For a second consecutive year, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has recognized Morgan State University for its efforts related to student success and retention. In a follow-up to 2015’s selection as a Project Degree Completion awardee, this year the University was chosen as one of three winners in the Turning Points: From Setback to Student Success Video Challenge.
Sponsored by APLU and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU), the video competition required entering institutions to prepare and submit a five- to 10-minute video detailing their failures and how they eventually turned them into successes. A national committee then reviewed the quality of the video’s presentation and selected up to five winners.
Morgan was chosen as one of the winners, earning the University a $5,000 prize along with an opportunity to present Morgan State’s retention success story in a TED-style talk at the APLU Annual Meeting held in November 2016. Dr. Tiffany Mfume, director for Morgan’s Office of Student Success and Retention, coordinated Morgan’s submission and also starred in the video. The winning video was produced, directed and edited by Andre Patterson, retention coordinator for the MSU College of Liberal Arts.
Congratulations to Dr. Mfume and Mr. Patterson on a big win for the University!
Take a look at the winning video: