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MSU’s Yacob Astatke Wins Coveted BEYA Award

Dr. Yacob Astatke

Yacob Astatke, D.Eng., interim associate dean for Undergraduate Studies at Morgan State University’s School of Engineering, has been selected for the 2016 College-Level Promotion of Education Award by Career Communications Group. The award will be presented at the Black Engineer of the Year Award’s (BEYA) Global Competitiveness Conference in Philadelphia. Dr. Astatke was selected for this national recognition because of …

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Governor Hogan Appoints Seven to MSU’s Governing Board

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has made seven appointments to the Morgan State University Board of Regents, the University’s governing board. Two of the seven appointees are current members of the board whose terms had expired and have been reappointed to new terms by Hogan, including Regents Linda Gilliam and Dr. Shirley Malcom. The Governor also appointed four new board members: …

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Five Morgan Students Designated As University Innovation Fellows

University Innovation Fellows

After completing a rigorous six-week training, five Morgan State University students were named as University Innovation Fellows by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter). The five students, Morgan’s “Leadership Circle,” are among 150 select students from 52 institutions of higher education nationwide. Morgan was one of only two Maryland universities to have students named as Fellows for …

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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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Morgan Hosts Imagining America Conference

Panel Discussion at Imagining America Conference

An interdisciplinary team of Morgan faculty and students including Theater, Music, Art, Behavioral Health, and Architecture hosted two events for the Imagining America Conference on October 2nd at Murphy Fine Arts Center. An afternoon session entitled The Fourth Wall: Using the Arts to Engage Urban Communities involved the following faculty; Shirley Basfield Dunlap, College of Liberal Arts, Theater Arts E. Blaise DePaolo, …

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Cyril O. Byron Sr., 95, a Tuskegee Airman who later became an educator, dies

Story by Frederick N. Rasmussen Baltimore Sun • view original article Cyril O. Byron Sr., who was one of World War II’s famed Tuskegee Airmen and became a college educator and coach, died Oct. 20 of respiratory failure at a son’s home in Fort Washington. The former Randallstown resident was 95. Cyril Osbourne Byron Sr. was the son of immigrant …

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MSU’s Jacqueline Holland Joins AAFCS Board

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Jacqueline M. Holland, EdD, CFCS, is the newly elected board member of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). Dr. Holland, an assistant professor in Morgan State University’s Department of Family and Consumer Sciences in the School of Education and Urban Studies, was installed into office at the recent national conference in Jacksonville, Florida. As a board member of AAFCS, …

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MSU’s Omar Muhammad Joins TEDCO Board of Directors

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Morgan State University’s Omar S. Muhammad to serve on the Board of Directors of TEDCO, an independent organization created by the Maryland legislature in 1998 to assist in the creation and growth of technology-based business in the state. Muhammad is director of the Entrepreneurial Development and Assistance Center (EDAC) of Morgan’s Earl G. Graves School …

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Gov. Hogan Appoints Morgan Student to Maryland Youth Advisory Council

Sydney P. Parker

Morgan sophomore and political science major Sydney P. Parker has a passion for public service and a longtime interest in juvenile causes. Recently, that passion and interest were recognized, when Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan selected her to serve on the Maryland Youth Advisory Council (MYAC). On Sept. 11, 2015, Parker joined 54 other members chosen to serve on the Council, only a select 16 …

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MSU’s ‘Team Bear Squad’ Victorious in National Hackathon

Team Bear Squad

If you’re a current college student looking for some assistance with money management or trying to avoid going into debt as a result of overspending, you will be happy to know: there’s an app for that. At least there is one now, after four enterprising Morgan students worked tirelessly for nearly 17 straight hours throughout the night to develop their …

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