William Keyes: Featured Speaker at Tougaloo College Presidential Lecture Series
Tougaloo College hosted the second in its 2011-2012 series of Presidential lectures with special guest speaker, William “Bill” Keyes. Keyes is the founder and director of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship in Washington, DC. The event took place Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in historic Woodworth Chapel on the Tougaloo College campus.
A scholar and public policy expert, according to Keyes, his most important work to date has been the establishment and direction of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship, which selects some of America’s best and brightest African American male college students for an intensive two-summer program in Washington. The scholars live together on a college campus, where they take rigorous academic courses, work at high level internships in their fields of interest, and meet with some of the nation’s most prominent public and private sector leaders. Among the Institute’s 100 alumni are one Rhodes Scholar, three Rhodes finalists, three Truman Scholars (one of whom was Tougaloo College’s own Jarvis McInnis ’09), one Woodrow Wilson Fellow, more than a dozen Phi Beta Kappa scholars, valedictorians, student body presidents, and the recipients of numerous other prestigious honors. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 977-7871.
Millsaps/Tougaloo Colleges Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 16th
Now in it’s seventh year, the annual shared Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast between Millsaps College and Tougaloo College is a testament to the shared history of the two institutions, stretching back to the turbulent civil rights movement here in Jackson.
The free, public event was held Monday, January 16 at Tougaloo College at 8:00 a.m. “Speaking Truth to Power: Transcending the Dream” was the theme of the celebration that featured student and staff performers and musicians from both colleges during the celebration in the Kroger Gymnasium at Tougaloo College and included a buffet breakfast. Reverend Reginald M. Buckley, Executive Pastor at Cade Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and an alumnus of Tougaloo College, was the guest speaker. One of the highlights of the event was the dramatic presentation by Michael Taylor ’12 (Mr. Tougaloo College 2011-2012). Taylor appeared in character as Dr. King and delivered excerpts from his “I Have a Dream” speech.
A service element is also part of the day. Prior to the breakfast, Millsaps’ 1 Campus 1 Community organization and Tougaloo’s Bonner Leaders’ Program joined for a project serving honor roll students from Brown Elementary who created artistic gift items for neighborhood shut-ins.
Two Rivers Gala 2012
Be sure to attend the 10th Annual Two Rivers Gala!
Saturday, April 7th at 7pm
Jackson Medical Mall
Thad Cochran Center
350 West Woodrow Wilson Avenue
Jackson, MS 39213
• Eddie Cotton and the Cotton Club
• Mo' Money Band featuring Henry Rhodes
• Chic Bang Theory
On the Jazz and Comedy Stage:
• Steve Brown (BET Comedian)
• D. Scott & Tiger Rogers
• Jessie Primer & Band
And Gospel in the Auditorium with Doug & Melvin Williams (The WIlliams Brothers)
For Information/Tickets, call: 601-977-7871