Jackson State University recently announced that it has renamed the annual First Lady Fundraiser in the form of the Mary E. Scholarship Luncheon. The new name honors the wife of JSU’s sixth president, Dr. John A. Peoples Jr., who held the position from 1967 to 1984.
The Mary E. Peoples Scholarship 2021 luncheon will take place on Friday, October 11, at 11 a.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex (105 Pascagoula Street). The university plans to raise $150,000 for high-achieving and financially needy students. Beverly E. Smith, National President and CEO of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Serves as the main speaker at the luncheon.
Smith retired from the Georgia Technical College System as Assistant Commissioner and Director of Georgia State for Adult Education and GED Testing. While there, she provided adult education training programs for an average of 69,000 Georgia citizens annually with a staff of more than 1,200 teachers and support staff at 450 locations throughout the state. The Georgia General Assembly named her the Georgia Outstanding Individual of the Year 2020, and the business organization LEAD360 named her CEO of the Year for 2020-21.
Mary E. Peoples Scholarships lunch tickets are $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of eight people. Tickets are available online here. For more information, visit jsums.edu.
JSU Establishes Hankook Whitney Bank Awarded Scholarship
Gulfport-based Hancock Whitney Bank recently pledged $25,000 to Jackson State University to create the Hancock Whitney Bank Scholarship, which will support female undergraduate students pursuing degrees in mathematics, finance, accounting or economics.
Hancock Whitney’s principal investment will be eligible for a dollar-for-dollar match, based on the availability of funds, through the university’s Title III Matching Funds program, with the potential to double the giveaway to $50,000, according to a statement from JSU.
To qualify for the scholarship, candidates must be full-time female undergraduate students at JSU pursuing degrees in Mathematics, Finance, Accounting, or Economics, maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA and demonstrating financial need. The scholarship will help recipients pay tuition fees, books, supplies, and other fees.
Beginning in October 2021, Hancock Whitney will also participate in the Virtual Professional Development Series in Jackson State, which will bring together local leaders and JSU alumni at Hancock Whitney to share information and advance personal and professional success.
For more information, visit jsums.edu or hancockwhitney.com.
Michigan State University Launches 25 . Reveille Awards Program
The Mississippi State University Alumni Association recently launched its new 25th Reveille Awards program, named after MSU’s previous yearbook, The Reveille.
Reveille 25 will annually honor 25 outstanding young alumni who have enhanced MSU’s reputation through outstanding leadership and service to their communities and professions, according to a statement from MSU.
Nominees for the award must have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from Michigan State University and be under the age of 40 when the winners are announced in December of each year.
Submissions for the 2021 Awards opened on September 1 and will close on November 1. Alumni and friends can nominate candidates for the inaugural class of The Reveille 25 online at alumni.msstate.edu/reveille25.
For more information, call 662-325-3349, email [email protected] Or visit alumni.msstate.edu.