Meet Alexis White: The First Black Person In Louisiana To Earn A Degree In Cybersecurity

Alexis White: The First Black Person In Louisiana To Earn A Degree In Cybersecurity

Grambling State University mid April made headlines and it’s all thanks to a black woman.

Alexis White from Grambling State University on Thursday April 15 made history as the first person in the State of Louisiana to earn a degree in cybersecurity.

This was announced by the university on Facebook.

White says positive thinking has always been the tool which helped her so far. Offering a message of positivity and encouraging others to embrace same to achieve their goals, she said:

“My journey was not easy, but it was achievable,” White said. “If you can get yourself to think positively, keep going no matter the opposition, and just do it, it can be done.”

“The mission of the Department of Cybersecurity is to provide comprehensive undergraduate level training and produce well-trained information security professionals. Graduates of the program would be highly sought-after by a range of private sector industries in the Louisiana State, local government agencies, industries, federal government, and defense organizations. The program supports the institutional mission in enabling to tackle the cyber related endangers, raises the awareness of digital data security, and promoting responsible citizenship in a changing world.” gram.edu posted in part.

The program coordinator is Dr. Y. B. Reddy.

 

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