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A C A M P U S N E W S L E T T E R F O R F A C U LT Y, S TA F F A N D S T U D E N T S                                                                                      SEPTEMBER 2008, ISSUE 1



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                 Williams and Worthy Honored                           Henrietta Yang Brings Mandarin                   Morehouse Gets Million-Dollar                      Maroon Tigers Kick Off 2008
                 as Employees of the Month                             Chinese Language to Campus                       Art Collection                                     Football Season




Tears and Cheers Abound as Families                                                                                                                                        President Rearranges
                                                                                                                                                                           Top Administrative
                                                                                                                                                                           Positions in One-Year
See Sons Become Men of Morehouse                                                                                                                                           Pilot Program
                                                                                                                                                                               President Robert M. Franklin
                                                                                                                                                                           Jr. 75’ has announced a one-year
                                                                                                                                                                           pilot in which he has reorganized
                                                                                                                                                                           the College’s administrative
                                                                                                                                                                           structure and performance team.
                                                                                                                                                                               John Williams ’69, dean of the
                                                                                                                                                                           division of Business Administra-
                                                                                                                                                                           tion and Economics, is now the
                                                                                                                                                                           senior vice president for Academic
                                                                                                                                                                           Affairs. Karen Miller, vice president
                                                                                                                                                                           for Administrative Services and
                                                                                                                                                                           General Counsel, is now senior vice
                                                                                                                                                                           president for administration.
                                                                                                                                                                               Associate general counsel
                                                                                                                                                                           Michelle Reid is the interim gen-
                                                                                                                                                                           eral counsel while Alana Veal,
                                                                                                                                                                           director of Title III, becomes the
                                                                                                                                                                           associate vice president for
                                                                                                                                                                           Administrative Services. Cheryl
                                                                                                                                                                           Allen, associate dean of the Divi-
                                                                                                                                                                           sion of Business Administration
                                                                                                                                                                           and Economics, is the acting
                                                                                                                                                                           dean of the division.
                                                                                                                                                                               The changes went into effect
                                                                                                                                                                           on Aug. 1.
                                                                                                                                                                               Franklin said the decision this
                                                                                                                                                                           summer by Howard University
                                                                                                                                                                           associate provost Alvin Thornton
By ADD SEYMOUR JR.                            “It’s a real wake-up call,” Bain                                                              The class of 2012 marches
                                                                                                                                            into the Martin Luther King    ’71 to remain at Howard instead
                                           said as his mother, Claudia, stood                                                                                              of becoming the new provost at
   Charlo Bain stood in the center         anxiously nearby.                                                                                Jr. International Chapel to
of campus, taking everything in.                                                                                                            start the Parents’ Parting     Morehouse allowed the opportu-
                                              “I guess I’m a little anxious as to
   Watching all the hustle and bustle                                                                                                       Ceremony on Aug. 21.           nity to “rethink and re-engineer”
                                           how he’s going to cope in this new
of fellow first-year students and                                                                                                                                          the administrative structure.
                                           environment,” she added. “But I'm
their parents moving clothes, stereos                                                                                                                                          “For some time I have been
                                           happy that he’s made it this far.”                                                               Proud parents snap photos
and other belongings into dorm                                                                                                              while their sons march         weighing the benefits of separat-
                                              Fifty feet away, 18-year-old Ryan
rooms, Bain’s New Student Orienta-         Hobbs, his mother, Kimberly, and                                                                 into the King Chapel.          ing the duties of the provost and
tion during the last week of August        father, Alvin, were lifting boxes, a                                                                                            senior vice president for Aca-
turned into an eye-opener for the                                                                                                                                          demic Affairs, as well as the gen-
freshman from Nassau, Bahamas.             (Please see Tears and Cheers page 4)                                                                                            eral counsel,” he said. “I firmly
                                                                                                                                                                           believe that there are consider-
                                                                                                                                                                           able advantages in having both a
                                                                                                                                                                           senior vice president who is
                                                                                                                                                                           tasked with focusing exclusively
                                           ‘I’m Home’                                                                                                                      on the needs and developments
                                                                                                                                                                           of our faculty and academic pro-
                                           97-Year-Old Returns After the Great Depression Forced Him From Morehouse                                                        gram, and a senior vice president
                                                                                                                                                                           for administration who will
                                           By ADD SEYMOUR JR.                         faced freshman in 1929, only           of Morehouse and knew little                  bring laser-like focus to improv-
                                                                                      to have to leave two years later as    about Atlanta.                                ing the operations and customer-
                                                llis Barney Freeman quietly

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                                                                                      the country suffered through the          So after finishing high school in          service profile of the College. In
                                                scanned the immaculately cut          Great Depression. Freeman was          1929, he boarded a segregated train           addition, the College needs a
                                                lawns, the stately buildings          never able to return to Morehouse,     to Georgia.                                   general counsel whose efforts
                                           and the golf carts zipping around          but he kept the College close to           “I had been conditioned for               will be concentrated on the legal
                                           the Morehouse campus during                his heart.                             new adventures,” he said. “I wasn’t           integrity of the institution.
                                           Summer Commencement.                          “I feel like I’m home,” he said.    worried. I said to myself, ‘I’m here              “This deliberate interim ex-
                                              “Unbelievable,” said the 97-               Freeman came to Morehouse           and I’m supposed to learn.’”                  periment will allow us to test and
                                           year-old former Morehouse stu-             from Jefferson City, Mo. from a           He remembers making new                    critically assess the effectiveness
                                           dent. “Golf carts. When I was here,        family of high-achievers. His father   friends at Graves Hall where he               of a new and dynamic adminis-
                                           we walked everywhere. The cam-             and step-father were entrepre-         lived, walking to the segregated Fox          trative model,” Franklin said.
                                           pus is 66 acres now. Know how              neurs. Education was important.        Theatre and going to socials with             “Each of these colleagues has
                                           many it was then? One.”                    A high school principal told           the Spelman students and other                agreed to serve for one year,
   Ellis Freeman (left), with his grand-      With that, Freeman laughed on           Freeman that Morehouse was the         activities around campus.
   daughter, Jasmine Adams (right),                                                                                                                                        allowing sufficient time to
                                           what was a great day for him. After        school he should attend. Freeman
   stands in front of Graves Hall where                                                                                                                                    formulate and implement plans
                                           79 years, he was returning to the          didn’t question the principal,
   he lived as a student in 1929.                                                                                                                                          for one or more searches during
                                           place where he started as a fresh-         even though he’d never heard           (Please see ‘I’m Home’ page 5)
                                                                                                                                                                           this period.”
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EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH
MAY EMPLOYEE:                                                                                                                        TAKE
ERROLL “SAM” PHILLIPS

   Erroll “Sam” Phillips relishes in
                                                                                                                                     NOTE
the thought that his work is often
not noticed.
                                                                                                                                      Lawrence E. Carter Sr., dean of the Martin
   Phillips, who is in charge of
                                                                                                                                      Luther King Jr. International Chapel, was one
backstage productions at the Mar-
                                                                                                                                      of the principal speakers during the Global
tin Luther King Jr. International
                                                                                                                                      Peace Festival in Asuncion, Paraguay,
Chapel, works to make sure that the
                                                                                                                                      July 2-5. More than 250 leaders from 80
look of the chapel for events such as
                                                                                                                                      nations spoke during the three-day festival
Summer Commencement and
                                                                                                                                      attended by thousands of people.
Crown Forum is so perfect that
people only notice that it continues
to be a gleaming facility.                                                                                                            Elise Durham, media relations manager, Com-
                                              President Robert M. Franklin (left) and Erroll “Sam” Phillips.
   “I really get my satisfaction when                                                                                                 munications, was appointed to the Board of Di-
we have an audience and platform                 Phillips, a native of Fort Pierce,        collards and turnips,” he said.            rectors for the Sickle Cell Foundation of
full of people who are satisfied with         Fla., has been at Morehouse since                The fact that May was the month        Georgia, Inc. The Foundation provides educa-
an event,” said Phillips, the College’s       1996. Away from campus, he is an             when he was given the award is par-        tion, screening and counseling to sickle cell pa-
Employee of the Month for May.                avid outdoorsman who loves to                ticularly gratifying, Phillips said.       tients along with activities and services for
“That really makes me feel good.              hunt, fish and farm. “I got quite a             “It comes during the most               school-age, sickle cell patients.
We put in a lot of hours into a lot of        nice garden with corn, green beans,          chaotic month,” he said. “It really is
these events to make them work.”              butter beans, squash, cucumbers,             an honor.”                                 Henry Goodgame ‘84, director of Alumni
                                                                                                                                      Relations, Special Events and Annual Giving,
                                                                                                                                      is featured in an advertisement on the back
JUNE EMPLOYEE:                                    On a wall in Shelia Worthy’s
                                              office in the John Hopps Technol-
                                                                                              Worthy has been with the Col-
                                                                                           lege since 1998. She has performed
                                                                                                                                      cover of 2008-2009 The CASE (Council for
                                                                                                                                      Advancement and Support of Education)
SHELIA WORTHY                                 ogy Tower is a card that reads,              in a play penned by associate vice         Guide to Professional Development magazine.
                                              “Do the Thing That You Think You             president for Academic Affairs, Anne
                                              Cannot Do.”                                  Watts, and also has done creative
                                                  It is a mantra that Worthy, the          dance pieces for various events. That
                                              administrative assistant to Joseph           started when she was once asked for        William E. Gryc, assistant professor, math-
                                              Dixon, the vice president for Infor-         the name of someone who could              ematics, had an article, “On the Holonomy of
                                              mation Technology, lives by – even           perform a creative dance for an            the Coulomb Connection Over Manifolds With
                                              if a task is unfamiliar.                     event. She knew of no one.                 Boundary,” published in the June 2008 issue
                                                  “I just have a spirit of willingness,       “Then they said, ‘Why don’t you         of the Journal of Mathematical Physics.
                                              camaraderie and wanting to do                do it?’” Worthy said. “I had never
                                              things well,” said Worthy. “People           done a creative dance before, so I
                                              ask me (to do things) and I consider         created a dance. I think it’s all be-
                                              it an honor when people ask me, so           cause I’m a dependable person.             Melvinia Turner King, assistant professor
                                              I feel like I’ve got to do a good job. I     When people ask me to do stuff, I          of leadership studies, Leadership Center
                                              have to do the best I can do.”               just say, ‘okay.’”                         at Morehouse College, spoke on character
                                                                                                                                      education as a panelist at The Jepson School
                                                                                                                                      Summer Institute for Leadership and the
 Grand D.A.M.E.S.                                                                                                                     Liberal Arts at the University of Richmond on
 Donates $1,700 to Board                                                                                                              May 20, 2008.
 Opportunity Fund
    Members of the Grand D.A.M.E.S.                                                                                                   Toni O’Neal Mosley, director of Public Rela-
 – a group of current and former More-                                                                                                tions, Communications, has been appointed to
 house faculty, staff and administrators                                                                                              the editorial advisory board of Girl Friends Health
 who are members of Delta Sigma                                                                                                       Guide for Women of Color. Published in three
 Theta, Inc. – present a check for $1,700                                                                                             cities – Milwaukee, Chicago and Atlanta – the
 to President Robert M. Franklin Jr. ’75                                                                                              Guide is currently distributed through a network
 for the Opportunity Fund. The fund                                                                                                   of doctor’s offices and drug store chains.
 helps supplement funding gaps for               Pictured above from left to right         Holding the check with Dr. Franklin
 Morehouse juniors and seniors.               are Rahmelle Thompson, Remeka                are Cheryl Allen and Belinda Johnson       Willie Rockward, associate professor,
    Belinda Johnson White, one of the         Bowden, Ardis Blanchard, Fran                White. Not pictured are Rubye Byrd,        physics, appeared on “The Herman Cain
 group’s leaders, said among their projects   Phillips-Calhoun, Roseland McLarin,          Shanelle Coleman, Cecile Haydel,           Show,” hosted by Morehouse trustee Herman
 this year, they plan to adopt the Interna-   Denise Moore, Alison Ligon, Gwen             Melvinia King, Francesca Lopez, Ida        Cain ’58 on 750-AM/WSB Radio on June 24
 tional House and assist international        Wade, Bonita Moore, Jeanine White,           Mukenge, Diane Rowley, Shirley             to discuss global warming.
 students who are far from their families     Teloca Sistrunk, Dionne Polite, Felicia      Thompson, Harriet Walton, Sandra
 with some of their basic needs.              Damron, Pia Forbes and Cayce Dix.            Walker and Marjorie Wilson.

                                                                                                                                      Glenwood Ross, assistant professor of

                        CHANGING GEARS                                                                                                Economics, and Melvinia King took 19
                                                                                                                                      students to South Africa as a combined expe-
                                                                                                                                      rience for the Leadership Center’s annual
                                                                                                                                      Oprah Winfrey South Africa Trip and Georgia
  New Hires                                    Kirk Harris, security officer,              William Tweedle, resident director,
                                                                                                                                      State University and Morehouse College
  Mussaka Bagrou, security officer,            Campus Police                               Housing and Residential Life
                                                                                                                                      South Africa Study Abroad Program.
  Campus Police                                Minnie Jackson, administrative              Barbara Wardlaw, administrative
  Curtis Davis, director of campus             assistant, Communications                   assistant, Internal Audit
                                               Lenny Mercedes, resident director,          Labot Pinkney, business analyst,           Ron Thomas, director, Journalism and
  operations, Physical Plant
                                               Housing and Residential Life                Information Services                       Sports Program, was a presenter at a work-
  Anthony DeCosta, resident director,
                                               Paul Sulongteh, resident director,          Franklin Soares, resident director,        shop titled, “Taking It From a Single Class to
  Housing and Residential Life
                                               Housing and Residential Life                Housing and Residential Life               a Program: What It Takes,” during the Associ-
  Joseph Dixon, vice president,
                                               Marcia Thames, administrative               Harry Wright, associate vice               ation for Education in Journalism & Mass
   Information Technology
                                               assistant, Economics                        president, Student Services                Communication convention on Aug. 5 in
  Isaiah Green, resident director,
                                                                                                                                      Chicago.
  Housing and Residential Life
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50 Million Pound
Challenge Gains
                                            Henrietta Yang Introduces Chinese
Morehouse Members
By Vickie G. Hampton
                                            Language to Morehouse Students
    Tracie Daniels’ 14-year-old son,        By ADD SEYMOUR JR.                            The XXIX Summer Olympics in
Austin, wanted to try out for his                                                     Beijing also gave the world audience
school’s football team. He was side-           Henrietta Shu-Fen Yang remem-          a good look at the glistening and
lined before even hitting the turf be-      bers the talk about 20th century          modern Chinese capital city.
cause at the required sports physical       People’s Republic of China (com-              “Because of business and the
exam, his 219-pound girth and high          monly known as China) becoming            economy, there is lots of interaction
blood pressure – “and I’m not talking       a future player on the political and      – plus the world has gotten smaller
about borderline,” said his mother –        economic world stage.                     and smaller (because of the Inter-
kept him off the field.                        “I had been hearing that the 21st      net),” she said. “The Chinese market
                                            century would be China’s century,”        has drawn people there. And in
                                            said Yang, who goes by Henrietta.         order to do business in China, you
                                            “Well, there’s no doubt that China        have to speak their language and
                                            has gotten stronger and stronger in       understand their culture.”
                                            politics and the economy.”                    Anthony Pinder, executive direc-
                                               Because of that, Yang hopes to         tor of the Andrew Young Center for
                                            get the men of Morehouse out front        International Studies believes bring-
                                            on the global surge of interest in        ing Yang to Morehouse is the right
                                            Chinese business, trade and culture.      step in the College’s increasingly-in-    Henrietta Shu-Fen Yang, assistant professor of Chinese.
                                             Yang, an assistant professor of Chi-     ternational direction.
                                            nese, is the new director of Chinese          “We are at a point in the College’s   we have to make sure we are train-         Defense Language Institute’s De-
                                            Studies at Morehouse.                     history where we are really focusing      ing a diverse amount of globally-          partment of Chinese in Monterey,
                                               With the ever-increasing potential     on producing globally competent           competent leaders.”                        Calif., where she had been teaching
                                            that students could someday be            graduates who are proficient in              Yang is a native of Taiwan who          team leader.
                                            working or doing business in China        languages and are exposed to multi-       came to the United States to study            “I think (Morehouse) is a very
                                            – the world’s most populated coun-        ple cultures around the world,” he        linguistics. She had already studied       good place to create my ideal lan-
Tracie Daniels was inspired by her          try with 1.3 billion people – Yang will   said. “For an institution… Chinese        journalism in Taipei, but developed        guage program,” said Yang, who will
son, Austin, to take part in the 50         be teaching mandarin Chinese,             fits naturally. We have to begin          a love for linguistics and in teaching     incorporate new technology in
Million Pound Challenge.                    which is spoken by nearly three-          looking at other parts of the world       Chinese language and culture.              teaching mandarin Chinese. “I was
                                            fourths of the people in China. That      that are serious partners in our             She comes to Morehouse after            impressed by our students. It is the
    Daniels made a move of her own by       makes it the world’s most-spoken,         major interests. And if we are to         teaching stints at the University of       whole package and makes me feel
signing up for the 50 Million Pound         indigenous language.                      train globally competent leaders,         Texas-Austin and most recently the         like this is the place I want to be.”
Challenge, a national weight-loss cam-
paign created by Dr. Ian Smith, spon-
sored by State Farm Insurance and
aimed specifically at African Americans.
    “My son is from a diabetic family,
                                            Tears and Cheers                          production on the first day of NSO
                                                                                      to the emotional Parents’ Parting
                                                                                                                                impact of this class, possibly
                                                                                                                                like none other, through their desire
                                                                                                                                                                              “Leave your son or grandson at
                                                                                                                                                                           Morehouse and be proud of what
                                            (Continued from the cover)                Ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 21.            to contribute to the Morehouse             you have done in rearing and nur-
and most of them are younger than 50
                                                                                         Sterling Hudson, dean of Admis-        environment, the surrounding               turing them,” he said. “We will
and on disability,” said Daniels, the ad-
                                            television and a refrigerator from a      sions and Records, said the class         community and in exerting their            make him into a Morehouse Man.
ministrative assistant for General Edu-
                                            moving truck.                             represents 40 states and seven coun-      leadership skills,” he said. “I think if   And because of that, the world will
cation who plans to lose 80 pounds.
                                               Even though Ryan is from               tries, mostly from the Caribbean          there is one thing I would point to        be a better place.”
“This challenge will help us eliminate
                                            Fayette County, a suburban com-           and Africa. The sliding world econ-       about this class [that stands out] is         During the emotional Parents’
the biggest risk factor – obesity – that
                                            munity just south of Atlanta, he was      omy held down the normal number           that it is full of students who have       Parting Ceremony, the new men of
we can eliminate.”
                                            like any other freshman.                  of international students, he said.       leadership credentials.”                   Morehouse, class of 2012, – all
    Obesity is a national epidemic,
                                               “Uh, a little nervous,” he said as        Hudson said the class of 2012 is          President Robert M. Franklin Jr.        wearing their new maroon sports
according to a 50 Million Pound Chal-
                                            he shuffled his hat. “I’m used to         academically on par with previous         ’75 greeted parents and students           coats and maroon and white ties –
lenge brochure. But the news is graver
                                            being comfortable being at my             classes, but their commitment to          during the NSO Opening Convoca-            marched out of the Martin Luther
for African Americans: nearly 80 per-
                                            house. And now it’s a big change,         serve is what most impresses him.         tion, assuring parents that their          King Jr. International Chapel
cent of black women, 67 percent of
                                            leaving Mom and Dad.”                        “I think we’ll be feeling the          sons would be fine.                        through the gates of the campus.
black men and 20 percent of black
                                               “I’m somewhat nervous too,” his                                                                                             Under dark, yet cloud-swept skies,
teenagers are overweight. This leaves
                                            mother added. “But I know that he’s                                                                                            tears fell as families and their sons
African Americans disproportionately
                                            well able.”                                                                                                                    were symbolically separated by the
afflicted with high blood pressure,
                                               No matter how far their journeys                                                                                            closed gates that ceremoniously
diabetes, and various forms of cancer.
                                            to campus, the Bain and Hobbs                                                                                                  welcomed the students into the Col-
    Judith Richmond, administrative
                                            families typify the bundle of emo-                                                                                             lege’s fold.
assistant for the Andrew Young Cen-
                                            tions that united many of the new                                                                                                 “You feel a little sad that he’s leav-
ter for International Affairs, signed up
                                            men of Morehouse.                                                                                                              ing you, but you know that he has to
because dieting alone has not worked
                                               The eight-day New Student Ori-                                                                                              move on,” said Claudia Bain of her
for her.
                                            entation (NSO) helped to ease some                                                                                             son Charlo. “It’s something he has to
    “I’ve tried many times to go on my
                                            of those fears and calm the nerves                                                                                             do. Now that I’ve gotten here, I can
own, but you take a pass one day,
                                            of new families who became part of                                                                                             see that people are friendly and
then one day becomes two and even-
                                            the Morehouse family.                                                                                                          everybody is trying to help out. I
tually you don’t do it anymore,” she
                                               “The activities of Freshman                                                                                                 think he’s going to be alright.”
said. “With this competition, I think
                                            Week are designed to expose new                                                                                                   “Our family will never be the
that I will be more motivated because
                                            students and their parents to the                                                                                              same as far as all of us being to-
there will be a group of people doing
                                            history, traditions, resources, aca-                                                                                           gether,” said Kimberly Hobbs about
the same thing.”
                                            demic programs and overall pur-                                                                                                her son Ryan. “Now he’s leaving. He’s
    Eddie Southard, a 50 Million
                                            pose and presence of Morehouse                                                                                                 my first and only son, but I trust that
Pound Challenge Coordinator, distrib-
                                            College,” said Anne Watts, associate                                                                                           God will bring him through it.”
uted 2,000 bottles of water, bags,
                                            vice president for Academic Affairs.                                                                                              Though nervousness and uncer-
towels and pedometers as incentives
                                            “Parents, in particular, can leave                                                                                             tainty abound, Bain and other first-
to sign up. He said targeting college
                                            their sons with a reassurance that                                                                                             year students are looking forward to
students is essential because “if we
                                            Morehouse is the place for their son                                                                                           the next phase of their lives.
can impress upon them to stay on top
                                            and that he is in good hands.”                                                                                                    “For me, right now, being a man
of their health then they will lead a
                                               More than 900 freshman and                                                                                                  of Morehouse it’s just being inde-
healthier lifestyle.”
                                            transfer students took part in NSO                                                                                             pendent and being able to make
    To sign up for the challenge, visit                                               African drummers lead the newest men of Morehouse into the Martin Luther King
                                            2008, which ranged from the enter-                                                                                             wise decisions,” he said.
www.50millionpounds.com.                                                              Jr. International Chapel during New Student Orientation Week.
                                            taining “Welcome to the House,”
                                                                                                                            NEWS 5


                                                                                                                    HOUSE
                                                                                                                                                             INSIDE MOREHOUSE, SEPTEMBER 2008




Rubell Family Donates $1 Million                                                                                                                                             Ben Carson Comes to
                                                                                                                                                                             Morehouse to Award
Purvis Young Art Collection to Morehouse                                                                                                                                     Scholarships to 38
                                                                                                                                                                             Atlanta Students
                                                                                                                                                                                 Pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson
By ADD SEYMOUR JR.                           The Rubells have donated to
                                                                                                                                                                             told 38 Atlanta students that
                                          Morehouse 109 pieces of his origi-
      ight years ago, Purvis Young had                                                                                                                                       they hold the key to their educational

E
                                          nal paintings – valued at more than
      five days to get his rent money                                                                                                                                        success.
                                          $1 million. It is the largest, single
      together or he and all of his be-                                                                                                                                          “The responsibility for obtaining
                                          collection of art donated to More-
longings would be out on the streets.                                                                                                                                        a good education is not with your
                                          house and becomes the world’s
Art collectors Don and Mera Rubell,                                                                                                                                          teachers, not with your parents,” he
                                          largest set of Young’s work outside
who had relocated from New York to                                                                                                                                           said in the Executive Conference
                                          of Miami. The collection will hang
Miami, could not let that happen, es-                                                                                                                                        Center’s Bank of America Auditorium
                                          permanently in the African American
pecially since Young’s possessions in-                                                                                                                                       on Aug. 22. “It’s your own. So there is
                                          Hall of Fame. Northern Trust spon-
cluded an extensive collection of his                                                                                                                                        really no excuse for not accomplishing
                                          sored the installation of the work.
original paintings.                                                                                                                                                          what you really want to accomplish.”
                                             The gift was announced during a
   “(His paintings) told the story of                                                                                                                                            Carson and his wife, Candi, were
                                          press conference in the lobby of the
his life; he told the story of his                                                                                                                                           in Atlanta to present $1,000 scholar-
                                          Martin Luther King Jr. International
neighborhood,” said Mera Rubell.                                                                                                                                             ships from the Carson Scholars Fund
                                          Chapel on Aug. 28.
“The story he was telling couldn’t be                                                                                                                                        to the 38 Atlanta Public School stu-
                                             “Not only is Mr. Young a master-
sent to a dump.”                                                                                                                                                             dents, who ranged from fourth grade
                                          ful artist, but his work reflects a part
   The Rubells’ saw the impact and                                                                                                                                           to high school juniors. The scholars
                                          of our culture that should be pre-
value of Young’s 15 years of work,                                                                                                                                           maintain high grades, but also excel
                                          served for future generations,” said
staved off his eviction, bought his                                                  President Robert M. Franklin Jr. ’75 (left) listens while Don and Mera Rubell present   in humanitarian pursuits. The schol-
                                          President Robert M. Franklin Jr. ’75.
paintings and funded the storage                                                     the College with the 109-piece Purvis Young art collection.                             arship money is invested on their be-
                                          “We are extremely pleased and ex-
and reconditioning of his work.                                                                                                                                              half until the student attends college.
                                          cited to have this modern American
And they provided Young a finan-                                                                                                                                                 Jordon Nesmith was a 2004 Car-
                                          collection at Morehouse College            formal education, Young began fo-           take a collection like this would be
cial stream that will keep a roof over                                                                                                                                       son Scholar who is now entering his
                                          and to be able to share this visual        cusing on painting during a stint in        Morehouse,” said Northern Trust’s
his head for the rest of his life.                                                                                                                                           freshman year at Morehouse. He told
                                          art, not only with members of this         jail. From his small home/studio,           Sheldon Anderson who grew up in
   Now Young’s expressionist,                                                                                                                                                the group that winning the scholar-
                                          campus community and the Atlanta           Young, who is recovering from kid-          Miami and admired Young’s work.
urban art is featured in more than                                                                                                                                           ship is only the beginning.
                                          University Center community, but           ney replacement surgery, has cre-              The collection will be overseen
50 museums worldwide and he has                                                                                                                                                  “It is not about how you got
                                          with the community at large.”              ated pieces that chronicle life in          by the Division of Humanities
been called “the Picasso of the                                                                                                                                              there, but what you do along the
                                             Born in Miami’s Liberty City in         his poverty-stricken, crime-infested        and Social Sciences with artist
Ghetto.” He is also featured in the                                                                                                                                          way,” he said. “Your job is to go out
                                          1943, Young became a street artist         neighborhood in Miami.                      and instructor Charles Nelson
44-year-old Rubell Family Collec-                                                                                                                                            and make a difference.”
                                          who used much of what other peo-              “In thinking about what institu-         heading up a group that will decide
tion, one of the world’s leading col-     ple considered junk or trash to cre-       tion [should house Young’s work],           how it will be integrated into
lections of contemporary art.             ate art. Self-trained without much         I thought the perfect institution to        educational programming.
                                                                                                                                                                             ARCHE Study Finds
                                                                                                                                                                             Metro Atlanta Tops
                                                                                                                                                                             Nation in College
  SKIP MASON ELECTED                                                                     Herman “Skip” Mason Jr., in-           Mason. “But more importantly,
                                                                                                                                                                             Enrollment Growth
                                                                                     terim vice president for Student           I understand the tremendous
  33rd National President of Alpha                                                   Services and the College’s archivist,      responsibility in helping refocus
  Phi Alpha Incorporated                                                             will be adding another prestigious
                                                                                     title to his resume: general president
                                                                                                                                the fraternity’s goals and objectives
                                                                                                                                on those critical issues affecting
                                                                                                                                                                                  Metro Atlanta continues to be the
                                                                                                                                                                             nation’s hottest spot to pursue colle-
                                                                                     of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.        African American men, specifically           giate studies.
                                                                                         Mason was elected to a four-           getting young boys interested                     Since 1989, the area’s percentage
                                                                                     year term as the 33rd national pres-       in education.”                               growth in college enrollment was up
                                                                                     ident of the nation’s oldest, African         Mason plans programs to                   62 percent by 2005, according to a
                                                                                     American Greek-lettered organiza-          nurture young men and encourage              study by the Atlanta Regional Council
                                                                                     tion during the fraternity’s conven-       academic achievement.                        for Higher Education (ARCHE). That is
                                                                                     tion in Kansas City, Mo., in July             Morehouse will host Mason’s               the highest percentage increase
                                                                                     2008. More than 200,000 men have           inaugural the weekend of Jan. 23-            among the nation’s eight largest higher
                                                                                     been initiated into Alpha Phi              25 in the Martin Luther King Jr. In-         education centers and outpaces metro
                                                                                     Alpha, including icons such as             ternational Chapel. The ceremony             Atlanta’s population growth.
                                                                                     Martin Luther King Jr. ’48 and             will be the fraternity’s first-ever               “Our colleges and universities are
                                                                                     Thurgood Marshall.                         public inauguration. Honorary co-            national role models for working with
                                                                                         “Having known 10 of the past           chairs of the event include Presi-           regional leaders in promoting prosper-
  Alpha Phi Alpha Inc., national president Herman “Skip” Mason Jr., interm vice      12 national presidents…it’s an             dent Robert M. Franklin Jr. ’75.             ity, educating a skilled workforce and
  president of Student Services (left), greets Morehouse Alphas.                     honor being in the circle,” said                                                        improving quality of life,” said ARCHE
                                                                                                                                                                             President Michael A. Gerber.
                                                                                                                                                                                  The study ranked the nation’s 50
                                                                                                                                                                             largest metropolitan areas by college
                                                                                                                                                                             students enrolled and found metro
                                              “No money,” he said. “Just didn’t      was amazing. That’s how impression-          “I was blown away.”
‘I’m Home’                                have it. The conditions required that      able Morehouse was to Daddy.”                   Freeman was given a certificate of
                                                                                                                                                                             Atlanta ranks third with 47,548
                                                                                                                                                                             African-American students.
                                          I leave (school). My education had             Then earlier this year, her daugh-      attendance and was introduced as an              Some of the other findings: metro
(Continued from the cover)                to be disrupted.”                          ter Jasmine was talking with her            associate member of the Morehouse           Atlanta is seventh in degrees earned;
   “Howard Thurman would fasci-               He went back to Missouri, even-        grandfather.                                College National Alumni Associa-            in the top 10 for degrees earned across
nate us kids,” Freeman said. “He was      tually becoming a government clerk             “I was just asking about his            tion, representing the class of 1933.       14 academic fields; and fifth in univer-
such an outstanding individual. John      in 1942 and rising to civil service ex-    past and what he was proud of and           He is the only living person associ-        sity research.
Hope was the president and Samuel         aminer-in-charge. He retired in 1971       what he would do if he had the              ated with that class.                            To view the entire study, go to
Archer was the No. 2 man. I even          after an acclaimed 29-year career.         opportunity,” she said. “He said, ‘I            “It was a proud moment for the          www.atlantahighered.org/MetroAreas.
remember being in the same room               But he missed Morehouse.               would definitely like to go back to         entire Freeman family,” Jasmine                  Morehouse is one of 19 private
with W.E.B. Du Bois.”                         Years later, his daughter, Rebecca     Morehouse.’”                                Adams said.                                 and public institutions in ARCHE,
   But America was in the Great           Freeman-Adams, became a professor              Jasmine picked up the phone and             For Freeman, the day was the            which builds awareness of the size,
Depression, the nation’s worst eco-       at Spelman College.                        called the office of President Robert M.    completion of a 79-year journey.            scope, impact and value of higher ed-
nomic downturn. The College strug-            “I bought Daddy on (the                Franklin Jr. ’75. She left a message.           “I kept pinching myself,” he said       ucation in the region and helps its
gled financially and so did students.     Morehouse) campus when he was                  “Then literally 15 minutes later, I     of the Summer Commencement cer-             members share strengths through
The situation forced Freeman to           90,” she said. “He walked up to Graves     get a call back on my cell phone and        emony. “I couldn’t think. I was too         cooperative programs.
leave Morehouse in 1931.                  Hall, straight up to his old room. It      it was Mr. Franklin himself,” she said.     excited. It was a thriller.”
  6 LIFE         HOUSE
INSIDE MOREHOUSE, SEPTEMBER 2008




European Production of Porgy and Bess
Highlights Brown and His Former Students
By ADD SEYMOUR JR.                      and Georges Bizet. It also staged the         bourg on October. 7, 9 and 11.
                                        first performance of Bizet’s Carmen              “This new production of Porgy
         usic department chairman

M
                                        in 1875.                                      and Bess [has been] an important
         Uzee Brown Jr. felt like a        Brown, who performed in                    event in Europe,” said Opera-
         proud father.                  The Atlanta Opera’s 2005 produc-              Comique general director Jerome
   He was in Paris this summer per-     tion of Porgy and Bess, was con-              Deschamps. “The fact that The At-
forming as “Frazier,” the attorney in   tracted to perform in this                    lanta Opera [has been] associated
Porgy and Bess, with several of his     production by both the Atlanta                with this project makes us even
former Morehouse music students         Opera and Opera-Comique.                      more proud of it.”
as part of the professional chorus         “It is one of the most significant            Morehouse has been well-repre-
behind him.                             things for me because it was not              sented in the production. Singing
   “I was so proud because they         simply a touring company, but it              with The Atlanta Opera are assistant
were so on top of their games and       was a resident production,” he said.          professor Mel Jackson and alumni
so professional,” Brown said. “Peo-     “All the other productions of Porgy           James Binion Jr.‘06; Gregory Cald-
ple looked at and admired what          and Bess had been American tour-              well ’99; Bradley Candie ’92; Edwin
they saw in those guys.”                ing companies.”                               Cotton ‘07; the youngest member of
   The Morehouse contingent was            The group spent up to two                  the entire production, 21-year-old
part of the Atlanta Opera Chorus        months living in Paris. A month of            current student Marcus Hill; LaSean        Music Department chairman Uzee Brown Jr. (right) performs in a scene as Frazier
that traveled to Paris this summer to   rehearsals for soloists like Brown            Lewis ’03 along with Timothy Miller        the attorney with Kevin Short (left) who portrayed Porgy.
participate in the production of        preceded their seven-week run in              ’03, who is now an adjunct professor
Porgy and Bess at the historic          Paris, followed by week-long en-              in the music department and per-           ga-ga,” Brown said.                        each of the 18 performances.
Opera-Comique for seven weeks.          gagements in Granada, Spain; Caen,            formed the “Crabman’s Call.”                  European audiences have adored             “It has been quite an experience,”
Opera-Comique has involved iconic       France, and upcoming performances                “On the last night, he interpreted      the predominantly African Ameri-           Brown said.
composers such as Daniel Auber          in the European country of Luxem-             a high “D” and the audience went           can cast as every seat was sold for




SUMMER AT THE HOUSE
Summer Programs Taught Students Academics, Leadership and Community
     Brian Dawson thought this          Pre-Freshman Summer Program                       “It actually gave me the opportunity   Project Identity Summer Institute          Coca-Cola Pre-College
  summer’s Pre-Freshman Sum-                                                          to be comfortable in a new place,” said                                               Summer Program
  mer Program was going to be                 Like the other 150 PSP participants     Dawson. “It was like my brothers were          A snazzy group of rising high school
                                        heading to Morehouse in the fall, Brian                                                  sophomores and juniors in shirts and            Thirty rising junior and senior high
  fun and games. He quickly                                                           my family.”
                                        Dawson quickly acclimated himself to a                                                   ties who always seemed to be in a hurry    school students from 16 states took part
  found out that he was com-
                                        summer of classes, lectures and an                                                       to a class were Project Identity Summer    in this summer’s week-long Coca-Cola
  pletely mistaken.                                                                   Morehouse NYSP
                                        overall orientation to college life.                                                     Institute students. Forty males from       Pre-College Summer Program. The
     “We had to line up, go to
                                        Courses in English, reading, history,              Just behind the stands of B.T. Har-   across the country – out of hundreds       program introduces students to the
  class, make sure our shirts were
                                        math and sociology were offered as            vey Stadium this summer, a fierce soft-    who applied to be part of the program –    traits, skills and behaviors necessary
  tucked,” said the freshman from
                                        were lectures of particular interest to       ball or kickball game was usually going    learned about math and science, cre-       for leadership.
  Baltimore, Md. “I wasn’t expect-
                                        African American males. Earning a B or        on between some very competitive 10-       ative writing and public speaking. But          “We like to say that we impact sev-
  ing that. I was like ‘What’s going
                                        better in each summer college credit          to-16 year olds. The game was part of      they also learned about leadership and     eral areas: character, self-esteem aca-
  on here?’”
                                        course would count towards credit for         several athletic and academic compo-       African American male development.         demic excellence, gaining a greater
     What was going on was one
                                        their Morehouse coursework during the         nents of the Morehouse National Youth          Danny Bellinger, director of           respect for others and creating a sense
  of 18 summer programs that
                                        school year.                                  Sports Program.                            Project Identity, said the students        of community,” said Walter Fluker, ex-
  made up the Morehouse College
                                              But Brian Carter, an 18-year-old             “It was a successful summer,” said    come from a variety of economic and        ecutive director of the Leadership Cen-
  Summer Academy 2008. Spread
                                        freshman from Americus, Ga., who also         program administrator Robert Wilson        social backgrounds.                        ter at Morehouse College, which runs
  across campus, they engaged
                                        participated in PSP, said there was           III. “We had close to 200 children.”           “But the thing they had in common      the program. “I think the greater piece
  nearly 1,000 students – pre-teens
                                        an even more important aspect of                   This year the Morehouse NYSP          is that they were highly motivated         of our program is that we have a pow-
  to rising college freshman – in a
                                        the experience.                               got a boost: the Atlanta Falcons           kids,” he said. “We try to give them       erful program that creates community.”
  variety of academic, athletic and
                                              “The very first person I met when I     Youth Foundation, which is part of the     an even playing field and allow them       “It’s not failed for ten years since I’ve
  social enrichment programs.
                                        moved on campus this fall was a PSP           Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation,         to meet other kids and show                been part of this program that the stu-
     “The value of participating in
                                        counselor from this summer,” he said. “I      gave $3,200 to provide scholarships so     them somebody as highly motivated          dents say, ‘I don’t want to leave, I want
  a Summer Academy program is
                                        mean, I kept running into PSP people. So      50 young people could take part in         as themselves.”                            to come to Morehouse,’” Fluker said.
  arguably immense,” said Sum-
  mer Academy director Anne             it’s like I have 150 PSP brothers already.”   the program.
  Watts, associate vice president
  for Academic Affairs. “Students
  were able to get an early start in
  preparation for college work by
  being in classes taught by college
  professors, using college text-
  books and guided by college syl-
  labi. Students who return to
  their high schools after intensive
  study in these Summer Academy
  programs are stretched to
  achieve at a higher level, and
  they almost always perform bet-
  ter in their remaining high
                                        Among their leadership and academic           NYSP participants hit the pool as          Bryant Marks, director of the              Coca-Cola Pre-College Leadership
  school courses.”
                                        lessons, Project Identity students also       well as the field and the classroom        Morehouse Male Initiative, speaks          Program students began each morning
     Four of the 18 programs are        learned about table etiquette from            during their month of academic and         with PSP students in Sale Hall’s           with exercising and stretching
  highlighted here.                     Belinda J. White, an assistant profes-        athletic enrichment.                       Chapel of the Inward Journey.              together to prepare them for long
                                        sor in business.                                                                                                                    intense days.
                                                                                                                              SPORTS 7

                                                                                                                      HOUSE
                                                                                                                                                                              INSIDE MOREHOUSE, SEPTEMBER 2008




PLAYING FAST, HARD AND SMART
Maroon Tigers Football Team Looks to Better Last Year’s 7-3 Record
By ADD SEYMOUR JR.

   Last year, a 7-3 record after pre-
dictions of a last-place finish in the
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic
Conference (SIAC) turned the
Morehouse Maroon Tiger football
team into the surprise squad of the
conference.
   That won’t happen this year.
   Conference coaches picked the
Maroon Tigers to finish fourth in the
10-team SIAC in 2008, so there will
be no sneaking up on opponents this
year, said head football coach Rich
Freeman. The now-roaring Maroon
Tigers are a known commodity and
opposing teams have taken note. But
Freeman isn’t losing sleep over that.
   “I just think a man pretty much
controls his own destiny,” Freeman
said. “If we lock down and play fast,
hard and smart, then we can be suc-
cessful against anybody.”
   The fast, hard and smart mantra
– along with heavy doses of disci-
pline – continues to be the theme for
Freeman’s squad heading into his
second year at Morehouse. It will be
much more noticeable on offense,
where offensive coordinator Leon
Murray stalled a no-huddle scheme
that will keep defenses on their heels. Head coach Rich Freeman and offensive coordinator Leon Murray have installed a no-huddle offense that will look to move the chains this season.
   Christian Sterling returns as quar-
terback, but he will be pushed by
transfers Gerald Cook from Ten-            On defense, pre-season Division II feel like we have upgraded. We’re Steadman, Harewood, Nobles, State on Sept. 6 followed a week later
nessee State and William Brack from All-American linebacker Jeffrey looking for our defense to get senior defensive lineman Mario by the season’s first home game at
Jackson State. They will be throwing Cargile leads a stingy unit that yielded even better.”                             Lane and senior defensive back B.T. Harvey Stadium against Lane.
to senior James Steadman, who leads the second-fewest average points per          Senior punter Micah Streiff also Derrick Scott.                                 The Tigers visit Miles on Sept. 20 and
the wide receiver corps. Junior Ra- game in the SIAC last season.              returns to anchor the special teams.        After kicking off the season with then play Prairie View A&M in the
mone Harewood and senior Nate              “We’re returning nine of 11 Streiff and Cargile were named to a 7-3 loss at Benedict, the Maroon Angel City Classic in Los Angeles on
Nobles lead an offensive line that re- starters on defense,” Freeman said. the SIAC pre-season All-Conference Tigers start a tough September Sept. 27.
turns all of its starters.              “And of those two new players, we squad. Second-teamers included schedule with a visit to Fort Valley
                                                                 2008 MOREHOUSE COLLEGE MAROON TIGERS




                                                                                                        FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
  TIGER NOTES:
                                                                                                        AUGUST
  Morehouse will play before a
                                                                                                         30th   Benedict College* (Palmetto Capital City Classic)                    Columbia, S.C.        4 p.m.
  national television audience
  at least twice this season.
  ESPN-U will televise the                                                                              SEPTEMBER
  Maroon Tigers game live at                                                                             7th    Fort Valley State University*                                        Ft. Valley, Ga.       2 p.m.
  Fort Valley State on Sept. 7
  and on taped-delay on Oct. 11                                                                          13th   Lane College*                                                        Atlanta, Ga.          7 p.m.
  for the Tuskegee-Morehouse                                                                             20th   Miles College*                                                       Birmingham, Ala.      6 p.m.
  Classic in Columbus, Ga.
                                                                                                         27th   Prairie View A&M University (3rd Annual Angel City Classic)          Los Angeles, Calif.   2:30 p.m.
  The Maroon Tigers will be
  playing in three “classic”                                                                            OCTOBER
  football games this year: The
                                                                                                         11th   Tuskegee University* (73rd Annual Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic)        Columbus, Ga.         2 p.m.
  Palmetto Capital City Classic
  on Aug. 30 at Benedict,                                                                                18th   Clark Atlanta University*                                            Atlanta, Ga.          2 p.m.
  the Angel City Classic in                                                                              25th   Albany State University* (Homecoming)                                Atlanta, Ga.          2 p.m.
  Los Angeles against Prairie
  View A&M and the Oct. 11
  Morehouse-Tuskegee Classic                                                                            NOVEMBER
  in Columbus, Ga.                                                                                       1st    Stillman College*                                                    Tuscaloosa, Ala.      5 p.m.
                                                                                                         8th    Kentucky State University*                                           Atlanta, Ga.          1 p.m.

                                                                                                        BOLD denotes home games * denotes Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference games
   8 CALENDAR     HOUSE
INSIDE MOREHOUSE, SEPTEMBER 2008




SEPTEMBER                                                                                                                                                         EDITOR’S PICK
                                                                                                                                                                Sept. 15 through Sept. 30
                                                                                                                                                                CAREER WEEK 2008

THURSDAYS THROUGH SEPT. 25                            Annual Community Volunteer Day
                                                      Open to all Atlanta University Center students
                                                                                                             THURSDAY,         18                               Sept. 23 – Newell Rubbermaid
                                                                                                                                                                Mock Interviews
                                                                                                                                                                Douglass Hall
LSAT Prep Class —                                     Kilgore Campus Center Plaza and Atrium                 Opening Crown Forum
                                                      9 a.m – 2 p.m.                                                                                            10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Prepare for the October LSAT                                                                                 Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
                                                      Community partners are invited to distribute infor-                                                       Email resumes to
Sale Hall, Room 110                                                                                          10:45 a.m.
                                                      mation about their program and to recruit students.                                                       kblackbu@morehouse.edu to
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                                                                                        Contact: Anne Watts, (404) 572-3660 or at
                                                      Contact: Jackie Dugger, (404) 525-6391 or at                                                              schedule an interview with a
Thursdays through September 25.                                                                              awatts@morehouse.edu
                                                      jdugger@morehouse.edu                                                                                     Newell Rubbermaid representative.
Cost is $300 which includes books
Contact: Stacey (404) 483-1284 or at                  or Tony Rocker, at (404) 522-3759.                     HIV/AIDS & STD Testing
                                                                                                                                                                Sept. 24 – Bank of America
lsattestprep@yahoo.com                                                                                       Student Health Services
                                                                                                                                                                Mock Interviews
                                                                                                             Brazeal Hall, Ground Floor
                                                                                                                                                                Douglass Hall
                                                                                                             Testing is done by AIDS Research Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                                                      SATURDAY,       133
                                                                       1
                                                                                                             of Atlanta with results in one hour.
                                                                                                             11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                Email resumes to

SUNDAY,        67                                     Football
                                                                                                             Contact: Dorcus Rouse, (404) 215-2637 or at
                                                                                                             drouse@morehouse.edu.
                                                                                                                                                                kblackbu@morehouse.edu to
                                                                                                                                                                schedule an interview with a Bank
                                                                                                                                                                of America representative.
Football                                              Lane vs. Morehouse
Morehouse vs. Fort Valley State                       B.T. Harvey Stadium
                                                                                                                                                                Sept. 25 – Google Resume and
Fort Valley, Ga.                                      7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                Interview Skills Review
1 p.m.
Contact: Rhonda Higgs, (404) 215-2686 or at
rhiggs@morehouse.edu
                                                      Contact: Rhonda Higgs, (404) 215-2686 or at
                                                      rhiggs@morehouse.edu                                   SATURDAY,       200
                                                                                                                              2                                 Kilgore Campus Center, Seminar
                                                                                                                                                                Rooms
                                                                                                                                                                5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
                                                                                                             Football                                           Google representatives will con-


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                                                                                                             Morehouse vs. Miles

                                                                    1
                                                                                                                                                                duct a workshop on resume writing
                                                                                                             Birmingham, Ala.

                  100
                                                                                                                                                                and interview skills. Also learn

WEDNESDAY,         1                                  SUNDAY,
                                                      Morehouse/Spelman Annual Reading Retreat
                                                                                                             6 p.m.
                                                                                                             Contact: Rhonda Higgs, (404) 215-2686 or at
                                                                                                             rhiggs@morehouse.edu
                                                                                                                                                                about Google career opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                Contact: Kellye Blackburn Eckles,
                                                                                                                                                                (404) 215-2703 or at
Grant Writing Training                                This event is for members and invited guests only.
                                                                                                                                                                kblackbu@morehouse.ed
Kilgore Campus Center, Seminar Rooms                  Helen, Georgia
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                                 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                Sept. 29 – Black Executive
Sponsored by the Administration for
Children and Families
Free and open to the public
                                                      Contact: Ora Drayton, (404) 215-2679
                                                      or at odrayton@morehouse.edu.                          SATURDAY,       277
                                                                                                                              2                                 Exchange Program (BEEP)
                                                                                                                                                                Mock Interviews
                                                                                                                                                                Douglass Hall
Contact: Dorothy Mabry, (404) 562-2855 or at                                                                 Football                                           10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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dkmabry@acf.hhs.gov.                                                                                         Farmers Angel City Classic

                                                                     1
                                                                                                                                                                Email resumes to
                                                                                                             Morehouse vs. Prairie View A&M                     kblackbu@morehouse.edu to
University of Chicago                                 TUESDAY,                                               Los Angeles, Calif.                                schedule an interview with a
College of Law                                                                                               2:30 p.m.                                          Black Executive Exchange Program
Information Table                                     Annual Community Partners Luncheon                     Contact: Rhonda Higgs, (404) 215-2686 or at        representative.
Kilgore Campus Center Plaza                           Theme: Community Leaders Impacting                     rhiggs@morehouse.edu
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.                                      Future Leaders                                                                                            Sept. 29 – How to Network
Contact: Kellye Blackburn Eckles, (404) 215-2703      Executive Conference Center                                                                               at the AUC Career Fair
or at kblackbu@morehouse.edu                          Noon – 1:30 p.m.                                                                                          Douglass Hall
                                                      Contact: Jackie Dugger, (404) 525-6391 or at                                                              Noon
                                                      jdugger@morehouse.edu.                                                                                    Learn how to make the most of
                                                      By invitation only                                                                                         the AUC Career Fair from expert
                                                                                                                                                                networker John J.I. Chisholm of
                                                                                                                                                                the Black Executive Exchange
                                                                                                                                                                Program. Lunch will be served.
                                                                                                                                                                RSVP required.
                                                                                                                                                                Email resumes to
                                                                                                                                                                kblackbu@morehouse.edu

                                                                                                                                                                Sept. 29 – How to Succeed in
                                                                                                                                                                the Music Business



                                                      What I do
                                                          “When faculty, staff and students are ready
                                                       to have an event in one of the campus’ facilities,
                                                                                                            and events. In other words, I’m in the middle of
                                                                                                            everything. Every day is different and I never
                                                                                                                                                                Location to be determined
                                                                                                                                                                5 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                Meet executives and artists from
                                                                                                                                                                Hidden Beach Recordings.
                                                                                                                                                                Contact: Kellye Blackburn Eckles,
                                                                                                                                                                (404) 215-2703
                                                       they call us or me, i.e., needing tables, chairs,    know when I walk on this campus each day            or kblackbu@morehouse.edu
                                                       audio visual equipment. It means whatever            what I’ll be into. Something is always
                                                       items are required, I have to set them up. I have    going on.                                           Sept. 30 — 42nd Annual Atlanta
                                                       to have it all ready for the event and make sure         (About being involved as an advisor for         University Center Career Fair
                                                       everything is working properly for the duration      many student activities and other functions         Hyatt Regency Downtown Atlanta
                                                       of the event. With students, that means sitting      across campus) “The students, they are like my      1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
   Name: Shiekgo Carter                                                                                                                                         Check Tigernet for a list
                                                       down with them and going over how they               energy. They are funny. But I just like being in-
   Title: Support Services Coordinator                 should do the event and advising them about          volved. Everybody around here knows I have a        of employers
   Hometown: Atlanta, GA                               what they need to do to have a successful event.     lot of energy and know that I’ll get a lot done.    Contact: Kellye Blackburn Eckles,
   Tenure at Morehouse: 12 years                       But I always say we’re the first ones here and           “Oh, my name. Everyone asks. All I know is      (404) 215-2703 or at
                                                       then the last ones to leave.                         it’s Japanese and it doesn’t mean much –            kblackbu@morehouse.ed
   Something not commonly known about Shiekgo:
   She is a huge fan of singer Prince and has at least    “What I like the most about this department       I looked it up. My mother said she was watching
   twice been on stage at                              – besides James Smartt and my great co-workers       a beauty pageant show and one of the
   concerts and danced with him.                       – is you are involved in a lot of different things   contestants was named Shiekgo.”

								
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