Tougaloo College Men's Basketball Ranked Nationally

The  men’s team, who has gained national recognition and are ranked No. 6  in the NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, is currently 18-3, 7-1 GCAC; which is good for 1st place in the conference. The team claimed its first national ranking at No.17 since 2016 before moving up 7 spots to No.10 in the following poll and moved up 4 more spots to #6 in the most recent poll; which is the highest ranking in school history. Tonzell Handy, the team’s leading scorer and rebounder is currently ranked No.1 in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference in scoring (19.6 ppg) and No.1 in rebounds (12.6 rpg). Handy, a senior Health  & Recreation major, was named Preseason Player of the Year and has earned GCAC Player of the Week honors seven times this season; the most earned of any Tougaloo College student-athlete in a single season. The women’s team, under first year head coach Keith Barnes, Sr., is off to a slow start. The team is currently sitting in last place in the conference with a record of 4-11, 1-7 GCAC.

Celebrating 150 Years

Tougaloo College Days in Faith Communities

Join President Beverly Wade Hogan and other members of the College family during a national recruitment tour.

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Alumni News Brief

The U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Caucus has elected Congressman Bennie G. Thompson to Chair the Committee on Homeland Security for the 116th Congress.

The Committee on Homeland Security was created by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002 in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. The Committee was first formed as a Select, non-permanent Committee to provide Congressional oversight over the development of the Department of Homeland Security. The Committee was made permanent when it was designated as a Standing Committee of the House on January 4, 2005, the first day of the 109th Congress. As a Standing Committee, the Committee on Homeland Security has broad oversight jurisdiction on all matters related to domestic security.  

For more information about the Committee visit our website or find the Committee on Twitter @HomelandDems.

Presidential Search Committee Update

The search for the President of Tougaloo College is progressing on schedule.

The Search Committee met most recently on January 11, 2019. At that meeting, the Committee received reports from committee members who have been conducting phone interviews with references of the candidates. Based on those reports and the materials submitted by the candidates, the Committee has selected a small of group of semi-finalists who will be invited to meet with the Search Committee at an off-campus site February 1-2, 2019.

Following the conclusion of these “neutral site” interviews, the Search Committee expects to select finalists who will be invited to visit the Tougaloo College campus February 10-12, 2019. During these campus visits, all members of the campus community including students, faculty, staff and alumni will be invited to meet with the candidates.[Click Here to See the Entire Memorandum]

2017-2018 TCNAA Chapter Award Recipients

Walter Washington Award (highest chapter donations to the College)

Houston Area Tougaloo Alumni Chapter   ($25,100)
Washington Area Tougaloo Alumni Chapter  ($25,000)

Lucille M. Fraser Award (highest percentage TCNAA members, derived from membership forms submitted)

Dallas/Ft. Worth Tougaloo Alumni Chapter (100%)
Detroit Tougaloo Alumni Chapter  (100%)
Houston Tougaloo Alumni Chapter (100%)
Memphis Tougaloo Alumni Chapter (100%)
Chicago Tougaloo Alumni Chapter (99%)

Dr. Naomi Townsend Award (Student Recruitment)

Chicago Tougaloo Alumni Chapter

Announcing the TCNAA Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Ms. Jeannie Coe Flood ’79 – Community Service
Ms. Ethel Jean McLaurin Gibson ’64 – Community Service
President Beverly Wade Hogan ’73 – Education
Dr. Rosie Walker McNair ’81 – Medicine
Ms. Sylvia Burkhead Gray ’86 – Business
Rev. Marvin Love ’70 – Religion

Tougaloo College Class of 2018

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