Category: HBCU News

Despite Obstacles, Morgan State University Soars

photo of Banneker and Holmes HallsAs Morgan State University recently concluded the celebration of its historic 150thanniversary, it is appropriate to review some of the milestones in its development and acknowledge how a dual system of higher education in Maryland has adversely affected higher education in the state today. Morgan, like many other HBCUs, was founded by well-intentioned churches and white leaders …

MSU Recognized for Its Service to Military Students

Three recent accolades have affirmed the excellence of Morgan’s work with its military-affiliated students. In October, the University received notice of its “2018 Military Friendly School”designation from Victory Media. In November, Military Times announced Morgan’s selection as one of the publication’s “Best Colleges,” and the journal Military Advanced Education and Transition named Morgan a “Top School” in its 2018 Guide to Colleges …

White House Selects Morgan Graduate Student as an ‘HBCU All-Star’

photo of Lakeisha M. MixonLakeisha M. Mixon, a second-year student in Morgan State University’s Master of Social Work program, has been selected as a 2017 HBCU All-Star by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The annual honor recognizes undergraduate, graduate and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership and civic engagement. Over the course of the year, the …

Morgan Vice President Explores Antarctica on Research Mission

Victor McCrary holding Morgan State bannerVictor R. McCrary, Ph.D., Morgan State University vice president for Research and Economic Development, joined two other members of the National Science Board, senior administrators of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and United States Ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown on a trip to Antarctica in November. The delegation visited McMurdo Station, which is a former U.S. …

Lumina Foundation Elects Morgan President David Wilson to Serve on Board of Directors

photo of President David WilsonINDIANAPOLIS– Lumina Foundation has announced the election of Morgan State University President David Wilson, Ed.D. to serve on its Board of Directors. Wilson has served as president of Maryland’s public urban university since July of 2010 and has a record of accomplishment during his more than 30 years of experience in higher education administration. “David is a nationally …

Morgan’s Psychometrics Program Now Ranks Among the Nation’s Best

photo of Morgan Behavioral and Business BuildingsUniversities.com has ranked Morgan State University among the “Best Colleges with Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology Degrees in the U.S.” MSU’s master’s degree and doctoral programs in psychometrics, the only such programs at a historically black college or university in the nation, earned Morgan a ranking of seventh in the listing. Psychometrics is the science of measuring mental capacities …

Morgan Professor Receives Global Community Service Award

photo of Zekeh S. GbotokumaZekeh S. Gbotokuma, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy at Morgan State University, received an A.I.M. Award from Afrimpact Magazine during a ceremony in Lancaster, Pa., in December. The awards celebrated 100 influential people who are making a difference in their communities. Dr. Gbotokuma is an international educator and is the former director of the Center for Global Studies …

Gov. Hogan Appoints Morgan Museum Curator to Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture

photo of Iris Leigh BarnesMaryland Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Iris Leigh Barnes to a four-year term with the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture. Barnes is the curator of Morgan State University’s Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum (LCJM). Her appointment to the commission is slated to be confirmed by the Maryland State Senate during the 2018 legislative …

MSU Awards Degrees to Largest-Ever Class of December Graduates

Past Morgan Presidents and Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford Highlighted MSU’s Third Sesquicentennial Commencement A capacity crowd filled Morgan State University’s Talmadge Hill Field House today for MSU’s fifth December Commencement exercises. Attendees witnessed 490 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees conferred, the largest number of fall graduates in Morgan’s 150-year history. The ceremony was the third …