Philanthropist Oprah Winfrey visited Morehouse College Monday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program and made a surprise announcement. She donated $13 million to continue the scholarship fund, pushing her total investment to $25 million, which is the largest endowment in the College’s history.
Dr. William F. Pickard and Judson W. Pickard Jr. have donated $2 million to Morehouse College to fund a new scholarship for students who live in three Midwestern cities and LaGrange, Georgia, their childhood hometown.
The Third HBCU Rhetoric & Composition Symposium, a national summit focusing on excellence in English composition and rhetoric, will be held at Morehouse College from September 26-28.
Student Success Program Receives $34 Million Donation from Philanthropist Robert F. Smith for Class of 2019
Robert F. Smith, founder of Vista Equity Partners, and his family donated $34 million to the new Morehouse College Student Success Program to pay off the loans of the Class of 2019
Morehouse College scholars will travel to New Orleans on Friday, Sept. 20 for the annual “Get on the Bus” empowerment tour, which will encourage 500 Louisiana high school students to pursue higher education after graduation.
ATLANTA (September 13 2019) - Morehouse College marked the start of its 153rd year serving scholars with an inspiring Opening Convocation that challenged students to focus on excellence and to use their intellect and talents to transform the world.
Morehouse College President Emeritus Robert Franklin ’75 was a featured guest speaker recently at a class on Morehouse College and the Atlanta University Center that is offered for lifelong learners at Emory University.
ATLANTA (September 13 2019) – Eleven students from the Morehouse College MakerSpace Exploration Center have scored a first-place win in the 2019 Lexus Toyota-Building Legacy Dreaming Out Loud Next Generation Mobility Design Competition in Atlanta. The objective of the competition was “to challenge the next generation of designers to create new solutions to transportation and mobility issues.”
Keith L. Cobbs was recently hired to serve as Morehouse College’s new Title IX Coordinator. He will assume his new role on Sept. 23.
Dr. Andrew J. Douglas, an associate professor of political science at Morehouse College, has written a new, thought-provoking book on the activist and author W.E.B. Du Bois and his views on the intersection of race and competition in American society.
The Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) is aware of the shooting incident that occurred last night outside the AUC’s Library. Our hearts and prayers go out to the students, their families and loved ones, during this extremely difficult time. They have the full support of the AUCC faculty, staff, students and alumni.
The first day of classes for than 2,100 Morehouse College scholars begins Wednesday, Aug. 21 as incoming and returning students prepare for an exciting new academic year that will include a wider selection of majors, an expanded data science program, and a business class taught by Shaquille O’Neal.
Morehouse alumnus Melvin “Jerry” G. Carter was recently promoted to the prestigious rank of brigadier general in the United States Marine Corps and will serve as the Director of Intelligence for the Marines.