By REGGIE ROSS
Mildrette Netter White of Grenada has been selected the top alumni at one of the state’s historically black colleges.
White was recently selected as Alcornite of the Year by the Alcorn State University National Alumni Association.
The announcement came at the ASU Mid-Winter Conference held at Tupelo.
“This is one of the highest honors for an alumni of Alcorn State, and I’m just thrilled about it,” White said. “I’m humbled and grateful for the selection.”
White was nominated by her fellow members of the Montgomery-Carroll-Grenada County Alumni Chapter. Three others were nominated for the honor – the Rev. Joseph Bartee of Canton, Wilbert Jones of Meridian and James Stubbs of Biloxi.
“I want to thank my chapter members for my nomination,” White said.
Since moving to Grenada eight years ago with her husband Willie, White, has been active in the local alumni chapter and supported Alcorn through scholarship banquets and volunteering for athletes.
White’s claim to fame came is in the 1968 Olympic games when she won a gold medal for the United States in track and field.
A 1972 graduate of Alcorn, White snagged the gold medal in the 4×100 meter relay in Mexico City.
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