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Lamell McMorris ’95 Delivers Commencement Address at St. Augustine’s University

Lamell McMorris ’95 told St. Augustine’s University graduates during his Spring Commencement address to them on May 13 that faith will be integral to their future success.

Yaegel T. Welch '01 Joins the Everyman Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland

The Everyman Theatre Resident Company of actors just got larger and richer with the addition of the extraordinary actor, Yaegel T. Welch. As the company has enjoyed working with Yaefel over the years, it became evident that his huge talent would enhance the resident company.

Kevin Rome ’89 Named President of Fisk University

Fisk University’s Board of Trustees recently named Morehouse alum Dr. Kevin D. Rome Sr. ’89 as their 16th president.

One-on-One With Dr. Tobe Johnson '54

As his nearly 60-year career at Morehouse College draws to a close, Dr. Tobe Johnson '54 sat down for a one-on-one interview with CBS46 anchor Mike Dunston.

Tyrone McGowan Jr. ’10 named National Field Director for Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Every Saturday morning, a young Tyrone McGowan Jr. ’10 would listen to the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition broadcast. McGowan was amazed by Jackson’s accomplishments and wished to follow in the preacher/civil rights/ political leader’s footsteps.

On Saturday, March 11, Jackson named the now 29-year-old McGowan the new National Field Director for Rainbow PUSH.

Steven Scott ’79 named interim CEO of Upstate Medical University

Morehouse alumnus Steven Scott ‘79 was named the interim CEO of SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y.


U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, (D-LA), a Morehouse College graduate, was elected to a two-year term as chair of the powerhouse Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday. 

He will lead the largest assembly of the CBC in the history of the political alliance. The ranks of the CBC have swelled to 49 members after victories in the last election.  
Richmond ’95 will assume leadership of the Caucus when Congress reconvenes in January. He replaces outgoing CBC Chairman G.K. Butterfield, (D-NC).

Wallace ’08 writes and stars in one-man play ‘The Bitter Game’

Morehouse alum Keith A. Wallace ’08 takes center stage and center court in his one-man show, The Bitter Game.

Scholarship established in memory of Lyndon Wade ‘56

He lived a life devoted to uplifting the poor and underserved of Atlanta.

Lyndon A. Wade ’56, died at his Atlanta home on Saturday. He was 82.


Dr. Tobe Johnson to retire after 59 years of service

By Mo Barnes - RolligOut, Education

To be wise and to have the ability to impart that wisdom to students has been the job of Morehouse College professor Dr. Tobe Johnson for the past 59 years. As professor and chair of the Political Science Department, his coursework is one of the most demanding at the college as he molds minds of iron into steel weapons of knowledge. If you were a political science major, it was impossible to earn your degree without taking courses with Dr. Johnson. But this now comes to an end as Morehouse College announced Dr. Johnson will be retiring from the school. He is the longest-serving faculty member in the school’s 150-year history.

Morehouse Alum’s New Venture Working to Keep Your House Connected

Morehouse Man Paul Judge ’98, recently launched Luma in June 2016. His company makes an innovative Wi-Fi router that will tackle the issue of wireless “dead zones” in homes.

Sen. Leroy Johnson Honored by State Bar of Georgia's Lifetime Achievement Award

Former Georgia State Senator Leroy Johnson ’49 was recently honored by the State Bar of Georgia and the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism with their Justice Robert Benham Lifetime Achievement award for Community Service. The awards are given to judges and lawyers from across Georgia who have been leaders in community service. Johnson was presented with his award on Tuesday, Feb. 28. at the State Bar of Georgia.

F. DuBois Bowman ’92 Named Columbia University Biostatistics Department’s First Endowed Professor

Morehouse College graduate F. DuBois Bowman ’92 was recently named the Cynthia and Robert Citrone-Roslyn and Leslie Goldstein Professor at Columbia University. Bowman is the chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the prestigious Ivy League school.