JSU graduate students elected to the Executive Board of the National Black Graduate Student Association


Melanie McHenry (left), Lecia Gresham, Antonio Williams, Sarah Foote (GSA Advisor) and Charlotte Wallace

A group of Jackson State University graduate students attended the National Black Graduate Student Association (NBGSA) National Conference in Columbia, S.C. March 10-12, where two JSU students were elected to serve on the association’s executive board.  Lecia Gresham, president of JSU’s Graduate Student Association and a doctoral student in environmental science, was elected serve on the Finance Committee. Antonio Williams, vice president of JSU’s Graduate Student Association and a master-level student in rehabilitation counseling, was elected to serve as Parliamentarian.  Congratulations to both students for demonstrating excellent leadership qualities.

During the conference, Melaney McHenry, a doctoral student in environmental science, made a presentation on mercury ecotoxicity and risk assessment at the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Gresham made a presentation on “Vernonia amygadalina inhibits the expression survival, tumorigenesis, metastasis, and invision signaling molecules in human breast cancer cells.”

NBGSA is a 501(C) (3) non-profit association that is recognized as the primary student organization addressing the needs of black graduate students.  The organization is managed 100 percent by its members and offers leadership training, professional development, mentoring opportunities and career placement services.

For more information about this organization, contact Sarah Foote, Coordinator of Student Support Services, at sarah.l.foote@jsums.edu, or Lecia Gresham, GSA President at jsu-gsa@jsums.edu, or visit www.nbgsa.org.

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