Memorial Service Held for Interim President William J. "Bill" Taggart

Just three weeks ago, on May 21, Morehouse College Board Chairman Willie Woods ’85 sat joyously onstage next to Interim President William J. “Bill” Taggart at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel during the College’s 133rd Commencement ceremony.   

But in that same hallowed space Friday, Chairman Woods somberly remembered his friend, as the Morehouse College President’s Chair sat empty with a black sash draped across it. Interim President Taggart passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at his Atlanta home. He was 55.
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Morehouse Honors Four Living Board Chairs, Naming Them Chairmen Emeriti

Morehouse Honors Four Living Board Chairs, Naming Them Chairmen Emeriti

The four living chairmen emeriti of the Morehouse College Board of Trustees were recently honored for their leadership and dedication to the College.

Robert C. Davidson Jr. ’67, the Rev. Otis Moss Jr. ’56, Willie “Flash” Davis ’56, and James L. Hudson ’61 were recognized during the College’s historic 133rd Commencement in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel in May.
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Professor Ken Perry retires from Morehouse College

Professor Dr. Kenneth Perry Retires from the Computer Science Department

When Dr. Kenneth Perry was the head of the computer science department at Clark Atlanta University, he noticed a trend.  Morehouse students seemed to always be winning the annual Atlanta University Center computer programming competition. Dr. Perry wanted to know why Morehouse scholars were so successful.
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Samuel DuBois Cook Passes at 88

In Memorium: Funeral Services to be held for Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook at Martin Luther King, Jr. Chapel Tuesday

The Morehouse College community mourns the loss of Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook ‘48, the former president of Dillard University, who passed away on May 29, 2017, at age 88 in his Atlanta home.
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President Emeritus Massey Receives Honorary Doctorate

President Emeritus Walter E. Massey Awarded Honorary Doctorate From Harvard

Former Morehouse College President Walter E. Massey ’58 was one of ten game-changers to receive an honorary doctorate from Harvard University recently during the Ivy League institution’s 366th Commencement ceremony.
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2017 Memorial Day Story on Nation Builders

Men of Morehouse Honor African American Soldiers and Connect with Belgium Youth During Nations Builders Trip

Eight men of Morehouse touring Belgium recently went on a pilgrimage to meet the descendants and honor the memories of the soldiers known as the “Wereth 11,” the only African American unit to receive a monument in Europe for their bravery in battle against the Nazis.
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Journalism and Sports Program Director Hits Career Grand Slam With Two Awards In May

Ron Thomas, the director of the Morehouse College Journalism and Sports Program, hit a career grand slam in May. He won a national honor for his work as a veteran journalist and mentor of budding reporters, and a Morehouse honor for his prowess in the classroom.
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Johnson and Barksdale Retire

Morehouse Professors Retire After Successful Careers That Span More Than 100 Years Combined

It’s not going to be easy for Tobe Johnson ’54, the longest-serving faculty member in Morehouse history, to leave the College after 59 years. Even after he retires this semester, he will still be a Morehouse professor. Johnson will teach one class next year.
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Van Jones, Commencement SpeakerCNN’s Van Jones Tells Newest Morehouse Men They Must Lead in This New Era

The newest group of Morehouse Men must lead the charge of a new, post-Obama era, CNN political analyst Van Jones told the Class of 2017 during Morehouse College’s 133rdCommencement ceremony Sunday.
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2017 ABL AwardMorehouse College Trustee Dan Cathy Named 2017 CEO of the Year By the Atlanta Business League

Chick-fil-A Chair and CEO Dan Cathy, a Morehouse trustee; GDOT's Dana Lemon; and Morehouse Interim President Bill Taggart, chair of the Atlanta Business League. Chick-fil-A Chairman and CEO Dan T. Cathy, a member of the Morehouse College Board of Trustees, was named the Herman J. Russell CEO of the Year by the Atlanta Business League during their 39th Annual Chief Executive Officer Appreciation Luncheon Program on May 16.
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