UAPB alumnus receives Alcorn award

Jimmy Hammock, international president of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., was given the President’s Honorarii Alcornite Societatis during Alcorn State University’s commencement in recognition of an individual’s “distinguished service within their profession, discipline or other human endeavor.”

A native of Fordyce, Hammock recently retired from ArvinMeritor, formerly Rockwell International, as materials manager after 29 years of service. He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in 1972 with a degree in business administration. Prior to attending UAPB, he attended J.E. Wallace High School in Fordyce and received a full four-year academic scholarship to UAPB.