Meet Na’Keia T. Stewart. She is the current Director of Talent Search 61 North at Alcorn State University. Residing from Vicksburg, Mississippi, she graduated from Vicksburg High School in 2016. After graduation, she attended Alcorn State University where she graduated in May of 2020 with a Bachelor of Science degree in English- Secondary Education. She furthered her education at Mississippi College by earning a Masters of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
Why did you choose Alcorn? I chose Alcorn because the majority of my family attended there. It was a family tradition.
What organizations were you a part of while attending Alcorn? Impact Community Service Organization, P.O.W.E.R. (Power of Women Expecting Results), NSLS, Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
How has Alcorn helped prepare you for your career? Alcorn helped prepare me for my career in Education through the Teacher Education program. I accredit my success in the field thus far to my professors in the English Department and Dr. LaShundia Carson.
While a student in the Teacher Education program, I was able to complete practicum hours at a local high school from 8:00 am – 11:00 am to get accustomed to working in a classroom. I gained most of my experience through student teaching at my alma mater Vicksburg High School.
What is something that you enjoyed most about Alcorn? I enjoyed the family-oriented environment the most. There was always someone around who was willing to help me. I also enjoyed my time with my line sisters. There was never a dull moment at Alcorn.
Do you have any advice to current students on “The Yard”? My advice to any current or future students is to remember to work hard first and play later. Never forget the reason why you started. Obstacles will come but don’t let them defeat you. You are bigger than any problem that may try to stand in your way.