Author: DIANA HEIDGERD

Transportation Work Earns Morganite ‘Outstanding Student’ Honor

Jeremy Weiss, a master’s degree student in City and Regional Planning at Morgan State University, has been chosen as a University Transportation Center Outstanding Student of the Year for 2017. Each year at the annual winter meeting of the Transportation Research Board, a unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the most outstanding student from …

Ph.D. Student in Math Aims to Make History at Morgan’s December Commencement

Morgan State University’s first doctoral graduate in mathematics is on track to receive her degree during this year’s Fall Commencement exercises, in December. Candice Marshall (p.k.a. Candice Jean-Louis), an international student from St. Lucia, is one of 11 students in Morgan’s Industrial and Computational Mathematics (ICM) Program. The demand for ICM graduates is burgeoning with the …

Morgan State University Unveils Legends Plaza, a Tribute to Its Athletic Greats

banks statue being unveiledMorgan State University unveiled its campus memorial to the institution’s athletic greats today, during a ceremony attended by MSU students, faculty, administrators and guests, members of Morgan’s Board of Regents, and MSU alumni, including several hall of fame players. The memorial, Legends Plaza, designed and created by the artistic vision of Morgan alumnus George Nock, …

Morgan State University and the Navy-Sponsored MECE Program Celebrates the First Completion Ceremony

Morgan State University (MSU) has recognized the first eight participants who completed the requirements for its Navy-sponsored Master of Engineering in Cyber Engineering (MECE) degree program. The MECE is a joint program involving the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), the Strategic Systems Program (SSP) and the Education and Workforce Development/Training Program in Morgan’s School of …

MORGAN STUDENT NAMED MISS DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA UNITED STATES

Congratulations to Morgan State University’s  very own Alexis Becton! Becton took home the crown as the 2017 Miss District of Columbia United States, after competing in the regional Miss United States pageant. The event was held this pastMay 13 at the Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum Heights, Md. Becton is a senior psychology major devoted to helping young women …

Morgan State University Breaks Ground on Its New Student Services Building

The $88-Million Facility Named in Honor of Nationally Known Philanthropists Calvin and Tina Tyler BALTIMORE — An enthusiastic crowd attended the ground breaking ceremony today for Morgan State University’s future student services building, Calvin and Tina Tyler Hall. Construction of the $88-million, state-of-the-art facility is scheduled to begin in 2018, and its opening is slated for …

Morgan Doctoral Student Receives Prestigious ‘Dissertation Award’

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has selected Charles L. Chavis Jr. of Morgan State University as a recipient of SREB’s Dissertation Award for the 2017–18 academic year. Chavis, a native of North Carolina, is a Ph.D. candidate in Morgan’s Department of History and Geography, in the College of Liberal Arts. He was the only doctoral student from …

Morgan Journalism Students Earn 2017 NABJ ‘Student Chapter of the Year’ Honors

Congratulations to the Morgan State University Association of Black Journalists (MSUABJ) for receiving the highest honor given to a student chapter by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) at this year’s NABJ Annual Convention and Career Fair, held in New Orleans. Morgan’s students were selected as the 2017 NABJ Student Chapter of the Year, …

MAAMC Elects Morgan VP Maurice Taylor As Chair

The Maryland African American Museum Corporation (MAAMC) has elected Morgan State University’s Dr. Maurice C. Taylor, vice president forAcademic Outreach and Engagement, as its new chairman of the Board of Directors. MAAMC, an independent unit within the executive branch of the Maryland State government, manages the Baltimore-based Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American …

Morgan State University Joins Global Partnership for Collaboration in Education and Sustainable Development at Africa Open Data Conference

Morgan State University was designated an official institutional global research partner for civic engagement, innovation and sustainable development in Africa and the African diaspora at the second, biennial Africa Open Data Conference (#AODC17). The conference was held in Accra, Ghana, July 17–21, 2017. “Open data” is a critical component of “big data,” a term now …

MSU VP of Institutional Advancement Receives Leadership Award

Congratulations to Morgan State University’s Cheryl Hitchcock for being selected as the 2017 recipient of the Advancement Leaders Award. Hitchcock, who serves as vice president for Morgan’s Division of Institutional Advancement, was presented with the award at this year’s HBCU Philanthropy Symposium held at Delaware State University. The Advancement Leaders Award is presented to an …