TCNAA Makes Record Donation to the College

(Front L - R) James Mcquirter '64, TCNAA Vice President, Dr. Carmen Walters, Tougaloo College President, Carlos Smith '05, TCNAA Treasurer and Immediate Past President. (Back L - R) Sandra Hodge,Tougaloo College Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Vicki Patterson-Davidson '97, TCNAA administrative Assistant, Doris Bridgeman '69, Director of Alumni Relations

The Tougaloo College National Alumni Association made a $38,500 donation to the College on June 30, 2020. “We are elated to have this opportunity to make this contribution,” said TCNAA President, David Miller. This is the largest, single monetary contribution the Association has made in years… The contribution will be used to fund scholarships at the College. “We are blessed to have a partner like TCNAA. This Alumni Association never fails to answer the call to ensure the success of the Eagle Queen. These funds will ensure that young people will have the opportunity to benefit from a Tougaloo College education. Thank you!” said President Walters.

A Messages from President Walters


Tougaloo College releases this position statement to add its voice to the outcry like many others who abhor the brutal killing of Mr. Floyd and others from police brutality. These senseless deaths reaffirm Tougaloo’s commitment to the fight for justice and we recognize that education is key to creating a more compassionate, just and humane society.

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Tougaloo College’s reaction to the retirement of the State flag with the Confederate emblem

A historic win for the state of Mississippi! The Mississippi state legislature recently passed a bill to remove the Confederate emblem from the state’s flag, the only remaining state flag to feature the Confederate insignia. In the midst of protests for racial justice and calls for police reform, the vote by the Mississippi state legislature advances the state forward in addressing racial division, oppression, and violence. The confederate emblem in the state’s flag has long been viewed by many, not just Mississippians, as a racist symbol of slavery, racial discrimination and segregation, and painful memories among Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Today, we live in a society where it is not enough for individuals to simply articulate that racism is not tolerated—their words and actions must demonstrate anti-racism. Tougaloo College applauds the work of the Mississippi state legislature, all Tougalooians, past and present, and others who worked tirelessly for many years to advance the removal of the insignia from the state’s flag. This is indeed a great day for Mississippians.


Carmen J. Walters, Ph.D.
President, Tougaloo College


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Thompson is the first elected official from Mississippi to preside as Chair of the Democratic National Convention.

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“I couldn’t be prouder of the way our team has organized and mobilized to get out the vote and ensure a successful convention anchored in Wisconsin,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez stated, “and I’m grateful for the extraordinary leadership of our partners in the city of Milwaukee. Donald Trump’s days in the Oval Office are numbered.”

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The Tougaloo College National Alumni Association Announces Its 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees

This Year’s Inductees Are:

Dr. Peggy J. Wells Howard ’70, Medicine
Dr. Candice Love Jackson ’97, Education
Dr. Wroten McQuirter ’69, Medicine
Mrs. Emleigh Mitchell ’00, Community Service

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The Loo's Got Talent - Memphis Area Tougaloo Alumni Chapter (MATAC)

Tougaloo’s alumni participation rate is a visible and measurable indicator that is used in a number of ways to determine everything from grant awards to national collegiate rankings.

MATAC appreciates your continued support and participation!!

See you on the Virtual Stage next year!!

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Chicago - March 4th-5th, Presented by the Chicago Tougaloo Alumni Association

Here is the link to the YouTube video of the Chicago concert at New Faith Baptist Church International https://youtu.be/qjInYvyIKe8

Washington, DC - US Capitol Area - March 7th-8th, Presented by the Washington Area Tougaloo Alumni Chapter

TCNAA Commemorative Luggage Tag

Now available for sale in the TCNAA Shop. Proudly display your support for Tougaloo College and identify your luggage with this lenticular printed (dual images on the front of the tag, contact information space on the back), 4.25 inch x 2.5 inch, plastic luggage tag.

The tag comes with a 5.75 inch loop strap. The tag’s distinctive design makes it ideal for identifying your luggage, gym bag, brief case, backpack, laptop bag, golf bag and many more personal items.

Price: $10.00 each

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