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Director’s Message

Greetings, Alumni.

Very shortly, many of us will come home to alma mater to celebrate Homecoming 2013. Some of our classes will hold their reunions, some for the first time in many years and others as an annual tradition. Other alumni will enjoy their own special reunion, at the football game, on the quad or at the home of a family member or friend. Wherever the place, there is nothing like a Morgan Homecoming. It is our hope that you have already made plans to come back. We’re excited to welcome you home! Again this year, many changes are taking place on campus. The buildings adjacent to the Alumni House have been torn down. On the northwest corner of Hillen Road and Argonne Drive, there is clear evidence that our new School of Business and Management is a reality, because the foundation is now being placed. In spite of all of our progress, we still face challenges. Many of our students were not able to matriculate this year, some because of financial problems caused by the weak economy and by new government policies restricting student loans. When there is a cry for help, the first place you look is to your family. In this case, our alumni are our family. Our President, Dr. Wilson, reached out to you, and many of you responded. And for that, we are grateful. We did not reach our fundraising goal, but we were able to save some of our students. Thank you, Morgan alumni, for your continued dedication and support! As we continue to move forward, the need for financial assistance remains. If you have not made a gift this year to the MSU Foundation, we encourage you to do so. If you can find it in your heart to send even $5 a year, our alumni participation rate will increase significantly. I know we can do it. I come in contact with so many of you, and I know that Morgan Alumni are “Bear” to the Bone. We’re depending on you! I look forward to seeing you during the weekend of Oct. 4–6, 2013. Sincerely,

Joyce A. Brown MSU Director of Alumni Relations

MSUNAA New National Alumni Officers

On Alumni Day 2013, the new officers of the MSU National Alumni Association (MSUNAA) Board of Directors were announced at the 73rd Alumni Awards and Class Reunion Luncheon. The following officers were installed at the June 15, 2013 Business Meeting of the MSUNAA for a two-year term, July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015: Jacqueline L. Lawson, ’75, President; Charles D. Fletcher, Jr., Ph.D., ’70, First Vice President; Denise D. Adams, ’76, Second Vice President; Joanne S. Mack, ’78, Secretary; Charles Pollard, ’57, Treasurer; Barbara A. Tiller-Ferguson, ’93, Financial Secretary.

HOMECOMING 2013

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s Athletic Director at MSU, Floyd Kerr has to think about the long term. So when we talked with him in early August, Homecoming and his department’s 10-year strategic plan were among the topics at the top of his mind. But he was also excited about a big event only three weeks hence, involving a high-profile opponent for Morgan’s football team. The University had just announced the Bears’ game against Army, at West Point. “We’ll be playing one of the service academies that represent the entire nation,” he adds. “Matching that with the history of Morgan and all of its contributions to the United States Army, with all of the generals that have been produced by Morgan, all of that puts Morgan on a great national platform.” Kerr expects the Bears’ Homecoming opponent to attract a lot of positive attention, as well. Florida A&M University is a perennial football power in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), and the team has a big following to support it on the road. “I think this will be our most well-attended Homecoming in a number of years,” Kerr says. Morgan’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics also had good news to report from the academic front. The University had 55 students on this year’s MEAC Commissioners All-Academic Team, which is composed of scholarathletes who have grade-point averages of 3.0 or higher. “All of those students were recognized at our Salters Scholar-Athlete Brunch, an annual event that we hold in December,” Kerr says. “That’s a highlight of our program.” “The commitment to academic excellence is one of the things we constantly work on, throughout the University, and we integrate the athletic program into all of the University’s academic support services,” Kerr says. “Our goals are to recruit athletes, keep them at Morgan and graduate them. Through the leadership of our President, Dr. Wilson, and our Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Banks, the commitment is there to support our recruits.”

Q&A with the MSUNAA President

Alumni News spoke with Jacqueline L. Lawson, ’75, recently, to get an update on her work as President of the MSU National Alumni Association. AN: Some have said 2012–13 was a tough year for Morgan. Do you agree? Lawson: Morgan and the Alumni Association faced some real challenges during the last school year, but the Morgan alumni community rose to the occasion and faced those challenges head on. We are on the road to recovery. AN: Do you have any numbers to support that assessment? Lawson: Thanks to the efforts of many, our capital campaign continues: the alumni giving rate topped 13.8 percent in 2012, a 100 percent increase over 2010 and 33 percent over 2011. Alumni chapters around the country are energized, and chapter membership rolls are growing. In fact, we chartered a new chapter in May — the Northern Virginia Alumni Chapter — with 41 charter members. AN: What’s your call to action for members of the MSUNAA? Lawson: I am challenging all Morgan alumni to reach out to others and get involved with an alumni chapter and the MSU National Alumni Association. I also am challenging alumni to be advocates to attract the best and brightest students to the University. Sign up to represent Morgan at college fairs and other recruitment events in your community. Morgan needs your continued support.

CHAPTER AND CLASS NEWS Become a Class Agent

Do you like to stay in touch with your MSU classmates and connected to Morgan? Then you have what it takes to be an MSU Class Agent! We are seeking Class Agents for the following classes: Class of 1948, 1951, 1954, 1988, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013. Please contact Alison Hillen, Assistant Director, Alumni Relations Office, at (443) 885-3015, or e-mail alison.hillen@morgan.edu.

Alumni Day 2013

The 73rd Annual Alumni Awards and Class Reunion Luncheon, held on Friday, May 17, 2013, was attended by more than 500 alumni and guests. There was something special about this luncheon that was felt by all who attended. The group seemed more excited than ever to see their classmates, as they greeted one another with robust hugs. Morgan President David Wilson brought the alumni up-to-date with his state-of-the-university address. One of the highlights of the annual luncheon is the presentation of class gifts by the reunion class representatives. These gifts include all of those made to the individual classes, regardless of designation, since their last reunion five years ago. This year, the giving period was from Jan. 1, 2008 to May 10, 2013. As each representative approached the podium, there was an air of anticipation, as class members hoped their class had raised more funds than the others. Some, after the amount of their gift was announced, realized they had some work to do in preparation for their next reunion. It was exciting! The following is a list of the class gifts that were presented: Class of 1943 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,565.00 Class of 1948 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,581.00 Class of 1953 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64,940.00 Class of 1958 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62,424.00 Class of 1963 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74,305.00 Class of 1968 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128,738.00 Class of 1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123,782.45 Class of 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42,547.00 Class of 1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23,796.00

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Class of 1988 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125,510.00 Class of 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6,115.54 Class of 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17,941.00 Class of 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,572.56 Total Contributions . . . . . . . . . .$680,817.55

Classes ending in “4” and “9”: What will your class gift look like on Alumni Day 2014? Start giving now! Any amount will do!

Top Three Classes Win Awards

Also during the 2013 Annual Alumni Awards and Class Reunion Luncheon, the following classes were presented with awards for having the highest alumni participation rates for calendar year 2012: Class of 1952 – Chairman’s Award – 38.8 percent Class of 1957 – President’s Award – 37.6 percent Class of 1960 – Dean’s Award – 37.5 percent

Reunion Classes Ending in ‘4’ and ‘9’ Time to Celebrate!

Classes ending in ‘4’ and ‘9’, 1944 through 2009, will celebrate their reunions during the 74th Annual Alumni Awards and Class Reunion Luncheon, scheduled for Friday, May 16, 2014. Special recognition will be given to our 50th Anniversary Class of 1964, along with Emeritus Class of 1963 and earlier. Time flies by so quickly, it has been five years since your last reunion. Is your class ready? If not, we encourage you to start as soon as possible by contacting your Class Agent(s), spreading the word and making plans to meet and celebrate! In addition, it is important that your class begin working on your class gift, one that you can be proud to present on that day. If there is no Class Agent listed for your class, please help us identify someone to serve in that capacity. The Alumni Relations Office looks forward to working with your class and is available to assist in any way we can. To get started, we will provide lists and labels, as well as do the mailings. Let’s start planning! Continued on page 3

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I N T H E N EWS

Tuskegee Airman from Morgan Honored by President Obama

Stay Up-to-Date by E-mail

We often correspond with our alumni by way of e-mail. If you think that we do not have your current e-mail address on file, please forward your updated contact information and e-mail address to alumni@morgan.edu.

Learn a Foreign Language Online

Are you interested in learning a foreign language? Mango Languages is an online language-learning system that can help you learn a foreign language in a fun and interactive way. This program is available to all financial members of the MSU National Alumni Association. The Mango Languages database gives you anytime, anywhere access to a fast, easy, effective language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. There are 22 languages available. This program can only be accessed through our Alumni Online Community. If you have yet to do so, we encourage you to sign up. Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (443) 885-3015 to obtain your access code.

Celebrate Your Special Day with a Gift to Morgan

Celebrate your birthday, anniversary, graduation, holiday or any special day with a gift honoring your alma mater. Visit www.givetomorgan.com and click on “Give Now,” or mail your gift to: MSU Foundation, Inc., 201 Truth Hall, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251.

Remember Your Membership Dues

Enjoy all of the benefits of being an alumnus on an annual basis, for $30 per year: our easiest and most convenient way to contribute to the Morgan State University National Alumni Association! Membership dues cover the fiscal year July 1, 2013–June 30, 2014. If you have already submitted your dues, we thank you. If you have yet to do so, we kindly ask that you submit them as soon as possible. We look forward to your continued support!

The Alumni News is published biannually by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Office of Public Relations and Communications. Any questions or concerns about this publication can be directed to: Office of Alumni Relations Alumni House Morgan State University 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD 21251 (443) 885-3015

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Cyril O. Byron, Sr., Ed.D., ’47, who earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Morgan, did so after serving in World War II as a member of the ground crew of the U.S. Army Air Force 99th Fighter Squadron. The squadron was part of the group known popularly as the Tuskegee Airmen. Together with the 332nd Fighter Group, the 99th was nicknamed the Red Tails, the heroic, masterly bomber escorts who helped turn the tide of the war. This past January, Dr. Byron was a first row guest at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. President Obama invited the Airmen to both of his inaugurations, and to a showing of the movie “Red Tails” as special guests of the President and First Lady in February 2012. President George W. Bush presented the Congressional Gold Medal to the Airmen in March 2007. Dr. Byron retired from Baltimore City Community College in 1985 as Associate Dean of the Division of Natural Sciences, Health and Physical Education. He was also the first African-American referee to officiate NCAA Divisions I, IAA, II and III games. He is a member of a family of Morganites. His wife, the late Freda Jefferson Byron, graduated from Morgan in 1944 with a B.A. in international studies. His son, Jeffrey Byron, ’70, earned his Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University, and his granddaughter, Jada Byron, ’99, is also a Morgan graduate, with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education.

Morgan Grad Directs New Feature Film “Baggage Claim”

David E. Talbert, ’89, has written and directed a new motion picture titled “Baggage Claim.” In this romantic comedy, Paula Patton (“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”) stars as sexy but single flight attendant Montana Moore. When her baby sister announces she’s getting married in 30 days, Montana realizes she’s soon to be the only unwed woman in her family. With the help of fellow flight attendants and a zany network of airline employees, Montana embarks on a 30-day, 30,000-mile expedition to find Mr. Right. This unforgettable production also stars Derek Luke, Taye Diggs, Jill Scott, Trey Songz, Adam Brody, Boris Kodjoe and two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou. The stellar cast also features Lauren London, Tia Morwy, Jenifer Lewis, La La Anthony, Affion Crockett, Rickey Smiley, Terrence J, Nephew Tommy, Christina Milian, and Ned Beatty. “Baggage Claim” will begin showing in theaters on Sept. 27. Talbert encourages all Morganites and friends to watch for the local opening in their area and attend on the first Friday that the film is shown. Talbert earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Morgan, in marketing.

Lacrosse Returns to MSU

Men’s lacrosse is back at Morgan State University! The University now has a Lacrosse Club, which had a 6-2 regular season record and won a spot in the Chesapeake Division playoffs. Because it is a Club Team, not yet a varsity sport, Morgan’s Lacrosse Club does not get any financial support from the University. Lacrosse Club members have earned great grades, and motel and bus owners have written to President Wilson commending the teams' manners and decorum. The team has also won Lacrosse Day Tournaments at Hampton University and brought home rather nice trophies, one of which is now on display in the University Bookstore. Now the hard part begins. The Morgan State Lacrosse Club must have your financial support to thrive. The club will travel with the football team in 2013 to play a Fall Ball schedule of lacrosse, budget permitting. The team is looking for 1,000 persons or organizations to contribute about $20 each week to its cause. These donations of a little more than $1,000 per year will enable our team to offer scholarships to highly skilled players and travel more extensively.

Won’t you please help? Checks must be made payable to the MSUF, Inc. — with a note included in the memo section “to benefit the Men’s Lacrosse” — and sent to Morgan State University Foundation, Inc., 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Truth Hall, Room 201, Baltimore, MD 21251. Also, please attend at least one of our games. Head Coach Bill Krehnbrink can be contacted on his cell phone at (410) 733-3432.

‘Morgan Comes To’ Recruitment Initiative Launched

June 2013 was a very busy month for Morgan’s alumni chapters and the MSU Admissions team. The “Morgan Comes To” new student recruitment initiative was launched. The Admissions team visited Chicago, Ill., Philadelphia, Pa., New Haven, Ct., Las Vegas, Nev., and Sacramento, Calif., to provide admissions information and offer on-the-spot admissions decisions to prospective students. Present were Chicago MSU Alumni Chapter members Calvin C. Brandon, President, Eunice Powell, Arlene Pierce and Dr. Ebony Johnson; New Haven alumna Rhonda Lyles Ferrebee; and Philadelphia Alumni Chapter members Gaynelle Fleming, Artis Miller, Angela Mansary and Terence Brooks. The Philadelphia new student recruitment event was held at the First African Baptist Church, courtesy of Terence Brooks. The alumni met with students and parents and provided them with the one-on-one interaction, personal attention and encouragement that can make the difference between students’ choosing Morgan or another school. To the outstanding alumni who participated in this initiative, the Admissions team thanks you for all you do for “Fair Morgan.” To further express its gratitude, at the Homecoming Business Meeting repast on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, the Admissions Office will have an Award Recognition and Appreciation Ceremony for the alumni chapters that have assisted in the New Student Recruitment Initiative. The repast will be held in the Calvin and Tina Tyler Ballroom of the University Student Center, immediately after the meeting.

MSU Names Young-Future Alumni Development Associate

The Division of Institutional Advancement welcomes MSU graduate Tara Carter to the position of Young-Future Alumni Development Associate. In this role, Carter is responsible for developing relationships and communications with the University’s young and future Tara Carter, ’09, ’11 alumni, and planning and implementing programs, events and services designed to meet the needs of these groups. “We’re thrilled to have Tara join our successful team,” notes Cheryl Hitchcock, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Morgan. “She brings strong communication and organizational skills that will enhance our efforts to advance the Morgan State University mission.” Before joining Morgan’s Institutional Advancement staff, Carter served as Resident Director at American Campus Communities and as Research and Policy Intern at the Institute for Higher Education Policy. Carter graduated from Morgan in 2009 with a B.A. in political science and international studies and in 2011 with an M.A. in higher education administration. To learn more about the “Young Alumni Movement” at Morgan, contact Tara.Carter@morgan.edu, or call (443) 885-3332. Follow Tara on Twitter @Tara D. Carter. Follow the Young Alumni Movement on Twitter @MSUYOUNGALUMNI.

Former MSU Bear Signs with the Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens have signed former Morgan tight end Visanthe Shiancoe to a one-year contract. The 10-year NFL veteran’s deal is worth $940,000, according to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun. Shiancoe enjoyed a successful football career at MorVisanthe Shiancoe gan, playing in 30 games and receiving 52 passes for 1,001 yards. In his senior year, 2003, he garnered both All-American Dream Team and All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference First Team honors from the NFL Draft Report.

CHAPTER AND CLASS NEWS Continued from page 1 Class of 1949 M. Elaine Blackwell (202) 363-0750 Edith Howard Henry (410) 542-8065

Class of 1979 Sonia Maynard-Liburd (340) 773-1604 (Virgin Islands) simliburd@yahoo.com

Class of 1954 No Class Agent

Class of 1984 Sheila Wilson (301) 814-1238 swilsonmsuagent@hotmail.com

Class of 1959 Jim Ward (313) 861-3334 jamesawardjr@gmail.com

Class of 1989 Novlette Jackson (410) 739-9266 novey1230@aol.com

Aubrey H. Edwards (843) 705-4874 aubreyland@comcast.net Class of 1964 Anita Turks-Hunter (410) 922-9107 anitahunter3332@comcast.net Delores C. Cooke, Esq. (410) 833-8668 8edm.forester@comcast.net

Class of 1994 Leandra Ollie, Esq. (410) 551-3280 ll_ollie@yahoo.com Class of 1999 Dawn Ambrose (202) 277-4765 (cell) (301) 574-1274 (home) dawnnambrose@hotmail.com

Ledonia Kimball (410) 448-9164 ledoniak@yahoo.com

Adrienne F. Hawkins (301) 249-2849 (home) (240) 381-6597 (cell) adrienne.hawkins@gmail.com

Laura Phillips Byrd (443) 506-0294 laurapbyrd@yahoo.com

Dominique A. Mitchell (347) 256-9477 msuclassof1999@gmail.com

Class of 1969 Nellie Maskal (301) 445-1433 orblue6947@gmail.com

Class of 2004 Melanie G. Thompson (703) 878-1553

Class of 1974 Floyd E. Taliaferro, III (410) 552-2438 floyd.taliaferro@morgan.edu

Class of 2009 Thais K. Meadows (302) 332-5223 thais.k.meadows@gmail.com

Class of 1943 Celebrates 70th Reunion Anniversary

The Golden Anniversary Committee, headed by Dr. Quinton Wilkes, Dr. Billie Ann Davis and Donald Bowie, was joined by other classmates in preparing for the celebration. The Class of 1963 gift to the University amounted to $74,305.00 and was presented at the luncheon. The class pledged to endow a $50,000 scholarship for deserving students over the next five years. The class salutes it president, Dr. Quinton Wilkes, for providing leadership and assembling a winning team.

The Class of 1943 celebrated its 70th reunion anniversary at the 73rd Annual Alumni Awards and Class Reunion Luncheon on Friday, May 17, 2013. Three classmates attended the celebration: Bernice Mitchell McDaniels, Lillian Riley Barbour from Georgia and Nancy Carper Kent. The class presented a check to the MSU Foundation, Inc. in the amount of $1,565.

Class of 1969 Plans Its 45th Year Reunion

With the challenging economy we all are facing, there is a greater need than ever for financial assistance to students. Therefore, the Class of 1969 is asking all classmates to continue to donate annually, in support of its goal to raise at least $25,000 each year, leading up to the class’ 45th Year Reunion Anniversary in 2014. No amount is too small. Please make your donation checks payable to the MSU Foundation, and write “Class of 1969 Scholarship Fund” in the memo section. Mail your donations to MSUF, Inc., MSU, Truth Hall, Room 201, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251. To give online, visit www.givetomorgan.com, click “Give to MSU,” and designate “Class of 1969 Fund.” The Reunion Committee wants to hear from classmates in preparation for the 45th Year Reunion. Please contact the committee by e-mail at orblue6947@gmail.com, or call the Class Agent, Nellie Shields Maskal, at (301) 445-1433.

The Class of 1974 will celebrate its 40th class reunion on Friday, May 16, 2014, at the 74th Annual Alumni Awards and Class Reunion Luncheon in the MSU University Student Center. Let’s start to work on our Class Gift, which we will present at the Alumni Day Luncheon in May. We want to be proud of the gift we present to “Fair Morgan.” If you are interested in helping to plan the reunion activities, please contact your Class Agent, Floyd Taliaferro, at floyd.taliaferro@morgan.edu or (443) 885-3460.

Class of 1983 Extends Donation Deadline

On Sunday, April 21, 2013, a small group from the MSU Class of 1962 gathered at the Officers Club at Ft. Myer, Va., for brunch. A good time was had by all, as they reminisced about their days at Morgan.

Class of 1963 Glows at Its Golden Anniversary

The Class of 1999 Seeks Volunteers, Feedback

The Class of 1999 is pleased to announce the addition of two Class Agents: Dawn Ambrose and Adrienne Hawkins. We are actively working on restructuring the team and developing a plan to organize local networking and fundraising events in Atlanta, New York and the Maryland/Washington, D.C., area. The class is also looking for volunteers. If you are interested, we encourage you to contact us at msuclassof1999@gmail.com.

Charlotte Alumni Hosts Hall of Fame Inductees

A line of 46 men and women wearing gold gowns and gold caps flowed into Hughes Stadium like honey, adding sweetness to the MSU graduation ceremonies of 2013. More than 50 years had passed since these septuagenarians, among a class of 326 members, had received their degrees in 1963. This year, Morgan conferred more than 1,000 degrees.

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Calling all Class of 1964 members! 2014 is our ‘Golden’ year!!! We look forward to engaging all of our ‘Golden Bear’ classmates in a series of fun, food and fellowship events celebrating the 50th anniversary of our graduation. Please see the MSU Alumni Calendar on page 7 for Class of 1964 Save-the-Date activities.

Greetings, fellow alumni of the Class of 1983, and Happy 30th Anniversary! A few months ago, you received a letter from your Class Agents about raising $30,000 by Alumni Day 2013. Many of you gave, and we raised $23,000. Although we missed our goal by $7,000, we encourage those of you who gave to give more and those who still want to give to make a donation, to help our class meet the $30,000 goal by Dec. 31, 2013. Please make your checks payable to “The MSU Foundation,” and mail them to The MSU Foundation, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Truth Hall, Room 201, Baltimore, MD 21251. In the memo field, please write “Class of 1983.”

Class of 1962 Met for Brunch

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Class of 1964 Alumni to Hold Its 50th Anniversary Reunion

Class of 1974 Plans Its 40th Reunion

(left to right) Nancy Carper Kent, ’43, Bernice Mitchell McDaniels, ’43, Bobbie P. Swan ( friend of Morgan) and Lillian Riley Barbour, ’43

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Four members of Morgan’s Class of 1955 — Josh Culbreath, Otis Johnson, James Rogers and Herman Wade — “The Flying Foursome,” were inducted into the CIAA Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. Morgan’s Charlotte Alumni Chapter hosted the men during the induction ceremony, in March. “The Flying Foursome” were considered the best CIAA relay team from 1951 to 1955, earning 26 major titles, winning a number of national events and being invited to participate in international events, including the Olympics for Continued on page 4

Give to Morgan’s ‘Five Dollar Scholarship Fund’ Morgan’s Five Dollar Scholarship Fund is seeking donors to provide financial gifts, large and small, to support academically worthy students of the University. Introduced by Morgan President David Wilson during his inaugural address in October 2010, this ambitious initiative is now building a $5-million endowment fund to be managed by the MSU Foundation. This initial corpus will be augmented by ongoing public and private funding sources. “It is through education that we will empower successive generations of students and prepare them to be responsible citizens and dynamic leaders in their chosen professions,” said Dr. Wilson, who launched the Fund with a pledge of $100,000. The Five Dollar Scholarship Fund is predicated on the simple belief that we must all give whatever we can to support those who seek a college education. Your gift, no matter how small, is deeply valued and urgently needed. Give today, and be counted among the supporters. All donors will be recognized in the Five Dollar Scholarship Fund Honor Roll of Donors. Have you made your contribution to the $5 Scholarship Fund? For more information, please contact: The MSU Foundation, 201 Truth Hall, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251, (443) 885-3040.

Life Membership

Become a part of an elite group of alumni by starting your Individual or Family Life Membership today! Only $50 to start, and you have four years to complete the membership process at your own pace. Individual Life Membership: $400; Family Life Membership: $600 (Husband and Wife)

Many Thanks to Our Alumni Challenge Donors!

To date, 170 Lifetime Members of the MSU National Alumni Association have pledged $125,000 over the next five years. These donations, to be matched dollar-for-dollar by the MSU Foundation, will help raise Morgan to an elite level of alumni loyalty and will support scholarships for students.

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Gala XXIX Friday, October 4, 2013

VIP Reception & Gala 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. $250

General Admission

8:00 p.m.–12:30 a.m. Buffet Dinner at 8:30 p.m. $150

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6817 Dogwood Road Baltimore, Maryland 21244 For more information call (443) 885-3535

Morgan Students Named to the MEAC Commissioner’s All-Academic Team

Fifty-five MSU student-athletes have been named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) 2013 Commissioner’s All-Academic Team, which recognizes the academic achievements of women and men from the conference’s 13 member institutions. The team includes sophomores, juniors and seniors with a cumulative gradepoint average of 3.0 or better. A total of 886 MEAC student-athletes were recognized.

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two of the four men. All four are also members of the MSU Athletic Hall of Fame. A special thank you to Dr. Velma Speight-Buford and former MSU President Dr. Earl S. Richardson for their efforts in making this day a reality for “The Flying Foursome.”

Howard L. Cornish Alumni Honor Morgan Student Headed to Yale

During the MSU 2013 Commencement rehearsal in May 2013, the Howard L. Cornish Metropolitan Baltimore Alumni Chapter presented the Dr. Clayton C. Stansbury Graduating Senior Academic Achievement Award to Leah Ulise Hawkins. Hawkins received her bachelor’s degree from Morgan in music, vocal performance. She has been awarded a full scholarship from the Yale School of Music in New Haven, Ct., where she will pursue a master’s degree of music in opera.

Philadelphia Chapter Recruitment Events

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New Jersey Alumni Support Scholarships, Community

The New Jersey Alumni Chapter participated in this year’s Franklin Lakes Food Drive of the Franklin Township Food Bank, in Somerset, N.J. The Chapter also hosted its annual Casino Bus Trip in September 2013 and raised scholarship funds toward the chapter’s $2,000 donation to the MSU Foundation.

Husband, Wife and Supporters Launch Northern Virginia Alumni Chapter

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This year, the MSU Choir performed its 37th spring concert in Philadelphia at the First United Methodist Church of Germantown. The annual event is a scholarship fundraiser hosted by the Philadelphia Chapter of the MSU National Alumni Association. In June, “Morgan Comes to Philadelphia,” a new initiative, was held at the First African Baptist Church in Sharon Hill, Pa. A team from Morgan’s Admissions Office, Student Housing Office and Finance Office attended, to recruit students and help them apply to Morgan.

D.C. Alumni Enjoyed Summer Activities

On June 29, nine Morgan alumni participated in the inaugural DCHBCU 5K Run and 2K Walk, which was held in Washington, D.C. Morgan’s Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area Alumni Chapter celebrated its 30th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Crab Feast on Aug. 4 at Martin’s West in Baltimore. More than 750 alumni and guests enjoyed food, music and a good time. The chapter will host its 31st annual Crab Feast on the first Sunday in August

We need your help in identifying “Lost Alumni.” Please ask your family members and friends whether they are receiving our mailings. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (443) 885-3015.

SAVE THE DATE!

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2014. Plan to be there! On Sunday, Aug. 10, 2013, the chapter hosted its seventh annual reception for students entering Morgan from the D.C. area.

Lt. Col. Aaron R. Andrews, U.S. Army (Ret.), ’74, and his wife, Connie V. Andrews, ’75, had an idea early last year of starting a Northern Virginia Alumni Chapter of the MSUNAA. They researched the idea with Alumni Relations, contacted several Morganites in the Northern Virginia area, conducted six meetings, put together the paperwork and applied for the chapter to be chartered. The Andrews are happy to say they were successful in pulling it off, beginning the Northern Virginia Alumni Chapter with 41 charter members. The Chapter is planning to attend the Homecoming Gala in force. The chapter represented Morgan at the Urban League Job Fair that was hosted at the Alexandria Campus of the Northern Virginia Community College.

2013 LIFE MEMBERS This list includes members who completed their Life Memberships between Alumni Day, May 18, 2012, and May 1, 2013. Although we have done everything possible to present a full list of Life Members for this period, we apologize should there be any omissions or other mistakes. Please contact the Alumni Relations Office for any corrections. Myra T. Alexander, ’69 Dr. Alexander O. Aning, ’77 Kim Clark Artis, ’78 Tracey A. Avent, ’00 Diane C. Baker-Freeman, ’70 Donna Marie Barnett, ’84 Sami Basuhail, ’12 Thomas A. Bennett, Jr., ’83 Sirrese Trina Bethea, ’06 Christiaan P. Blake, ’92 Dorothy E. Scott Blakely, ’82 Dr. Charles G., ’68 & Angela Marie Booker, ’69** Lacetta Bowman, ’84 Lonzella P. Brice, ’62 David W. Briddell, ’52 Denesha L. Brooks, ’90 Torine Brooks, ’90 Lt. Col. Annette Brown, U.S. Army (Ret.), ’83 Frank M. Brown, ’58 Marguerite J. Brown, ’73 Nathaniel Butler, ’91 Kathleen S. Cain, ’67 Carol A. Callwood, ’89 Rudolph C. Cane, Sr.^ Donald W. Carter, CFP, ’56 Jarrett L. Carter, Sr., ’03 Jacqueline R. Collins, ’78 Quianna M. Cooke, ’72 Manuel Cooper, ’95 John E. Cotton, Jr., ’71 Tafari Dancy, ’98 Hon. Clarence “Tiger” Davis, ’68 La Rhonda Nicole Dean, ’97 Vaughn L., ’82 & Letra Scott Dennis, ’83** Capt. Denise P. DeShields, U.S. Army, ’88 Lydell Dingle, ’00 Joanne M. Dix, ’73 Ernestine J. Dunston, ’65, ’72 & ’76 Dwight R. Evans, ’71 Casandra E. Fallin, ’69 Patrick Fernandez, ’71 John B., Sr., ’61 & Betty J. Ferron, ’52** Gwendolyn M. Fisher-Jacobs, ’80

Tammy M. Johnson Fowler, ’86 Patrice E. Frazier-Watson, ’90 Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin, ’67 Kenyatti Gakuhi, ’99 Louella Wylie Garner^ Linda A. Garner-Webester, ’94 Moses Gilbert, ’62 Grace L. Glenn, ’04 Leah N.O. Goldsborough-Hasty, D.H.L.,’52 Natasha P. Goode, ’93 Nadia S. Goodwin, M.D., ’03 Dorothé L. Grand-Pierre^ John A. Green, ’Sr., ’52 Dr. Washington Green, Jr., ’58 Ruth B. Greene, ’63 Barbara A. Grier, ’70 Derek L. Griffin, ’68 Austin B. Groom, Jr., CPA, ’76, ’83 Dr. Gwendolyn B. Handy, ’70 Keith Harris, ’09 Bettye Y. Holt Haskins, ’69 Samuel A., ’56 & Patricia A. Hatcher, ’65** Renita Holsendorff-Corbett, ’94 David D., Sr., ’71, ’83 & Rosa L. Humphries, ’78** Dr. Audrey D. James, ’77 Duane A. Jones, ’81 Dorothea E. Jordan, ’95 Helen C. Lee, M.S.W., ’57 Omira J. Lee, ’80 Rose Keith Lewis, ’63 Regina Lowman-Curbean, ’76 Robert, ’63 & Madeline McDuffie Loyal, ’63* ** Stephanie A. Lyon, ’76 Linda Marshall, ’74 Caroline M. Matthews, ’70 R. Phyllis McNair, ’83 Herchel D., ’67 & Ruth H. Milliken, ’67** Karen Modlin-Catlett, ’86 Tracy A. Molson, ’86 Peulah Marie O. Moore, ’71 Rev. Brian E. Murray, ’81 Janese F. Murray, ’78 Teresa Cynthia Nock, ’96

Lance Norrington, ’91 Kelechi M. Oparadike, ’09 & ’12 Loistene Jones Parham, ’63 Dr. Donald G. Parker, ’65 & Joanne Varnadore-Parker, ’66** Paulette Aleta Holtsclaw Pittman, ’68 Towana D. Poe, ’97 & ’02 Amanda G. Poindexter, ’61 Kim D. Pridgen, ’87 Darren L. Purnell, ’88 Shirley W. Smith Richard, ’65 George, ’63 & Cynthia Ford Richardson, ’63** Joyce Richardson, ’85 Wendy N. Ross, ’98 Kathryn B. Rowe, ’60 Beatrice M. Saunders, ’65 Carolyn Mooney Scriber^ Tebelelo M. Seretse, ’78 Margaret A. Johnson Shipley, ’69 Vivian V. Slacum, ’67 Lorraine Marcus Snorden, ’73 Ronald F. Spratley, ’71 & ’76 Earsell L. Staton, ’76 L’Tonya C. Stewart, ’83 Phyllis Howard Stokes, ’65 & ’79 Josephine Y. Storrs, ’78 Everlyn Strother, ’68 Jo Ann Toye, ’83 Joseph W. Turner, ’83 & Adrienne L. Hawkins-Turner, ’84** Janice Talbert Walthour, ’68 Tracia L. Ward-Rainey, ’84 Gareth P. Warren, ’05 Yolanda Michelle Wiggins, ’95 Ludmilla F. Wikkeling-Scott, Dr.P.H.,’04, ’10 Nia M. Wilkes, ’04 Dr. Quinton B. Wilkes, ’63 Elizabeth A. Williams, ’71 Dr. Richard L. Williams, II, ’84 Curtis L. Wilson, ’66 Paula Blackwell Wilson, ’66 Robert W. Wongus, ’77 Amber S. Wooding, ’74 Doris D. Wooten, ’59 ^Associate, * Deceased, ** Family Life Membership

ALUMNI ON THE MOVE Doreen Allen, ’09, has joined the Black Emergency Managers Association (BEMA), a group dedicated to providing information, networking and professional development opportunities to its members, and to assisting in the long-term recovery of African-American and other minority communities. Allen earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Morgan and is now enrolled in the University of Cincinnati’s Master of Science program in criminal justice/law enforcement/crime prevention. She is employed as an Autism Source Specialist at the Autism Society, in Bethesda, Md.

Clarkston Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) recently announced the appointment of Irvin T. Clark, III, Ed.D.,’05, as the college’s Vice President of Student Affairs, in the newly established administration of GPTC President Dr. Jabari Simama. Dr. Clark previously served as the Interim Vice President of Student Learning Support/Student Services, Associate Vice President of Student Development/Student Services and Dean of Student Services at Frederick Community College in Frederick, Md. He earned his doctorate in Community College Leadership Program from Morgan State University.

Yacob Astatke, D.Eng., ’91, ’10, has received the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE’s) National Outstanding Teacher Award. Dr. Astatke, a professor and associate chair of Undergraduate Studies in Morgan’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is the first African-American to be honored with this award from ASEE. He also received the Society’s Mid-Atlantic Distinguished Teacher Award in 2012. Dr. Astatke earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and his Doctor of Engineering degree at Morgan.

Shawn B. Coates, ’03, has been selected as the Chief of Staff of the National Intelligence Council at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He is responsible for leading and overseeing the day-to-day business operations and administrative functions of the Council. Since leaving Morgan, he has received Dual M.B.A./M.I.S. degrees from North Carolina Central University. He has been working in the intelligence community for the past nine years.

Ava Barnett-Morrow, Ph.D., ’80, has retired as Professor of Microbiology at Gallaudet University, in Washington, D.C. Dr. Barnett-Morrow began her career at Gallaudet as a laboratory technician after graduating from Morgan with a B.S. degree in biology. She earned an M.S. degree and a Ph.D. in microbiology from Howard University. In addition to teaching, Dr. Barnett-Morrow was the director of the mentoring program for new teachers and the coordinator of the internship program. Beginning in September 2013, she will serve as the Vice President of the Morgan State University Alumni Association Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area Chapter. A certified sign language interpreter for the deaf, Dr. BarnettMorrow has interpreted for Morgan’s Commencement for the past 18 years.

Ruben J. Brooks, ’89, has been selected as the Atlanta Multifamily Hub Director for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where he is responsible for managing and minimizing the credit losses on a portfolio that approximates $4.6 billion in multifamily loans, 153,487 units and more than 2,000 loans. A native of Baltimore, Md., Brooks received a Bachelor of Science degree in management from Morgan State University, an M.P.A. from the University of Baltimore and an M.S. in real estate from The Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business. Before joining HUD, he spent 19 years at Fannie Mae in a number of production, managerial and leadership positions.

David J. Burton, ’67, was recently honored by the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights, with the group’s Frank R. Parker Client Award. The annual award, given this year during the Committee’s 50th Anniversary celebration in Washington, D.C., is for long-term commitment, perseverance and dedication to the cause of civil rights. Burton is president of the Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education. The Coalition has filed suit against the Maryland Higher Education Commission, charging that Maryland’s four HBCUs have been the victims of historical unfair treatment as a result of the State’s maintenance of policies of a racially segregated system of higher education.

David R. Craig, ’83, Harford County (Md.) Executive and a member of Morgan’s Harford County Alumni Chapter, recently announced his candidacy for Maryland governor. Craig, a Republican, joined the race on June 3. The Republican primary is scheduled for June 2014. Craig earned a Master of Arts in history from Morgan’s College of Liberal Arts. “Lazarus: The Musical,” a stage production rearranged and updated by Bill W. Cummings, D.W.S., ’68, recently premiered at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C. Dr. Cummings, a renowned worship leader, music director, lyricist, musician, composer, arranger and conductor, is the Music Minister at Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Church, in Charlotte, N.C. He received his Doctor of Worship Studies degree at the Institute for Worship Studies at Wheaton College and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Morgan. The Daily Record has named Lorece V. Edwards, Dr.P.H., ’04, Director of Community Practice and Assistant Professor of Behavioral Health Sciences at Morgan, as one of its Top 100 Women for 2013. The honor recognizes outstanding women for their professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring. The awards ceremony for the Top 100 Women took place at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, Md. Tisha Edwards, ’03, has been appointed interim Chief Executive Officer of the Baltimore City Public Schools. Edwards will lead the system through the 2013–14 school year, while the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners completes a search for a replacement for former CEO Andrés Alonso, who stepped down on June 30. Edwards, who has four academic degrees, including a Bachelor of Science in health education from Morgan and a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law, had been Dr. Alonso’s Chief of Staff since 2009. Alicia B. Harvey-Smith, Ph.D., ’84, has been appointed President of River Valley Community College in New Hampshire. A noted scholar and educator, Dr. Harvey-Smith is a nationally recognized author, poet, speaker and consultant, with 25 years’ experience in education, leadership, instruction, organizational dynamics, strategic planning, and training and development. Her husband, Donald, a U.S. Capitol Police Officer, is also a Morgan alumnus, Class of 1983. Before taking her current post, she was Vice President for Student Affairs at Baltimore City Community College.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has named Jeanne D. Hitchcock, Esq., ’68, as his Chief Legislative Officer. As she takes on this new responsibility, Hitchcock will remain Secretary of Appointments for the Office of the Governor, a position she has held since 2007, making appointments to more than 600 statewide boards, commissions, judgeships and cabinet positions. As Chief Legislative Officer, she leads the Governor’s legislative agenda and priorities. She earned her B.A. in sociology at Morgan.

The Board of Trustees of Monroe County Community College (MCCC), in Monroe, Mich., has chosen Kojo Quartey, Ph.D., ’82, ’83, as the college’s fifth President. Dr. Kojo earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and his master’s degree in economics from Morgan, and his doctorate in applied economics from Mississippi State University. He served as Provost for the City Colleges of Chicago before taking his current position at MCCC.

Bass vocalist Soloman Howard, ’09, appeared with the Washington National Opera ( WNO) as Il Commendatore in “Don Giovanni,” during the company’s 2012–13 season. Howard, who earned a B.A. degree in music education from Morgan, is in his third year of WNO’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. His recent credits include a debut with Washington Concert Opera as Leone in Verdi's “Attila,” and performances at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage with the Conservatory Project. Previous engagements include many concerts with the Morgan State University Choir, including the role of Porgy in Gershwin's “Porgy and Bess,” under the baton of Paul Freeman.

Morgan engineering graduate Shawna Stepp-Jones, ’08, is Miss Maryland Plus America for 2013. Stepp-Jones, who earned her Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering at MSU, is the founder of Divaneering Foundation, whose goal is “to partner with K–12 schools and community organizations to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and career paths for young girls through fashion, health and beauty design challenges that focuses on using core STEM subject matter. The foundation is sponsored by Miss Maryland Plus America 2013.

Albert Lewis, ’07, language arts teacher at Walker Mill Middle School in Capitol Heights, Md., has been named the 2013 Prince George’s County Teacher of the Year. Lewis has been teaching at Walker Mill since 2007, the year he received his Bachelor of Science degree in telecommunications from Morgan. “Mr. Lewis brings a wealth of intellect, experience and expertise to his job,” says Nicole Clifton, Ed.D., principal of Walker Mill. “His dedication and passion for the craft and his community are evident in his instruction and other areas, as well.”

H. Keith Moo-Young, Ph.D., P.E., ’91, has been named Chancellor of Washington State University Tri-Cities. He had served as Dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology at California State University, Los Angeles since 2006. Dr. Moo-Young earned his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Morgan and began his professional career at the University as an assistant professor. He is a licensed professional engineer with an active research agenda focusing on solid and hazardous waste management and how water transports contaminants through soil.

Ron Owens, ’61, was cited by the American Advertising Federation as one of the Advertising Industry’s Pioneers of Diversity at its Advertising Awards Program in New York City.

Decorated U.S. Army General (ret.) William “Kip” Ward, ’71, has joined SENTEL Corp. as a Senior Adviser. In this role, Ward leads the company's international expansion efforts from its headquarters facility in Alexandria, Va. Before joining SENTEL, Gen. Ward was an active duty general and inaugural Commander of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), the nation’s newest interagency geographic command, responsible for all U.S. defense and security activities on the African continent and its island nations. Gen. Ward earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Morgan and his master’s degree in political science from Penn State University.

Musician Danton Derelle Whitley, ’10, has released a CD titled “Danton Whitley, Featuring Mosaic Sound.” Whitley is Minister of Music for the Refuge Temple Church of God in Christ (COGIC), in Aberdeen, Md. He is also the State Choir Director for the Greater Maryland 1st Jurisdiction of the COGIC and Minister of Music for the Southern Baptist Church – Harford County. He earned his B.A. degree in fine arts (vocal performance, emphasis in classical voice) from Morgan. His CD and its first single, “It’s Settled,” are available for purchase on iTunes.

Danny Winborne, ’83, was recently elected for a third five-year term as a Planning Commissioner for the city of Gaithersburg, Md. Winborne was the first and is still the only African American to serve as a Planning Commissioner for Gaithersburg. He has a B.A. in economics from Morgan’s College of Liberal Arts.

The Rev. Thomas R. Pumphrey, ’84, senior pastor of Inter-Denominational Church of God in Gaithersburg, Md., and retired administrator in the Montgomery County Public Schools, was honored with a Black History Month Proclamation from the city of Gaithersburg in February. The honor, which was covered in an article in The Washington Post, recognized the importance of his work to the continuing growth and development of the city. Rev. Pumphrey was a custodian at Burtonsville Elementary School when he decided to enroll at Morgan, where he earned a B.A. in sociology. He went on to become an assistant principal at Burtonsville.

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Seeking Alumni to Recruit New Students

Alumni: Morgan wants you to share your “Bear Pride” as a New Student Recruiter. This volunteer position involves attending local high schools and college fairs as a representative of Morgan and identifying quality high school students who are interested in the University. As an Alumni New Student Recruiter, you provide the one-on-one interaction, personal attention and encouragement that can lead students to choose Morgan over another school. Morgan has begun to expand its student recruitment areas outside of its traditional regions. We are now targeting the following states: Arizona, Oregon, Texas, Florida, Indiana, California, Alabama, Georgia, New York, Washington State, South Carolina and North Carolina. Dr. David Wilson, our President, has requested a 50 percent increase in the participation rate of alumni in new student recruitment. Please take a moment to view the videos listed below, then contact Reginald Thomas, Morgan Admissions Representative, at reginald.thomas@morgan.edu or (443) 885-3977, for more information about becoming an Alumni New Student Recruiter. The Morgan Experience Video: www.morgan.edu/experience The Big Bear Rocks Video: www.morgan.edu/ bigbearrocks

Don’t Miss the Fun! Join Morgan’s Alumni Online Community

The MSU National Alumni Association iModules Online Community Website is a fun, interactive venue designed specifically for MSU alumni. The Online Community site allows you to stay connected with the University and fellow alumni, free of charge. Log on, and search for alumni, classmates and friends you may not have talked to or seen in years. You can create and customize your own profile page, share photos, post class notes and your résumé, search for employment opportunities, register for events and stay up-to-date with all of the University and chapter events listed on the home page. The registration process is simple. Go to www.alumni.morgan.edu, click on “First Time Login” (if this is your first time), search for your name, enter your Constituent ID number, and “Hooray!” you’re in. If you have never logged on, or you’ve forgotten your Constituent ID number, please call the Alumni Relations Office at (443) 885-3015. Or, contact us by e-mail at alumni@morgan.edu, for assistance. We look forward to having you experience all that our Online Community has to offer.

MSU CHOIR SCHEDULE

FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Summer/Fall/Winter 2013/14

Morgan Bears 2013

Sept. 12 Matriculation Convocation 11:00 a.m., Gilliam Concert Hall, Murphy Fine Arts Center

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Aug. 30 Army West Point, N.Y. 7:00 p.m.

Sept. 15 Kingdom Builders Church of God Concert 5:00 p.m., 1490 Matthews Town Road, Hanover, Md.

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Sept. 7 Robert Morris University Moon Township, Pa. 12:00 noon

Sept. 22 Colonial Baptist Concert 4:00 p.m., 9411 Liberty Rd., Randallstown, Md.

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Sept. 14 Liberty University Lynchburg, Va. 7:00 p.m.

Sept. 28 Berea Temple Concert 4:00 p.m., 1901 Madison Ave., Baltimore, Md.

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Sept. 21 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Ky. 6:00 p.m.

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Sept. 28 Norfolk State University Hughes Stadium 1:00 p.m.

Oct. 4

Morgan Gala 7:00 p.m., Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Rd., Baltimore, Md.

Oct. 10

Performing Arts Convocation 11:00 a.m., Gilliam Concert Hall, Murphy Fine Arts Center

Oct. 13

Asbury Methodist Church 4:00 p.m., 87 West St., Annapolis, Md.

Nov. 10

New Shiloh Concert 6:00 p.m., 2100 N. Monroe St., Baltimore, Md.

Nov. 14

Date: Oct. 5 HOMECOMING Opponent: Florida A&M University Location: Hughes Stadium Time: 1:00 p.m.

Founders Day Convocation 11:00 a.m., Gilliam Concert Hall, Murphy Fine Arts Center

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Oct. 19 North Carolina Central University Durham, N.C. 2:00 p.m.

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Oct. 26 Howard University Washington, D.C. 1:00 p.m.

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Nov. 2 Hampton University Hughes Stadium 1:00 p.m.

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Nov. 9 North Carolina A&T State University Hughes Stadium 1:00 p.m.

Dec. 5

Bill of Rights Convocation 11:00 a.m., Gilliam Concert Hall, Murphy Fine Arts Center

Dec. 15

Annual Christmas Concert 4:00 p.m., Gilliam Concert Hall, Murphy Fine Arts Center

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Nov. 14 South Carolina State University Orangeburg, S.C. 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 20

MSU December Commencement, 10:00 a.m.

Jan. 11

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Rd., Baltimore, Md.

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Nov. 23 Delaware State University Dover, Del. 2:00 p.m.

Home games are in blue.

Support the MSU Alumni Chapters’ Adopt-A-Game Program

Calvin E. Tyler, Jr., (second row, center) and his wife, Tina, (first row, second from right) host MSU Las Vegas alumni. Morgan President David Wilson joined the group (second row, third from right).

NECROLOGY

We are moving into our third season of the Adopt-A-Game program. The goal and objective of the program remain the same: to get our alumni chapters to come out and support the MSU Athletic Department. We hope this will encourage other alumni to come out and support the athletic programs here at Morgan. For details about how your chapter can participate in this program, please contact the Rev. Dr. Charles D. Fletcher, Jr., ’70, First Vice President, MSUNAA Board of Directors, at revfletcher@verizon.net or (302) 678-2862. REMEMBER to wear your ORANGE and BLUE to all athletic events!

Deceased MSU Alumni, Faculty, Staff & Students. “Gone But Not Forgotten” Delores Elizabeth Adams, ’51 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5/7/13 Beverly A. Allmond, ’77 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6/16/13 Eugene Ayton, ’62 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4/26/13 Elnora W. Barber, ’57 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/23/13 Frank J. Blackwell, ’74 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6/28/13 Harold D. Blackwell, Sr., ’52 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4/11/13 Dr. Charles D. Bowie, ’64 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6/26/13 Lee Bowman (Former Faculty) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6/13/13 Farrah Brown, ’98 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5/7/13 Earl Franklin Cephas, Sr., ’58 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/30/13 Ira T. Charles* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5/4/13 Betty Bivins Chase, ’60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4/16/13 James L. Cole, ’44 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .** Glenn Gary Cooke, ’95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/25/13 Anne Johnson Crisp, ’44 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8/19/12 Patricia A. Davis, ’66 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5/4/13 Viola E. Davis-Hall, ’88 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4/10/13 Diane Dennard, ’81 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5/10/13 Clarence Diggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/2012** John Amos Edmonds, ’52 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7/22/13 Joseph S. Eubanks, (Former Faculty) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5/16/13

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Dr. Hayward Farrar, Jr. (Former Faculty) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5/31/13 Dr. Homer E. Favor (Former Faculty) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6/9/13 Frances M. Finney, ’52 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4/19/13 Bettye Frazier* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/5/11 Faith A. Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7/12/13 Lucille Harris, ’03 (Staff ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7/6/13 Cynthia Hawkins, ’75 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7/13/13 Ponsie B. Hillman, ’39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6/28/08 Joseph Hines, ’51 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .** The Rev. Dr. Mildred D.W. Holliday, ’73 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/13/12 Clarence “Channing” Jackson, III, ’58 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6/27/13 Beatrice I. Jefferson, ’43 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/24/11 Lucille H. Jeffries, ’56 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5/7/13 Demond Johnson, ’00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8/29/10 Doreatha Jordan (Former Staff ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4/13/13 Robert Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/10/13 Sylvia M. Johnson, ’77 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7/8/13 Ronald J. Kimball, ’70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/5/12 Betty Knight, ’55 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7/25/12 Earl Leonard Knight, ’55 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3/17/13 John Lewis, Jr., ’58 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4/17/13

Dr. Clayton Majete, ’65 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/22/13 Gwendolyn Mickle (Former Staff ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9/11/12 Judith Ann Morgan* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7/26/13 Dennis Morton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4/7/13 John E. Patterson, Sr., ’31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4/30/13 Dr. Vernon Pennington, ’49 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6/18/12 Haward S. Quann, ’53 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4/1/13 Howard Reason, ’62 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3/17/13 John H. Rhines, ’67 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/16/08 Alice D. Roberson, ’53 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5/16/13 Otis M. Simms* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5/7/13 Calvin Steiner* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/4/12 Margerine Sanford Taylor, ’73 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/1/12 Betty L. Thomas, ’55 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6/8/13 The Rev. Dr. Alfred Vaughn (Former Faculty) . . . . . . . . . . . . .5/21/13 Edward Watson, Jr., ’42 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/15/11 Iona Robinette Johnson Williams, ’55, ’70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3/18/13 James I. Winters, ’49 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/13/13 Eula A. Witherspoon, ’83 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9/17/12 *Attended ** Date Not Known

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MSU ALUMNI CALENDAR Alumni Events, Summer 2013 to Fall 2014

Homecoming Oct. 4

Sept. 8

Class of 1968, 45th Class Reunion Crab Feast, the Pikes Diner, 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., 921 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD, 21208. Tickets: $60. Checks should be made payable to ”MSU, Class of 1968” and mailed to Carolyn Jasmin, 6716 Fox Meadow Road, Baltimore, MD 21207. For more information, please contact Carolyn Jasmin at (410) 944-5590 or cajasmin@aol.com.

Varsity “M” Club Annual Homecoming Business Meeting, University Student Center, 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. For more Information, please contact Shaun Hester at (240) 463-9045.

Sept. 14 Class Agents Meeting, MSU Alumni House, 10:00 a.m.

CARL MURPHY FINE ARTS CENTER

Homecoming Gala, Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21244. PreGala Reception, 7:00 p.m., $250; General Admission, 8:00 p.m., $150. For more information, please call (443) 885-3535.

Southern Maryland Alumni Chapter, 8th Annual Blue and Orange Dinner Dance, Semiformal, Jaycees Community Center, Waldorf, MD 20601, 7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m., $55. For more information, please contact Victor Watson at (202) 2153656 or (301) 203-7147.

Please visit us on the Web for the most current event schedule: http://www.murphyfineartscenter.org

Class of 1969, 45th Reunion Anniversary Celebration at the MSU Homecoming Gala, Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21244, $150 per person. Checks should be made payable to MSUF, and mailed to MSU, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Alumni House, Office of Development, Baltimore, MD 21251. Please write “Class of 1969 Gala Table” on the memo line of the check.

Sept. 21 MSUNAA Board of Directors Meeting, Alumni House, 12:00 noon. Oct. 12 MSUNAA Trinidad & Tobago Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fundraiser Get Together, PISCES, Hyatt Baltimore Inner Harbor, 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Music by DJ Ekstasis. $45. For more information, contact Dr. Jawad Abdullah at (443) 794-4351, Will Francis at (301) 602-8415 or D.C. Coombs at (410) 225-0354.

Fall/Winter/Spring 2013/14 Events Sept. 27 XXIV Hour Play Slam, through Sept. 28. Ticketing Information: TBD. Sept. 30 Coronation of Miss and Mr. Morgan State University, 7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Nov. 7

Nov. 8

Theatre Morgan Presents “Flat Sam,” by Antoinette Nwandu, Nov. 7, 10:30 a.m.; Nov. 8 and 15, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 9 and 16, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 10 and 17, 3:00 p.m. Tickets available at the Ticket Office and Ticketmaster.com.

Oct. 20

The Annual Dorothy P. Stanley Modern Dance Festival, Nov. 8 and Nov. 9, 8:00 p.m. General Admission: $10; MSU Students (with valid ID): $5.

Nov. 21

Performing Arts Series for Children, 3:30 p.m. Ticketing Information: TBD.

Dec. 6

Theatre Morgan Presents “The Glass Menagerie,” a Concert Performance, based on the play by Tennessee Williams, 6:00 p.m. Ticketing Information: TBD.

Nov. 3

Jan. 31

TEDxBaltimore, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Event is open to the public. Ticketing Information: TBD.

2014 Jan. 11

April 3

MSU Opera Presents “Puccini Meets Moore, April 3: 10:30 a.m.; April 4: 7:30 p.m.; April 5: 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Ticketing Information: TBD.

April 12 National Great Blacks in Wax Museum Presents Wax Figure Unveiling Ceremony and Celebration, 2:00 p.m. Ticketing Information: TBD. Schedule subject to change.

School of Global Journalism and Communication, Annual Homecoming Brunch, University Student Center, Calvin and Tina Tyler Ballroom C, 9:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Victoria Valentine at (443) 885-3505. 2013 Homecoming Pre-Game Memorial and Black Sports Legends Foundation 2nd Annual Black Sports Film Festival. Alumni and friends pay tribute to players and coaches who have passed on, and celebrate the history of MSU championship football teams. University Student Center Theatre, 8:00 a.m.– 12 noon. For more information, please contact Ronald Bethea at (202) 246-4924, or visit the website at www.theblacksportslegendsfoundation.org.

Columbia/Howard County Alumni Chapter, Annual Scholarship Dinner Show Fundraiser, “Les Miserables,” Toby’s Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, MD 21044. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Buffet opens at 5:15 p.m. and closes at 6:30 p.m. Show begins at 7:00 p.m. For ticket information, please contact Dr. Iantha Tucker at (410) 730-5325.

“The Magnificent Marching Machine” Morgan State University Marching Band Show, Melvin N. Miles, Jr., Director, 4:00 p.m. General Admission: $12; MSU Students (with valid ID): $7. Tickets available at the Ticket Office and at the door on the day of the event.

Theatre Morgan Presents “Much Ado about Nothing,” by William Shakespeare, Feb. 20, 10:30 a.m.; Feb 21 and 28, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 22 and March 1, 2:00 p.m.; Feb. 23 and March 1, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 24 and March 2, 3:00 p.m. Ticketing Information: TBD.

Class of 1969, Annual Homecoming Brunch, University Student Center, Room 212, 10:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m., $25. For more information, please contact Nellie Maskal at orblue6947@gmail.com or (301) 445-1433.

New York Metropolitan Alumni Chapter, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, Central Park 72nd Street Bandshell, East 72nd and 5th Ave., Manhattan, 8:00 a.m. For more in formation on how to donate or participate, please contact Shaniese Grant at (347) 373-1005 or sjgrant24@yahoo.com or Roger Rojas at (347) 623-4223 or princemsu@yahoo.com.

Dec. 7

Life Members Reception, University Student Center, Calvin and Tina Tyler Ballroom B, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Admission is free with a Life Membership Gold Card. For more information, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at (443) 885-3015. Class of 1966, Annual Homecoming Brunch, University Student Center, Calvin and Tina Tyler Ballroom A–F, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Beverly Booth at (410) 358-8445.

North Carolina Alumni Chapter, 5th Annual Morgan State Picnic, held in Durham, N.C. Venue is to be determined. All alumni in the area are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Barbara Faison, Chapter President, at Faison_2@hotmail.com or (910) 590-7846.

Nov. 22– MSU Men’s Basketball Team in the 2013 25 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Basketball Tournament. MSU alumnus Carol Callwood is the local voice of Paradise Jam, having served as game announcer for the last 12 seasons. The Virgin Islands Alumni Chapter will host a series of events for alumni who attend. For more information about the tournament, please visit the website at http://www.paradisejam.com.

Feb. 20

Oct. 5

Oct. 16 Class of 1950 Bus Trip to Harrington Raceway and Casino. Free buffet, $10 free slot play. Tickets: $40 per person, must be purchased by Oct. 1, 2013. Door prizes, quiz show and 50/50 raffle on bus. Bus will depart from Security Square Mall, 6901 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, at 8:00 a.m. and will return at 4:00 p.m. Please park on the lot behind Sears, Lot #28. Oct.19

Annual Homecoming Business Meeting, University Student Center Theatre, 12:00 noon. Repast immediately following the meeting in the Ballroom.

HOMECOMING GAME, MSU Bears vs. FAMU Rattlers, Hughes Stadium, 1:00 p.m.

Class of 1968, 45th Reunion Celebration at the Colonnade, 4 W. University Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21218. Tickets: $75. 8:00 p.m.–12:00 midnight. For details, please contact Gwendolyn Jackson at (410) 542-4883 or gbj46@comcast.net or Carolyn Jasmin at (410) 944-5550 or cajasmin@aol.com.

Howard L. Cornish Metropolitan Baltimore Area Alumni Chapter, 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21244, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon. Tickets: $60. For more information, please call (410) 461-3931. Musical performance by the MSU Choir and MSU Jazz Ensemble

Class of 1973, 40 Years Reunion Celebration Party, University Student Center, Suite 200 (2nd Floor), 7:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m. Admission: $25.00, includes food, commemorative class gift and cash bar. Casual attire. For more information, please contact Chipper Brown at wabrown4@msn.com or Wilhelmina Frieson at wilhelmina2001@aol.com.

May 16– Class of 1964, 50th Reunion 18 Anniversary “Save-the-Dates”: May 16 – & Oct. 17 74th Annual Alumni Awards and Class Reunion Luncheon, Class Table(s); May 17 – MSU Commencement; class will participate wearing its gold robes; May 18 – Worship Service, to memorialize deceased classmates; Oct 17 – Class Table at the Morgan Gala. For more information, contact: Laura Phillips Byrd, laurapbyrd@yahoo.com, (443) 506-0294; Delores Couser Cooke, 8edm.foster@comcast.net; Ledonia Ward Kimball, ledoniak@yahoo.com, (410) 292-0479; or Anita Turks Hunter, anitahunter3332.@comcast.net, (410) 922-9107.

Morgan Memories, University Student Center, Calvin and Tina Tyler Ballroom, 10:00 p.m.–4:00 a.m., $35. Oct. 6

Annual Homecoming Candlelight Memorial Service, University Memorial Chapel, 11:00 a.m. Honoring recently deceased alumni, faculty, staff and students. For more information, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at (443) 885-3015. Class of 1969 Call to Worship, with the Morgan State University Family. University Memorial Chapel, 11:00 a.m.

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Homecoming 2013! Be There

M O R G A N S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y

ALUMNI•NEWS FALL 2013 Contents Director’s Message ..........................1 Homecoming 2013 ..........................1 Chapter and Class News ..................1 In the News .....................................2

2013 Life Members..........................4 Alumni on the Move........................5 Necrology ........................................6 Football Schedule ............................6

Alumni Calendar..............................7 Homecoming Calendar....................7

Office of Alumni Relations Alumni House 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD 21251

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Alumni News Fall 2013 Issue