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Don’t Stop the Spirit of Giving

MOTP Golf Classic

"Will Be Missed"

Outing on the Potomac

Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Jazzy Brunch


Mississippi On the Potomac as we have known it, may be a sweet memory. So for this year, let’s replace our social gatherings with another example of social responsibility and show our love for our beloved institution and our community with the dollars that continue to support the students who will stand in for us, on our shoulders as we now stand on the shoulders of so many others.

Some may want to GIVE to Tougaloo 365 and that’s great! Others may want to DONATE at a level that corresponds with their favorite MOTP Event. Of course, the idea is to give so we can continue to support, build and perpetuate a spirit and culture that strengthens our village to contribute effectively to the global community. Please give to support scholarships at Tougaloo College. All funds will be donated to the General scholarship fund and WATAC Scholars and are tax deductible. Thanks for your generous spirit!

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Alumni Milestones –  Congratulations to:


Cornell Lynch '08, TCNAA Board Chairman, is TCNAA-UNCF Young Alumnus of the Year-2019

Shirlethia Franklin, J.D. '04, Tougaloo College Board of Trustees. Also Howard University School of Law Sesquicentennial Rising Star Award Recipient 2019.

Ro'chelle D. Williams '14‎, WATAC President, TCNAA Secretary, is TCNAA-UNCF Young Alumnus of the Year-2020

Doris Browne, M.D., MPH, 118th President of the National Medical Association, Tougaloo College Trustee Emeritus

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland '64 - National Civil Rights Museum 2015 Freedom Award Recipient


Each year the Washington Area Tougaloo Alumni Chapter strives to do more and give more. We are continuously 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!!! WATAC eagerly welcomes the participation of our area Young Alums as they engage with the chapter to strengthen ties and build bridges. We strive to increase efforts towards WATAC being a true intergenerational organization contributing to the stability of our beloved alma mater.

From 1992 to present, Mississippi on the Potomac has been our signature event contributing over $700,000 to both Tougaloo College for General Scholarships and to the WATAC Scholars Program. We sincerely appreciate the sponsorship and participation from our Tougaloo family, friends, and supporters. WATAC awards scholarships to traditionally seven students, selected by the WATAC Scholarship Committee. This year we have five awardees. A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to each of the scholars who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and community service. WATAC is excited to congratulate the 2022-2023 WATAC Scholars.

Outstanding Highlights of the 2022-2023 WATAC Scholars

Kevin Byrd

Hometown: Jackson, Mississippi
Classification: Junior
Major: Health and Recreation
Awards: Dean’s List every semester
Organization Affiliations: Tougaloo NAACP member and Tougaloo Men’s Basketball
GPA: 3.5

Carlyn Payton

Hometown: Greenwood, Mississippi
Classification: Freshman
Major: Special Education
Organization Affiliations:  National Honor Society, ACT 20+ Club Member, Chick Fila Leadership Academy Member; AP, Dual Enrollment and Work-Based Learning Student. P.E.A.R.L.S. Mentoring for Girls, Inc. Leflore County P.E.A.R.L.S. Chapter President as well as currently serving as P.E.A.R.L.S. State President. The Inaugural Miss Greenwood Leflore Consolidated School District.
GPA: 4.5 on a 5.0 Scale

Andria Turner

Hometown: Clinton, Mississippi
Classification: Junior
Major: Biology (Pre-Med)
Organization Affiliations: Intern at Reddix Medical Group, National Honor Society, WATAC Scholar, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Attaché Show Choir, Clinton High School
Who’s Who-Class Favorite and Most Musical, Clinton High School Student Council, Tougaloo Dance Team Co-Captain, Tougaloo Concert Choir Secretary, Pre-Alumni Council, SGA Junior Class Secretary and Treasurer, Jackson Free Clinic Ambassador, Volunteers at Mississippi Animal Rescue League
GPA: 3.5

Shopping at the WATAC Store.

WATAC is excited to announce a new addition to the Tapestry Throw Row to round out the “trilogy”….The Tougaloo College Gate Tapestry Throw…Entrance to the “safe haven” evoking Equality, Freedom, Justice and Peace. Now available to pre-order for Christmas delivery!

Thanks to many of you, the Woodworth Chapel Tapestry Throw and The Mansion Tapestry Throw continue to be WATAC “treasured keepsakes.” The store also offers: The Woodworth Chapel Ornament, The ArtLot (Mirian Gibson-Bowden), and the MOTP Golf Shirt.

Additionally, you may purchase 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”.

The restored Historic Robert O. Wilder Building…” The Mansion” is forever memorialized as a Tapestry! 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, available in the WATAC Store. [click here to order]


The ArtLot is Now in the WATAC Store

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The Spring 2020 Tougaloo College Choir Tour Ad Journal Is Now Available