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2018 Alumni Reunion Weekend

Friday, May 4, 2018

Board of Directors Meeting
Time & Location To Be Determined

Tougaloo’s Night at the Civil Rights Museum
5:00 p.m.
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
$6 Admission Fee (must be prepaid)

“Eagle Landing” Alumni Gathering
7:00 p.m.
Warren Hall Co-Op

“Eagle Nesting” at Ish Bar & Grill
10:00 p.m.
5105 I-55
Jackson, Mississippi

Saturday, May 5, 2018

TCNAA General Membership Meeting
10:00 a.m.
Owens Health & Wellness Center, Room 212 A/B

Annual “State of the College” Luncheon
12:00 p.m.
Holmes Hall Auditorium
$25 Individual Tickets

Pre-Banquet Reception
5:00 p.m.
Westin Inn
Hospitality Suite

Annual Alumni Banquet
7:00 p.m.
Westin Jackson Hotel
407 South Congress Street
Jackson, Mississippi
$50 individual tickets
$475 for a table of 10

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Baccalaureate Service
8:00 a.m.
Speaker: Reverend Dr. Jamall Calloway

149th Commencement Exercises

10:00 a.m.
Speaker: Derrick Johnson, President/CEO

“Eagle Soaring”
12:30 p.m.
Alumni House

Tougaloo’s Night at the Civil Rights Museum

You are invited to join the Tougaloo 2020 Student Center Team for a Reception at the Civil Rights Museum as we highlight Tougaloo’s contributions to the Civil Rights Movement followed by a tour of the Museum. This event marks the first alumni driven fundraiser in Jackson, Mississippi to generate funds in support of a new State-of-the-Art Student Center and Honors Residence Hall on Tougaloo’s Campus.

TCNAA Update

TCNAA Contributes $5000

During Alumni Convocation 2018, Carlos D. Smith, President of the Tougaloo College National Alumni Association, presented $5,000 to Tougaloo College. In the spirit of ensuring that young people are able to benefit from a stellar Tougaloo College education, $2,500 was designated for scholarships. Understanding that a stellar Tougaloo College education is provided by well-trained professors, $2,500 was designated for the faculty development fund.

TCNAA Hires Administrative Assistant

TCNAA is pleased to welcome Emerald Johnson, '17, as our new Administrative Assistant. Emerald is well-acquainted with TCNAA due to her previous service as President of the Tougaloo College Pre-Alumni Council.

"Due to the expansive role of TCNAA, we needed a dedicated person to assist us with meeting the needs of our Association. Emerald is a jewel, and we look forward to working with her," says Carlos D. Smith, TCNAA President.

Emerald may be contacted via email at, or via telephone, 769.300.6118. Her office hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Congratulations to the TCNAA Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Rev. Reginald Buckley '94, Religion
Mr. James W. Harris '64, Education
Dr. Jesolyn Faye Larry Howell '71, Education
Mr. Hosea R. James '00, Business
Dr. Edith Smith Rayford '79, Medicine
Ms. Doris Durr Ross '75, Community Service
Mr. Frank Williams, Jr. '74, Community Service

Welcome Newly Elected TCNAA Board Members

(L - R) Cornell Lynch, Joyce Small Delk, James McQuirter, John Rosenthall, Dr. Jesolyn Faye Larry Howell, Denise Drake, Addie Armstrong Hudson, Dr. Tophas Anderson (Immediate Past President).
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