(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Jackson State University Welcome Center recently reached a milestone by receiving its 1,000th visitor.
The JSU Welcome Center, commonly referred to as the university’s official “front door” by director Gwen Caples, serves as the JSU’s hospitality site for campus visitors, including prospective students and their families, alumni and people interested in JSU. The center opened in the summer of 2012.
“This accomplishment is just the beginning of a larger role that I see the Welcome Center playing in future undergraduate recruitment,” says Caples. “We desire to be more efficient by employing interpreters, and engaging in community projects.”
The Welcome Center provides opportunities to share the breadth of academic programs and state-of-the-art facilities on the campus of JSU. Campus tours are also one of the services of the center. They include the standard one-hour walking tour, and customized tours. In the near future, the Welcome Center will offer heritage tours, which will include tours of places such as the COFO Civil Rights Education Center, the Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute on Citizenship and Democracy, and the Margaret Walker Center.
-Darrell Robinson, Jr.