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White House Selects Morgan Graduate Student as an ‘HBCU All-Star’

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Lakeisha M. Mixon, a second-year student in Morgan State University’s Master of Social Work program, has been selected as a 2017 HBCU All-Star by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The annual honor recognizes undergraduate, graduate and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership and civic engagement. Over the course of the year, the 61 HBCU All-Stars will serve …

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Morgan Alumnus Rises to Commanding General of Army Regional Health Command-Atlantic

Morgan State University alumnus Brigadier General R. Scott Dingle has been named commanding general of the Regional Health Command-Atlantic, the nation’s premier military system for health. Gen. Dingle graduated from Morgan in 1988 through the ROTC program with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He previously served as the director of healthcare operations at the Office of the Surgeon General and commander …

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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, …

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Morgan Made: Ruthe T. Sheffey

Dr. Ruthe T. Sheffey (’47), a longtime professor at Morgan State, is one of the nation’s leading authorities on African-American literature and women’s literature, especially the works of Zora Neale Hurston. Sheffey is the founder of the Zora Neale Hurston Society and the Founding Editor of the Zora Neale Hurston Forum. During her tenure as the Chairperson of the Department …

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Morgan Made: Rochelle Stevens

A 1988 graduate of Morgan, Rochelle Stevens is a two-time Olympic medal winner. The track and field star took home the gold in the 1996 Olympics in the women’s 4×400-meter relay. She won a silver medal for the same event in the 1992 Olympics. The Memphis, Tennessee native attended Morgan on a full track scholarship, graduating with a bachelor’s in …

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Morgan Made: Verda Welcome

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The Honorable Verda Freeman Welcome was the first African-American woman elected to the Maryland House of Delegates. Elected to the Maryland State Senate in 1962, she was also the first black woman in the U.S. to be elected to a state senate seat. She spent 25 years in the Maryland legislature, working on policies to enforce stricter employment regulations and …

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