2020 Reunion-Commencement Weekend Activities Postponed Pending Resolution to the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 20, 2020

Dear Alumni,

Under direction from President Carmen J. Walters, all college- and alumni sponsored events and large on- and off-campus gatherings, including events sponsored by any registered student organizations, are postponed until further notice. In addition, Tougaloo College has postponed all baccalaureate and commencement activities. Public health officials recommend drastically limiting nonessential travel and all large gatherings.

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop and impact our communities, the Tougaloo College National Alumni Association (TCNAA) has decided to postpone all Alumni Association events until further notice. We are taking this proactive measure out of consideration for the health and well-being of our alumni, constituents, and campus community. We are working with campus leadership to determine next steps as the situation evolves.

We are incredibly grateful for your support, especially during this difficult time. We will continue to work with college leadership to make appropriate decisions to reduce the risk of exposure and spread of the virus. Please take safety precautions for your families, and we look forward to celebrating on campus once it is safe to do so.

Payments for previously scheduled TCNAA events during Commencement Weekend 2020 will be refunded.

Although upcoming celebrations have been postponed, we must remember to continue supporting our beloved Eagle Queen financially, especially during these times. As a reminder, donations may be made to the College online at https://app.mobilecause.com/f/17m3/n?vid=64n82 or mailed to

Office of Institutional Advancement
Tougaloo College
500 West County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174

Please visit www.tougaloo.edu or www.tcnaa.org for more information and relevant updates.

Again, thank you for your continued support, and we wish everyone well.


David E. Miller, Esq. ’72, President
Tougaloo College National Alumni Association, Inc.

Tougaloo College 2020 Choir Tour

Featuring the Internationally Acclaimed Tougaloo College Concert Choir

Under the Direction of Dr. Karl Twyner

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

*Get a 10% Discount on Orders of 50 or More*

Free Shipping – Allow 1 – 2 Week for Delivery.


Tilted view - Image 1 -TCNAA Seal
Tilted view - Image 2 - Sesquicentennial logo


The Dr. Walter Washington Award (Chapter Donation)
Chapter contributing the highest total combined financial and In-kind amount to Tougaloo College.

   1st Place – Jackson – $22,825
   2nd Place – Washington Area – $15,050
   3rd Place – Chicago – $10,000

The Honorable Corneal A. Davis Award (Chapter Members Donating)
Chapter whose chapter members donated the highest combined amount to the Tougaloo College Annual Fund.

   1st Place – Jackson – $39,025
   2nd Place – Washington Area – $30,000
   3rd Place – Tougaloo Community – $24,281

Julia A. Bender Award (Highest percent Of Members Donating)
Chapter having the highest percentage of its chapter members donating to the Tougaloo College Annual Fund.

   1st Place – Chicago – 27%
   2nd Place – Houston – 26%
   3rd Place – Washington Area – 24%

Lucille M. Fraser Award (Highest Percentage TCNAA Members)
Chapter having the highest percentage of its members who are dues paying members of TCNAA.

   1st Place – Memphis – 100%
                  Houston – 100%
                  Detroit – 100%
                  Dallas/Ft. Worth – 100%
   2nd Place – Chicago (99%) – 99%
   3rd Place – Washington Area – 54%

Dr. Naomi Townsend Award (Recruiting)
Chapter recruiting the highest percentage of students attending Tougaloo College during a current term.

Chicago Tougaloo Alumni Chapter

Images from the 150th Anniversary Parade

The TCNAA Hall of Fame Class of 2019

Albert Bazar Britton, Jr. MD '43
Carolyn Voncile Walker Henderson '66
Delores Bolden Stamps '68
John Veasley, DDS '79
Earnestine Willis, MD '72

The 2019 Hall of Fame Souvenir Booklet

Now Available for Download (PDF 23 Mb)

Local Tougaloo Alumni Chapters Support Enrollment Management Activities

The Tougaloo Community Chapter provided snacks for the Enrollment Management Open House in June.

President Beverly Williams and Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management, Carolyn Evans.​

The Jackson Chapter provided snacks during early student registration, July 9-10.

Jackson Chapter members: Barbara Hilliard, Carolyn Evans(Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management), Chapter President James C. Smith, Doris Bridgeman (Alumni Relations) and Annie Archie. .

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