It’s Member on the Move time!

This week we are highlighting Ms. Gracie Pitts of Byhalia, MS.
Pitts is a ‘76 Special Education major of Jackson State University. She also received her MSE from Arkansas State University (1980).

While at JSU, she participated in several activities including: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority member and Miss Zeta Phi Beta (homecoming court); tutoring with Jackson Public Schools, Juvenile delinquency counselor volunteer, and Alumni Affairs office worker for Dr. Lackey.

Pitts retired from the school system after 35 plus years of teaching. She was an exemplary Career II/ level 5 teacher, nominated for a rotary teacher award. She also served as a Before and after school coordinator for special needs students.
Pitts currently serves as an active certified foster parent for the State of Tennessee with Omnivision and helps train potential foster parents. She is a Member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. Pitts is also an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and former Executive Board member for JSU Memphis Alumni Chapter. She received an award from the national alumni association for her chapter fundraising activity.

Why did you choose JSU?
I chose Jackson State University because it was a prestigious Historically Black University that offered many learning opportunities to become successful. It also provided a nurturing environment that offered a vision that “failure wasn’t an option.”

What is your favorite or most fun memory from JSU?
Meeting and interacting with individuals from all over the world, great learning opportunities, extra-curricular activities and social events on campus.

Favorite rival game to attend?
My favorite rival games are Tennessee State and Mississippi Valley State.

What do you enjoy most about being a member of the JSU Memphis Alumni Chapter?
The comradery and working with fellow Jacksonians, with a mission to promote, recruit, and provide financial support to keep the university striving. I also like the strong diverse leadership we have within our chapter.

Please share any additional fun fact or information about yourself, your family, etc.
Traveling and spending quality time with my children, grandchildren, sister and extended family are the most rewarding fun activities. Planning and cooking for holiday events brings joy to my heart.