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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., Tougaloo College Board of Trustees. Also Howard University School of Law Sesquicentennial Rising Star Award Recipient 2019.

Ro'chelle D. Williams '14‎, 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 2021-2022 WATAC Scholars.

Outstanding Highlights of the 2021-2022 WATAC Scholars

Christopher Buie

Hometown: Byram, MS
Major: Biology
Awards: Provost Scholar, 2021-2022 Mister Junior, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society,
American Heart Association SFRN Fellow, Acceptance into the Early Identification Program
with MSU College of Veterinary Medicine
Organization Affiliations: NAACP, Pre-Alumni Council, Pre-Health Club, Jackson Heart Study,
Royal Court
GPA: 3.89

Chandler Cleveland 

Hometown: Byram, Mississippi
Classification: Junior
Major: Biology/Pre-Dental
Awards: Provost Academic Scholar, Acceptance into the Mississippi Rural Dentist Scholarship
Program, American Heart Association HBCU Scholar
Organization Affiliations: Pre-health club member, Tougaloo NAACP member, Tougaloo Heart Health Ambassador, Jackson Free Clinic Health Ambassador and Tougaloo College Royal Court, Miss Junior (2021-2022).
GPA: 3.93

Deborah Osei Frimpong 

Hometown: Kumasi, Ghana.
Classification: Senior
Major: Economics (Accounting emphasis)
Awards: Provost Academic Scholar, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society Awardee, BlackRock
Founders Scholar, WATAC Scholar.
Organization Affiliations: Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Pre-Alumni Council, Tougaloo College Economics Club.
GPA: 4.0

Alliah Johnson

Hometown: Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Classification: Junior
Major: Biology; Minor: Chemistry
Awards: Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine Early Identification
Program Inductee, Provost Academic Scholar, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society Inductee, and WATAC Scholar
Organization Affiliations: Tougaloo Womanhood, LSMAMP Scholar’s Program & Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
GPA: 3.74

Andria Turner

Hometown: Clinton, Mississippi
Classification: Sophomore
Major: Biology (Pre-Med)
Organization Affiliations: National Honor Society, Attaché Show Choir, Clinton High School
Who’s Who-Class Favorite and Most Musical, Clinton High School Student Council, Volunteers
at Mississippi Animal Rescue League, WATAC Scholar, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
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