Morehouse Receives $2.25 Million Investment From Aramark Corporation

Representatives from Philadelphia-based Aramark Corporation presented a $2.25 million check to Morehouse College Thursday as an investment in a partnership that will expand facility maintenance services and bring new jobs to the College. Morehouse President David A. Thomas accepted the check, formally ushering in a closer working relationship with Aramark, the College’s dining services provider. Aramark is also now overseeing facilities management. See More »

Former Morehouse Guard Tyrius Walker to Play for New York Knicks Summer League Team

Tyrius Walker, the All-American point guard who led Morehouse to a historic 25-3 record this season, has signed a contract to play on the New York Knicks’ summer league team. The squad opens play July 7 when they take on the Atlanta Hawks. Walker recently had a tryout with the Knicks, where former Morehouse basketball great Harold Ellis is the director of player personnel. See More »

Dr. Miesha Williams Named 2018 Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award Winner at Morehouse College

Dr. Miesha Williams, an assistant professor in the Department of Economics, has been named the 2018-2019 Vulcan Materials Company’s Teaching Excellence Award recipient at Morehouse College. Established in 1991, the Vulcan Teaching Excellence Award honors an outstanding professor on selected member campuses of the Georgia Independent College Association. The annual award is presented to a member of the faculty in recognition of excellence in teaching, commitment to student success, and leadership to enhance campus community. See More »


Endowed Chair Named for Walter E. Massey, Alumnus and the Ninth Morehouse President

Morehouse College’s ninth President, Walter E. Massey ’58, has become the first Morehouse President and living alumnus to have an endowed chair named in his honor. With assistance from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the College has established the Walter Eugene Massey Endowed Chair of Physical Science, President David A. Thomas announced during the College’s 2018 Commencement ceremony. - See More »

Boeing Invests $6-Million in Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Boeing Invests $6-Million in Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Boeing has announced a $6-million investment in the future technical workforce through a partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). TMCF—the largest U.S. organization exclusively representing the black college community—supports some 300,000 students in 47 member-schools, including public HBCUs, medical schools, and law schools. -  See More »

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U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop: ‘The Morehouse Experience’ Has Equipped 2018 Graduates to Change the World

The Class of 2018 has been equipped to reverse the regression the nation has seen in civil and human rights, U.S. Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr. ’68 (D-GA, Albany) told the newest group of Morehouse College graduates Sunday. See More »

2018 Baccalaureate Speaker

The Rev. Dr. Michael Walrond to Graduating Seniors: ‘Be Strong and Courageous’

The Rev. Dr. Michael A. Walrond Jr., a 1993 Morehouse alumnus and senior pastor of the vibrant First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, exhorted graduating seniors at Baccalaureate Saturday to “be strong and courageous” in these challenging days and the years that lie ahead. See More »

Morehouse Team Takes Second Place In National Makerspace Competition

Morehouse College students took second place nationally recently in an Emerging Researchers National Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The Washington, D.C., conference, hosted by the National Science Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is designed to help undergraduate and graduate students prepare for science careers in a global workforce. - See More »

Three Morehouse Students Recognized As Gilman Scholars

Three Morehouse College scholars were recently named as recipients of the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship sponsored by the American Councils for International Education of the U.S. State Department. - See More »  

Michael Lomax ’68 of United Negro College Fund To Deliver Distinguished Phi Beta Kappa Lecture

Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D., president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), will give the 2018 Distinguished Phi Beta Kappa Lecture on Thursday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Glenn Room and Glenn Foyer at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. See More »  

Jeh Johnson, Morehouse ’79, Named Uber Safety Advisory Board Chairman

Jeh Johnson, a 1979 graduate of Morehouse College who served as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security under President Barack Obama, has been named the first Safety Advisory Board chairman for Uber Technologies Inc. - See More »  

CNN Hero Dr. Rob Gore

Dr. Rob Gore is working to end violence in his hometown of Brooklyn, NY. His nonprofit assists victims in the hospital and supports more than 250 at-risk students in schools and his community. See More »  


Morehouse Selected to be Part of Beyoncé’s Scholarship Program

Morehouse College is one of eight schools that superstar entertainer Beyoncé Knowles has chosen to be part of her new Homecoming Scholars Award Program.

One student from Morehouse—along with others from Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee, Bethune-Cookman, Grambling, Fisk, and Texas Southern—will be selected to receive a $25,000 scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year, for study in various fields. - See More »   

United Shades of America StoryUnited Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell

W. Kamau Bell, host of the critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning CNN Original Series, United Shades of America, previewed the show's "HBCU Episode" in BOA Monday night. The episode included interviews with faculty, students, and staff from the Atlanta University Center. See More »  


Morehouse College students who are the first in their families to pursue a higher education will soon receive financial support from Aaron's Inc., thanks to a new scholarship opportunity funded by the national lease-purchase retailer. See More » 

Maroon Tigers Track and Field Team Wins 2018 SIAC Championship

The Morehouse College Track and Field team won the 2018 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship in Albany, Ga., Saturday, their first conference title since 2015.   

The Maroon Tigers finished with 181 points and had 10 first-place finishes to win the title. John Burns had 12 top-three finishes, while Dobbin Bookman and Dedrick Vanovereach had three first-place finishes.  The Maroon Tigers had ten first-place finishes overall. See More » 

Memorial Services for Allen and CunninghamMorehouse Remembers Dr. Cheryl Allen and Timothy Cunningham '04

On Saturday, April 21, Morehouse College will formally remember Dr. Cheryl Allen, Ph.D., a longtime member of the Division of Business Administration and Economics who passed away earlier this year. A Memorial Tribute Service will be held in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. 

Saturday, April 21, during a Celebration of Life service at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse, family members, colleagues, classmates, and friends will remember an extremely bright, likable young man who was a highly regarded researcher. The service begins at 10 a.m. See More » 

Coach K in Masterclass‘Coach K’ Offers Life Lessons from Building Quality Control Music

Kevin Lee, known as Coach K in the music world, conducted a Master Class for students recently in the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center. The class—an informal, two-person interview on stage­—was designed to provide students with “real life information” they cannot find on Google, said Amber Grimes, a Spotify marketing manager, who conducted the interview.See More » 


Leadership Lecture SeriesAtlanta Federal Reserve President/CEO Raphael Bostic, TIAA CEO/Chair Roger Ferguson To Speak During Morehouse Leadership Lecture Series

Two of the area’s most influential members of the business and financial community will speak to Morehouse College students in early April about issues and ideas in the financial sector.

On Monday, April 2, at 3 p.m., Atlanta Federal Reserve Chairman Raphael Bostic will speak in Morehouse’s Bank of America Auditorium. TIAA Chairman and CEO Roger Ferguson will address students in the Atlanta University Center’s Robert W. Woodruff Library at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3. See More » 

Annual Spring Tour Annual Spring Tour Takes Morehouse Business Students to Australia and New Zealand

A group of Morehouse College business students just spent 10 days in Australia and New Zealand learning about the countries and their business practices.

The Spring Tour is an annual adventure sponsored by the Morehouse College Division of Business Administration and Economics that takes groups of students to points around the world to soak in international business lessons and culture. - See More » 


Mayor Emanuel Visits MorehouseMayor Rahm Emanuel to Morehouse Students: Consider the City of Chicago and Public Service

Morehouse College students should consider the city of Chicago as a place to live and work, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel told a group of men of Morehouse and faculty recently.

“What we’ve been doing at other schools is exactly what we’re doing here—recruiting people with college degrees to come to Chicago,” he said. “Whether it’s in finance, film, entertainment, sales, marketing, engineering—come to Chicago.” - See More » 

Morehouse Mourns Coach Arthur McAfee Morehouse Mourns The Loss of Arthur McAfee Jr., A Former Athletic Director With The Most Basketball Wins In College History

Arthur McAfee Jr., the beloved former Morehouse College athletic director who was the winningest basketball coach in school history, died Wednesday in Atlanta. He was 88.McAfee won 464 games as basketball coach at Morehouse from 1965 to 2000, with his 1990 team – featuring future NBA player and current New York Knicks executive Harold Ellis – advancing to the NCAA Division II Final Four. See More » 

More Than $3 Million Raised for Scholarships at Morehouse During “A Candle in the Dark’ Gala 

A great event became even greater as more than $3 million was raised for scholarships at Morehouse College during the “A Candle in the Dark” Gala recently. The 30th annual event, held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, was sold out with more than 1,500 guests on hand as six men – Ohio State professor William T. McDaniel ’67, Silicon Valley executive Emmett D. Carson ’81, Congressman Cedric Richmond ’95, businessman William M. Lewis Jr., director Oz Scott, investor and philanthropist Robert F. Smith – were honored for their stellar careers. See More » 

No. 9 Morehouse Defeats Clark Atlanta 72-67

The Morehouse Maroon Tigers are the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference East Division Champions! The Maroon Tigers wrapped up the regular season Thursday night by defeating Clark Atlanta University 72-67 Thursday before 6,000 people at Franklin Forbes Arena.  Morehouse swept the regular season series between the two Atlanta University Center schools and won the East Division title outright with a 18-1 conference record.  Morehouse had already secured a share of the title and the top seed in next week’s SIAC Men’s Basketball Tournament. See More » 

151st Morehouse Founder’s Day Convocation

In a new era of growing racial strife, we need only to look back at the things the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. ’48 spoke out against during the heyday of the civil rights movement, said renowned social ethicist Gary Dorrien, the speaker for Morehouse College’s 151st Founder’s Day Convocation on Thursday, Feb. 15. See More » 

lerone bennett passes awayMorehouse College Mourns the Loss of Iconic Journalist Lerone Bennett Jr., former executive editor of Ebony and Acclaimed Historian

Lerone Bennett Jr.’49, an award-winning author, social historian, and retired executive editor of Ebony magazine, passed away today in Chicago. Bennett was a former Board Secretary for the Morehouse College Board of Trustees. He served as editor of Ebony for nearly 40 years documenting the history and lifestyles of blacks in America and beyond. See More » 

Morehouse College Celebrates 151st Founder’s Week Anniversary With Concert, Scholarship Gala

Morehouse College will mark its 151st anniversary this week with a special lineup of festivities that will include alumni events, an 80s vs. 90s throwback concert featuring Tony! Toni! Toné!, and a speech by business and entertainment moguls who are among this year’s scholarship gala honorees. Nearly 5,000 students, alumni, and community supporters are expected to attend Founder’s Weekactivities, honoring Morehouse’s founding in February 1867 as the Augusta Institute in Augusta, Ga. The week celebrates the College’s legacy of producing global leaders. See More » 


Morehouse Entrepreneurship Center goes GlobalMorehouse Entrepreneurship Center goes Global

The Morehouse College Entrepreneurship Center in partnership with JP Morgan Chase & Co. has selected 11 small business owners to participate in a one-year pilot project that will help them to sell their products and services globally. It is the latest endeavor of Ascend 2020, a program created to help hundreds of minority and women-owned technology firms in low-income neighborhoods in major cities to bring jobs to their communities. See More » 

Morehouse College Mourns the Loss of Dr. Cheryl Allen

Dr. Cheryl Allen, a dedicated professor in her 25th year of service at Morehouse College, has passed away. Dr. Allen taught accounting in the Division of Business Administration and Economics. She came to Morehouse in 1988 after working as an auditor with the public accounting firm, Ernst and Whinney. Dr. Allen found her calling in the classrooms of Morehouse College and devoted her time to her students, stopping her career as a professor only to earn her doctorate in accounting from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia in 1998. She had earned a bachelor’s degree from Clark and an MBA from Atlanta University before the two colleges merged. See More »


Morehouse and Spelman Partner in Effort to Build a Safe and Healthy Community

Soon after Dr. David A. Thomas was appointed as the 12th President of Morehouse College, he scheduled a meeting with Spelman President Mary Schmidt Campbell to discuss strategies in which the neighboring colleges could collaborate to end sexual misconduct at the Atlanta University Center and create a safe and healthy community. See More »

Edelman: Honor King With Actions That Give Every Child A Chance

Just a day after civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. ’48 was assassinated in Memphis in 1968, Washington, D.C., like many other cities in America, saw many angry African Americans rioting in the streets.Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, had been in D.C. working with King and his Poor People’s Campaign. And during her visit to Morehouse on Wednesday, Jan. 24, she spoke about a conversation she had with a 13-year-old boy in D.C. that has driven her each day for the last 50 years. See More »


Tigers Down Panthers in Triple Overtime

In a game that will probably be talked about for a long time, Morehouse beat Clark Atlanta, 97-96, in triple overtime, on the Panthers' home court. The game became between two nationally-ranked teams lived up to the hype for the first 40 minutes, before becoming a war of attrition in the three overtimes. A total of five players from both teams fouled out and two others left with injuries. See More »

Hawks Team With Black Fives To Host Workshop At Morehouse College

As part of Black History Month, the Atlanta Hawks teamed with the Blackfives to hold a workshop for Morehouse students earlier this week. On the panel was Malcolm Delaney, Isaiah Taylor, and Sekou Smith.  See More »

Students fan out across Metro Atlanta for annual King service day, marking Morehouse alumnus’ 89th birthday.

While many Morehouse College students were home enjoying the last days of winter break, senior Demasio Timmons was in below-freezing temperatures Monday shoveling a mound of wood chips onto a playground at a childrenʼs school in Clarkston. Read Full Story »

President David Thomas Charts Bold, New Future for Morehouse

In his first news conference since becoming the 12th President of Morehouse College, Dr. David A. Thomas charted a bold new future for the institution— setting goals that would make Morehouse a leader among all historically black colleges and universities. Read Full Story »

New Trustees January 2018

Former Spelman President Beverly Daniel Tatum, AT&T Executive Marvy Moore Join Morehouse College Board of Trustees

Former Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum and AT&T executive Marvy Moore have joined the Morehouse College Board of Trustees. Read Full Story »

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Nationally Ranked Maroon Tigers Go to 13-0 After Defeating Lane 85-53 Saturday

The Morehouse College Maroon Tigers basketball team continued their winning ways this weekend as they defeated Lane College 85-53 Saturday at Franklin Forbes Arena. Ranked 25th in the nation, the Maroon Tigers are now 13-0 this season, and 8-0 in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Read Full Story»


In the 50th year since Martin Luther King Jr.’s untimely death in Memphis, Tenn., Morehouse College will spend a month remembering the civil rights icon with a line-up of special events to honor King’s memory. Read Full Story »

Morehouse Basketball Now Ranked Among the Top 25 Teams in the Country

For the first time in more than two decades, the undefeated Morehouse College basketball team is ranked among the best basketball teams in the country. Read Full Story »


Mayoral Inauguration

Morehouse To Host Inauguration of Keisha Lance Bottoms as 60th Mayor of Atlanta On Jan. 2

The inauguration ceremony and swearing-in for Mayor-Elect Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta City Council President-Elect Felicia Moore and Atlanta City Councilmembers-Elect will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College on Tuesday, January 2 at 1 p.m. Read Full Story »

Morehouse College Remembers the Life and Legacy of Philanthropist and Former Board Chair Charles E. Merrill, Jr.

Morehouse College mourns the loss of Charles E. Merrill Jr., the former long-time chairman of the Morehouse College Board of Trustees, a generous contributor to scholarships and other programs at the College, and the namesake of a campus building, who passed on Nov. 29 in Poland.  He was 97. Read Full Story »

Morehouse Mourns the Passing of Dr. Rudy HorneMorehouse College Mourns the Loss of Dr. Rudy Horne

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Rudy Horne, an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Morehouse College. Read Full Story »


Willie Thompson Receives Schwarzman Scholars Program Award

Willie Thompson ’16 Receives Prestigious Schwarzman Scholars Program Recognition

Morehouse College alumnus Willie Thompson ’16 will be studying in China next year as a Schwarzman Scholar, a prestigious recognition that gives the world’s best and brightest an opportunity to get a first-hand, in-depth understanding of China that will be critically important in the 21st century. Read Full Story »


Usher and Other Bennie and Candle Honorees Give Advice to Morehouse Students

In order to grow as an artist, or an individual in any field, a person must seek information, said R&B star Usher Raymond during Saturday’s Reflections of Excellence discussion at Morehouse College.

“Ask questions,” he said. “The reality is if you don’t ask the question, you’ll never get to the solution or the answer.  Give yourself the opportunity to have the information.  Ask the question.”