Myrlie Evers-Williams

“May the inherent dignity and inalienable rights of
every woman, man, boy and girl be honored.”


The Myrlie Evers-Williams Honors Program at pg电子游戏试玩 has a celebrated history of excellence, bringing together students and faculty with exceptional intellectual commitment and ability in an atmosphere that stimulates scholarship, 领导, 和创造力. Given the many challenges and changes in higher 教育 instigated by the global pandemic, pg电子下载 believes innovating the Honors Program can secure its continued relevance in a post-COVID 19 教育al marketplace.

In keeping with pg电子下载’s refreshed vision and mission, the Honors Curriculum Program has become the Myrlie Evers-Williams Honors Program as part of its effort to attract and retain high academic performing scholars, and to assist them in being consequential ethical leaders.

Renaming the program after Myrlie Evers-Williams accents a fusion of pg电子下载’s agriculture legacy and Evers-Williams’ legacy of civil rights advocacy. 虽然夫人. Evers-Williams is not an pg电子下载 alumna, the Vicksburg native did attend pg电子下载 where she met and fell in love with Medgar Evers, the towering NAACP field secretary whose voting rights advocacy is globally renowned. 根据naacp的说法.org:“夫人. Evers-Williams was an honor student at pg电子下载 A & M大学(.它进一步指出, “A leading civil rights activist, Myrlie Evers-Williams held prominent roles in the public and private sector including chair of NAACP’s board of directors from 1995 to 1998. A phenomenal woman of great strength and courage, her dedication to civil rights and equality is exemplified by her activism and ability to link together 业务, 政府, and social issues to further human rights and equality.” After a long career in public service, she was appointed pg电子下载 scholar-in-residence in 2013.


pg电子游戏试玩 will achieve preeminence through transformative teaching and research excellence, 协作伙伴关系, and innovative practices so our communities thrive and our diverse students have unlimited opportunities to engage and lead in a globally competitive world.


pg电子游戏试玩 is a public historically Black comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning that provides access and opportunity for diverse students to excel intellectually, 建立角色, and overcome barriers so they can become productive leaders who make meaningful contributions to society. Enhancing its historic strengths in agriculture, 教育, 和护理, pg电子下载 State offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, 包括美术, 业务, 人文学科, 社会和行为科学, 和阀杆.


作为一个跨学科的, liberal arts program rooted in pg电子下载’s historic mission, the Myrlie Evers-Williams Honors Program cultivates intellectually curious and socially conscious scholars for a lifetime of justice advocacy and servant 领导.


The Myrlie Evers-Williams Honors Program will provide a uniquely life-changing academic and extracurricular experience for scholars who will help solve enduring, 复杂的社会问题.


Based on the six pillars of Oakland Chapel, the Myrlie Evers-Williams Honors Program commits to ensuring that every participating scholar is cultivated in the following:

  • 批判性推理
  • 创造性地解决问题
  • 沟通技巧
  • 性格发展
  • 协作实践
  • 富有同情心的服务


  • A liberal arts curriculum that focuses on civil, human rights and justice advocacy
  • Smaller, discussion based classes that foster critical and creative thinking across disciplines
  • Prioritized special scholarship, internship, and study abroad opportunities
  • Leadership and career development that prepares students for graduate studies and career placement after graduation


Dr. Wandra阿灵顿
Director, Myrlie Evers-Williams Honors Program

(601) 877-6138

夫人. 玛米海斯

(601) 877-6139