Jackson Advocate News Service
The family of Dr. Corinne Anderson is requesting a card shower in honor of her 80th birthday on April 7, 2021. She is a Yazoo City, Mississippi na-tive and is married to Henry (Hank) Anderson. She has 5 children; 1 stepson; 9 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.
Dr. Anderson has been involved in education her entire life. She taught grades kindergarten through graduate school in the states of Mississippi, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and internationally as a Senior Technical Advi-sor with the Liberia Teacher Training Program. She also served as an educational consultant to the countries of Ghana and Namibia.
Dr. Anderson was the first person to receive a Doc-torate in Early Childhood Education at Jackson State University. She served as an assistant professor, dean of the education department, and provost and vice president of Student Affairs at Tougaloo College.
She has served in many positions as a community leader and activist. She is a Co-Founder/Co-Coordinator of S.T.A.N.D. (Sisters Taking Action and Nurturing Decision Makers). She served as president of several groups, including The National Federation of Democratic Women; National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Central Mississippi Chapter; and the American Association of University Women-MS, Jackson Branch;
She is a past president of the Catholic Diocese School Board of Jackson and currently serves on the Holy Family Catholic Church Liturgy Committee and Holy Family Pastoral Council. She is the founder of a non-profit Food Pantry at Holy Family Catholic Church which distributes food to senior citizens and other families in the Jackson, MS community.