Long after Jacquelyn P. Deeds retires from Mississippi State, she will continue impacting the university and its students in a special way. A gift from Deeds has created an endowed scholarship which will help ensure others are drawn into teaching as a career.
By funding a scholarship in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and including Mississippi State University in her will, she hopes to inspire others to follow her into what she feels is a rewarding career.
Deeds holds teaching close to her heart, and she has never regretted her decision to remain hands-on with academics. She also understands first-hand the financial burden a college degree can impose on some students and their families.
Deeds, who is a professor of agricultural information science and education, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the School of Human Sciences. She also coordinates student and beginning teacher programs, as well as supervises student teaching and field experiences.
The Dr. Jacquelyn Deeds Endowed Scholarship in the School of Human Sciences at Mississippi State will assist full-time undergraduate students majoring in agricultural information sciences. Recipients shall be students who intend to teach in secondary education.