Vicksburg Mayor recognized by Jackson State University

Published 10:27 am Thursday, April 14, 2022

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. was one of several Jackson State University alumni recognized Saturday for his continued dedication and contribution to JSU during “A Night of Champions” at the 5th annual Blue Tie Gala.

Other notable JSU Legends recognized at the gala included Robert Brazile, Walter Payton, Robert Walker, Dr. John A. Peoples and others.

“I am humbled to be among the great people celebrated at this event. I look forward to seeing the positive impact that JSU will have on the students at the university,” Flaggs said.

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The Blue Tie Gala honored the commitment of alumni and partners who make a difference in the lives of students who need financial support. JSU successfully raised more than $1 million for its scholarship fund and established long-term partnerships that will provide students with internships and job opportunities.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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