Spotlight Stories

 

 

SCHOLAR FINDS UNEXPECTED FUTURE AS A MOREHOUSE MAN


Ivan Conard came to Morehouse College from Cleveland with raw talent and no real way to pay for his education. When his pregnant mother dropped him off for freshman orientation 710 miles away from home, he was convinced that he could somehow find a way to stay for classes.

Conard, a natural salesman, wasn’t worried. 

It took him three days of knocking on doors and pitching himself to administrators to secure the means to cover his higher education. On May 21, Conard will make good on the investment Morehouse made in his future. He will graduate with honors and start a new career - in banking and sales.

“I fear nothing,” he said. “ I have always had faith and the gift of gab.” Read More »

STEM SCHOLAR FINDS HIS STRIDE AT MOREHOUSE COLLEGE


Blake Benyard, a Morehouse College scholar athlete, has dashed and hurdled, vaulted and jumped, pushing himself through a grueling test of mettle and might to reach the end of a race.

His endurance is unyielding.

On May 21, this decathlete will finally pause at the finish line, bend over, and catch his breath. After four years on the run, Benyard, a senior physics major from Lorain, Ohio, is graduating magna cum laude with an award for having the highest grade point average in his department – a 3.8. Read More »

 

 

Asante Challenges Students to Look Through a Different Lens

In the fourth Crown Forum of the spring semester, Dr. Molefi Kete Asante issued a challenge to the Men of Morehouse. Asante, professor and chair of the Department of African American Studies at Temple University, encouraged students to look at academics through an Afrocentric lens.