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Dear Fellow Alumnus:Morehouse alumni and former students have the greatest

fund-raising opportunity in the history of the College, andwe invite you to participate in an endeavor which willenable us to obtain doubled funds to meet pressing needsof this institution.

The Bush Foundation has awarded Morehouse a chal¬lenge grant of $75,000 in order to increase the amount andnumber of alumni contributions during the period from July1,1979, to June 30,1980. In this award $40,000 may be usedto match increased unrestricted alumni contributions on a

dollar-for-dollar basis, and $35,000 may be obtained to givethe College up to 350 bonuses of $100 each for each alumnidonor who did not contribute during the fiscal year1978-79. We hope that 100 new donors will give at least$100 each in our effort to claim the $35,000 available fromBush funds in bonuses of $100 each.

Defining an alumnus as anyone who has attendedMorehouse for at least one semester, the Bush matchinggrant has established the following requirements for ouralumni giving program:

(1) Unrestricted gifts by alumni must be between $5 and$5,000 in order to qualify for the matching plan; and

(2) Only restricted contributions from individual alumniwill be matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis. (Dona¬

tions from alumni clubs, women's auxiliaries of alum¬ni clubs, and recipients of honorary degrees will notbe accepted for matching purposes.)

If Morehouse alumni significantly increase theirunrestricted giving, Bush challenge grants may be renewedfrom three to five years. These challenge grants, therefore,offer an unprecedented opportunity to raise funds to meetCollege needs that have previously been identified duringalumni meetings and in The Morehouse Bulletin.

In this emergency we call on you to join in a united effortto take full advantage of the Bush challenge grant by send¬ing a generous contribution. Please remember that loyalalumni generally give at least one percent of their annualincome toward the support of their college and that anycontribution received by December 31 is income-taxdeductible for the 1979 calendar year.

Please help us to make this alumni effort a complete suc¬cess and to take advantage of this golden opportunity.

Sincerely yours,

Hugh M. GlosterPresident


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HOMECOMING/FALL 1979Vol. XLIV, Number 8362700

ContentsAndrew Young Speaks At Homecoming Convocation 4

Morehouse Honors Leontyne Price 6

Reverend Carter Installed As Dean of Martin Luther King, J r. Chapel 7

News of the College 9

Campus Spotlight: Office Of Health Professions 15

Morehouse Medical School 17

Alumni News 20

In Memoriam 31


William G. Pickens, '48CAMPUS EDITOR

Nathaniel C. Veale, Jr., '63ALUMNI EDITOR


EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS:Mrs. Yvonne King, Mrs. Verna Bolton, Ms. Elizabeth Stewart

Morehouse College admits students of anyrace, color, and nationality or ethnic origin.

Published quarterly by Morehouse College830 Westview Drive, S.W.Atlanta, Georgia 30314Second-class postage paid in Atlanta, Georgia

Photography: Bud Smith, William H Ransom, Timothy Mabron,Bobby Woods, W. H. Killian, Jr., Kenneth Hodges

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Morehouse HoldsHomecoming Convocation

For Andrew Young

An overflow crowd packed the MartinLuther King, Jr., Memorial Chapel on theMorehouse campus to welcome formerUnited States Ambassador to the UnitedNations Andrew Young back home toAtlanta. The occasion was a special con¬vocation sponsored by Morehouse tohonor one of her most distinguished alum¬ni (honorary).

In introducing Ambassador Young tothe convocation audience, MorehousePresident Dr. Hugh M. Closter stated,“During my brief life I have met manymen ranging all the way from farmers andlaborers to presidents and popes, but Ihave never met a finer and more genuinehuman being than Andy Young." Dr.Closter added, “Everyone will agree thatAndy Young is a black man dedicated tothe overthrow of discrimination and

segregation in this country and abroad;and no one will deny that he is also aworld citizen equally interested in seek¬ing peace, liberty, justice, and brother¬hood for mankind everywhere."

Mr. Young stated, "We have a history inthe Atlanta University Center of continu¬ing the great debates of our time, what¬ever the debates might be. Martin King'scoming out against the war in Vietnam,his dealing with racial segregation, hiswhole struggle of his time from Mont¬gomery to Memphis was always con¬ducted in the light of the education andcultural experience he received in this in¬stitution."

He pointed out, "There has alwaysbeen in black America a dimension whichis beyond our simple blackness and whichcomes from the fact of our oppression,and we have not been able to isolateourselves and be parties to injusticeanywhere because we have been so muchin our time and we know the history ofour forefathers being victims of injusticehere."

Mr. Young, with reference to his UnitedNations career, stated, "When I went tothe United Nations, it was in the traditionof black Americans—it was not AndyYoung— it was not ambassador from theUnited States of America — it was a suffer¬ing brother who ought to know about thesufferings of the world and one who had


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Andrew Young emphasizes a point at the convocation in his honor at Morehouse.

been identified with the sufferings of theworld. People came to me from allquarters of the world who had identifiedwith the struggle of black Americans as

they struggled for justice. And when theysaw me, they did not see a man; they sawa tradition. They saw a heritage of thepursuit of truth and justice."

He added, "When I became Presidentof the United Nations Security Council inAugust, I realized that the report of theCommittee on Palestinian Rights was

coming up. The report recognized the

right of Israel to exist and called for self-determination for Palestinian people.Nothing could be more fair or just. Theonly problem was we had just had atremendous upheaval in our governmentand the entire cabinet had been asked to

resign. I did not resign then. I always feltthat if I had to resign, it would not be for a

simple political issue; it would have to befor some serious moral reason."

Mr. Young pointed out, "The govern¬ment then was in the process of re¬

constituting itself. There was almost no


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I President Closter shares a laugh with Mr. Youngduring the introduction of the former U. N. Am¬bassador.

way you could get this country during thefirst few weeks in August to reassess itsposition in relation to the Palestinians.And we were facing a resolution whereanything we did would not only hurtPalestinians, but would hurt this countryand the state of Israel. But particularly itwould run the risk of hurting the mod¬erate Arab states. In that kind of situa¬

tion, the ideal thing to do is postpone theresolution and avoid a confrontation.When I went to the Arab states, they saidthe only way that vote could be post¬poned is for the PLO representative toagree to its postponement. I agreed totalk to the representative of the PLO. Intalking to him I violated a policy of theUnited States of Ajnerica. . . . My conten¬tion was that that policy had to bechallenged because a new situation ex¬isted. I could not go to the President orthe Secretary of State and ask them tochallenge it because, by and large, theyhad to consider the whole range ofpolitical activities. I had to take a step.That step was in the interest of my coun¬try .. . all parties involved . . . and peacein the Middle East.”

On a different note, Mr. Young stated,"Those of us who believe in this country. . . must continue to uphold what thiscountry stands for abroad. In upholdingwhat this country stands for, we do makemore friends for this country, and more

friends, unfortunately, or fortunately,mean money. If our policies change, ourabilities to do business will also change. Ifwe do not have the abilities to do businessabroad because of our political insen¬sitivity, we have not yet seen the kind ofinflation and recession that we will haveto confront.' Essentially our politics havegot to be in keeping with our principles.. . . You must realize how interdependent

President Gloster and Mr. Young welcome surprise guest Ms. Eartha Kitt.

Andrew Young joins the Morehouse Glee Club in singing "We Shall Overcome

the world is in which we live a.nd howmuch our goods and resources are depen¬dent on the good relationships with otherpeople in other parts of the world.”

Before Mr. Young's presentation, greet¬ings were brought to the Ambassador andthe convocation audience by Mrs. CorettaScott King, President of the Martin LutherKing, Jr., Center for Social Change; Mr. A.Reginald Eaves, Vice-Chairman of theFulton County Commission; Dr. Robert H.Brisbane, Chairman of the MorehousePolitical Science Department; Mr. Tyrone

Crider, President of the Morehouse Stu¬dent Government Association; and Mr.Henry M. Harris, President of the AtlantaMorehouse Club.

A surprise visitor to the convocationwas Ms. Eartha Kitt, who made a few briefremarks.

Following the convocation, Mr. Youngwas presented two plaques —one by Mr.Ozell Sutton on behalf of Alpha PhiAlpha fraternity; and one by MorehousePresident Dr. Hugh M. Gloster on behalfof the College.


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Morehouse HonorsOperatic Star

Leontyne Price

Miss Price addresses convocation audience.

Upon the unanimous recommendationof the Morehouse College Faculty, Leon¬tyne Price was nominated to receive thehonorary Doctor of Music degree in 1975.However, it was not until September 29,1979, that the degree was presented to thedistinguished operatic and concert artist.

The degree presentation was made at a

special convocation held in the MartinLuther King, Jr., Memorial Chapel, wheremembers of the Morehouse "family"gathered to pay tribute to Miss Price.

In awarding the honorary degree ofDoctor of Music to Miss Price, MorehousePresident Dr. Hugh M. Gloster stated,"You are the foremost lyric soprano ofour time, the reigning queen of the grandopera, and stellar soloist with symphonyorchestras throughout the world. Giftedby God with a beautiful and powerful

voice, you are a rarity who was born tosing. But you would not have risen to thepeak of your profession if you had nottoiled day and night to use your voiceskillfully and to sing authentically in thelanguages in which great musical master¬pieces have been composed. Yes, youhave the talent and the training; but youhave even more. You have a stage pres¬ence that enables you to identify with thecharacters that you portray and a

magnetic charm that reaches out over thefootlights and captivates audiencesthroughout the world."

Dr. Gloster added, "Because you havelifted yourself from Mississippi to theMetropolitan Opera and have gained thehighest international acclaim and adula¬tion as a recitalist in concerts, as an ac¬tress on Broadway, and as a singer with

the finest symphonic and operatic groups,I am pleased to honor you by awardingyou the honorary Doctor of Music degree,with all the rights, privileges and respon¬sibilities thereunto appertaining."

Miss Price responded, "I accept thishonor in memory of my mother andfather, and in the magnanimous spirit ofthe martyr, Martin Luther King, Jr. Irededicate myself and my services to con¬tinue to be a part of that great dream."

Dr. Anna Grant, Chairperson of theDepartment of Sociology, speaking forthe Faculty stated, "You have cast off thedouble yoke of race and sex. Because youdared to dream, you have our devotionand admiration."

Mr. Tyrone Crider, President of the Stu¬dent Government Association, said, "Godhas truly blessed you with a voice to singthe song of the black family." Followinghis statements, Mr. Crider presented MissPrice with flowers and a Morehouse "Weare Family" tee shirt.

Mr. J. Herbert Williams, representingthe Morehouse Alumni Association,stated, "You (Miss Price) represent atalent that is singular and significant. TheAlumni Association of Morehouse Col¬lege is pleased that its alma mater hasseen fit to honor such a distinguishedvocal talent."

Mrs. Beulah H. Gloster, speaking inbehalf of the Morehouse Women's Aux¬

iliary, stated, "Your life has been a modeland inspiration to many women in theUnited States. Today you join Dr. Wi I laPlayer and Mrs. Coretta Scott King as theonly other two women to receive thehonorary doctorate from Morehouse."

Miss Price thrilled the audience bysinging "This Little Light of Mine"acapella. Following this rendition, MissPrice received a five-minute standing ova¬tion. Because of this spontaneous out¬burst of love exhibited by the audience,Miss Price sang an encore with theMorehouse College Glee Club. The selec¬tion was entitled "Ev'ry Time I Feel theSpirit." The audience again gave MissPrice a five-minute standing ovationfollowing this selection.

Flowers were presented to Miss Price bythe Student Government Association ofMorehouse College, the Morehouse Wom¬en's Auxiliary, the Morehouse AlumniAssociation, and Delta Sigma ThetaSorority of Spelman College.


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Sunday, October 7, 1979, was a very

significant day in the history of More¬house College. It was on this day that theService of Installation was held for theReverend Lawrence Edward Carter as

Dean of the Martin Luther King, Jr.,Memorial Chapel.

In his opening remarks at the service,Dr. Closter stated, "This is one of themost important days in the history ofMorehouse College. The appointment ofDr. Carter is the result of a search thatlasted for five years. Since we have thefinest of facilities, we would settle for noless than the finest of college ministers.We wanted a chaplain who was a dedi¬cated Christian, an able scholar, acreative thinker, an eloquent speaker, aneffective counselor, and a dynamic leaderwho can develop at Morehouse the bestcollege church and religious program inthe United States."

Mrs. Coretta Scott King, widow of thelate civil rights leader and President ofthe Martin Luther King, Jr., Center forSocial Change, was one of the guests onthe dais. Mrs. King said, "This edifice (thechapel) is an appropriate memorial trib¬ute to Martin Luther King, Jr., who lovedMorehouse College so dearly. I workedwith Dr. Carter when he was a student atBoston University; now he is the firstDean of the Chapel. I feel he is the mostappropriate representative the More¬house selection committee could havemade."

In his Installation Sermon, entitled"The Hinges That Swing the Dream," Dr.Carter stated, "What then are the hingesthat swing the dream? St. Paul tells thatwhat makes the dream worth dreaming inthe religion of Jesus Christ is a criticalfaith, hope as an optimistic outlook, andthe love of God as an enduring and mer¬ciful heart. Why are faith, hope, and lovethe hinges that swing the dream? For onevery simple reason —because they are dis¬arming."

At the close of his sermon, he added,"The Scriptures state, 'Eyes have not seen,nor ears heard, nor the hearts of men con¬ceived the things that God hath preparedfor those that love him.' It is hard to getthe dream back on its hinges unless youcan answer these questions; a life whichbegins in faith, expresses itself by love,and is sustained by hope —that life is likeour Lord's life. It is the way to fulfilling

Dean and Mrs. L. E. Carter


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Christ's dream."Dr. Benjamin Mays gave the call to

worship and the invocation. PresidentGloster read letters of greeting from Presi¬dent Jimmy Carter and Georgia GovernorGeorge Busbee, who each expressed re¬

grets that they could not be at the In¬stallation Service.

Prior to the Installation Sermon, greet¬ings were brought to Dr. Carter andMorehouse by Dr. Joseph Roberts, Pastorof Ebenezer Baptist Church; Mr. AndrewHairston, Solicitor for the City of Atlanta(representing Mayor Maynard Jackson);Dr. Calvin Brown, Jr., Vice-Chairman ofthe Morehouse Board of Trustees; Dr.Grant Shockley, President of the In¬terdenominational Theological Center;Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, President of theSouthern Christian Leadership Con¬ference; Reverend Charles E. Smith,American Baptist Churches of the South;Reverend Norman Rates, Minister ofSpelman College; Dr. Willis J. Hubert,representing the Morehouse Faculty; andMr. Tyrone Crider, President of theMorehouse Student Government Associa¬tion.

The Scriptures were read by ReverendHoward Creecy, Pastor of Mt. MoriahBaptist Church; Dr. Ralph D. Abernathy,Pastor of West Hunter Baptist Church; Dr.William V. Guy, Associate Professor ofPhilosophy and Religion at Morehouse;and Dr. Melvin Watson, Professor ofReligion at Morehouse.

The Investiture was as follows: theDean was introduced by Dr. Robert W.Thornburg, Dean of Marsh Chapel, Bos¬ton University; the Installation questionswere asked by Dr. Roswell Jackson, Chair¬man of the Department of Philosophy andReligion at Morehouse; the Installationprayer was given by Reverend J.A. Wil-born, Pastor of Union Baptist Church; theDeclaration of Installation was given byMorehouse President Dr. Hugh M.Gloster; the Charge to the Dean was givenby Dr. Marvin Griffin, Pastor of EbenezerBaptist Church, Austin, Texas (the Dean'sfather-in-law); the Charge of the Collegewas given by Dr. C. Eric Lincoln, Pro¬fessor, Duke University Divinity School;the benediction was given by Dr. JacobAshburn, Pastor of Oakly Baptist Church,Columbus, Ohio.

Reverend Roswell lackson (R) asks installation questions of Dr. Carter as platform guests look on.

President Gloster welcomes Dr. Carter as the first Dean of the Martin Luther King, jr. MemorialChapel.

menus ana Tdmny ot ur. Carter are shown at a reception following the investiture


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I. Owen Funderburg (c], President of Citizens Trust Bank is applauded by [l-r] Dr. F. B. Williams; Mr.Guy Wilson, Southern Bell. Dr. B. R. Brazeal, and President Gloster as he prepares to give the in¬augural lecture for the Brazeal-Williams Lecture Series.

Morehouse SponsorsBrazeal-Williams LectureSeries

October 11, 1979, signaled the begin¬ning of the Brazeal-Williams LectureSeries in Business and Economics, spon¬sored by the Department of Economicsand Business Administration and theMorehouse National Alliance of Business

(NAB) Cluster. The lecture series is namedin honor of the Phi Beta Kappa Scholarsand former Chairpersons of the Depart¬ment of Economics and Business Ad¬ministration at Morehouse College.

Morehouse President Dr. Hugh M.Gloster said of Dr. Brailsford R. Brazealand Dr. Edward B. Williams, “More thanany other two individuals, they havehelped to lay the groundwork for the very

rapidly growing and unusually pro¬

gressive Department of Economics andBusiness Administration which we havehere today under the leadership of Dr.James Hefner, who succeeded Dr.Williams as Chairman of the Depart¬ment."

Dr. Brazeal, a distinguished educator,economist, and author, and graduate ofMorehouse College (class of 1927), re¬ceived his Master's and Ph.D. in ec¬

onomics from Columbia University inNew York. He served at Morehouse as an

Instructor of Economics, Chairman of theDepartment of Economics, Dean of Men,Academic Dean, and Professor of Ec¬onomics. He has been active in the com¬

munity also, serving as Director andChairman of the Board of the MutualFederal Savings & Loan Association inAtlanta, a member of the Fulton CountyCommission on Employment, and a mem¬ber of the NAACP. The Brotherhood of theSleeping Car Porters is his well-knownbook.

Dr. Williams, described by Dr. Hefneras a “master teacher and sensitivescholar," spent 48 years at Morehouse:four in high school; four in college; andforty teaching economics. Dr. Williamsreceived his Master's from AtlantaUniversity and his Ph D. in economicsfrom Columbia University. He joined theDepartment of Economics at Morehousein 1937. Speaking about the influence ofMr. Milton (a teacher of both Dr. Williamsand Dr. Brazeal at Morehouse), Dr.

Williams said, "Mr. Milton gave us the in¬spiration to learn as much abouteconomics and business as possible." Ac¬cording to Dr. James Hefner, "Dr.Williams always encouraged students topursue graduate education in order toachieve a higher degree of competenceand vocational choice."

Dr. Brazeal and Dr. Williams, both now

retired, were the second and third blacks,respectively, to receive the Ph.D. degreein economics from Columbia University.The first was Abe Harris I. Owen Funder¬burg, President of Citizens Trust Bank andguest lecturer, stated, "Both Drs. Brazealand Williams are men who not onlytaught economics effectively but livedtheir lives in a manner that inspiredstudents to achieve." Mr. Guy Wilson,Marketing Manager for Southern Bell andco-chairman of the NAB-MorehouseCluster, emphasized, "It's Drs. Brazealand Williams who really laid the founda¬tion of excellence in economics and busi¬ness administration at this institution. Ithink we all look forward to this lectureseries becoming a lasting tradition atMorehouse."

Mr. I. Owen Funderburg, who was Presi¬dent of the Gateway Bank in St. Louisbefore assuming the Presidency ofCitizens Trust Bank in Atlanta, graduatedfrom Morehouse in the mid 1940s, afterwhich he spent three years in the military.

In 1959, he became the first blackgraduate of Rutgers Graduate School ofBanking. Mr. Funderburg is presently aDirector of the Atlanta Chamber of Com¬merce and Regional Vice President of theNational Banking Association. Mr.Funderburg challenged the students in at¬tendance, "You are entering an environ¬ment in which the highest challenges inspace technology are still ahead of us; anenvironment in which the need to further

develop black-owned institutions as ex¬amples of achievement for our youth hasnever been greater; an environment inwhich both the opportunity and need forblack Americans to function at policylevels in the major corporate com¬munities to influence their priorities andthe allocation of their resources havenever been greater; and an environmentin which the demand for highly trained,skilled, and professional talent is growingat a record pace. I urge you to developthose disciplines necessary to separatethe frivolous from the serious, to find theproper balance between your social andacademic pursuits to maintain objectivityin your life's purposes, avoiding the frus¬tration of disillusionment and despair. Iurge you to seek the high ground of yourlife's performance and to be uncompro¬mising in your pursuit of excellence asyou take on both these challenges and op¬portunities."


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Louis W. Sullivan, M.D.

Dr. Louis W. SullivanKeynotes MorehouseHonors DayConvocation

Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., Dean andDirector of the Morehouse School ofMedicine, was the keynote speaker atMorehouse College's fall semester HonorsDay Program held on Thursday,November 1, 1979, in the Martin LutherKing, Jr., Memorial Chapel.

In order to qualify for the MorehouseHonor Roll, a student must maintain a

3.00 grade-point average (out of a possi¬ble 4.00), with no grade below "C," whilecarrying a workload of at least 14 semes¬

ter hours. During last semester, 225Morehouse students qualified for Honor-Roll status, while 208 qualified for theDean's List (a cumulative average of 3.00or better for the college career).

Dr. Sullivan spoke on “Medical Educa¬tion and Physician Manpower Needs inthe United States." In giving an overviewof the history of medical education, Dr.Sullivan pointed out that there were 148medical schools in the United States inthe early 1900s. Most of these were

isolated medical schools or apprenticeschools that were owned by one or twophysicians. Academic standards were low,

and a number of the schools did not re¬

quire a baccalaureate degree for admis¬sion."

Dr. Sullivan added, "Because of a 1908Carnegie Foundation study of medicaleducation in the United States andCanada (which was highly critical ofmedical education), the number ofmedical schools was decreased by at leastone-half. There were seven predominantlyblack medical schools at the time of this

report, and all but two of them (HowardUniversity and Meharry Medical College)were closed by 1923."

The Medical School Dean added, "Thepercentage of physicians who are black isapproximately two percent of the popula¬tion. This has been true for approximately40 years. In 1974, the medical schoolpercentage of black students was 7.5%;but in 1978, this figure had decreased to6.4%. In the 1950s, medical schoolsgraduated approximately 5,000 studentsper year. In the 1970s, medical schoolshave graduated approximately 15,000students per year."

With reference to the MorehouseSchool of Medicine, Dr. Sullivan stated,"Ours is the only medical school to befounded by a liberal arts college in thiscentury. At the beginning, a feasibilitystudy indicated that we should begin as a

two-year medical school and evolve intoa four-year school. Our first four-yearclass will begin in 1981. Our primary pur¬pose is the training of primary-care physi¬cians. However, we are also committed toresearch and the training of black aca¬

demicians, researchers, and administra¬tors."

Following Dr. Sullivan's remarks, More¬house President Dr. Hugh M. Closterpresented the President's award to Em¬manuel Collins, Jr., a dual-degree engi¬neering student and the top-rankingsenior at the College. Mr. Collins main¬tains a 3.95 grade-point average.

The Kemper Harreld Award in musicwas presented to David Morrow by Dr.Elaine Satterwhite, Assistant Professor ofMusic.

Dr. Charles Meadows, Director of theForeign Language and Special LearningLaboratories, presented special awards toFrederick Crear and Frederick Nanton on

behalf of the Modern Foreign LanguageDepartment at Morehouse.

Morehouse ContinuesCaribbean Study-AbroadProgram

During the spring semester of 1979,Morehouse College began its secondCaribbean Summer Study-Abroad Pro¬gram. The program consisted of twoseparate groups, totaling 33 students andfaculty, that left on May 15 and returnedon June 5. One group studied in Port-au-Pri nee, Haiti, and the other in the Domini¬can Republic. This intensive study projectwas funded mostly through a $30,000grant from the International Communica¬tion Agency (formerly the Bureau ofEducational and Cultural Affairs, U.S.Dept, of State). Last summer MorehouseCollege conducted a similar program inHaiti with a group of 18 students andfaculty. The effort proved to be so suc¬cessful that the ICA agreed to fund thetwo separate projects for this summer.

The students participating in the pro¬gram were carefully selected through a

competitive process consisting of a writ¬ten proposal, grade-point average, andlanguage ability. The final selection was

based on a personal interview conductedby the faculty advisors who accompaniedthe groups to the host country. The strongacademic nature of the program was em¬

phasized during an orientation periodbegun approximately two months beforedeparture. During this period, studentsreceived lectures and language classesand began work on independent studyprojects in consultation with their facultyadvisors.

The schedule of studies in each countrywas basically similar. An average day in¬cluded two hours of language instruction,a lecture by a noted scholar, and a tour ofsome point of historical or artistic in¬terest. The lecture series covered a varietyof topics, such as economics, sociology,history, art, music, and religion. In Haiti,emphasis was given to primitive art andthe relationship of voodoo to Christianity.In the Dominican Republic, a number oflectures concentrated on history and con¬temporary sociology and politics. Inshort, the students and faculty were ex¬posed to an extremely intensive studyproject designed to encompass as muchculture, life, and language of the host


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The highlights of each programcentered on the three- to four-day excur¬

sions to points of historical andgeographic significance. In Haiti, thegroup traveled to Cape Haitian, wherethey toured the famous Citadelle, a hugefortress built in the early nineteenth cen¬

tury to protect Haiti from invasions byNapoleon's armies. The group in theDominican Republic spent two days inSantiago, the second largest city in thecountry, where they were hosted byfamilies from the local university. Twomore days were spent traveling along thenorthern coast, where they visited a com¬

munity of descendants of Americanblacks who immigrated from Philadelphiain 1842 and who still speak English. Thegroup attended a service at the AfricanMethodist Church in Samana' that was

conducted in both Spanish and English.Other highlights included a visit to the

Presidential Palace in Santo Domingo,where the group was received by AntonioGuzman, recently elected President ofthe Dominican Republic. The group wasalso given a formal reception at theresidence of American AmbassadorRobert Yost. In Haiti, the group wasreceived by American AmbassadorWilliam B. Jones, a distinguished blackdiplomat who recently spoke at More¬house College. During the last week of theprogram in the Dominican Republic,President Hugh M. Gloster made a three-day visit. He spoke with Ambassador Yostand the rectors of several universities inSanto Domingo in order to strengthen tieswith the Dominican Republic and todevelop future exchanges of faculty andstudents. Items such as a visit by theMorehouse Glee Club and the sponsoringof a Dominican student to attendMorehouse were discussed.

The major goal of the Caribbean Sum¬mer Study-Abroad Program is to promoteinterest in the study of foreign culturesand languages on the Morehouse campusand in the Atlanta University Center. Ex¬cept for the Merrill Scholarship Awards,Morehouse has not had a formalized pro¬

gram for the purpose of sending studentsto foreign countries. The Caribbean area,because of its close proximity to the U.S.,significant African heritage, variety oflanguages and cultures, and traditional

historical and politicial importance forthe U.S., offers an ideal location for thistype of program. Exposing students to thisenvironment, through a structured aca¬demic format, will not only emphasizethe need for foreign languages but willalso demonstrate the necessity of an in¬ternational perspective that is lackingamong the general student body. It ishoped that future programs will attractstudents from outside the AUC who are

interested in the Caribbean. This will helpto make the program self-sufficient and toestablish Morehouse as a Caribbeanstudies center.

Morehouse BiologistReceives EPA and DOEGrants

Dr. Judith Bender, Associate Professorof Biology at Morehouse College, hasrecently received grants from the Environ¬mental Protection Agency and the De¬partment of Energy.

The Environmental Protection Agencygrant, which Dr. Bender is just beginningresearch on, is an extension of a previousgrant from that agency. The current grantperiod is for one year. The grant is valuedat $76,000. Dr. Bender states, "In ourresearch, we are developing a new testsystem to detect chemical mutagens (po¬tential cancer-causing agents). The exactprocedure is to extract DNA frombacterial cells and then check for specificmutagenesis on DNA markers."

Dr. judith Bender

The Department of Energy grant is alsofor a one-year period and is valued at$35,000. Dr. Bender states, "Certainstrains of blue-green algae producehydrogen when maintained in specific en¬vironmental conditions. Our research willinvolve genetic development of thesestrains for increased efficiency inhydrogen production. The strains are likelittle solar energy cells. The sun's energyconverts hydrogen ions to hydrogen gas."

Dr. Bender adds, "Hydrogen has sev¬eral advantages as an alternate energysource. It is easily transportable, is ex¬

tremely abundant, and is a pollution-freefuel."

Dr. Bender received her B.A. degreefrom the College of St. Teresa, the M.A.degree from St. Mary's College, and thePh D. degree from Atlanta University. Shehas been a member of the Biology Depart¬ment at Morehouse for seven years.

Morehouse PsychologyDepartment Receives$86,000 Grant

Dr. Madelyn Chennault, Chairperson ofthe Morehouse College Psychology De¬partment, has announced the receipt ofan $86,000 United States Office of Educa¬tion grant which will allow the College toprepare paraprofessionals to deliver daycare and other educational services to ex¬

ceptional children.Specifically, the purposes of the Para¬

professionals Training Project are (1) totrain paraprofessionals to become moreknowledgeable and sensitive to the needsof handicapped children so they will beable to render better services in day-carecenters serving children with various han¬dicapping conditions and (2) to developand test a replicable training model thatis applicable to other training institutions.

According to Mr. Clifford Tinsley, anadministrator of the three-year grant,"Anyone working in a metropolitan At¬lanta day-care center is eligible to partici¬pate in this free training project. This pro¬gram may be used to amass the hoursneeded for state licensing or to improveindividual competencies."

Mr. Tinsley added, "People are en¬thused about the program from a com¬

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contribution to the community by offer¬ing this training program."

The project, which started on

September 17, 1979, consists of three dif¬ferent training programs. Each trainingprogram will involve fifty hours ofclassroom time. In addition, staffmembers will make four on-site visits to

observe paraprofessionals interactingwith children. Each paraprofessional willbe assessed prior to and following thetraining program in order to evaluate therelative effectiveness of the program.Changes may be made in the training pro¬

gram to increase the effectiveness over

the three-year duration of the project.

Morehouse PsychologyDepartment Receives$300,000 NIMH Grant

Dr. Madelyn Chennault, Chairperson ofthe Morehouse College Psychology De¬partment has announced the receipt of a$300,000 National Institute of MentalHealth grant. The effective dates of thegrant are August 1, 1979, through June 30,1984. Dr. Allen Carter, Associate Pro¬fessor of Pschology at Morehouse, will bethe director of the program.

According to Dr. Carter, the purposesof the grant are to "train students to havea special sensitivity to the problems ofblacks, Hispanics, Asian Americans,Pacific Islanders, American Indians, andAlaskan Natives." He added, "The objec¬tives of the curriculum, designed to dealwith the problems of the contemporarycommunities, include: (1) providing edu¬cational experiences that generate sen¬

sitivity to and appreciation of the history,heritage, current needs, strengths, andresources of minority communities; (2)assisting students and faculty to under¬stand development and behavior of thegroup being studied in order to use thisknowledge to develop skills andstrategies in working with minorityAmericans; (3) conceiving, designing, andsupporting new systems of service thatare responsive to the special needs ofminorities; and (4) providing opportunitiesfor students and faculty to work as co¬

partners in every aspect of learning todevelop talent potentials in minority com¬munities and the rest of the society."

Minority students will be recruited

from all schools throughout the countrywith primary consideration being given tothe applicants having a grade-pointaverage of "B" or better and three goodletters of recommendation. Forty-eightstudents will be trained over the five-yearduration of this grant. Only students hav¬ing completed the freshman and sopho¬more requirements in the behavioral andsocial sciences will be considered.Trainees will be selected by a committeeincluding Morehouse faculty and an ad¬missions committee.

Ms. Ruby J. Burgis JoinsMorehouse Staff

Dr. Hugh M. Gloster, President ofMorehouse, has announced the appoint¬ment of Ms. Ruby Jeanette Burgis asDirector of Corporate Relations for theCollege. Ms. Burgis is on loan to the Col¬lege for a one-year period from the AetnaLife and Casualty Insurance Company ofHartford, Connecticut.

In commenting on Ms. Burgis' appoint¬ment, Dr. Gloster stated, "We are grateful

Ms. Ruby /. Burgis

to Aetna Life and Casualty InsuranceCompany for participating in a loaned-ex-ecutive program with Morehouse. We feelthat Ms. Burgis comes to us with excellentqualifications to fill this most vital posi¬tion on the Morehouse College adminis¬trative staff."

In accepting the position atMorehouse, Ms. Burgis stated, "It is a

pleasure to be affiliated with one of themost prestigious black academic institu¬tions in America. As Director of Cor¬

porate Relations at Morehouse, I amaware of some of the outstanding needsfacing the College, particularly in areasthat directly affect students, such as

scholarship funds. I am committed to ad¬dressing those needs in an effective andpositive manner."

Ms. Burgis attended Atlantic UnionCollege in South Lancaster, Massa¬chusetts, and Oakwood College, Hunts¬ville, Alabama, where she received theBachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) inbehavioral science. She has also par¬

ticipated in several in-company coursesand workshops since she joined the Aetna iLife and Casualty Company in 1975.

An active member of the New England|Cchapter of the Business Forms Manage¬

ment Association, Ms. Burgis is also amember of Literacy Volunteers, an or- : fy

ganization in which she tutors English as a vi

second language. She was a member of I ftKappa Nu Epsilon Women's Club and is aleader of the Missionary Volunteer Socie- Mty, a church organization for young ||adults. H

Oliver R. Delk JoinsMorehouse DevelopmentTeam

Dr. Hugh M. Gloster has announced theappointment of Oliver Rahn Delk III as

Director of Government Relations forMorehouse College. Dr. Gloster stated,"We are pleased to have a young man ofMr. Delk's talents and capabilities to fillthis very important position in theDevelopment program of Morehouse Col¬lege."

Following his appointment, Mr. Delkstated, "Morehouse College is knownthroughout the nation for its excellence inacademics, community service, and for itsoutstanding alumni. I am extremely hap¬py to be a part of the Morehouse family,which has always been in the forefront as

setting the precedence for other institu¬tions. My appointment as Director ofGovernmental Relations comes at a timeof immense challenges to obtain fundingfor the College."

Mr. Delk added, "I am extremelypleased to be an integral part ofMorehouse College dedicated to the com¬mitment of the education of young blackminds. My quest is to successfully assist













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A psychology graduate of the Universi¬ty of Indiana, Mr. Delk also holds theMaster's degree in criminal justice fromGeorgia State University. He is the recip¬ient of several public-speaking awardsand three Career Development ProgramCertificates for professional workers forthe Metropolitan YMCA, and in 1979, hewas selected as one of the OutstandingYoung Men in America by the Jaycees.

Morehouse SeniorSpends Year in Scotlandon Merrill OverseasTravel Grant

Gary Robert Franklin, a senior Englishmajor at Morehouse, spent his junior yearstudying at the University of Aberdeen inScotland. Mr. Franklin was at the Univer¬

sity of Aberdeen under the prestigiousMerrill Overseas Study-Travel Scholar¬ship.

The scholarship program, founded in1955 by Mr. Charles Merrill, makes itpossible for selected sophomores atMorehouse to spend their junior yearstudying and traveling abroad. Recipientsare selected based on their scholastic per¬

formance, extra-curricular activities, com¬

munity activities, and other attainments.Mr. Franklin states: "There are three

terms in the academic year at the Univer¬sity of Aberdeen. Classes end approx¬imately two weeks before final exams,because final examinations determine thestudent's grade for the year in his respec¬tive discipline." He added, "Each courseis one year in length. I took two courses inEnglish and one in international law. I wasassigned an overseas advisor for helpregarding courses, the way of life inScotland, and customs of the Scottishpeople. My advisor was basically anorientation advisor."

Pointing out that most professors at theUniversity of Aberdeen had the equiva¬lent of a Ph.D. degree, Mr. Franklin add¬ed, "All professors were well qualified,and many wrote books and articles. Somewere considered experts in their field."

Mr. Franklin stated, "There were twotypes of gatherings for classes. There werelectures held four times per week and atutorial session once per week. Thetutorial session consisted of five or sixstudents meeting with a professor. Thelecture session consisted of fifty to sixtystudents in one class, which generally was

note-taking in nature. In the lectures,there could be as many as six or seven

professors who specialize in certainsegments of the course offerings."

In comparing the education at Aber¬deen with that at Morehouse, Mr. Franklinpointed out, "At Aberdeen, there is astronger feeling of unity and involvementamong students in a given department

because students study mainly courses inthat department. At Morehouse, a studentalso has numerous general studies. Aber¬deen is a curious blend of the equivalentof graduate and undergraduate programsat an American college."

Mr. Franklin added, "Aberdeen is a con¬

glomerate of King's College (founded in1495), and Marischal College (founded in1593). Originally the two schools wererivals because King's was Catholic andMarischal was Protestant. The two

schools were joined in 1860 by an act ofParliament."

Adding a social note to his overseas ex¬

periences, Mr. Franklin stated that hetraveled to Paris, London, Strasbourg,Rome, and Madrid. He did most of histraveling by train and added, "There is anexcellent train system throughout Europe.Train travel is relatively inexpensive andvery comfortable."

Mr. Franklin is the son of Judge andMrs. Robert V. Franklin, Jr., 5018 ChathamValley, Toledo, Ohio. He is listed in"Who's Who Among American Students;is a recipient of a four-year MorehouseCollege Academic Tuition Scholarship; isa member of the Morehouse Honor Rolland Dean's List; and was a 1978 Finalistfor the Luard Scholarship (a competitionfor study in Great Britain.)

Upon graduation from Morehouse, Mr.Franklin plans to pursue a law degree withemphasis on international law ordiplomatic service.

Morehouse Rallies toBeat Morris Brown, 21-19

In an emotion-packed football game

played at Herndon Stadium, the More¬house College Maroon Tigers overcame a19-0 deficit to defeat the heavily favoredMorris Brown Wolverines by the finalscore of 21-19, in a renewal battle be¬tween the two Atlanta University Centerschools.

Morris Brown took a 7-0 lead whenquarterback Carl Fears hit wide receiverRonnie Tymes with a 25-yard touchdownstrike midway through the first quarter.Morris Brown's all-purpose running back,Cecil Williams, then scored on two scin¬tillating runs to put the Wolverines up bya score of 19-0 (both extra points were

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Athletic Director Arthur McAfee and Head Football Coach Maurice "Mo" Hunt celebrate a winningfootball season. Especially "sweet" were victories over Morris Brown and Clark.

Morehouse Belts Clark for AUC Title

Morris Brown kicked off to Morehousefollowing Williams' second touchdown.The result was lightning striking in theform of Morehouse's super running backSammy Banks. Banks took the kickoff on

his own five-yard line, started up the rightside of the field, and cut back against thegrain to return the kick 95 yards forMorehouse's first score. The extra pointwas kicked by Billy Walker, making thescore 19-7 in favor of Morris Brown.

The Morehouse defense then took over

and held Morris Brown to no yardage inthree plays. Following a Morris Brownpunt, Morehouse had possession at the49-yard line with exactly 38 seconds re¬

maining in the half. It took Morehousequarterback Marrell Rice exactly 38seconds to get the ball to the end zone.The touchdown play was a pass to DerekGainey. Billy Walker again convertedmaking the half-time score Morris Brown19, Morehouse 14.

The Maroon Tigers received the breakthey needed in the fourth quarter. Withthe score still 19-14, Morris Brown linedup in punt formation. There was a lowsnap from center and several Morehouselinemen tackled the Morris Brown punteron his own 33-yard line. The Tigers tookthe ball and, running primarily from thepower I formation, drove the ball to paydirt. Key plays in the drive were a 20-yardpass from Morehouse quarterbackRichard James to all-purpose back Sam¬my Banks, which carried the ball to thetwo-yard line. From there Gregory Kellyslammed over the left side of the linebehind excellent blocking to tally the win¬ning score. Billy Walker again converted,making the final score Morehouse 21,Morris Brown 19.

Morehouse and Morris Brown havebeen football rivals since 1912, whenMorehouse won by a score of 87-0, whichis still the largest margin of victory be¬tween the two schools. After 1912 theMaroon Tigers and Wolverines played an¬

nually except for five years until 1950,when the series was discontinued. By 1950Morehouse was leading in victories by amargin of 16-14, and four games had beenties. After not scheduling each other infootball for 24 years, Morehouse andMorris Brown began playing each otheragain in 1974; and Morehouse won herfirst victory in this new series last Satur¬day by a score of 21-19.

by J im AlnutiFor the first time in ten years, the

Maroon Tigers of Morehouse College rip¬ped the Clark Panthers 17-3 at LakewoodStadium to capture the Atlanta UniversityCenter Football Championship and moveinto first place in Division III of theSouthern Inter-collegiate Athletic Con¬ference.

A crowd of 13,391 watched the Tigers'defense—led by Rodney Smith, TheodorePoole, and Ron Castleberry — cut off theClark College offense. Clark's defensiveunit entered the contest as No. 1 in theSIAC against the rush but had to take a

back seat after that game.

Sammy Banks led the offensive chargewith 68 yards on 20 carries, followedclosely by Alan Houston with 44 yards,Oscar Dillard with 28, and Greg Kelly with24. Kelly had a 62-yard touchdown runcalled back in the third quarter by a clip¬ping penalty.

"We were determined to beat them upthe middle," said Morehouse Head CoachMaurice Hunt. "This is a super bunch ofplayers who don't know the meaning ofquitting."

Fumbles stopped drives for both teamson their first possessions, Kelly fumblingaway Morehouse's first chance to score

on the two-yard line. On the next try,Richard James hit Dallas Allen for a 23-

yard touchdown.On Clark's next possession, Charles

McPherson fumbled the snap from centeron the punt attempt and Morehouse re¬covered on the 5. Two plays later Kellyscored from two yards out and the Tigersled 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.

The teams traded field goals in the sec¬ond quarter to end the scoring for theafternoon. Both defenses tightened up,and the offenses were subject to fumbles,interceptions, and penalties.


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Campus Spotlight:Office of Health Professions

Dr. I. K. Haynes

The Office of Health Professions was

established under the direction of Dr.

Joseph Gayles in 1974. Although More¬house has an outstanding history of pro¬

ducing health professionals, the officewas conceived because it was felt thatMorehouse should and could do more to

address the very serious shortage of blackhealth professionals. Initially, the officewas funded by the special health careers

grants program of the HRA Office ofHealth Resources Opportunity (OHRO)($120,000 for the period of J uly 1,1974, toJune 30, 1976). In 1976, the office was therecipient of a three-year grant from theRobert Wood Johnson Foundation andfunds from an Advanced Institutional De¬

velopment Program to Morehouse Col¬lege ($492,000 for four years). These latterfunds have been used exclusively to sup¬

port the prefreshman summer program. In1977, several small one-year grants werereceived from the SmithKline Corporation($3,000), the Calder Foundation ($4,500),E. R. Squibb and Sons, Inc. ($1,000), thePenwalt Foundations ($2,500), and AbbottLaboratories ($1,000).

Dr. Gayles resigned his position in 1977to assume the presidency of TalladegaCollege and was replaced by Dr. ThomasE. Norris, who was, in addition, Chairmanof the Department of Biology at More¬house College. After serving one year, Dr.Norris resigned to join the faculty of theMorehouse Medical School and Dr.

Ronald J. Sheehy, who is currently Chair¬man of the Department of Biology atMorehouse, served as Interim Director.Since January, 1979, Dr. J. K. Haynes hasserved as Director of the office and is an

Associate Professor in the Department ofBiology.

Activities of the Office of HealthProfessions

The Office of Health Professions has as

its primary goal the promotion of healthprofessions and the placement of stu¬dents in professional schools in health-related fields. To this end, the office seeksto develop new programs as well as en¬hance existing programs designed to ac¬

quaint students with health professionsand prepare them to successfully com¬pete for placement in health-professionschools.

The following services are presentlysponsored and coordinated by the Officeof Health Professions:

1. The Robert Wood Johnson TutorialProgram, an Atlanta UniversityCenter-wide instructional programin certain science and mathematicscourses where attrition rates have

traditionally been high2. A Health Careers Summer Program

for pre- and post-freshmen designedto reduce the attrition rate inmathematics and the sciences

3. A Medical College Admissions Test(MCAT) Workshop designed to im¬prove the test performance ofAtlanta University Center studentsby providing a review in testedareas and administering twosimulated MCAT tests

4. Advises the Morehouse HealthCareers Society, a student-con¬trolled organization providingtechnical and financial assistance

5. Provides pamphlets, brochures, andperiodicals relevant to health-related fields

6. Maintains a library containing cur¬rent reference materials relating tohealth professions as well as cata¬logs from colleges and universitiesoffering advanced degrees inhealth-related fields

7. Provides test-taking applicationsfor health professional and grad¬uate school admissions

8. Assistance in completing appli¬cations—typing and proofreadingof narratives for certain applica¬tions

9. Seminar Series —exploring researchand findings in health-related areas

10. Student Counseling —academicscheduling and career planning

11. Handling recommendation proce¬dure for students applying to healthprofessional schools — Office ofHealth Professions makes requestsof professors and others indicatedby students wishing recommenda¬tion; compiles information and for¬wards recommendations to institu¬tions through use of a premedicalselection-committee letter or in¬dividual letters

12. Telephone use for limited longdistance calls to medical and dentalschools

13. Provides information on summer

programs offered at other collegesand universities

14. Maintains a file on all studentsindicating interest in health careers.

15. Maintains a file on students apply¬ing to medical/dental and otherhealth-related professional schools

The Morehouse Office of Health Pro¬fessions works cooperatively with otherAtlanta University Center offices ofhealth professions. Though a tutorial pro¬gram is the major jointly sponsored pro¬gram, effort is made by each office to ap¬prise the others of activities and eventsand to co-sponsor them where feasible.Each office encourages interaction be¬tween the Health Careers Societies so thatstudents can derive optimal benefits fromseminars, speakers, recruiters, and socialevents.

The Morehouse OHP made more than2000 student contacts during the 1978-79academic year. This figure includes per¬sons who visited the office more thanonce. Although more seniors utilized theservices of the office than any othergroup, all classifications were significant¬ly represented. A considerable number ofgraduate students from Atlanta Univer¬sity also availed themselves of the ser¬vices provided by OHP.

The OHP handled the recommendationprocess for most of the twenty-nine stu¬dents from Morehouse who were ac-


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cepted to the fall 1979 classes of medicaland dental schools. The office makes re¬

quests of professors and others indicatedby students wishing recommendations;compiles the information after recom¬

mendations are returned to the office;and, finally, forwards recommendationsto institutions through use of premedicalselection-committee letters or individual-letters. Student records are kept on filefor use at a later date in the event that a

student is not accepted into medical or

dental school when he first applies.

Mrs. joyce Nottingham (at Podium]

Health Careers Newsletter

The first edition of the Atlanta Universi¬

ty Center Health Careers Newsletter was

published in April, 1979. The newsletter isdeemed important as another mechanismfor promoting interaction among AUC in¬stitutions and insuring that AUC studentsas well as the general public are well in¬formed about health-related matters.

Seminar Series

A seminar series entitled "Research on

Diseases Which Affect Black People" was

begun in March, 1979. Drs. JoAnn Ham¬mons and Shirley Russell, Assistant Pro¬fessors in the Department of Anatomyand Division of Genetics and MolecularMedicine at Meharry Medical College,presented the first seminars, which dealtwith their research on the biochemistryand ultrastructure of keloids. Seminarssuch as these are viewed as valuablebecause of their enhancement of stu¬dents' knowledge of a particular subjectas well as serving as extensions tomaterials taught in courses.

Morehouse Health Careers SocietyThe Morehouse Health Careers Society

is a student-controlled organizationwhich seeks to provide a forum forstudents interested in health-relatedcareers as well as information andcounseling services. The OHP in turn pro¬vides technical and financial assistanceto the organization.

The organization, under the aggressiveleadership of Mr. David Miller, President,during 1978-79 had a membership of ap¬proximately 160 students. Each of the ex¬

ecutive officers for the 1978-79 academicyear is presently enrolled in medicalschool as a freshman.

The organization met weekly, and at

Dr. Clarence Clark

each meeting an attempt was made topresent a program which would furtherenhance members' knowledge of health-related careers; problems involved inbeing admitted to medical and dentalschools; and recruiters from various

medical/dental, osteopathic, and podi-atric schools.

The organization sponsored academi¬cally oriented as well as social events. Afield trip to the Tuskegee Institute Schoolof Veterinary Medicine and Tulane Uni¬versity School of Medicine was co-spon¬sored by the Morehouse, Morris Brown,Clark, and Spelman Health CareersSocieties in April, 1979. The informationand insight attained from these visits was

most valuable.Health Awareness Day

On April 19, 1979, the OHP, in conjunc¬tion with the Health Careers Societies at

Morehouse, Morris Brown, and SpelmanColleges, sponsored a "Health AwarenessDay."

During the morning session, Dr. DonaldWare of the National High Blood PressureEducation Program spoke about anational program to control high bloodpressure. Dr. Frank Hamilton, AssociateProfessor, Department of Chemistry,

Thomas Blocker

Atlanta University, spoke on "Access toBiomedical Research Careers." The key¬note address was given by Dr. Harold T.Freeman, Director of Surgery at HarlemHospital in New York; his topic was"Health Care Needs of Black Americans."He discussed the inequitable distributionof health-care technology among thepopulation and suggested that studentsshould begin now to question and createso that they may alter the present order.

Afternoon panel discussions were madeon the following topics: "Research andTreatment of Black Diseases: Diabetes,Hypertension, Lactose Intolerance, SickleCell"; "Health Professionals and Parapro-fessionals" —with panelists representingareas such as pharmacy, veterinary medi¬cine, general practice of medicine, den¬tistry, emergency medical technology,osteopathy and podiatry; "CommunityConcerns" —with discussions on decreas¬ing the cost of health care, drug andalcohol abuse and mental health; and"Views of the Adequacy and Delivery ofAtlanta University Curriculum for Produc¬ing Health Care Professionals" —this was

an open forum format with panelists con¬sisting of biology department chair¬persons and senior level students.


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Site For BasicMedical SciencesBuilding Acquired

The School of Medicine took anothergiant leap forward recently in its effortsto obtain a $6.25 million permanent facili¬ty when it acquired a 61/2-acre tract ofland in the West End area near the Atlan¬ta University Center complex.

The $250,000 purchase agreement be¬tween the School and the Atlanta Hous¬

ing Authority will facilitate constructionof a 71,000-square-foot basic medicalsciences building which will house class¬rooms, laboratories, and some admin¬istrative offices.

Groundbreaking for the building isscheduled for next spring at about thesame time that the School's charter classwill complete its second year of medicalstudies.

A $5 million grant from the U.S. Depart¬ment of Health, Education, and Welfare(HEW) has already been awarded to theMedical School but is contingent uponthe School raising the remaining $1.25million from other sources. Just over

$800,000 has already been acquiredthrough the School's fund-raising ac¬tivities.

The basic medical sciences buildingwill be the center of the proposed campusfor the School of Medicine. It will belocated on a tract of land behind theUnited Methodist Church between LeeStreet and Westview Avenue adjacent tothe Morehouse College Campus.

Kresge FoundationChallenge GrantReceived

The Kresge Foundation of Troy,Michigan, has made a challenge grant of$425,000 to the School of Medicine to beused for construction of the School's$6.25 million basic medical sciences

building.The grant was announced at the 84th

annual convention of the National Med¬ical Association in Detroit by Dr. Louis W.Sullivan, Dean of the Medical School.

“With this gift the School has raisednearly $6 million from public and privatesources for construction of this needed

facility," Sullivan said.After considering 1,190 qualified re¬

quests for funds in 1979, the Kresge Foun¬dation has made new grant commitmentstotaling $35.1 million to 177 organizationsin 35 states, the District of Columbia, andthree foreign countries. These grants were

generally toward projects involving the

construction and major renovation offacilities.

The Kresge Foundation was created bythe personal gifts of the late Sebastian S.Kresge and is not affiliated or associatedwith any other corporation or organiza¬tion. Since 1924, appropriations of over$346 million have been made to institu¬tions in the areas of higher education,health services, the arts, social welfare,and conservation.

Freshman Class Profile

To become primary health-care physi¬cians interested in preventive medicinerather than treating tertiary stages ofdiseases is the goal of many members ofthe School of Medicine's freshman class.

“I would say it is a definite attitudeamong most of the class," said JoanRedfearn, freshman class president.

“I think the School's admission proce¬

dures did a good job of choosing thosestudents who have an interest in becom¬ing primary health-care physicians," shesaid.

Dr. James Story, Associate Dean forStudent Affairs at the School, said thatthe whole thrust of the School ofMedicine has been to select and en¬

courage those students who are most like¬ly to pursue a career in primary healthcare.

Primary health-care physicians arethose who are able to treat the entirefamily.

"The School of Medicine at MorehouseCollege is one of the few medical schoolsin the country specifically designed totrain students for careers as primary-carephysicians," Story said.

"We've done this by integrating aspectsof the humanities and the social sciencesinto the curriculum, and we plan to haveour students participate in some health-related activities in the community," heexplained.

He added that there is a general feelingamong some in the medical professionthat it has become too specialist oriented.

"We feel that medical students of to¬day, who will become the physicians oftomorrow, must become more concernedabout patient care than ever before,"Story said.

"We're training students who will be¬come the kind of doctors who will be ableto handle most patient ailments in theiroffices, which will reduce the number ofhospital visits and ultimately cut down onmedical costs," he added.

Another focus of the School is to en¬

courage the students to return to areaswhere physicians are now scarce.

Many of this year's 24-memberfreshman class are from the State ofGeorgia and were chosen in anticipationthat they will increase the number ofprimary health-care physicians in thestate and also increase the number ofminority physicians, Story said.

"We want to be able to make a realcontribution to the respective inner-cityand rural communities from which our

students come by having them return as

primary-care physicians," he said.Ms. Redfearn, a 30-year-old mother of

two, who spent four professional years innursing in the Washington, D C., area be¬fore entering medical school, said thatshe has already identified two rural com¬munities near Atlanta where she mightlike to practice medicine.

This year's freshman class, which is thesecond class to enter the School's two-

year program, was chosen from 2,000 ap¬plicants. Sixty percent of the class arefemales.

Students will undergo a basic medicalsciences curriculum during the two-yearprogram at the School of Medicine andwill then transfer to affiliated four-yearmedical institutions to complete theirstudies.

What do students view as the advan¬tage of the School's two-year program?

Raul Lopez, a 22-year old student fromDaytona Beach, Florida, said he feels thata closer relationship between students


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School of Medicine Freshman Class: Front Row, (l-r), Clorinde Watson, William Yard, Ze Ester Bush, Willie Steen Rogers. Second Row, (l-r), ReginaBenjamin, David Morris, loan Redfern, Goss/e Heath, Lonnie R. Boaz III, Albenny Price. Third Row, (l-r) Guy Williams, Raul Lopez, Susan Kluge, JenniferGreen, Ken Kurl. Fourth Row, (l-r), Olen Reaves, Saundra Bryant, Jacquelyn Moore, David Rutstein. Fifth Row, (l-r), Jeffery Dugas, Marcellous Thompson,Agnes Green, Evelyn Wilson, Ernest Martin. Not shown is Toni Coombs.





and faculty can be developed at theSchool.

"I think we have a better chance forcloser interaction with our instructors dueto the small class size and the very nature

of the School," Lopez said.Establishing these types of relation¬

ships can be valuable even during thetime when we may need recommenda¬tions from first- and second-year instruc¬

tors when applying for internships andresidencies, because the instructors willknow the quality of that person as a po¬tential doctor. That sort of thing is very

important," he added.

School of MedicineReceives Alumni Gifts

Dr. J. B. Harris of Atlanta and JudgeGeorge W. Crockett, Jr., of Detroit,Michigan, two prominent Morehouse Col¬lege alumni, recently made donationstotaling $20,000 to the School ofMedicine at Morehouse College.

Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, Dean of theMedical School, said, "These two gifts areindicative of the tremendous financialand moral support the School has re¬

ceived from Morehouse alumni."Dr. Harris, a local prominent physician,

made his donation at the School's Boardof Overseers meeting on October 6th.

A longtime leader in Georgia medicalcircles, Dr. Harris began his medical prac¬tice in Atlanta about 33 years ago.

He was former president of the AtlantaMedical Association and the GeorgiaState Medical Association.

In 1969, he was named the NationalMedical Association's "Practitioner of theYear," the second Georgian to receive thedistinguished award.

Judge Crockett of Detroit, Michigan, atrustee of Morehouse College, presentedhis donation to Sullivan, in order toestablish a scholarship fund in memory ofhis late wife, Dr. Ethelene Crockett.

The award was presented to Dr.Sullivan in July while he was attending

the 84th Annual Convention and Scien¬tific Assembly of the National MedicalAssociation in Detroit.

The Ethelene Crockett, M.D., MemorialScholarship Fund, will be used to assistneedy disadvantaged female students atthe School. The late Dr. Crockett died ofcancer in 1978.

Judge Crockett said that he designatedthe memorial scholarship fund at theSchool of Medicine because of"Ethelene's concern that the nation is inneed of more primary-care physicians,particularly women, for its underservedareas."

After a 12-year judgeship on the DetroitRecorder's Court and a distinguished law


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Judge George Crockett

career, Judge Crockett retired on January1,1979.

Prior to his judgeship, he was a seniorpartner in the nation's largest and oldestinterracial law firm —Goodman, Crockett,Eden, Robb, and Philo of Detroit.

During the week-long NMA Conferencein Detroit, July 27 —August 2, the Schoolof Medicine hosted a wine-and-cheese

reception on July 31.The reception was sponsored by the

Georgia State Medical Association, theNational Morehouse Alumni Association,the Detroit Morehouse Alumni Associa¬

tion, and the Women's Auxiliary of theDetroit Morehouse Alumni Association.

Also attending the medical conventionwere Mr. J. Edward Easier II, Director ofDevelopment, Ms. Gloria Lightfoot, De¬velopment Assistant, and severalmembers of the School's Board ofOverseers and students.

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Dr. /. B. Harris

C. J. Moreland

Moreland Appointed toBoard of Overseers

Charlie J. Moreland, a Morehouse Col¬lege alumnus, has been appointed to theSchool of Medicine's Board of Overseers.The announcement was made at theSchool's board meeting in Atlanta on Oc¬tober 6.

Moreland is well known for his long andoutstanding service with the MorehouseAlumni Association and other alumniorganizations. He is presently the na¬tional president of the alumni associa¬tion.

A longtime sales representative for theHerff Jones Co. in Atlanta, he has alsoserved on the board of several other localorganizations, including the GradyHomes Boy's Club, the Atlanta Area Ser¬vice for the Blind, the National Associa¬tion for the Advancement of Colored Peo¬

ple (NAACP), and the YMCA.During former Atlanta Mayor Sam Mas-

sell's term, he was appointed to serve onthe steering committee of the Citizens Ad¬visory Council for Urban Development.

Kroc FoundationGrant Received

A $50,000 grant, designated to assist inthe study of alcohol abuse, has beenawarded to the School of Medicine by the

Kroc Foundation of Santa Barbara,California.

The grant will be used to assist in theidentification, evaluation, and improve¬ment of elements in that part of theSchool's curriculum concerned withalcohol and problems of alcohol abuse.

This program will be similar to a pro¬gram at Dartmouth Medical School inHanover, New Hampshire, which is al¬ready underway. Other medical schoolsparticipating in this program include theUniversity of Washington in Seattle, RushMedical School in Chicago, and Case-Western Reserve Medical School in

Cleveland, Ohio.Dr. David Satcher, recently appointed

chairman of the School's Department ofFamily Practice and Community Medi¬cine, is the faculty member with theoverall responsibility for implementingthe program at the School.

Japanese FoundationDonates ElectronMicroscope

An $86,200 electron microscope recent¬ly acquired by the School of Medicinewill upgrade the School's research andteaching programs. The microscope was a

gift from the Japan Shipbuilding IndustryFoundation.

The microscope, manufactured by theHitachi Corp. of Japan, was officiallypresented to the Medical School byRyoichi Sasakawa, President of the Foun¬dation, last April. It is the only micro¬scope of its kind in the Southeast.

"We are very grateful to Mr. Sasakawaand the Japan Shipbuilding IndustryFoundation for this most significant gift,"said Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, Dean of theMedical School, upon acceptance of theelectron microscope.

"It will be of tremendous help to us inour research efforts, and it is the first ma¬

jor piece of scientific equipment that wehave received for our research programs,"he added.

Mr. Seiho Tajiri, a native of Japan andnow an Atlantan, is an associate of Mr.Sasakawa and helped Morehouse offi¬cials secure the grant from the Founda¬tion.

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It’s Been Step By Precise StepLogic and order are the cornerstones ofEdwin Moses' life, and of his utterdominance of the 400-meter hurdles

by Rick Telander

(Editor's Note: The article below appearedin the June 18, 1979, edition of Sports Il¬lustrated magazine. Reprinted by permis¬sion from Wallace & Sheil Agency, Inc.,New York, New York]

In the fall of 1975, while a junior atMorehouse College in Atlanta, EdwinMoses pored over a pre-Olympic trackbrochure. A promising quarter-miler with,as he puts it, "a minor in hurdles,” Moseswas looking for the right direction to takeas he planned his athletic future.

"In the 110-meter hurdles I saw names

like Willie Davenport, Tom Hill, LarryShipp, Charles Foster—proven world-class men,” he says in his deep, evenvoice. "It was the same thing in the 400meters —Herman Frazier, Maxie Parks,Fred Newhouse. It was all very logical. If Iwas going to make the U.S. Olympicteam, I had to move into a different race,

something like the intermediate hurdles."Logic has always had a major role in

Moses' life, both on and off the track. Aself-described "analytic, practical” per¬

son, he earned a degree in physics atMorehouse. After graduation in 1978 hetook his present job as an associateengineer with General Dynamics inPomona, Calif., primarily because theclimate offered a "more reasonable"

training environment. Moses believes inanalyzing motion down to its essence,and he believes in order. During races hewears a wristwatch accurate to hun¬dredths of a second so he knows "whattime it is."

On March 27,1976, after just six orderlyweeks of practice, Moses won the 400-meter intermediate hurdles at the Florida

Relays in 50.1. The time was good enoughto qualify him for the Olympic Trials.Four weeks later he turned a 49.8 at thePenn Relays. Two weeks after that, at the tawm Moses


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Tom Black Classic in Knoxville, Tenn., hewas clocked in 48.9, establishing himself

! as one of the fastest 400-meter hurdlers inthe world.

Then, on July 25, at the Montreal Olym-■ pics, he sprinted away from the field, win-I ning a gold medal and beating U.S. team¬

mate and silver medalist Mike Shine bynearly 10 meters. His time of 47.64 was .18of a second under John Akii-Bua's four-

i year-old world record.Just four months after running his sec¬

ond 400-hurdles race —he had once re-

I luctantly entered the intermediates in| 1975 and did “53 something" —Moses

abruptly had become the best in theworld. It is difficult to explain such ascen¬

dancy logically."I know I made it all look too easy," he

says now, giving one of his frequent, dark¬ly ironic chuckles. “And that has been alarge part of the problem." The problem?

There has been a vague dissatisfactionin Moses' life ever since Montreal. To putit simply, he feels that he deserves more

recognition for his achievements. “Youknow," he says, “I was the only Olympicindividual track gold medalist for the U.S.in 1976, and I'm one of this country's twoactive world-record holders. I should havea little recognition, shouldn't I?"

To many observers, it would appear hehas got some: Track & Field News' U.S.Athlete of the Year in 1977 and 1978; citedfor Performance of the Year in 1977, whenhe lowered his world record to 47.45 at

the AAU championships; runner-up in the1977 Sullivan Award voting. But havingbeen 1977 World Cup champion, possess¬

ing nine of the world's 11 best 400-hurdlestimes and being the world's top-ranked in¬termediate hurdler for three consecutive

years, Moses feels there should be more.For instance, he wouldn't have mindedwinning that Sullivan Award, an honor therecipient, swimmer John Naber, has saidMoses probably deserved. And hewouldn't mind having more in-deptharticles written about him in magazinesand newspapers. And he could stand a lit¬tle radio and TV time.

Of course, such egocentric concernshave not endeared the generally affableMoses to the press. Adjectives like angry,sullen, and difficult frequently pop up infront of his name. “I guess you could sayI'm on the writers' endangered species

list," he says, with that chuckle again.Track & Field News Features Editor JonHendershott went so far as to write a

piece called "An Open Letter to EdwinMoses" in the January 1979 issue. "DearEd," the article began. "Naturally, youwant recognition and appreciation for allthe hours of hard, lonely training you hadto put in so you could go from beingnobody to being Olympic champ andworld-record holder. . . Who wouldn'twant some rewards for such efforts? But

remember, Ed, that you may never be atrue hero in this country. Track just isn't a

big sport. This is a nation of pros."Well, that's another thing that bothers


"A lot of people make a lot of moneyoff track, but it's not the U.S. athletes," hesays, echoing a shopworn amateur's la¬ment. "I went completely broke trainingfor the '76 Olympics. I had to beg gas

money just so I could get to the track.And it's like that for a lot of us. Arnie

Robinson, the gold-medal winner in thelong jump, worked on a garbage truckwhile training. James Butts, who won thesilver medal in the triple jump, had towork two full-time jobs because hismother was sick. The only time he couldtrain was at 5 a.m. Those things aren'tright. Track athletes should be able totrain with dignity.

"Nobody wants to get rich. Butrealistically, well, I don't see why Ishouldn't have a $400,000 contract to run

in 20 meets —the kind of money JuliusErving gets. I mean, this may be the onlything I cando well in my whole life."

Moses realizes that with this money

talk, he's pushing logic to its irrationalend. But he enjoys the game. With Robin¬son, he has sent out brochures to 120 U.S.businesses asking for their sponsorship ofOlympic-caliber athletes. Only one re¬sponded positively.

Moses' real source of discontent,though, is far simpler than the pursuit ofmoney or what he calls the "whore-pimpconcept" of amateur athletics: he is justtoo good. He has no competition. He isbored. He does make it look too easy.

Since the Olympics, he has lost only once.He wins some races by 20 meters.

"I don't even think about winninganymore," he says with a shrug. "When Iwas in Europe last summer, I was racing

against the same guys again and again.After a while I knew they weren't going tobreak 49 seconds. And I have to con¬

sciously slow down to run over 49. Whatcan I say?"

"He's one of a kind," says James King,the seventh-ranked intermediate hurdlerin the U.S. and a man clearly in awe ofMoses. "He can't get pushed. And that'svery tough for anybody." Indeed, in eachof his world-record races, Moses has run

virtually alone, something few recordholders in any event can claim.

The intermediate hurdles has never

been a top-billed event —another part ofMoses' recognition problem. People stillview the race as something of a side¬show—a bastardization of two "normal"

races, the 110-meter highs and the 400-meter dash. Great athletes have rarelyflocked to the race. In A World History ofTrack and Field Athletics, 1864-1964, R.L.Quercetani points out that early runnersavoided the event as being "too uncom¬fortable and fatiguing, if not altogetherlethal ('the man-killer event')." And now

with Moses' prolonged dominance, therace suffers from a lack of competi¬tiveness. Next week at the AAU cham¬

pionships Moses will face a field in whichno runner has come within 1:03 secondsof his world record. "That's why the in¬termediates are always the first event," hesays, "So they can get the hurdles off thetrack and start the meet."

If that sounds a bit peevish comingfrom a healthy, talented 23-year-old whohas scarcely known defeat, Moses wouldlike the public to know he's not really bit¬ter. "I realize that whenever I bitch about

something, it only compounds the prob¬lem," he says. "What I say reads bitter, Iguess, but it doesn't sound bitter. Thefeeling's not there. If people heard metalk they'd know what I mean."

At 8:30 one recent Thursday morning,the track at Mt. San Antonio College inWalnut, Calif., the site of the AAU cham¬pionships, is vacant except for a singlelong-limbed figure performing strangehopping exercises. Moses has no coach,no running partners, no trainer, no wife,no fan club, no pushy girl friends orrelatives. "I don't need anybody," he says.He devises his own workouts, and latelyhe has added some stretching movestaken from various Oriental martial-arts


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disciplines. The hops, he explains, keephis knees loose.

Moses looks at his ever-present watchand times his pulse. He mentions that hehas studied video tapes of his Olympicrace and has counted a total of at least .8

of a second worth of mistakes. “I was rag¬

gedy, real raggedy at Montreal," he says.

"My arms came away from my sides;some of my leg follow-throughs were bad.I'm still learning this race." His goals noware to win the intermediates at the World

Cup in August, to win a gold medal at theMoscow Olympics and to drop his worldrecord below 47.0. "I could run 46.5 with

somebody pushing me," he adds. "Buteven if they don't, if I get into my patternand execute properly, the time will takecare of itself."

Unlike the sprints or the flat 400, the in¬termediate hurdles is a race that requiresa precise pattern. Even minor mistakestend to be compounded, so that by the10th, and final, hurdle many competitorsfind themselves hopelessly, sometimespainfully, out of sync.

Moses cleans his prescription sun¬

glasses, the ones that give him amalevolent look in photos and that of latehave been occasionally replaced by con¬tact lenses, and points to the far turn ofthe track. "That's where runners start to

lose it, on the sixth hurdle," he says. "Thefirst five are nothing, really, becauseyou're not fatigued yet. The far turn is theTwilight Zone." To build his enduranceMoses runs cross-country. As a result hehas strength as well as natural speed —hehas been caught in 44.1 for a leg of a 4 x400 relay —to run his race without thehesitations that plague lesser hurdlers.

He begins loping down the track, still inhis sweats, taking slow, gigantic, high-ris¬ing strides —another martial-arts exercise,one suspects. He has placed only the lastfive hurdles on the track, and he clearsthese effortlessly, still in stride, like a man

jumping over a series of teacups. Onlywhen Moses crosses the finish line doesone realize how quickly he has gottenfrom here back to here — "50.5," he says,

consulting his watch. A few minutes laterhe runs another lap in the identical time.

But this is no exotic exercise; it isMoses' regular hurdle pattern, these odd,bounding, unvarying 9'9" strides. In fact,his ability to take precisely 13 steps be¬tween each pair of hurdles is the key to

his success. Most good intermediatehurdlers, such as James Walker of Auburnand Harald Schmid of West Germany,take 13 to 15 strides. Glenn Davis, the1956 and 1960 Olympic champion, beganhis career taking 13 strides through thefirst six hurdles and 17 the rest of the way.Later he set a world record with 15 all theway. Some hurdlers have no set patternand simply lapse into chaos when fatiguesets in. Moses is the only world-classhurdler ever to use 13 steps the wholerace.

Amazingly, he is now talking about tak¬ing only 12 strides. "Actually, 13 makesme run tight," he says. "Twelve stepsmeans using about a 10'3" stride, which Ican do. I already did 12 steps in a meetonce, by mistake." He gives his darkchuckle, "But nobody noticed."

On a recent visit to Disneyland, justdown the road from his apartment inFullerton, Moses settled into a small cartwith an acquaintance to take a ridethrough The Haunted Mansion. The lightswent out, a ghostly voice issued forth, thecar's safety bar closed automatically andMoses screamed. The ghost hadn't ter¬rified him; his knees had been smashed bythe safety bar. Indeed, Edwin's dispropor¬

tionately long legs —at 37" they con¬stitute more than half his 6'1 'A " height-are another reason for his transcendentexcellence in his event. His natural stridecarries him easily over the 36" hurdles. "Iguess I have about the perfect body formy race," he says.

Most observers agree that the only per¬son who could now give Moses a serioustest in the intermediates is the 110-meter

high-hurdles world-record holder,Rena Ido Nehemiah. Nehemiah himselfhas given no indication that he's in¬terested, but he has run a 44.3 400-meter

leg in a relay. The thought of the twoswift, long-legged runners going head-to-head is tantalizing.

For his part, Moses has done quite wellin the 110-meter highs and the 400 meters,when he has chosen to run them. In 1977he was ranked 14th and 1 5th in the world,respectively, in those events, in additionto being No. 1 in the intermediates,thereby becoming the only athlete ever tobe ranked in the top 15 in those threeevents.

Back in Dayton, where he grew up asthe second of Mr. and Mrs. Irving Moses'three sons, Moses excelled at all sports.He was an all-star catcher in Little


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At Fairview, Moses soon concentratedon track because of difficulties withcoaches in the other sports. "I always feltso frustrated having somebody else makea judgment about my talent," he says."But in track, if you can beat everybodyto the tape, nobody can disturb you."

Both of Moses's parents are edu¬cators—Irving is an elementary schoolprincipal, Gladys is a curriculum super¬visor for the Dayton public schoolsystem —and the Moses household hasalways been filled with books. In a raretwist to the usual superstar story, Edwinbegan serious reading long before hebegan serious training. At age seven hestarted in on a multivolume children's en¬

cyclopedia and continued till he reachedZ

In grade school he built volcanoes,dissected frogs, collected fossils, launch¬ed homemade rockets. As a treat, he was

allowed to go to school every summer forextra courses in math and science. "I hungout at the playground like the rest of thekids," he says, "but I did a lot of aca¬demic hanging out, too."

After high school Edwin attended tiny(enrollment 1,650) Morehouse on anacademic scholarship. He chose thepredominantly black school because ofits high academic rating and prestige—itsalumni include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,Julian Bond, and Atlanta Mayor MaynardJackson. But there is little in the way ofathletic tradition at Morehouse, andMoses had to drive off campus to get to a

practice track. "It wasn't a problem,though," he says. "Morehouse was such ahistorical place. It was like going to Har¬vard."

The learning process hasn't stoppedwith his move to California. While drivinghis 1966 Plymouth to a recent practice,Moses spotted a three-foot-long kingsnake by the side of the road. Backing up

carefully, he stopped next to the snakeand watched as it glided across the hotpavement. Edwin said nothing, but his

eyes focused sharply, his brow furrowedand something —perhaps the slip angle ofthe snake's slithering progress across thehighway —was analyzed and stored.

Far from being idle, eggheaded theoriz¬ing, Moses' physics training has a directapplication to his running. "I'm constant¬ly making adjustments because of myknowledge of physics," he says."Coaches, for instance, tell me I have toomuch backkick. But I know that thetighter the angle between the calf and thethigh, the less angular momentum. Youneed to get the leg forward. I've givenseminars on this. With some high-speedcameras and all the angles measured, Ithink I could write out formulas to ex¬

plain the whole thing."Moses seems self-contained —a hur¬

dling automaton —and there are thosewho think this could be debilitating, whobelieve such self-reliance is dangerous.Dick Hill, the track coach at San DiegoState and a hurdling authority, is one ofthose critics.

"Edwin is unique in his maturity," hesays. "He is a smooth-flowing machine.But you have to wonder what he'd be likeif all of a sudden there's a guy with him onthe eighth hurdle. Who knows, he might

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run 46 or he might tie up. An individualwithout a coach is totally in charge of hisdestiny. I'm just a firm believer thateverybody needs someone."

Moses shakes his head. He's thoughtabout this a lot. "Coaches and track clubshave nothing to offer me," he says. "Thisis like a hobby. You don't have to share a

hobby with somebody else."At the Mt. San Antonio Relays on a sun¬

ny Saturday afternoon in April, Moses sitsalone in the shade. The meet is somethingof a homecoming for him because hehasn't run in a major American meet innearly two years, since his world-recordperformance at the '77 AAUs. Various ill¬nesses and a lingering defiance have kepthim away.

He left his apartment in good spirits.But now, as his race approaches, hebecomes quiet and remote. The apart¬ment itself is stark, nearly without fur¬nishings; it is the dwelling of someone intransit, a rambling man.

The announcer introduces Moses and

abruptly he changes. He smiles. He walksup the track, waving to the people in thestands. He will be cool —he wears one

gold and two leather necklaces and a cop¬per bracelet, as well as his watch, when heruns —but he loves crowds. He cherishesthe remembrance of the 5,000 fans whoshowed up in Taiwan to see him, and himalone, work out.

At the gun he is off: a full sprint to thefirst hurdle, then the bounding, graceful,relentless 13s. He nicks the eighth hurdlewith his trailing knee and reopens a smallcut, but no one is close. His time of 48.50is a meet record.

Later in the stands, dressed in his streetclothes, Moses chats with Bob Beamon,who is now track coach at U S. Interna¬

tional University. Beamon's world-recordlong jump of 29'2V2" at the 1968 Olym¬pics in Mexico City was awesome, per¬

haps the greatest proportionate extensionof a record ever.

Moses was expansive and cheerful afterhis race, but now that the reporters are

gone and no one recognizes him, heseems less open, bothered again. "Thereare even some people talking about tak¬ing away Bob's record because it wasdone at too high an altitude," he says toan acquaintance. "I mean, it's supposed

to be a world record, right? And he did iton this world, didn't he?"

Moses' trust in logic forces him to see

many of the world's quirks as problems tobe solved, barriers that can and should behurdled. "I walk down the street and see

things a certain height and want to goover them," he says. In street clothes heoften breaks away from companions tohurdle garbage cans, stumps, parkbenches.

In many ways Moses is a man alone.Beamon was alone when he went 29'21/2 ".

But he was humbled by what he'd done,dropping to his knees and covering hisface with his hands. Moses is different.

"I guess being the best at somethingshould be its own reward," Moses says,

steering his old car back onto thefreeway. "But it's funny how sometimesyou don't see things the way everybodyelse does. It's hard looking from a lightedhouse into the darkness." Cars whiz pastin the other direction, each bearing a

lone, expressionless Californian. The meetis miles behind. "I hardly ever think abouthow good I really am," he says.

President Emeritus Mays Honoredby Mutual of Omaha andState of South Carolina

President Emeritus Benjamin E. Mays,'67, was recently presented with thecoveted Mutual of Omaha Criss Awardfor his contributions to mankind. Receiv¬

ing the award jointly with Alumnus Maysin Omaha, Nebraska was Marlin Perkins,one of the world's top ecologists who ishost of the award-winning "Mutual ofOmaha's Wild Kingdom" television show.The Criss Award was established in 1950

by Mutual Chief Executive V.J. Skutt tohonor the late Dr. C. C. Criss, who gave

early direction to the Company. Alongwith a plaque, the award carried a $10,000gift. A special television showing of this

year's Criss Award presentation isscheduled for the week of January 13,1980.

In June, 1979, the South CarolinaGeneral Assembly agreed to spend $6,000for a portrait of President Emeritus Maysto be hung in the South Carolina Capitol.His portrait will be the second black per¬son whose likeness hangs in the Capitol inColumbia, South Carolina, but the firstportrait of a living South Carolinian whois black. The first portrait of a black tohang in the State's Capitol was that ofMary McCloud Bethune.

Benjamin Mays


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Alumni Directory To Be PublishedThe Alumni Office has responded to

numerous inquiries by authorizing thepreparation of a directory of all livingalumni. The directory will be a valuablereference volume, and it will be helpful inplanning alumni activities, programs, andmaintaining contact with alumni andformer students.

The Bernard C. Harris Publishing Com¬pany, Inc., of White Plains, New York, hasbeen selected as the official publisherafter a thorough review of this firm's ex¬tensive experience and success. Recog¬nized as the oldest and largest exclusivepublisher of alumni directories in theworld, it has completed more than 250alumni directories for colleges, univer¬sities, secondary schools, and fraternalorganizations over the past 17 years.

This extensive project will be under¬taken at virtually no cost to MorehouseCollege. The Harris Company has beencontracted to compile, publish, and

market the directory, financing the opera¬tion solely through the sale of individualdirectory copies and, in cases where itseems appropriate, through space reser¬vations to alumni only.

The College will not benefit financiallyfrom the directory sales. Therefore, pur¬chases should not be considered as a con¬

tribution. The College will derive substan¬tial benefit from the completely updatedrecords and other valuable informationobtained.

The main body of the directory willconsist of an alphabetical listing of allalumni and former students, with each en¬

try to include name, class, alumni club,degree(s), home address and telephone,and business or professional information,including title, firm name and address,and telephone. Two complete indexes ofall alumni and former students, one ar¬

ranged geographically by towns withinstates, and the other by class year will

follow the main listings in order to pro¬vide ready references.

This updated material will be derivedfrom brief questionnaires mailed to allalumni and former students with known

addresses, and followed up by telephonefor verification of the information to be

printed in the directory. At that time, andat that time only, alumni and formerstudents will be invited to purchase a

copy of the directory or reserve space.

Only enough directories to fill these pre¬

publication orders will be printed, and cir¬culation will be restricted to alumni.Release of the directory is tentativelyscheduled for winter, 1980.

When the questionnaire arrives, we askthat all alumni and former students com¬

plete and return the form immediately.We would hate to leave any alumnus outof this historic document.

1979 Morehouse Football Reportby Jim Alnuti - Acting SID

Dear Students, Alumni and Friends:

"In behalf of Morehouse-College, I am

pleased to welcome each of you as we

gather for this home game of the MaroonTigers."

Those were the words of our President,Dr. Hugh M. Gloster, to Morehouse foot¬ball followers. It is very doubtful that Dr..Gloster had any idea that Head CoachMaurice "MO" Hunt and his gladiatorswould respond so favorably. Coach Hunt,who is in line for many honors in just hisfirst SIAC year, turned a losing program

completely around from 4-5 to 6-3.The Tigers played five of their nine

games in the Atlanta setting, winning allfive. Included was the 21-19 upset ofhighly touted Morris Brown at HerndonStadium.

Standout players such as RodneySmith, Greg Kelly, Sammy Banks andMorehouse's Rhodes Nominee Lloyd Ed¬wards all have said, "Coach Hunt is a

motivator. He feels that education is firstand athletics second. It's easy to producefor a man who is looking out for yourfuture."

With the high grade averages and thewinning season, this point is well proven.The Tigers were led by freshman quarter¬back Richard James, who rushed for threetouchdowns and threw for five more.

Senior running back Sammy Banks ex¬cited every crowd, scoring five touch¬downs, including the season's longestkick-off return for a touchdown of 95yards.

Banks finished his amazing season with1053 total yards. He had 521 yardsrushing, 115 receiving, 209 on punt returnsand 208 yards on kick-off returns. Theteam would like to thank the 41,634 fanswho were present at Lakewood Stadiumfor the home games this year. Another10,317 attended the game at HerndonStadium.

The NFL has set its eyes on 6'2, 210

pound Derek Gainey, who rates as one ofthe top tight ends in the Southeasternarea. Derek topped all Tiger receiverswith 23 catches for 343 yards and threeTD's, and senior defensive end RodneySmith led the defensive unit with 77 solotackles and 63 assists. The Maroondefense got to the opposing quarterbacks17 times with Smith owning eight of thosefor 63 lost yards.

Coach Hunt's 1980 success on the grid¬iron will depend heavily on recruiting.The Tigers will lose fifteen of this year'sstars to graduation. Next year, PATIENCEwill be the name of the game—PLUSTOTAL SUPPORT.

We've experienced one winner; nowlet's go indoors and support Coach ArthurMcAfee and his roundballers to a cham¬

pionship. Our first home game will beDecember 13 against Fort Valley State.Then comes Morris Brown on the 15th,Tuskegee on the 22nd and Albany Stateon the 29th.


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H. /. C. Bowden, Sr. E. A. Lee L. A. lackson



Henry James Charles Bowden, Sr. (M.A.,Columbia University; M.Div., GeneralTheological Seminary; DHL., St.Augustine's College; S.T.D., GeneralTheological Seminary) was elected toserve in the State of Georgia's first SilverHaired Legislature. The Silver HairedLegislature consists of senior citizensthroughout the State representing each ofGeorgia's 106 House districts, and willprepare bills relating to the welfare ofGeorgia's senior citizens for passage dur¬ing the 1980 session of the GeorgiaLegislature. Alumnus Bowden is Chair¬man, Fulton County, Georgia Council on

Aging; Chairman, Older Atlantans TaskForce, a member of the EpiscopalDiocesan Designee on Ministry on Aging,and a member of the Atlanta RegionalCommission's Task Force on Aging. InJune, 1979, he was honored by SaintStephen's Episcopal Church for fifty yearsof service as an Episcopal Priest.


Edwin A. Lee (M.D., Meharry MedicalCollege) was elected President of theSangamon State University Foundation,Springfield, Illinois. Alumnus Lee hasbeen a member of the Foundation since

August, 1968, when the organization wasestablished to assist in land acquisitionfor Sangamon State, which held its firstclasses in the fall of 1970. Alumnus Lee

began his practice of medicine in Spring-field some thirty years ago. He was amember of the two citizen committeeswhich were instrumental in the establish¬ment of Sangamon State, and has servedon the statewide committee to determinethe need for medical schools in Illinois.He is past chairman of committees for theSangamon County Medical Society; amember of the surgical staffs of Spring¬field's three hospitals; and a member ofthe Department of Surgery at Southern Il¬linois University.


Leo Albert Jackson (M.A., AtlantaUniversity; J.D., Cleveland MarshallSchool of Law) was assigned temporarilyto sit on the Supreme Court of Ohio dur¬ing the month of October, 1979. AlumnusJackson has been a Judge with the Courtof Appeals of the Eighth AppellateDistrict of Ohio, Cleveland, Ohio, sinceDecember, 1970. He served as Chief ofJusticeofthatCourtduringthe1976term.


Herman Franklin Bostick (M.A., AtlantaUniversity; Ph D., Ohio State University)has been appointed Associate Dean forEducational Affairs in the GraduateSchool of Arts and Sciences of Howard

University, Washington, D.C. In this posi¬tion, Alumnus Bostick will monitor allgraduate degree programs offered by the33 departments which offer the Master'sdegree in 40 different fields and the Ph D.degree in 23 fields. He joined the Universi¬ty faculty in 1977 and held the position ofProfessor of French and Associate Chair¬man of the Department of RomanceLanguages. Prior to joining HowardUniversity, Alumnus Bostick was Pro¬fessor of French and Head of the Depart¬ment of Foreign Languages at TexasSouthern University, Houston, Texas,from 1973 to 1977. He had been AssociateProfessor of French and Chairman of theForeign Language Department atMorehouse from 1971 to 1973, andAssociate Professor of French at More¬house from 1970 to 1971.

Leroy Reginald Johnson (M.A., AtlantaUniversity; LLB., North Carolina CentralSchool of Law) has been named ExecutiveDirector of the Atlanta-Fulton CountyStadium Authority. The Stadium Authori¬ty has the responsibility for the operationof the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium,which is the home of the Atlanta Bravesbaseball team, the Atlanta Falcons foot¬ball team, and the site of numerous

special events.Albert Nixon Wardlaw (M S., Atlanta

University) is currently a member of theInternational Task Force and Chairpersonof the South Task Force of the Pres¬byterian Church, U.S.A. Alumnus Ward-

A. N. Wardlaw S. /. Tucker

law has been an Attendance Teacher withthe New York City Board of Educationsince 1962, and is former President of theBrooklyn-Queens-Long Island MorehouseAlumni Club. He is a member and Elder ofthe Presbyterian Church of St. Albans, St.Albans, New York, and a member and for¬mer President of the United PresbyterianMen.


Jerome Farris (M.S.W., Atlanta Universi¬ty; J.D., University of Washington Schoolof Law; D.L., Morehouse) was sworn in asa lifetime member of the U.S. Ninth Cir¬cuit Court of Appeals, Seattle, Washing¬ton, during ceremonies held on October15, 1979. Alumnus Farris was nominatedfor the position by President J immy Carterand confirmed by the U.S. Senate. TheNinth Circuit Court includes the states of

Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Mon¬tana, Arizona, California, Nevada, Hawaiiand Guam. He had been Chief Judge ofDivision I of the Washington State Courtof Appeals. Alumnus Farris was appointedto the Washington State Court of Appealsin 1969 and once held the position ofPresiding Chief Judge. He is Chairman ofthe Steering Committee of the Governor'sConference on Library and InformationServices, a member of the Visiting Com¬mittee of the University of WashingtonSchool of Social Work, and a member ofthe Executive Committee of the JudicialAdministration Division of the AmericanBar Association.


Reginald L. Jones (Ph D., Ohio StateUniversity), Professor of Education andAfro-American Studies, University ofCalifornia at Berkeley, has accepted ap¬pointment to a five-year term as Editor ofMental Retardation, an official journal ofthe American Association on Mental Defi¬

ciency. Alumnus Jones was recentlyhonored as recipient of the Loretta HuntAward from Ohio State University for"many years of outstanding service andleadership to special education." He was


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also the recipient of the ScholarshipAward from the Association of Black Psy¬chologists for “significant contributionsto the scholarly development of BlackPsychology." Alumnus Jones' tenth andeleventh books, Attitudes and AttitudeChange in Special Education: In Theoryand Practice (Council for ExceptionalChildren) and Black Psychology, SecondEdition (Harper and Row), are scheduledfor publication in early 1980.

Samuel Joseph Tucker (M.A., ColumbiaUniversity; Ph.D., Atlanta University) hasbecome President of the Atlanta Human

Development Center, Atlanta, Georgia.The Center provides services to in¬dividuals who are experiencing dif¬ficulties in personal, emotional, mental,marital, or family adjustments. AlumnusTucker had been President of LangstonUniversity from 1978 to 1979 and hadbeen Dean of University College at Ala¬bama State University from 1976 to 1978.He was President of Edward Waters Col¬

lege, Jacksonville, Florida, from 1973 to1976 and has served in higher educationpositions at the University of Florida,Atlanta University, and Morehouse Col¬lege. He is a member of the AmericanPsychological Association, the AmericanPersonnel and Guidance Association, PhiDelta Kappa, the New York State Psy-^chological Association, and the GeorgiaPsychological Association. He is also alicensed psychologist and has been usedas a consultant by the National ScienceFoundation and several institutions of

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Jack D. Thomas (M.Div., UnionTheological Seminary; M.A., Kean Col¬lege) was awarded the Master of Theologydegree from Princeton Theological Sem¬inary, Princeton, New Jersey. AlumnusThomas is presently an Instructor ofMathematics with the Asbury Park, NewJersey, Public School System.


Paul Lawrence Thompson (M.A.,University of Illinois; Ph D., PennsylvaniaState University) presented a paper during

the 11th Annual Conference of theAfrican Heritage Studies Association atthe University of Pittsburgh. The title ofhis paper was “The Legitimization of theCultural Bastard in Bertene Juminer's LesBastards." Alumnus Thompson is the Co¬ordinator of Foreign Languages in theDepartment of Languages and Literatureat Virginia State University.


Bobby F. Coates (further study, AtlantaUniversity) is currently Deputy AssistantDirector, U.S. Secret Service, UniformDivision, Washington, D.C. AlumnusCoates has been with the U.S. Secret Ser¬vice since 1965, having been assigned tothe Detroit, Michigan, and Dayton, Ohio,Field Offices. He was also assigned to thePresidential Protection Division, pro¬

viding security for Presidents Richard Nix¬on, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter. TheUniformed Division has duties and re¬

sponsibilities of protecting the WhiteHouse as well as the Embassies andChanceries in the Washington, D.C. Area.

John Hope III (M.P.A., New YorkUniversity) has been appointed DeputyStaff Director of the U.S. Commission on

Civil Rights. As Deputy Staff Director, hewill have overall responsibility for theCommission's research, field programs,and administrative operations. AlumnusHope has served as Acting Deputy StaffDirector of the Commission since Feb¬

ruary, 1978. He joined the Commission in1972 as Deputy Director, Office of Pro¬gram and Policy Review, which he laterheaded. Prior to joining the Commission,he worked for the Peace Corps and theAgency for International Development(AID). From 1967 to 1972, he served withthe Peace Corps as Africa Region ProgramOfficer and as Country Director in Ugan¬da and the Philippines.

Walter Eugene Massey (M S., Ph D.,Washington University) has been namedDirector of the U.S. Department ofEnergy's Argonne National Laboratory, ef¬fective July 1,1979. Alumnus Massey hadbeen Professor of Physics and Dean of the


College at Brown University, Providence,Rhode Island. He has also been appointedProfessor of Physics at the University ofChicago. The University of Chicago andArgonne Universities Association operatethe Argonne National Laboratory for theDepartment of Energy. Argonne's mainsite is on a 1,700 acre tract, 25 milessouthwest of Chicago, Illinois. TheLaboratory also manages the Idaho Nu¬clear Engineering Laboratory, and thetotal staff numbers more than 5,300.Alumnus Massey joined the faculty at theUniversity of Illinois in 1968 and was ap¬

pointed Associate Professor of Physics atBrown University in 1970. He was pro¬moted to Professor of Physics at Brown in1975 and later, the same year, assumedthe position of Dean of the College.

Alger Lee Wilson (M B A., Bryant Col¬lege) is currently Commanding Officer ofPatrol Wing One, Naval Air Facility,Misawa, Japan. He holds the rank of Com¬mander in the U.S. Navy and was recentlyselected for promotion to the rank of Cap¬tain. Prior to his current assignment hehad been Commanding Officer, NavalROTC Unit at Southern University, BatonRouge, Louisiana.


Preston Martin Yancy (M.H., Universityof Richmond; M.S.S., Syracuse University)was awarded the Doctor of Philosophydegree in Social Science with a con¬centration in American Studies and sup¬

porting areas of Afro-American Studiesfrom Syracuse University, Syracuse, NewYork during its May, 1979, Commence¬ment exercises. The title of his disserta¬tion was “Americans and Afro-Americans,Definitions and Self-Definitions,1850-1896 and 1948-1968." Alumnus Yan¬

cy is Assistant Professor of English and In¬terdisciplinary Humanities at VirginiaUnion University, Richmond, Virginia. Healso writes a weekly column “It Seems ToMe" for the Richmond Afro-American.The caption of his column is the same asthe title of his column in the MorehouseMaroon Tiger in 1958 and 1959.

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Charles Richard Stephens (furtherstudy, Atlanta University) has been ap¬

pointed Vice President for Developmentat Clark College, Atlanta, Georgia. Alum¬nus Stephens had been Vice President forDevelopment at Dillard University, NewOrleans, Louisiana, for the past three-years. He has held various positions withthe United Negro College Fund, Inc., forsix years, advancing from Atlanta (Geor¬gia) Area Director to National CampaignDirector. Prior to joining the U.N.C.F.,Alumnus Stephens was a member of theButler Street Young Men's Christian As¬sociation for four years.


Albert Paul Brinson (M.Div., In¬terdenominational Theological Center;further study, New York University) hasbeen appointed World Mission SupportField Counselor for the American BaptistChurches of the South. For the past 11-years, Alumnus Brinson has been Pastorof the Antioch Baptist Church of Corona,Long Island, New York. Under his leader¬ship, the Antioch Baptist Church of Co¬rona has grown from 180 to over 500members, and the annual church budgethas increased from $5,000 to over

$100,000. He was First Vice President ofthe Queens Federation of Churches;Chairman of the Queens Opportunities In¬dustrialization Center Steering Commit¬tee; Secretary of the Board of Directors,Manhood Foundation, Inc., and a memberof the Community Planning Board, No. 3,Queens, New York.


Leroy Wilson, Jr. (M.S., J.D., Universityof California at Berkeley) is currentlyAssistant Division Counsel with UnionCarbide Corporation, New York, NewYork. Alumnus Wilson has been with the

Company since 1974. He was elected tothe Board of Governors of the NationalBar Association during the Association's

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1979 meeting. He is also a member of theAmerican Bar Association and the As¬

sociation of Black Lawyers of West¬chester County, Incorporated.


Willie Lee Clark, Jr. (J.D., HowardUniversity) has been appointed Solicitorof the National Labor Relations Board,Washington, D.C. In his position, he willbe the principal legal advisor and consul¬tant to the five-member Board on all

questions of law and policy in the NLRB'sadministration of the basic U.S. LaborRelations Law. For the last three years,Alumnus Clark has served as a Deputy As¬sistant General Counsel with duties in¬

cluding supervisory responsibilities forthe operation of a number of NLRB Re¬gional Offices.

Thomas O. Cordy (M.A., Atlanta Univer¬sity) has been appointed to the seven-member Fulton County (Georgia)Development Authority. The Authoritysponsors revenue bond issues to providecapital for business and industry expan¬sion in the County as well as the creationof additional employment within FultonCounty. Alumnus Cordy is Founder andChief Executive Officer of AMC Mechan¬ical Contractors, Incorporated, a com¬mercial and industrial mechanical con¬

tracting firm which specializes in thedesign and installation of ventilating, airconditioning, plumbing, heating and proc¬ess piping systems. The firm is presentlyinvolved in the construction of the Mid-field Terminal at Atlanta's Hartsfield In¬ternational Airport and participating in ajoint venture on 16 projects for the Metro¬politan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority'srapid rail system. Alumnus Cordy is amember of the Board of Directors of theAtlanta Business League, the AtlantaAssociated Contractors and Trade Coun¬cil, the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce,and the First Georgia Bank.

Madison J. Foster is currently VicePresident of Cafe' Company, Incor¬porated, Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Com¬pany owns and operates a restaurantspecializing in Creole and Acadiancuisine in downtown Ann Arbor, Mich¬igan.

Julius Jones, Jr. (further study, Spring¬

W. E. Murphy, lr. R. E. Burns

field College) has been appointed Presi¬dent of the Young Men's Christian As¬sociation of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ThePittsburgh YMCA is the fifth largestYMCA organization in the United States,consisting of 24 program centers, out¬reach units, and camps. Alumnus Joneshas been associated with the YMCA forthe past 16 years, holding the positions ofYouth Director in Jacksonville, Florida,and Executive Director in Nashville, Ten¬nessee. He was Director of Operations forthe Metropolitan YMCA of Washington,D C., at the time of his appointment.

Malvin Earl Moore III (M.A., Universityof Iowa) has been named Director ofAdvertising and Public Relations forNorth Carolina Mutual Life Insurance

Company, Durham, North Carolina.Alumnus Moore joined the company in1975 and was named Manager of Adver¬tising and Public Relations in January,1976. Prior to joining North CarolinaMutual, he had been Editor of "TheCarolina Times" newspaper in Durham.He is a member of the Life Insurance

Advertisers Association and a member ofthe Association's Company Communica¬tions Research Committee.

William Edward Murphy, Jr. (furtherstudy, Atlanta University) was elected to a

five-year term on the White Plains, NewYork, School Board in May, 1979. Alum¬nus Murphy will be the only black servingon the School Board. He has served on the

Superintendent of School's AdvisoryCommittee, the Friends of the WhitePlains Public Library Committee, theWhite Plains-Greenburgh Branch of theN.A.A.C.P., and the Post Road SchoolPTA. Alumnus Murphy is a Staff Assistantfor the Data Processing Division of IBM inWhite Plains, New York.


Robert E. Burns (M.Div., CrozerTheological Seminary; M.S., University ofWisconsin; S.T.D., Garrett EvangelicalTheological Seminary) has been selectedto be in the 1979 edition of "OutstandingYoung Men in America." He was also therecipient of the "Community Leaders andNoteworthy Americans Award for 1978-79." Alumnus Burns is the Protestant

Chaplain at the West Side Veterans Ad-


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ministration Medical Center, Chicago, Il¬linois.

Herbert Lamar Charles, Jr. (M S., Ph D.,University of California at Berkeley) hasbeen promoted to the position of Busi¬ness Development Manager - Africa, forthe Corning International Corporation,Corning, New York. Alumnus Charles join-

11 ed the Corning Class Corporation in 1972.In 1977, he became Senior MarketDevelopment Specialist in the TechnicalProducts Division, which he held until hislatest promotion.

Thomas James Conage (M.D., ColoradoUniversity School of Medicine; M.P.H.,Johns Hopkins University) is currentlyDeputy Surgeon with the United StatesAir Force's Aeromedical Airlift Wing,Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. He had beenFlight Surgeon and Chief of AerospaceMedicine at Altus Air Force Base, Okla¬homa, before his current assignment.

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James Maxey III (M.S., Indiana Universi¬ty) has been appointed Special Assistantto the Secretary of the Commonwealth ofPennsylvania and Director of the Com¬mission on Charitable Organizations forthe Commonwealth. Alumnus Maxey hascompleted all of the course work for thePh.D. degree at Temple University. He iscurrently doing research for his disserta¬tion in psychology and mental healththrough the Union Graduate School, EastWashington, D.C.

Herbert Alonzo Stone, Jr. (M S., AtlantaUniversity; M.D., Emory University Schoolof Medicine) has become Medical Direc¬tor of the West Tuscaloosa CommunityHealth Center, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.Alumnus Stone had been Chief Residentat the College of Community HealthScience, University of Alabama, for thepast three years.

Carey Wynn, Jr. (M.A., Ed.S., AtlantaUniversity; further study, Atlanta Univer¬sity) has been appointed to the position ofInstructional Coordinator for the DeKalbCounty (Georgia) School System. Alum¬nus Wynn has been associated with theSystem for the past 13 years, serving inpositions of teacher, Assistant Principal,and Principal. He is a member of theDeKalb Administrators Club, the Georgia

M. R. Lincoln P. H. Toomer

Association of Educational Leaders, theGeorgia Educational Association, and thePeyton Forest Civic Association.


Milton R. Lincoln has been appointedto the position of Associate Director ofthe Economic Development Division ofthe Atlanta (Georgia) Chamber of Com¬merce. In his new position, Alumnus Lin¬coln will deal largely with business and in¬dustrial prospects interested in relocatingto or expanding their firms in the Atlantaarea. He has been associated with theChamber since 1973, holding the positionsof Manager, Community Affairs Depart¬ment, and Associate Director of the Pub¬lic Affairs Division. Prior to joining theChamber, Alumnus Lincoln was on thestaff of Economic Opportunity Atlanta.

Frederick G. Ransom (M.D., Universityof Alabama School of Medicine) is cur¬

rently Director, Emergency Department,University Hospital, Birmingham, Ala¬bama.

Paul H. Toomer (M.D., MeharryMedical College) recently became a

Diplomate of the American Board ofObstetrics and Gynecology. AlumnusToomer is currently engaged in theprivate practice of obstetrics andgynecology in Thousand Oaks, California.Following graduation from MeharryMedical College, Alumnus Toomer com¬

pleted his internship and residency inobstetrics and gynecology at the NavalRegional Medical Center, Oakland,California. He subsequently was ap¬

pointed Chief of Obstetrics andGynecology at the Naval Hospital, PortHueneme, California from August, 1976,until his discharge in February, 1978.Following his discharge, he briefly pur¬sued a research fellowship in medicalgenetics at the University of California atLos Angeles before entering private prac¬tice.

Dennis Turner, Jr. (M.D., MeharryMedical School) became the first blackgeneral surgeon to graduate from EmoryUniversity's School of Medicine, Atlanta,Georgia during its summer commence¬ment program. Alumnus Turner has en¬tered the private practice of surgery inAtlanta, Georgia.

Dennis Turner, jr. E. C. Godwin, jr.


Jerry A. Drayton, Jr. (J. D., University ofWashington) passed the July, 1979, Geor¬gia Bar Examination and was admitted tothe practice of law in Georgia. AlumnusDrayton is a member of the MorehouseCollege faculty.


Emerson Calvin Godwin, Jr. (M.A.,Atlanta University) has been promoted tothe position of Manager of Sales Trainingand Development at Johnson and John¬son Corporation, Willingboro, New Jer¬sey. Alumnus Godwin joined the com¬

pany in 1974 and has held the positions ofSalesman, Regional Trainer, AssistantManager of Training and Development,and District Manager of the St. LouisRegional Office. Prior to joining the com¬

pany, he was Admissions Counselor andAssistant Registrar at Morehouse Collegefrom 1971 to 1974.


Maceo Kennedy Sloan (M B A., GeorgiaState University; J. D., North CarolinaCentral University School of Law) was

recently the recipient of the CharteredFinancial Analyst designation from the In¬stitute of Chartered Financial Analysts.To receive the designation, AlumnusSloan had to pass a series of examinationsduring a five-year period. Only one otherblack American held the designation priorto that of Alumnus Sloan. He is AssistantVice President of North Carolina MutualLife Insurance Company, Durham, NorthCarolina.


Uzee Brown, Jr. (M.A., University ofMichigan; further study, University ofMichigan) appeared in the roles ofFrazier, a lawyer, and Jim, a cottonpicker, in the Atlanta Symphony Or¬chestra's presentation of Porgy and Bessduring November, 1979. Alumnus Brownhas appeared in other operatic roles to in¬clude Uberto in "La Serva Padrona,"Figaro in "The Marriage of Figaro," DonBartolo in "The Barber of Seville," andParson Alltalk in the Atlanta SymphonyOrchestra's premier of Scott Joplin's


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"Treemonisha" under the direction ofRobert Shaw. He has been an Instructorof Music at Morehouse from 1973 to 1977and is currently on leave to complete hisdoctoral degree in vocal performance atthe University of Michigan.

Victor Vaughn Hall (M S., Rochester In¬stitute of Technology; Ed.S., Nova Univer¬sity) is currently a mathematician with theNational Weather Service, Silver Spring,Maryland. Prior to joining the NationalWeather Service, he had been a teacherof mathematics at Nova High School, FortLauderdale, Florida.

Weldon Jackson (Ph D, Harvard Univer¬sity, M.A., Atlanta University) is currentlyAssistant Professor and Chairman of theBlack Studies Department at WellesleyCollege, Wellesley, Mass. AlumnusJackson had been a W. E. DuBois Fellowat Harvard University. The W.E.B. DuBoisFellowship Program is designed togenerate innovative and creative researchon Afro-American life, history, andculture.


Bernard K. Davis has been elected an

Operations Officer of the Trust CompanyBank, Atlanta, Georgia. Alumnus Davishas been associated with the bank since1974, when he was appointed a trainee onthe Operations for the Bank's Ben Hillbranch in 1976 and named AssistantBranch Manager in 1978.

Larry C. Jones (M.A., University ofNorthern Colorado) was the recipient ofthe U.S. Air Force Commendation Medalat Ghedl, Italy. Alumnus Jones, a Captainin the Air Force, earned the award for ex¬

ecution of his duties as a Supply Opera¬tions Officer in his unit, stationed inEurope.

Kenneth F. Woods has been electedAssistant Vice President of WachoviaMortgage Company, Raleigh, North Caro¬lina. Alumnus Woods joined the mortgagecompany's residential office in 1973. In1974, he was promoted to the position ofmortgage officer and in 1975 became a

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Construction Loan Officer. In 1976, hewas transferred to the Raleigh residentialoffice as a Loan Administration Officer.

1974Robert Michael Franklin, Jr. (M.Div.,

Harvard University; further study, Univer¬sity of Chicago) has been appointed Prot¬estant Chaplain of the Pastoral Care Divi¬sion of St. Bernard Hospital, Chicago, Il¬linois. He is also Assistant Pastor of St.Paul Church of God in Christ in Chicago,and a doctoral candidate at the Universi¬ty of Chicago.

Kenneth Hamilton (M.A., Yale Universi¬ty) appeared in the role of Jake, a fisher¬man, in the Atlanta Symphony Orches¬tra's presentation of "Porgy and Bess" inNovember, 1979. Alumnus Hamilton was

a member of the Houston Grand Opera'snational touring company and Broadwayproduction of "Porgy and Bess" and was a

member of the 1978 Sherwin GoldmanEuropean tour of the same opera. He hasalso appeared with Gunther Schuller andthe Boston Symphony, and William Har¬wood and the Yale Symphony in oratoriaand other solo works.

Jeffrey W. Johnson (further study, JohnCarroll University) has been elected to theposition of Commercial Finance Officerin Central National Bank of Cleveland'sCorporate Banking Department, Cleve¬land, Ohio. Alumnus Johnson joined Cen¬tral's management development programin 1976 and was assigned to the Commer¬cial Finance Division of Banking in 1977as a Commercial'Finance Representative.

Timothy Roy Owens is currently a Proj¬ect Engineer with Cordis Dow Company,Concord, California. He had previouslyheld the position of engineer with thePacific Gas and Electric Company, SanFrancisco, California.

Esaias F. Lee, Jr., was awarded the Doc¬tor of Medicine degree from the MedicalCollege of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wis¬consin, in May, 1979. Alumnus Lee willserve a residency in family practice atEugene Talmadge Hospital, Augusta,Georgia.

1975Michael Kenneth Lindsay was awarded

the Doctor of Medicine degree from Yale

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University during their May, 1979 com¬mencement exercises. Alumnus Lindsayhas become an intern in obstetrics and

gynecology at the St. Louis UniversityHospital, St. Louis, Missouri.

Demory Lipscomb, Jr. (M B A., AtlantaUniversity) has become a Systems Analystat the Division Headquarters of MeadPackaging Company, Atlanta, Georgia.He had been a Financial Analyst at AvisWorld Headquarters, New York for thepast two years.

Ralph Earl Selby (J.D., University ofMichigan School of Law) has become an

associate in the law firm of Baker, Baker& Selby, Bay City, Michigan. He is amember of the State Bar of Michigan, andthe Federal Bar, Eastern District of Mich¬igan.


Benjamin J. Daniel was commissionedNavy Ensign upon his completion of Avia¬tion Officer Candidate School at theNaval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida.Alumnus Daniel joined the Navy in No¬vember, 1977.

Simmie Robert Dean, 1st Lieutenant,United States Marine Corps, has becomeAdministrative Officer for the Marine Air

Support Squadron-1, Marine Air ControlGroup-28, Second Marine Aircraft Wing,Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic, CherryPoint, North Carolina. Alumnus Dean re¬

ceived the status of Regular Commission,Vice Reserve Commission, United StatesMarine Corps during the summer of 1979.

Eugene McCray is currently enrolled asa third-year medical student at BowmanGray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem,North Carolina.

James Lee Marr, Jr. is currently a Pro¬duction Supervisor at the General Motors-Fisher Body Division, Columbus, Ohio.Alumnus Marr had been an AlcoholismCounseling Assistant at St. Anthony'sHospital, Columbus, Ohio.

Midgett Seldon Parker, Jr. is currentlyCommanding Officer, Bravo Battery, 2ndBattalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery,Trier, Germany. Alumnus Parker, 1stLieutenant, U.S. Army, assumed com¬mand in May, 1979 of the Battery whichcontains a $34-million Improved HAWKMissile System and over 200 soldiers. Tac-


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tical operations include a 24-hour activeair defense mission covering vital airspace over the Federal Republic of Ger¬many. This requires his unit to be com¬

pletely mobile and capable of self-sustaining operations seven days a week.Alumnus Parker is scheduled to completehis military commitment in December,1980.

Rufus Roosevelt Thomas (M B A., Uni¬versity of Chicago; D.B.A., HarvardUniversity) has been appointed AssociateDean of the Atlanta University GraduateSchool of Business Administration. Alum¬nus Thomas had served on the M B.A. andD B A. faculties of Harvard University for


C. lackson

Clarence C. Canty, '51 (M.A., AtlantaUniversity), passed June, 1979. At the timeof his death, he was a systems engineerfor Western Electric Company, Atlanta,Georgia. He is survived by his wife, StateRepresentative Henrietta Canty, fourchildren, and a host of relatives.

James Castina Jackson, 44 (B.D.,Howard University; D.D., OklahomaSchool of Religion), passed June 8, 1979,in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He had been Pastorof Paradise Baptist Church in Tulsa,Oklahoma for the past 23 years. He is sur¬

the past six-years. Prior to joining the Har¬vard faculty, he was an Instructor of Busi¬ness Administration at Morehouse Col¬



William T. Burke III has been elected to

serve as one of three students on the Ad¬missions Committee for the Howard Un¬

iversity School of Law. Alumnus Burkehas also assumed the position of Editor-in-Chief for Howard University's first journalof International Law and Diplomacy. He isalso currently employed as a legal internfor the Office of Minority Business Enter¬prise in Washington, D.C.

C. H. Williams

vived by his wife, Barbara, and daughters,Janice and Meredith, and a host of rel¬atives and friends.

William Dean Pettus, '28 (M.D.,Meharry Medical College), passed May,1979, in Montgomery, Alabama. He hadbeen a practicing physician in Mont¬gomery from August, 1934, to March,1979. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. IveWilliams Pettus, three daughters, Elynor,Yvonne, and Jessica, and a host of otherrelatives.

William Wyche

Charles H. Williams, '31, passed Oc¬tober, 1979, in Detroit, Michigan. He wasPastor of Saint Mark Missionary BaptistChurch, Detroit, Michigan. He is survivedby his wife, son, Charles, Jr., daughter,Ruth, and a host of relatives and friends.

William Garrent Wyche, '68, died inOctober, 1979, as a result of a swimmingaccident. He was a teacher with the Atlan¬ta Public School System. He is survived byhis parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Wycheof Camden, New Jersey.


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Morehouse College Alumni Association

Region I — Regional Vice PresidentJ. Herbert Williams, '59901 Flamingo Drive, S WAtlanta, CA 30311

Albany (GA)C K Dunson, '50, PresidentAlbany State College 31705Athens (GA)Robert L. Calloway, '47, President289 Cleveland Avenue 30601

Atlanta (GA)Henry M Harris, Jr, '49, President1500 Ezra Church Drive, N W 30318

Augusta (GA)Latimer Blount, '62, President1309 Gwinnett Street 30901

Columbus (GA)W, W. Gentry, '38, President4480 Moline Avenue 31907

Macon (GA)Bobby Jones, '53, PresidentP O Box 5186 31208

Savannah (GA)J T Stevens, '61, President633 W 45th Street 31405

Region II— Regional Vice PresidentNorbertC Williams,'551740 N W, 7th Avenue

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Birmingham (AL)Earl Hilliard, '64, PresidentP O Box 11385 35205

Broward County (FL)Benjamin Miller, '54, PresidentP O Box 6147

Pompano Beach, FL 33061

Daytona Beach (FL)Bernard W Smith, Jr , '34, President730 Flanders Street 32015

Itta Bena (MS)Fred D. Matthews, '51, PresidentMississippi Valley State College 38941

Jackson (MS)William K, Dease, '59, President4237 Overbrook Drive 39213

Jacksonville (FL)James I Bellinger, Jr, '40, President5903 Lusaid Drive 32209

Miami (FL)William R Sutton, '57, President2151 N. W. 131 st Street 33167

Mobile (AL)William E Thomas, '47, President718 S Wasson Avenue

Whistler, AL 36612

Montgomery (AL)Robert B Stone,'61, President1420 Deer Street 36106

Tallahassee (FL)James Hudson, '27, President712 Gamble Street 32304

Tampa ■ St. Petersburg (FL)Delano S Stewart, '623558 29th Street 33605

Virgin IslandAndre Bertrand, '76, PresidentP O Box 1871St Thomas, VI 00801

National OfficersPresidentCharlie J. Moreland, '51849 Woodmere Drive, N WAtlanta, GA 30318Vice President-at-LargeWilliam A. McGill, '4720115 Canterbury RoadDetroit, Ml 48221

SecretaryAlfred M. Byrd, '661716 Lake Hill Lane

Plano, TX 75074Treasurer

Julius A Lockett, '393350 Bobolink Circle, S.WAtlanta, CA 30314

Alumni Clubs

West Palm Beach (FL)Dr. Robert L. SmithP O Box 3225 33402

Regional III — Regional Vice PresidentOtis C Boddy, '41808 Fort Wood Place

Chattanooga, TN 37403

Chattanooga (TN)Bertram Jenkins, President1915 Citicia Ave. 37404

Durham (NC)Malyin E Moore, III, '63, President5328 Peppercorn Street 27704

Memphis (TN)Rev Fred C Loftin, '53, President761 Walker Avenue 38126

Nashville (TN)Ronald A Weaver, '53, President939 Jefferson Street 37208

Winston-Salem (NC)Jerry Drayton, '43, President2025 K Court Avenue 27105

Regional IV — Regional Vice PresidentMurray Schmoke, '491518 McCulloh StreetBaltimore, MD 21217

Baltimore (MD)Joseph Smith, '59, President3203 Taney Road 21212

Brooklyn-Queens-Long Island (NY)Calvin Washington, President10 Clinton Street, Apt 11-QBrooklyn, N Y 11211

Buffalo (NY)Benjamin F Bullock, Jr, '41, President373 Humboldt Parkway 14208Newark (NJ)Roger Smith, '69, President256 Tremont AvenueOrange, NJ 07050

New England (MA)Willie Davis, '56, President61 Westbourne RoadNewton Centre, MA 02159

New York City (NY)Charles A West, President33 Bonita Vista RoadMt. Vernon, N Y 10552

Petersburg (VA)Calvin M Miller, '50Virginia State College 23803

Philadelphia (PA)Lonnie C Johnson, '58, President6919 N 19th Street 19126

Pittsburgh (PA)Rosamond C Kay, Jr '39, President447 Reed StreetClairton, PA 15025

Rochester (NY)Bobby J Anderson '69, President45 Lantern Lane 14623

Tidewater-Peninsula (VA)Curtis T Langley '63, President1055 Tradewinds RoadVirginia Beach, VA 23462

Washington (DC)Henry M Thompson, '66, President7810 Karla LaneOxon Hill, MD 20022

Region V— Regional Vice PresidentRobert T Smith, III, '713550 S King Drive, #3Chicago, IL 60654

Chicago (IL)Julius Newborn, '48, President9623 South Parnell 60628

Cincinnati (OFI)Walter Barron, '60, President1634 Jonathan Avenue 45207

Cleveland (OFI)Lawrence J Powell, Sr., '27, President1300 Superior Avenue #2209 44114

Detroit (Ml)William A McGill, '47, President20115 Canterbury Road 48221

Indianapolis (IN)Leonard Law, '58, President1980 Landward Drive, #404 46260

Miami Valley (OH)Charles Hall, '55, President2800 Olt RoadDayton, OH 45418

Region VI— Regional Vice PresidentMilton Wilkins, '69130 Stoneyside LaneOlivette, MO 63132

St. Louis (MO)James E McLeod, '66, President6924 Millbrook Blvd #102 63130

Region VII— Regional Vice PresidentJoseph C Parker, Jr., '744837 Cedar Spring#218Dallas, TX 75221

Baton Rouge (LA)Armstead A Pierro, '37, PresidentSouthern University 70813

Dallas (TX)Joseph C Parker, Jr., '74, PresidentP O Box 3106

Dallas, TX 75221

Denver (CO)Fred E Holmes, '50, President2626 Monaco Parkway 80207Houston (TX)Thomas J. Ballentine, President3826 Julius Lane 77021

New Orleans (LA)Lorenzo Gunn, '50, President3737 Iberville St 70119

Oklahoma City (OK)Archibald Hill, Ex '56, President4400 N Lincoln No 1 52 73105

Region VIII— Regional Vice PresidentDavid W Brown, '531825 Cedarbury LaneOlympia, WA 98502

Los Angeles (C A)Gregory B Boyd, '75, President4021 Stevely Avenue, #9 90008

San Diego Area (CA)Matthew A Williams, '50, President5740 Daffodil Lane 92120

San Francisco Bay Area (CA)Myron H Johnson, '50, President1029 55th StreetOakland, CA 94608

Seattle (WA)C P Johnson, President17823 88th Ave . N EBothell, WA 98011