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Savoy Magazine Names Morgan Grad as One of 2016’s “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America”

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African-American lifestyle publication Savoy Magazine has named Morgan alumna Trisch L. Smith as one of its 2016 “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.” Smith, who graduated from Morgan in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications, currently serves as executive vice president and managing director of diversity and inclusion at Edelman, a leading communications and marketing firm. Each …

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Morgan Alumna Sharon Pierce Named President of Minneapolis Community and Technical College

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Morgan graduate Sharon Pierce, who earned a Doctor of Education in Urban Educational Leadership in 2001, was recently named as the new president of Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) in Minnesota. Prior to being selected for MCTC’s top leadership role, Pierce served as vice president for academic affairs at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland, since 2010. Her appointment …

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Morgan Alumnus, Music Executive Kevin Liles Talks to Middle School Students About Entrepreneurship in STEM

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Morgan alumnus and former music executive Kevin Liles visited Morgan State University recently to deliver an inspiring talk on STEM and entrepreneurship to a group of male middle school students participating in the Verizon Minority Male Makers program at Morgan. Liles, who is chief executive officer of KWL Enterprises, a strategic holding company, shared his inspirational story, his advice on best …

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Morgan State Receives $5-Million Scholarship Donation

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MSU Alumnus and Wife Expand Their Endowed Fund for Students from Baltimore City LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Today retired UPS senior executive Calvin E. Tyler Jr. and his wife, Tina, nationally known philanthropists, announced a $5-million gift to Morgan State University for an endowed scholarship fund established in their name at MSU. The fund provides need-based scholarships that cover full …

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Markell nominates Gilliam-Johnson as labor secretary

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Gov. Jack Markell has announced the nomination of educator and human resources expert Patrice Gilliam-Johnson, Ph.D. to serve as Delaware’s next secretary of labor. According to a press release by Markell’s office, Gilliam-Johnson has served as chairperson of Wilmington University’s Organization Dynamics Program. In that capacity, she has helped prepare thousands of students for careers through instruction in the social …

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Planning Students hosts Professional Development Institute

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The Morgan Association of Planning Students (MAPS), a planning graduate student led organizations at Morgan State University, is hosting their fall 2015 Professional Development Institute (PDI) on November 19. The theme of this year’s Institute is The Urban Planning Landscape of Maryland: A Perspective for the New Generation of Planners. Planning, landscape architecture, architecture, construction management, and transportation engineer students, …

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Morgan Faculty and Alumni Present on use of 3D technologies to the GBC

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Morgan State University (MSU) was recently asked to participate on the Education and Workforce Committee of the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) in order to assist in their efforts to improve the economic competitiveness of the greater Baltimore region in attracting new businesses and supporting existing companies that utilize three-dimensional technologies – 3D imaging, 3D design, and additive manufacturing systems. Presenters Included: …

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Morgan State Alum Promoted to Brigadier General

Brigadier General Raymond Scott Dingle

Morgan State University alum Raymond Scott Dingle has been promoted to Brigadier General at Fort Myer, Virginia. A 1988 graduate of MSU, Dingle has served nearly 30 years in the U.S. Army. His military experience includes tours of duty in Afghanistan, Iraq and, more recently, a command post in Germany. General Dingle joins a growing list of Morgan graduates rising …

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SA+P Participates in Imagining America Conference at Morgan

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The School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) students and faculty (Brian Stansbury and Gabriel Kroiz) collaborated with Morgan’s Theater, Music, Art, and Public Health departments on two events for the Imagining America Conference on October 2nd at Murphy Fine Arts Center. The bamboo construction activity was part a workshop session: The Fourth Wall: Using the Arts to Engage Urban Communities in which …

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