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FL A S H THE BLUE & WHITE

The Official Student Newspaper of Jackson State University Jackson, Mississippi

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INSIDE

Vol. 77 / No. 13 OPINION

VA R I E T Y

NEWS

College Reflections page 3

December 1, 2016

Senior Farewell page 6

Graduation List page 4

S P O RT S

Jones named Senior MVP page 8

Photo: William H. Kelly III Interim President Roderick Paige shares words of encouragement.

Interim President encourages faculty, staff, students, and Jackson community William H. Kelly III Editor-in-Chief

Jackson State University officially welcomed Interim President Roderick Paige on Nov. 29 in the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center (AAC), giving Paige the opportunity to address numerous topics. Faculty, staff, students, and the Jackson community were present in the AAC for this occasion. “So let me just briefly talk about three things. First, I want to say Jackson State is sovereign. Second, Jackson State is strong; and third, Jackson State is respected,” said Paige. “Now I’m sure you are aware of the side step, little or much, of the financial

constraints that the media has provided information about to all of us. Let me assure you that Jackson State is moving in the right direction to overcome those problems; those problems are real. Jackson State’s reserves has been reduced to a dangerously low level but we can argue maybe those expenditures were about things that are really good for the university but we have troubles affording them at this point,” said Paige. Paige continued: “But be that as it may, it is as it is and so our job right now is to strive past the financial instability and we have a plan to do that, we know how to do that. We have the leadership to do that, and we will do that. You and your families have gone through these kind

of belt tightening periods, you’ve been in organizations that have through these kind of belt tightening periods, and you know how that comes out, it comes out based on how you handle it during those belt tightening periods and so with all togetherness and new leadership we’ll get this done.” Paige urged the JSU community to have patience as through the financial challenges. “I have to be honest, this is going to be a challenge for us. Right now, we are faced with somewhere in the neighborhood with a $5 billion gap that we gotta deal with. It is as it is and we must face it, deal with it, and get on down the road. We can get that done. When it comes to reducing spending,

that’s not comfortable, it is challenging but we have to take our medicine, it is apart of the cure…I’m encouraging you to help us with this, you will hear more details about the plan.” Students, such as Kayla Green, were impressed by Paige’s words of encouragement. “I personally enjoyed the event and getting to see the new president. I feel like he’s going to bring good changes to the university and help it grow. I think he’ll have the students best interest at heart since he did attend here,” said the sophomore biology major from Shreveport, La. Phillip Kilgore, a sophomore computer engineering major from Dermott, Ariz., was also satisfied. “Hearing Dr. Roderick

Paige speak on his vision for the university lets me know that we are in good hands,” said Kilgore. Paige went on to name the many accolades associated with Jackson State University that other institutions have not achieved and that the JSU community should be proud. “Three of our students are now waiting to receive a patent for a program that they have invented as a diabetes monitoring device as a result of the learning they got here at this great university,” said Paige. He added: “Jackson State University has been, is now, and will forever be a place of opportunity for young people…The world belongs to you guys and they are preparing for that here at this university.”

Young and Henderson to speak at Fall 2016 commencement William H. Kelly III Editor-in-Chief

Current National Baptist Convention President Reverend Dr. Jerry Young is the featured speaker for the Jackson State University Fall 2016 Commencement at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 in the Lee. E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center. Young, a Scott, Miss. native, was elected National Baptist Convention President in 2014 under the leadership of Julius R. Scruggs and made history as the first Mississippi pastor chosen for the position. For over 15 years, he has served under Dr. William J. Shaw, 16th President of the NBC, USA, Inc., and was appointed the 2nd Vice President over the Southwestern Region, where he served two terms. During Julius R. Scruggs’s term as 17th President, Young served as Vice President-at-Large. Young has led the congregation of New Hope Baptist Church since 1980. He is the founder and headmaster of New Hope Christian Pre-School and New Hope Christian

Reverend Dr. Jerry Young, left, and Dr. Mark G. Henderson, right.

Elementary School, together serving over three hundred students, from infants to 6th grade. Young attained an Associate of Arts in Social Science from Coahoma Junior College in Clarksdale, Miss. He received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Social Welfare from Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Young earned a Master of Divinity and a

Doctor of Ministry from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Miss. Dr. Mark G. Henderson is the featured speaker for the Jackson State University Fall 2016 Undergraduate Commencement at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 in the Lee. E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center . Henderson, department chair for the Department of Speech and Theater at

Jackson State is a native of Canton, Miss. After graduating from Canton High School, he attended Jackson State University and received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Speech Communication Studies and Dramatic Art. Henderson also received a Master of Arts in Communications and Urban Studies from Michigan State University. Henderson returned to Mississippi and enrolled in the Ph.D. program at the University of Southern Mississippi where he received a doctorate degree in Speech Communication. Henderson is the Founder/Artistic Director of MADDRAMA, a troupe of Jackson State University performers who tour nationally with an extensive repertoire of original plays and specialized performances that are highly requested. He balances his professional time between two areas in which he share in equal passion: Speech Communication and Theater. As a scholar in the area of Speech Communication, Henderson’s interest area is Interpersonal Communication with an YES, WE’RE SOCIAL!

emphasis on Language and Culture. He conducts leadership workshops on Effective Communication in the Workplace, Interpersonal Relationship Building among College Students, and Voice & Diction. Henderson devotes much of his time directing and producing theater for MADDRAMA and the Department of Speech and Theatre at JSU. He was most recently commissioned by the Canton, MS Convention & Visitors Bureau & Film Office to direct the world premiere of the stage play “Thea’s Turn”, which chronicles the life and contribution of AfricanAmerican educator and nun, Sister Thea Bowman. Henderson served as the 31st President of the National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts. In 2010, Henderson was selected to be part of the inaugural edition of the Who’s Who in Black Mississippi Directory. In 2013, he was selected as JSU Humanities Teacher of the Year, and was recently the Hometown Hero Award recipient by the Jackson Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

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Commencement

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Fall 2016 Commencement Information

Jackson State University

Graduating Students Requiring Accommodations Due to a Disability

P.O. Box 18449 Jackson, Mississippi 39217 Phone: 601.979.2167 / Fax: 601.979.2876 E-Mail: theflash@jsums.edu

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Graduating students requiring accommodation due to a disability or a special need should notify Mr. Arron Richardson, by telephone at (601) 979-3704 or by e-mail at arron.l.richardson@jsums.edu.

American Sign Language interpreters will be available to provide services throughout the commencement exercises. Seating will also be available for guests with special needs. One family member or friend can accompany a guest seated in the special needs section. Individuals with special needs requests should plan to come early. Guests who use a special wheelchair, a cart, or any other specialized equipment are encouraged to bring such items.

First Aid Station

A first aid station will be located in the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center.

THURSDAY

Commencement Seating for Guests

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Commencement seating will begin approximately ninety minutes before start time at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center. Graduates should inform their family members and friends.

Commencement Parking

The Jackson State University Campus Police Department will be in charge of guest parking. in and around the The Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center. The JSU Campus Police will direct guests in the various parking lots. Wheelchair acacess will be available at the commencement venue.

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The Blue & White Flash Staff SHANNON D. TATUM Publications Manager

KIERRA D. THOMAS Graphic Designer

WILLIAM H. KELLY III Editor- in-Chief

DEIRDRA HARRIS GLOVER Managing Editor

Morgan Beard Demond Lewis Brittany Bullock Jasmine Parham Taya Drummer-Chaney Carlton Shirley Alexandria Galtney Kayla Smith Kendria Haley Aaron Walker Rhis Harris Daniecia Washington Muhammad Hassan Jennifer Wiles Chelsey Jones

Photographs

Photographs will be taken of each graduate as he or she crosses the stage. Graduation proof pictures will be sent to each graduate.

Mailed Diplomas

Diplomas will be mailed to students by the Registrar and Records office approximately four to five weeks following the commencement ceremony. Diplomas will be shipped via the United States Postal Service. Students should make sure that the diploma mailing address that they provided on their graduation application is accurate during the time that the diploma will be shipped. For more information, please contact the Registrar and Records office at (601) 979-2896.

Commencement DVD

Please go to the JSU Marketplace to purchase a DVD of the commencement program.

Contact

Graduating students may continue to refer to this website to view Commencement information. If students have questions or need additional information regarding commencement, they should contact Ms. Deborah Crenshaw at (601) 979-2896 or Mr. Alfred Jackson at (601) 979-2809.

Information for Graduating Undergraduate Students The Jackson State University 2016 Undergraduate Fall Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, December 9, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., at Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center. Candidates for degrees will begin assembling, according to College, at 9:00 am.

Practice

The commencement practice session will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. at The Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center. All graduating students should make plans to attend the practice session. Commencement Ceremony Webcast Family members and friends who are unable to attend the Commencement Ceremony may view the ceremony live over the Internet. Coverage will begin at 10:00 a.m. on December 9, 2016. Please visit www.jsums.edu to log onto the webcast.

Information for Graduating Graduate Students The Jackson State University 2016 Fall Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, December 9, 2016, at 6:00 p.m., at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center. Candidates for degrees will begin assembling, according to College, at 4:30 p.m.

Practice

A practice session for the 2016 Graduate Fall Commencement Exercises will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center. All graduating students should make plans to attend the practice session.

Commencement Seating for Guests

Commencement seating will begin approximately ninety minutes before start time at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center. Doors will close at 5:50 p.m. Graduates should inform their family members and friends.

Commencement Ceremony Webcast

Family members and friends who are unable to attend the Commencement Ceremony may view the ceremony live over the Internet. Coverage of the 2016 Graduate Commencement Exercise will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016. Please visit www.jsums.edu to log onto the webcast.

Letters To The Editor

Letters to the editor are welcome. Editors reserve the right to print or reject for publication any letters received. Letters must include the author’s name(s), address, and phone number; phone number will not be published. All letters are subject to editing for space and libel consideration. Materials must be submitted by Monday at 5 p.m. for publication on Thursday.

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The Blue & White Flash is a weekly newspaper written and edited by the students with the counsel of the adviser. Editorials and letters to the editor represent the views of the writer(s). Views expressed within do not necessarily represent the opinions of the faculty/staff, the administration, the student body, or the Board of Trustees. The editors determine the time of the publication and the ethical qualities of all articles. Articles and other materials in The Flash cannot be republished without the expressed written permissions of the editor, adviser and the Student Publications Board at Jackson State University. The Flash is published during the fall and spring semesters, but not during university-recognized holidays, mid-semester and final examinations. The Flash is distributed at various locations around the Jackson State University campus, free of charge to students, staff and faculty. Additional copies may be obtained from the Office of Student Publications.

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Opinion

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Cartoon: Rhis Harris

Graduation is not the end of the journey, it is the beginning COMMENTARY

Deirdra Harris Glover Managing Editor This is the beginning. Many people think of graduation as an end goal, but it’s a waypoint. It’s certainly worth celebrating, because it is a major

accomplishment, but I am less interested in the ritual of tassel and mortarboard than I am in what you will do after the caps and gowns are returned. We crack a new chapter in our lives as the United States departs drastically from the legacy of our first black president, as the west doubles-down on white supremacy and nationalism. Gatlinburg and Aleppo are burning. The world’s indigenous peoples are facing violence and treaty violations at the hands of the U.S. government. Climate change, increasing government surveillance, poverty and homelessness, disease, systemic oppression and marginalization are just a few of the problems our world faces at this pivotal time. So what are you going to

do about it? Community service isn’t an arbitrary requirement for graduation clearance: it is the very soul of a life of purpose and engagement. We belong in board rooms and corner offices, on the big screen, in world-class laboratories, and we even belong in space. What drew you to your field of study, and how are you going to use it to help mankind? It’s a question each of us should meet with equal parts dread and awe. Living up to your potential is a sobering prospect. The world needs our talents and skills at work for its betterment—that doesn’t always mean turning out for protest, but it does mean showing up with your whole, complicated selves in your work of the day. Even if you never want to

run for office, register to vote and commit to voting in local elections as well as presidential elections. Build systems of support for the marginalized, even if it’s as small as speaking up in the face of hate speech. If you have great success in your career, consider donating money from public appearances to charities that befit your worldview. Recycle. Save Water. Immunize. Remember that you can engage your legislators on the problems you see in approximately the same amount of time it would take you to fire off an angry text. We will forget these things. There will be times when we do not engage because it’s scary, because it doesn’t involve us, because we’re tired and the baby won’t take a nap. Sometimes,

the world will be too much and you will need someone to intercede on your behalf. That’s why we must make a compact between us to build a better world. Finally, nearly everyone will take a job, or five, that will be a means to an end—a way to pay the bills. You will likely feel restless, and that’s when I hope you’ll take my advice to turn back to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Life’s most persistent question is, ‘What are you doing to serve others?’” Commencement is a beginning, the starting line. Use this momentum to make a difference in your corner of the world. The views expressed in the commentary are those of the writer(s) and in no way represent the views of The Blue & White Flash.

“What did you learn during each year of your college matriculation?” Compiled by Taya Drummer-Chaney

Julien Clarke Junior Computer Engineering New Orleans, La. “Freshman year taught me that college was easy and I was also in the band that year. Sophomore year I learned band was bringing me down grade wise.”

Josh Goodwin Sophomore

Business Administration

Chicago, Ill.

“Freshman year taught me how to be confident in myself.”

Deangelo Riddle Junior Electrical Engineering Jackson, Miss.

Karanja Matory Sophomore Political Science Jackson, Miss.

“Freshman year taught me to do right by others and others will do right by you. Sophomore taught me to be mindful of what you say around others.”

“Freshman year taught me how to network among my peers and professors. It’s also taught me how to be a better man of God.”

Damon Jones Graduate Student Computer Science Clyattville, N.C. “Freshman year I survived. All the rest of the years taught me how to use my resources in all areas of life.”

Zachariah Givens Senior Psychology Chicago, Ill.

Jordan Scott Junior Music Education Jackson, Miss.

Th’Marves Brooks Junior Business Administration Jackson, Miss.

Jacques Williams Senior Computer Engineering Atlanta, Ga.

Branford Fryson Senior Computer Engineering Atlanta, Ga.

“Freshman year taught me to choose your friends wisely. Sophomore year taught me you can have a social life later. Junior year taught me to accept all of your opportunities.”

“Freshman year taught me friendship is not as important as your degree. Your degree is the most important. Sophomore year taught me to just go to class and you will pass. Get your priorities in check. School taught me how to pray.”

“Freshman year taught me how to be more of a sociable guy. I learned to be more open with individuals. Sophomore year taught me choose your circle wisely because snakes are everywhere. Junior year taught me go after your dreams or you will regret it. ”

“Freshman year I learned you need to be friends with upperclassmen in your department, it’s very important. Sophomore year I learned to create great study habits and be friendlier with your professors. They need to know your face.”

“Freshman year taught me that I can operate own my own. It also taught me how studying was important. Sophomore year taught me to open up and be myself. Junior year, I pledged and I spent a year in a “hole.” Senior year taught me you have to live your own life at the end of the day.”

Timothy Benton Sophomore Mathematics Education Hattiesburg, Miss. “Freshman year taught me the same parties will be back next year. When planning your schedule take it up with your department.”

Devin Crawford Senior Civil Engineering Lithonia, Ga.

“Freshman year taught me all the parties are not worth it. Sophomore year taught me not to trust everybody, not everyone has your best interest. Junior year taught me to stop procrastinating I’m to close to being in the real world.”


2016

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Rush, Philadelphia, MSMS COLLEGE Clinton, MS Deshaun J. Allen, *Brenda Johnson, Clinton, OLLEGE Artemesia Tahirih Thompson, B ACHELOR OF S Lekendrick R. Jones, Greenville, MSJackson, MS *Malcolm B. Allen, Jackson, MS ACHELOR OF CIENCE CIENCE DEVELOPMENT OF LIBERAL IBERAL ARTS RTS OF Lakeisha C. Varnado, Magnolia, MS *Shemeka N. Lofton, Crystal Springs, MS Ras Cleatia K. Baker, Bassfield, MS *Denotes students awarded degree Summer 2016 IN EDUCATION DUCATION SINESS IN Melissa Walker, Pinola, MS Dr. Daniel Watkins Dr. Mario Mario J. J. Azevedo, Azevedo, Brenda Lee Parker, Jackson, MS Terri L.Dr. Bell, Jackson, MS Erica P. Wilder, Kosciusko, MS Dean Dean Dean Montez L. Parks, Canton, MS MS ION Madessia L. Willis, Jackson, Charlotte Carter Louisville, MS Careshia Jackson, MS MS JoannParnell, Yates, Heidelberg, Briauna DaneyaOF Cousin, Florence, MS E LEMENTARY E DUCATION B ACHELOR SCIENCE E LEMENTARY E DUCATION Amanda Parrott, Walnut Grove, MS BACHELOR *Arthurine D. Dixon-Harris, Jackson, MS ACHELOR OF OF ARTS RTS HEALTH , PCanton, HYSICAL Justin D. Patterson, Jackson, MS Fekearia Denicia Fekearia Denicia Beal, Beal, Canton, MS MS Calandra Floyd, Crystal Springs, MS E DUCATION AND RECREATION Jaquita A. Perez, Jackson, MS Cassandra S. Collins, Charlesto,n MS A RT Cassandra S. Collins, Charlesto,n MS C HILDCARE AND F AMILY A RT Marzayvious V. Hutton, Cleveland, MS Warren Erica Shuntae Glover, Jackson, MS Perry, Jackson, MS Eloisa Erica Shuntae Glover, Jackson, MS Eloisa Anderson, Anderson, Clinton, Clinton, MS MS DUCATION Larry James Boykin,MS Millry, MS Destiny A.EJones, Canton, MS Felicia Lane, Sherry L.N. Pittman Yazoo MS City, MS Tiityonah Felicia N. Lane, Canton, Canton, Tiityonah Qynavia Qynavia Bell, Bell, Meridian, Meridian, MS MS Fabian Broome, Jackson, MS Shatavia Milwaukee, WI Anthony R. Jones, Markham, MS Rashad Shatavia Stricklin, Milwaukee, WI MS *Tiarra M. Stricklin, Pollnitz, Birmingham, Ashley N. Adams, Jackson, MS Rashad C. C. 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Courtney Marie Darden, Okolona, MS Elbdrica R. Dean, Greenville, MS ECONOMICS Sylvia Vernelle Christy-Ella Edwards Greenville, MS

Felicia Edwards, Gulfport, MS ENTREPRENEURSHIP Bernesha Ladillia Esco, Canton, MS Asheli K. Garmon, Tupelo, MS Samantha Grant, Terry, Shuan D. Allen Dallas, MSMS Michelle AL MS AerialHampton, J. DrainLisman, Charleston, Sierra V. Harris, Jackson, MS Joshua J. Roper Jackson, MS Tyinnia T. Jenkins, Chicago, IL V. Stokes, Crenshaw, MS AmyJonas M. Johnson, Carthage, MS Kierra S. Joiner, Tunica, MS Jennifer R. Jones, Macon, MS F INANCE Kelley Dawn Kennedy, Mendenhall, MS Ashley S. Davis, MS Mary L. Keys, Seminary,Brandon, MS Christian Garrett Marshall, Columbus, OH Kegela V. Landfair, Pickens, MS Shandolyn Andria Lawson, Chicago, Tyrone Reese, Douglasville, GA IL Sherette M. Elnora Lee, McComb, MS Jaleesa Thomas, Hollandale, MS Audra N. Madison, Monticello, MS Chrishae Moonique East Saint Antoinette McAfee, Magee, Whitehead, MS Louis, A. IL Norwood Jackson, MS Victoria Tashara Perkins Summit, MS Latashia A. Robinson, Jackson, MS MANAGEMENT

Limon Stepney, Columbia, MS Michelle Stewart, Aberdeen *Brandon Tarrio, Jackson, MS Mark J. Thigpen, Jackson, MS Benjamin L. Thomas, Eufaula, AL Gunnar Elliot White, Terry, MS Coyolontre A. Williams, Coffeeville, MS Daniel E. Williams, East St. Louis, IL Raeford Worsham, Waynesboro, MS

PROFESSIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Patricia Cariecee Ainsworth Moore Haven FL Teresa Amos, Jackson, MS Kathy L. Anderson, Jackson, MS Joshua R. Bates, Jackson, MS Zavian Bingham, Terry, MS Derrick Bobo, Memphis, TN Yolanda Terrell Branch, Pickens, MS Cheridy S. Bullock, Pickens, MS

Audiamecia Bunton, Jackson, MS students awardedJackson, degree Summer Alanna Adams, MS 2016 1*Denotes *David Burns, Vicksburg, MS 3 *Marico D. Almore, Yazoo City, MS *Celia M. Burse, Jackson, MS *Angela A. Clark, Jackson, MS Paulette Stewart Hazlehurst, MS *Denotes students awarded degree 2016 *Denotes students awardedCain, degree Summer Summer 2016 Calandria K. Coleman Jackson MS 5 *Ray Anthony Chambers, Jackson, MS 5 *Truvillan D. Dampier Jackson MS *Rene Edris Colon Rivera, Florida, PR Maurice A. Dixon Jackson MS *Ashley Cook, Brookhaven, MS James Flint, Durant, MS Sheila Covington, Byram, MS *Dominique S, Garner, Canton, MS Kenneth Jerome Dickey, Brookhaven, MS Latarsha Epps, Jackson, MS Ciarra T. Grant, Chicago, MS *Shirl Ficklin-Jasper, Pearl, MS DeAngelo Donte’ Mitchell, Jackson, MS *Deondrial Fields, MS Lonnie Moses, Jackson, MS Vivian R. Frazer, Byram, MS Karina Ono, Sao Jose Do Rio Preto-SP Vallemond Lamar German, Anaheim, CA David Denzel Palmer, Flora, MS Jonquill Lashawn Griffin, Dallas, MS Jordan Alexander Smith, Mandeville, LA Terry Haley, Jackson, MS Juan K. Wilson, Detroit, MS Frederick D. Hampton, Louisville, MS Shirley D. Harrington-Scott, Jackson, MS MARKETING *Jeremy M. Harris Canton MS Christopher Charles Hawkins Jackson, MS Cleorissa Griffin, Elgin, IL Mahogany A. Hervey, Florence, MS *Tiffany Hobson-Thomas, Houlka, MS *Quentin D. Hendree, Memphis, TN *Mark Anthony Holton, Statham, GA Kimberlyn Walker, Jackson, MS Francine Huddleston, Jackson, MS Kayla Genene Young, Memphis, TN Kaylan Shanice Hughes, McComb, MS Carolyn Palmer Johnson, Jackson, MS Domonique Johnson, Texas City, TX Kimberly Johnson, Jackson, MS *Brenda Faye Johnson, Clinton, MS Lekendrick R. Jones, Greenville, MS *Shemeka N. Lofton, Crystal Springs, MS Brenda Lee Parker, Jackson, MS Montez L. Parks, Canton, MS Careshia Parnell, Jackson, MS Amanda Parrott, Walnut Grove, MS Justin D. Patterson, Jackson, MS Jaquita A. Perez, Jackson, MS

Sherita Gayden, Kilmichael, MS ENGLISH Princess K. Hollins, Jackson, MS Charmane Kiara Holloway, Albany, William John Armstrong, Cedar Bluff,GA VA Shekinah Chicago, IL Tre' DeseanDenham-Taylor, Jester, Atlanta, GA Ashleigh Easter, Gulfport, India S. Johnson, Jackson,MS MS *Betti E. Frazier, Jackson, MS Sharon Y. King, Clinton, MS *Lakoya S. Gavin, Byram, MS Brandyn Kirkwood, Ridgeland, MS *Kristin A. A Hartley, Terry, MS Raquel McWhorter-Rawls Chicago, IL Ashliy N. J Medley Milwaukee WI *Oliver E. Joseph Robinson Jamacia Myers, Pearl, MSMcComb MS *Tiffany F Thompson Stacy Okoh, Jackson, MS Jackson, MS Ariel Nicole Taylor, Brandon, MS Jasmine S Shell, Louisville, MS *AnthonyFStricklin, Smyrna, TN OREIGN LANGUAGES *Kimmesha Milwaukee, *Denotes studentsPashea awardedWatson, degree Summer 2016AZ *Shawntiana Latrice Harris-Smith, San

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Duana R. Smith, Canton, MS POLITICAL SCIENCE Priscilla A. Spann, Hammond, IN *Djenaba P. Swan, Ridgeland, MS AaliyahSadelle B. Adams, Jackson, MS Johnson Sweet, Jackson, MS RashonMichael S. Bogan-Roberson, MSMS Townsend,Sylvarena, Carthage, *Christopher Leopold Dee, Chicago, Pattison, MS Kirk J. Williams, MS Nafeesa Malika Shabazz-Edges, Baltimore, Chelsea D. Willis, Raymond, MS MD Patrick Blake Young, Jackson, MS SOCIOLOGY *Leria Renee McClendon, Jackson, MS Tonya T. Moore Jackson, MS *Dawn Marie Shanks, Oceanside, MS

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Tyrique Anthony Carson, Stockbridge, GA

Ricardo Brown Beverly V.Dr. Bishop, III,A.Madison, *Christopher D. Maddox, New MS Orleans, LA Allante D. Boykin,Dean Memphis, TN Tavia S. Chatman, Jackson, MS Iasia Collins, Florence, MS Hannah B. Williams, Jackson, MSRTS BACHELOR OF A

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COLLEGE OF SB CIENCE , ENGINEERING ACHELOR OF SOCIAL AND TECHNOLOGY WORK Dr. Richard A. Aló Dean WORK SOCIAL

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Tina Louise Archie, Jackson, MS Jessica Beasley, Jackson, MS Kortney Denise Bolton, Bolton, MS BIOLOGY Jarmikco Zicole Bullock, Jackson, MS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE TerriM. D.Adams, Burton,Atlanta, Brandon, MS *Jared GA *Denotes students awarded Summer 2016 Tiea S. Carter, Edwards, degree MS Alexis L. Alexander, Clinton, MS J USTICE CRIMINAL Miesha S. Coleman, Canton, MS Carolyn Banks, Crystal Springs, MS Chasidy L. Crossley McComb, MS AND C ORRECTIONAL S ERVICES Tamisha C. Barry, St. Croix, VI MonicaLovyonka P. Day Jackson, Deondria Bell,MS Winstonville, MS Kayla S. Alexander, Jackson, MS MS Octavia S. Dixon, Raven A. Bell, Jackson,Jackson, MS Alem Duncil Amores, Oakland, CA Shameca Shanta Dotson, Kosciusko, MS Meranda Michelle Brown, Poplarville, MS *Shunique Bates, Jackson, MS MS Lamarsha Dowdy, Jackson, Monica M.Brinston, Brown, Pearl, Clinton, MS Jasmine MS Stacy D. Duck, Belzoni, MS Deborah Kay Christy, Memphis, TN Amber MarDella Cooper, Madison, MS Kijuana Edwards, Jackson, MS MS Yssis Tarran Copeland, Corinth, Felecia F. Lasha Dennis, Memphis, TN Juressa Gardner, Jackson, MS Brianna Cousin, Florence, MS MS Chereigna Dixon, Hazlehurst, Mary Daneeshia A. Haralson, Jackson, MS MS Tamara Cox, Nettleton, Ashley N. Gates, Chicago, IL Voneshia P. Hewitt, Jackson, MS Creese Santana Shambre Ramonti' Cherel Gabrelle N. Gore, Sandhill, MS Sheila Cayce, S.C. Denise Hill, Bolton, MS *Robert Graham, Jackson, MS Jarah Crowner, Jackson, MS MS Sharon Holliday, Flowood, Daryl Greenwood, Jackson, MS Rhae' Ven Darby Ellis, Ridgeland, MS Heather MeShell Holmes, Ackerman, MS Deon D. Harris Ludlow, MS *Jarrett Alexander Evans, San Antonio, MS La'Pricia B. Howlett, Canton, MS Cornelius Rashard Henderson, Dallas, TX *Jeryl R. Gibson, Terry,Clinton, MS Tamra D. Jerdine, MS Keith Lashawn Hunt, Jr., Jackson, MS Ashley Johnson, Vicksburg, MS Deabra A.D. Gray, Jackson, MS *Kimberly L. Jefferson, Raymond, MS *Denotes students awarded Summer *Ebonique Green, Jackson, MSMS 2016 Vaneatra Nicole Jones,degree Clarksdale, Nieshia C.Nicolle Jones, Vicksburg, MS Eugena R. Grigsby, Hermanville, MSMS WI O'Neishea N. Jones, Hattiesburg, *Aryahna Samantha Levy, Milwaukee, Allison Jai Hervey, Vail, MS Princess A. Lawyer, Jackson, MS Teressa Lasha Mack, Jackson, MS Hope Osaremen Imafidon, Brandon, MS Tiara L.L.Leaper, Memphis, *Krystal Nailer, Shaw, MS TN Jazmyne C. MS MS Denae R. Jimmerson Lee,Pollock, Picayune,Jackson, MS Christian, Keira Brianna Pass Keara L. Johnson Bassfield, MS MSMS Shervondria Jackson, Quindar'Us D. Mack, Randall, Clinton, *Alexis L. Johnson, Greenwood, Amanda Charmaine Marshall, Mylan J. Smith, Yazoo City, MS MS Jackson, MS Patrina Kaye Jones Brandon, MS MS Charigia McAbee, Jackson, Shannon L.L. Smith, Scott, MS Sarthak Ridgeland, MS MS Rajee Kapoor, McDonald, Port Janecia Veal, Jackson, MS Gibson, Stella Abiola Kelvyn-Olowola, Jackson, Kawana McGowan, MS MS Desiree V. Reed Watts, Ridgeland, MSFayette, Chareese Madison, MS MS Royal A.Nicole Williams, Flowood, MSFork, Shannekia K. Kent, Miles, Rolling Detra Carthage, MSMS Elsie S. Wilson, Madison, Jackson, Quinecia Rochelle Norman, Natchez, MS Mervin R. Simpson McShan,Nunnery, Jr., Shreveport, LAMS Angela Bolton, Tonesha Lynnette Mister,MSChicago, MS Alex B. Oakes, Brandon, *Brittany Moore, Greenville, MS MikeyaNicholle Y. Patterson, Leland, MS Violet Powell, Edwards, MS *Denotes students awarded degree Summer 2016

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Kayla S. Alexander, Jackson, MS Alem Duncil Amores, Oakland, CA *Shunique Bates, Jackson, MS Jasmine Brinston, Pearl, MS Amber MarDella Cooper, Madison, MS Felecia F. Dennis, Memphis, TN Chereigna Dixon, Hazlehurst, MS Ashley N. Gates, Chicago, IL Gabrelle N. Gore, Sandhill, MS *Robert Graham, Jackson, MS Daryl Greenwood, Jackson, MS Deon D. Harris Ludlow, MS Cornelius Rashard Henderson, Dallas, TX Keith Lashawn Hunt, Jr., Jackson, MS *Kimberly L. Jefferson, Raymond, MS Nieshia C. Jones, Vicksburg, MS *Aryahna Samantha Levy, Milwaukee, WI Teressa Lasha Mack, Jackson, MS Ashley D. Johnson, Vicksburg, MS *Krystal L. Nailer, Shaw, MS Vaneatra Nicole Jones,Pass Clarksdale, MS Keira Brianna Pollock, Christian, MS O'Neishea N. Hattiesburg, MS Quindar'Us D. Jones, Randall, Clinton, MS Princess A. Lawyer, Jackson, MS Mylan J. Smith, Yazoo City, MS Tiara L. L. Leaper, Shannon Smith,Memphis, Scott, MS TN Denae R. Lee, Picayune, Janecia Veal, Jackson, MS MS Shervondria Mack, Jackson, Desiree V. Watts, Ridgeland, MSMS Amanda Charmaine Marshall, Ashley Johnson, Vicksburg, Royal A.D. Williams, Flowood, MS MS Jackson, MS Charigia L. McAbee, Jackson, MS MS Vaneatra Nicole Jones, Clarksdale, Detra Wilson, Carthage, MS Rajee McDonald, PortHattiesburg, Gibson, MSMS O'Neishea N. Jones, Kawana Reed McGowan, MS Princess A. Lawyer, Jackson,Fayette, MS C OMPUTER S CIENCE Shannekia K. Miles, Rolling Tiara L. Leaper, Memphis, TNFork, MS Quinecia Rochelle Norman, Natchez, MS Denae R. Lee, Picayune, MS Larry L. Simpson Key, Mack, Jackson, MS Angela Nunnery, Bolton, MS Shervondria Jackson, MS Christian Monique Ramson, New Jackson, Orleans, MS LA Alex B. Oakes, Brandon, MS Amanda Charmaine Marshall, Jason L. Smith, Jackson, MS Mikeya Y.L.Patterson, Leland, MS Charigia McAbee, Jackson, MS Violet Powell, Edwards, MS Elijah Thompson, Ellenwood, GA RajeeB.McDonald, Port Gibson, MS Jarreth Reid, Canton, MS MS KawanaSinclair Reed McGowan, Fayette, Toronda Michelle Robinson, Utica, Shannekia K. Miles, Rolling Fork, MS MS Misty Jackson, MS ERose, ARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE Quinecia Rochelle Norman, Natchez, MS Ty’Anna Tiya Ross, Canton, MS Angela Simpson Nunnery, Bolton, MS P'Shawn Sanford, Brandon, Alex B. Oakes, Brandon, MS MS MS Austin Ramard Davis, Jackson, Alexis Hazlehurst,MS MS Mikeya Y.Shannon, Patterson, Lacey D.M. Jones, Meridian,Leland, MS LeSonji Simmons, Jackson, Violet Sidney, Powell, Edwards, MS MS 6 Marcus Tampa, FL Maya C.Sinclair Simpson, Carthage, MSMS Jarreth Reid, Canton, Amanda Smith,Robinson, Vicksburg, MSUtica, MS Toronda D. Michelle ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Chanchez Marie Smith, Jackson, MS Misty Rose, Jackson, MS Kiesha Diana Stewart, Crystal MS John Austin Dearman Raymond, MS Ty’Anna Tiya Ross, Canton, MSSprings, Sheverian Catrice Sykes, MS Chris Alan Sanford, Eitel, Brandon, MSClarksdale, P'Shawn Brandon, MS Kourtney Lea Thomas, Ridgeland, Alexis M. Shannon, Hazlehurst, Ryan Montgomery, Jackson, MS MS MS Kiara S. Simmons, Thomas, Lexington, MS LeSonji Jackson, Aaron Shaw, Bogue Chitto, MS MS Paulette Durant, MS MS Maya C. Wade, Simpson, Carthage, Shasta Nicole Wade, Brandon,MS MS Amanda D. Smith, Vicksburg, INDUSTRIAL T ECHNOLOGY Kenyata Welch, Tupelo,Jackson, MS ChanchezB.Marie Smith, MS Neporche S.F.Wheeler, Pearl, MS Kiesha Diana Stewart, Crystal Springs, MS Christopher Alexis, Jackson, MS Ashley Williams, Sheverian CatriceJackson, Sykes,MSClarksdale, MS Johnathon Lenard Bounds, Grenada, MS Antoinette R.Boyd, Williams, Jackson, MS Kourtney Lea Thomas, Ridgeland, Ronnal LeTre Kosciusko, MS MS Montiuna D. Williams Canton, MS Kiara S. Lexington, Charlie L. Thomas, Brooks, Sharon, MSMS Kierra Wilson, Jackson, PauletteS.Burns, Wade, Durant, MS MS Jeremiah Chicago, IL Shasta Nicole Wade, Brandon, MS Cleophaus Donnell Carson, Jr., Canton, MS Kenyata B. Welch, Tupelo, MS Alonzo Clincy, Decatur, GA Neporche S. Wheeler, Pearl, MS Deremy M. Cromwell, Jackson, MS Ashley Williams, Jackson, MS Levarious Dorsey, Natchez, MS Antoinette R. Williams, Jackson, MS Howard Edwards, Tunica, MS Montiuna D. Williams Canton, MS Curtis Frazier, Clarksdale, MS Kierra S. Wilson, Jackson, MS

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Whitney Brakefield, Jackson, MS Sedrick D Thompson Jackson MS BIOLOGY

*Jared M. Adams, Atlanta, GA *Denotes students awarded degree Summer 2016 Alexis L. Alexander, Clinton, MS Carolyn Banks, Crystal Springs, MS Tamisha C. Barry, St. Croix, VI Deondria Lovyonka Bell, Winstonville, MS Raven A. Bell, Jackson, MS Meranda Michelle Brown, Poplarville, MS Monica M. Brown, Clinton, MS Deborah Kay Christy, Memphis, TN Yssis Tarran Copeland, Corinth, MS Brianna Cousin, Florence, MS Tamara Daneeshia Cox, Nettleton, MS

METEOROLOGY

*Jordan E. Darensbourg, Smyrna, GA

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Larry L. Key, Jackson, MS Christian Monique Ramson, New Orleans, LA Jason L. Smith, Jackson, MS Elijah B. Thompson, Ellenwood, GA

EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE

Austin Ramard Davis, Jackson, MS Lacey D. Jones, Meridian, MS Marcus Sidney, Tampa, FL

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John Austin Dearman Raymond, MS Chris Alan Eitel, Brandon, MS Ryan Montgomery, Jackson, MS Aaron Shaw, Bogue Chitto, MS

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Mitchell, YazooEducation City, MS Maya May, Ruston, Memphis, LA and Universities through the Perceptions of Higher San Diego State University, 2008 B.S., University of Southern Mississippi, 2014 Tougaloo College, 2013 EDS., Jackson State University, 2010 ADVISOR: Dr. Neari F. Warner Administrators DISSERTATION: DISSERTATION: ADVISOR: Dr. Walter A.College Brown Student's Perception of an ADVISOR: Dr. Rodney Washington *Venkatramreddy Velma, Hattiesburg, MS Marerllis D. Nix, Canton, MS Afro-Centric Curriculum Latacha Hamilton United States, TN Delta State University, PHD., Jackson State 2007 University, 2009 ADVISOR: Dr. Ronald Walker LA *Adrienne N. Moore, Shreveport, Ed.S.,*Takymmea University of Mississippi, 2007McComb, MS C. Clayton, M.A., Grambling State University, 2005 DISSERTATION: Investigation of Disability University of An Southern Mississippi, 2007 Joseph T. Shaw, Jackson, MS *Staquilla N. 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Parker, Jackson, Jackson, MS MS Harris, Ridgeland, MS *Ida I.EJones, LaGrange, GA OCTOR OF DUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION *Fred Edward OCTOR OF UBLIC UBLIC California State -- Fullerton, Shelley Taylor, Canton, MS California State University University Fullerton, 2010 2010 B.A., Tougaloo College, 2013 M.P.A., University of Georgia, 2009 DISSERTATION: Examining the Sexual P.H.D., Jackson State University, DISSERTATION: Examining the 2010 Sexual Health Health EALTH URBAN AND REGIONAL DISSERTATION: Perceptions of Administrators and EALTH PLANNING Knowledge, Attitudes, Knowledge, Attitudes, Faculty Concerning the Effectiveness of Campus*Javoris K. Harris, Macon, MS ADVISOR: Mary E. Coleman, Madison, MS ADVISOR: Sophia Sophia S. S. Leggett Leggett Based Talent Management Initiatives OLLEGE B.S., Jackson State University, 2014 P EALTH University of SouthernDiversity Mississippi, 2009 PUBLIC UBLIC H H EALTH OLLEGE ADVISOR: Dr. Walter Crockett *Denotes awarded degree Summer Amy L. 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Senior Farewell

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The Blue & White Flash

Glover and Brewster bid farewell to Jackson State

r e v o l G s i r r a Deirdra H tor Managing Edi When I decided to re-enroll in college after a 20 year absence, I thought this was a redemption story. My failure the first time around can be blamed on many factors, and I had a lot to prove. Journalists are taught to go into a story with an angle, but to let it evolve organically. My matriculation at Jackson State University is so much more than a vindication of self: it is a testament to the power of collaborative education. I am proud of the work I have

accomplished, but I know my achievements and expectations have been elevated by work with my peers. There’s a reason I used this photo of my beloved media production team instead of a fancy graduation shot: the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Jackson State University is greater than our leadership, staff and faculty, or our partnership with the University of Mississippi. It’s greater still than the endless opportunities we have for handson learning alongside

Thee I love my dear ol' college home. I’m so glad that I chose Jackson State University three years ago to be my college home. I love my HBCU and wouldn’t want to call any other college my home but JSU. I came to JSU because I received a scholarship for the women’s track and field team as a 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash, and High Jump athlete. Of course I didn’t want to just be an athlete, I wanted to be a student too. I’m a student first and then an athlete. I’m proud to say that I made it on the Dean’s List or President’s List every semester during my undergraduate collegiate time. I joined The Blue & White Flash because it was a requirement for one of my classes but I wanted to see if I really could get into the newspaper, so I continued participating. I love writing for The Blue & White Flash because everyone is always so happy and about his or her business. I had my own little section in the paper called “Tiger Spotlight,” that honored a student athlete weekly to give them a spotlight

of how there season going and what they expected from it. I also wrote about different things as well to broaden my horizons. My favorite memory at JSU would have to be during my sophomore year when I wasn’t having the best track and field season and I really wanted to give up but I didn’t. Sometimes when you’re at your breaking point, things turn around for the better. I just took some time to get myself together over spring break and came back as a better athlete mentally and went out with a bang at the outdoor SWAC Championship when I made it to finals in the open 400- meter dash. I want to thank The Blue and White Flash for giving me the opportunity to write with them during my time at JSU because of them I am a better writer. I’m glad to say that I met amazing people at JSU, for instance, my wonderful boyfriend, Deon Harris; amazing

professionals. The great strength of our department is that we have student-leaders who are willing to invest in each other’s education. The first friends I had on campus were Blue & White Flash staffers. Will Kelly, I hope your parents don’t mind, but I’ve adopted you. I needed the Flash at least as much as it needed me: it helped me learn more about JSU history, meet interesting people, and the community service hours I so desperately needed. I found that I learned

teammates (former and current), classmates, and random people I met as well. Even though I’ll be graduating early, I plan to start graduate school in the spring and get my masters in Sports Management. My ultimate goal is to work for ESPN as a sports anchor. I want to give a special thank you to

as much about writing and storytelling from reviewing and editing others’ work as I did through the process of writing. This last semester has been particularly meaningful because I’ve also had the chance to create powerful opinion work alongside my sibling Rhis. Finally, thank you, Shannon Tatum and Kierra Thomas: I don’t think it’s a coincidence that both valedictorian and salutatorian are Flash staff members. Everyone has weak spots, and mine is video. Old dogs learn new tricks slowly and for me, that manifested as a lot of anxiety in the editing bay. Ashli Coggins and Kendall Green, the two of you have been generous with your time and instruction. I’ve learned to love a completely new way of telling stories. Dean Anthony,

thank you for the opportunities I’ve had to represent the school: it is an honor I will carry with me throughout my life. Dr. Almeida, you weren’t my adviser, but as I compile my materials for my portfolio and graduate school applications, I am grateful that you saw my potential for teaching and research, and urged me toward a future of analysis and academia. I find myself struggling to say goodbye, but then I remember that this is a letter of farewell: this is easier. I don’t want to say goodbye, because I feel many of us will run into each other throughout our careers. What I do wish for my classmates is that each of you fare well—that each of you embrace the challenge this program affords, and help each other rise to meet it.

Aniecia Brewster Staff Writer my wonderful mother, Bridget Brewster, who helped me become the amazing woman that I am today and getting me to the level that I am today. I want nothing but the best for myself and to make her the proudest mother of her baby girl.

I want to thank everyone again for allowing me to finish strong and helping me through my journey at JSU. Because of everyone I get to walk across the stage to continue to my wonderful journey to becoming a successful strong woman.


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JSU Jones named Senior MVP JSU Shelton scores by Jackson Touchdown Club spot on SWAC’s 2016 JSU Athletics Media

Photo: Charles A. Smith Javancy Jones.

JSU Lady Tigers Fall to Nicholls, 83-76

Photo: Charles A. Smith Lady Tigers play an intense game against Nicholls.

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Jackson State suffered its first loss of the season on Tuesday night, falling to Nicholls 83-76. Khadijah Moore led Jackson State with a double-double, netting 21 points along with grabbing 12 rebounds. Radejah Woodson also scored in double figures for the Lady Tigers, netting 13 points. Jackson State got off to a slow start in this contest,

trailing 21-11 after the first quarter. Jackson State came out strong in the second quarter, outscoring Nicholls 24-18 to cut the deficit to 39-35 at the break. Jackson State would falter in the second half, being outscored 24-13 in the third quarter. The Tigers would not be able to recover. Next up, Jackson State will travel to Oxford, Miss. to take on Ole Miss at 11:00AM CT on Dec. 1.

Jackson State falls 58-47 t o We s t e r n C a r o l i n a

Photo: Charles A. Smith Collins paces down the court.

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Haboubacar Mutombo scored 15 points and Western Carolina held Jackson State to just 14 field goals in a 58-47 win in the first-ever meeting between the schools Saturday.

The Catamounts (2-4) held Jackson State (1-5) to just 14 of 50 from the field (28 percent), including 2 of 16 (12.5 percent) from beyond the 3-point arc. What’s more, the Tigers got just four points from its bench in 57 minutes of play. Mutombo was 6 of 9 from the field and Western Carolina was collectively 20 of 42 from the field (47.6 percent), including 7 of 17 from distance. Elijah Pughsley scored 10 points off the Catamounts’ bench, which contributed 22 of the team’s 58 total points. Paris Collins had 13 points on 4 of 20 shooting from the field, including 0 of 6 from beyond the arc for Jackson State. Maurice Rivers contributed 11 points.

The Jackson Touchdown Club held its annual Most Valuable College Senior Awards night presented by C Spire Wireless and senior defensive end/linebacker Javancy Jones received the award for Jackson State. The award is given to the senior on each team in the state of Mississippi that exhibits outstanding leadership on and off the field. Jones finished his career as one of Jackson State’s most decorated defensive players. At the conclusion of his senior season, the Macon, Miss. native finished just four tackles for loss shy of the FCS career record of 80. This season he was one of the top defensive players in the Southwestern Athletic Conference as he posted 82 tackles (3rd in the SWAC), 19.5 tackles for loss (2nd in the SWAC behind teammate Keontre Anderson) and 4 sacks (11th in the SWAC). He is a three time AllSWAC performer, a four time All-American and a finalist for the 2015 C Spire Conerly Award. In addition to his on-field accolades, Jones is an active participant in community service activities, as well as maintaining a 3.5 grade point average and is on pace to graduate. Jones is also a nominee for the 2016 C Spire Conerly Award.

All-Conference team University Communications

The Southwestern Athletic Conference recently released its 2016 Volleyball All-Conference team, and Jackson State University’s Lady Tiger Kianna Shelton was among those recognized. The Montgomery, Ala., native was named as one of two middle blockers to the All-Conference Second Team. This season, she

started in 31 matches for 102 sets played. She recorded 139 kills on 372 attacks for a .126 attack percentage. Shelton also recorded six assists, four service aces, 23 digs, 29 solo blocks, and 62 block assists. As well, she has recorded 203.0 points to average 1.99 points per set. The athlete ranks second on the JSU team in blocks per set, second in points, and third in receptions. She also ranks fourth in the conference in blocks.

jsums.edu Kianna Shelton ranks second on the JSU team on blocks per set, second in points, and third in receptions.

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