleylen is a graduate of Jackson State University where she received her B.A. in Political Science in 2008 and her Juris Doctorate in 2011 from Southern University Law Center. She started her own law practice in 2014.  When starting her practice, she kept in mind a quotation that she often heard from a...
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