FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2004
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
Barksdale receives award for
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women student Tennille
Barksdale of Greenville recently received the Louise Stokes Mississippi
Alliance for Minority Participation (LSMAMP) Outstanding Student Award.
Barksdale, who was recognized at an awards luncheon at Jackson State
University, was chosen because of her leadership abilities. She is
involved in various organizations on campus, including MUW’s Increasing
Minority Access toward Graduate Education program.
LSMAMP has been a part of the National Science Foundation’s Louise
Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program since its
inception in 1991. The National Science Foundation’s LSAMP program is a
multidisciplinary undergraduate program characterized by an
organizational structure of multiple institutions working together
toward a shared goal. These alliances include partners from two and
four-year, degree-granting institutions, businesses, industries,
national research laboratories, and local, state and federal agencies.
The overarching aim of the partnerships is to increase quantity and
quality of underrepresented minority students who graduate with a degree
in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The LSAMP program supports 31 alliances with approximately 400
Barksdale, who is majoring in accounting, will be a junior in the fall.
She is the daughter of Willie and Betty Barksdale.