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First Lady’s Scholarship Luncheon for inauguration event will benefit JSU students

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Sponsored by Trustmark and Candie L. Simmons, the inaugural First Lady’s Scholarship Luncheon will be held at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

The First Lady’s Scholarship Luncheon will bring together individuals with a vested interest in the academic success of JSU students. The purpose of the occasion is to assist with alleviating some of the financial burden students face during their tenure at Jackson State.

The Honorable Barbara Blackmon will be the keynote speaker for the inaugural First Lady's Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, October 12 at   The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

Sen. Barbara Blackmon will be the keynote speaker for the inaugural First Lady’s Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, October 12 at The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

The event’s keynote speaker is The Honorable Barbara Blackmon, who represents Senate District 21, which consists of Madison, Attala, Holmes, Leake and Yazoo counties. The JSU alumna is also a managing partner of Blackmon and Blackmon, PLLC, general counsel for the General Missionary Baptist State Convention, Canton Municipal Utilities Commission and county attorney for Claiborne County, Mississippi.

JSU’s MADDRAMA and Jazz Ensemble are set to perform during the event.

Veronica Cohen, JSU’s vice president for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs, chairs the luncheon. Co-chairs are Maxine Greenleaf, executive director of University Communications; David Howard, researcher/program analyst; Constance Lawson, chief development officer for Major and Planned Gifts; and Carol Woodson, director of Events and Visitor Services.

To purchase a ticket to the luncheon, click here. Cost is $100.