JSU, U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson celebrate opening of Center of Excellence

November 22, 2008 · Print This Article

(JACKSON, Miss.) - Jackson State University and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will celebrate the grand opening of its newest Center of Excellence during a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 24 at the Mississippi e-Center @ JSU.

Awarded during the spring, the center for the Study of Natural Disasters, Coastal Infrastructure and Emergency Management is part of a partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Program participants include JSU President Ronald Mason, Jr., U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Felix Okojie, JSU vice president for research and federal relations and Jay M. Cohen, Department of Homeland Security under secretary for science and technology.

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