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Lockheed Martin presents $100K gift to CSET; JSU honors tech firm with dozens of others

JSU President William B. Bynum Jr. displays his appreciation to Lockheed Martin for its donation to the College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET). He’s joined by Lockheed director Karmyn Norwood, a JSU alum; Dr. Richard A. Alo, dean of CSET; and Derrick McGowan, diversity outreach manager for Lockheed. (Photo by Kevin Bradley/Special to JSU)

JSU President William B. Bynum Jr. displays his appreciation to Lockheed Martin for its donation to the College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET). He’s joined by Lockheed director Karmyn Norwood, a JSU alum; Dr. Richard A. Alo, dean of CSET; and Derrick McGowan, diversity outreach manager for Lockheed. (Photo by Kevin Bradley/Special to JSU)

Before accepting a check for $100,000 from Lockheed Martin on Thursday, Nov. 17, JSU President William B. Bynum Jr. described the benefactor as an outstanding corporate partner and presented the company with two Legacy awards honoring its support.

During the check presentation ceremony, Lockheed received the “Pinnacle of Excellence Award” in the highest-giving business category and was also added to the “President’s Legacy Society.“

Bynum said, “We’re very thankful for all investments Lockheed Martin has made to our College of Science, Engineering and Technology. We’re also glad to have our alumni with Lockheed giving back to Jackson State University.

Lockheed area director Karmyn Norwood, JSU Class of 1994, said, “We look forward to helping faculty and students and really developing the kind of university you want it to be.”

Other awards were given previously during the Legacy Banquet on Nov. 3 in the following categories: 

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WJSU’s Gina Carter-Simmers and JSUTV’s Rob Jay serve as masters of ceremonies during the Legacy Banquet on Nov. 3 in the Student Center Ballroom. (Photo by Spencer L. McClenty/JSU)

Alumni: ‘Thee I Love Award,” Dr. Roderick Paige

Business: “Pinnacle of Excellence Award,” Lockheed Martin

Friend: “Jackson State Supporter Award,” Mr. Roosevelt Robinson, III

Alumni Chapter: “Tigers Forever Award,” JSU Metro-Atlanta Chapter

Golden Class: “Golden Tigers Award,” JSU Class if 1966

 

Charles Ayer Society

$100,000 and above

Robert M. Hearin Foundation

 

 

President’s Legacy Society

$50,000 to $99,999

Entergy

JSU Class of 1966

Lockheed Martin Foundation

Nissan North America

Dr. Roderick & Stephanie Paige

Regions Bank

Roosevelt D. Robinson, III

 

Founders’ Club

$25,000 to $49,999

Dr. William and Lillian Cooley

Shell Oil Company Foundation

Tiger Fund Athletic Association

Union Pacific Corporation

USA Funds

 

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$10,000 to $24,999

BankPlus

Blue Bengal Athletic Association

Howard and Danella Catchings

Clyde and Dr. Jasmin Chapman

CSpire Foundation

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., State of Mississippi

Dixon Hughes Goodman Foundation

Ford Motor Company

Jimmie L. Harmon

Myleme O. Harrison

Horne CPAs and Business Advisors

JSU Huntsville Alumni Chapter

JSU Meridian Alumni Chapter

JSU Metro-Atlanta Chapter

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JSU National Alumni Association, Inc.

Dr. Alfred L. Martin, Jr.

John W McGowan

Julie L. Miller

Mississippi National Baptist State Convention

Mark A. Newsome

Winston and Alma Pittman

Dr. Walter Rayford

Southern Heritage Foundation, Inc.

Sonda N. White

Luther and Ruth Williams

 

SPONSORSHIP RECOGNITION:

Legacy Banquet Sponsorships

Presenting Sponsor

BankPlus

Gold Sponsor

Regions Bank

Silver Sponsor

Brian Johnson, Fisher-Brown Bottrell Insurance

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Butler Snow, LLP

Guyna “Gee” Johnson

Blue Sponsors

Atmos Energy

Banks, Finley, White and Company

Transamerica/Catchings Insurance Agency

Darryl and Laverne Pilate

Environmental Management Plus, Inc.

Hall Education Services

Jackson Area Federal Credit Union

JSU College of Public Service

JSU Tiger Fund

JSU National Alumni Association, Inc.

Nissan North America

Owens Moss Attorneys

Sims Chiropractic Clinic

Southern Heritage Foundation, Inc.

StayCool Cap

The Crear Group, LLC

Trustmark National Bank

Turner and Associates, Inc.

Walter Payton Foundation

WT Consulting

Veronica M. Cohen, vice president of JSU’s Institutional Advancement and External Affairs, prepares the audience for a video presentation showcasing how the university benefits from support by constituents. (Photo by Darek Ashley/Special to JSU)

Veronica M. Cohen, vice president of JSU’s Institutional Advancement and External Affairs, prepares the audience for a video presentation showcasing how the university benefits from support by constituents. (Photo by Spencer L. McClenty/JSU)