April 3 2016 ocean beat

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Ocean Beat A PR IL 201 6

The Official Publication of the Texas Southern University Ocean of Soul Alumni Chapter

Texas Southern University Ocean of Soul Marching Band

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Texas Southern University Ocean of Soul Alumni Chapter Officers Garnet Foster President Joselyn Coats V. P. of Membership Kevin Jernigan Treasurer Pamela Scott Recording Secretary

Texas Southern University National Alumni Association Ocean of Soul Chapter

Cynthia Gardner Corresponding Secretary


Leonard Faniuel Sergeant At Arms


Donald Greer Parliamentarian Khary Boykins Financial Secretary Donald Black Communications If you want to submit information to the TSUOOSAC Newsletter, please email information to: Oceanalumni@gmail.com or mail to: Texas Southern University National Alumni Association Ocean of Soul Chapter P.O. Box 88155 Houston , Texas 77288

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COVER PHOTO & BACK PHOTO Texas Southern University Ocean of Soul Marching Band performing at the 2016 NCAA Final Four at NRG Stadium in Houston Courtesy of Bespoke Images

UNIVERSITY NEWS Former Regent to become Mayor of DeSoto Former Texas Southern University Board of Regent Curtistene McCowan will become the 21st mayor of DeSoto in May when she runs unopposed for the mayoral seat in the city. She will make history by being the first female in the role of mayor in Desoto. With a school named after her in Glenn Heights, Curtistene S. McCowan Middle School, she has been on the DeSoto City Council since May 2012 and has served two years as Mayor Pro Tem. Since June 2014, McCowan has also served as Chair of the City Council’s Audit & Finance Committee and from 2006-2012 she served on the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors, serving as president for over four years.

Mayor Curtistene McGowan

McCowan faithfully and dutifully served the Texas Southern University Board of Regents from October 2007 through February 2009 and during her reappointment in March 2009 through February 2015. She served as the Chair of Development and Legislative Affairs Committee, Chair of the Administration and Finance Committee, Second Vice Chair of the Executive Committee; and as a member of the Audit, Academic Affairs, Research and Student Life, Personnel and Litigation, Ad Hoc-Bylaws and Policy, and Ad Hoc-President’s Evaluation Committees during her tenure on the Board

TSU grad named Duncanville ISD Superintendent DUNCANVILLE—The Duncanville Independent School District (DISD) has named Dr. Marc Smith as the school district’s new superintendent. Dr. Smith earned his bachelor’s degree in Human Performance from Texas Southern University. According to Lari Barager, Director of External Communications for the Duncanville Independent School District Dr. Smith’s official first day on the job will be Monday, April 4, 2916. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Smith was the superintendent in Marshall Independent School District since March 2012. With Dr. Smith leading Marshall ISD the district achieved a "Met Standard” accountability rating the past two years from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). In May 2015, Dr. Smith led Marshall ISD through a successful $109.210 million bond election project, the first successful bond election for the school district in nearly 30 years.

Dr. Marc Smith

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Texas Southern University “Ocean of Soul” Alumni Chapter Bowling Social at The Main Event

Texas Southern University Alumni Association Co - Chapter Spring Social at Scrappy Browns

In Memoriam

Micca Amos Bailey Flag Corps 1994—1996 Tau Beta Sigma Sorority —Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

OCEAN CALENDAR APRIL 2016 April 1 Reese’s Final Four Friday College All Star Game | NRG Stadium Houston, Texas April 2 NCAA Final Four Performance | NRG Stadium Houston, Texas April 4 NCAA Final Four Performance | NRG Stadium Houston, Texas April 7 Honors Day | TSU H&PE Arena – TSU Campus Houston, Texas April 8 Spring Band Concert | Sawyer Auditorium - TSU Campus Houston, Texas April 9 Recruitment Event Washington - Marion High School | Lake Charles, LA April 12 Recruitment Event Calloway High School | Jackson, MS April 13 Belaire High School | Baton Rouge, LA April 15 West Jefferson High School & Carver High School | New Orleans, LA

TSU SPORTS Congratulations to the Texas Southern University Men’s and Women’s Tiger Basketball Teams for an Outstanding Season !

Go Tigers !

OCEAN SPOTLIGHT Ocean Alumnae Dorothy Cook-Lastice

“Ocean 1986”

Will be a featured vocalist at “Dancing in the Street “ Motown & More Revue Memorial Day Weekend at Miller Outdoor Theater

Let’s support our Ocean Alumni and the Arts


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