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Vol 2 Number 11 Priceless


THE HBCU ADVOCATE


Our Future Depends On It www.thehbcuadvocate.com


Serving HBCU Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff and Friends


HU Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees: Ward,


Cunningham and Skinner


Page 8


AKA Sorority Establishes Endowment at Tennessee State University, Honors President Glenda Glover


N.C. A&T’s Kayla White Earns NCAA Woman of The Year Nomination


Page 14


Travel: A Quick Trip to South Korea Reveals a Great Deal


Page 4


National Science Foundation Grant Funds Major Research Project at Elizabeth City State University


Free


Dr. Bijandra Kumar BY ROBERT KELLY-GOSS


Elizabeth


Tennessee State University President, Dr. Glenda Glover BY TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY NASHVILLE, Tenn. –


Tennessee State University is the latest HBCU recipient of financial support from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and it Educational Advancement Foundation. The service organization continued its commitment of creating a $100,000 endowment at each of the nation’s four-year historically black universities and colleges with a donation to TSU President, Dr. Glenda Glover.


was presented


An initial gift of $25,000 to President


Glover during a bench dedication in her honor by the sorority. She was joined by


City State University has


received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will contribute to furthering STEM education for undergraduate students.


The NSF has awarded a $176,828 grant


Horace Chace, vice president of Business and Finance; Terry Clayton, member of the TSU Foundation Board; and Iris Ramey, associate vice president for Corporate Partnership


and Strategic


Initiatives. “One meaningful part of


the AKA Leadership Seminar being in Nashville is the $100,000 commitment for an endowment from Alpha Kappa Alpha to Tennessee State University,” Glover said. “It begins with this initial donation of $25,000 to assist with student scholarships. I’m extremely appreciative to the sorority for this gift.”


TENNESSEE STATE PAGE 10


Healthy Recipe Editorial


This Edition’s Highlights A Quick Trip to South Korea


Grilled Eggplant with Couscous


HBCU Sports HBCU Careers Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch


Kayla White NCAA Nomination OWASA Asset Manager


HBCU College Fair Connie Priscilla Fund Scholarship


for Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) to purchase equipment for research and the education of students enrolled in the field of


science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or STEM. The grant will purchase and


equipment for a Differential Electrochemical Mass Spectrometry System, or DEMS. According to the grant’s principal


investigator, Dr. Bijandra Kumar, the DEMS is a technique that analyzes electrochemical reactions. The research will focus on applied nanomaterials science and clean energy storage systems. “Students will learn the fundamental


science of important electrochemical reactions including carbon dioxide conversion,


ECSU PAGE 4


Junior Named Director of Two Mississippi Museums


sleeves and continuing the work in making sure that the stories are told truthfully with integrity and vigor,” said Junior, who holds a bachelor’s degree in education from JSU.


Junior’s new position is in light of


the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum merging their staff to strengthen programming and visitor experience. The alum is excited about the change and the opportunity to continue doing what she loves.


“The stories of Mississippi are a mixture 15 BY JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY 4


14 10 7


10 Pamela Junior, Jackson State University


alum, has been named director of the Two Mississippi Museums located downtown in the capital city. Junior joined the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Museum Division in 2017 as director of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Together the museums have attracted over 320,000 visitors since its December 2017 opening.


“I’m elated to be at the helm of the Two Mississippi Museums. We are pulling up our


of emotions, and we are here to make sure that the experience is one that you will never forget. Staff members and I invite you to come out and take the entire journey with us through the history of Mississippi,” she says.


Additionally, the current MDAH Museum


Division Director Lucy Allen is retiring after forty years of service to the department. Cindy Gardner, a 20-year-employee, who worked side-by-side with Allen, will take her place.


The Mississippi Department of Archives


and History is the second-oldest state department of archives and history in the


PAMELA JUNIOR PAGE 4


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