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page Morgan Staff Vice President University Advancement Bernard L. Jennings

Presidential Perspective —Dr. Earl S. Richardson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Morgan on the Move —Bernard L. Jennings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Director of Public Relations and Communications Clinton R. Coleman

Homecoming 2003 —’Unfinished Business’ . . . . . .4 ‘BEST’ COLLEGE CHOIR —Porgy & Bess Leads

Publications Manager Ferdinand Mehlinger

to St. Petersburg, Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Art Director David E. Ricardo Sr. Graphic Designer Andre Barnett

Institute of Architecture —’Reviving the Rhythm’ . 13

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Rebuilding Afghanistan —Morgan Alumni in

Photographer (cover) P. A. Greene Additional Staff

the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers . . . . . . . . . . . 16

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Donor Profile —Wilbert Walker . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Contributing Editor Welford McLellan Contributing Writers Kathy Marx Hollis Minor Dr. Amy Gilley Cherri C. Cragway

Donor Profile —David Karangu . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

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Donor Profile —Russell Young and Dr. Anne V. Young . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

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Morgan’s Oldest Living Alumnus Passes . . . . . . . 27

Track Legends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Student Profile —Larry Caudle . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

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Dear Alumni, Friends and Supporters: The enthusiasm begins to build each year at about this time and this year is no exception. The campus is in full bloom, Commencement is just around the corner and we are looking forward to some very exciting events here at Morgan in the next several weeks. One of the most anticipated will be a visit to the campus in September, October and November of “Something All Our Own: the Grant Hill Collection of African American Art.” This is a major exhibit of the art in the collection of Mr. Grant Hill of the NBA’s Orlando Magic basketball team. It is a wonderful collection of works by some of the best-known and most talented African American artists of our time. Also this fall, several major football games are lined up for each Saturday in September, beginning on the 4th with the Labor Day Classic, featuring the Morgan State Bears against Bowie State in Hughes Stadium. The following week, the Bears take on Gardner-Webb University in the Prince Hall Masonic Classic, again in Hughes Stadium. On September 18th, our Bears travel to San Jose, California to battle San Jose Sate University in the Martin Luther King Literacy Classic. And finally, we are off again to the Meadowlands in New Jersey for a revenge match against Hampton University in the Whitney Young Classic. I am excited, too, about the October visit to Morgan by entertainer Bill Cosby for a Gilliam Concert Hall performance in support of our capital campaign, New Horizons. We are, at the same time, launching a new scholarship program for future teachers in Baltimore City Public Schools. The scholarship is named in honor of Morgan alumnus and famed major league baseball pitcher and former Greyhound executive, Joe Black, Jr., who was a personal friend of Mr. Cosby. Each of these events is significant by itself. Taken together, however, they are reasons to be excited about Morgan and its future. On behalf of President Richardson, I invite you to come and experience the vibrant life on the campus, as well as the numerous activities available to our current and prospective students, parents, alumni and the community. You will see first hand why we are a dynamic university – on the move! Sincerely,

Bernard L. Jennings, Vice President University Advancement

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Homecoming 2003!

“Unfinished Business” was the Slogan that Inspired the Bears to Ace the Bison …Again!

Arguably the biggest event of the year at Morgan with the step shows, the band, alumni, the homecoming game, the parade, and the gala, the two weeks leading up to homecoming are some of the best at Morgan. The Morgan Bears beat the Howard Bison for the second year running (33 to 12) at Hughes Stadium.

Master of Ceremonies for Homecoming was New Jersey State Attorney General, and Morgan alumnus, Peter Harvey.

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Lt. Governor Michael S. Steele, Commencement speaker for 2003, and Maryland’s first African American Lieutenant Governor, was one of many special guests.


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mmediately after a November 2002 joint performance at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, Yuri Temirkanov, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s music director, cornered Dr. Nathan Carter, the director of the Morgan State University Choir, and invited him and the choir’s soloists to a post-concert dinner at the former Polo Grill at the Colonnade, just north of Johns Hopkins University. Temirkanov had been so impressed with the choir’s performance of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess that night that he could hardly wait to make a proposition to Dr. Carter: bring the entire choir and soloists to St. Petersburg, Russia, the following year to perform at the International Winter Arts Festival. Temirkanov is also the artistic director of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. He had conceived of the Winter Festival six years ago as a way of bringing leading stars of music, theater,

ballet and art together at various venues around the former Russian capital for a 10-day festival at the New Year. He had been “so thrilled” with the Morgan Choir’s performance that he wanted to show them off to his hometown, says Miryam Yardumian, the artistic administrator of the BSO who was there at that November dinner, “he invited them right then and there,” she said. Ms Yardumian, who helped arrange the tour and attended the performances in St. Petersburg, said that it was “an incredible, phenomenal performance.” She said that there had never been an African American choir in St. Petersburg before. “They certainly won over the hearts of the Russian audience,” she extolled, adding that “the Morgan State Choir members are the greatest possible ambassadors

Dr. and Mrs. Earl S. Richardson and Dr. Nathan Carter with the cast of Porgy & Bess.

Porgy & Bess Leads to St. Petersburg, Russia By Kathy Marx

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Former Morgan student Darin Atwater leads the MSU Choir in a gospel selection sung in the Shostakovich Philharmonic Hall, St. Petersburg.

Porgy & Bess Leads to St. Petersburg, Russia for everything, from just being great human beings to their singing.” Two of the three soloists - Kishna Davis, the soprano, and Stephen Jones, the tenor - are both Morgan State University graduates. “The audience demanded that Stephen do an encore, an entire aria from Porgy and Bess, after the concert was over. It was absolutely amazing,” she said. The aria was “It Ain’t Necessarily So.” And as the 80 choir members walked off the stage following the concert, the audience, in the aisles leaving, turned to give each of the singers a final ovation. Dr. Carter said after that performance that he was “speechless….Overall this

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matches the best response we’ve ever had. The whole evening was like a celebration.” A concert of spirituals and gospel music was performed the final night of the festival. Maryland State and Baltimore City funds helped finance $100,000 to send the 80-member choir to Russia. "Hearing about the outstanding achievements of the choir gives me great personal pride," Maryland State Senator Nathaniel J. McFadden (D-Baltimore City) said recently. As the Senate Majority leader, Sen. McFadden is the highest-ranking Morgan alumnus (‘68) in the Maryland General Assembly.

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"Every Marylander, every African American, should take great pride in what Dr. Carter and the choir have done. It's fantastic, and it's worth every dollar the state spent to get them to Russia." “It was a great investment” of state and city monies, enthused Yardumian. “You can’t buy that kind of public relations for Morgan, for Baltimore, for Maryland.” The choir performed in the Grand Hall of the 1300-seat Shostakovich Philharmonic Hall to a sold-out crowd. By all accounts, the Choir’s performance was “astounding”, and “great.”


Said one young Russian in attendance: “When we listened to the traditional American spirituals, we fell in love with these singers. I wanted to dance. I think everybody wanted to dance with the music,” Smith quoted the young man in his review.

Leon Williams and Kishna Davis being directed by Yuri Temirkanov of the St. Petersburg Orchestra. The 10-day festival, entitled “Russia-America, Musical Bonds,” began Dec. 28th, 2003. The choir, one of the nation’s most prestigious university choral ensembles, performed the concert version of George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” on January 6th accompanied by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra which was led by Temirkanov, and closed the festival the following day with a recital program of spirituals and folk songs conducted by Dr. Nathan Carter, who has been the director of the choir for over 30 years. Tim Smith, the Baltimore Sun’s music critic who attended the performances in St. Petersburg, reported that the choir was a hit among the Russians. He wrote that the choir “had the whole audience in its hands…”

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Greg Tucker, the BSO’s vice president for public relations who accompanied 20 patrons of the BSO to St. Petersburg for the festival, said that members of the normally reserved Russian audience “weren’t reserved that night. They were cheering and stomping their feet,” he said. Alexander Uteshev, a professor at the St. Petersburg Theatre Arts Academy, told Smith through an interpreter that “this is a wonderful choir that touches our souls. They have a very unique approach to all kinds of music. And Nathan Carter’s conducting is masterful.” Temirkanov was pleased by the reception the Morgan choir received. He said, “This was a very great concert, very great.” Dr. Eric Conway, the choir’s accompanist and associate director as well as assistant chairman of the Fine Arts Department at Morgan, accompanied the choir to St. Petersburg, along with Dr. Clara Adams, Morgan’s Vice President of Academic Affairs, Sheila Richardson, the wife of Morgan’s president, and others, said that the choir’s second night’s performance also included some Russian music.

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Dr. Nathan Carter conducting the Morgan State University Choir – Named ‘Best College Choir” by Reader’s Digest Magazine, 2004.


Porgy & Bess Leads to St. Petersburg, Russia “That was well-received,” he said. “The Russians said they could understand our Russian. Phonetics is a wonderful thing,” he added, explaining that the choir learned the Cyrillic words through phonetics. The choir has performed with more major orchestras around the United States than probably any other university choir. The choir’s rise to national and international fame coincided with it breaking down color barriers beginning in 1972, when the choir was invited to sing at the Music Educators National Conference in Atlanta, the first African American choir ever chosen to do so. The choirs’ accomplishments from there on have expanded to include a world venue of performances.

BRAVO “IT WAS EXCITING BEING ON STAGE AND HEARING THE AUDIENCE YELL ‘BRAVO!’

IT’S AN EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER TO HAVE PEOPLE ENJOY WHAT YOU BRING TO THEM...”

The Choir’s thoughts about Dr. Nathan Carter “I love Dr. Carter! He pushes you to your highest potential. He’s broadened my vocal range and helped me understand the concept and beauty of Negro spirituals. I got accepted into about 10 other colleges, but I turned them down because I wanted to work under Dr. Carter. I knew he was the only one who could mold me into the fine product I wanted to be. That’s all he produces.”

— Simone Paulwell, Freshman Glenn Dale, Md

“Being at Morgan has been a rewarding experience. It gave me a chance to find myself and grow and mature on my own. Dr. Carter is a musical genius. There are no words to express how he maneuvers the choir to get the sound and expression that he wants. I have never been to a performance where he has failed to make it work.” Michael Scotland, Senior Denmark, SC

Tyronda Marshall, Sophomore Greenville, NC

“Dr. Nathan Carter is quite possibly one of the finest overall conductors of the 20th century and beyond. His conducting has taken him and his choir all over the world. As a vocal performance major, I have a great appreciation for what he has done. He has brought a certain aura to Morgan’s music department that may not have been there without his expertise in the field. On stage, he has a way of being a musical magician in the way he holds the choir in the palm of his hand throughout each song. It’s truly amazing!” Garrett Jackson, Sophomore Mitchellville, MD

“I LOVE DR. CARTER. HE’S SO FUNNY AND I LIKE HOW HE GOES ABOUT GETTING THINGS DONE.” Danielle Leonard, Freshman Hyattsville, MD

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MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY CHOIR DIRECTOR

Dr. Nathan Carter Morgan’s Extraordinary Choir Director Is World Famous For the more than 30 years that Dr. Nathan Carter has led the Morgan State University Choir, he has taken thousands of undergraduates on musical adventures all over the world, performed at some of the world’s greatest concert halls, and has received accolades from some of the world’s greatest musicians. Dr. Carter, chairman of the Department of Fine Arts and director of the Performing Arts Series, is a graduate of the then Hampton Institute and The Juilliard School of Music. He received his doctorate from the Peabody Conservatory of Music. A native of Selma, Alabama, Dr. Carter has been at Morgan for 34 years. During his extraordinary career in music, Dr. Carter has been a guest conductor, lecturer, adjudicator and clinician of teaching institutions throughout the United States, including Harvard University, the University of Utah, the University of Connecticut and Gettysburg College. He appeared as a lecturer with Eva Jessye at the Cleveland Orchestra’s Community Music Project and spent two weeks in Nairobi, Kenya, presenting lectures and concerts that were sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Office of the United States Information Agency (USIA). As a guest conductor, he has performed his own orchestral/choral arrangements with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Carter’s honors include the Phi Mu Alpha Service Award; Morgan State University’s Outstanding Achievement Award; an Honorary Doctorate from Gettysburg College; the Distinguished Alumni Award from Peabody Conservatory; the Gold Medal from the Rosa Ponselle Foundation; the Andrew White Medal from

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Loyola University (Baltimore); the Music America Lifetime Achievement Award from the Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra; the National Award from the National Association for the Study and Performance of African American Music; and the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Negro Musicians for his outstanding contributions as a performer of works by Black composers. During a 125th anniversary celebration, Dr. Carter was recently recognized by Hampton University for his many achievements as a distinguished alumnus. He also joined Dr. Benjamin Quarles in Morgan’s First Annual Salute to Black Men and was named among “Baltimore’s Best” by the city. His hometown of Selma, Alabama bestowed upon him a plaque and key to the city, designating Dr. Carter as “Honorary Mayor.” He also received the 7th Congressional District’s 2001 Dr. Catherine Hughes Humanitarian Award. Prior to joining the faculty of Morgan State University in 1970, Dr. Carter served as choral director and chairperson of the Division of Music at Knoxville College, where his choirs were consistently praised for their national tours. He has served as president of the Maryland Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association and music consultant-conductor at the Baltimore School for the Arts. Dr. Carter is also the headmaster of the New Shiloh Baptist Church School of Music in Baltimore, where he resides in Baltimore with his wife, soprano Jean Carter. His daughter Lynn is also a classically trained soprano, and his son Ryan is an engineer with completed courses for a degree in law. One of Dr. Carter’s trademarks is assigning a solo to a singer from the stage seconds before the solo is to begin. Associate Choir Director, Dr. Eric Conway, says that the spontaneity of the last minute selection is “exciting and leads to some tremendous and astounding performances.”

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The Baltimore City Historical Society recently bestowed the “Living History Honor” award to Dr. Carter for ‘Elevating Baltimore’s Musical Stature.’


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MSU CHOIR TOURS 34 Years of Song on Three Continents and 30 Countries

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Choir Performance Highlights 2004: St. Petersburg, Russia 2003: Paris, France 2002: Prague, Czech Republic 2000: Prague, Czech Republic 1998: The White House 1996-1997: “Silver Anniversary” broadcast on Christmas Eve ,won three Emmys for Maryland Public Television 1996: Switzerland and Germany 1995: Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Carnegie Hall 1994: Christmas special on National Public Radio 1992: Bonn, Germany for the Biennial Beethoven International Festival 1991: Summer tour in the Bahamas, Crystal Place, Nassau 1990: Choir sextet tours East Africa 1988: White House performance for President Ronald Reagan 1986: Dedication of the National Office headquarters of the NAACP 1984: Performance with Cab Calloway and Festival of the American Liszt Society 1983: Kennedy Center’s nationally televised salute to Eubie Blake’s 100th birthday 1981: Bermuda tour 1979: Performance with Detroit Symphony Orchestra 1978: Live recording with Dr. Howard L. Cornish 1977: Performance with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra 1976: Kennedy Center, with the New York Jazz Repertory Company for the Bicentennial 1975: First European tour: Helsinki, Leningrad, Copenhagen, and London 1974: The American Choral Directors Association, St. Louis, MO. 1973: Eastern Regional Convention of Music Educators National Conference, Boston. MA 1972: The Music Educators National Conference , Atlanta, GA 1970: Dr. Nathan Carter appointed assistant professor in music and Director of Choral Activities by President Martin Jenkins to faculty of Morgan State University

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hen Billie Holiday was growing up in West Baltimore in the early 1920s, she could hear the music of Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong spilling out the windows of row houses along Pennsylvania Avenue. When she returned in the late 30s to sing at the Royal Theater, both she and “The Avenue” had become icons of a vibrant blues and jazz culture in Baltimore. Not only did Pennsylvania Avenue host the Royal Theater but The Avenue was crowded with other venues such as the Regent Theater and a scattering of speakeasies, which hosted such performers as Fats Waller, Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Pearl Bailey and, of course, Billie Holiday. Yet, it was Jim Crow that forged this vibrant avenue. African American performers and spectators were barred from white theaters; African Americans were discouraged from shopping at Baltimore’s large downtown department stores. Once a predominately German Jewish community, by the early 1930s, the area around Pennsylvania Avenue had become a strong African American community, boasting a lively retail corridor, a renowned music scene, and a strong community of professional African Americans. Ironically, it was the advent of the civil rights movement, with the eradication of Jim Crow laws, that started The Avenue’s decline. With movie theaters opened to all, with the rise of television, and the creation of shopping centers, the unique value of the area’s retail and music spaces disappeared. The decline of The Avenue is linked to the general decline of the American city as the middle class fled to the suburbs, and as shopping malls grew in popularity. When the Urban Development Agency began tearing down buildings to prepare for the new subway line, The Avenue went into its sharpest decline. The cultural anchor of the Royal Theater was destroyed when it was torn down in 1971.

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“Reviving The Rhythm” PARC Site

The community organized in the 90s, under the umbrella of a neighborhood association called the Pennsylvania Avenue Redevelopment Collaborative (PARC). Under the direction of Baltimore resident, George Gilliam, PARC was awarded Baltimore Main Streets Initiative status in 2000. This program, which encourages the economic development of impacted areas through access to development grants, administrative and technical help, and focuses on encouraging each Main Street to identify and then strengthen its particular identity. For Pennsylvania Avenue, it was clear that a return to its jazz and blues roots was vital to its success. Across town, Morgan State University’s Institute of Architecture and Planning was undergoing a renewal of its own. Founded in 1977, the institute, which now houses the graduate programs in architecture, landscape architecture and city and regional planning, has its roots in urban design. Urban design incorporates the design issues of the three disciplines by focusing on the design principles of the urban fabric. The institute’s mission is to teach its students how to stop the decline of the modern city whose residents have fled to the suburbs and whose major employers have followed them. Under the leadership of Dr. Richard Lloyd, who heads Morgan’s Institute of Architecture and Planning, and in concert with President Earl S. Richardson, the institute agreed to a long term informal partnership with PARC, offering its 120 graduate students as a resource for planning and design collaborations. The mission to serve the urban community was revived. In the fall of 2003, Dr. Paul Kelsch’s Landscape Architecture Studio V developed eight approaches to improving sites within the area. These approaches inspired PARC to look for The Avenue Market a specific site for development. They suggested a vacant lot on Laurens Street directly across from The Avenue Market. The park space is quite small, a mere 150 feet by 50 feet but it is part of a larger system of historical markers planned for the area. There are two The site at Laurens and Fremont existing markers, the Billie Holiday statue on the corner of Lafayette and Pennsylvania and the new Royal Monument located on 1300 Pennsylvania. These two nodes are clearly historical;

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Pennsylvania Avenue looking south

Map showing historical markers on Pennsylvania Avenue Dr. Taylor is Dean of the School of Graduate Studies where he supervises the Institute of Architecture and Planning, the Public Health Program, the Continuing Studies Program, and the Institute for Urban Research. He is also the national President of the Council of Historically Black Graduate Schools, and a member of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Board Services Committee. Dr. Taylor holds the (MA) and doctorate (Ph.D.) in Sociology from Bowling Green State Maurice C. Taylor, Ph.D., J.D. University and the juris doctorate (JD) from Duke University’s School of Law. Dean, Graduate Studies

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Morgan’s architectural students Dr. Amy Gilley, Kishor Bhattarai, Utku Akbulut, and Maisie Hughes, meet with George Gilliam and members of PARC. George Gilliam defines the new park space, as “Revitalizing the Rhythm”. It is to link the residential areas on the west side with the commercial flow of The Avenue, providing both active recreation as well as a center for community life. Like the popular community center, the Shake ‘N Bake, the park will be both a historical marker and a community center. In the spring semester, Dr. Lloyd’s urban design class was asked to create a conceptual plan and write a proposal for implementation. After several site visits, the group composed of both architecture and landscape architecture students, created a conceptual plan which would be implemented in stages. The hard lesson for the urban designer is that it takes a fifty-year vision. What did PARC want The Avenue to look like in fifty years? How could the space be used to create positive activities? PARC sees the success of this space as instrumental for encouraging further investment in the area by homeowners, the city and businesses. “PARC has formed a powerful partnership with Morgan,” Dr. Lloyd said, adding, “When students go into the community to work on the project, they are greeted warmly and enthusiastically by residents.” One member of the group, Dr. Amy Gilley, a landscape architecture student, had also spent her fall term on the other side of North Avenue designing a proposal for a grocery store on a long neglected 2-acre site located between Pennsylvania and Fulton Avenues. “The lack of open spaces and viable retail, including grocery stores, has impacted the neighborhood’s ecological health.” By returning the neglected vacant lots to viable centers of activity, Dr.

Gilley believes that a vital ecological space could serve as a landmark for social responsibility. Returning to graduate school after working for 13 years as a theater designer, Dr. Gilley looks to landscape architecture as the bridge between urban planners and architects. What drives the project are the residents of the area. Because the population will shift over time, the spaces must address the larger human needs: fresh air, open space, plants, and meeting places. The design team, inspired by Dr. Lloyd “to think out of the box,” is composed of six students. Three are from abroad: Nepal, Turkey and Lebanon. The other three are from Montgomery County, and Baltimore City, and California by way of Maine and Estonia. This grouping inspired a lively exchange of what passes as culturally appropriate in open spaces. The students, “bring an energy of international outlook and a global view” to the project. The international backgrounds of the students, she continued, result in “a more creative flow of ideas. No one says something can’t be done.” The shared vision and partnering of George Gilliam, Dr. Earl S. Richardson, the City of Baltimore, and PARC along with the resources provided by Morgan’s Institute of Architecture and Planning, have given a jump start to urban renewal programs such as Pennsylvania Avenue. In doing so, the City of Baltimore has become a working classroom, and a living laboratory in which Morgan is offering its students an unparalleled opportunity to study, understand and help transform urban culture in America.

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Morgan Grads Help Rebuild Afghanistan

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Afghanistan “

We are in Afghanistan taking great pride in representing the USA, Maryland, and Baltimore, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, our families, and Morgan State University. —Eugene M. DeLoatch, Ph.D. Dean of the School of Engineering

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1) Adrian Devillasee ’03 2) Dale Duncan ’00 3) Delray Wyle ’03

Morgan Graduates Meet the Challenge of Nation Building in Afghanistan Three Morgan School of Engineering graduates are working voluntarily in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help restore the country’s infrastructure. Delray Wylie, B.S. Electrical Engineering May 2003, Adrian DeVillasee, B.S. Civil Engineering May 2003, and Dale Ann-Marie Duncan, B.S. Civil Engineering May 2000, answered the call when the Corps asked for assistance. They are helping to secure the stability and future of Afghanistan by renovating or building infrastructure, such as barracks, headquarters buildings, medical clinics, and dining and recreational facilities. A safe, stable society that meets the needs of its people, improves political cohesiveness, and brings economic benefits can eliminate the chaos inherent in an unstable environment. “These folks are selflessly serving voluntarily and have put themselves in harm’s way to serve their own people and the people of Afghanistan,” said Stan Gembicki, Chief of Engineering, Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of

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Engineers. “For civilians assigned to these projects, it’s an unfamiliar environment working in a combat zone. It is hard work in austere conditions, with personal threat, and they are away from their families for four to six months at a time. Although they are civilians, each of them clearly displays the seven Army values: loyalty, duty, respect, selflessness, honor, integrity, and personal courage.” The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, deploys US Army Corps an all-volunteer workof Engineers force split between Baltimore District military and civilian personnel to manage hundreds of diverse projects in support of a variety of Department of Defense and nondefense customers throughout the world. These projects cover a full range of mission objectives such as military operations support, humanitarian relief, and peace operations and involve an equally wide range of engineering, technical, environmental and real estate services. R

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“It’s one thing to watch CNN but when you actually come here, you see that people are people. There are lots of kids here and they are all beautiful. These people really need us. It would hurt them if we all left.” — Dale Duncan

Morgan Grads Help Rebuild Afghanistan diversity is what keeps engineering innovations and designs in tune with the societies it represents.

“We’ve consistently found that Morgan has done an excellent job in preparing its students to manage projects,” Gembicki continued. “Morgan gives a quiet professional confidence to its students. It has a very pragmatic approach that prepares its graduates to understand the balance between technical requirements and customers’ needs.”

Recruiting at conferences is just one way that the Corps achieves its diversity goals. It also develops partnerships with colleges, like Morgan, giving future engineers real-world experience to help them prepare for and better manage their careers. The Corps offers students mentoring, scholarships, workshops, and internships; field trips for exposure to real projects; and extensive guidance through their required senior design projects. The School of Engineering’s Dean, Dr. Eugene M. DeLoatch, signed the partnership agreement especially to increase students’ chances of being hired as Corps interns, co-ops, and fulltime employees. Through its multi-faceted alliance with Morgan, the Corps also works closely with AMIE, Advancing Minorities' Interests in Engineering, which is headquartered at Morgan State University.

“We selected Morgan graduates Delray, Adrian, and Dale because they each possessed the traits that we look for in recruits. It is such a harsh environment in which they work in Afghanistan: 12- to 18-hour days, 6-7 days a week, in uniform with flak-jackets and helmets, often traveling with escorts (shooters). So, we look for mature people that also have the technical expertise to do the jobs.” Partnerships Benefit Everyone Delray, Adrian and Dale were all hired at a National Black Engineer of the Year Awards conference in Baltimore where the Corps sets up a recruiting table. The Corps makes an effort to recruit minorities in engineering, science, and architecture at many regional and national conferences. It believes that to stay competitive, it must ensure that it has a diverse, talented workforce. As an employer responsible for delivering world-class engineering services to a host of customers,

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Pat Burgess, Morgan’s AMIE coordinator, said, “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and AMIE became partners in 1996, and Lieutenant General Robert B. Flowers and AMIE’s Executive Director, Myron L. Hardiman, just renewed the Partnering Agreement. The program's primary goals are: to prepare minority engineering students for responsible positions in an engineering environment; to enlighten minority engineering

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“Before I came over, I was worried about how I would feel as a woman because women here don’t work or even drive a car. But it has not been a problem. You get the stares but they are really more out of curiosity simply because it’s so different here. I am scheduled to return home in May and will probably work in the Corps environmental division, but I have enjoyed this deployment so much that I may want to do something like this again.”

“I'm currently the liaison for Morgan State University and the Society of American Military Engineers. The USACE team has been involved with this program for some time. This program is vital to young engineers and assists them in preparing for success in the engineering world.” Delray Wylie Facilities, Electrical Engineer AED - Kabul

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students about the Corps, its missions, unique capabilities and opportunities; to assist historically black colleges and universities in educating minority engineering students; and to produce a world-class, diverse pool of talent throughout the Corps." AMIE, a nonprofit organization launched in 1992, is a coalition of representatives and engineering professionals from Fortune 500 companies and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that have ABET-accredited engineering schools. HBCUs graduate between a quarter and a third of the African American engineering technical degree recipients in the U.S. each year. In a global-oriented society, these partnerships offer a valuable diverse experience for students. They expose them to a smorgasbord of career opportunities across many disciplines, giving them the opportunity to see what engineering is like in the real world and to refine their interests. Overseas internships, such as those the Corps offers, help students and graduates like Delray, Adrian, and Dale become more well-rounded through exposure to different cultures, and then return home with a renewed sense of pride. 

We in the School of Engineering are very proud of these young people for at least two reasons, namely: a). That they show the value to the nation of Morgan as a place for developing competitive engineering talent, and b). The commitment of individuals from the African American community to the safety and security of our nation. These youngsters have decided to place themselves in harms way to assist all American’s in their desire to live a safe a secure world. Eugene M. DeLoatch, Ph.D. Dean of the School of Engineering

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Wilbert Walker A Generous Giver Makes Another Notable Contribution Wilbert Walker Wilbert Walker, Class of '50, has a long history of generous donations to Morgan State University. He recently gave $115,000 to its first capital campaign, New Horizons. The campaign goal is to raise $25 million to enhance Morgan's endowment for scholarships and need-based financial aid, faculty and program development, athletic programs, and the Alumni House. Previously, Mr. Walker contributed to two endowed scholarship programs, giving $25,000 for band students and another $25,000 for students in social services studies, to both of which the State added matching funds. He also provided $5,000 to a fund for Morgan that his class of '50 set up. After graduating from Frederick Douglass High School in 1942, Mr. Walker was drafted into the Navy and served in WWII. Upon returning to Baltimore, having been away for 2 years, he decided he wanted to stay close to home and enrolled at Morgan. He joined the ROTC at Morgan, and graduated as the first distinguished military graduate at the university, with the first commissioned class.

He was later inducted into the ROTC Hall of Fame, which was established for the purpose of honoring those Morgan ROTC alumni who rendered honorable military service to the nation and subsequently distinguished themselves by high achievement and/or significant support for the betterment of Morgan State University, the Army ROTC program, the armed forces, the nation or society in general. After graduating from Morgan with an undergraduate degree in economics, Mr. Walker served in the Army in Korea. This time, upon returning home, he continued his education at Howard University, where he completed a Masters in social work. His varied training and leadership skills were excellent preparation for his career from 1950 to 1980 at what came to be known as the Maryland Department of Human Resources Social Services Administration, where he rose to Deputy Director. The Administration is the central coordinating and directing agency of all 24 social services offices in the state, which employ strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect, protect vulnerable children, support family stability, and promote customer independence.

About his contributions to Morgan, Mr. Walker said, “Morgan does a good job educating young people and it has a significant need for money to do so. Each year, out of approximately 6,000 applicants to Morgan, only about 1,500 are accepted. Last year, 300 of those had achieved honors status in their first semester. Education is important for us as African Americans and these students need support. I can’t think of a better use for the money. Plus, my late wife and son also graduated from Morgan.” Although currently enjoying retirement, Mr. Walker maintains an active role in civic activities in the community, sharing his vast experience in leadership, government and social services. He has written five books, two dealing with his experiences in the military and the other three about social services in Maryland. All five books are available in Morgan’s library and the African American Collection at Enoch Pratt Library. 

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David Karangu Gift for Disadvantaged Students

David Karangu David Karangu, Class of '87, recently gave $20,000 to Morgan State University for its endowment fund for scholarships to help disadvantaged students. “When I went to school in the 80s,” said Mr. Karangu, “the federal government cut Pell grants significantly. Morgan lost lots of students at the time and many of them were my friends. I’ll never forget that. When I have the chance to offer the opportunity of education to someone else, I want to do so.” Karangu was born in Atlanta, GA in 1967 and moved with his mother to Kenya when he was about 5 years old. They returned to the U.S. when he was 17 and trying to decide upon a college. Because his father had been a long-time professor at Morgan, and still is today, the search for the right college was not a long and drawn-out process. It became a simple choice. Selecting a major was a difficult undertaking for Karangu. He was not sure what he wanted to do. Initially he wanted to be a lawyer but he always had an interest in business. After switching majors several times, he found his niche and graduated in 1987 with a degree in marketing.

Like his major, Karangu's career in the auto industry was not pre-selected. While attending Morgan State University in Baltimore, General Motors came recruiting at the school. As an “A” student, he was selected for an internship at a Baltimore dealership. He enjoyed it enough to continue in the industry and after graduating went to work for Ford as a Zone Manager, a customer service representative to dealers in the region. During this time he also attended the National Automobile Dealers Association’s Dealer Academy in McLean, VA. Subsequently, while working for yet another dealer in the area, he saw the opportunity to become an entrepreneur when one of Ford’s dealerships was available for purchase. In 1997, although he was only 30, he took a giant step and bought his first dealership. It satisfied a long-time dream of owning a business. Today, Karangu owns two Ford dealerships and employs 100 people. His businesses are Fairway Ford of Augusta, GA, and Freedom Ford, which he operates under the corporate entity, Kenya Auto Enterprises. When he purchased the first dealership it was earning approximately $10 million in sales. In 2003,

under Karangu’s supervision, dealership earnings shot to around $72 million. Karangu’s dealerships have earned the designation as one of Black Enterprise’s top ten growth leaders and was rated as 41st out of the top 100 black-owned auto dealers in the country. He attributes the phenomenal, seven-fold growth primarily to his education in Kenya and at Morgan. “Education is very important to me. It gives you discipline and a sense of responsibility,” Karangu said. “I use everything that I learned in college in my business today. I oversee all the advertising and marketing myself, since without it there is no business.” He also attributes his success to his business philosophy: hire good people, train them well, and offer an open-door policy for employees and customers. From here, Karangu says he looks forward to concentrating on maximizing the potential of his two dealerships in a rapidly growing area. 

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The Youngs Morgan is Considered a Part of Their Family

Mr. Russell Young Dr. Anne V. Young Mr. and Dr. Russell Young, both 1951 graduates of Morgan State College, the forerunner of MSU, recently donated a generous sum to Morgan for unrestricted use. Dr. Young, a Baltimore native, said about Morgan, “It is really part of the family for me. My grandfather, Ebenezer Duke Venture, graduated from Morgan in 1898 with two degrees, one in teaching and the other in theology. My father and brother also went there and I have cousins all over the country that graduated from Morgan. When we gather for events at Morgan, it is like a family reunion. It was just always assumed that I would go to Morgan. And then, I met my husband there, on the way to the library.” Her first personal encounter with Morgan was as a second-grader. She was sent to a special program at Morgan for students that had excelled and skipped a grade. The children attended summer classes at Morgan to better prepare for the next school year. She later returned to Morgan and received her undergraduate degree in foreign lan-

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guages with a minor in English. Following a master’s from the University of Puerto Rico and a doctorate from Union Graduate School in Cincinnati, Dr. Young pursued additional coursework at Johns Hopkins University, Notre Dame, University of Michigan, University of Madrid and the University of France. In 1965, she began teaching languages at Morgan, eventually becoming Chair of the Foreign Language Department. She stayed until retirement in 1990.

Mr. Young went on to complete his undergraduate degree in physical education at Morgan, where he also joined the ROTC and subsequently served seven years with the Army. He also spent a year in law school and worked toward his master’s in urban planning. Following his service work, he applied his leadership skills to advance his career as a manager with companies such as The Coca-Cola Company and AT&T.

Mr. Young’s decision to attend Morgan was not as clear-cut as his wife’s. Quite the athlete in Chambersburg, PA, excelling in football and basketball, he really had two other school preferences in mind. But he happened to travel to Baltimore with a friend and had the opportunity to speak with Morgan’s coach. The coach told him that he would call him within a week. Mr. Young accepted a full football and basketball scholarship at Morgan, figuring that a definite offer was better than waiting on another school to make a decision. When his first college choice called a week thereafter, they were simply too late.

Both Mr. and Dr. Young see Morgan as a large part of their history, family, and lives. Mr. Young said, “I believe in black colleges with all my heart and try to help in any way. I can’t think of a better thing to do with our dollars than make this donation.” He has also helped Morgan by serving as President of the Varsity M Club, a group formed in the 1940s to raise scholarship money for Morgan’s student-athletes. For a decade, he ensured that funds were raised and provided to men and women in football, tennis, track, basketball, and other sports. 

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New Horizons: The Campaign for Morgan State University. We thank all of our currently qualified donors and hope others will soon join the ranks of this group of committed individuals in their support of Morgan State University.

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Dr. Clara I. Adams Mr. and Mrs. William L. Adams Ms. Shirley Marcus Allen The Estate of Mrs. Elizabeth H. Anderson* Dr. Carolyn V. Atkins Dr. Donald M. Bell Mr. Joseph Bennett Mrs. Maybelle Taylor Bennett Mr. Malcolm Bernard Dr. Andrew Billingsley* Mrs. Gordine. Blount Mr. and Mrs. Allen A. Boston Mr. Lloyd D. Bowser, Sr. Dr. Yvonne Bronner Dr. Brenda Scott Brown Mr. Jesse F. Brown Mrs. Joyce A. Brown Ms. Heidi A. Bruce Dr. T. J. Bryan Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Bryant Mr. Wade Bryant Ms. Bessie M. Burney* Dr. Jay C. Chunn* Ms. Rhonda A. Clinton Ms. Shirley E. Conaway Mr. Barton Conner Mr. Ronald K. Craven Ms. Armentha Cruise Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Cryor Mr. William Cunningham Mrs. Anne S. Davis Gen. and Mrs. Arthur T. Dean Dr. Myrtle E.B. Dorsey Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Edmonds Mr. J. Terry Edmonds Dr. Iheanyi Eronini Mr. Dallas R. Evans Mr. Cecil E. Flamer Mr. Tony D. Francis Mr. Wayne R. Frazier, Sr. Dr. Gerald Fritz Mr. Charles Giles, Jr. Mr. James H. Gilliam, Jr.† and Dr. Linda J. Gilliam Mr. and Mrs. James H. Gilliam, Sr. Dr. Patrice Gilliam-Johnson Mr. Henry L. Givens SPRING

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Mrs. Bertha H. Goodman Ms. Julie D. Goodwin* Mr. Earl G. Graves Mr. John J. Griswold, Jr. Dr. Cecil B. Harris Mr. Vander Harris Mr. and Mrs. Bert J. Hash, Jr. Ms. Ethel Henderson* Ms. Cheryl Y. Hitchcock Ms. Jeanne D. Hitchcock Dr. Leslie Holcombe* Dr. Burney J. Hollis Mrs. Marsha E. Holmes* Ms. Sarah Horsey* Mr. Michael C. James Mr. Bickram Janak Mr. and Mrs. Bernard L. Jennings Mr. Larry E. Jennings, Jr. The Honorable Norman E. Johnson Mr. LeMont E. Joyner Mr. and Mrs. Victor Julien Mr. David M. Karangu Ms. Jennifer Kerr Mr. Willie E. Lanier Ms. Catherine Latney* The J. Jacob and Daisy Lee Memorial Fund* Mr. Ronald T. Lemezis Dr. Pamela Mack* Dr. Roland McConnell The Honorable Nathaniel J. McFadden The Honorable George K. McKinney Col. (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 Mrs. Ella M. Moultrie-Harris Dr. William W. Mumby Dr. Eugene H. Newman Mr. William V. Ormond, III Mr. and Mrs. Claude A. Parker, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Patterson* The Estate of Mr. Elmer S. Patterson Dr. Cecil W. Payton* The Estate of Mrs. Melissa S. Perdue* 23

Mr. A. Recardo Perry Drs. Thomas and Esther Pinder Dr. Joseph J. Popovich* Mr. Martin R. Resnick Dr. Earl S. Richardson Ms. Alice J. Roberson Dr. Margaret O. Roberts-Davis Ms. Karen Robertson Dr. T. Joan Robinson Mr. Turhan E. Robinson Ms. Tanya V. Rush Ms. Dorothy Russell* Stephen O. Russell, Esq. Ms. Sharon L. Sanders The Honorable Kurt L. Schmoke Mr. and Mrs. C. “Scotty” Scott Mr. Oscar Sheppard, II Dr. Howard L. Simmons* Dr. Leonard C. Simmons Dr. Daniel T. Henson Skinner The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation Dr. Hilbert D. Stanley The Estate of Mrs. Johnnye Mae Stevenson Dr. and Mrs. Maurice C. Taylor The Estate of Ms. Ruby M. 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. Dr. Wayne L. Varnadore Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. Vollmer Mr. Wilbert L. Walker Dr. Patricia L. Welch* Mr. Carol Whitaker Col. (R) and Mrs. James S. White Mr. and Mrs. Roland J. White Gen. (R) Johnnie E. Wilson Dr. Edmonia Townes Yates* Mr. and Dr. Russell Young † Deceased. *Omitted in previous publication.


WHAT’S IN A NAME? A Glimpse at the Names of Morgan’s Buildings and Facilities

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“The arrival of the black athlete on the national sports scene in the 1940s and 50s goes directly back to Edward P. Hurt. There is not a single black sports figure in the world today who is not in some small way in the debt of Coach Hurt.”

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hen you walk into the lobby of Hurt Gymnasium, a lifesize photo of Edward P. Hurt greets you. He is the legendary coach, teacher and mentor after whom the building is named. Constructed in 1952, Hurt Gymnasium is one of the oldest but sturdiest facilities on campus. The two-story building is the principle facility for instruction in health, physical education and recreation. Hurt Gym has a stone exterior and brown-colored granite decorates its walls. After more than 50 years, the gym is still around, serving everyone from students and staff to faculty and national politicians. Containing approximately 58,000 square feet and a hint of the art deco style, this eclectic building frames the pedestrian north to south campus. After major renovations in the early nineties, a wellness center, a fitness center, a human performance laboratory, gymnasia, offices and classrooms are now housed there. In addition, a NCAA-sized swimming pool is still available to provide student instruction and recreation. The building protects the life and safety of users through the installation of various

“He turned us into men....” — Dr. Josh Culbreath (‘55)

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alarm systems and improved exterior lighting. Windows that were installed through original construction have been replaced with modern energyefficient panes. Both floors of Hurt Gymnasium have shrines to the former coach, who was both loved and feared by his players. Photographs of him and his outstanding players are on display in rooms throughout the building. Trophies and plaques are encased in glass, indented wall shelves. The official cap and jacket he wore as the first Black man to coach a team in preparation for the Olympics, is on display. The collection is second-to none on the historically black campus. Coach Davis helped to develop the shrines, but he gives most of the credit to Dr. Joanne Rodenhauser, Chairperson of the Health and Physical Education Department. Edward P. Hurt came to Morgan in 1929 to teach mathematics and coach athletic teams. He coached basketball, track and field and football. He was later named Director of Athletics, the top position in the sports department. When he came to Morgan, there was no

“Run From There” A Biography of Edward P. Hurt By Herman L. Wade

stadium, no track, no gymnasium and very little equipment. He often had to rent space in locations around the city just to hold practices. Roads and walkways served as a track for runners, and a makeshift football field was marked off on an unused part of the campus. Coach Hurt, with two part-time instructors, produced individual champions and championship teams in spite of these handicaps. To generations of Morgan athletes and students the softspoken, quiet man was noted for his ability to bring out the best in a student or athlete. Dr. Josh Culbreath (‘55), a national and Pan American 100-meter hurdling champion, was proud of the athletic achievements and the skills he honed under the watchful eye of Coach Hurt. But Dr. Culbreath was most impressed with the impact Coach Hurt had on developing the character of him and scores of other athletes. Culbreath’s photo is displayed in the exercise room of Hurt Gym. Contacted recently at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada, he said, “He molded thousands of us. Remember, we were all so inexperienced. He turned us into men and gentlemen.”

The Edward P. Hurt Gymnasium built in 1952, honors professor Edward P. Hurt, teacher, coach and Director of Athletics at Morgan from 1929-1970.

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WHAT’S IN A NAME? The Edward P. Hurt Gymnasium

The Morgan Bears football team, under the leadership of Coach Hurt, owned one of the longest winning streaks in collegiate history, from 1931 to 1938, playing 54 games without a single loss.

Herman L. Wade wrote one of the most poignant statements about the coach in a published biography entitled Run From There. Wade captured the significance of the coach’s decades of work and commitment to Morgan. “The arrival of the black athlete on the national sports scene in the 1940s and 50s goes directly back to Edward P. Hurt. There is not a single black sports figure in the world today who is not in some small way in the debt of Coach Hurt. And to the extent that Hurt helped to break down racial barriers, our entire country owes him a huge debt of gratitude. We are a better nation now because of him.” The Morgan Bears football team, under the leadership of Coach Hurt, owned one of the longest winning streaks in collegiate history, from 1931 to 1938, playing 54 games without a single loss. Morgan basketball teams, Coach Edward P. Hurt receives silver football from former president of the Morgan Alumni Association, Dr. Eugene D. Byrd, on the occasion of his twenty-fifth anniversary at the college, celebrated in 1953.

Although it remains as one of the oldest structures on campus, the Hurt Gymnasium features a modern NCAA-size swimming pool, and a fully equipped Nautilus fitness center, among its many updated amenities.

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which he coached from 1929 to 1947, won four CIAA championships. His record in track and field was no less inspiring. It was in track that Hurt gained most of his fame, producing national sprint champions and relay teams. Hurt trackmen established enviable records in national championship meets, including sprinters in the Pan American Games. In 1941 he was named to the Afro American honor roll for his coaching achievements. And in 1950, Eddy Hurt was named Track and Field Coach of the Year. Coach Hurt received numerous honors during his lifetime. However, one that made him especially proud was presented on February 21, 1952, which marked his 52 birthday. Morgan State College named its new, $1,000,000 gym, the Edward P. Hurt Gymnasium. 


Morgan’s “Mom” Leaves Rich Legacy

Coach Edward P. Hurt and Bea Hurt vacation during the 1950’s.

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kins, “because she wanted to make sure they had mail from home.”

Those Morgan athletes she nurtured over the years include Clarence E. "Bighouse" Gaines, who was named Geraldine Beatrice Reid Hurt, 101, a graduate of the Class an All-American football player and was elected to the of 1931 who was trained as an educator and in home eco- College Basketball Hall of Fame for his long and sucnomics, was the widow of Morgan’s legendary coach Eddie cessful career as coach and athletic director at WinstonSalem State University. Others included running back P. Hurt who died in 1989. Otis Troupe, Roy Cragway; basketball legends such as As the wife of the athletic director and football coach, Mrs. “Rap” Wheatley, Powell Sheffy, “Sugar” Cain, and “Boo” Hurt, who was known by scores of Morgan athletes as Brown; runners like Josh Culbreath, who went on to “Mom” or “Mother Hurt”, she always had a hot meal ready became the athletic director at Morehouse College, in for a homesick athlete, quarters for Atlanta, Bob Tyler, Art Bragg , Sam an occasional call home, a needle and Byron LaBeach, and 1952 Contributions to the Edward and and thread to patch worn socks or Olympics 400-meter gold medallist Beatrice Hurt Scholarship Fund can sew on missing buttons. Years after George Rhoden. be sent to: they graduated from Morgan, former Bea Hurt was a member of the Morgan State University Foundation athletes still continued to visit her. Morgan Women, the Alpha Delta P.O. Box 6426, According to Nina Dobson Hopkins, Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Baltimore, MD 21264-4261 (’78), who is director of the Counsorority. She was also was an avid seling Center at Morgan and a longbridge player and played every Sattime friend of Mrs. Hurt, her big heart extended to ath- urday night with a group known as the Bridgettes. letes of other schools as well. Mrs. Hopkins said that Mrs. Hurt was very health conDuring the time of segregation, a Virginia football team scious and mixed up various ingredients into concoctions was in Baltimore to play Morgan right around Thanks- to cure whatever was ailing her or her friends. “I was giving, but there was no restaurant that would serve them almost afraid to tell her if I didn’t feel well, because she’d food on Thanksgiving Day. “She had her husband go get make up some concoction. She even attributed her them and bring them all to her house for a home-cooked incredible memory to some concoction she took which meal,” Mrs. Hopkins said. had garlic and herbs in it.” Mrs. Hurt told Mrs. Hopkins that she She was a co-founder of the Morgan remembered the days when there University Women (MUW), initially was no running water at the Morgan formed as a group of wives of campus and the only water came Morgan faculty, but eventually from a well. “I was shocked,” said growing to include women who Mrs. Hopkins. worked on campus. The MUW During World War II, Mrs. Hurt found coats for students who used to write 50 to 100 letters a didn’t have any, helped the week to Morgan students who faculty prepare for a lecture, were drafted or enlisted. “She and generally took care of around the did it by herself, not even with a matters  campus. committee,” explained Mrs. Hop28, 2003.

Geraldine Beatrice Reid Hurt (1902–2003)

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Morgan Holds First Legacy Track Meet Event Honors School’s Great Track Legends

Legendary coach Edward P. Hurt with the MSU 1950 Championship Mile Relay Team: Bob Tyler, George Rhoden, Bill Brown and Sam LaBeach.

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organ State University held its the First Annual Legacy Track Meet on Saturday, April 17, 2004 on its new 8-lane Mondo track at Hughes Stadium.

The Legacy Track Meet is held each year to honor all past great track legends, who have made Morgan famous both nationally and internationally.

Second Legacy Track Meet – Third Legacy Track Meet – Fourth Legacy Track Meet – Fifth Legacy Track Meet –

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Because Morgan State University has produced so many past outstanding runners, the university is honoring runners from each decade. For the First Legacy Track Meet, Morgan will honor outstanding runners from 1930 to 1959. After that, the university will honor runners during the following periods:

The first runner from Morgan to bring glory to the school was Dr. George H. Spaulding, head of the Chemistry Department, who placed second in the decathlon at the Penn Relays in 1930. Dr. Spaulding also teamed up with another Morgan great, Russ “Dash Man” Sterling, who brought Morgan its first CIAA Championship in track. Other great trackmen in the 30’s and 40’s were Alfonso Cottman, Ducky Ross and Elmore Pepper Harris.

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High Jumper, Bob Barksdale, front right, with members of the 1958 U.S. Olympic Team.

Herbert Washington, Bobby Gordon, Ed Waters, and Ken Kave, 1954 MSU Relay Team.

The 1951 Morgan Relay Team, comprised of: George Rhoden, Sam LaBeach, Howard Morgan, and John Triplett.

In 1949 history was made when the foursome of Sam LaBeach, Bob Tyler, Bill Brown and George Rhoden broke the Penn Relay record but were disqualified on a trumped-up charge. The group came back in 1950 to break the Penn Relay record that had stood for 56 years. The team continued to win at the prestigious Melrose Games in New York and other track meets throughout the United States. Because of the popularity of this team during that era, many track runners were attracted, and came to Morgan. Art Bragg won the 100yard dash at the Penn Relays in 1952 and 1953. Josh Culbreath won 400-meter hurdles at the Penn Relays in 1953, 1954, and 1955. Bob Barksdale won the High Jump in 1955 and 1956. George Dennis tied with Bob Barksdale in 1955 and won in 1957. Lance Thompson won the Long Jump in 1952. The Flying Four that came after the Historic Four in the mile relay team comprised of Otis “Jet” Johnson, Herman Wade, Jimmy Rogers and Josh Culbreath. This group broke the C.I.A.A. record that was set by the Morgan Historic Four of LaBeach, Tyler, Brown, and Rhoden. During the 1950’s Coach Edward P. Hurt’s freshman mile relay team also won at the Penn Relays. Coach Hurt also had a cadre of sprinters, all capable of running 9’6 seconds and below. Examples of some of these sprinters, in addition to Art Bragg and others mentioned before were: Ken Kane, Dickie Waters, Paul Winder, Herb Washington, Linwood Morton, Bobby Gordon, Byron LaBeach, and many others.

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Bill Brown, anchoring the Morgan Mile Relay Team, at the Penn Relays, 1948.


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A Biography of Edward P. Hurt

The biography of Edward P. Hurt was just published. Hurt's story was written by Herman L. Wade a Morgan alumnus, and one of Hurt's former students. Hurt was an Omega man initiated into Alpha Chapter at Howard University in 1920, and a member of the Morgan College (now Morgan State University) faculty from 1929 to 1970. He was one of the winningest coaches in college football, and one of the first African Americans to coach in the Olympic Games. The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Pi Chapter is selling the book in order to raise money for the Pi Chapter Founder's Memorial Scholarship Fund in Honor of Linwood G. Koger.

The book cost is $20. Please make checks or money orders payable to the "Morgan State University Foundation" in the memo section: "Hurt Biography". Mail to: Morgan State University, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane Attn: Edwin T. Johnson Office of Undergraduate Admission, Montebello Complex #109-D Baltimore, MD 21251 You should receive the book within 10 business days


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Larry Caudle From Troubled Youth to College Mentor and Entrepreneur By Hollis Minor

caught up in his prior behavior as he tried to find his way. A Call From a Higher Source And a New Life at Morgan A friend he was living with invited Larry to be in his upcoming wedding. The wedding party stopped into a church service before the fitting. Larry listened to the minister’s message about becoming “an influential person that people could look up to.” The message stayed with him. arry Caudle spent much of his youth in Hollander Ridge, a public housing project in Baltimore that has a bad reputation. Larry left home and got distracted by street life. After high school he spent a year at Catonsville Community College but fell back into his previous lifestyle and consequently did not do well.

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Back in Baltimore, one day he passed an acquaintance who happened to tell him about the TV show Homicide: Life on the Street, which often hired locals. She suggested that he send in a resume. Homicide called and offered him a part on the show. It reenergized his ambitions and he began putting all his effort into his portfolio and into attending auditions. The role on Homicide led to other parts on stage and in movies, including: The Corner, Prison Song, The Replacements, and Along Came a Spider. He also started dancing and choreographing. He enjoyed the work but once again got

He believes the church changed his life forever. At an altar call he told the minister about his life. That minister was Edwin Johnson, also the Director of Admissions and Recruitment at Morgan State University. The very next day, Larry went to Morgan, where Mr. Johnson helped him with his application and financial aid. In 2001, Larry began taking classes at Morgan. Larry Starts to Help Others In 2002, Mr. Johnson told Larry that if he could keep a “C” average, the college would pay for his housing. Larry did and today lives in Rawlings Hall at Morgan, where he is now a social work major. Once at Morgan, Larry became involved in an array of activities to help others. He first became deeply involved in a tutoring program called Brother-2Brother. With the permission of Morgan’s community service director, Larry and his friend planned the entire

male mentoring program for kids that are troubled. Larry also started the ABC Fashion Modeling Club, and numerous other programs at Morgan. In the process, he has collected an admirable list of accolades, including the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office, Outstanding Community Service Award, Morgan’s Outstanding Counselor Award and a Mentors of Maryland Award for his work with Brother-2-Brother. When asked about getting involved in so many different activities, Larry said, “I want everyone to get to know me, the new Larry, not the old one.” A Budding Entrepreneur Currently, he also works with several friends at Morgan in an entrepreneurial effort called Kalisthiniks Clothing Company. Schoolmates Tim Cayson, Wayne Lacy, and Artemis Edington founded the company. Larry assists with the marketing for the company. The New Larry Larry’s life is very different than it was just a few years ago. He could have gone the other way, but he changed his life for the better. He has become one of those “influential persons that people could look up to” that he heard about in church. He intends to continue his work for Kalisthiniks while completing his degree. Larry says his ultimate goal is to open a youth center. 

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chapter. For many years, she has served on the chapter’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Committee. Cooke is a member of the Reunion Planning Committee for the Morgan State Class of 1964. She also supports MSU by recommending high school graduates as applicants for admission, and assists those accepted students in their search for financial aid. She and her husband have supported the Morgan Christian/Interfaith Center and the University’s Capital Campaign. Cooke is one of the few females to participate in Morgan’s annual Golf Tournament. Mrs. Delores Couser Cooke, Esquire, ’64, is committed to empowering African American youth through education and mentoring. For forty years, she has dedicated her life to enhancing the lives of young people in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Currently, Cooke is a Staff Associate with the Baltimore City Public School System. Yet, her passion to uplift students

goes well beyond the classroom and guidance counselor’s office. She has made it her civic duty to counsel youth on achieving their goals, getting an education, and identifying financial resources for higher education. Because she wanted to do more as an advocate for child welfare, Cooke was inspired to attend law school. She received the Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1987. She has worked as a Special Assistant City Solicitor for Baltimore City. In this capacity, she represented the Superintendent of Schools at administrative hearings and in cases involving Children In Need of Supervision. Cooke is a Golden Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, and a charter member of the Baltimore County Alumnae Chapter. Cooke has been recognized for her service to the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, an organization that provides pro bono assistance to clients who cannot pay legal fees.

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dgar Amos Johnson graduated from Morgan State College in 1970 with a B.S. degree in Physical Education, and in 1975 he received a M.S. in Recreation Administration and Supervision. Mr. Johnson currently serves as the U.S. Virgin Islands Desk Officer and works for the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Insular Affairs. He works closely with Dr. Donna ChristianChristensen, the U.S. Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress and Governor Charles Turnbull to resolve issues with federal agencies and promote economic, social ,and political development in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He has served on several task forces to address both economic revitalization and to transfer Water Island from federal

ownership to the local government. Johnson received an award of appreciation from former Governor Roy Schneider for his work on the Water Island transfer. Former Secretary of the Interior Manuel Lujuan honored him with a Points of Light Award for his Outstanding Volunteer Contribution to the Columbia Basketball Association, where he served as both a coach and commissioner for nine years. He was a President of the Department of the Interior Chapter of Blacks In Government for five years. Johnson is a Life Member with the MSU National Alumni Association. He is the immediate past President of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area

Chapter of the National Alumni Association. He was a founder and first President of the Howard County Alumni Chapter, and served as the 1ST VicePresident of the National Alumni Association. Johnson is a 1988 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from NAFEO (the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education). Along with his family, he initiated, through the Morgan State University Foundation, the Rev. Charles A. Johnson Scholarship Fund in honor of his grandfather, a 1902 graduate and a mathematics professor from 1902-1920. Johnson joined Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. in 1969 and was elected the 13th Grand Polaris in 1978. He has served on the fraternity’s Board of Directors for twelve years. Continued on page 33

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native of Baltimore, Dr. Cooke has been employed in the city public school system since 1964, following graduation from MSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. After earning a Master’s in education from The Johns Hopkins University, Cooke worked as a guidance counselor for more than 20 years. As a teacher and guidance counselor, Cooke saw first-hand many of the challenges facing students in the classroom, in the community, and in their family lives. Cooke and her husband, Ralph, also an MSU graduate, are Life Members of the Morgan State University National Alumni Association and active members of the Howard L. Cornish Chapter. She has served as Treasurer for the past four years. Cooke has received several awards and recognitions for her contributions to the

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s my term comes to an end as president of this fine organization, let me take this opportunity to thank you for your confidence and support over the past three years. Regrettably, I have decided not to seek another term because of other pressing responsibilities. During my tenure, I have seen the growth that the National Alumni Association has experienced, and my involvement has been most rewarding. Even though I will not be at the helm, I will continue to serve as an active member of the Board. I will inevitably cherish the many relationships that I have established with the administration at Morgan, our alumni, students, and parents—all working together for a better Morgan State University. As I lay down my gavel, I have vowed to forever be a beacon of light for my alma mater. It is my hope that each and every one of you will continue to be involved or become involved, both vocally during our legislative battles, and financially during these times of budget constraints. We must continuously work on behalf of Morgan State University to insure its stability, growth and prosperity so that it may provide our students with the best education and facilities possible. They deserve nothing less. May we forever carry the torch for Fair Morgan. Sincerely,

Stephen O. Russell, Esq. President

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his year the Los Angeles, CA chapter will receive special recognition as “Chapter of the Year.” The west coast alums have been working diligently to serve their city, their state and to serve Morgan. The Los Angeles Alumni donated a total of $10,000 in the years 2002 and 2003 to the Morgan State University Foundation for scholarships. Since the 1970’s, they have consistently given scholarship aid to Morgan State students who live in the southern California area. Los Angeles alumni have contributed financially to the college’s Alumni House renovation project on campus; it works closely with the engineering school and keeps in close contact with the admissions office while seeking applicants to MSU. The LA Chapter attends the National Alumni meetings in May and participates in activities during Homecoming week-

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end. The group also has it own chapter programs. It held its major fundraiser in July 2003, a FantaSea Luxury Yacht Party Cruise, a Christmas toy drive for foster and group home children, and it distributed turkey meal certificates to needy families during the Thanksgiving holiday. Approximately twenty five percent of the financial members of the Los Angeles Chapter are Life Members of the National Alumni Association. The chapter sponsors Alumni Day advertisement and its president participates in national activities regularly. It’s other noteworthy accomplishments include the following: Active member of Inter Alumni Council of Los Angeles, California; provides tutoring for high school students and is involved in community Black College Fairs and general college fairs throughout the Los Angeles area.

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lthough the $25 million New Horizons Capital Campaign has almost reached its goal, the hope is that alumni giving will continue its momentum. The plan to have Road Shows throughout the country, as a way to take Morgan to the alumni, has been successful. The 2003 Whitney Young Classic at the Meadowlands was the site of the first campaign Road Show. A Pre-Game Celebration party was held for alumni who came from across the country for the big football weekend. Alumni were treated to a performance by Morgan’s award-winning cheerleading squad, had the pleasure of meeting the football coaches, and were invited to dance to the music of an outstanding DJ. Everyone received a pom-pom to help cheer the team on game day. By the end of the evening, several alumni had made donations and pledges to Morgan. The home of Calvin and Tina Tyler in Alpharetta, GA was the next Road Show stop. The Tylers graciously hosted the event in their home, and in spite of the rain, the event was well attended. Dr. Richardson spoke to alumni about Morgan’s progress and the need for continued alumni support. One of the goals of this Road Show was to help renew the South Atlantic Alumni Chapter. The chapter president, Mr. Don Lindsay was successful in collecting information from alumni, which will help in his efforts. The 2004 MEAC Tournament in Richmond, VA was the most recent stop on the tour. The Road Show was held at a local restaurant, Mr. Bojangles, owned by a Morgan alumnus, Neverett Eggleston, ’82. Eggleston has several businesses in Richmond. Guests dined on a scrumptious meal, which Eggleston is noted for in his hometown. He provided music by an outstanding jazz combo and a beautiful ice carving that read “MSU.” The MSU Foundation and National Alumni Association co-hosted the event. Road Shows are going to continue, with stops planned for Washington, DC and San Jose, CA. The goal is to reach as many Morgan alumni as possible. If you are interested in hosting a Road Show in your area, please contact Cheryl Hitchcock, Director of Development, at 443-885-3040 or Joyce Brown, Director of Alumni Relations, at 443885-3015.


MORGAN ALUMNI HONORED DURING 2004 NAFEO CONFERENCE The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) held its 29th Annual Conference on Blacks in Higher Education on Saturday, March 6, 2004 at the Wardman Park Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC. Each year, member institutions are given the opportunity to recognize their alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers as well as the contributions they have made to their alma maters. Our honorees this year were: Mr. Charles E. Brown II, ’66; Mrs. Diane McPhail, ’77 and Delegate Nathaniel Oaks ’74. Each honoree was presented with NAFEO’s 2004 Distinguished Alumni Citation.

At the Fullwood Foundation’s, Inc. 16th Annual Benefit and Recognition Breakfast, Dr. Earl S. Richardson was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work, leadership and commitment to Morgan. He was recognized for developing an all-encompassing strategy for strengthening academic programs, improving fiscal management, stabilizing student enrollment, accelerating fund-raising efforts and renovating the university’s physical plant. As a result of his resourceful leadership, Morgan has experienced phenomenal growth and improvement over the last decade.

Dr. Earl S. Richardson receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Fullwood Foundation’s, Inc.16th Annual Benefit and Recognition Breakfast.

(Left-to-Right): Dr. Earl Richardson, Charles Brown II, and Diane McPhail. Delegate Nathaniel Oaks was not available for this photograph.

DR. VASHTI MCKENZIE IS GUEST SPEAKER OF THE 2004 MSU COMMENCEMENT On Sunday, May 16, 2004, Morgan will celebrate its 128th graduation with Reverend Dr. Vashti McKenzie serving as the commencement speaker. She was the first woman to pastor at Payne Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland. On July 11, 2000, the AME Church elected her its first female bishop in its 213-year history. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the W.A.C. Hughes Stadium. All attendees are urged to be seated by 9:45 a.m.

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MSUNAA DONATES $20,000 FOR SCHOLARSHIPS The Morgan State University National Alumni Association recently donated $20,000 to the Morgan State University Foundation for scholarships. Last year alone, there were over 400 students who had to leave the university because of their inability to pay the necessary fees to remain in school. Because of the rising cost of tuition, the number of students in the same situation is expected to increase. The National Alumni Association realizes the importance of supporting our young people through these tough times of financial constraints. The substantial donation was possible because of those alumni who pay their annual dues and participate in our Life Membership Program. We encourage all of our alumni to help us to continue to provide our students with much needed scholarship assistance by becoming a member of the alumni association.

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Dr. Richardson received NAFEO’s Presidential Leadership Award for his “inspiring leadership achievements, and contributions to Higher Education. This award was given during NAFEO’s 29th National Conference held on March 6, 2004 at the Marriott Wardman Hotel in Washington, D.C..

DR. EARL S. RICHARDSON RECEIVES THE FULLWOOD FOUNDATION LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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THE HONORABLE JUDE JOAN BAYNEUM, ’69, Fulton County, Georgia, has announced she will seek election to the Superior Court. As a 20-year veteran of the bench, and as Chief Magistrate Judge of the largest county in the state of Georgia, she has presided over thousands of criminal and civil cases. HERMAN L. CANNON, ’60, was inducted into the Washington, DC Coaches Association 2001 Hall of Fame. While at Morgan State University, Cannon played basketball, softball and football. He also received the Outstanding Fast Pitcher Award at Morgan State. He coached boys and girls cross country and track for 16 years, girls outdoor track for 15 years, and boys varsity basketball for 12 years in Washington, DC. USA Today ranked his basketball team number 11 nationally in 1976. He was named the DC Coaches Association All-Star Head Coach, WTOP-TV “Topper Award” Outstanding Coach, WRCTV News Center 4 Dream Team Outstanding Coach, McDonald’s Classic Metro All-Stars High School Basketball Coach, and McDonald’s Classic All-American High School Basketball Coach. He is also a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. MICHAEL A. CASSELL, ’68, CRB, CRS, GRI, CRA, was recently elected Chairman and CEO of the Maryland Real Estate Commission. As Chairman, Cassell is responsible for overseeing and regulating the State’s 36,000+ real estate brokers and agents. Cassell is also Chairman of the Commission’s

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Legislative Committee and previously served two terms as Vice Chairman, as well as Chairman of the Education Committee. He is the broker, and owner of Creative Real Estate Services, Inc., which is a full service company that specializes in sales in Baltimore and Howard Counties and prime areas of Baltimore City. He is also owner and president of Express Appraisal Services, Inc. and is one of the less than 75 appraisers in the state that are qualified to appraise for both the FHA/HUD as well as the VA. He is the President of the Maryland Chapter of the National Society of Appraisers, the owner of Proficient Home Improvement Co. and is also a Certified Home Inspector. DR. EVELYN CASTRO, ’69, has been appointed Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Education at Medgar Evers College in New York. Previously, she was vice president of the Leadership Academy at the New York City Department of Education. In addition to her degree from Morgan, Dr. Castro holds a master’s from Bank Street College, and an Ed.M. and doctorate, both from Columbia University. L. Diane Banks Campbell, ’69 was named Dean of Student and Academic Services for Mercer County Community College. In this position, she will provide leadership for Academic Services, Transfer, Counseling and Career Services, the Education Opportunity Fund (EOF), Retention Services, International Student Services, Student Support Services, Special Services, Athletics, Student Activities and The Virtual Campus. She is also an associate professor, teaching psychology courses in both the traditional and the Internet format. Campbell is a Kellogg Fellow. She served on the Board of Ecclesia

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and received the Community Service Award in 2001. VANESSA CHAPELL-LEE, ’81, has recently been appointed as Deputy Director for Programs at the Department of Human Services for the District of Columbia. She serves as the primary advisor to the director and senior staff on program administration concerns, and is responsible for the development and administration of an effective infrastructure program throughout the Department’s program areas. DR. VASILY C. CATEFORIS, ’61, has retired as chair of the mathematics department at SUNY Potsdam, after 16 years. In recognition of his 29 years of successful teaching at SUNY, Dr. Cateforis was promoted to the rank of Distinguished Teaching Professor (a rank above that of Professor); he was also given the President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Service. DR. MYRTLE B. DORSEY, ’74 & ’77, chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College, has been appointed to the Commission on Academic, Student and Community Development of the American Association of Community Colleges. MICHAEL DRAY TON, ’93 & ’02, was recently promoted to Senior Business Analyst with CitiGroup Corporate Investment Bank in Dublin, Ireland. He will join the operations management team responsible for the outsource treasury management services of CitiGroup’s corporate clients in Europe. He was formerly Project Manager of Training for CitiGroup’s CitiFinancial North America.


EDWARD B. JOLLEY, JR., ’85, was recently named vice president for financial affairs at Saint Paul’s College. In this position, he provides senior executive leadership in the areas of financial accounting, human resources, physical plant, purchasing, auxiliary management, and student financial services. He has been in higher education administration since 1991. He served as Vice President for Finance and Business at Norfolk State University, Controller/Assistant Treasurer at Eastern Michigan University and Assistant Vice President for Finance at Morgan State University.

CASTELL O. STEWART, ’47, one of the eight living original members of the 555th Parachute Infantry Test Platoon, attended the unveiling of a monument in their honor at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Four of the eight members were able to attend the February 8, 2004 affair. CHEVELL THOMAS, ’91, Health Insurance Specialist with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was a finalist for the Call to Service Medal. This award recognizes the nominee who has made a significant contribution to the country as a recent entrant to the federal workforce. DR. SCOTT WILLIAMS, ’64, is one of two founders of Black and Third World Mathematicians, the first African American Mathematics Society, which in 1971 became The National Association of Mathematicians (NAM). He has served on the Editorial Board of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society, the Advisory Board for the Summer Conferences on Topology and Applications. He is a regular columnist and graphics images editor with the worldwide web journal Topology Atlas, and presently serves as Editor of the National Association of Mathematics.

BETT Y P. LEE, ’78 & ’87, recently retired from the Baltimore City Public School system after 25 years of service.

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William D. Barnes, Jr., ‘51, DOD: 11/15/03 Geraldine Blackwell, ‘53, DOD: 10/29/03 Samuel L. Briggs, Sr., ‘50, DOD: 12/05/03 Thomas M. Bryant, ‘63, DOD: 11/18/03 Donald K. Burdick, ‘72, DOD: 08/13/03 Mary E. Butler, ‘63, 11/28/03 Vonzella Caldwell, ‘64, DOD: 12/20/02 Mac A. Cheeks, ‘64, DOD: 11/17/02 Edward M. Conway, ‘61, DOD: 12/31/02 McKinley Crews, ‘57, DOD: 10/03/03 Lt. Joseph L. Cromwell, (Ret. Staff) DOD: 12/31/03 Lillian H. Dantley, ‘49, DOD: 03/27/03 Richard H. Deshields, ‘77, DOD: 01/15/03 Phyllis Cartwright Diehl, ‘70, DOD: 11/13/03 Robert P. Diggs, DOD: 01/08/04 (Professor) Collen Dupree, ‘56, DOD: 12/24/03 Emma T. Estep, ‘49, DOD: Unknown Charles L. Fisher, Jr. ‘75, DOD: 09/17/02 Reginald L. Fletcher, ‘85, DOD: 1/13/04 Carl T. Fowler, ‘54, DOD: 01/15/04 Mattie T. Gardner, ‘35, DOD: 02/26/04 Clara P. Graves, ‘39, DOD: 09/09/02 Samuel L. Green, DOD: 2/3/04 (Professor Emeritus) Everett Griner, ‘54, DOD: 12/07/03 Lorenzo Hardy, III, (Student) DOD: 10/04/03 Dr. Margie E. Harvey, ‘39, DOD: 11/25/03 Brenda L. Henderson, ‘65, DOD: 02/05/03 Beatrice G. “Mom” Hurt, ‘31, DOD: 12/28/03 Mary L. Jackson, ‘71, DOD: 10/31/03 Jennie M. Jenkins, ‘36, DOD: 12/30/03 Anthony N. Johns, Jr., DOD: 11/28/03 (Ret. Staff) Wilma Burnette Kerr, ‘52, DOD: 01/05/04 Jacqueline Lanier, ‘76, DOD: 10/08/03 Nicholas E. Leakins, ‘’43, DOD: 09/14/03 John L. Lee, ‘52, DOD: 09/01/03 Clara V. Miller, ‘41, DOD: 07/01/01 William H. Muse, ‘66. DOD: 06/26/03 Betty J. Jackson Parks, ‘72, DOD: 01/01/01 Robert M. Powell, ‘54, DOD: 12/07/03 Norman B. Purnell, ‘62, DOD: Unknown Howard D. Rawlings, ‘69, DOD: 1/16/04 Howard P. Rawlings, ‘58, DOD: 11/14/03 Wilfred M. Seaborne, ‘48, DOD: 10/31/03 Joseph A. Sims, ‘51, DOD: 01/03/04 Donald P. Sullivan, ‘84, DOD: 02/16/04 Joseph P. Surges, ‘76, DOD: 12/05/03 Ruby M. Taylor, ‘40, DOD: 10/24/03 Luther A. Thomas, ‘45, DOD: 10/20/03 Annie P. Chapman Williams, DOD: 2/11/04 (Staff) John P. Wilson, ‘55, DOD: 01/09/04

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KHALILAH HARRIS ’98, serves as Director of Advancement and conceived the idea for the Baltimore Freedom Academy. While working in a law-related program at two of the city’s neighborhood high schools, she dreamed of an independent school that would prepare students for college, teach them to care about their communities and enable them to use the law for their betterment.

BEVERLY Y. SMITH, ’80, is preparing for her second trip to Africa in June 2004, where she will be involved in geographical studies in Senegal and Gambia.

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NECROLOGY WAVIE GIBSON JR., PH.D., ’65, recently retired from Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD. Dr. Gibson joined the University in 1977 and taught courses devoted to modern language. The Eufaula, AL, native was appointed Director of Developmental Studies at Salisbury University in 1984 and was instrumental in founding the university’s annual Eastern Shore Writing Project Summer Institute, which still continues.


Chapter & ClassNews CLASS OF 1953 The Class of 1953 gave a total contribution of $16,000 to the MSU Foundation for 2003.

CLASS OF 1954 PLANNING 50TH CLASS REUNION The Class of 1954 is making final plans for its 50th Anniversary celebration. The planning committee has worked tirelessly to plan a weekend of entertaining, exciting, and memorable activities for class members and guests. Arrangements have been made with the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel, located in the heart of the Towson business district, to house classmates and guests. Highlights of the reunion activities include a “Get Acquainted Social” at the Sheraton Hotel on Friday evening, May 14, attendance at the 64th Annual Alumni Awards-Class Reunion Luncheon in the Alice Parham Ballroom, McKeldin Center, on Saturday, May 15, and a tour of the campus. We will conclude our day’s activities by attending Toby’s Dinner Theatre in Columbia, Maryland to see the Broadway production of “Cats.” On Sunday, May 16, we will don our caps and gowns to participate in the Commencement exercises at 10:00 a.m. in Hughes Stadium. Our reunion weekend will conclude on Sunday afternoon with a brunch and closing meeting in the newly renovated Alumni House.

CLASS OF 1959 Let’s take a minute to reminisce about our days at Morgan... Do you remember the Memorial Refectory where we dined and danced on Saturday night, Soper Library where we learned that life without books is death, the Christian Center where we found that nothing exists without divine guidance, Tubman House, Baldwin Hall, and Banneker Hall where sleep soothed our weary limbs?

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Those were very important days in our lives. The Class of 1959 is a special class. It is comprised of high achievers in education, business, civic and military leadership, and the arts. To celebrate our successes, and to encourage future generations, please plan to join us at the 64th Alumni Day Awards and Recognition Luncheon on Saturday, May 15, 2004 at the Alice Parham Ballroom, McKeldin Center. During the affair, we will present a check which reflects our appreciation for the role Morgan played in shaping our friendships and our lives. If you have not made your donation, please respond today with your check, made payable to the “Morgan State University Foundation, Inc., and be sure to write “Class of 1959” on the memo line. Following the festivities on campus, we will also have a special event for our class to rekindle acquaintances, to acknowledge our blessings from God, and to celebrate our lives, friendships and accomplishments.

CLASS OF 1994 Leandra Ollie, Class Agent, is planning a special gathering for her class in the New Murphy Fine Arts Center, following the Alumni Reunion Luncheon. For further information, please call the Office of Alumni Relations.

HOWARD Cornish CHAPTER HOSTS ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL KING SCHOLARSHIP BREAKFAST The Howard Cornish Chapter celebrated its 19th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast on January 3, 2004. Eight hundred attendees were there to give support and to hear the dynamic speaker, Peter C. Harvey, Esquire, the first African American Attorney General for the state of New Jersey. The theme was “Help to Build the Dream.” The breakfast was held at Martin’s West on Dogwood Road, Baltimore, MD. The chapter awarded 10

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scholarships to deserving students to help with their matriculation at Morgan State University. Additional scholarships will be awarded during the course of the year.

CORRECTION - HOWARD COUNTY ALUMNI CHAPTER In the Fall 2003 addition of the Alumni News, The Howard County Chapter activities were inadvertently reported as the Howard Cornish Chapter activities. The following were the Howard County Chapter activities for 2003: • Scholarship Reception for Howard County residents attending MSU • New freshman - $1,000 • New freshman - $ 750 • 3 continuing students - $750 each • Establishment of an Annual Giving Campaign • Donation of $500 to Coach Hill’s Football Camp • Donation of $250 to local church during Thanksgiving Meeting dates are the first Monday of each month.

ALUMNI DAY 2004 This year, all classes ending with “4” or “9” will celebrate their reunion year. Our business meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 15, 2004 in the Alumni House with President Richardson giving his annual update on the “State of the University.” The Class of 1954 will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary and will also be participating in the Commencement Exercises on Sunday. The 64th Annual Alumni Awards and Recognition Luncheon will be held in the McKeldin Center, beginning with a reception at 12:00 noon followed by the luncheon at 1:00 p.m. We encourage you to come out and spend some quality time with you classmates.


Morgan State University Alumni Hall of Fame Introduction and Purpose

Criteria for Induction

Morgan State University’s Alumni Hall of Fame has been established to provide a special place of permanent recognition on campus for those alumni, honorary degree recipients and honorary alumni, designated by the Morgan State University National Alumni Association, who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding contributions to the university, their profession and society.

Induction into the Hall of Fame is open to eligible individuals who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments or achievements which have effected a recognizably enduring positive impact on the university.

Selection Criteria for Graduates

Selection Criteria for Non-Graduates

• Must have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree.

• Must have successfully matriculated for at least one semester at Morgan State University, received an honorary degree or has been designated honorary alumnus by the Morgan State University National Alumni Association.

• Must have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments or achievements which have effected a recognizably enduring positive impact on the university. • Must have engaged in endeavors to benefit others. • Must be a current, dues paying member of the Morgan State University National Alumni Association or a life member. The same is true of the nominator, if a Morgan graduate. • May have been inducted into other Morgan State University Halls of Fame. • May be recommended posthumously. • May have made a significant financial contribution to Morgan State University, the MSU Foundation or the MSU National Alumni Association.

• Must have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments or achievements which have effected a recognizably enduring positive impact on the university. • Must have engaged in endeavors to benefit others. • May have been inducted into other Morgan State University Halls of Fame. • May be recommended posthumously. • May have made a significant financial contribution to Morgan State University, the MSU Foundation, or the MSU National Alumni Association.

Site and Induction: The induction ceremony will be held in conjunction with Morgan’s Annual Gala. The induction will be held Friday, October 25, 2002. A permanent display of honorees will be housed in the Morgan Alumni House on campus. The Morgan Alumni Hall of Fame will not supplant the existing departmental Halls of Fame currently in existence, nor should it discourage other departments or organizations from establishing their own means of recognition in the future.

Nomination Form

✂ To nominate someone for the Morgan State University Alumni Hall of Fame, please complete the form below and return no later than Friday, June 25, 2004 to: Morgan State University Alumni Hall of Fame, Office of Alumni Relations, Alumni House, Morgan State University, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251 Nominee: Title

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Are You (The Nominator) A Morgan University Graduate: Yes ❑ No ❑ Note: The nominee, if not deceased, must be a current member of the Morgan State University National Alumni Association. The nominator, if a Morgan graduate, must also be a member. The yearly fee of $25, or $400 for a life membership, may be submitted with this nomination form.

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• Must have earned the degree at least 10 years before nomination.

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FLETCHER PUBLISHES HISTORY ON BLACK BANKS

Black Gold - A Historical and Locational Appraisal of Commercial Banking in the United States by Blacks from 1770 - 2003 not only covers the history of black financial

institutions, but also their role in the black community and how their locations in the country have factored in their success and failures. “The purpose for writing this book was to present the knowledge of the banking financial support systems for black economic development that exists in this country. This knowledge can help breach the final barriers and provide blacks with information about banking in the financial age,” Dr. Fletcher said. Black Gold began as a dissertation work that Dr. Fletcher completed while earning a PH.D. in Operations Systems and Economics for Public Decision Making. He was awarded the degree in May 1984 from The Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering. This is believed to be the first book published on the history of black financial institutions from the geographic location perspective. The book can be purchased for $29.95 by contacting Dr. Fletcher at: cfletcher01@comcast.net.

BEARS ADD SECOND CLASSIC TO THE 2004 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Head Football Coach Donald Hill has announced that Morgan State University will play San Jose State University in the Martin Luther King Classic on September 18, 2004 in San Jose, California. ESPN Cable Network will broadcast the game live. The following week, Morgan will travel back to the New Jersey Meadowlands and Giant Stadium to play in the Whitney Young Classic against Hampton University. “These two outstanding classics will give our program and the University the kind of exposure to boost student recruitment,” says Coach Don Hill.

MARSHALL FUND HONORS MORGAN OFFICERS

MSUNAA OFFERS NEW LICENSE PLATES

The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund held its 5th Annual Member School Professional Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on March 7-10, 2004. Each year, presidents of the 45 member TMSF schools are asked to nominate candidates from their institutions who have been outstanding in their professional work. A selection committee reviews nominations and selects individuals for special recognition. Ms. Cheryl Y. Hitchcock received the Development Officers Award and Mrs. Joyce A. Brown received the Alumni Affairs Directors Award. They each were presented with a commissioned picture entitled “Strive, Strive, Strive” and a $100 gift certificate for framing.

The National Alumni Association is taking names for our new license plates. Before the initial order can be placed, we have to have a total of 100 people to sign up. If you currently have MSU tags, you will not be able to keep your same number. Please call the Alumni Relations Office to sign up for your new MSU Alumni tags.

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On October 22, 2003, the Office of Alumni Relations moved back into the Alumni House after being out of the facility for nearly two years. The building is 99% completed. Those who have had an opportunity to visit the facility feel the warmth of a home atmosphere and marvel at the ambiance of this mini-conference center on the campus of Morgan State University. If you are in the Baltimore area, we encourage you to stop by and visit our newly renovated facilities.

Dr. Charles F. Fletcher, Jr., ’70, assistant provost for Technology and Information Systems (CTO) Delaware State University and mathematics/physics graduate of Morgan, has authored a book that chronicles the history of commercial banking in the United States by African Americans from 1770 to 2003.

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Hughes Stadium Murphy Fine Arts Center Murphy Fine Arts Center Murphy Fine Arts Center San Jose, CA Murphy Fine Arts Center Meadowlands, NJ

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Distracted Driving Will Cost You More Than Your Last Cellular Phone Bill.

In Maryland, inattentive driving is defined as the failure to devote full time and attention to driving, either because of a distraction or as a result of drowsiness.

Studies show that mental distractions are as much of a concern as physical distractions. Not paying attention is the number one contributor to the majority of crashes.

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MORGAN M A G A Z I N E Morgan Choir Named AMERICA’S BEST COLLEGE CHOIR by Reader’s Digest Magazine 2004 Choir Tours St. Petersburg, Russia p...