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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, a professor of Biology at LeMoyne-Owen College, has been selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for 2019.
“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 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/
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/
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.
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/
Civil rights veterans recall MLK on 51st anniversary of assassination
•‘Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’ Names UNCF Leaders Among Its Top 35 Women in Higher Education https://lasentinel.net/diverse-issues-in-higher-education-names-uncf-leaders-among-its-top-35-women-in-higher-education.html
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.