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Leaving Big Shoes To Fill

More than 400 friends of Morehouse College gathered to toast President Walter E. Massey’s tenure during the Massey Legacy dinner, held April 13 at the Atlanta History Center. Included on the guest list were corporate, foundation, education and political leaders, including Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin; and alumnus Christopher M. Jones ’99, assistant dean for Graduate Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Joe Adams, college benefactor and president of Ray Charles Enterprises, presen-ted President Massey with size 22 shoes, signifying that he has big shoes that will be difficult to fill. The evening’s festivities were hosted by Fredricka Whitfield, award-winning news anchor for CNN. Entertainment was provided by Grammy-nominated artist Oleta Adams, known for her hit song, “Get Here.” Unveiled at the dinner was a Massey legacy video, which featured Dr. Massey being interviewed by Amanda Davis, anchor of FOX5 News, Atlanta. Top sponsors were BP and The Coca-Cola Company.

For more information on Dr. Massey's legacy, read related story A Living Legacy - Period. You can also watch a special webcast Vision. Realized. Period. featuring Dr. Massey.

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