Ocean Beat O C TO B E R 2 0 1 5
The Official Publication of the Texas Southern University Ocean of Soul Alumni Chapter
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 Cynthia Gardner Corresponding Secretary Leonard Faniuel Sergeant At Arms Donald Greer Parliamentarian Khary Boykins Financial Secretary
Congratulations to Bruce Freeman on being named Texas Southern University Ocean of Soul Alumni Chapter Outstanding Chapter Member of the Year.
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
The Ocean of Soul performing at the Texas Southern v. Alabama State game. Cover Photo Courtesy of National Show Band Association
OCEAN ALUMNI NEWS
Texas Southern University's Homecoming game against Southern University is one of the biggest SWAC match ups of the season! Attend the game to support our TSU Tiger football team. Show your school spirit by wearing Maroon and Gray. Alumni t-shirts are available for as low as $5. Call 713-313-1361.
ALUMNI ACTIVITIES Old-School vs. New School GAME NIGHT Wednesday, October 21 – 6:00 p.m. – SSLC Bowling Alley/Game Room
14th Annual Tiger Paw Golf Classic – Tigers in the NFL will participate. Go to https://tsu.thankyou4caring.org/2015tigerpaw to register. Thursday, October 22 – 8:00 a.m. – Southwyck Golf Club
Welcome Reception/Alumni Recognition 7:00 p.m. – Sheraton Suites near the Galleria
TSUNAA General Body Meeting Friday, October 23 – 10:00 a.m. – SSLC Tiger Room All alumni are invited to attend the complimentary breakfast provided prior to the meeting at 9:00 a.m.
Festival on Campus Visit with your colleges and schools. All day - Friday, October 23
Tigers in the NFL – A First and Goal Celebration Friday, October 23 – 6:30 p.m. H & PE Arena on the campus of Texas Southern University
TSUNAA After Party - TBD Friday, October 23
The Grand Tiger Parade Saturday, October 24 – 10:00 a.m. Lineup will begin at 8:00 a.m.
The Ultimate Tiger Tail Gate Saturday, October 24 – BBVA Compass Stadium - All Day
Homecoming Football Game Saturday, October 24 – 2:00 p.m. – Texas Southern Tigers vs Southern Jaguars
2nd Annual Ocean of Soul Scholarship Brunch Sunday, October 25th 1:00 p.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1700 Smith Street Houston, TX 77002 For more information go to http://www.tsuoceanalumni.com/events.html For more information about Homecoming activities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-313-1363.
TSU SPORTS NEWS NCAA adds TSU as Host Institution for 2016 Menâ€™s Final Four
HOUSTON- The NCAA Men's Basketball Committee has approved the addition of Texas Southern University as a host institution for the 2016 Men's Final Four, according to an announcement today from the Houston Local Organizing Committee (HLOC). Along with the University of Houston and Rice University, Texas Southern will be a key component in planning, organizing and executing the city-wide event to be held April 1-4, 2016. This marks the first time in the history of the Final Four that three institutions have collaborated to host the NCAA's largest championship. "Texas Southern continues to be an important institution in our city and our region and we felt like it only made sense to add them as a host along with University of Houston and Rice," said Houston Local Organizing Committee Chair, Tony Chase. "In a city this size and this diverse in its population and students, it will take all the qualified resources we have to execute at the level we are planning. Texas Southern President Dr. John Rudley and Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Charles McClelland have shown a great interest in this event and we know they will be bring great resources and energy to help deliver the best Final Four ever." "We are thrilled to have Texas Southern join University of Houston and Rice as tri-hosts for the next Final Four," said NCAA vice president of men's basketball, Dan Gavitt. "Texas Southern is a terrific school with nearly 90 years of history of providing a quality education to its students. Dr. Rudley and his leadership team will be a tremendous asset to the NCAA and the city of Houston as we work together to stage one of America's greatest sporting events." "With our basketball programs having participated in the last two NCAA men's basketball championships, we feel like we understand this tournament and can help deliver a great experience for the student-athletes who will travel here," said Texas Southern President John Rudley." "We are thrilled to have been asked by the NCAA Men's Basketball Committee and the HLOC to participate as a host institution."
Prairie View 38 - Texas Southern 11 Texas Southern 63 - Bacone College 0 Texas Southern 24 - Arkansas Pine-Bluff - 20
Jackson State 34 - Texas Southern 30 Alabama State 41
- Texas Southern 23
The Ocean of Soul performing in the Astrodome in 1969
OCEAN PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Saturday, October 10
Milby High School / Homecoming
Saturday, October 23 2:00 PM
Texas Southern vs. Southern University / Homecoming BBVA Compass Stadium
Saturday, October 31 1:00 PM
College of Faith (Senior Citizen Night) BBVA Compass Stadium
OCEAN SPOTLIGHT Curtis Watson, Ocean Alumnus 1985-1988 Trumpet Section
Article by Rashida Mickens. Reprinted from the We Are Clayton Magazine
TSU NEWS Board of Regents Ready to Hear Student Concerns The Board of Regents of Texas Southern University is concerned about institutional issues being expressed in the last few days by some TSU students. Board Chair Glenn O. Lewis says that the Regents are ready to hear student complaints and reach consensus with the university administration. Regent Lewis says Texas Southern’s leadership will work swiftly to resolve students’ problems and put systems in place to ensure that there isn’t any reoccurrence of administrative problems. TSU students have planned a town hall meeting this week to discuss their experiences with academic and institutional issues. Students are expected to offer their ideas about methods of improvement in critical areas. Texas Southern administrators are respecting the students’ wishes to have a private meeting and discuss their specific problems. TSU students will share their concerns with the administration who will respond and go forward with a resolution process. The Board of Regents has asked Texas Southern’s administration to deliver a presentation to the board regarding student issues at its upcoming meeting on October 16
Student Musicians Receive Financial Gift The W. C. Handy Scholarship Fund and its trustee, Carlos R. Handy, Department of Physics professor and chair, donated $2,500 to TSU’s Music Program in support of their exceptional trumpet players. "In times of great discord I have had the pleasure of hearing the trumpets in performances and practices. Their embracing spirit has defined for me what life is all about and why we are here," Handy said of his reason for the donation. Dr. Carlos R. Handy, Professor & Trustee of WC Handy Estate
Continuing the legacy of W. C. Handy, a classically trained musician and composer, lyricist, ethno musicologist, and an astute businessman who showed many how to financially manage and protect their talents, the Handy Trust is committed to supporting higher education in any way it can, in a manner consistent with his recognition as the "Father of the Blues". The donation will be used exclusively in support of student musicians.
W.C. Handy “Father of the Blues”
OCEAN BEAT October 2015 Texas Southern University Ocean of Soul Alumni Chapter Newsletter