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Morgan Student Named Miss District of Columbia United States

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Congratulations to Morgan State University’s  very own Alexis Becton! Becton took home the crown as the 2017 Miss District of Columbia United States, after competing in the regional Miss United States pageant. The event was held this past May 13 at the Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum Heights, Md. Becton is a senior psychology major devoted to helping young women in her community. She is …

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Morgan State University Breaks Ground on Its New Student Services Building

The $88-Million Facility Named in Honor of Nationally Known Philanthropists Calvin and Tina Tyler BALTIMORE — An enthusiastic crowd attended the ground breaking ceremony today for Morgan State University’s future student services building, Calvin and Tina Tyler Hall. Construction of the $88-million, state-of-the-art facility is scheduled to begin in 2018, and its opening is slated for 2020. The event also celebrated …

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Morgan Doctoral Student Receives Prestigious ‘Dissertation Award’

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has selected Charles L. Chavis Jr. of Morgan State University as a recipient of SREB’s Dissertation Award for the 2017–18 academic year. Chavis, a native of North Carolina, is a Ph.D. candidate in Morgan’s Department of History and Geography, in the College of Liberal Arts. He was the only doctoral student from a Maryland university this year …

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Morgan Journalism Students Earn 2017 NABJ ‘Student Chapter of the Year’ Honors

Congratulations to the Morgan State University Association of Black Journalists (MSUABJ) for receiving the highest honor given to a student chapter by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) at this year’s NABJ Annual Convention and Career Fair, held in New Orleans. Morgan’s students were selected as the 2017 NABJ Student Chapter of the Year, beating out fellow finalists the …

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MAAMC Elects Morgan VP Maurice Taylor As Chair

The Maryland African American Museum Corporation (MAAMC) has elected Morgan State University’s Dr. Maurice C. Taylor, vice president forAcademic Outreach and Engagement, as its new chairman of the Board of Directors. MAAMC, an independent unit within the executive branch of the Maryland State government, manages the Baltimore-based Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. As MAAMC’s …

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Morgan State University Joins Global Partnership for Collaboration in Education and Sustainable Development at Africa Open Data Conference

Morgan State University was designated an official institutional global research partner for civic engagement, innovation and sustainable development in Africa and the African diaspora at the second, biennial Africa Open Data Conference (#AODC17). The conference was held in Accra, Ghana, July 17–21, 2017. “Open data” is a critical component of “big data,” a term now used to describe very large …

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MSU VP of Institutional Advancement Receives Leadership Award

Congratulations to Morgan State University’s Cheryl Hitchcock for being selected as the 2017 recipient of the Advancement Leaders Award. Hitchcock, who serves as vice president for Morgan’s Division of Institutional Advancement, was presented with the award at this year’s HBCU Philanthropy Symposium held at Delaware State University. The Advancement Leaders Award is presented to an advancement leader who has demonstrated …

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Morgan Professor Helps Ghana Launch First Satellite into Space

In a historic moment for the African nation of Ghana, NASA launched the country’s first-ever satellite, the GhanaSat-1, into orbit from the International Space Station on July 7. GhanaSat-1 is the first private university satellite developed in Sub-Saharan Africa. A team of engineering students, led in part by Dr. Richard Damoah, director of the Space Systems and Technology Lab at …

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AAFCS Elects Morgan Professor Jacqueline Holland As President

Congratulations to Morgan State University’s Dr. Jacqueline Holland, assistant professor in the department of Family and Consumer Sciences, who was elected earlier this year as the new president of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). Dr. Holland was installed during AAFCS’s 108th Annual Conference & Expo held this past June in Dallas, Texas. As president of AAFCS, Dr. Holland will …

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