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Dear Alumni, Friends and Supporters: This is an exciting time in Morgan's storied history, as the university works to secure its position at the forefront of academic, cultural and athletic excellence. The expanse of the modern facilities on campus, the new science center; renovated football stadium; and under construction, a new library, communications center and student center with attached garage, are all clear examples of Morgan on the move. The first-rate offerings within these facilities are truly leading the way in the Baltimore region under the Live@Morgan brand. The University Advancement Division, in collaboration with the entire campus, is working hard to raise the level of public awareness of these events. Our Live@Morgan brand promotes corporate sponsorships and "friend-raising" that will ultimately lead to sustained fundraising. The 2002 Maryland Gubernatorial Debate; Ebony Fashion Fair; recent globally-televised Democratic Presidential Debate; NBA star Grant Hill's upcoming September 2004 art exhibition; and also planned for next year, a special fundraiser for public education, featuring a world famous entertainer, present exciting opportunities for creating alliances and sponsorships. The Live@Morgan talk-radio program on WEAA 88.9 FM allows you to engage in two-way talk with prominent guests, on a variety of subjects - politics, race relations, wealth creation/entrepreneurship, cultural issues, athletics and others. The Live@Morgan brand is poised to create value for the university. Continue to be a part of Morgan's excitement today, tomorrow and forever. Thanks for your support. Sincerely,
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James H. Gilliam Jr. —Philanthropist, Businessman, Civic Leader and MSU 2002 Alumnus of the Year (1945–2003)
By April Thompson
On August 20, 2003, Morgan lost an unwavering friend, generous benefactor and dedicated alumnus, Mr. James H. Gilliam, Jr. At 58 years of age, he died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack at his home in Wilmington, Delaware. Morgan President Earl S. Richardson said of Gilliam's sudden passing, "The Morgan State University family is deeply saddened by the loss of one of its sons. We have always been proud of the many accomplishments of Mr. Gilliam, and we know that we have been the beneficiaries of his success in a number of ways, including his hard work as co-chair of our one-year-old capital campaign. Jim will be missed here at Morgan but he will also be remembered as one who never stopped giving back." Three years ago, Gilliam and his wife, Dr. Linda G. J. Gilliam, gave Morgan the largest individual gift in the university’s history. As a surprise for his father's 80th birthday, the couple created a $1.5 million fine arts endowment at Morgan in honor of his parents. The James H.
Front doors of the James H. and Louise Hayley Gilliam Concert Hall, which Gilliam Jr. named in honor of his parents.
Left to right: Former President William J. Clinton, Linda G.J. Gilliam and the late James H. Gilliam Jr., during opening night ceremonies for the New Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center. Soprano Jessye Norman was guest performer.
Left to right: The late James H. Gilliam Jr., Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware, Dr. Earl S. Richardson and Sen. Paul Sarbanes of Maryland.
Celebrating James H. Gilliam Sr.’s 80th birthday, outside the construction site of the New Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center, home of the theater named for him (from left to right): Dr. Earl S. Richardson, James H. Gilliam Sr., Louise Hayley Gilliam, Morgan Franklin, Alexis Gilliam and the late James G. Gilliam Jr.
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and Louise Hayley Gilliam Concert Hall in the Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center was named for Gilliam's parents, in recognition of his gift. When asked about his generous donation, Gilliam explained to the Baltimore Afro American, "As a family, we truly believe in giving back to institutions that have made a difference, not only in our lives, but in the lives of others as well." Gilliam graduated from Morgan in 1967 and received a law degree in 1970 from Columbia University's School of Law. After practicing law in New York, he later joined a law firm in Wilmington. During his illustrious career, he served in the administration of Delaware Governor Pierre S. Dupont IV as Secretary of Community Affairs and Economic Development, and became Delaware’s first black Cabinet Secretary. In 1979, Mr. Gilliam joined the Beneficial Finance Corporation, where he was executive president and general counsel until 1998, when Household International Corporation acquired the company. He served as chief counsel of Knickerbocker LLC, a private investment firm, until the time of his death. Gilliam will undoubtedly be remembered as a selfless individual who dedicated himself to public service. Among his many accomplishments, he served as an active board member and trustee of numerous corporations and foundations. He was a member of the Boards of Directors of Household International, Inc., Bell Atlantic Corporation, T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., Delmarva Power & Light Company, and the Delaware Community Foundation. Additionally, he was a trustee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Geographic Society, the Hodson Trust, the CTW Foundation
and the Christiana Care Corporation. He was also Chairman of several organizations, including The Gilliam Foundation, the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, the United Negro College Fund, the Delaware Campaign, the Capital Campaigns for the Chesapeake Bay Girl Scouts Council, the Walnut Street YMCA and the founding Chairman of Wilmington 2000, a privately funded organization established to assist in redevelopment of the City of Wilmington. Although a dedicated Morgan alumnus, his commitment to excellence in education extended beyond the walls of his alma mater. Gilliam was also a member of Baltimore City College’s Hall of Fame and an Honorary Life Trustee of GoldeyBeacom College. And, as a proud member of Morgan’s Alumni Hall of Fame, he was the perfect choice as the university’s "Alumnus of the Year" in 2002. In addition to his wife, Linda, he is survived by his parents, Louise and James Gilliam, Sr., one sister, Dr. Patrice Gilliam Johnson, and three daughters, Alexis, Leslie and Morgan. His father and sister are also Morgan graduates. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of James H. Gilliam Jr. to the MSU Foundation, Gilliam Endowment Fund, Truth Hall, Room 201, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251. Mr. Gilliam will never be forgotten, and we salute his proud legacy as co-chair of "New Horizons: The Campaign for Morgan State University."
Peter Harvey: First African American
Attorney General for the State of New Jersey
One of the “Morgan Faithful”
By Jannette J. Witmyer
When Peter C. Harvey, the first African American Attorney General for the State of New Jersey, describes the experiences in his life that had the greatest impact on his desire for success, his days as a student at Morgan figure prominently. Harvey says, "Morgan produced, in most of us, a desire to get out in the world and try to make something of ourselves, recognizing that it wasn't going to be given to us." His relationship with Morgan began during childhood, when visits to Baltimore also included on-campus visits to his sister, Linda K. Harvey, a 1970 graduate. He says that he always "enjoyed the look of Morgan" and remembers attending his sister's graduation. The keynote speaker was Mrs. Coretta Scott King.
“AN EXTRAORDINARY STRENGTH OF MORGAN IS THAT IT CAN TAKE AN AVERAGE STUDENT AND TURN THAT STUDENT INTO SOMEONE SPECIAL.”
Raised in a college town, Tuskegee, Ala., where his father, the late Rev. Raymond F. Harvey, and mother, Dr. Lillian H. Harvey, were Chaplain and Dean of the School of Nursing, respectively, at Tuskegee Institute, Harvey did not want to attend college in the South. He was more interested in Washington, DC and almost applied to Howard University. But, after making a pact with a friend, Gerald Huggins, both attended Morgan and graduated in 1979. In their senior year, Huggins was captain of the Bears, the team's last winning season before 2002. As a student in junior high school, Peter Harvey knew that he wanted to become an attorney. He was "impressed with the work that lawyers for the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund were doing in the South." He says that he was also impressed by "the independence that one had being a lawyer… being able to earn a living, just on one's mind… the ability to hire one-
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“THOSE OF US WHO ARE MORGAN GRADS SHOULD HAVE CONFIDENCE IN MORGAN’S FUTURE AND THE FUTURE OF OTHER HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES.”
Harvey earned a B.A. in political science from Morgan, with honors, in 1979. He was Student Government President during his Senior year.
self." A self-described "independent spirit," Harvey says that he wasn't sure he wanted to spend his life in a corporate culture, so he wanted a profession that would allow him to set up his own business.
Harvey's loyalty to Morgan extends beyond his respect for the school's academics. He says that he has returned to every homecoming,
When Harvey became a student at Morgan, he was inspired by the school's legacy of academic excellence. He credits his professors (Thornton, Terborg-Penn, Adair, Stansbury and others) and the academic environment with his success as a student. Professor Adair, he says, "was from Tuskegee and really pushed me. He knew my parents and wouldn't let me get away with a lot of the foolishness…" "I was a very average student," explains Harvey. "An extraordinary strength of Morgan is that it can take an average student and turn that student into someone special."
except one, since graduating. This year, he will return to serve as Grand Marshall. An active member of Morgan's Tri-state Area (New Jersey, New York and Con-
necticut) Alumni Association, he says, "We have been operating bus trips to Morgan over the past seven or eight years, twice a year, one in the fall and one in the spring. We bring at least two buses down to Morgan with high school students from New York and New Jersey, who tour the campus…"
Harvey says that the goal is to persuade the students to attend Morgan. But, if they are unable to persuade them to choose Morgan, ultimately, the goal is to persuade them to attend college. The trip allows him to reach out to students and, maybe, help them along, as others have helped him. He is certain that the late James H. Gilliam Jr. played a pivotal role in his career and
< Alumnus Peter Harvey visited the campus on October 28, 1992 as a panelist for Morgan’s Law Day Symposium. At the time, he was a lawyer with a private firm in New Jersey. He assured students that Morgan graduates are wellequipped to compete with law students from prestigious majority colleges and universities.
says, "I am convinced that part of the reason that I made partner at my law firm [Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland and Perretti] was because of Jim Gilliam." Harvey explains that as General Counsel at Beneficial, one of the law firm's major clients, Gilliam made it clear that he would not do busi-
ness with firms that had no African American partners. When one of the firm's partners told Gilliam about Peter Harvey, a new associate and graduate of Morgan and Columbia Law School, Gilliam wanted to meet the young attorney with whom he shared an alma mater. "That was in 1991. Jim and I met and became fast friends. He was a very good friend of mine and a mentor, who
every step along the way made himself available to me." Harvey describes Gilliam as "one of the 'Morgan Faithful' — always true to Morgan and always true to Morganites." It is important to Harvey that alumni give back in any way they can. He is committed to Morgan and views
it as his obligation to stay engaged with Morgan by becoming a lifetime member of the alumni association, sending money to the school, coming back to homecoming, helping the school recruit and lobbying for the school to ensure that it receives the same advantages as other colleges. He says, "Those of us who are Morgan grads should have confidence in Morgan's
future and the future of other historically black colleges. We should not assume that Morgan is good enough for us but not good enough for our children. Quality teaching goes on at Morgan, and we shouldn't be afraid to urge our children to attend Morgan and schools like Morgan for fear that they are not going to be successful in life." Harvey feels that there are far too many examples of Morgan graduates doing major achievements to harbor those kinds of fears. Peter Harvey and his wife have three children. Their oldest daughter, Ayana, attended Hampton University and is now a first-year law student at Rutgers. Their youngest daughter, Aja, is a junior in high school. Their son, David, entered Morgan State University as a freshman in September.
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Dixon Science Research Center Goes to the Head of Its Class
Richard N. Dixon
T. Joan Robinson, Ph.D.
Morgan Alum and Maryland’s First Black State Treasurer
Dean, School of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
The October 17, 2003 grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony
earned a bachelor of science degree and MBA (finance) from Morgan in 1960 and 1975, respectively, the facility will allow the university to gain recognition as one of the state's premiere research facilities and to offer degree programs that will meet the changing and demanding needs of biomedical research.
at Morgan State University's newly constructed Richard N. Dixon Science Research Center will mark the university's official elevation to the ranks of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with research facilities, of which there are now only 22. Morgan is the only one funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which awarded the institution a five-year, $10million grant to support the multidisciplinary research center. Constructed on the former site of the university's old Refectory Building, the $24million facility — conceived as an idea 12 years ago — boasts state-of-the-art laboratories, designed to facilitate vital research in the areas of stress and cardiovascular diseases, HIV and AIDS, neuroscience and environmental toxicology. Named after Maryland's first black State Treasurer, Richard N. Dixon, who MORGAN MAGAZINE
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the academic programs housed in the building: biology, chemistry and physics. "I'll be using animal models for cancer and AIDS research," he says. Dr. T. Joan Robinson is Dean of the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences and project director of the center. She came to Morgan as a researcher in biology in 1993.
The three-story facility will accommodate research laboratories for physics, chemistry, biochemistry and biology. It also will include administrative space, conference and seminar rooms and a 100-seat amphitheater.
"We are looking for people who want and are on the cutting edge of research," she says. Research requires ideas along with dollars, and Dr. Robinson's numerous accomplishments as a teacher and researcher, complemented by her Caribbean charm, have coaxed potential donors to come to her point of view to the tune of approximately $28 million in grants, since her arrival at Morgan.
Dr. Michael Fisher is one of 22 faculty members who will find a new home for research in the Dixon Center labs. The new center is equipped with 26 spaces, which will ease the current research constraints of the school's science department. According to Dr. Fisher, these labs are on a par with or exceed industry standards.
The Dixon Center will be an open facility where collaboration will be the order of the day. Bioinformatics,
Dr. Fisher will be performing research for NIH and coordinating testing procedures for 10
combining the disciplines of biology, mathematics and computers, is one of the new, "must have" degrees that will be offered. "[Researchers] have to learn to collaborate," says Dr. Robinson. "Science is interrelated" and can't be seen in a vacuum, she adds. "I see us moving...[to meet the demands of the world]." The new center adds to the university's growing list of achievements and gives it a recruiting plus, as it continues to march forward in these times of uncertain funding. Dr. Robinson believes the research center will spawn Morgan's first Ph.D. program in science. MSU now awards master's degrees and leads Maryland's HBCUs in awarding undergraduate science degrees. The experience of conducting research in the Richard N. Dixon Science Research Center will have a profound effect on students and researchers looking for the opportunity to stretch their intellectual boundaries.
127th Commencement A Celebration of Firsts â€”Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele Delivers Keynote Address and Receives Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree
Highlighted by the delivery of the keynote address by the Honorable Michael S. Steele, Maryland's first African American lieutenant governor, Morgan State University's 127th Commencement touted a number of firsts. The history-making graduation in May 2003 included the first female doctoral candidate from the School of
Engineering, the first five graduates of the Doctorate in Public Health Program and the first graduates of the Master's in Telecommunications Management Program. An affirmation of Morgan's growth, this year's commencement included the largest graduating class of doctoral students in the university's history. In addition to the degrees awarded to Morgan's graduates, the university bestowed honorary doctor of laws degrees on Lt. Governor Steele, "a pio-
neer in Maryland and national politics," and the CEO of MBNA Corporation, Charles Michael Cawley, for his devotion "first and foremost to satisfying his customers and to building an enterprise of people who like and want to serve other people." Designated Maryland's "public urban university," Morgan continues to expand its academic program offerings, striving to provide a quality education to our leaders of tomorrow.
Doctoral candidates from the School of Engineering included (from left to right) Benjamin Davis, Duowen Ding, Michel Ann Reece, Willie Lee Thompson II and Wa-Muzemba Tshibangu.
CEO of MBNA Corporation, Charles Michael Cawley receives honorary doctor of laws degree
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Fox News Channel Broadcasts Congressional Black Caucus Institute Democratic Presidential Debate Live from Gilliam Concert Hall
MSU Shines with Political Star Power By Charles F. Robinson III
Democratic candidates in the debate aired live from Morgan Stateâ€™s New Carl Murphy Fine Arts Center were (from left to right) former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, the Rev. Al Sharpton of New York, Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, Rep. Richard Gephardt of Missouri, former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun of Illinois, Connecticut Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, and Florida Sen. Bob Graham (Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts is not shown).
President Earl S. Richardson with Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Debate moderator Brit Hume of Fox News shakes hands with former Vermont Governor Howard Dean as Juan Williams of National Public Radio reviews questions.
Former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun pauses to chat with a Morgan State student. Left to right: Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), CNN commentator James Carville and actor George Clooney shared a laugh before the debates began.
"It doesnâ€™t get any better than this," proclaimed one Morgan State University alumnus in attendance at the Democratic Presidential Debate held on September 9. The debate, a first for the sponsor, the Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute, was also the first presidential debate ever held on the campus of a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). The nationally broadcast event was aired live on Fox News Channel and allowed millions of viewers to join the audience of more than 2,000 attendees seated comfortably in the dazzling, starsand-stripes-draped James H. and Louise Hayley Gilliam Concert Hall of Morganâ€™s Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center. "Debates play an important role in the election process," said Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. One of the main reasons for having the candidates come to an HBCU was to have them address issues of importance to the African American community. Morgan's selection as the venue for the debate was not by chance. Congressman Cummings' district includes Morgan State University, and he is a loyal supporter of the school. Debates are not new to Morgan. Last year, the Murphy Fine Arts Center was the site of the Maryland gubernatorial debate, hosted by the Baltimore Branch of the
NAACP. The presidential debate, however, was a massive undertaking, requiring crews to come in early to accommodate the press and dress up the hall for a national audience. During the debate, the nine candidates: Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun; Reverend Al Sharpton; former Vermont Governor Howard Dean; Sens. John F. Kerry, Joseph I. Lieberman, John Edwards and Bob Graham; and Reps. Richard A. Gephardt and Dennis Kucinich, entertained questions from a panel of highly respected journalists. The panel included moderator Brit Hume of Fox News Channel; Juan Williams of National Public Radio; Ed Gordon, former Black Entertainment Television anchor; and Farai Chideya of PopandPolitics.com. There was even a touch of Hollywood in the crowd, as actor George Clooney, joined by political consultant James Carville, actor Roger G. Smith and other members of the new HBO series "K Street," filmed extensively throughout the debate, acquiring footage for the show's premiere episode. "Impressive," stated Morgan State University President Dr. Earl Richardson, beaming with pride as he mingled with the candidates and special guests at the post-debate reception. "You can't buy this type of exposure."
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Center for Health Disparities Solutions Tracking Down the Answers
Dorothy Browne, Dr.P.H., Director, and Dr. Fernando Wagner, Assistant Director, head-up the Morganâ€“Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions MORGAN MAGAZINE
In a study published in the March 13, 2002 Journal of the American Medical Association, the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Medical School found black enrollees received poorer quality of care in managed care plans than did white enrollees. In a seven-year national study published in The Annals of Internal Medicine in 1999, The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health found white patients with chronic renal failure were three times more likely to receive cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, and coronary artery bypass surgery than were their black counterparts. Recent research such as this has proven what many have said for years: that blacks and other minorities in the U.S. tend to receive inferior health care.
"I am excited about the equal partnership conveyed by the establishment of the Center," she says. "This partnership brings together Morgan's community-based orientation to practice and research, and the experience of Johns Hopkins in examining the vast array of health disparities locally and nationally." According to Dr. Fernando Wagner, assistant director at Morgan, it is necessary to develop a relationship with a community and establish a level of trust and respect before a study can move forward. He says, "We want to study in a very comprehensive manner the determinants of the health disparities that exist, and then, working with the community and serving the community, try to eliminate these disparities."
Morgan's Terra Bowen-Reed, working in conjunction with Hopkins' Thomas LaVeist, Ph.D., director Funded by a $6-million grant from of the Hopkins project, is conthe National Institutes of Health ducting the Southwest Baltimore (NIH), researchers from Morgan Community Health Project. It is an State University, working in collaboassessment of the health status of ration with researchers from the two Southwest BaltiJohns Hopkins more census tracts “This partnership Bloomberg School that have nearly brings together of Public Health, equal numbers of Morgan’s have established African Americans community-based the Morgan-Hopand whites living orientation to kins Center for within a racially intepractice and Health Disparities grated community research, and the Solutions. Dediwhose population is experience of cated to the elimiuniform in terms of Johns Hopkins in nation of disparieducation, income examining the ties in health and and poverty rates. vast array of health care, across The project is examhealth disparities, racial, ethnic, ining a number of locally and socioeconomic and health indicators nationally.” geopolitical lines, with an emphasis on the Center is depression and charged with conducting research hypertension. and developing interventions. Researchers will work on the univer"It will take these types of collaborasity campuses and in the field. Both tions to reduce and eliminate the universities will dedicate considermyriad of health disparities affecting able resources to the project. selected communities in Baltimore," Dr. Browne says. Dorothy Browne, Dr.P.H. is director of the project at Morgan.
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Marsha Holmes Matched Giving: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts By Ferdinand Mehlinger
Marsha Holmes Marsha Holmes is a person who looks like she knew where she was going and how she was going to get there, from day one. That impression has substance, as evidenced by the vision of giving that she and her husband, the late John Holmes, shared. Their plan has become a hallmark of how thoughtful planning and teamwork can create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. While employed by two different corporations with Corporate Matching Gift Programs, Verizon Communications and ExxonMobil Corporation, the couple took advantage of the opportunity to give back to Morgan. "I was at Verizon, where they matched one to one, and my
white. Although she lived in an African American community and attended an African American church, she felt out of the mainstream of the social life at the schools she attended. Her parents encouraged her to attend Morgan.
husband was at ExxonMobil, where they matched three to one. By combining matching funds we were able to give a sizeable amount to Morgan," says Holmes. Now retired and living in Jacksonville, Fla., the former Verizon Communications Vice President credits her experiences as a student at Morgan with many of her successes and says, "The environment at Morgan had a lot to do with how I developed. It provided a broader education in academics, leadership and social development."
"I was suddenly at a place where everything was for me…not just for other kids who were different from me," she says. While attending Morgan, Holmes became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and held offices in various campus organizations.
While growing up in Baltimore County, Holmes attended a high school with a student population composed of about 150 African American students and more than 3,000 others, mainly
She says, "I look back at how much Morgan has given to me in the development of my leadership skills, and I have mentors like Dr. Chan-
dler and Dr. Sawyer to thank. I've had a very successful corporate career, and they provided a strong foundation upon which I could build." A member of the Jacksonville Florida Chapter of Morgan State University Alumni Association, the 1971 graduate persuades others to give and consider the value of matching gifts. "I encourage others to give back to the institutions where they matriculated,” she says. “Many employees have not taken advantage of corporate matching gift programs. It is so important to use the resources that we have."
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Michael Cortez James: Giving Back By April Thompson
Michael Cortez James A familiar saying comes to mind after meeting Michael Cortez James: "Put up, or shut up." The Coordinator of the University Events Office at MSU is an outgoing individual who doesn't mince words. Nor does he beat around the bush. Moreover, he has no sympathy for Morgan alum who claim to be loyal to the university but haven't given anything back. "How can you love Morgan if you're not contributing to it?" asks James. "I guarantee you that if alumni gave back the way we're supposed to, we wouldn't have to go to Annapolis asking for money. We can't keep depending on the state." James will be among the first to tell you that Morgan, literally, taught him how to read and write. When the university first accepted him, in 1978, his SAT scores were well below average. He describes looking at the
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Wilbur C. Postell Endowment. He was my fifth-grade teacher in Rochester, N.Y. He took me to my first play and showed me what it means to be a man."
exam and not having a clue about how to answer most of the questions. He attended Morgan briefly and pledged Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity in 1979 but soon dropped out. James entered the work force and returned to Morgan in 1992 as a staff member. Through the years, he encouraged numerous students to forge ahead with their studies and earn their degrees. Then, one day, he decided that he should practice what he was preaching.
Next to his beloved mentor, James credits the "caring educators" at Morgan with also influencing him. He believes alumni should ask themselves, "What did Morgan give to you, positively?" Answering that question, he believes, should encourage them to make financial contributions. "My rationale [for giving back] is that I couldn't afford not to. And, the beauty of it is that it's also tax deductible," he adds with a laugh.
In 2002, James graduated from the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management with a bachelor of science degree in hospitality management. That same year, he pledged $10,000 to the universityâ€™s capital campaign.
James' pledge is now 20 percent funded and should be fully funded within 14 months. He says that even with the state's budget cuts, he has increased the deduction from his paychecks from
He says, "At first, I put the endowment in my name. But after I looked within myself, I decided to change it to the
$200 to $300. It is a commitment he feels strongly about. James believes that even in hard times, it is important to press ahead. The Wilbur C. Postell Endowment Fund is earmarked, first, for students from Florida and New York, the places where the scholarship's namesake spent many years of his life. After years of working for Morgan's University Events Office, James recently accepted a position in the private sector with United Financial in Baltimore. The proud life member of the MSU Alumni Association says he plans to use his continued financial success in the business world to share his blessings with Morgan, even more. "I love Morgan. And I will always donate money to my alma mater," he says.
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Three Year-end Questions Assessing one's financial affairs is time well-spent year-round, but especially at the end of the year. As December 2003 fast approaches, you may be considering your charitable giving goals and aspirations. Here are three questions to help you plan. 1. Am I able to make a charitable gift to Morgan State University this year?
2. What are my tax obligations this year? Many taxpayers consult with their accountants before the end of the tax year to determine their tax liability. Perhaps you've done this already, or maybe you simply have a good idea of where you stand. In any case, we encourage you to take advantage of the tax benefits offered by the government. The income tax charitable deduction allows you to give more than you might otherwise be able to give.
As the year closes, you may receive mail from various charities requesting your financial assistance. During this period, we hope you will remember Morgan and our ongoing financial needs. We are eager to conclude this year in good financial shape, so that we can confidently face the opportunities and challenges of the future. Your special year-end gift will strengthen us considerably.
Are your taxes likely to be high this year? Then it may be a good time to increase your giving. You might even consider advancing some of next year's giving to this year, so you can use the tax benefits this year.
A gift may be designated as unrestricted, to be used where the school needs it most. Or it could be earmarked for a specific purpose. For example, you could designate your gift for capital expenses, such as new construction or remodeling projects. You also could establish an endowment fund to create a legacy or to honor someone you admire.
3. Should I start now? Perhaps the most important thing about year-end giving is to start early, especially if you are planning to use stock or real estate. Life-income gift arrangements and consultations with your professional advisor(s) also take time. The sooner you begin the process, the less hurried you will feel. To help you further prepare for a year-end gift, we would like to send you a free brochure. You may call Morgan's Office of Development at (443) 885-3040. Our Director of Development, Cheryl Y. Hitchcock, is available to assist you on a complimentary basis. You can also e-mail the Office of Development at: development@moac. morgan.edu.
We thank all of our currently qualified donors and hope others soon will join the ranks of this group of committed individuals in their support of Morgan State University. Members, through August 2003, are as follows:
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In September 2003, the Morgan State University Foundation launched a giving club named for the year of the University's founding, the 1867 Club. This club recognizes all individuals who give or pledge $10,000 or more to New Horizons: The Campaign for Morgan State University. Within the 1867 Club are the formerly established societies that acknowledge the level of these gifts: the Promethean Society, $10,000–$99,999; the Earl S. Richardson Society, $100,000– $499,999; and the Regents Society, $500,000 and above. From time to time, members of the 1867 Club will be invited to special functions and receive other unique privileges. Members also will receive a special lapel pin.
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Launch of the 1867 Club
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• 1867 Club • Dr. Clara I. Adams Ms. Shirley Marcus Allen Dr. Carolyn V. Atkins Mr. Joseph Bennett Mr. Malcolm Bernard Mr. and Mrs. Allen A. Boston Dr. Yvonne Bronner Dr. Brenda Scott Brown, Ed.D. Mr. Jesse F. Brown Mrs. Joyce A. Brown Ms. Heidi A. Bruce Dr. T.J. Bryan Mr. Wade Bryant Ms. Rhonda A. Clinton Ms. Shirley E. Conaway Mr. Ronald K. Craven Ms. Armentha Cruise Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Cryor Mr. William Cunningham Mrs. Anne S. Davis Dr. Myrtle E.B. Dorsey Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Edmonds Mr. J. Terry Edmonds Dr. Iheanyi Eronini Mr. Cecil E. Flamer Mr. Tony D. Francis Mr. Wayne R. Frazier, Sr. Dr. Gerald Fritz Mr. Charles Giles, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James H. Gilliam, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James H. Gilliam, Sr. Mr. Henry L. Givens Mr. Earl G. Graves Mr. John J. Griswold, Jr. Dr. Cecil B. Harris
Mr. and Mrs. Bert J. Hash, Jr. Ms. Cheryl Y. Hitchcock Ms. Jeanne D. Hitchcock Dr. Burney J. Hollis Mr. Michael C. James Mr. Bickram Janak Mr. and Mrs. Bernard L. Jennings Mr. Larry E. Jennings, Jr. The Honorable Norman E. Johnson Dr. Lemont Joyner Mr. and Mrs. Victor Julien Ms. Jennifer Kerr Mr. Willie E. Lanier Mr. Ronald T. Lemezis Dr. Roland McConnell The Honorable George K. McKinney Colonel (R) and Dr. Rodney H. Medford Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Medford, Jr. Mr. Lovenia Mitchell Mr. Abraham Moore Dr. Kenneth D. Mosely Mr. and Mrs. David Mosley Dr. William W. Mumby Dr. Eugene H. Newman Mr. A. Recardo Perry Mr. Martin R. Resnick Dr. Earl S. Richardson Ms. Alice J. Roberson Dr. Margaret O. Roberts-Davis Ms. Karen A. Robertson Dr. T. Joan Robinson Ms. Tanya V. Rush Mr. Stephen O. Russell, Esq. Ms. Sharon L. Sanders The Honorable Kurt L. Schmoke Mr. and Mrs. C. "Scotty" Scott Mr. Oscar Sheppard, II Dr. Hilbert D. Stanley Dr. and Mrs. Maurice C. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. W. Stewart Taylor Dr. Otis A. Thomas Mr. Reginald C. Thomas Mr. Robert S. Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Ivory E. Tucker Mr. and Mrs. Stanley W. Tucker Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Turnipseed Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Tyler, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. Vollmer Mr. Wilbert L. Walker Colonel and Mrs. James S. White
Tiffany Oliver: Ready to Play for the USA By Jannette J. Witmyer
Tiffany Oliver â€” Morgan Senior and Speech Communications Major is vying for the U.S. Olympic Volleyball team.
Last season, Tiffany Oliver, middle blocker for MSU's Lady Bears Volleyball Team, made 1st Team All-MEAC (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) and led the squad in total blocks (138) and hitting percentage (.283). She had a very good season. Then came the quintessential "icing on the cake." The Morgan senior earned a spot on the USA Volleyball Women's A2 Team Roster, a squad composed of the 20 top collegiate and club players in the country. She is the first player from a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) to make the squad. During the month of July, Oliver participated in the rigorous, two-week, USA Volleyball Program at the United States Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. One of three African Americans at the training camp, she was also the only MEAC athlete on the squad. As reported on www.morganstatebears.com, Tom Pringle, USA Volleyball's Director of High Performance National Programs, said, "This year's team is bigger and will probably be a more competitive group than what we have had in past years." According to Pringle, the group
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trained for "potential consideration for the Olympic Games next year and the World University and/or Pan American Games in the future." Of the squad's 20 players, only 13 made it through the intense U.S. Olympic training course. As one of the few to attend all practice sessions, Oliver came through with flying colors. Oliver, a speech communications major, transferred to Morgan from the University of Nevadaâ€“Reno, after one season. A native of Merced, Calif., she says she chose Morgan because, "I wanted to attend a college with people who looked like me." Voted Team Most Valuable Player (MVP), Oliver was surprised to receive the award. She expected it to go to one of her teammates. Her goal for this season is for the Lady Bears to win the MEAC championship. After two years in the runner-up spot, the hard-playing, 6-foot-2-inch senior is determined to help her team regain the championship before she graduates. She is a team player. And, although her sights are set on the U.S Olympic Volleyball Team, her focus, right now, is on the Lady Bears.
"If thereâ€™s any arch rival that Morgan has, then it would be Howard" â€”Joe McIver, MSU Assistant Athletic Director
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Morgan's homecoming theme this year, "Homecoming 2003: We're Back to Take Care of Unfinished Business," only touches the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the long-time rivalry between Morgan's Bears and Howard University's Bison. When the game kicks off, at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 18 at Hughes Stadium, Howard's Bison will play, with a vengeance, to finish some business of their own.
another school that we've played as long as [we have played] Howard." Football games played between Morgan and Howard always draw a huge crowd. Travel between the neighboring institutions is easy; many alumni and supporters live nearby; and the Baltimore-Washington area is easily accessible. All of those factors, coupled with the rivalry and revelry of this homecoming, are bound to contribute to the size of the crowd. At Howard's 2002 homecoming, 13,500 fans attended.
By Jannette J. Witmyer
We're Back! TO TAKE CARE OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Long-time Rivalry Hits Morgan Homecoming Field Last year, at Howard's homecoming, the Bears beat the Bison, 38-20. Morgan's T.J. Stallings played a significant role in nailing that coffin shut by rushing for five touchdowns, setting a school record. The victory ended the Bears' seven-game losing streak against Howard, and the rivalry deepened. Of the 65 games between the two teams, Morgan has the most wins, 33 to Howard's 29. Three games ended in ties. "If there's any arch rival that Morgan has, then it would be Howard, because of the proximity of the two programs. And, we've been playing football against Howard since 1899," explains MSU Assistant Athletic Director Joe McIver. "I can't think of
After addressing the business of kicking up their heels at the Friday night "19th Annual Forever Morgan, Morgan Forever Gala" and dancing down Hillen Road behind the Morgan Homecoming Parade, MSU fans will spill into Hughes Stadium and turn the remaining homecoming business over to the Bears. If the Bears have it their way, Howard's Bison will head back down the road to D.C., dragging their tails in defeat.
Back in the Game, after 23 Years Bears Return to Whitney Young Urban League Football Classic By Jannette J. Witmyer
It's on! After a 23-year hiatus from the playing fields of the New York Urban League Whitney Young Classic, the MSU Bears are back. Scheduled to play the Hampton Pirates in New Jersey's Giants Stadium on September 23, in the 33rd Annual Classic, the Bears are ready to get back into the action. In September 1968, playing in front of a screaming crowd at a sold-out Yankee Stadium, Morgan defeated Coach Eddie Robinson's Grambling Tigers, 9-7, in the first-ever Classic. It was the first game ever played by two historically black colleges outside of their regions and the first such game at Yankee Stadium. The contest started the tradition of the immensely popular MorganGrambling Game, the name by which many recognize the Classic, even today. MSU Assistant Athletic Director Joe McIver says the Bears executed one of the greatest plays in Morgan history to win the first
game. He recalls, "At the game's end, with Grambling on the Bears' 1-yard line, threatening to score on fourth and goal to go, Morgan stopped Grambling. The crowd went wild!" Before Morgan played its last game in the Classic in 1980, thousands of Morgan alumni and supporters flocked to New York for a weekend of excitement and the game. Playing in this Classic may allow Morgan to recapture the thrill of a bygone era. "It was a weekend of social events, where a lot of Morgan alumni would go up to New York and have a good time, enjoy the game â€” just enjoy being in New York for the weekend," says McIver. "We want to bring that [celebratory] atmosphere back [to the Classic] this year, so they will invite us back again. This is a time to showcase the university, not just the football program."
Whitney M. Young Jr. (1921â€“1971) Educator and Civil Rights Leader Whitney Young is credited with significantly increasing the National Urban League's budget and creating thousands of jobs for African Americans during his tenure as executive director of the organization, from 1961 to 1971.
In 1971, the Urban League Whitney Young Football Classic became the first black college football game to air on national television, when ABC showed it as "The Game of the Week."
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On Saturday, October 18, we look forward to seeing the Morgan Parade
march from The Alameda and Woodbourne Avenue to East Cold Spring Lane and proceed to Hughes Stadium. The parade is always a welcome part of the weekend entertainment, from the sounds of the marching bands to the other participants that grace the procession. The theme of this year’s Homecoming is “Heroes are Remembered, Legends Never Die.” Our Grand Marshall will be The Honorable Peter C. Harvey, ’79, who was recently appointed as the first black Attorney General for the State of New Jersey. At 1:00 p.m., the Morgan Bears will take on one of its top rivals, the Howard University Bison. Visit the University’s Web site at www.morgan.edu for ticket information.
ALUMNI DAY ACTIVITIES ENJOYED BY ALL he Alumni Awards and Class Reunion Luncheon was an overwhelming success. The Master of Ceremonies was Nashad Warfield, ’97, a Company Speaker for MONSTER.COM’s “Making it Count Programs.” More than 300 alumni and friends were in attendance. Class members reminisced with one another and celebrated their return to their alma mater. The Class of 1953 presented the University with a check in the amount of $11,000.
During the noon reception, the, MSU Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Melvin Miles, ’73, serenaded our alumni and friends while they mingled, enjoyed refreshments and purchased Morgan paraphernalia to include
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among their memories. Each guest received an adorable orange or blue bear. The MSU Choir was another highlight of the luncheon. Under the direction of Dr. Nathan Carter, they performed several musical selections and rounded out the event with the singing of the Alma Mater. On a sad note, our Alumnus of the Year, The Honorable Clarence W. Blount, ’50, passed away on April 12, 2003. His wife, Mrs. Gordine Blount, accepted his award posthumously. Mr. Harlow Fullwood Jr. was awarded the Honorary Alumnus of the Year Award, and the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area Chapter received the award for Chapter of the Year. 27
From left to right: Stephen O. Russell, Esq., ’72 & ’76, Pres., MSUNAA; Mrs. Gordine Blount, widow of The Hon. Clarence W. Blount (Alumnus of the Year) and Mrs. Gloria Wayman, ’90, Pres. Howard L. Cornish Chapter.
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his year, the MSU Homecoming weekend will kick off with the 19th Annual “Forever Morgan, Morgan Forever” Gala at Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, MD, on Friday, October 17, from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Tickets are available at $150 for the President’s Circle and $100 for a regular ticket. There will be an open bar, buffet dinner, casino-style entertainment, live music and dancing. Proceeds from the Gala are used for scholarships, faculty development and special projects. Get your tickets early. Contact Mrs. A. Lois Delaine in the Development Office at (443) 885-4573 for your tickets.
TIME TO GEAR UP FOR HOMECOMING WEEKEND 2003
Dear Morgan Alumni: I greet you once again as President of the MSU National Alumni Association. My tenure as president, indeed, has been an exciting and worthwhile opportunity to renew my connection to the university. It is rewarding to see the alumni’s overwhelming support of the university, their involvement in class and chapter events and their enthusiasm upon seeing the new buildings and construction everywhere on campus. Our athletic programs once again have instilled in us a great deal of pride and excitement. It was exciting to hear that our Football Coach, Donald Hill-Eley, won the “MEAC Coach of the Year Award” and that our cheerleaders won first place in the All-Girl Cheerleading Division. We continue to excel; however, there is still a great need to provide assistance to our students and the university. We are excited about our alumni, friends, corporations and foundations that have supported us in our first-ever capital campaign. Morgan is destined to continue its tradition of educational excellence and greatness. I encourage you, if you have not already, to jump onto the bandwagon and become a part of this winning team. I also invite you to support the capital campaign, become a member of the MSU National Alumni Association, join a chapter, and get involved in your class reunion. You will find that your involvement will be a most rewarding experience. We hope to see you at the Gala and during the exciting array of other Homecoming activities. Don’t miss the opportunity to come out and cheer on the Morgan Bears as they compete against their long-time rivals, the Howard Bison. You will not want to miss this exciting weekend! Sincerely,
Stephen O. Russell, Esq. President, MSU National Alumni Association
new surface. Coach Hill-Eley says he not only is pleased that his squad will play on the state-of-the-art surface, but he thinks it will be a big plus to the community. “This surface will allow us increased opportunities to open our doors to the community,” Coach Hill-Eley says. “I also believe this will be a strong recruiting tool for the program. Hughes Stadium may also become an attractive training option for an NFL team.”
The SAFEPLAY surface consists of polyethylene fibers forming a dense, grass-like surface ideal for traction. SAFEPLAY is designed to withstand extreme weather and also is resistant to insect infestation, rot, fungus and mildew. The finished playing surface has the look of freshly mowed grass.
No less an authority than former Super Bowl and NCAA champion coach Barry Switzer proclaims SAFEPLAY “the safest synthetic surface on the market.” “It’s perfect,” says University of Oklahoma Head Football Coach Bob Stoops, who adds, “The players love it. Everybody ran around on it real well. I thought it was real good.” Harry Everett, head football coach at Richardson High School in Texas, says, “There’s no question about the quality of it. Now the band, the drill team, the soccer team are all using it with no problem. The field just gets better with time as you break it in.” Morgan State Head Football Coach Donald Hill-Eley is excited about the
“That’s the longest warranty in the industry. We can offer a 10-year warranty because the surface is virtually maintenance-free,” Ford says. “The university will ultimately save money because there will no longer be a need for reseeding, watering, lining, and the other maintenance demands of a conventional field. The new surface comes with a drainage system capable of handling as much as 20 inches of water per hour. As long as the sewer lines are clear, there should never be a puddle on the field, regardless of how long or hard it may rain. Additionally, the durability of the field would allow for the football team, band, drill team, cheerleaders and [others] to practice on the field without concern for wear and tear.”
Raymond Ford is the SAFEPLAY Operations Manager. Ford says the polyethylene surface is extremely athlete-friendly. “Some coaches tell us that the surface may actually be safer than a natural grass surface,” he says.
Morgan State University becomes the first institution in Maryland to have the SAFEPLAY artificial surface. The surface will be aesthetically pleasing to the fans and athletically pleasing to coaches and players. For what is already one of the best football facilities in this area and one of the best in the MidEastern Athletic Conference, this surface will be the icing on the cake.
Ford says SAFEPLAY backs up the surface with a 10-year warranty.
FALL FOOTBALL TICKET PRICES Season Individual Homecoming Ticket Game Game Prices Package Prices 10/18/03
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he Morgan State University football team is making history during the 2003 season. This year the team is playing on a newly installed, state-of-the-art artificial playing surface. SAFEPLAY Plus International, Inc. spent much of the summer installing Morgan’s artificial surface that has drawn rave reviews from all over the country. SAFEPLAY installs premiumquality synthetic turf for a variety of athletic applications. They have installed turf for other collegiate institutions, including the University of Texas, the University of Oklahoma, Ohio State University and the University of Tennessee. In the NFL, the Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys all have SAFEPLAYinstalled facilities. You can now add Morgan State to the list.
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Chapter & ClassNews MSUNAA GIFT CERTIFICATE NOW AVAILABLE If you are looking for a gift to give to an alumnus or friend, inquire about the new Morgan State University National Alumni Association gift certificate. The gift certificate can be purchased for payment of Annual Dues or Life Memberships. For further information, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at (443) 885-3015.
DON’T FORGET THE ALUMNI BUSINESS MEETING The National Alumni Association will hold its Business Meeting at 12:00 noon in the Alumni House on Friday, October 17, 2003. Dr. Earl S. Richardson, once again, will address the State of the University.
NAFEO NOMINATIONS DEADLINE Each year, at its National Conference on Blacks in Higher Education, the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) recognizes graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities for their exemplary service and careers. Morgan participates in this important event by submitting names of its graduates — including representatives of the clergy, elected officials, athletes, writers, entertainers and others — who have made outstanding contributions to the private sector, academia and government. Each institution is allowed to nominate a maximum of five individuals. Please submit your nominees to the Alumni Relations Office no later than Monday, November 3, 2003.
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CLASS OF 1993
The Class of 1950 has recently completed its initial pledge of $10,000 to the MSU Foundation. Members are now in the process of planning a fund-raising brunch during Homecoming weekend, Sunday, October 19th, at The Forum Caterers, 4210 Primrose Avenue, Baltimore, Md. In addition to brunch, there will be a party. The cost is $38.00 per person. If you would like to attend, please contact Ms. Helena Jordan Johnson at (410) 945-5055 before October 1, 2003, or make your check payable to MSU Class of 1950 and mail to: MSU Class of 1950, P.O. Box 29763, Baltimore, MD 21216.
The Class of 1993 will be celebrating one of its reunion activities during this year’s Homecoming. The class will participate in the Morgan Memories event, scheduled for Saturday, October 18, 2003 in the McKeldin Center, from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Tables will be available for the class. If you are interested in attending, please contact Cindy Hooper, President, Class of 1993, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLASS OF 1968 Ms. Carolyn Canty Jasmin sent out letters and a pledge form to all classmates. If you have not received your letter, please contact the Alumni Relations Office. Ms. Ruth Mayden, Class President, and the committee are requesting that members of the class who plan to attend the “Forever Morgan, Morgan Forever” Gala on Friday, October 17th contact the Alumni Relations Office so that the staff can make seating assignments together. The Class will also celebrate its 35th reunion on October 18th, Homecoming Night, at the Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys in Baltimore City, from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Contact the Alumni Relations Office at (443) 885-3015 for further information.
CLASS OF 1978 During the Alumni Day Awards Luncheon, the Class of 1978 made a pledge to the University in the amount of $10,000.00. The class will continue to celebrate their 25th anniversary during Homecoming weekend. If you have not received notification, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at (443) 8853015 for further information.
Please contact the Alumni Relations Office for nomination forms, or download them by visiting the alumni Web page and clicking on “Forms.”
CLASS OF 1953 CELEBRATED THEIR 50th ANNIVERSARY The Class of 1953 celebrated their 50th year reunion by hosting a boat cruise on The Bay Lady, which was docked at the Baltimore Inner Harbor. They shared the activity with members of the class of 1978. More than 100 people attended and were treated to a buffet meal. Class members mingled with old and new friends, while some enjoyed dancing the night away. The following day, the class participated in the 127th Commencement exercises by marching with the Class of 2003. Felicitations to the Class of 1953 on their 50th Anniversary!
CLASSES ENDING IN “4” & “9” PREPARE FOR REUNIONS Classes of years ending in “4” and “9,” 1954 through 1999, will celebrate their reunions during our 64th Annual Alumni Awards & Recognition Luncheon, scheduled for Saturday, May 15, 2004. Special recognition will be given to our 50th Anniversary Class of 1954. We encourage members of these classes to begin planning their reunions and contact the Alumni Relations Office for any assistance they may need. Class lists and labels will be made available for mailings. Some classes are already hard at work. Please contact us at (443) 885-3015 as soon as possible so that you may get started.
HOWARD L. CORNISH METROPOLITAN BALTIMORE CHAPTER The Howard L. Cornish Chapter is hard at work preparing for their upcoming fundraisers. The chapter will participate in the Black History Month Exhibit at Columbia Mall and will establish an Annual Giving Campaign for a donation of $5,000 to Coach Donald Hill-Eley’s Football Camp and $250 to a Howard County church during Thanksgiving. They also will award scholarships of $4,000 to Morgan students. The scholarship will be given as follows: $1,000 to one new freshman, $750 to another freshman, and $750 each to three continuing students. The chapter has invited guest speakers to their monthly meetings. These speakers will include: Mr. A. Recardo “Rick” Perry, V.P. of Student Affairs; Dr. William Carson, Director of Career Development; Donald Hill-Eley, Football Coach; and Dr. Cecil Payton, Executive Assistant to the President. Meetings are held on the first Saturday of each month, except during the months of July and August.
BALTO COUNTY HOSTS LINE DANCE SOCIAL The Baltimore County Alumni Chapter held its Annual Line Dance Scholarship Social at the Ivy Family Support Center in Baltimore, Md., on FA L L
Friday, June 20, 2003. Attendees enjoyed food, fun and all kinds of dancing, from line to hand and freestyle. More than 300 Morgan alumni and friends filled the center to capacity. Not only did all participants have a good time, the chapter raised money that will provide financial assistance to Morgan students.
ANNAPOLIS/ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY GIVES SCHOLARSHIP TO WORTHY STUDENTS The Annapolis/Anne Arundel County Chapter hosted its Fourth Annual Classic Cabaret on Saturday, April 26, 2003, in Arnold, Md. Many thanks are extended to a few committed alumni once again who helped make this event a success. Recipients of the chapter’s scholarships for 2003-2004 are Kion Mackell, a Junior majoring in Physical Education, and Brandon Johnson, a Junior majoring in Civil Engineering. Best wishes and many blessings are extended to them for the upcoming semesters. The Chapter will host a “PreHomecoming Mixer” on Thursday, October 9, 2003 at the Eagles Nest in Odenton, Md., from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please join them during their allnight Happy Hour - good food, good music and good company. And, of course, we will be rallying for our winning Bears! 31
Look for the chapter during the game at Homecoming, beneath the MSU National Alumni Association tent. They will have lots of goodies for you to check out. See you there!
WASHINGTON, D.C. METROPOLITAN Alumni CHAPTER HOLDS ITS 20TH ANNUAL CRAB FEAST The Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Alumni Chapter held its 20th Annual Crab Feast on Sunday, August 3rd, at Martin’s West in Baltimore, Md. The event is held annually to support the chapter’s Scholarship Fund. The chapter presented the two new scholarship recipients: Natalie B. McClain, daughter of Dr. Thurman McClain, ’73, ’79 and ’99; and Deyanira E. Montgomery, daughter of Lawrence Montgomery, Jr., ’83 and Sandra Montgomery, ’84 and granddaughter of Lawrence Montgomery, Sr., ’56 and Sarah Montgomery, ’57. The chapter also introduced Duane Harris, last year’s recipient, who is still a student at Morgan. The chapter’s thanks go out to the more than 500 Morganites and friends who supported this event and to the committee — Johann Hardy, chair; Dorothy Amis; Elaine Blackwell; Ethel Bynum; Joseph L. Gibson, Jr.; Edgar Johnson and Dr. Thurman McClain — who did a great job.
First row; Carolyn Harp, Beulah Wallace, Betty Fox, Delores Jessup, Louise Mikell, Rae Thompson, Alice Roberson, Dorothy Briscoe, Harriet Dunlap. Second Row; Dr. Tracy Walton, Dr. Leonard Simmons, Mr. Milton Stanley, Mr. Robert Darden, Mr. William Brewer, Dr. Eugene Simms, Mr. Thomas Savage, Mr. Irving Locust, Mrs. Barbara Hall, Mrs. Margaret Jackson (Not pictured) Dr. Louis Randall
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Class of 1953 at Commencement 2003:
PRISCILLA M. BLACKSTON ASHE, ’79, received her Master of Science Degree in Community Counseling on August 2001 from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. She will be pursuing her Ph.D. in Spring 2004.
Charlotte Johnson Anderson, ’51 DOD: 11/02 Harry A. Carpenter, ’47 DOD: 1/24/03 Michael R. Carter, ’82 DOD: 3/30/03 Gwendolyn J. Conaway, ’40 DOD: 4/28/03 M. Jane Davis, DOD: 4/03 William F. Duck, ’50 DOD: 8/18/03 Ralph Leroy Durant, DOD: 6/5/03 James H. Gilliam, Jr., ’67 DOD: 8/20/03 Mary Margaret Harris (former faculty) DOD: 2/7/03 Maggalean Gittenson Henson, ’73 DOD: 12/28/02 Essie M. Hughes, ’29 DOD : 11/04/02 Maurice Taylor-Jones, ’97 DOD: 6/3/03 Clarissa K. Matthews, ’40 DOD : 6/6/03 James S. Merritt, ’71 DOD: 4/13/03 Elissa Mickey * Charles E. Moore, Sr., DOD: 10/16/02 Danyele Morris, ’02 DOD: 6/7/03 Alice D. Payne, ’41 DOD : 1/1/03 Barbara R. Penn, ’65 DOD : 6/1/03 Elva Eliza Jenkins Penn, ’74 DOD: 3/22/03 Johnnie Smith, ’60 * Buddy Taylor * Lt. Col. Aurin C. Timmons, Jr., ’61 DOD: 4/19/03 Hilbert A. Webster, ’29 DOD: 2/27/03 Catherine C. Wilks, ’60 DOD: 2/24/03 Eula M. Williams, ’58 * Bodine Coline Yorkman, ’67 *
DR. THELMA J. BRYAN, ’70 & ’75, Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, has been elected Chancellor of Fayetteville State University by the Board of Governors of the 16-campus University of North Carolina. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Dr. Bryan is a native of Maryland and is a former Ford Foundation National Fellow. She assumed her duties on July 1, 2003. EDWIN JOHNSON, ’92 & ’03, received his master’s degree in African American Studies on May 18, 2003 from Morgan State University. Mr. Johnson is the Director of Admission and Recruitment at Morgan State University. PYTHIAS D. JONES, M.D., ’73, is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, and is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. TALVEN PEARSELL, ’97, recently established a mentoring program, Young Men of Honor, at the Featherbed Lane Elementary School, located in Woodlawn, Md. He provides tutoring to male youths, as well as social activities that promote self-esteem, self-pride and knowledge about the African-American culture. KATINA F. WEBSTER, ’96, is a special education teacher assigned to the Learning Center at Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg, Md. She received her MSW from The Ohio State University and an M.Ed. in special education from Loyola College in Maryland.
NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TEAMS UP WITH THE MSU BOOKSTORE TO GIVE SENIORS FAREWELL GIFTS The National Alumni Association teamed up with the MSU Bookstore to give farewell gifts to the graduating Class of 2003 in early May. The students were surprised as well as appreciative for being remembered in such a special way. MORGAN MAGAZINE
*Date of Passing Unknown
Students received either an MSUNAA key chain, license plate cover or stadium seat cushion. Ms. Dianne Oliver, ’75; Ms. Bernice McDaniels, ’43; Ms. Nellie Maskall, ’69 and ’73 and Mr. Dean Fararr, as well as staff members Mrs. Tammi Fleming and Ms. Vanessa Harrell helped maintain the Alumni Association table during the twoday bookstore giveaway event. The Parents Club donated a basket of Morgan paraphernalia for a raffle. Mr. Walter Gutrick, a Medical Technology major, won the basket.
ALUMNI HOUSE SCHEDULED TO REOPEN FOR HOMECOMING The Alumni House renovation project is nearing completion. The building is scheduled to reopen for the Homecoming weekend. We hope you will come to the campus and visit the facility. It is located on Morgan State’s Montebello property.
Fannie E. Chester Alston, ’54 Ralph J. Anderson,’82 and Joyce M. Anderson,’81** Dr. Keith W. Blackman, ’80 Janice L. Bowie, ’69 Louis Cook III, ’87 Lewis S. Cooper III, ’81 Roy W. Cragway, Sr., ’49 and Wilhelmina R. Cragway, ’48** Aaron E. Dock, Sr., ’78 Nathan L. Fletcher, ’80 Emily L. Ford, ’49 Bernard C. Gregory, ’57* Ronald M. Gregory, ’58 Col. Victor D. Gregory, ’73* James D. Jackson, Jr., ’62 Frederick A. Johnson, ’54 Otis Jet Johnson, ’55 Derek M. McGowan, ’73 Walter E. Morgan, ’62 Doward B. Patterson, Jr., ’51 John W. Patterson, ’61 and Barbara Bennett Patterson, ’69** Patricia A. Payne, ’69 Arthur D. Queen, ’79 Dr. Earl S. Richardson^ and Dr. Sheila B. Richardson^ Jeanne Locks Robinson ’52 Turhan E. Robinson, Esq., ’67 Belva Gittings Scott, ’68 Carole Lyles Shaw, ’68 Anthony W. Smith* and Gwendolyn Chisholm-Smith, ’78** Caroline E. Thornton, ’58 Blaine A. White, Esq., ’72 Anthony N. Williams, ’84 Barry L. Wilson, ’84 ** Family Life Member * Deceased ^ Honorary Life Member
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On October 28, 2003, Pi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will become 80 years old. Pi Chapter is the oldest undergraduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. chartered in the state of Maryland. Pi Chapter is also the second-oldest of the national black Greek-letter fraternity chapters on Morgan’s campus. Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma was founded at Morgan in 1914. Pi Chapter was founded next, on October 28, 1923, in Carnegie Hall on Morgan’s campus. A number of events are scheduled to celebrate this historic anniversary. A photographic tribute to Pi Chapter will be presented in the Murphy Fine Arts Building from October 13 through the October 31, 2003. Several more events will occur during the Homecoming weekend, from October 16th through the 19th. Log onto Pi Chapter’s Web site at www.PiChapter.com for details. In addition to holding the Homecoming festivities, the Alumni Brothers of Pi Chapter will dedicate a scholarship fund in the memory and honor of Linwood Graves Koger, Pi Chapter’s founder. The Brothers are asking that family and friends make contributions to this fund. Donations should be made payable to: THE MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION. The memo section of the check or money order should read: PI CHAPTER FOUNDER’S SCHOLARSHIP. Your contribution should be mailed to: Edwin T. Johnson, Pi Chapter Founder’s Scholarship, Morgan State University, Office of Undergraduate Admission, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251. Your contributions are tax deductible and will help give financially challenged students the opportunity to earn a degree from Morgan State University. On October 28, 2003, Pi Chapter will host a
Founder’s Day Reception in the lobby of the Carnegie Hall Science Building on Morgan’s campus. You are cordially invited. During the reception, the Alumni of Pi Chapter will present the overall donation to the University and dedicate the fund. The Alumni Brothers of Pi Chapter thank you in advance for your support of this endeavor. For additional information please contact Edwin T. Johnson, Pi Chapter, 1991, at: PiChapterSetsThePace@ hotmail.com.
ALUMNI HOMECOMING WORSHIP SERVICE Every year, the National Alumni Association holds a Memorial Service for deceased alumni, faculty/staff and students. This year, the Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, October 19th, in the Morgan Christian Interfaith Center on MSU’s campus. The service begins at 11:00 a.m.; the Reverend John P. Carter will officiate. A repast will follow.
FULLWOOD FOUNDATION TO PRESENT ITS HIGHEST AWARD TO DR. EARL S. RICHARDSON The Fullwood Foundation will present Dr. Earl S. Richardson with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Fullwood Benefit and Recognition Breakfast, on January 10, 2004 at 8:30 a.m. at Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, Md. This is the highest award given by the Foundation. Tickets for the event are $50.00. Advertisements for the breakfast journal are available at a cost of $275 per page. Contact Harlow Fullwood, Jr. at (410) 788-1313 for further information.
MSUNAA WELCOMES NEW LIFE MEMBERS FOR 2003
PI CHAPTER OF THE OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC. CELEBRATES 80 YEARS OF SERVICE TO HUMANITY
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he Morgan State University National Alumni Association, Inc. was established exclusively for educational and charitable purposes, to promote the interest, welfare and excellence of Morgan State University and all of its components. Our objectives are:
• To strengthen and extend relationships among alumni;
• Financial Support to Miss Morgan and Mr. Morgan • Student Funds (Work Study, Grants, Loans) • Staff/Alumni Recognition (NAFEO, Black College Alumni Hall of Fame, MSU Alumni Hall of Fame) • Recruitment
• To foster all possible means of keeping alumni informed about the University, its progress and its challenges;
• Community Outreach Programs (Morgan Christian Center, Parren Mitchell Foundation)
• To develop and utilize the individual and collective efforts of the alumni in advancing the welfare and best interest of the University;
• Publication of the Alumni News (Printing, Postage, Mail Service)
• To encourage promising high school students to select the University for their education; and • To provide financial support to the University and assist the University in its efforts to raise funds from alumni, friends and the private sector. he Association is extremely proud of its accomplishments of recent years. The contributions from our alumni, through our annual membership dues and our Life Membership Program, have allowed us to meet many of our objectives. However, only a small pool of alumni shares the elite status of membership in the National Alumni Association. It is our goal to build an even stronger organization that will allow us to continue to provide unwavering support to Morgan and its students. The Association supports special projects and activities including:
• Student Scholarships • Special University Projects (Science Fair, Kuumba, etc.) • Special Projects for the President • Special Projects for the Students (Mascot, Annual Gospel Concert, etc.)
• Mailings for newly formed chapters, (Supplies, Postage) • Mailings for various classes (Supplies, Postage) • Alumni Day Activities • Homecoming Activities • Class Agents Program • Chapter Development & Activities • Memorial Service for Deceased Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Students • Office Supplies/Equipment learly, the Morgan State University National Alumni Association is making an impact through the contributions it makes to the university, the students and the community. We encourage all of our alumni to become active in supporting this organization that supports others. Please contact the Alumni Relations Office for more information on how you can become a member. IF YOU HAVE NOT YET SENT IN YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR 2003, IT’S NOT TOO LATE. WE EXTEND OUR SINCERE THANKS TO THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED THEIR DUES.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2003–04 OCTOBER 4 Bethune Cookman vs. MSU, Daytona Beach Florida, 2:00 p.m. 5 Homecoming Gospel Extravaganza, Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center, Gilliam Concert Hall, 7:00 p.m. 9 MSU Alumni Annapolis/Anne Arundel County Chapter Pre-Homecoming Mixer, Eagles Nest, Odenton, Md., 7:00 p.m. 11 North Carolina AT&T vs. MSU, Hughes Stadium, 1:00 p.m. 12 Ebony Fashion Fair Show, sponsored by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Baltimore Alumnae Chapter, Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center, Gilliam Concert Hall, 4:00 p.m. 17 Homecoming Business Meeting, 12:00 noon, Alumni House. Call (443) 885-3015 for further information. Chemistry Alumni Luncheon, Key 159, 12:00 noon. Contact Mrs. Webster at (443) 8853116 for further information. “Forever Morgan, Morgan Forever” Gala XIX, Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, Md. 8:00 p.m., tickets: $150.00, President’s Circle; $100.00, regular ticket. Contact: A. Lois Delaine at (443) 885-4573 for tickets. 17-21 Class of 1978–25th Class Activities 18 Homecoming 2003 • Homecoming Parade: The Alameda and Chinquapin Parkway, 9:00 a.m. • Homecoming Brunch: Department of Telecommunications, McKeldin Center, Alice Parham Ballroom, 9:00 a.m. • Homecoming Brunch: Class of 1973 (All classes are invited to celebrate.), McKeldin Center, Alice Parham Ballroom, 10:00 p.m. • Homecoming Football Game, Howard University vs. MSU, Hughes Stadium, 1:00 p.m. • All Class Reunion (immediately following the football game), Alice Parham Ballroom, McKeldin Center. For further information call (443) 885-3460. • Homecoming Concert: Murphy Fine Arts Center, Gilliam Concert Hall, 6:00 p.m. • Morgan Memories, Alice Parham Ballroom, McKeldin Center, 10:00 p.m. For further information call (443) 885-3460. Class of 1968 35th Reunion, Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys, 9:00 p.m. $50 per person. Call Carolyn Jasmin at (410) 944-5590 for additional information. School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Science First Combined Reunion for Morgan Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Physics and Engineering Physics, Comprehensive Science and Science Education Alumni, Spouses and Friends, at The Forum, 4210 Primrose Avenue, Baltimore, Md. 8:00 p.m.-12:00 midnight. Semi-formal. Cost: $40.00 19 Homecoming Alumni Memorial Worship Service, Christian Interfaith Center, 11:00 a.m. Class of 1950 “Nifty-Fifties” Brunch, Foum Caterers, 4210 Primrose Ave., Baltimore, MD., from 1 to 5 p.m., Cost: $38 per person. Contact: Heema Jordan Johnson at (410) 945-5066. 25 Delaware vs. MSU, Dover, Dela., 1:00 p.m. NOVEMBER 1 Savannah State vs. MSU, Savannah, Ga., 1:00 p.m. The Howard County Chapter presents, “Ragtime” The Musical, at Toby’s Dinner Theater. For ticket information, contact: Clarence A. Jeffers III at (410) 465-7253, Alma McMillian at (410) 730-9442 or Walter Carr at (410) 997-0831. 8 Maine University vs. MSU, Hughes Stadium, 1:00 p.m. 22 MSUNAA Full Board Meeting, Alumni House, 12:00 noon Norfolk vs. MSU, Hughes Stadium, 1:00 p.m. JANUARY 3 Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, at Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, Md., 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. Guest speaker: The Honorable Peter C. Harvey, Attorney General for the State of New Jersey. Cost: $40.00. Contact Anthony McPhail at (410) 461-3931 for further information. FA L L
Museum Posters for Sale
OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY
Kuba Helmet Mask
“Archimage on Red”
Opening Exhibition Poster
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The James E. Lewis Museum of Art Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland
C O N V E R G E N C E CONVERGENCE
Elizabeth Catlett “Lovey Twice” | Liberia/Cote d’Ivorie “Dan Mask with Cone” | Sam Gilliam “Blanket of Fir”
20th Century Kuba Helmet Mask -
Elizabeth Catlett, “Pensive” 1946
December 15, 2002 –
The James E. Lewis Museum of Art
The James E. Lewis Museum of Art
Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland
Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland
18" x 24" posters that were created to celebrate the opening of Morgan State University's James E. Lewis Museum of Art. Each print showcases artwork from different areas of the exhibit.
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