Bobbie Wilson receives award for outstanding service to JSU

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JANS – Jackson State University MADDRAMA theatrical group recently held its annual Senior Recognition Awards Banquet at the JSU e-Center/Convention Hall, 1230 Raymond Rd. in Jackson, MS. Garnering the MADDaboutYOU Award for outstanding support was season ticket holder Bobbie Wilson, a diehard alumnae (‘75, ‘83) of the urban HBCU.

According to MADDRAMA director Mark Henderson, “Every year, I get a call from Bobbie Wilson asking if we are offering season subscriptions because she wants to be the first to purchase hers. This year, during the run of ‘The Color Purple’, she single-handedly sold more tickets than any other individual working with us. As a member of the Speech/Theatre Advisory Board, Bobbie’s commitment is invaluable.”

A native of Bassfield, MS,  Wilson is a Life and Silver Member of the JSU Jackson-Hinds Alumni Chapter, as well as having served as a past president and currently as treasurer. She is also a Life Member of the JSU National Alumni Association, member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. 

Wilson retired from the Army Reserves as a Master Sergeant in 2001 after serving 25 years. In January 2013, she retired from the federal government as a Federal Investigator with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Since retirement, Wilson has been very active in the Greater Jackson Metro community. The avid bowler volunteers and participates in various activities with the Jackson State University Athletics Department, the JSU Welcome and Events Center, and JSU Alumni and Constituents Relations. She also volunteers with JSU’s fall and spring commencement exercises.

Wilson’s volunteerism extends throughout the city of Jackson and surrounding areas. She is a regular volunteer with Two Mississippi Museums (Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum), Blues Marathon, Mississippi Book Festival, and the City of Clinton. 

In June 2013, she established the Bobbie Wilson Endowed Book Scholarship. She has received many accolades and certificates.

Wilson was unanimously selected by the Salt and Pepper Men’s Social Club of Jackson as their honoree of excellency in the field of federal government and a certificate in the field of legal affairs. She is also the recipient of the Dr. John A. Peoples, Jr. – Dr. Walter Washington Humanitarian Award. 

She is the mother of one son, Matthew, also a JSU graduate, and has three grandchildren: Madison, Kairyn, and Draya. 

Wilson’s motto is, “Always do your best in whatever you set out to do, work hard, and always complete your task.”

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Bobbie Wilson receives award for outstanding service to JSU

By Jackson Advocate News Service
May 13, 2024