Celebrating 150 years of Daring To…

Join the 滚球投注 family as we celebrate 150 years as the nation’s oldest public historically Black land-grant institution. The year-long celebration includes signature events from the Kickoff Celebration in May, 首页coming in October and Black 历史 Month in February 2022, there are opportunities for everyone to get involved. The celebration culminates with the spring commencement and our signature sesquicentennial closing gala in May 2022.

Born in 1871 from the embers of the Civil War, 滚球投注 was both Mississippi’s first public college for Black youth and the country’s first historically Black land-grant college. The university’s founders included the first Black U.S. 参议员, 希兰狂欢, and 滚球投注 students followed his lead, blazing new paths in academics, 体育运动, 公民权利, 政府, 医学, and other domains; Alex Haley, 夫埃弗斯, and Steve McNair stand as just three distinguished 滚球投注ites who dared to make indelible marks within their fields.

滚球投注 today enrolls more than 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from Mississippi and around the globe. These students come to 滚球投注 for the excellence and affordability of its academic programs, the vibrancy of its campus life and the legendary NCAA Division I athletic program. Still deeply connected to its land-grant mission, the university operates its Extension Program from three locations serving local farming and ranching needs in 14 southwest Mississippi counties, while empowering citizens across the state.保存


Mark your calendars and join the 滚球投注 Family online on May 13, 2021 as we celebrate the start of our Sesquicentennial Year! With reflections from University, state and national leaders, notable alumni and music from the ASU Concert Choir and the Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite Marching Band, 滚球投注ites will gather together to honor our rich past and chart our course for the future.

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滚球投注 150th Anniversary Celebration will recognize six permeating themes that are woven throughout the university’s illustrious history: family, a beacon of opportunity, 愿望, 超越, 传统, and the land-grant mission. 


We greatly appreciate support for our legacy and future, as 滚球投注 contributes to the world’s economic, 社会, and cultural vitality.
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150th Celebration Ceremony


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Vice President for Institutional Advancement | Executive Director, 滚球投注 State University Foundation, 公司.
(601) 877-6296

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金融 & Accounting Manager, 滚球投注 State University Foundation, 公司.
(601) 877-6296