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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

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