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Alumni Spotlight: Shyandrea Glass

Shyandrea S. Glass is a native of Greenwood, Mississippi who now resides in Ruston, Louisiana. She is a 2012 graduate of Alcorn State University. She is also a graduate of Arkansas State University (Master of Science in Media Studies) and Belhaven University (Master of Sport Administration). She is the Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success Services at Louisiana Tech University. For the past nine years, she has been in collegiate athletics. She’s held positions at Jackson State University as an Academic Counselor, Student-Athlete Services Coordinator, Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Support Services, and Assistant Athletic Director of Student-Athlete Support Services. After six years at Jackson State University, she spent a year and a half at Utah Valley University as the Associate Athletic Director for Academics/DEI before transitioning to her current role at Louisiana Tech University. Glass is an active member of the N4A Ethnic Concerns Committee and serves as the Lead for the Participation and Initiative Subcommittee.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE ALCORN?

I chose to attend Alcorn State University to continue my family’s legacy. My aunts, cousin, and sister attended Alcorn, so it was only right that I kept the tradition going.

WHAT ORGANIZATIONS WERE YOU A PART OF?

I was a part of the student NABJ organization during my time at Alcorn State University.

HOW HAS ALCORN HELPED PREPARE YOU FOR YOUR CAREER?

Alcorn helped mold me into the successful woman I am today by providing me with the tools and resources I needed to succeed. One of the most important things that the Mass Communications department taught me was how to speak in front of a crowd with confidence and how to give a firm handshake (thanks, Mr. Sanders) when you’re introduced to someone. Now, as the Associate Athletic Director, I walk into every room with confidence and demand attention.

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT ALCORN?

During my time at Alcorn, I enjoyed the family atmosphere, the supportive staff, the professors, and the friendships that I gained. Because of Alcorn, I have Godchildren and friends that I will cherish for a lifetime.

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR CURRENT OR FUTURE STUDENTS ON ‘THE YARD’?

My advice would be don’t rush your undergraduate years because these are the most precious times of your life. I would also encourage them to take advantage of every opportunity that they are given, join different organizations, and connect with alumni who are in the industry that they wish to go in.

Jamyiyah Cotten
Jamyiyah Cotten
Jamyiyah Cotten is a Sophomore Mass Communications major from Madison, Mississippi. She will be a contributor for the The Campus Chronicle for the 2023-2024 academic school year.

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