Concert Choir Surprises Academic Affairs

Concert Choir Surprises Academic Affairs

Students of the Concert Choir surprised members of Academic Affairs Thursday with songs of thanks for their new uniforms. Dr. Cheryl Golden requested the uniforms for the choir, but said she was shocked when they showed up to sing donning the black and white tuxedos and dresses.

TV anchor advises students to finish well

TV anchor advises students to finish well

The most important thing in life is to finish well, WREG-TV anchor April Thompson told inductees to Alpha Kappa Mu honor society April 8 in an address meant to inspire. “As you begin your career, you will face many things; you will be challenged, praised, critiqued and criticized,” she said.  “What you do now and the years to come will have a lasting impact on someone’s life. It is a new way of thinking long term. It is not just looking at the present and thinking about the future but also making sure that when you finish, you finish well.”

White House official  encourages a focus  on education

White House official encourages a focus on education

The White House official who is leading President Obama’s initiative to increase enrollment at historically black colleges and universities focused on the success of black males, saying they need to know that their lives are not all about negativity and that, with their prime focus on education, the sky is the limit for them. Dr. Ivory Toldson, deputy director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs, visited LeMoyne-Owen College April 24 to discuss historically black colleges and the achievement gap, seeding success for black male students.

Jeff Johnson to address 144th Commencement

Jeff Johnson to address 144th Commencement

Award-winning journalist, social activist and political commentator  Jeff Johnson will be the speaker during the college's 144th Commencement, May 10.  The event will be held at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church beginning at 10 a.m. Johnson is currently a commentator on the nationally-syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning, which tackles issues on politics, entertainment and social policy.

Dottie Peoples and LOC students exhibit quality

Dottie Peoples and LOC students exhibit quality

Gospel great Dottie Peoples brought the LOC Sunday crowd to its feet April 6 at the Cannon Center, but student performances left a lasting impression of the quality of students at LeMoyne-Owen College. Hallelujah FM 95.7's Adrian Michael Davis introduced Peoples, who performed a number of her classic hits, including “On Time God,” as well as her new release, “The Old Church."

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