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Congratulations B.J. LeJeune!

A portrait of B.J. LeJeune

In recognition of staff leadership and commitment to promoting diversity within Mississippi State University’s community, NRTC Training Supervisor B.J. LeJeune was recently honored with the MSU President’s Commission on the Status of Minorities Staff Award. Her career has focused on preparing service providers to more effectively serve people who are blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind. She was involved in the Civil Rights Movement in the 60’s and 70’s, has worked providing service and hope to migrant children and their families, inner city youth, and persons in nursing homes. She has been involved in ministry with international students in the Starkville Community, food distribution programs through her church, and provided ministry to individuals in prisons and jails. She also currently serves as the chair of the College of Education Diversity Committee, leading an effort to survey the college in relation to how welcoming it is for individuals of diverse backgrounds. We congratulate B.J. upon the recognition of her hard work with the NRTC, MSU-Starkville area, and the larger vision rehabilitation community.