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President Hogan with Tougaloo alums following 11:00 A.M service at Alfred Street Baptist Church on Sunday March 3, 2013.
After the services, President Hogan joined approximately 20 Tougaloo alums for brunch to share the latest developments on campus and answer questions. Golf-A-Thon Chair, John Rosenthall presented President Hogan a $10,000 check, representing WATAC's proceeds from the 2012 Golf-A-Thon.  Alfred Street Baptist Church presented President Hogan with a $25,000 check for Tougaloo College.

Shirlethia Franklin '04 (aka Lee-Lee) with the First Lady. Lee-Lee is a White House Fellow and is spending her fellowship year (August 26, 2013 – August 26, 2014) working at the Department of Justice  with Attorney General Eric Holder, Deputy Attorney General James Cole, and other senior officials within the department. She was selected to serve as one of twelve White House Fellows for 2013-2014.

Congratulations to Doris Browne, M.D.,MPH, Recipient of the 2013-2014 TCNAA Alumnus of the Year Award

The Washington Area Tougaloo Alumni Chapter Proudly Presents....An Ordinary Hero:  The True Story of Tougaloo Alumni Joan Trumpauer Mulholland" by Loki Mulholland

The amazing true story of one white Southern woman's courage to choose her convictions and join the Civil Rights Movement.  By the time she was 19, Joan Trumpauer was shot at, attacked, and put on death row but tht's just the beginning of her remarkable journey to help change the world.  Heralded as an unsung hero but disowned by her family, Joan takes us on an incredible journey of her life in the Civil Rights Movement and the power of the human spirit to persevere against the world.  To purchase the DVD go to the WATAC Store then select the online or download-mail-in-form option.



Each year WATAC strives to do more and give more. We are continually growing and attracting dedicated alumni who are following the lead of our outstanding, stalwart founding alumni family members. We seek to increase participation, membership, partnerships and sponsorships in support of our beloved Tougaloo College.

Every Year is the
Year of the Eagle Queen!!!
*From 1992 to present, Mississippi on the Potomac has been our signature event contributing over $300,000 to the college. We sincerely appreciate the sponsorship and participation from our Tougaloo family, friends and supporters.

*WATAC contributes to the Tougaloo College General Scholarship Fund in addition to awarding scholarships annually to our WATAC Scholars, selected by the WATAC Scholarship Committee. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to each of the six scholars who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and community service to include a deserving Community College transfer student.  The 2012-13 WATAC Scholars are:
Melissa Lynn Burton, Nneamaka C. Ezekwe, Victoria Porter, Detrice Roberts, Charden Virgil, and Robin D. Williams.

*Thanks to many of you, the Woodworth Chapel Tapestry Throw continues to be a WATAC "treasured keepsake." The Woodworth Chapel Clock is “a must” to keep you on schedule whether in the dorm room or on the office desk. Visit the WATAC Store also for  : The Woodworth Chapel Ornament,  The ArtLot Gallery (Mirian Gibson-Bowden) , the MOTP Golf Shirt and more.

*Over the years, the chapter has been an active member of the Washington Inter-Alumni Council/United Negro College Fund including its Annual Commemorative Breakfast honoring the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In January 2010, WIAC/UNCF recognized WATAC’s Chazeman Jackson, as the first recipient of the Grace Walker Phillips Youth Leadership Award.   WATAC member, Gregory Johnson, Esq. was honored as the 2012 Grace Walker Phillips Youth Leadership Award recipient. Congratulations to Hope Goins '02 for being named Tougaloo College Young Alumnus of the Year 2012-2013 and representing Tougaloo College during the UNCF National Alumni Council Leadership Conference at the Marriott Hotel, Atlanta, GA, February 13 – 17, 2013. WATAC young alums are indeed SOARING!!!

*In 2010, WATAC joined with local Mississippi HBCU Alumni Chapters to rally the involvement of alumni from Tougaloo College, Jackson State University, Alcorn State University and Mississippi Valley University (TJAM). We continued the team spirit with TJAM for the 3rd Annual Cookout in August, 2012 and also participated in the Inaugural TJAM Scholarship Gala, April 20, 2012 which was an enjoyable success.  

The clarion call came once again in 2012 to strengthen the HBCU ties on a broader scale by joining not just the Mississippi HBCU’s  or the UNCF institutions but connecting with ALL of the HBCUs under the umbrella of  the HBCU Alliance. It is hoped that the organization will foster a kind of unity that will benefit each of our institutions both fraternally and fiscally. 

July 2012, at Mississippi On the Potomac XX, we reveled in our “made to order” weather and cheered for our golfers at Andrews AFB on Friday; Saturday, we basked in the summer breeze at the Catfish Buffet Outing on the Potomac while listening to and singing “oldies but goodies”. To close our weekend on Sunday, we enjoyed a “laid-back” afternoon of jazz, punctuated with timeless poetry from our own Hermand Bennett. WATAC is now offering Bennett’s books in the WATAC store for your year-round enjoyment. Check it out! (Proceeds will benefit the WATAC Scholars Fund.)



Tougaloo College Address:
500 West County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174
Main Number: 601-977-7700
Admissions: 601-977-7770/7771


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Meetings are held at Peoples Congregational Church 4703 13th Street NW (Between Decatur & Crittenden Sts., NW), Washington, DC

Click here to download the WATAC Choir Tour Ad Journal (26 MB PDF file)

UNCF Awards Banquet in Atlanta February 2013. Hope Goins '02 Young Alum of the Year, President Beverly Wade Hogan, and John Rosenthall '70 Alumnus of the Year.

WATAC Online Membership Application and Renewal

WATAC Membership Application (MS Word .doc download)

TCNAA Online Membership Application and Renewal

TCNAA Membership Application (pdf download)


Comming October 16, 2014 the 4th Annual Golf-A-Thon

Now available in the WATAC Store
The Hermand Bennette, Jr. Collection and CD

MLK Memorial Photo Gallery

You are Invited!
New Edition to WATAC’s Fundraising Arsenal!
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