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Tougaloo College Board of Trustees LeRoy G. Walker, Jr. Chairman Alphonso Willis, M.D. Vice Chairman

Mavis L. Parkman James Treasurer Col. (Ret.) Doris Browne, M.D.,.M.P.H. Secretary

William (Larry) Lucas Jerry Nickens Issac Perkins, M.D. Wesley F. Prater, M.D. Bernard Slaughter, Sr. Dennis C. Sweet III, Esq. Joffre T. Whisenton, Ph.D. The Honorable Henry T. Wingate

Tophas Anderson III, Ph.D. Edward O. Blackmon, Esq. Isaac K. Byrd, Jr., Esq. Cullen L. DuBose Howard Glenn, D.M.D. Edmond E. Hughes Roy Irons, D.D.S. G. Curtis Jones, Jr., J.D. Carrie Lapsky Davis

Trustees Emeriti Reuben V. Anderson, Esq. The Honorable William Clay D. John Heyman Robert W. Jones Theodore C. Jones, D.D.S., M.S.T.

Beverly W. Hogan President Sandra A. M. Bowie, M.P.A. Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement Danny Lee Jones Director of External Relations/ Editor Editorial Advisory Board Doris Griffith Bridgeman O. W. Johnson, Ph.D. Patricia W. Johnson Gladys Jones Dexter J. Robinson Sanette Langston Smith Contributing Writers George M. Patterson Eric Pilcher Dr. Bettye Sue Hennington

Joseph A. Pichler, Ph.D. Frederic L. Pryor, Ph.D. Aaron Shirley, M.D. Edgar E. Smith, Ph.D. Congressman Bennie G. Thompson

Staff Writers Doris Bridgeman Patricia Johnson Danny Lee Jones Eleanor P. Jones Dexter J. Robinson Sanette Langston Smith Photographers Anne Burke Jay Johnson Photography Danny Lee Jones Bruce O’Hara Eric Pilcher Charles C. Smith Photography What’s your news? Received an award, promotion, special recognition? Had a new baby? We are always eager to receive your information for the Tougaloo College News. Just mail to:

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You may phone us @ 601-977-7871 or fax to 601-977-4492 or email to We do reserve the right to edit submissions and refuse to print any material deemed inappropriate. As news is published only twice per year, and in the order in which it is received, it may not appear immediately. On the cover: Mr. and Miss Tougaloo College 2010-2011, Ms. Lateia Taylor and Mr. Tommie Mabry


Photo Essays Founders’ Parade.................................................................................................................4

Founders’ Week 2010.........................................................................................................8 Tougaloo Art Colony 2010...............................................................................................12 Coronation 2010..............................................................................................................16 Kincheloe Student Presentations.......................................................................................20 Hall of Fame.....................................................................................................................24


Campus News......................................................................................................................3 National Rankings..............................................................................................................3 Walker Named Humanities Council Teacher of the Year.....................................................5 JHS Scholars Dinner...........................................................................................................6 Faculty Briefs....................................................................................................................10 Tougaloo Student Sings in D.C.........................................................................................14 Rasheena Latham Published in Ebony...............................................................................15 Tougaloo Wins NEH “Bridging Cultures” Grant..............................................................15 Student Research at Tougaloo...........................................................................................18 HIMS Program Launch....................................................................................................19 A Commencement Story...................................................................................................21 Athletics........................................................................................................................... 26

ALUMNI NEWS................................................................................................................ 24 Featured Alumni...............................................................................................................26 Alumni Milestones............................................................................................................29 Alumni Passings................................................................................................................31


President’s Message and scientists who continue to support our science programs. Dr. Gerald Walker, one of our professors of Music was named the Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year. Our student, Rasheena Latham, shares her views in an article published by Ebony Magazine. And you will read about one student’s performance in Washington, D. C., as part of the “105 Voices of History” Choir.

BEVERLY W. HOGAN Dear Alumni and Friends: The 2010-2011 Academic Year has been remarkable! While it was filled with many challenges, there were also doors to opportunities that we confidently entered. We finalized our Strategic Plan for 2010-2015. We celebrated the opening the new Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center. We razed Brownlee Hall, the old gymnasium, in preparation for the construction of a new student union. The Board of Trustees approved the establishment of a Graduate Studies Program. However the best part of any academic year is the successful engagement of our students intellectually, socially and civically. We are filled with a profound sense of purpose and pride when we watch the growth and transformation of the students we serve. We work collectively to help them develop a love for learning, a commitment to justice and the quality of character that is essential to lead productive and meaningful lives. We want our students to leave Tougaloo College fully prepared to meet the challenges of informed citizenship. Students’ success is our highest aim – not merely during their matriculation but the mutuality of rewards that follow graduation. This issue features highlights of our students participating in campus life, addressing national issues of concern, conducting research with faculty as well as notable activities regarding our faculty, staff and alumni. Our science students shared their research projects with the Kincheloe Society, an entity formed by our alumni who are doctors

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Tougaloo College’s story is an inspiring, true journey of purpose, challenge, opportunity, hope, pride and accomplishment. The impact of a Tougaloo education is evidenced by its place in the national rankings and the success of its graduates. The U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and the Washington Monthly list Tougaloo among the best colleges in the nation. The College is also among the nation’s top ten historically black colleges and universities. The National Science Foundation lists Tougaloo as one of the top twentyfive institutions whose graduates earn their Ph.D. degrees in the science and engineering disciplines. Tougaloo College continues to position itself for increased viability and relevance in this twentyfirst century by expanding its curricula, physically transforming the campus, keeping pace with technology and becoming a more global campus. We are beginning the Health Informatics, Management and Systems Post Baccalaureate Certification Program in June 2011. Progress like ours does not just happen. It is the result of a team of dedicated, determined and disciplined people, not simply limited to the staff and faculty. We are blessed to have engaged trustees, alumni, students and friends who give their time and resources to move the College to the next level of excellence, relevance and influence. We thank all of you for caring enough to be our partners in making the ideals of college education a reality for the students we serve. Sincerely, Beverly W. Hogan President

Tougaloo Scores in National Rankings


Tougaloo College is a place of excellence, relevance and influence—a community that values learning both inside and outside the classroom. We are committed to providing our students with an education that is inspiring, intentional and experiential, producing ethical graduates who are prepared to lead and serve in a diverse and changing world.

At Tougaloo College, we are not only sustaining our legacy in an evolving educational environment but we are advancing and becoming a more distinctive institution. Since Tougaloo College is devoted to the cultivation of whole persons through the transmission of knowledge, the refinement of intellect, the development of character and the encouragement of a concern for worthy values, it comes as no surprise that we are increasingly being recognized for our excellence in the national rankings. In the August 2010 U. S. News and World Report’s list of “America’s Best Black Colleges,” Tougaloo College is ranked among the top 10. In the September 2010 issue of Washington Monthly magazine, their annual list of “Best Liberal Arts Colleges” ranks Tougaloo at #14 (of 252), based on its effectiveness in the areas of research, social mobility and community service. The National Science Foundation has ranked Tougaloo College in the top 30 (#26) institutions in the country whose graduates go on to earn Ph.D.s in the science and engineering disciplines, second only to Spelman College among HBCUs.* Additionally, the College was listed, once again, among the President’s Honor Roll of Higher Education Community Service, demonstrating the commitment of our students to service and service projects. And finally, for the past four years, Tougaloo College has been listed among the Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the Southeast in The Princeton Review. “We are buoyed by these latest rankings,” says President Beverly W. Hogan. “They attest to Tougaloo College’s long standing legacy of academic excellence and social responsibility. It is important work that we do. Our future is one of infinite possibilities as we position the College to respond effectively to the changing demands of higher education and maintain our commitment to student learning.”





*Source: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Earned Doctorates and National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDs Completions Survey, 1977-2006.



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Walker Named Tougaloo’s 2010-2011 Humanities Teacher of the Year Dr. Gerald Walker, assistant professor of Music, in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, was named Tougaloo College’s Humanities Teacher of the Year for 2010-2011 by the Mississippi Humanities Council. Though often regarded as the primary instructor in the areas of private vocal studio and class voice, Dr. Walker is a also a music historian. He has been a contributing music critic for several African American newspapers, for whom he has reviewed amateur and professional performances of classical music and musicians. In late October, Dr. Walker delivered a presentation to the campus community and members of the MHC on “The African American Concert Singers of the Nineteenth Century.” The lecture touched on singers from Elizabeth T. Greenfield (“The Black Swan”) from the late 1870s to Nellie Brown Mitchell (“America’s greatest singer of African descent”) and Rachel Walker (“The Creole Nightingale”), both of whom performed into the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries. Some of the gentlemen discussed included baritone Henry Thacker Burleigh and opera impresario Theodore Drury. Dr. Walker was very grateful for the recognition, saying, “...being selected as a 2010 Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year is a great honor for this ‘singing teacher.’ I am highly appreciative of and humbled by this recognition.”

Top: Walker during the October lecture presentation; bottom: Walker receives his “Teach of the Year” plaque from Mississippi Humanities Council member, Alex Thomas (right)

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Jackson Heart Study Scholars Dinner The room was filled with laughter and smiles as many gathered for the Jackson Heart Study Scholars Dinner on September 22nd in the Owens Health & Wellness Center. The dinner was in conjunction with the 10th year celebration of the Jackson Heart Study Program. Scholars who had completed the program along with current students, were in attendance to receive honor and recognition. The Jackson Heart Study Program Director, Dr. Herman Taylor delivered the greetings with a bold reminder. He stated “the JHS Scholars are fire and fuel, they are the individuals who will lead the fight for health care disparities and health equity throughout the nation.” President Hogan affirmed that statement by saying “the JHS

Dr. Herman Taylor (right), JHS Principal Investigator, poses with speaker, Dr. John Ruffin

Speaker, Dr. John Ruffin, addresses the audience

The program ended with these words of motivation: Health care disparities affect us all and each one must do their part to help eliminate them. The Jackson Heart Study Education Training Program at Tougaloo College is doing its part by continuing to educate and train the core leaders needed to make this happen.

Scholars Program provides a learning opportunity for students who will make a difference in the world through the contributions they make and the quality of their work throughout the country.” ,

Dr. John Ruffin, Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) was the guest speaker. Dr. Ruffin stated “the JHS is an icon of hope and NIH is proud to be a partner.” He encouraged the scholars to give back to their country and never ignore their roots and emphasized that although standards are high for them, they are attainable. Dr. Ruffin completed by saying, “…with passion, commitment and confidence, the JH Scholars are the new pool from which to pull so that we can make the next 10 years even more impactful in eliminating health disparities.”

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Next was the highlight of the evening, the recognition program. This provided an opportunity to honor and recognize current and past scholars of the JHS Education and Training Program. Dr. Wendy White, Co-Pi Instructor Coordinator introduced each one and gave a brief synopsis of their current status. Scholars such as Montoya Taylor, Class of 2002 is currently completing a residency in Internal MedicinePediatrics; Pavielle Hall-Winston, Class of 2006 received her PharmD. Degree in May 2010; Jamille Taylor, Class of 2008 is currently a third year medical student at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. They all acknowledge and attest to the fact that the JHS Education Training Program played an integral role in their career path.

Reunion of current and past Jackson Heart Study Scholars

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Clockwise from right: Presidential Lecturer, D Stanton, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, U. S. Interior; Stanton; Founders’ Convocation speaker ’79, Senior Advisor, Midsize/Community Bank National Bank Examiner, Office of the Comp Currency (OCC), U. S. Dept. of the Treasury; attorney, Ryanne Duffie, and below, Dr. Loye speakers in the Humanities Speaks series

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developing students into outstanding citizens and world-class leaders, who use their education to uplift humanity and advance the ideals of democratic society.. Dr. Brian Thrift has been appointed Director of the College Honors Program. Dr. James Stewart and Dr. Stephen Rozman received a grant under the Help America Vote Act to train Tougaloo College students as poll workers for upcoming elections. Dr. Philip Biswas received a grant through the MS-INBRE program for $300,000 to support his research. He also sponsored two postdoctoral fellows to assist in his research. Dr. Biswas spent a week at Clemson University to support collaboarative research in solid-liquid multiphase simulation of protein adsorption on polymer surfaces. Dr. Santanu Banerjee presented a paper entitled “Selective Detection of Chemical and Biological Toxins Using Gold Nanoparticled Based T20 Photon Scattering Assay” at the 2010 Fall American Chemical Society meeting in Boston, MA in August 2010. He also participated in the summer exchange program at Brown University where he taught the course, Physics-40, a required general education course for all science majors. Dr. Bianca Garner received an MS-INBRE grant in the amoutnt of $300,000 to support her research on “Iron Regulation of Bacillus Physiology.” Dr. Jinghe Mao (Biology Department) secured funding for research ($150,000) on “Identification of Metabolomic Lipid Markers in Breast Cancer.”. Mr. Jessie Primer was cast as a saxophone player in the gala reception scene of the upcoming

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movie, “The Help.” The movie releases in 2011. Dr. Gerald Walker received $1,000 from the Shreveport, LA Regional Arts Council for the presentation of two recitals Spring, 2011, as well as a $2,000 stipend for the Artist Fellowship Recipient Award. Dr. Walker is also building a partnership between the Tougaloo College Opera Workshop Ensemble and the Grambling State Univeristy Opera program. His goal is to have a joint program before the end of 2011. Dr. Kathy Bryant-Stephen earned her Ed.D. degree from the University of Mississippi in May 2010. Her dissertation title was “The Effect of Fine and Gross Motor Impact on Preschool and Kindergarten Academic Skills.” She was also selected to be guest speaker at the University of MS’s closing banquet for the Ronald McNair Scholar Program in Oxford, MS. Dr. Miranda Freeman successfully defended her dissertation, “Their Past in My Blood: Black Women Writers Respond to the New Black Aesthetic,” from the University of Southern Mississippi, earning the Ph.D. degree in English Literature, African American Studies. Dr. Arthur McLin presented a paper at the United Negro College Fund Conference in New Orleans, LA in November 2010 (along with Margeree Davis, Director of the Tougaloo College Faculty Development Center). He also presented a creative works project called “The Sounds That Jazz Makes,” during the Founders’ Week celebration (October 14, 2010). Dr. Marilyn Coleman completed a curriculum development book for IHL in Monrovia, Libera, West Africa and served as a mentor and consultant for K-12 schools. She was also selected to serve on the Education

{campus news} Advisory Committee with members of the Jackson City Council for the improvement of Jackson Public Schools. Dr. Coleman also developed a proposal to implement a Blues Consortium to teach the history of and promote knowledge of the blues as a fund raising event in the state of Mississippi (to be held at Tougaloo College). Professor Melody Fisher presented, “Keepin’ It Real: Stereotypical Portrayals of African American Women on Reality Television” at the National Association of African-American Studies Conference (February 2011) in Baton Rouge, LA. Lafayette Stribling, head men’s basketball coach, was named Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) Coach of the Year for 2010-2011. This is the second time since his arrival at Tougaloo in 2005 that Coach Stribling has been tapped for this honor. Siddig Fageir’s paper, “Race, Gender and Poverty: A Closer Look at the Relationship between Labor Market Discrimination and Poverty Among Women and Black,” was accepted for presentation at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Economics Association in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2011. The Reuben V. Anderson Pre-Law Society attended the (LSAC) Law School Admissions Council Forum in Atlanta, GA. Nine students attended with director, Dr. Teselyn Funches, Dr. Charles Holmes, and staff members, Paula Boyd and Ida Guice. Keith French (‘10) and Arrion Light attended the Magnolia Bar Association Judicial Symposium that allowed current law students to meet fourteen African American Judges from across the state, receive advising on how to get into law school, finding summer internships and ethics in completing law school and bar applications. They also networked with Magnolia Bar members and law students during a reception to honor the judiciary. Dr. Stephen Rozman contributed the chapter, “Engaged Scholarship at Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” in Engaged Scholarship: Contemporary Landscapes, Future Directions, published fall 2010 by Michigan State

University, edited by Hiram E. Fitzgerald, et. al. The Mellon Foundation funded Dr. Rozman’s proposal for an eighteen-month planning grant to develop a Global Leadership curriculum ($100,000). Dr. William Green was awarded a UNCF mellon Program Faculty Residency Fellowship for the fall 2010 semester His research focus is contemplative pedgagy, an area that he has been researching for several years. He is preparing a book manuscript, “Git Down: Sacred Partying in African-American Culture,” for publication by the Davies Group in their series, Contexts and Consequences: New Studies in Religion and History, edited by Lisa Poirier and Jennifer Reid. Dr. Loye Ashton attended the Faculty Resource Network Winter Seminary hosted by New York University in San Juan, PR in January 2011. The topic was globalization and the instructor was Professor Joe Foudy of the Stern School of Business at New York University. Ashton received notification in the spring of 2010 that two of his students had been accepted to ivy league graduate schools: Jamall Calloway ’10 (Yale University) and Patricks Johnson ’10 (Brown University).

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Clockwise from top right: Canadian Carmen Hathaway, instructor of the new media workshop, More Digital Dreams; Dr. Gerald Walker, vocalist, Tougaloo College News | Winter/Spring 2011 at the Art Colony free concert; Tougaloo art instructor, Katrina Arrington, at work in Pat Walker’s oil painting workshop; Sidney Conley, Tougaloo student in Rik Freeman’s mural painting workshop; and Rachel Ballentine “The Clay Lady,” in Winnie Owens-Hart’s pottery workshop.




Tougaloo Student Sings in Washington D.C. Natchez native and Tougaloo sophomore, Tremaine Lance Ford, had the honor of making history through song in Washington, D.C., on September 19, 2010. Ford, a 2008 graduate of Natchez High School, was chosen by nonprofit organization, Partners Achieving Success, to lend his tenor to the “105 voices of history” as a member of the third-annual national choir representing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). A sold-out crowd of more than 2,000 attended the event at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., with Grammy-winning host Shirley Ceasar. Ford practiced with other choir members in the region three times a month from April to July at Jackson State University in Jackson or Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He enjoyed working with the other representatives and singing with a variety of different, strong voices. Aside from the confidence boost Ford received from his selection, he also made his first trip to the nation’s capital. “I’m proud, it’s a big honor. It was a nice experience,” he said. Ford sometimes directs the choir at Tougaloo College in Jackson, but his choral experience stretches back to his hometown. At Natchez High, Ford was a member of the Madrigal Singers, men’s glee club, NHS octet and the quartet. His former teacher, Joyce Arceneaux-Mathis, said Ford has a wonderful voice and a personality to match.

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“Anybody who needed someone to sing — even now (from Jackson) — he’ll go,” ArceneauxMathis said. “He’s a community-spirited person and has a good heart,” she said. Growing up with a musical family certainly contributed to Ford’s love of music. Another part of why he continues to sing is to continue the tradition his late brother started. Ford’s older brother, Jarred Cortez Ford, a singer, too, died in a car accident in 2005 at age 18, and Ford said he wanted to continue the singing legacy his brother started. “My brother was my role model,” Ford said. Ford also attends the Holy Family Catholic Church and sings in the choir. He sings at numerous other churches, events and weddings in Natchez and volunteers at the Stewpot and with the Registered Nurses of Mississippi Association. After completing his undergraduate degree, Ford hopes to attend dental school at UMC before practicing dentistry in Natchez. He thanks his supporters for their prayers, contributions and donations.

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Senior, Rasheena Latham, Published in Ebony Magazine Rasheena Latham of Shaw, Mississippi, was selected, along with six other interns of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, to write an essay for Ebony Magazine’s September 2010 issue. The theme was “If I

were President.” Latham chose to write on the high school drop out epidemic. She graduated in May, 2011, summa cum laude, with a degree in history with an emphasis in political science. Her senior thesis topic was “The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Infiltration of the Black Liberation Movement.” During her summer internship, she worked under the supervision of Congressman (and Tougaloo alumnus) Bennie G. Thompson’s office.

NEH Selects Top Scholars to Launch National “Bridging Cultures” Program The National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) awarded $1.7 million that will enable humanities experts to launch public discussions addressing two pressing concerns: the role of civility in democracy and the understanding of Muslim contributions to to world cultures. Eight cultural and educational institutions around the country, including Tougaloo College, received awards designed to share the best of recent humanities research with members of the general public.”The sharing of language, philosophy, literature and art–the history of peoples–is the most profound bridge between societies,” noted NEH Chairman Jim Leach. The Bridging Cultures initiative awarded funding

to Tougaloo College to build a forum around an exhibition at the International Museum of Muslim Cultures on “The Legacy of Timbuktu: Wonders of the Written Word.” The exhibit traces the connections between the culture and history of Muslim West Africa, Mississippi and the U.S. through an examination of literature, texts and music. The February 2011 forum, with a focus on two central themes, “Ilsamic West Africa and Literacy” and “American Blues music and Muslim roots,” was held at the Jackson Convention Center and was followed by the Tougaloo conference, “Slavery and Its Legacy on February 21 and 22, 2011 on the Tougaloo campus, presented in partnership with Brown University.

Participants in the “Slavery and Its Legacy” conference, co-sponsored by Brown University, on February 21, 2011. The conference followed the “Islamic West Africa” event that was co-sponsored by the International Museum of Muslim Cultures and Tougaloo College.



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Clockwise from top left: “The Wise Scarecrows;” “The Characters of Oz;” Miss Tougaloo College 20102011, Lateia Taylor; the full court; Mr. Tougaloo College 2010-2011, Tommie Mabry


Tougaloo Researchers Look at Health Issues Resulting from Low Birth Weight (LBW)

considerations regarding BP management in LBW menopausal women as well as LBW

By Bettye Sue Hennington, Ph.D.

Low birth weight (LBW) is a major health issue in the United States today. Mississippi ranks first in the US in the rate of LBW, with the risk for LBW greater in the black population. Babies born small for gestational age not only have a greater risk for mortality Research Associate, Danielle Trocquet works with lab assistant, junior, Nicole Betson

men. Nitric oxide (NO) plays a critical role in the control of renal vascular tone and decreased cellular production of NO is often found in cases of HT.

Dr. Bettye Sue Hennington (left) and junior, Melanie Hill, review test results

Alterations in the NO pathway also serve as a source of oxidative stress in our IUGR model of fetal programmed hypertension. Our lab has demonstrated an increase in oxidative stress in the male IUGR model using molecular techniques, functional assays, and Mass spectrometry. Using quantitative PCR and Western blotting techniques we have found

at birth, but face long-term consequences such as increased risk for development of hypertension (HT), cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other health problems. The association between cardiovascular disease and low birth weight was established more than 25 years ago; however, the biologic pathways that underlie the epidemiological evidence are only now being understood. Epidemiological studies, such as the Framingham Study, have shown us that the African American male born full term, yet LBW, is at the greatest risk of developing HT. Our lab utilizes a unique model of LBW, as indicated by intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), induced by placental insufficiency in order to examine the mechanisms that link birth weight and blood pressure (BP). Our studies reveal the need for special

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Lab assistant, Nicole Betson, works with a spectrometer in the lab

{campus news} that several of the enzymes that are required to reduce oxidative stress are differentially expressed in the male IUGR model. We have also found differences in expression of the enzymes that control the production of NO in the male IUGR model. These enzymes are known as Nitric Oxide Synthase I, II, and III (NOS). We are hypothesizing that superoxide, one major product of oxidative stress, is created upon uncoupling of NOS leading to hypertension in male IUGR offspring. Furthermore, we hypothesize that in adult male IUGR increasing NO bioavailability leads to a reduction in oxidative stress abolishing hypertension by a mechanism that may also involve a reduction in androgen synthesis. Additionally, we hypothesize that in adult female IUGR estradiol prevents uncoupling of NO synthases and the

Lab assistants, Nicole and Melanie, work with Dr. Hennington on the spectrometer, located in the satellite lab behind Kincheloe Hall

generation of oxidative stress and, thus, development of hypertension. Currently our lab has three undergraduates participating in our research.


Tougaloo Launches HIMS Program With support from Health Management Associates (HMA), Tougaloo College is offering a Post Baccalaureate Certification Program in Health Informatics Management and Systems (HIMS). The HIMS Certification Program will give students the education and practical experience they need to work at the forefront of the health care industry; the largest and one of the fastestgrowing industries in the United States. The six-module HIMS program is offered primarily through on-line education within a six-month interval. The program targets professionals who already have a baccalaureate degree and need a certification in HIMS for either advancement or a new employment opportunity. The HIMS certification program will produce professionals who will provide leadership in the implementation, transition and continued use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). By offering this specialized program, Tougaloo College intends to increase minority participation in the Health Informatics Management (HIM) workforce to meet demands created by the 2014 mandate that all Americans will have an EHR. Due to rapid growth in the healthcare industry, there is a tremendous need for educated, skilled workers to fill the demands in the areas of health information technology and health information management. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2018, this field will grow by twenty percent. Graduates of the HIMS certification program will acquire the skills necessary to work in the management sector of the health care industry and will be equipped to manage a health care organization successfully.


KINCHELOE SOCIETY Clockwise from top left: Audience members ask questions/make comments during the Kincheloe Society’s Student Research Presentations and Awards on Saturday, October 15, 2010. Center: junior biology major, Kimtrele Williams delivers her PowerPoint presentation; Bottom: senior biology major, Jasmine T. Washington, presents her research on the intracellular protein, Unc93b.


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A Commencement Story by Antonio Patterson ’10

“Finishing” In the summer of 1991, I came to Tougaloo College embarking upon a journey that would last far beyond the standard 4 years of higher education. There was no way I could have possibly known that at the time. After receiving my high school diploma, I was accepted into the Summer Science Program directed by Dr. Richard McGinnis. My highest goal at the time was to become a physician. I felt as if I were stepping into my destiny. In the fall of 1991, I was accepted to Tougaloo College and the pursuit began. College life was full of experiences, changes and challenges. I was constantly seeking within myself to answer questions such as “Who am I?”, “What am I?”, “Where am I?” and maybe most compelling “Am I sure?” There were a few setbacks such as a knee injury, failing a class (or two) and the death of my mother. There were triumphs as well such as accepting my calling to ministry. It was that calling that turned my life in another direction. Although becoming a physician was my purpose for enrolling at Tougaloo, I believe that it ultimately was God’s divine intervention. I left Tougaloo in 1998 after having been in school off and on for several years. I had not completed my biology program and I was sure that God had no purpose for it. In my heart, I felt as if it was just time to move on. I moved to Arkansas and began to pursue my call to ministry. On June 3, 2000, I married my college sweetheart – Coletta Jones (class of 2000). I worked in the corporate setting for a few years and eventually accepted a full time ministry position at a newly founded church as associate pastor and minister of music. A few years later, I transitioned to another church as associate pastor.

We were blessed with our first child, Olivia, in August of 2005. It was during this time that the Lord spoke again, “It is time to finish”. I knew exactly what He meant – I was Tougaloo bound. I needed to finish what I started even though I was 32 years old and had not cracked open a biology book in almost 8 years. My hair was thinning, the age freckles were apparent and my mind was not as sharp as it was 14 years earlier. In 2006, I returned to Mississippi to complete my education at Tougaloo College. I was 33 years old and married with one child and another, Jadyn, on the way. In 2007, I founded what is now “The Exodus Project” – a mentorship program for youth in rural communities. Also, the same year I started Kingdom Life Church – a Bible-based, teaching Christian outreach ministry. As I teach and preach the gospel message in order to enrich the lives of the people around me, it has been revealed to me why it was so important for me to complete my degree program. God was using me to show people that in spite of past hindrances, “finishing” is still possible. As Coletta and I mentor youth and adults in our community, I have the distinct honor of referring to myself as an example of being able to start anywhere and go somewhere. I have the pride of having had the Tougaloo College experience. Most notably I have the lasting memory of hearing my two young daughters cheer, “yay for daddy”, as they watched their father graduate. Age 37, balding, married with 2 daughters, pastor, teacher and mentor; but finally – finished! Recently I was reminded by God that I came to Tougaloo College in 1991 ultimately to become a physician – so, just maybe, I’m really just beginning. Photo: Rev. Antonio Patterson ’10 and his wife, Coletta Jones Patterson ’00

All the while, God was challenging me to return to my home town of Kosciusko, Mississippi to help youth who were struggling in life. I was living a very comfortable life financially. I was a part of a growing church which I would have inherited had I stayed. My wife had started a consulting business and I had just obtained an official business license for a music studio that I owned.


Tougaloo Athletics: Better Every Season by Eric Pilcher

Tougaloo College Athletics is in high gear and making great moves. Tougaloo College Athletics is not only performing in the athletic arena, but in the classrooms and in the community. Former basketball players Lateia Taylor and Tommie Mabry were selected Mr. & Miss Tougaloo College in the spring of 2010 by the student body and other student-athletes also serve in Student Government Association and Student Leader positions on campus. The Tougaloo College Volleyball team completed their inaugural season in November 2010. Although the team did not win any games, they played very well and were able to win a match in the GCAC Conference Tournament against Edward Waters College. The team, under the leadership of head coach Shandrea Taylor, has undergone major recruitment for the 2011 season and looks forward to winning their first match here at Tougaloo. The Tougaloo College Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams have completed season play. The Women’s Basketball team, under the leadership of first-year head coach Yolanda Brown, had a record of 7-13. The team had it struggles this season, but did their best despite the obstacles. Coach Brown and her Lady Bulldogs are working very hard to end the season with a winning record. Victoria Jones, a junior forward from Saginaw, MI, has received GCAC Player of the Week honors twice this season for her performance on court. Jones is currently averaging 18 points and 12.5 rebounds a game. She is currently ranked first in the conference in rebounds and points and #18 in the NAIA in points and #2 in the NAIA in rebounds. The Men’s Basketball team, under the leadership of six-year head coach Lafayette Stribling, currently has a record of 17-4. This team too has had its struggles, now only

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playing with seven players, but has found a way to overcome their struggles and continue to win games. This season, the Bulldogs have beaten Division I schools Alcorn State University and Southern University of Baton Rouge. The Bulldogs have come together to get the job done, as they have the second best record in the conference. As of February 8, 2011, the Bulldogs ranked #21 in the NAIA Men’s Division I Top 25 Coaches’ Poll. The Bulldogs landed in the Top 25 every week but once since the season began. Marquise Mems, a junior guard from Shelby, MS, has received GCAC Player of the Week honors four times this season for his performance on the court. Mario Luckett, a senior forward and team captain from Vicksburg, MS, received GCAC Player of the Week honors twice this season for his performance on the court as well. Mems is currently averaging 17.36 points a game, which is good to land him at #2 in the conference in scoring. Luckett is currently averaging 13.52 points a

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game, which is good to land him at #3 in the conference in scoring. Luckett is also averaging 7.57 rebounds a game, which lands him at #3 in the conference in rebounds. Declared GCAC Champions after an historic defeat of Dillard University (New Orleans), the Bulldogs continued their win streak all the way to the NAIA Sweet 16 National Tournament in Kansas City, MO in March. The Tougaloo College Baseball team kicked off its 2011 season on February 4, 2011, as they played Miles College and Voorhees College in the HBCU Classic sponsored by Edward Waters College. The Bulldogs lost 3-2 to Miles

College and 10-2 to Voorhees College in the double elimination tournament in Jacksonville, FL. Josh Sherman and Dustin Porter were selected to the All-Tournament Team that was announced at the championship game of the tournament. The Bulldogs, under the leadership of third-year head coach Bobby Franciskato, are looking really good, and they are looking to have a breakout season. Dustin Porter, a freshman pitcher and infielder from Morton, MS, has been selected GCAC Player of the Week for his performance on the field. John Alford, a freshman pitcher and infielder from Morton, MS, was selected GCAC Pitcher of the Week for his performance on the field as well. Tougaloo College Athletics has also brought in the sport of Men’s and Women’s Track and Field. The teams will begin competition in the spring of 2012, but are on the look for some talented and interested runners now. Tougaloo College Athletics is striving to rise to the top and provide winning programs in which our students may participate. Epilogue: Congratulations to the “Super Seven,” 2010-2011 GCAC Champions and Head Coach Lafayette Stribling, the 2010-2011 GCAC Coach of the Year!


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Clockwise from top right: a packed room for the 2010 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony; Dr. Percy Anderson, Jr. ’85 listens attentively as Hall of Fame inductee Johnnie Mae Maberry speaks; and the 2010 inductees (from left to right: Ray Brooks ’50, [Community Service]; Dianna Grant Burke, M.D. ’75 [Medicine]; Mary Hill Jones, Ph.D. ’74 [Education]; Professor Johnnie Mae Maberry ’70 [Arts & Entertainment]; and Frances Hutchins Whiteurst ’76 [Communications])


Tougaloo Education Department Honors Its Own Wonderful things of folks are said, when they have passed away Roses adorn their narrow beds, over the sleeping clay. Praises are heard not by the dead Flowers they cannot see So let us not wait until the souls have fled Generous friends to be Let us give them their flowers, while they live Trying to cheer them on their way. Oh it’s useless, these flowers that we give After the soul has passed away.

Amid family, friends, College Board members,

administrators, fellow co-workers, current and former students, 1961 classmates and other school mates, two icons in the department of Education were given their just rewards.  Dr. James Coleman and Professor Norma Jones Williams were recognized by the Division of Education, Supervision and Instruction during American Education Week for their dedication to the College, community and education in general.  This year’s theme was “Honoring Our Own”. During a well planned and orchestrated program, the honorees received their flowers in the form of kind words and other gestures of friendship, appreciation, respect and encouragement. They were also saluted by the Bolton-Edwards Elementary School Choir under the direction of Ms. Alona Anderson ’09. Paying special tribute to the honorees were Dr. Larry Johnson, Chaplain and Director of Institutional Research for the College and Rev. Kenneth Eakins, Dr. Coleman’s brother-in-law. Being a long-time co-worker, Dr. Johnson

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shared his experiences of working and serving the College with Professor Williams over the years. He congratulated her for being such an extraordinary educator and reminded the audience that her enthusiasm for teaching comes from the inspiration of her parents, Mr. George M. Jones, Sr. and Mrs. Susie W. Jones, who both served as instructors at Tougaloo High/ Preparatory School and Tougaloo Southern Christian College. He was proud to mention that Professor Jones attended and graduated from all three Tougaloo entities and continues to be dutifully dedicated to the institution. Dr. Johnson also noted that Professor Williams is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; initiated into the Gamma Psi Chapter. Professor Norma Williams earned the Masters degree in Health and Physical Education with a minor in Recreation at North Carolina College at Durham. She has served as the Director of Intramurals; Liaison Officer, Enrichment Coordinator, Activity Director and Administrator of the National Youth Sports Program; Director of Athletics, where she served as the first female to direct men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports programs in the state of Mississippi; Women’s Basketball Coach; Chairman of the Department

{alumni news} of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, and currently serves as Professor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. She is married to her elementary school sweetheart, Roscoe E. Williams; they have two daughters, Mrs. Tina McBride and Dr. Roslyn Woodard. They are also the proud grandparents of Kiara and Kristal and great grandparents of Neveah. Dr. Coleman’s tribute came from his brother –in-law, Rev. Kenneth Eakins, who hailed him as a very special member of their family. He was quick to acknowledge his graduation in the top of his class at Lanier High School. He also proudly reminded the audience that Dr. Coleman holds a B.S. degree from Tougaloo College where he was a three sports star, the Master’s degree from Tennessee State University, and the doctorate of higher education from the University of Mississippi. He was also a member of the professional basketball team, the Harlem Magicians. Dr. Coleman was educated in the Jackson Public School District where he was graduated in the top of his class at Lanier High School. He also is a member of the Board and starred in basketball and football under the tutelage of L.T. Smith. He has served in many capacities in Higher Education: Acting Academic Dean, Dean of Division of Education, Athletics Director at Tougaloo and Mississippi Valley State, Coach of six different sports, Dean of Faculty, Chair of National Committee in the NAIA and NCAA, volunteer in the Jackson Public School District. He is the first African-American to integrate housing at Memphis State University, summer of 1965, first to integrate family housing at Ole Miss in 1967, first assistant basketball coach at Ole Miss in 1975. He is a member of the Rho Epsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., where he was initiated in the spring of 1961 and numerous other organizations. He was inducted into the Tougaloo College National Alumni Association Hall of Fame in 1997. Married to Dr. Marilyn Houston Coleman; he is the father of James II, Tashana, Jon, Sara, and Jessica. Dr. Coleman served as Acting Dean of the Division of Education (1999-2000) and Professor of HPER at Tougaloo College, where he is entering his forty-second year. Both honorees will celebrate their 50th year reunion as members of the class of 1961 and receive their Golden Diplomas during the 2011 commencement exercises in May.



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Theta Zeta Omega Chapter of AKA Starts Year With New Officers Tenesha Danielle Batiste ’04 was installed as the chapter’s president. Batiste was presented with a handpainted gavel by outgoing president Stephanie Barnes Taylor. The beautiful ceremony was chaired by Margaret Bush, a former president, who currently serves as chairwoman of the chapter’s President’s Council. Carolyn Rushing conducted the installation and is also a former president. Batiste has served Theta Zeta Omega Chapter as vice president for the past two years. Batiste was initiated into the Gamma Omicron chapter of AKA at Tougaloo College in 2003. Upon graduation, she then transferred to Theta Zeta Omega Chapter in 2004, where she has remained active in various committees. She has served as programs chairwoman, chairwoman/advisor to the AKAettes Leadership Development program and serves on several committees. Batiste was the awards Banquet co- chairwoman for the regional conference held in Mobile. She has received the chapter’s highest honor as the recipient of the 2007 Soror of the Year Award. She also received the Ethel Award in 2009 for being an emerging young leader and rising star in the chapter. Batiste will be the youngest member to serve as chapter president. Batiste is employed as the People Development Manager for Singing River Health System. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Journalism and a Masters Tougaloo College News | Winter/Spring 2011

of Business Administration in Human Resources Management. She is married to Tony Batiste and they reside in Ocean Springs.

Constance Slaughter-Harvey Forest attorney, Constance SlaughterHarvey ’ 67, has been inducted into the National Bar Association Hall of Fame. Her formal induction was held at the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Luncheon during the National Bar Association’s 85th Annual Convention in New Orleans at the New Orleans Marriott on August 12, 2010. This high honor is bestowed by the National Bar Association upon members of the Bar who have served long and gallantly in the pursuit of justice and equality before the courts of the United States of America. Her induction is in recognition of her contributions to the African American community and the significant contributions she has made to the cause of justice during more than 40 years in the practice of law. Slaughter-Harvey, the only female founder of the Black American Law Students Association in 1969 and the first African American female graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1970, is the 2006 recipient of the American Bar Association’s Margaret Brent Award, the 2004 recipient of the Mississippi Bar Association’s Susie Buchanan Award, the 2002 recipient of the Nation Builder Award from the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, past president of the Magnolia Bar Association, former MS State Bar Commissioner, and former Adjunct Professor at Tougaloo College for 35 years. She is presently serving as president of the Scott County Bar Association and enjoys

{alumni news} spending time with her daughter and sonin-law, Constance and James Burwell.

Rukia Lumumba ’01 named Director of Youth Services Alumna Rukia K. Lumumba’01 is the new Director of New York City Youth Services at the Center for Community Alternatives (CCA), the first not-forprofit alternative to incarceration agency in the state of New York. Rukia is charged with the development and oversight of the organization’s five alternative programs for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The CCA is a leader in the field of community-based alternatives to incarceration and has New York’s only program specifically designated for youth under 16 who are charged as adults. Its mission is to promote reintegrative justice and a reduced reliance on incarceration through advocacy, services and public policy development in pursuit of civil and human rights.


Ruby Burkett Wilson ’59 is featured in new book about the Cotton Blossom Singers.


J.B. Carter ’60 was inducted into Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Mississippi Hall of Fame.


 Dr. Joyce Ladner ’64 and Joan Trumpauer Mulholland ’64 are featured

Lorenda Cheeks General Mills and Feeding Dreams are proud to celebrate Lorenda Cheeks ’96 as 2010’s Grand Champion. Her hard work and dedication to the Jackson, MS community and the Girl Scouts has truly earned her this recognition. For many members of the Jackson community, Cheeks is known as “Miss Girl Scout Lady” and a community advocate for at-risk youth in Jackson. Cheeks facilitates a program through Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi called “It’s Hip to Be Fit” with as many as five Girl Scout troops. The program teaches girls the importance of eating a variety of healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables, drinking water and milk, and engaging in physical activity. As a volunteer, Cheeks encourages her troops to participate in outreach initiatives throughout Jackson. Cheeks has also been instrumental in affording at-risk children the opportunity to engage in experiences they would otherwise not partake - archery, canoeing and forums about social etiquette.

in the book, Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC, published by the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.


Kenneth Chauncey “KC” Morrison ’68, professor and head of the department of political science and public administration at MSU, was selected for a 29

Black History Month honor by the Board of Trustees, State Institutions of Higher Learning.

health care. With 17 years of professional experience, Mr. Johnson attributes his success to his work ethic. He became a certified medical lab technician through the American Society for Clinical Pathology. A recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, Mr. Johnson earned an associate degree in lab science in 2004 from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Science in biology in 1989 from Tougaloo College.


Michelle (Abram) Gourdine ’80 is featured in the December-January edition of Heart and Soul magazine as one of America’s top scientists.



Joe Davis ’81 of Pascagoula has been chosen as the Gulf Coast Officials Association prep basketball official of the year.

Earl D’Wayne Robinson ’94 is the new associate director of athletics at Clark Atlanta University. He was the associate athletic director for compliance at Alabama State University.


Dentist, Dr. Brigetta Turner ’82, recently celebrated 25 years of dental practice.



Terry Durrell Johnson ’89 was inducted into Cambridge Who’s Who.
 Johnson is a Medical Lab Technician for the United States Army, and has been recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who for demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in

Shunda Irons-Brown, Ph.D. ’96 recently earned an MBA from LeBow University. She is currently a senior manager of Outcomes Analysis at the Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education in Philadelphia.

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Dr. Sideeah Bilal ’99 is now on staff at South Mississippi State Hospital, Purvis campus.


Washington DC Mayor named Naomi Shelton ’01 as interim Secretary of the District of Columbia.


Angel Byrd ’04 was recently awarded the UNCF/Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowship. Byrd is completing the Ph.D./M.D. program at Alpert Medical School at Brown University.

Chris Hinton ’04 is now a project manager at Natchez Inc.


Brittany Robinson ’10, a graduate student at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), has received an HBCU STEM Fellowship Award. The Educational Advancement Alliance, Inc. (EAA) administers the HBCU STEM Fellowship Program, which is sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. Brittany is studying Cancer Biology, Prevention and Control.

Rev. Dr. Olen Arrington, Jr. ’67, of Laurel, MS, on 6/16/2010.

R.C. Ola Brown ’44 of Los Angeles, CA, on 6/17/2010.

Dr. Tyree Barefield-Pendleton, of Birmingham, AL, husband of Mrs. Ruth K. Barefield-Pendleton ’50, on 8/10/2010.

Mattie Gates Currie ’54, former Miss Tougaloo College, of Yazoo City, MS, on 03/27/2011.

Gladys Noel Bates ’42, of Denver, CO, mother of Kathryn Bates Gavin ’60 and mother-in-law of James H. Gavin ’61 on 10/15/2010. Mrs. Effie Mae Noel Bennette ’50, of Chattanooga, TN, on 6/26/2010. Henry (Pete) Berry, of San Francisco, CA, the husband of Diane Parker Berry (Miss Tougaloo ’70-’71), on 6/14/2010. Dr. Albert Britton, Jr. ’43, of Jackson, MS, sister of Grace D. Britton Sweet ’52, on 10/25/2010. Mrs. Carrie Brown, of Biloxi, MS, mother of Trustee Dr. Doris Browne, on 5/10/2011.

Laura Cappie Dedeaux ’77, 82, of Pass Christian, died 6/10/2010. Jay W. Fidler, of Rye Brook, NY, on 10/31/2007 Pamela N. Fields (Jones), of Brookhaven, MS 4/20/2009 Mrs. Minnie Finley, dear friend of Tougaloo College and mother of Annie C. Coleman ’83, of Jackson, MS, on 10/09/2010. Ida Lucille Moman Fraser ’25, of Tougaloo, MS, longtime supporter of Tougaloo College, mother of Dr. Lionel Fraser of Jackson, MS, on 04/18/2011.


{alumni news} Deborah A. Gordon ’76, of Chicago, IL (native of Jackson, MS), on 02/08/2011.

Parker, Sr. ’86 and Deborah Parker-Studdard ’80, on 5/31/2010.

Dr. Lemika “Christy” Hays ’97, of Jackson, MS, on 03/11/2011. She was the niece of Mrs. Laquita Brown ’72, Dr. Edith Smith-Rayford ’79 and Dr. Robert Smith ’57. Jeremy Henderson ’10, of Jackson, MS, on 02/26/2011. Jeremy is the grandson of Barbara Haynes Killebrew ’67 and nephew of Mary Haynes ’72.

Ernest H. Slaughter (Daniel Hand Elementary and Tougaloo High School), of Cincinatti, OH, brother of Elijah Slaughter ’63, on 10/01/2010.

Terrie Henderson ’71, of Jackson, MS, on 02/03/2011.

Mrs. Grace Smith Hill ’30, of Greenville, MS, mother of Edith Hill Cannon ’61 and wife of the late Lewis Hill ’30, on 1/7/2011. Lawrence Sutton, Sr., of Monticello, MS, the father of Dr. Lawrence Sutton, Jr. ’71, (MD) and Mable Sutton ’73, on 10/27/2010.

Mrs. Olivia Jones Love ’71, of Jackson, MS, on 1/15/2011. She is the beloved mother of Dr. Candice Love-Jackson ’97, and Mrs. Love is also the niece of the late Mary Lee Jones ’43 and Ida Jones Marshall ’42. Candice’s father, Albert ’71, and uncles, Jimmy Love ’70, Randy Love ’77 and Ronald Love ’73, are also Tougalooians.

Charlie J. “Sonny” Thomas, of Flint, MI, the beloved brother of Joyce Small Delk ’72, Rose Small Ramey ’79 and Dr. Larry Small ’83, on 11/29/2010.

Hillary Joseph Knight ’67, former English professor , of Natchez, MS, on 1/24/2011.

Pamela Michelle Ware, of Glen Ellyn, IL, the daughter of Dr. Leatha Page Ware (Miss Tougaloo ’66-’67) and David Ware and granddaughter of Dr. Matthew Page ’52, on 5/19/2010.

Mrs Hattie Truly, of Vicksburg, MS, grandmother of Shirley Carson Evans ‘82, on 6/12/2010.

Eddie Lee McKinnie, Jr. of Magee, MS, brother of Mrs. Jacqueline McKinnie Larry ’70 on 6/22/2010.

Emmett M. White ’50, of Chicago, IL, on 1/18/2011. Aurelia Norris Young, of Jackson, MS, former teacher and long-time friend of the College and mother of Jeanette “Poochie” Young Hall ’61, on 10/18/2010.

James Rowan, Jr. ’50, of Natchez, MS, on 06/15/2010 Dr. Ameenah Evelyn Pierce Omar ’64, of Highland Park, MI, widow of Abdul Aziz Omar, member of the Tougaloo Nine and sister in-law of the late Malcolm X, on 6/7/2010.

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