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LeMoyne-Owen in the News: LOC's legendary basketball Coach Jerry Johnson and LOC alum Verties Sails named to inaugural Memphis Sports Hall of Fame

Coach Jerry Johnson and LOC alum Verties Sails, former Southwest Tennessee Community College basketball coach, are among the 22 members of the inaugural class of the Memphis Sports Hall of Fame, the Memphis Sports Council announced Wednesday, May 22, 2019. 

https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/sports/2019/05/22/memphis-sports-hall-fame-inaugural-class-penny-hardaway-larry-finch-keith-lee-isaac-bruce/3752493002/

 

LeMoyne-Owen College in the News: Dr. Denise Ferebee featured in WREG-TV story about video doorbells

LOC's Dr. Denise Ferebee, director of Center for Cybersecurity and assistant professor of Computer Science. was featured in a news story about video doorbells on WREG-TV Channel 3 Monday (May 20). 

https://wreg.com/2019/05/20/video-doorbells-are-they-worth-your-privacy/

LeMoyne-Owen in the News: LeMoyne-Owen's legendary Coach Jerry Johnson named one of the most notable sports figures in Bluff City history

The Commercial Appeal names Jerry Johnson, the longtime and legendary LeMoyne-Owen men's basketball coach,  as one of the most notable sports figures in the city's history. Johnson led the Magicians for 46 seasons, guiding them to the Division III national championship in 1975. According to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, Johnson learned basketball from John McLendon, who played basketball at Kansas when the school's athletic director was James Naismith (the inventor of the sport). Johnson's 821 career victories are the 21st-most in NCAA history. 

https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/sports/2019/05/19/memphis-bicentennial-top-50-sports-figures-history/3661526002/

Photos from LeMoyne-Owen College's 149th Commencement and Lantern Service

LeMoyne-Owen College had its largest graduating class in recent years when it conferred 156 Bachelor degrees and four Associate degrees to graduates during LOC’s 149th Commencement May 11, 2019 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church-Westwood.

LeMoyne-Owen College's 149th Commencement draws coverage by local media

LeMoyne-Owen College's 149th Commencement drew significant coverage by local media outlets. Graduate Alison Turner earned three degrees, with honors, ending a 40-year quest to earn a college degree. Larry Dodson, the former lead singer for the legendary Bar-Kays, and actor/activist Lamman Rucker were awarded honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees.

https://dailymemphian.com/section/metro/article/5020/Mission-accomplished-LeMoyne-Owen-student-59-earns-three-degrees

https://www.localmemphis.com/news/local-news/59-year-old-memphis-woman-receives-three-degrees-at-lemoyne-owen/1997071496

https://wreg.com/2019/05/11/after-40-year-journey-memphis-59-year-old-receives-three-college-degrees/

https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2019/05/11/alison-turner-59-earns-lemoyne-owen-college-degrees-after-setbacks/1153282001/

LeMoyne-Owen College in the News: Former LOC instructor Mary Ernestine Holloman honored on Mother's Day

 Touch By An Angel Ministries presented its annual Mother's Day Giveway Sunday. For the past 10 years, Larry Hunter has been giving away a recliner to a deserving mother at area nursing homes.  This year he gave a recliner, roses and a plaque to 83-year-old Mary Ernestine Holloman.

https://www.localmemphis.com/news/local-news/83-year-old-honored-on-mother-s-day-by-local-organization/1998758748

 

LeMoyne-Owen College in the News: LOC students Gabrielle Morgan and Tyquavious Noland among First Apex Institute Fellows

Eight undergraduate students at Memphis area colleges have been named recipients of the first Fellows class by the Apex Institute. Members of the Civic Fellows Program Spring Class of 2019 will develop creative ideas, encourage conversations, and cultivate original approaches for advancing equality in Memphis in line with the objective of The Apex Institute, which is to equip future generations with new approaches for addressing age-old problems of injustice, inequity, and inequality.

 https://dailymemphian.com/section/metro/article/4949/First-Apex-Institute-Fellows-class-named

59-year-old Memphis woman to receive three degrees from LeMoyne-Owen College

When LeMoyne-Owen College confers 156 bachelor and four associate degrees to graduates Saturday, May 11, 59-year-old Alison Turner will receive three of those.

LeMoyne-Owen in the News: LOC's Concert Choir performs at consecration ceremony for new Episcopal bishop

The LeMoyne-Owen College Concert Choir performed four songs during the consecration ceremony forThe Rt. Rev. Phoebe A. Roaf Saturday May 4, 2019), the first female and African-American to serve as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee.

https://dailymemphian.com/section/metro/article/4877/A-child-of-God-like-everyone-else-makes-history-in-the-Episcopal-Diocese

Danielle Porter named Executive Director of Human Resources

LeMoyne-Owen College President Andrea Lewis Miller announced Monday (May 6, 2019) that Danielle Porter has joined the college as executive director of Human Resources. Ms. Porter comes to LOC from an IT staffing company, where she served as Employee Services Director. She has more than 20 years of human resources experience in various service-related industries, with eight years in the nonprofit sector.

LeMoyne-Owen in the News: Larry Dodson to receive honorary degree from LeMoyne-Owen College

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The sound of music is something Larry Dodson has been surrounded by for decades. But this time his music has a different tune to it. A different band and now, one solo artist. https://wreg.com/2019/05/02/larry-dodson-to-receive-honorary-degree-from-lemoyne-owen-college/

LeMoyne-Owen in the News: EDGE approves ICED loans for Soulsville burger joint, Whitehaven hair salon

Terry Peete will receive a $20,000 forgivable loan from the Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis & Shelby County (EDGE) to open Al’s Tasty Burger in its original location at 965 E. McLemore. The restaurant first opened there in 1971. Peete plans to host a hiring fair at LeMoyne-Owen College. https://dailymemphian.com/article/4809/EDGE-approves-ICED-loans-for-Soulsville-burger-joint-Whitehaven-hair-salon

LeMoyne-Owen in the news: LOC alumna Johnnie Rodgers Turner is honored by Manassas High alumni

Former head of the Memphis NAACP and retired Tennessee state representative Johnnie Rodgers Turner is presented with the coveted “Gold and Blue Award” during Manassas High School supporters' recent 26th Annual Unity Brunch. http://tri-statedefender.com/manassas-alum-celebrate-multiple-wins-in-2019/04/29/

Dr. Mohammed Uddin garners his third Fulbright U.S. Scholar honor

Dr. Mohammed Uddin, a professor of Biology at LeMoyne-Owen College, has been selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for 2019.

Actor and activist Lamman Rucker to deliver keynote address during LOC's 149th Commencement May 11

“Greenleaf” actor and activist Lamman Rucker will deliver the commencement address during LeMoyne-Owen College’s 149th Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church-Westwood at 620 Parkrose Rd.

Larry Dodson, the multi-gold and platinum selling singer, songwriter, and producer who for almost five decades was the lead singer of The Bar-Kays, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from LeMoyne-Owen. 

LeMoyne-Owen in the News: LOC participates in Collierville Literacy Council trade, career fair

LeMoyne-Owen College will be among the vendors participating in the annual Collierville Learn to Earn Trade and Career Fair. In the expanded second annual Learn to Earn Trade and Career Fair, participants can meet more vendors, attend seminars and get help with resume-writing and interviewing, get door prizes, and enjoy food trucks. The event is free. http://collierville-news.com/2019/04/17/collierville-literacy-council-will-host-trade-career-fair/

LeMoyne College Class of 1968 honored with historical maker

The LeMoyne College Class of 1968, the last to graduate under the LeMoyne College banner, was honored with a Shelby County Historical marker during an unveiling ceremony on the LOC campus April 12.

LeMoyne-Owen College in the news: Former Walmart executive and LOC alumna LaTricia Hill-Chandler named diversity and inclusion officer at Arvest Bank

Arvest Bank on Tuesday (April 9) announced the hiring of former Walmart executive and LOC alumna LaTricia Hill-Chandler as the company’s new diversity and inclusion officer. https://talkbusiness.net/2019/04/former-walmart-executive-latricia-hill-chandler-named-diversity-and-inclusion-officer-at-arvest-bank/

SGA officers and LOC royalty chosen for 2019-2020 academic year

LeMoyne-Owen College students elected Student Government Association officers and LOC royalty for the 2019-2020 academic year during elections April 3 and April 6.

LeMoyne-Owen College in the News:

The 9:01: Revelations shouldn't mean dismissal of Memphis 3.0 concerns. LOC Biology Professor Nabil Bayakly, quoted in The Commercial Appeal article about Dr. King's legacy. https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/local/the-901/2019/04/05/carnita-atwater-revelations-could-hurt-memphis-3-0-opponents-9-01/3373796002/

WGU Tennessee, LeMoyne-Owen College Announce Partnership

LeMoyne-Owen College (LOC), a historically black college providing an excellent liberal arts education based in Memphis, Tenn., has partnered with nonprofit online university WGU Tennessee. The partnership ensures that LOC graduates and alumni have access to graduate degrees and programs through WGU Tennessee.

LeMoyne-Owen College applauds release of first UNCF HBCU Congressional Honor Roll

New UNCF Congressional Honor Roll Recognizes Members of Congress for their Support of HBCUs.

Local AKA's donate to LOC

Jane Venson-Talford and Ellen Edge, representing Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, presented a $1,000 check to LeMoyne-Owen College Feb. 3, 2019.

Sixty-first International Tea was another fund-raising home run for LOC

As a fundraiser, the 61st International Tea on Feb 17 once again was a success, garnering nearly $23,000 in donations from area churches for LeMoyne-Owen College.

Sixty-first International Tea is Sunday, Feb. 17

For 61 years, members of Memphis’ faith community have partnered with LeMoyne-Owen College to stage the International Tea, a major fundraiser for the college.

LOC will host National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame legacy lecture series

National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame brings legacy lecture series to LeMoyne-Owen College.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to aid LOC's endowment

 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA), in partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF), has pledged an endowment in the amount of $100,000 to LeMoyne-Owen College as a part of the organization’s AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund.

LOC's longtime director of alumni affairs and sustained giving retires

LeMoyne-Owen College alumna Frankie Jeffries served the college for 31 years.

Dr. Strayhorn keynotes TOLEDO (Ohio) EXCEL program’s 35th Annual Conference for Aspiring Minority Youth

LOC's Vice President for Academic Affairs leaves message of hope and motivation with minority young people and their parents.

Black History Month Chapel features dedication of historical marker honoring Owen Junior College and LeMoyne College students

LOC's Black History Month Chapel Wednesdsay, Feb. 6,will include dedication of aTenessee historical marker honoring Owen Junior College and LeMoyne College students who helped desegregate public facilities.

Byam joins LOC as vice president of information technology/chief information officer

Stephan Byam brings 20-years of IT expertise to LeMoyne-Owen College on Feb. 14.

Professor Phillip Dotson receives LeMoyne-Owen College Community Partnership MLK Golden Award

Dotson's longtime advocacy for safe and clean neighborhoods is recognized on the MLK holiday.

President announces hiring of interim HR director

Ms. Quinn Slaughter tapped to head HR.

Telissah Williams becomes Interim Chair of the Division of Fine Arts and Humanities

Telissah Williams replaces retiring Clay Foster.

W. Anthony "Tony" Neal joins President Miller's Leadership team

Former United Way of the Mid-South executive is the new vice president of Institutional Advancement.

Second President's Gala is Saturday, Nov.10

The 2018 President's Gala celebrates the 50th anniversary of the merger of LeMoyne College and Owen Junior College.

Celebrated author Kiese Laymon to hold book signing and reading

Celebrated Southern writer Kiese Laymon will be at LeMoyne-Owen College Tuesday, Nov. 6, to read from and sign copies of his critically acclaimed memoir “Heavy: An American Memoir.”

President Miller to appear on Live at Nine on Monday morning

LeMoyne-Owen College President Andrea Lewis Miller and Adrienne Bailey will appear on WREG TV’s (Channel 3) local morning talk show Monday, Oct. 29, to discuss this year’s President’s Gala.

Congrats to our 2018 Homecoming Week winners

Homecoming Week winners are anounced.

Breakfast with LOC's National Alumni president

Newly elected LeMoyne-Owen  College National Alumni President Jesse Chatman (’71) will discuss his goals during a breakfast gathering Friday, Oct.26.

Tickets for the Second LOC President’s Gala are now on sale

Tickets for the second President’s Gala are now for sell. The price is $150.

Mt. Olive Cathedral CME Church pledges $5,000 to LOC

LeMoyne-Owen College’s Homecoming 2018 kicked off with an inspiring and entertaining start Sunday, Oct. 21, at Mt. Olive Cathedral CME Church, which celebrated LeMoyne-Owen College Day.

Dr. Ferebee joins Women in Technology panel

Dr. Denise Ferebee, LeMoyne-Owen College's director of cyber defense, will participate in  Women in Technolgy panel discussion.

2018 Homecoming schedule set

Homecoming runs from Oct. 21 through  Oct. 27.

LOC students will battle faculty and staff in annual Homecoming basketball game

Signup deadline approaches for annual students vs. faculty and staff basketball game.

LOC students and faculty and staff to battle basketball court

Signup deadline approaches for annual Homecoming students vs. faculty and staff basetball game.

Tickets for Second President's Gala are available

Tickets for the Second President's Gala celebrating the merger of LeMoyne College and Owen Junior College are available.

Volunteers from LOC and its community partners clean up campus and surrounding neighborhood

Volunteers from LeMoyne-Owen College and its community partners spent Saturday morning, Oct. 6, cleaning up the campus and surrounding neighborhood.

LeMoyne-Owen "Career Connections" career day

Students will be able to receive career information from more than 40 comapnies.

LeMoyne-Owen to host community cleanup

LeMoyne-Owen College and its community partners will holds a community cleanup on Oct. 6 

LOC president recognized as a "Super Woman in Business"

The Memphis Business Journal names Dr. Andrea Lewis Miller one of 25 Super Women in Business.

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