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Making Waves 01 2022

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January 2022

Alumnus Receives Jazz Educator Award

Dr. Joseph Jefferson receives Jazz Educator award

Dr. Joseph L. Jefferson ’07 was recently selected the Jazz Education Network’s 2022 Ellis Marsalis Jr. Jazz Educator of the Year!

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Spartan Legion Ranked No. 1 HBCU Band in the Nation

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ESPN’s the Undefeated, “…the premier platform for exploring the intersections of race, sports and culture,” has ranked the Norfolk State University Spartan Legion Marching Band No. 1 in the Division I HBCU Band Rankings for 2021. Please help us send the Spartan Legion to the Tournament of Roses Parade! Click here to Give Now.

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Faculty Research and Student Awards Lead CSET

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CSET faculty and students were busy last fall in the areas of computer science, physics, materials research, engineering, nursing and food science. Learn about their many research accomplishments and awards across these STEM fields at Norfolk State University. And congratulations Spartans!

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National Day of Service Supports Spartan Food Pantry

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As an integral part of the National Day of Service, Norfolk State University is sponsoring a food and essential items pantry drive from Monday, January 17, through Monday, January 31. Nonperishable food and essential items will be donated to the Norfolk State University Spartan Food Pantry. The National Day of Service is held on the federal holiday that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and it’s the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service.

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