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Black Enrollments at State Universities in Mississippi

Black Enrollments at State Universities in Mississippi

There are 3,285 African Americans enrolled at the University of Mississippi this fall. They make up 14.2 percent of the total enrollments. Blacks make up 37.4 percent of the state’s population.

Three African Americans Win Rhodes Scholarships

Three African Americans Win Rhodes Scholarships

The Rhodes Trust does not release data on the racial or ethnic identity of scholarship winners. But it appears that this year, three of the 32 Rhodes winners are African Americans.

The Higher Education of Mississippi's First Black Female Federal Judge

The Higher Education of Mississippi’s First Black Female Federal Judge

Debra M. Brown, a graduate of the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University and the law school at the University of Mississippi, is the only attorney in the state that has a degree in architecture.

Honors for Two Black Educators in Mississippi

Honors for Two Black Educators in Mississippi

Mary L. Vaughn of Mississippi State is being honored by the National College Testing Association and Paul Tchounwou of Jackson State will be presented with an award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The First African American Dean at Mississippi State University

The First African American Dean at Mississippi State University

Achille Messac was named dean of the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University. He has been serving as distinguished professor and chair of the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Syracuse University in New York.

Rodner Wright to Serve as Interim Provost at Florida A&M University

Rodner Wright to Serve as Interim Provost at Florida A&M University

He has served as dean of the School of Architecture at Florida A&M since 1996.

Three African American Men Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three African American Men Honored With Prestigious Awards

Keith W. McIntosh of Pima County Community College, Cedric Gathings of Mississippi State, and Roland Smith of Rice University, are the honorees.

Lock of Frederick Douglass' Hair Discovered at Mississippi State University

Lock of Frederick Douglass’ Hair Discovered at Mississippi State University

The hair was apparently taken from his head in Indiana in 1876.