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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.

WATAC Emerging Eaglets recruits from DC/MD/VA: (back row) - Tyvone Coleman, Stanley Campbell, President Hogan, Noah Haile, Keyshawn Johnson, (front) - Dr. Juno Jacobs, Dir. Enrollment Ser., Tierra Holloway, Linda Daniels, Asst. VP Enrollment Management & Student Success, Tahja Powell, Jasmine Taylor

Shirlethia Franklin '04 (aka Lee-Lee) has completed her one-year White House Fellowship ending August 26, 2014, where she was placed at the U. S. Department of Justice, in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General.  Following the Fellowship, she  joined the immediate staff of Attorney General Eric Holder as Deputy White House Liaison and was recently promoted to White House Liaison and Counselor to the Attorney General.

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

MLK Memorial Photo Gallery
Coming October 15, 2015 the 5th Annual Golf-A-Thon

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

"I Remember Yazoo"


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


Come In and Join Us
WATAC Online Membership Application and Renewal
WATAC Membership Application (MS Word .doc download)
TCNAA Online Membership Application and Renewal
TCNAA Membership Application (pdf download)

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

Congratulations to Shirlethia Franklin '04  the 2015 Tougaloo College Outstanding Young Alumnus

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 that'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.

Visit watac.tcnaa.org/Artlot for beautiful originals by Mirian Bowden

Flowers in a Glass Vase
"Flowers in a Glass Vase"


 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 committed and stalwart founding alumni family members. We seek to fortify the foundation that they created by increasing participation, membership, partnerships and sponsorships for 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. (See Sponsorship Tab)

*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 14-15 WATAC Scholars are: Charden Virgil, Senior Sociology major, Columbia MS; Kisa Harris, Senior Chemistry major, Clinton, MS; Maurice Whalen, a Jackson Heart Study student, Shondell Lewis and Diva Whalen, SGA President.

*Shopping at the WATAC Store…

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. Also at the store are: The Woodworth Chapel Ornament, The ArtLot Gallery (Mirian Gibson-Bowden), the MOTP Golf Shirt and more.

We proudly offer the DVD, "An Ordinary Hero: The True Story of Tougaloo Alumni Joan Trumpauer Mulholland" by Loki Mulholland. This is an amazing true story of one white Southern woman's courage to choose her convictions and join the Civil Rights Movement. Joan is an active member on "team WATAC”.

As promised, the new tapestry throw of the recently restored Historic Robert O. Wilder Building…”The Mansion” is here! It has been a delight to hear the stories of “this is where I met my sweetheart for life” or “my first job was at the Mansion”. Capture those remembrances…. The Mansion Tapestry Throw, now available in the WATAC Store.


Want to take off a day from work?? Check out the WATAC Golf-A-Thon/Marathon at http://watacgolf-a-thon.com. Make this event your annual pilgrimage to Tougaloo or Golf at home or the golf on the course of your choice. A great way to have fun for a worthy cause.

Over the years, WATAC has been an active member of the Washington Inter-Alumni Council/United Negro College Fund, participating in the 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 went to Hope Goins '02 for being named Tougaloo College Young Alumnus of the Year 2012-2013. Gregory Johnson '08 was recognized as 2014 Tougaloo College Outstanding Young Alumnus. For 2014, Shirlethia Franklin is being honored as the 2015 Young Alum of the Year. 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 continue to answer the clarion call to strengthen the HBCU ties on a broader scale by actively participating in the TJAM event, the Washington Inter-Alumni Council- UNCF organization and DC- HBCU Alliance. It is hoped that this partnership will foster a kind of unity that will benefit each of our institutions both fraternally and fiscally. Visit http://www.dchbcu.org/index.htm.

July 2014, at Mississippi On the Potomac XXII, we reveled in our “made to order” weather and cheered for our golfers at Andrews AFB on Friday; Saturday, we basked in the summer breezes at the Catfish Buffet Outing on the Potomac at a new location, Bretton Woods, while listening to and singing “oldies but goodies” with “the Young Bucks”. To close our weekend on Sunday, we enjoyed a “laid-back” afternoon of jazz performed by Lori Williams and Friends. , punctuated with timeless poetry of our own Hermand Bennett, Jr. 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.

Be sure to mark your calendar for Mississippi On the Potomac XXIII, July 16-19, 2015 and join the fun. WATAC would be honored to have you participate with us as part of our committed, steadfast, inter-generational, legacy-building team for TOUGALOO COLLEGE!

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