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Around The World and Back: Ashley Coar

Ashley Coar

Ashley Coar is not your typical college student. She’s traveled the world and speaks five languages (Japanese, Spanish, Korean, French and English). And despite being born to African American parents from the United States, Korean is actually her native tongue. She didn’t learn to speak English until age seven. Along with her ability to speak multiple languages fluently, she also ...

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Morgan Alum Elected Vice Chairman of Corning Corporation

Lawrence D. McRae

CORNING, N.Y. – Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today that Lawrence D. McRae has been elected vice chairman and corporate development officer effective immediately; R. Tony Tripeny has been elected senior vice president and chief financial officer effective Sept. 1, 2015; and Dr. Jeffrey W. Evenson has been elected senior vice president and chief strategy officer effective immediately. All three are members of the company’s ...

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Scientist and HBCU Grad Says Support Networks Helped Her Succeed

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When Racquel Jemison struggled in a chemistry class as an undergrad at Morgan State University in Baltimore, her professor approached her about doing research for him. Jemison was incredulous. “ ‘Wait a minute,’ I thought. I’m already struggling in this class and you want me to do research?” But doing the extra work strengthened Jemison’s understanding of certain chemistry concepts. ...

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Morgan Alum opens first African Facebook office in Johannesburg

Nunu Ntshingila

Facebook has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally. Based in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, Facebook’s newest business office will be headed by Ogilvy veteran, Nunu Ntshingila, the company’s new Head of Africa. Facebook is already an important part of how people and business connect in ...

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MSU Grad Already Doing Great Things

Christian Kameni

An educator and a scholar who has spoken around the globe, a survivor and advocate for academic excellence—Christian Kameni is a man with aspirations.  Having overcome adversity, the 22-year-old Morgan State University graduate applied his values to help create a better life for a new generation. “I aspire to become president of a historically black college and university,” he tells BE Modern ...

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Morgan Announces Endowed Lectureship in Business Ethics

Willie E. Lanier, Sr.

– Supported by generous gift from NFL Hall of Famer Willie E. Lanier, Sr.  – Morgan State University today announced a major financial commitment from one of the University’s favorite sons, a $500,000 gift to establish the Willie E. Lanier, Sr. Endowed Lectureship in Business Ethics in the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management (SBM). Lanier is a 1967 graduate ...

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Morgan Alum Tapped to Head Virgin Island’s Company as CEO

Dr. Tonjia Coverdale

Dr. Tonjia Coverdale has been at her new job as Chief Executive Officer of the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) for less than a month, however, the former Elections System Technology Coordinator and IT professor at the University of the Virgin Islands, told VI Consortium in a recent Q&A that technology is the sector that will help grow the territory’s economy ...

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Increased Alumni Giving at Public Historically Black Colleges and Universities: The Case of Morgan State University

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In 2010, when David Wilson became president of Morgan State University, the public, historically Black, institution in Maryland had an alumni giving rate similar to most public HBCUs, and in fact, similar to most public, regional institutions — 6 percent (Gasman & Bowman, 2010). Today, in 2015, Morgan State boasts a 17 percent alumni giving rate, which is above many ...

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