Dr. Lucille Green, adjunct professor for the School of Lifelong Learning and Interdisciplinary Studies, has been selected by the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation as an inductee in the category of Lifetime Achievement. Green will be officially inducted during the 34th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on September 27.
“I was shocked, and I consider it to be an honor to be nominated by my peers and Jackson State University for this award of Lifetime Achievement from the National Black College Hall of Fame,” says Green. “This honor shows my continuous commitment to Jackson State.”
A lifelong learner, Green recently earned her master’s degree in Christian Studies from Wesley Biblical Seminary. She also recently completed her certification in Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” An advocate for education, Green earned her bachelors, master’s and doctoral degrees from Jackson State.
In 2011, she accepted an offer in Monrovia, Liberia to work as an assistant professor at Cuttington University. During her ten-month tenure in West Africa, Green also served as an educational specialist at Rural School District.
The Jackson, Mississippi, native is convinced that learning is the key to success and has committed her entire life to educating the whole individual-mind, body and spirit.
“I believe I was selected for this award because of my commitment of giving back to others,” says Green. “I’ve dedicated a lifetime of service to people, and it has brought me great joy and many blessings throughout the years.”
Green’s most rewarding experience during her professional career was working as coordinator of Senior’s College at Jackson State. Her life’s motto is “If I can help somebody as I pass along, if I can cheer somebody with a word or a song, then her living shall not be in vain.”
She is the proud mother of four adult children: Chakita R. Jackson, Willie Jerome Green, Karl Michael Green and Dwayne V. Green. Green also has three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.