MTSU NAACP chapter outpaces other universities in membership growth

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An MTSU student organization has been recognized at the national level for its remarkable membership growth.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People gave the 2016 Chairman's Trophy to its MTSU collegiate chapter at the 107th annual NAACP convention, which took place July 16-20 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The honor is bestowed annually on the college chapter with the largest membership increase.

"We have become a pretty well-known group on campus," said Malik Lennon, president of the MTSU student chapter and a multimedia journalism major from Clarksville, Tennessee. "We have become involved with a lot of community service projects both on and off campus, and I think that appeals to a lot of our members."

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The group has grown from 15 members to nearly 60 members in the past few years, according to Millicent Nelson, faculty adviser to the chapter for the past five years and an associate professor in the Department of Management.

For more information, contact Nelson at 615-898-2033 or m.nelson@mtsu.edu or Lennon at mll5a@mtmail.mtsu.edu.

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