Alumnus receives distinguished service award

MISSISSIPPI – The Honorable Jimmy Hammock, International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated was given the President’s Honorarii Alcornite Societatis during Alcorn State University’s commencement in recognition of an individual’s “distinguished service within their profession, discipline or other human endeavor”.

“The Alcorn family is pleased to honor and recognize the distinguished service of these individuals”, said Alcorn State University President Christopher Brown. “As our graduates envision their future footpaths, they will be enthused by the ways these men and women have demonstrated the knowledge and character emblematic of Alcornites with a spirit of excellence”.

A native of Fordyce, Arkansas, Hammock recently retired from ArvinMeritor, formerly Rockwell International as Materials Manager after 29 years of service. He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) in 1972 with a degree in Business Administration. Prior to attending UAPB, he attended J. E. Wallace High School in Fordyce, and received a full four year academic scholarship to UAPB.

His awards and recognitions include the Global Excellence Award from ArvinMeritor, Good Citizenship Award from Rockwell International, 2005 Healing Hearts Award from Morristown-Hamblen Health Care Systems, Boys and Girls Club Appreciation Award, Outstanding Community Service Award from United Way and the Phi Beta Sigma Service to the Region Award from Southeastern Region.

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