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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 ... Read More »

Morgan Made: Clara Adams

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Morgan alumna Dr. Clara Adams (’54) serves as Special Assistant to the president of Morgan State. Dr. Adams joined the university’s faculty in 1959, during the Jenkins administration and has worked with five other presidents since, including President David Wilson. She has also served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and dean of the School of Graduate Studies. In 2010, ... Read More »

Morgan Psychology Alumna Performs at the Oscars

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Andrea Jones, Class of 2000, was one of the background singers for the Oscar winning song “Glory” in the movie Selma. Her name appears in the credit for the Oscar win.  Ms. Jones graduated with a degree in Psychology in 2000 and has since earned a master’s degree in Social Work. She currently works in the Social Work field, but continues ... Read More »

In Comes The Understudy: A star is born…

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The Canadian Opera Company lost its star tenor, Clifton Forbis, yesterday due to illness. He was scheduled to sing the demanding role of Siegmund in the 4:30 performance of Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre. Fortunately the COC had engaged the young American tenor, Issachah Savage, as the ‘cover’ for the COC’s run of seven performances. Yesterday Savage sang the third performance and, ... Read More »

Little Known Black History Fact: Valerie Thomas

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After graduating from an all-girls high school, Thomas entered Baltimore’s Morgan State University. As one of just two women majoring in physics, she excelled and her tenacity landed her a job at NASA in 1964 as a data analyst. She rose within the government agency quickly, overseeing the Landsat project in the 1970s. The Landsat satellite was the first to ... Read More »

Former Morgan State Music Major wins International Vocal Competition

Issachach Savage wins International Vocal Competition

Former Morgan State University Music Major and choir member Issachah Savage just won all four prizes in The International Wagner Vocal Competition.  Issachah won the First place prize, the Orchestra’s choice, the Audience’s choice, and the Speight Jenkins Award which is a featured appearance in a special concert full of famous opera celebrities.  Issachah happened to win this award on ... Read More »

Camp Counselor Forges Lasting Bonds

Harrison West

Harrison West, a 2014 Morgan State Psychology Graduate, was recently featured in the Washington Post. Mr. West is recognized for his 7-year service as a program assistant and mentor for young boys at Camp Moss Hollow located in Fauquier County,VA. Mr. West was the President of the Morgan State Chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology and ... Read More »

Morgan History Makers: Martin and Nampeo McKenney – Class of 1959

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“…We put out some of the first data from the Census Bureau that was on the black population, and some of the first reports (on those data). And I got a number of awards for that.” — Nampeo McKenney “I remember one Sunday, (Dr. King) looked at us, and he smiled, and he said, ‘I hope my sermon met you ... Read More »