Brown Tougaloo Partnership

Sigma Xi at Tougaloo College
Jackson, Mississippi

In Spring 2014 was established a branch of the Sigma Xi Honor Society on the campus of Tougaloo College to induct students to Sigma Xi through the Brown Chapter.

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Dr. Wendy White, Co-Principal Investigator/Coordinator/Instructor of the Jackson Heart Study at Tougaloo College,  became the Tougaloo Sigma Xi Advisor on-campus, working closely with Sigma Xi Brown Chapter Officers.

In Fall 2014 Dr. Bidisha Sengupta, Professor in the Department of  Chemistry, joined hands with Dr. White to serve as the Assistant Advisor for the Sigma Xi branch on the campus of Tougaloo College. 

High achieving science students are nominated for membership to Sigma Xi through the Brown Chapter.

This collaboration between Tougaloo College and Brown University adds to the distinctive programs that are part of the Brown-Tougaloo Partnership as BTP commemorates fifty years.

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Congratulations New inductees!

First Induction Ceremony at Tougaloo College
Spring, 2014

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Date: Saturday, May 17th, 2014
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Woodworth Chapel, Tougaloo College



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Dignitaries present at the Induction Ceremony included:

Dr. Galen Henderson - Keynote speaker at ceremony
Chair of the Brown-Tougaloo Partnership, Tougaloo undergraduate alum and Brown medical school alum, former Brown trustee and former President of Brown Medical Alumni Association, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Christina Paxson – President, Brown University
Beverly Hogan – President, Tougaloo College

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President Paxson gave remarks and presented the Sigma Xi Ledger Book to President Hogan with a few words on the historic significance of the Ledger books at Brown Chapter Sigma Xi.

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To learn more about becoming a member, or the nomination process on Tougaloo campus, contact:

Dr. Wendy White, Sigma Xi Campus Advisor

Dr. Bidisha Sengupta, Sigma Xi Campus Assistant Advisor

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Tougaloo Branch: