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ALUMNIâ€˘NEWS SPRING 2012 Contents
Alumnus of the Year: Page 1 / Chapter of the Year: Page 2 / Honorary Alumnus: Page 2 / MEAC Distinguished Alumnus: Page 2 / In the News: Page 3 / Chapter and Class News: Page 4 / Alumni on the Move: Page 5 / Necrology: Page 6 / MSU Alumni Calendar: Page 7
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A Mes s age fro m the President Dear Alumni, We are approaching a most exciting time of the year for all colleges and universities: Commencement. As our alma mater prepares for the grand event, we look forward to the students who will be joining our ranks. There are more than 26,000 MSU alumni around the nation and the world, and we all can recall our final days at Morgan. Remembering where we came from and those who shaped and supported us, we are eternally grateful that Morgan was there when we sought higher education. Alumni Day presents the ideal opportunity for us to reflect on and celebrate the University. During this academic year, Morgan reached several milestones of which we are proud. For the first time, enrollment topped 8,000 students. Forbes magazine listed Morgan as one of America’s Best Institutions of Higher Learning. We have extended our international reach to China and India. The alumni giving rate is up: In 2011, more than 10 percent of alumni made donations to Morgan, up from 8 percent in 2010. Morgan honored its alumni civil rights pioneers who were the first to employ the sit-in protest tactic on a sustained basis during the civil rights movement. The campus infrastructure continues to improve and expand, with several new facilities under construction. Yes, we all are proud of these accomplishments, but there is yet much to do to keep Morgan moving forward. Dr. Wilson has set the path and pace, and we must remain focused to continue to sustain our alma mater. We must continue the quest for equity and excellence at the HBCUs in Maryland. We must continue to recruit great students to attend Morgan. And, we must ensure that deserving students do not withdraw because of a lack of funds. If we do these things, then Morgan will keep its rightful place as an innovator in higher education and a developer of our nation’s best. It would be evident to all that we are “Growing the Future, Leading the World.”™ So come to the 72nd Annual Alumni Awards and Class Reunion Luncheon on Friday, May 18, 2012, and experience all that is great about Morgan. Your classmates, roommates, brothers, sisters and friends will all be there to greet you. And while we are encouraging the attendance of classes ending in “2” and “7,” class agents are reaching out to all alumni. You can help, too. Contact your classmates, and bring them back to Fair Morgan. Sincerely, Jacqueline L. Lawson, ’75 President, MSU National Alumni Association
ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR Peter C. Harvey, ’79
he Hon. Peter C. Harvey became the first African-American to serve as Attorney General of the State of New Jersey, when he was appointed to the position by Gov. Jim McGreevey and confirmed by the New Jersey Senate in 2003. Harvey is a 1979 graduate of Morgan State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, with honors. While at Morgan, Harvey served as President of the Student Government Association. He received a law degree from the Columbia University School of Law in 1982. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1984, the New Jersey Bar in 1985 and the District of Columbia Bar in 1989. As Attorney General of New Jersey, Harvey served as Chairman of the cabinet-level New Jersey Domestic Security Preparedness Task Force. He had the principal responsibility for coordinating New Jersey’s homeland security strategy for law enforcement and the private sector. His supervision of 10 agencies included oversight of all New Jersey county prosecutors, 750 lawyers representing New Jersey in civil and criminal matters, and the State Police. His office comprised about one-third of the state government, with 9,600 professionals and a budget of approximately $1 billion. Since leaving the Attorney General post in 2006, Harvey has been a partner with the law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, LLP. There, he represents corporations and individuals in business disputes throughout the nation. He has tried several major civil and criminal jury and non-jury cases in federal and state courts. Among his other
responsibilities, he also conducts internal investigations for senior executives seeking to learn facts about employee misconduct or inappropriate business practices; assists clients in navigating grand jury subpoenas and government civil investigative demands; and works with clients to develop strategies to achieve their desired result, whether through trial, court decision or settlement. The New Jersey Law Journal named Harvey “Lawyer of the Year” for 2003. He was also recognized in Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation. Black Enterprise magazine named him as one of the “Top Black Lawyers in America” in 2004. In May 2005, Ebony magazine recognized him as one of the “100 Most Influential Black Americans.” Harvey has been named “Private Practitioner of the Year” by the Metropolitan Black Bar Association of New York City (MBBA) and will be recognized at the MBBA’s 28th Anniversary Awards Gala on May 18, 2012 in New York. Harvey is the immediate past Chair of the MSU Foundation, Inc. He and his wife, Tammie, are Life Members of the Morgan State University National Alumni Association. Mr. Harvey is also a life member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. In recognition of Peter C. Harvey’s public service, personal and professional achievements, financial support, community service and demonstrated leadership ability, which reflect favorably on Morgan State University, the Morgan State University National Alumni Association is pleased to salute and designate him Alumnus of the Year for 2012.
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ALERT!!! Urban League Classic Cancelled for 2012 Since the inception of the New York Urban League (NYUL) Football Classic in 1968, Morgan has participated in the event and has enjoyed the support of our loyal Morgan family and friends. We regret to inform you that because of a schedule conflict, the MSU Bears will not compete in this year’s NYUL Football Classic. Please be assured that Morgan remains a major supporter of the Classic and that we have made every effort to rectify the situation without disrupting our competitors’ schedules. We thank you for your continued support of the University and hope to see you at the Classic next year, as well as our other scheduled games during the fall 2012 season. Please contact the MSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics office at (443) 885-3050 if you have any questions or concerns. 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
Chapter of the Year, 2012
Howard L. Cornish Alumni Chapter
The contributions of the Howard L. Cornish Metropolitan Baltimore Alumni Chapter to Morgan State University have been monumental. The chapter supports all of the major activities of the University. Its members serve on numerous special and appointed MSU committees. Several members make annual donations in excess of $1,000 to the MSU Foundation, and the chapter has given generous donations to radio station WEAAFM through the years. In addition to their regular contributions to the University, most chapter members have participated in Morgan’s Five Dollar Scholarship Fund and will continue to do so.
(l–r) Howard L. Cornish Metropolitan Baltimore Alumni Chapter members (front row) Beverly Reid, ’60, Delores Cooke, ’64, Catherine Stansbury, ’56, Bernice McDaniels, ’43, Clarice Lee, ’50; (back row) William Fuller, ’73, Gloria Wayman, ’90, Carol Jeffries, ’64, Clayton Stansbury, ’55, Julia Davidson-Randall, ’64, Cherlyn Mitchell, ’74, and Anthony McPhail, ’76
The Howard L. Cornish Alumni Chapter has been an outstanding benefactor for Morgan students. At its 26th Anniversary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast in January 2011, the chapter raised $17,350, and 28 students were presented with laptop computers. The scholarship funds were presented to MSU students during the 2011 academic year. Each year, the chapter presents a $100 book incentive award in mem-
ory of each deceased member. In 2011, this award was given in memory of John H. Thompson, a 1949 graduate and 1995 Alumnus of the Year. The chapter has awarded scholarships of more than $10,000 to Morgan students for more than 16 years. The members of the chapter are great contributors to the MSU National Alumni Association. Chapter members fill at least two tables at all Alumni Awards and Class Reunion Luncheons. Over the last 24 years, the chapter has produced 12 of the recipients of the Alumnus of the Year Award. At its MLK Scholarship Breakfasts and at most Morgan Homecomings, the chapter has tables to recruit new members who must also pay their MSUNAA dues. Many Howard L. Cornish Alumni members have MSU tags on their cars, and the chapter has purchased MSU T-shirts, jackets and other items from Morgan’s Bookstore to profit the University. Chapter attendance at all alumni programs and meetings is normally outstanding. The chapter, as a whole, has set objectives in its constitution that support the association’s programs. These objectives are regularly met. Members of the Howard L. Cornish Alumni Chapter have long been leaders on Morgan’s campus and in the community. Fifty-one of its current members contributed to Morgan’s legacy of leadership in civil rights between 1947 and 1963, by participating in the sit-ins and other demonstrations in Annapolis, at Read’s Drug Stores, in the Northwood Shopping Center and elsewhere. For maintaining the standards of Morgan alumni giving and activism, and for raising the bar in these categories in 2011 and many previous years, the MSU National Alumni Association is proud to name the Howard L. Cornish Metropolitan Baltimore Alumni Chapter as its 2012 Chapter of the Year.
Honorary Alumnus, 2012 Lt. Gen. Arthur J. Gregg, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Arthur J. Gregg was born in Florence, S.C. He enlisted in the United States Army in January 1946 and served for three years as Supply Sergeant before entering Officers Candidate School in Fort Riley, Kan., in October 1949. In May 1950, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, Quartermaster Corps. During the next 16 years, he had multiple command assignments in the U.S., Korea, Japan and Germany. He also graduated from the Army War College, in 1968. In 1976, he was promoted to Major General, and in August 1977, he was promoted to Lieutenant General and appointed Director for Logistics in the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Pentagon, in Washington, D.C. He remained in that position for two years and was then appointed the Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics. Lt. Gen. Gregg retired in August 1981. His major decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Army Distinguished Service Medal and the Legion of Merit, with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal, with two Oak Leaf Clusters.
Lt. Gen. Gregg chairs the Opportunity Funding Corporation (OFC), which has been a huge supporter of Morgan State and other HBCUs. He is also an active participant in the process that provides advice to the Department of the Army on all matters pertaining to ROTC Programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Morgan has been a direct benefactor of his actions in this regard, as indicated by the sustained level of ROTC scholarship awarded to Morgan ROTC students. Lt. Gen. Gregg is a longtime member of the MSU National Alumni Association. Although not a Morgan alumnus, he has been an unselfish supporter of the association’s goals and objectives. This is most evident in his untiring financial support over the years. He frequently makes anonymous contributions to the University at large. Lt. Gen. Gregg has also been a staunch supporter and longtime member of Morgan’s ROTC Alumni Chapter. For these and many other unsolicited acts that have greatly enhanced the University, the Morgan State University National Alumni Association is proud to present Lt. Gen. Arthur J. Gregg as its 2012 Honorary Alumnus.
Franklin Edmonds Receives MEAC Distinguished Alumnus Honor
Franklin L. Edmonds, ’71, Senior Vice President of Xerox Corporation’s Global Paper & Supplies Business Group, was recognized as Morgan’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Distinguished Alumnus this year, during the MEAC Basketball Tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C. Edmonds received the honor on March 8 at Winston-Salem’s Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum. Edmonds, a member of the MSU Board of Regents, earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from Morgan. During his career at Xerox, he has held a variety of senior leadership positions, including Vice President & General Manager for the Federal Government Customer Business Unit; Vice President & General Man-
ager, Xerox of Maryland/Virginia; Vice President & General Manager Strategic Marketing Partnerships, Corporate Marketing & Strategy; Senior Vice President, Industrial Business Operations; Senior Vice President, Western Sales Operations; and Senior Vice President, Eastern Sales Operations. Edmonds is a member of The Executive Leadership Council, the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and the Xerox Corporation Political Action Committee Board of Trustees. He lives in Oakton, Va., with his son, Marcus.
IN T H E N E WS Morgan Current and Former Presidents Are Keynote Speakers during Black History Month
MSU President Dr. David Wilson was the keynote speaker at Chesapeake College’s 13th Annual Black History Month Breakfast, in February. This year’s theme was “We Have Come This Far by Faith.” Dr. Wilson spoke on having faith in our people, the church, democracy and education. He also recounted his story of growing up in rural Alabama and working passionately to go to college. When the day came for him to leave for college, his father gave him five dollars that he had been saving for that day. This is the origin of Morgan’s Five Dollar Scholarship Fund. After the breakfast, Dr. Wilson met privately with Morgan’s Eastern Shore of Maryland Alumni Chapter — his first meeting with the chapter, whose members had intellectually challenging and broadening experiences at Morgan and who were well-prepared by the University for life and good careers in teaching, government and the private sector. They shared with the President their Morgan memories and an idea for “Growing the Future and Leading the World.” Also in February, Dr. Earl S. Richardson, former President of Morgan State University, was the guest speaker at the morning service of Wesley Temple United Methodist Church in Salisbury, Md. The service was devoted to Black History Month. Dr. Richardson spoke of the role of the black church in Morgan’s history, which began with the founding of the Centenary Biblical Institute by Methodist ministers in 1867. He spoke about the value of having a good education and about creating an environment for students to receive the best education possible. He then turned his attention to the history-making trial that recently concluded after six weeks of litigation in the U.S. District Court of Baltimore. The trial in the case of Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education, et al. v. Maryland Higher Education Commission, et al. had then recessed for about 100 days. A number of Wesley Temple parishioners expressed interest in attending the court sessions when the attorneys began making their closing arguments before the judge. The service was a true black history moment for all who heard Dr. Richardson’s message.
Morgan’s Edward Hurt Honored as 2011 Trailblazer
Morgan’s legendary coach the late Edward P. Hurt received the American Football Coaches Association’s (AFCA’s) 2011 Trailblazer Award in January. The award was presented posthumously at the AFCA President’s Kickoff Luncheon on Monday, Jan. 9, at the 2012 AFCA Convention in San Antonio. Hurt passed away in 1989. The AFCA Trailblazer Award was created to honor early leaders in the football coaching profession who coached at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The award is given each year to a person who coached in a particular decade ranging from 1920 to 1970. Hurt coached from 1940 to 1949. After completing his education at Howard University, Hurt began his coaching career at Virginia Theological Seminary and College. In 1929, he was hired at Morgan State University and became the head football, basketball and track and field coach. He was also Morgan’s athletic director from 1958 to 1970. During his time at Morgan, Hurt’s football teams won six national championships, 14 CIAA championships and produced two NFL Hall of Famers. The football program completed 11 undefeated seasons, and his 1943 team finished the season without allowing a single point. From 1931–1938, Hurt coached the Bears to a 54-game winning streak. Hurt’s basketball and track and field programs were also extremely successful. His teams won 13 CIAA track and field championships and produced eight NCAA champions. Hurt also served on the coaching staff of the 1959 Pan American Games and the 1964 Olympic Games. During his time as the head basketball coach, his teams won four CIAA championships, winning three of them consecutively in 1931, 1932 and 1933. When asked about his success, Hurt responded, “If I’ve done anything at all, it’s been because of other coaches: the men, the colleges, the administration, the alumni, friends, just everybody. I’ve only had one formula, and that’s hard work.”
Bank of America Discontinues Affinity Card Program with MSUNAA
The MSU National Alumni Association has been informed by Bank of America that effective March 31, 2012, the bank will discontinue its Affinity Card Program with the Alumni Association. What this means is that MSU National
Alumni Association will no longer receive royalty payments from Bank of America from alumni who use their Morgan Bank of America credit card(s). However, nothing will change in the way the bank services existing cardholder accounts, unless the cardholder chooses to change or terminate his or her account(s) with Bank of America.
Alumni Giving Rate Reaches All-Time High
During 2011, Morgan’s Alumni Giving Rate was an all-time high of 10.45 percent: a 61 percent increase over the previous year. A special thank-you to all alumni whose gifts to the MSU Foundation helped us exceed our goal. However, even though we did well, only 2,843 alumni gave gifts. To exceed last year’s numbers, we need all of our alumni to make a gift to the MSU Foundation, in any amount, during this calendar year. Please remember that our alumni are the lifeblood of the University. We are counting on you!
HBCU Equity Case Moves Forward
On Jan. 3, 2012, United States District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake heard opening arguments from the parties in the case Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education, et al. v. Maryland Higher Education Commission, et al., filed by the plaintiff Coalition. The trial is being held to determine (1) whether the State of Maryland continues to perpetuate its former de jure segregated and discriminatory system of higher education in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution as defined by Brown v. Board of Education and its progeny, including the landmark United States v. Fordice decision governing the desegregation of such systems of higher education, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable civil rights laws, (2) whether vestiges of the former dual system of higher education remain in place and unremedied, (3) the extent and impact of continuing policies and practices that are traceable to the former dual system which foster discrimination and perpetuate segregated conditions in Maryland’s higher education, and (4) whether the State’s four Historically Black Institutions (HBIs) are comparable to and competitive with the State’s Traditionally White Institutions (TWIs) in all facets of their operations in programs, a remedy necessary to ensure that the HBIs are competitive, viable choices for all students, regardless of race, and that these institutions provide an equal opportunity for a quality education for the students who choose to attend them. On that same day, the Court began to hear testimony from witnesses presented by the plaintiff Coalition in its case in chief. That testimony continued through Thursday, Jan. 19. On Jan. 23, the State of Maryland began to proffer witnesses in its defense. The court received testimony through Feb. 9. The Coalition is composed of students, alumni and supporters of Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Morgan State University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. David J. Burton, ’67, is the Coalition’s president. Primarily, the Coalition asserts that throughout history and up to the present day, Maryland has maintained a racially segregated system of higher education and has systematically and purposefully engaged in a pattern and practice of racial discrimination that harms African-American and other students who attend the HBIs and that has prevented the HBIs from achieving parity with their TWI counterparts. The lawsuit seeks equality between the State’s HBIs and TWIs to ensure that all students attending the State’s public colleges and universities receive a quality education. In this sense, parity must be reached in terms of missions and academic programs, facilities and resources necessary to support missions and programs, and funding where a cumulative funding deficiency for the HBIs has reached $2.1 billion. The Coalition is represented by the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. The legal team is led by Michael D. Jones (Kirkland) and Jon Greenbaum (Lawyers’ Committee). At the conclusion of the testimony on Feb. 9, the Court agreed to schedule post-trial briefing where the parties will provide written argument summarizing the law and applying it to the facts in evidence, including proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law. The briefing schedule would proceed over the next 100 days. The Court will then schedule closing arguments to be presented orally by the parties in the courtroom. At that point, the trial will conclude, and the matter will be submitted for consideration and judgment by the Court. From there, it may be a matter of months before judgment is rendered.
Alumni Day Is Coming, May 18! Wouldn’t you like to reconnect with your classmates, reminisce about the good old days at “Fair Morgan” and take a stroll across campus after a scrumptious meal? Yes? Then make your reservations NOW, for our 72nd Annual Alumni Awards and Class Reunion Luncheon! The Alumni Relations Office and the Morgan State University National Alumni Association will host the luncheon on Friday, May 18, 2012 in the Calvin and Tina Tyler Ballroom of Morgan’s University Student Center. The luncheon will be preceded by a reception outside the ballroom, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This year, we will celebrate reunion classes ending in “2” and “7,” 1962–2007. Special recognition will be given to the Class of 1962, which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Classes of 1961 and earlier will be recognized as the Emeritus Class. The cost for the luncheon is $50 per person. You may register online at the MSU Alumni Online Community by going to www.morgan.edu: click on “Alumni,” click “Pay Online,” then scroll down to the green box titled “Special Events.” This will take you to the Registration form. Or, you may call the Alumni Relations Office at (443) 885-3015 to make your reservation(s). See You There, And Bring a Friend!!
Norfolk to Host 2013–15 MEAC Basketball Tournaments The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced that the City of Norfolk, Va., has been awarded the 2013–2015 MEAC Basketball Tournament. The 2013 Tournament is scheduled for March 11–16 and will be played at the Norfolk Scope Arena. The 2012 tournament concluded the final year of a four-year partnership between the MEAC and the city of Winston-Salem, N.C. We encourage all Morgan alumni and friends to purchase their tickets for the 2013 Tournament through the MSU Athletic Department by contacting Adelaide Wilson at (443) 885-3830. Tickets will be available for sale on Jan. 2, 2013. Tickets may be purchased with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card.
Dues Renewal Begins On July 1, 2012 We look forward to your continued support!
Attention All Classes! Will Your Class Win the 2011 Top Class Award? We hope you have rallied your classmates and encouraged them to make a contribution, in any amount, to the MSU Foundation in 2011. We also hope your giving brings your class recognition on May 18, 2012, at the Alumni Awards and Class Reunion Luncheon. The Chairman’s Award, for first place, the President’s Award, for second place, and the Dean’s Award, for third place, will be presented during that time. See you there!
CHAPTER AND CLASS NEWS
President Wilson Meets with Indianapolis Southern Maryland Alumni Hold Annual Blue Alumni and Orange Scholarship Fundraiser
MSU Golf Tournament Tees Off in May! The Morgan State University Foundation, Inc. and the MSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will host the 23rd Annual MSU Foundation, Inc. Invitational Golf Tournament on Friday, May 4, 2012. The tournament will be held at Turf Valley, in Ellicott City, Md. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m., and the tournament starts at 9:00 a.m. Features of the event include a Luncheon and Awards Ceremony, which begins at 2:30 p.m., prizes for the top men and women golfers, a Million-Dollar Hole-in-One, a 50/50 Raffle, a threehour Golf Clinic and more! Proceeds from the tournament support the Morgan State University Athletics Scholarship Fund. The registration fee is $150 per person, or $35.00 per person to attend the luncheon only. The fee for the Golf Clinic is $120 per person. Visit www.morgan.edu to register and pay online, or contact Kim Williams at (443) 885-3040 for more information.
Gala XXVIII Friday, October 12, 2012
VIP Reception & Gala 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. $250.00
8:00 p.m.–12:30 a.m. Buffet Dinner at 8:30 p.m. $150.00
6817 Dogwood Road Baltimore, Maryland 21244
2012 Homecoming Host Hotel Discounted room rates for Morgan alumni and friends are available for booking now at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel, this year’s official Homecoming host hotel. The hotel is located at 903 Delaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204. The Homecoming rate for Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 through Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 is $129.00 per night, which does not include Maryland State and hotel occupancy taxes. To receive the discounted rate, you must specify that you are with the “Morgan State University Homecoming Group” when you call to make reservations. This room rate is for single, double, triple and quad room accommodations. Please make your reservations by calling (410) 321-7400 or 1 (888) 627-7147, or by visiting the website: http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/ StarGroupsWeb/res?id= 1202104080&key=C2199. The cutoff date to make reservations at the discounted rate is Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, by 5:00 p.m. (EDT).
A reception was held for the MSU Indianapolis alumni with Morgan President David Wilson, on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at the High Velocity restaurant in the JW Marriott Indianapolis hotel, in Indianapolis, Ind. In attendance with Dr. Wilson were ten MSU Indianapolis alumni; Floyd Kerr, MSU Athletic Director; and Alison Hillen, ’91, Morgan’s Assistant Director of Alumni Relations. The alumni were excited and enthusiastic about the event, where Dr. Wilson spoke about his vision for Morgan, his plans to expand the University and the importance of giving back and supporting Morgan. The group’s enthusiasm led to a decision by the alumni present to start an Indianapolis Alumni Chapter. One of the members volunteered his home to have the first meeting, and another volunteered to get the group started.
Delaware Alumni Host ‘BackYard Barbeque’ Fundraiser
Members of Morgan's New Castle Delaware Alumni Chapter at the group's Third Annual BackYard Barbeque fundraiser, last August.
The New Castle County Delaware chapter of the MSU National Alumni Association held its Third Annual BackYard Barbecue on Saturday, August 20, 2011. Two hundred alumni and friends joined the group to feast and fellowship, as members raised money for the chapter’s scholarship fund. Morgan President David Wilson attended the event and spoke to the gathering about the vision and accomplishments of Morgan. Joyce Brown, ’86 and ’01, Morgan’s Director of Alumni Relations, and Donna Howard, Morgan’s Director of Development, were also on hand to enjoy the afternoon and evening of music, dancing, fashion show, auctions and dining.
Join the Class of 1970 Trip to France and England
Members of the Morgan State University Class of 1970 invite interested travelers to accompany them on a 10-day trip to France and England beginning Sept. 6, 2012. All are welcome. The total cost for 10 days with a minimum of 20 travelers will be about $4,035 — per person, double occupancy — including U.S. and foreign airport taxes; fees and surcharges (subject to change); airfare; three- or four-star hotels; two meals daily (lunch is eaten out); the services of a full-time, licensed tour guide; a bus driver and coach; all ground transportation in France; passage across the English Channel; ground transportation in England; and entrance to all museums and French palaces. Final payment is by June 2012. The tour cost will be lower if the group exceeds 20 travelers. Travelers will begin in Paris with a walking tour, seeing Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and the famed Champs-Elysees and will spend time in the magnificent Louvre Museum, among other wonderful sights. Next will be a visit to the Palace of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral, the Loire Valley palaces, the breathtaking abbey of Mont St. Michel, and to Normandy to see the D-Day landing sites of World War II. Travelers go by bus to London after a ferry trip across the English Channel. Walk to experience the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Harrods Department Store, Buckingham Palace and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Another day will take the group to Oxford University and the town of Oxford. Following that will be a stop at Stratford-upon-Avon, the hometown of William Shakespeare, where travelers will tour Shakespeare’s birthplace home and the cottage of Ann Hathaway, his wife. For further information, contact Paul Evans at (410) 728-6421, or e-mail Pauliswriting@hotmail.com.
The Morgan State University Southern Maryland Alumni Chapter (MSUSMAC) held its Sixth Annual Blue and Orange Dinner Dance on Sept. 10, 2011, at the Jaycees Community Center in Waldorf, Md. Honorees at the affair were Darlene Barnes, ’74, of St. Mary’s County, Charlene McMillian of Prince George’s County, and Jane BriscoeShort and Reuben B. Collins of Charles County. William Young, ’60, of Charles County was named Alumnus of the Year. The proceeds from the occasion will support the MSUSMAC 2012 Scholarship Fund. The Chapter will hold the Seventh Annual Blue and Orange Dinner Dance on Sept. 8, 2012 at the same location. For more information, contact Shawn Coates, ’03, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 487-5815.
Detroit Alumni Represent Morgan at College Fairs
The members of Morgan’s Detroit Alumni Chapter have been busy attending various college fairs at churches and schools representing the University. Andre Moore, ’83, attended the Detroit Midtown Academy, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Bradford Academy High, Oak Park High and Hartford Baptist Church College Fairs in 2011. Moore also joined Rosalind McDavid, ’69, to represent Morgan at the 15th Annual Citywide College Fair at Second Ebenezer Church in Detroit. The event, which took place in 2012, was very beneficial for the more than 1,800 students and parents who attended, and a great success for the 45 colleges and universities represented. A raffle at the College Fair awarded the following prizes to students: four $1,000 scholarships, two laptop computers, two iPods and two HBCU College Tour trips. HBCU Fairs at the 2nd Baptist Church and Hope United Methodist Church were held during the last weekend of February. “Rosalind McDavid and Andre Moore are truly committed alumni volunteers who provide valuable assistance to Morgan State University and to the Admissions Office in the recruitment of new students,” says Reginald Thomas, Admissions Representative in Morgan’s Department of Admissions and Recruitment.
Morgan Joins HBCU College Fair in the Caribbean
Caribbean students learn about Morgan during the 2012 HBCU College Fair.
Morgan State University participated in its first Caribbean Three-Island student recruitment event this year, thanks to Carol Callwood, who is President of the Caribbean MSU Alumni Chapter and a resident of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The student recruitment events — the 2012 HBCU College Fair — took place from Monday, Feb. 13 through Saturday, Feb. 18. The College Fair traveled to Central High School in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; Charlotte Amalie High School in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Elmore Stout High School in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. President Callwood visited each island and recruited alumni volunteers to assist with the event. Morgan alumna and St. Thomas resident Ena Baptist-Miller assisted President Callwood by representing Morgan at Charlotte Amalie High School. The Admissions Office is very much indebted to President Callwood and the Caribbean MSU Alumni Chapter members for taking the time to introduce the Morgan brand to many Caribbean students, parents and school staff.
Adopt-A-Game Program Expands
The Adopt-A-Game program was started in December 2011 by Jacqueline Lawson, ’75, MSUNAA President. “While attending a football game in the fall, I observed that the opposing school had just as many alumni in attendance as Morgan,” she recalls. At that point Lawson said to herself, “we need to do something.” So, she launched the Adopt–A-Game Program to support the basketball program at Morgan. Each MSUNAA chapter “adopted” a game by contacting all of its members and alumni in the area and urging them to attend, wearing orange and blue. The goal was to increase alumni support for the athletic program. The chapter adopting the game received recognition for doing so, through a PA announce-
ALUMNI ON THE MOVE ment. This basketball initiative was the pilot for the program, and the following chapters adopted a game: the Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter, the Band Alumni Chapter, the On-Campus Alumni Chapter, the School of Public Health Alumni Chapter and the Philadelphia Chapter. The same program will be implemented for the upcoming football season.
D.C. Alumni Chapter Supports MSU Students, Institutions
The Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter added seven new members to its rolls during the past quarter. The chapter represented Morgan at five college fairs and hosted the Morgan Choir at a concert that was attended by more than 500 patrons of the arts. The chapter consistently supports current and former choir members by attending concerts and recitals in the Washington, D.C., area, such as the Duke Ellington Sacred Music Concert, featuring the Smithsonian Institution’s Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and the Morgan State University Choir. During the year, the D.C. Alumni Chapter provided emergency assistance to two students, and it continues to support two other students with $2,000 annual scholarships. More than 650 alumni, family and friends attended the chapter’s 28th Annual Crab Feast in 2011. The group’s next major fundraiser — the 29th Annual Crab Feast — will be held on Aug. 5, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Martin’s West in Baltimore, Md. To request tickets, send e-mail to email@example.com.
Cornish Chapter Hosts Its 27th MLK Scholarship Breakfast
More than 800 guests helped the Howard L. Cornish Metropolitan Baltimore Alumni Chapter celebrate the success of its 27th Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast at Martin’s West, on Jan. 14, 2012. The MLK Breakfast was a culturally inspired educational event in which 32 Morgan students received more than $23,000 in scholarships and laptop computers. Dr. David Wilson, President of Morgan State University, brought greetings from the University’s administration, faculty, staff and students. Jacqueline Lawson, President of the MSU National Alumni Association brought greetings from all alumni. Burney Hollis, Ph.D., Professor of English and Dean Emeritus of the University, performed flawlessly as the program’s Master of Ceremonies. Among the program highlights, six persons received honors for their accomplishments: Howard L. Cornish Drum Major Award – Carl W. Turnipseed, ’69, Executive Vice President, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Howard L. Cornish Community Service Award – Dr. Marco K. Merrick, Minister of Music, Douglass Memorial Community Church; Howard L. Cornish Humanitarian Award – Rev. Dr. Bernard Keels, Director, Morgan State University Interfaith Center; Howard L. Cornish Humanitarian Award – Dr. Odessa D. Dorkins, Founder, Maryland Centenarians Committee, Inc.; Howard L. Cornish Appreciation Award – Earl N. Graves, Chairman, Delta Lambda Foundation, Inc.; Howard L. Cornish Distinguished Service Award – Valerie Cherry-Jones, ’82, Howard L. Cornish Alumni Chapter. Michele S. Jones, Senior Advisor and Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense – White House Liaison, was the guest speaker. The Morgan State University Choir, directed by Dr. Eric Conway, reprised the masterful performance it gave at the dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C. The MSU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Professor Melvin Miles, provided rhythmic preludes. An audience member from New York City, won a fulllength mink coat valued at $6,000. Delores Cooke, ’64, is President of the Howard L. Cornish Chapter. Carole Jeffries, ’64, and Anthony McPhail, ’76, served as Co-chairpersons of the event. The MLK Breakfast Planning Committee consisted of Dr. Clayton Stansbury, ’55; Catherine Stansbury, ’56; Gloria Wayman, ’73; Marshall Brookes, ’61; Estelle Pinkett, ’52; William Fuller, ’73; Clarice Lee, ’50; Ralph Cooke, ’71; Judge Norman Johnson, ’69; Mattie Gaines, ’57; Valerie Cherry-Jones, ’82; Jacquelyn Howell, ’72; and Edna Rich, ’75.
Rick Alleyne, ’06, has joined Century 21 Park Road in Wyomissing, Pa., as a Realtor. Alleyne earned his Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality management from Morgan and has held supervisory positions in lodging and food service. He resides in Reading, Pa. Morgan computer science graduates McKeever E. Conwell II, '07, and Michael Washington, ’09; and engineering graduate Sam Henry, ’10, have teamed up to launch NoBadGift.com, a website that gives people a place to create wish lists of items and share their lists with others in their social network. The site allows users to make contributions toward the items on others’ lists or pay the full amount, using PayPal. Morgan biology graduate Awa Drame, ’10, had her work published in the July edition of the journal The Prostate. The article, about prostate cancer cells and resistance to drugs, is titled “Pathway specific gene expression profiling reveals oxidative stress genes potentially regulated by transcription co-activator LEDGF/p75 in prostate cancer cells.” Drame coauthored the article with six others in her research internship group at Loma Linda University’s Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine. The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (BLSYW), led by school Principal Lorna Hanley, ’00, held a successful Spelling Bee fundraiser at the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Brown Center last fall. Hanley founded the public charter school in 2009. BLSYW, located in downtown Baltimore, features a science, technology, engineering and math curriculum. It is accepting middle school girls by lottery and expects to expand to grade 12 by 2016. Nneka Howard-Sibilly, ’98, is the 2012 Teacher of the Year for the St. Johns District of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Howard-Sibilly teaches science and chairs the science department at Charlotte Amalie High School, which she also attended as a student before earning her bachelor’s degree in biology from Morgan. After graduating from Morgan, she earned a master’s degree in science education from Nova Southeastern University, before returning to St. Thomas in 2000. A book authored by Cindy Hooper, ’93, has been published by Greenwood Publishing Group. The volume, titled, “Conflict: African American Women and the New Dilemma of Race and Gender Politics,” “offers a provocative examination of an increasingly important voting bloc, one that impacted the 2008 election and whose loyalties will have far-reaching implications for future contests.” It is available at bookstores and online retailers. The Pennsylvania Bar Association has named Janis M. Leftridge, ’69, as the group’s first diversity officer. Leftridge earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Morgan. She also has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore and a juris doctorate from the University of Baltimore (UB) School of Law. Her extensive background in human resources and diversity development includes director-level and manager-level positions with the Harrisburg (Pa.) Regional Chamber of Commerce and McCormick & Co., among others. She also served as assistant director of law admissions for the UB School of Law. Marsha W. Logan, ’81, has been appointed Director of Undergraduate Programs and Student Services in Morgan’s Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management. Logan began her professional career as a stenographer at the school, in the Dean’s office, and has
steadily climbed the rungs of Morgan’s administrative ladder while obtaining her higher education at the University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in secretarial science in 1981 and an M.B.A. in 1983. The National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) honored Vinetta P. McCullough, ’81, with its 2011 Regional Mentor Award. McCullough, Director of Morgan’s Office of Business and Auxiliary Services, received the honor at NACAS’ 43rd Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla. Established in 1969, NACAS is a nonprofit higher education association serving auxiliary services and student support services professionals at more than 900 colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia and Ireland. Mishael Miller, ’95, has completed his 16th year as the singer of the national anthem at home games of the Baltimore Ravens. Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Morgan and got the job as the Ravens’ anthem vocalist the next year, after the director of Morgan’s marching band recommended him to the team. Miller earned a divinity degree in 2006 and is assistant pastor at Pennsylvania Avenue A.M.E. Zion Church in Baltimore. Patricia Turner Mitchell, Ph.D., ’68, Associate Professor and Former Chair of the Organization and Leadership Program, School of Education, at the University of San Francisco, has recently published a book titled, “Ten Stupid Things Women Do To Mess Up Their Careers.” Dr. Turner earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Morgan and has more than three decades of experience as an educator and educational consultant. The book can be purchased on Amazon.com or by special order at any bookstore by using the ISBN: 978-1-61170-041-1. Jocelyn B.D. Moore, ’79, has completed two, two-act stage plays “Women of the Bible” and “Men of the Bible,” which are available for purchase as books on the Barnes & Noble website. Moore earned her degree in theatre arts from Morgan. For more information about the plays, visit her website at www.jmentertainment.info. Veteran tennis official, Ernie Mosby, ’70, was inducted into the MidAtlantic Tennis Hall of Fame in February. Mosby started playing tennis as a child in Lynchburg, Va., and continued as a varsity player at Morgan, where he earned a degree in psychology. He moved into officiating in the 1980s and quickly advanced to become a respected presence at USTA Pro Circuits, ATP, WTA and ITA events in the 1990s. He rose to the position of Chairman of the MidAtlantic Section Tennis Officials and was a member of the USTA National Officials Committee for a decade. A book coedited by Robert T. Palmer, Ph.D., ’07, has been published by Routledge. The volume, “Black Men in College: Implications for HBCUs and Beyond,” provides information about how to effectively support, retain and graduate black male undergraduates. Dr. Palmer earned his doctorate in higher education from Morgan. Another Morgan graduate, Tiffany Patrice Fountaine, Ph.D., ’08, Assistant Director of Morgan’s Center for Academic Success and Achievement, is a contributing author. Morgan marketing graduate Kevin Peck, ’89, has founded the website urbanmusicsuite.com, an online social network that offers music from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. Peck was manager of the group Dru Hill from 1992 to 1996 and went on to found Entertainment Management Group and cofound Dragon Music Group before starting up his own management company, MPeckable, LLC. His nonprofit organization 410 Music works in grade schools and universities to “make a difference in Baltimore through music.”
College completion expert Tawan Perry, ’04, has announced the publication of his new book. “Up Your Org: A Guide to Help Student Leaders Thrive.” Perry gives talks and workshops across the country on student leadership, college transition and diversity and has been a guest on several national radio and TV talk shows. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Morgan. More information is available at www.tawanperry.com. William R. Roberts, ’77, Verizon’s Regional President for Maryland and Washington, D.C. has retired after 31 years of service with Verizon. Roberts, who earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Morgan, is a member of the University’s Board of Regents. Tiffany M. Smalls, ’11, has accepted a position as an Academic Advisor for Morgan’s Center for Academic Success and Achievement. In this job, she is responsible for connecting students to the resources necessary to make their college experience comfortable, desirable and worthwhile. During her time as an undergraduate at Morgan, Smalls served as an MSU Student Ambassador and a Recruitment Assistant for the Office of Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Morgan in social work. Donald W. Stewart, M.D., ’51, has retired as a specialist in internal medicine from Clinical Associates, Inc. Before joining Clinical Associates, he practiced with Dr. Smoot, Stewart and Young, P.A. at the Garwyn Medical Center in Baltimore from 1969 through June 2001. A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he started his medical practice at Duvall Avenue and Garrison Boulevard, beginning a 50-year journey in medicine in the Baltimore area. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Morgan, with honors. Joseph A. Whittaker, ’82, Professor of Biology and Dean of Morgan’s School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, has added two recent awards and a committee appointment to his outstanding curriculum vitae. Dr. Whittaker received the 2011 Baltimore Times Positive People Award from the Baltimore Times newspaper and the 2011 Marcus Garvey UNIA Award, an honor from the Jamaican Association of Maryland to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding and dedicated service to education. Also in 2011, the National Science Foundation (NSF) appointed Dr. Whittaker to a threeyear term as a member of the congressionally mandated Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering. Nicassia Williams, ’03, received the 2011 Volunteer of the Year Award from the International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA), for her work as the IABA Education Committee Chair. Williams is Director of the Actuarial Science Program and a Lecturer in the MSU Department of Mathematics. A member of Morgan’s faculty since 2007, she spearheaded the development and implementation of the University’s baccalaureate degree program in Actuarial Science, the first of its kind at an Historically Black Institution. Williams has a B.S degree in mathematics from Morgan and an M.S. degree in mathematics from Purdue University.
The University Chapel Needs Your Help
The Christian Center, long an integral component of Morgan, has been renamed the University Memorial Chapel. The name change was made to indicate that the Chapel has assumed a new, challenging and exciting mission of ministering to the spiritual needs of the entire Morgan community, not only to Christians. To achieve its mission, the University Chapel is now seeking financial support from all who believe that providing spiritual guidance to an increasingly diverse student, faculty and staff population is an essential component of a Morgan education. The Christian Center, designed by Albert I. Cassell, a nationally acclaimed African-American architect, has been a staple on Morgan’s campus since it was built in 1941. The center was such an inseparable part of Morgan that most students, faculty and community members did not know it was not owned by the University; it was owned and operated by the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 2008, because the Methodist Episcopal Church could no longer afford to operate the Christian Center, it and the nearby parsonage building (also designed by Cassell) were purchased by Morgan State University. The Christian Center was then renamed the University Memorial Chapel. The renaming of the Christian Center reflected a change in the Center’s mission. Whereas the Center had previously served as a place of worship for Christians only, the Memorial Chapel’s new mission was to provide nondenominational, interfaith services. In keeping with that decision, a section of the Chapel is reserved for use by Muslim students. The Rev. Dr. Bernard Keels, who holds a doctorate in divinity from Yale University, was chosen Director of the Memorial Chapel in August 2008. Under his leadership, attendance at Sunday morning services has increased dramatically. When the University purchased it, the Christian Center building was in such a state of neglect and disrepair that it had become an embarrassing eyesore. Those interested in contributing to the restoration and preservation of the Chapel are asked to make a taxdeductible gift to the Morgan State University Foundation: University Memorial Chapel.
Recognize a Special Date with a Gift to Morgan!
Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start anew. This year, take a moment to remember your alma mater, and make your annual gift to Morgan. One gift every year says to the world, “I value the education I received at MSU.” Pick your birthday or any special date to remember the University. Then visit www.givetomorgan.com and click “give now!”, or mail your gift to: Morgan State University Foundation, Inc., 208 Truth Hall, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251.
Classes ‘For Seniors Only’!
Offered by Morgan’s Center for Continuing and Professional Studies Membership in MSU’s For Seniors Only program is open to any person aged 50 or over. Membership fees are $50 for individuals and $65 for couples. A person does not have to be a For Seniors Only member to take any course in the program or join the Book Club. Members may take part in the Center’s activities, may use the University’s Earl S. Richardson Library, the University Book Store and campus dining facilities.
Classes will take place each Fall and Spring semester. For Seniors Only semesters last five weeks. Members may take an unlimited number of For Seniors Only courses for the five-week period for $100. Non-members will have to pay $65 for each course. You may obtain a registration form by contacting the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies at (443) 885-3155. Classes available include: Old School Music Lovers (Motown, Pop, Doo Wop and Rock & Roll) Mondays – 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Oct. 1, 15, 22, 29 and Nov. 12 Cooking Up Healthy Soul Food (A Cooking Class That Will Inspire a Healthy Lifestyle) Mondays – 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Oct. 1, 15, 22, 29 and Nov. 12 Simmering with Your Crock Pot (Making the Best Fall and Winter Meals Using a Crock Pot) Wednesdays – 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Oct. 3, 17, 24, 31 and Nov. 14 Remember the Time (Creative Scrapbooking ) Wednesdays – 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Oct. 3, 17, 24, 31 and Nov. 14 You’ve Got a Life! (Internet Social Networking ) Tuesdays – 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Oct. 2, 16, 23, 30 and Nov. 13 Grow it! Eat it! (How to Produce a Bountiful Vegetable and Fruit Garden) Mondays – 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Oct. 1, 15, 22, 29 and Nov. 12
The Book Club
The Book Club Membership is $30. All books and materials are included. The Book Club requires that all members read each assigned book within a fiveweek period. Meetings will include lively discussions and feedback from Book Club members. The Book Club will meet on the third Thursday of each month at 12 p.m., beginning in October and ending in May. For further information, please contact the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies at 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, 308 McKeldin Center, Baltimore, MD 21251, or you may call the Center at (443) 885-3155.
MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY CHOIR SCHEDULE SPRING/SUMMER 2012 April 29
Performance for the Philadelphia Chapter of the MSU National Alumni Association, 4:00 p.m., Bethlehem Baptist Church, Springhouse, Pa. (See calendar of events for further details.)
MSU Choir Spring Concert, 4:00 p.m. Tickets: $10, $20, $25, available at the Box Office and through Ticketmaster.
Performance with Kathleen Battle, Marking the 110th Anniversary of Langston Hughes’ birth, 8:00 p.m., Kaufman Center for the Arts, Kansas City, Mo.
Morgan Commencement, 10:00 a.m., Hughes Stadium.
May 24– June 4
Tour of Brazil
July 28– August 5
Performance in Jamaica, celebrating 50 years of Jamaican independence, at the request of Ambassador Pamela Bridgewater.
It’s Finger-Popping Time! (Line Dancing ) Mondays – 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Oct. 1, 15, 22, 29 and Nov. 12 Apetito bueno! (Good Appetite) (Traditional Hispanic-Style Cooking ) Wednesdays – 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Oct. 3, 17, 24, 31 and Nov. 14 Talking Hands (Basic Sign Language) Wednesdays – 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Oct. 3, 17, 24, 31 and Nov. 14 Language of Love (Basic French Language) Tuesdays – 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Oct. 2, 16, 23, 30 and Nov. 13 Romance Language (Conversational Spanish) Tuesdays – 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Oct. 2, 16, 23, 30 and Nov. 13 Choir Singing: Hallelujah! Dates and Times TBA
Deceased MSU Alumni, Faculty, Staff & Students. “Gone But Not Forgotten” Dorothy Armstead, ’54 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8/14/11 Doris Cashen Baker, ’58 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7/03/11 Julian Benson, ’12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/20/11 Frank D. Boston, Jr. (Former Member, Board of Regents). . .5/10/11 Dr. Orikaye Brown-West (Faculty) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/08/12 Cheryl Blackwell Bryson, ’72 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/20/12 Martin L. Chandler* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/21/11 Dyishia Niema Chaney* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/27/12 Robert J. Cooper, ’63 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6/18/11 Dr. John L. Crew, ’52 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/19/11 Phyllis Fowlkes Douglass, ’54 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/19/11 Norma Jean Duncan-Henderson, ’62 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6/13/10 Enobong T. Eboh (Former Faculty) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/21/11 Thomas H. Fields* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/01/11 Parthenia H. Franks* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/15/11 Gerald T. Frisby, ’67 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/31/11 Marion A. Garrett, ’72 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/15/12 Jorman Daurent Granger, ’82 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8/06/11 David H. Hammie, ’68 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/22/11 Dr. Roselyn B. Hammond (Retired Faculty) . . . . . . . . . . .9/03/11 Julian B. Harper, ’50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/09/09 Benjamin Harris, Jr., ’60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/16/12 Jewelle Hazel* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/01/11 Brandon Hudson, ’12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/09/11 Joyce A. Hughes, ’70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6/13/11
Thomas R. Hunt, ’62 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8/24/11 Charles Hux, ’50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/01/12 Leonard T. Jackson, ’70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/16/12 Charles Wesley Johnson, ’65 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7/29/11 Earl Johnson, ’68 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9/09/11 Osmund Johnson, ’80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/22/11 Alice Fay Brown Jones, ’68 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/03/12 William E. Latimer* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9/30/11 Viola O. Tutman Lewis, ’71 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/07/11 Madeline McDuffie Loyal* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3/07/11 Christopher Michael Lyles, ’04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3/5/12 George Martin, ’58 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9/10/90 Elizabeth Bennett Mason, ’47 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/23/11 Joan C. Matthews, ’57 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/18/09 Charles Meekins, Jr., ’73 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/07/11 Lauren Mitchell-Simpson, ’78 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/30/11 Franklin Owens, ’71 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/15/10 Donald E. Patterson, ’55 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9/28/11 Jennye T. Patterson, ’53 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9/28/11 Marshall B. Payne (Former Faculty) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3/1/12 William R.S. Peters, ’59 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/22/11 Ronald R. Powell, ’64 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/19/11 Jeanette T. Purnell, ’56 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/03/12 Ira W. Ray* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/15/11 Solomon Reddick, Esq., ’50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/17/12
Kevin Eric Regusters (Staff Member) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/22/11 Beatrino A. Delaney Richardson, ’58 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/13/11 Joseph Cleaver Richardson* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/08/12 Lloyd C. Richardson, ’60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5/29/11 John C. Robinson, ’59 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6/10/11 Doris R. Roseborough, ’63 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/16/11 Elizabeth V. Washington Schmoke, ’47 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/24/12 Dr. Lawrence Seibles (Former Faculty) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/01/11 Leroy Emanuel Sheppard, ’61 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/17/11 Karen S. Thomas Simms, ’80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/03/12 Gaynelle Spaulding-Woods, '32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9/11/11 Dr. Andrew Stevenson (Retired Faculty) . . . . . . . . . . . . .7/19/11 Bianca R. Sullivan* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9/12/11 Dr. Julius Henry Taylor (Retired Faculty) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8/27/11 James E. Timmons, ’62 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/02/11 Louise G. Turks, ’47 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9/28/11 Delegate Kenneth Webster, ’94 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8/12/11 Rose Thompson Wells, ’45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7/02/11 Audrey Williams, ’48 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8/08/11 Mazie Wilson, ’55 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12/28/11 Dr. Clyde A. Woods, ’86 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7/06/11 Paul I. Yorkman, ’61 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/15/12 * Attended
MSU ALUMNI CALENDAR Alumni Events, Spring/Summer/Fall 2012 Apr. 21
Howard County Alumni Chapter 25th Annual Fundraising Event, Oldies But Goodies Dance, Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia, MD 21044, 8:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m., $30.00. For more information, please contact Clarence Jeffers, lll at (410) 963-7092 or Dr. Iantha Tucker at (410) 730-5325. Philadelphia Chapter Presents the World Famous Morgan State University Choir in Concert, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Penllyn Pike and Dager Road, Spring House, Pa., 4:00 p.m., $30.00 VIP Seating, $25.00 Regular Seating. For tickets, please contact John Griswold at (215) 927-4733. Alumni Day, University Student Center •“Welcome Back” Reception, 2nd Floor Lobby, 11:00 a.m.—12:00 noon •72nd Annual Alumni Awards and Class Reunion Luncheon, celebrating classes ending in “2” and “7,” Calvin and Tina Tyler Ballroom, 12:00 noon
New York Metropolitan Alumni Chapter, After Work Network Event. Location TBD, 5:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Roger Rojas (Prince) at (347) 623-4223. Harford County Alumni Chapter, All Class Reunion, at the Beech Tree in Aberdeen, Md., 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., $50.00 per person. Corporate sponsorships are available. For more information, please contact Gary Lee at (443) 686-2383. New Jersey Alumni Chapter, All Class Reunion Picnic, Colonial Park, Somerset, N.J., 1:00 p.m. until dark. For details, please contact Jerome Boyd at Jboyd16@verizon.net.
Georgia Alumni Chapter, Annual Georgia MEAC Picnic. All schools in the MEAC Conference gather for this large, family-type gathering with friendly competitions and displays of school spirit, at Grant Park, Atlanta, Ga., 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. For more information, please contact MSU’s Georgia Alumni Chapter at GAChapterMSUAA@gmail.com.
June 13 Class of 1950, Annual Crab Feast, held on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Grasonville, Md., $65.00. Deadline to purchase tickets is May 29, 2012. For more information, please contact Helena J. Johnson at (410) 945-5506. June 16 MSUNAA Board of Directors Meeting, Alumni House, 12:00 noon. Baltimore County Alumni Chapter, Annual Scholarship Dance, Pikesville Community Hall, 40 E. Sudbrook Lane, Pikesville, Md., 8:00 p.m.– 1:00 a.m. Line dance and hand dance lessons. For more information, please contact Mike Carrington at (443) 253-8745 or Mikec21r@aol.com. August
New Castle County Alumni Chapter, Annual BackYard Barbeque. Date TBD. Details have not been finalized. For information, please contact Willie Jackson at (302) 478-4397 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Washington D.C. Alumni Chapter, 29th Annual Crab Feast, Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, MD, 2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. To request tickets, please visit email@example.com.
Aug. 15 Class of 1950, Midway Slots Trip, Harrington, Del. Bus departs from AMF Woodlawn Lanes, Security Blvd., 9:00 a.m., $40.00. For more information, please contact Helena J. Johnson at (410) 945-5506. Sept. 8
Oct. 24 Class of 1950, Annual Casino Trip to Charleston, W.V., $40.00. For more information, please contact Helena J. Johnson at (410) 945-5506. Nov. 4
Howard County Alumni Chapter’s Fall Fundraiser at Toby’s Dinner Theatre, “The Color Purple.” Doors open at 5:00 p.m., $55.00. For more information, please contact Clarence Jeffers, lll at (410) 963-7092 or Dr. Iantha Tucker at (410) 730-5325.
Oct. 12 Annual Homecoming Business Meeting, University Student Center Theatre, 12:00 noon. Repast immediately after the meeting, in the Ballroom.
Southern Maryland Alumni Chapter, 7th Annual Blue and Orange Dinner Dance, Semi-formal, Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, Waldorf, MD 20601, 7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m., $55.00. For more information, please contact Shawn Coates at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202)487-5815.
events in the meet, including: M100m, W100m, M200m, W200m, M400m, W400m, M800m, W800m, M1,500m, W1,500m, M3,000m Steeple Chase, W3,000m Steeple Chase, M5,000m, W5,000m, 100m Hurdles (women only), 110m Hurdles (men only), M400m Hurdles, W400m Hurdles, M4x100m Relay, W4x100m Relay, M4x400m Relay, W4x400m Relay/W Javelin/W Shot Put, M/W Hammer, M/W Discus, M/W Long Jump, M/W Triple Jump/W Pole Vault, M/W High Jump, Heptathlon (women) and Decathlon (men). For sponsorships, contact Floyd Kerr at (443) 885-3050.
Be A Part Of It!
MSU TO HOST NATIONAL JUNIOR OLYMPICS
The U.S. Track and Field Association’s National Junior Olympics will take place at Hughes Stadium, July 23–29, 2012. This year will mark the second visit for the event to Morgan’s campus and is expected to attract more than 8,000 participants and more than 50,000 parents, fans, track and field officials and volunteer workers. If you would like to be a volunteer worker for the event, please contact the MSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at (443) 885-3050.
Homecoming Gala, Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21244. Admission including Pre-Gala Reception, 7:00 p.m., $250.00; General Admission, 8:00 p.m., $150.00. For more information, please call (443) 8854573, or e-mail Kimberly.Williams@morgan.edu.
Morgan State University 136th Commencement, Hughes Stadium, Baltimore, Md., 10:00 a.m. North Carolina Alumni Chapter, Triangle HBCU Annual Alumni Coed Softball Tournament. Teams from Morgan, Hampton, North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central and many others. Parish Womble Park, 1201 Grigsby Ave., Holly Springs, NC, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Barbara Faison at (910) 592-3635 or email@example.com. Rain date: June 2, 2012
Sept. 12 Cut-Off Date for Discounted Homecoming Host Hotel Room Rates, specifically for Morgan Alumni and Friends, Sheraton Baltimore North, Towson, Md., 5:00 p.m. (EDT). Reservations can be made by calling (410) 3217400 or 1 (888) 627-7147. See page 4 for detailed information on hotel and room rental.
Oct. 13 Life Members Reception, University Student Center, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Admission is free with a Life Membership Gold Card. Homecoming Game, MSU Bears vs. North Carolina Central University Eagles, Hughes Stadium, 1:00 p.m. Morgan Memories, University Student Center, Calvin and Tina Tyler Ballroom, 10:00 p.m.– 4:00 a.m., $35.00. Oct. 14 Annual Homecoming Candlelight Memorial Service, University 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.
MURPHY FINE ARTS CENTER EVENTS, SPRING/SUMMER 2012
Celebrating Our 10th Season April 19
April 22 April 28
May 12 Sept. 1
Theatre Morgan Presents: Euripedes’ MEDEA, April 19–21 and April 26–29. Tickets: $5–$15, available at the Box Office and through Ticketmaster MSU Symphonic Band Concert, 6:00 p.m. Tickets: $5, $12, available at the Box Office
MSU Modern Dance Ensemble 35th Annual Spring Concert. Banquet: 5:30 p.m.; Performance: 8:00 p.m. Banquet + Performance: $50; Performance Only: $10, $20
MSU Jazz Ensemble Concert, 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $5, $12, available at the Box Office Art Exhibition: Visiting Artist Series, James E. Lewis Museum of Art, Sept. 1–30 (Free and Open to the Public)
Schedule is subject to change. Visit www.murphyfineartscenter.org for an updated listing and detailed information. Or call (443) 885-4440.
SPRING TRACK AND FIELD SCHEDULE – HUGHES STADIUM MSU High School Invitational Meet Saturday, April 14, 2012 9:00 a.m.
Legacy Meet Friday–Saturday, April 20–21, 2012, 9:00 a.m.
State of Maryland High School Meet Thursday–Saturday, May 24–26, 2012 Thursday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m./Friday, 9:00 a.m.
MSU LEGACY TRACK MEET
In the tradition of supporting Morgan’s Legacy Track Meet, it is time to get involved by sponsoring an event. The meet will be held Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, 2012. Starting time on both days is 9:00 a.m. Each event sponsorship is valued at $100.00. There are 32
MSU Cheerleaders Win MEAC Title
Congratulations to the Morgan State University Cheer Bears, who won the 2012 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Cheerleading Championship in March! The cheerleading championship, held at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C., was the opening event of the 2012 MEAC Basketball Tournament. The Cheer Bears captured first place honors for the second consecutive year, while the University of Maryland Eastern Shore placed second and Howard University finished third in the overall team performance. In addition to winning in the overall performance category, Morgan won in the All-Girls Division. Morgan Coach Kim Watkins, who is in her 30th year, said, “We have 10 seniors, and this means so much to them to finish their four years this way. This win will also make us work harder, because we know we have to be even better the next year.”
FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Morgan Bears 2012
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September 1 Sacred Heart University Hughes Stadium 1:00 p.m.
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September 8 University at Buffalo Buffalo, N.Y. TBA
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September 15 University of Akron Akron, Ohio TBA
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September 29 North Carolina A&T State University Greensboro, N.C. TBA
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October 6 Savannah State University Savannah, Ga. TBA
October 13 North Carolina Central University
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October 20 Howard University Washington, D.C. 1:00 p.m
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October 27 Delaware State University Hughes Stadium 1:00 p.m.
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November 3 Bethune-Cookman University Hughes Stadium 1:00 p.m
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November 10 Norfolk State University Norfolk, Va. 1:00 p.m
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November 17 Hampton University Hughes Stadium 1:00 p.m
Home games are in blue.