TOUGALOO THIS WEEK (TTW)
E-NEWSLETTER
JUNE 6, 2020
COMMENCEMENT 2020 UPDATE
Tougaloo College is proud to announce Eric H. Holder, Jr., the 82​ U.S. Attorney General, as speaker for our Commencement Exercises Sunday, August 2, 2020. Mr. Holder will address the Class of 2020 virtually on the campus green in front of the Historic Woodworth Chapel. Graduates who plan to attend and participate in Commencement should complete the required reservation form by June 30, 2020. Further details will be shared in an upcoming communication.
SPOTLIGHT: DIVISION OF NATURAL SCIENCES
The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to feature the Division of Natural Sciences and its commitment to academic excellence and shaping the next generation of Tougalooians and global change agents. Dr. Jinghe Mao, Dean of Natural Sciences, the faculty and staff are proud to highlight its graduates and scholars for the 2019-2020 academic year. In addition, the Division of Natural Sciences is offering several programs and other opportunities for Summer enrichment.

Look for a spotlight of students, faculty and staff from the other Tougaloo divisions in future issues of the Touglaoo This Week eNewsletter.
Summer Science And Engineering Program Moves Online
The 2020 Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP), for rising college freshmen students interested in pursuing a career in Science, Engineering or Medical fields, is online due to the COVID–19 pandemic. SSEP provides students early exposure to college life, college-level courses and career opportunities to ease the transition to college. 
The four-week summer program is being offered May 31- June 26, 2020. Students must have a computer with camera and internet access to participate. For more information, email  Mrs. Lakeisha Jackson, SSEP Coordinator, or visit the SSEP website.

The SSEP is supported by the National Science Foundation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program, which is also funding Tougaloo’s free online GRE Workshop June 1 - July 9, 2020. Click here for workshop information.
The Spotlight continues.
KUDOS TO OUR ALUM!
Deja Patterson ‘17 obtained her Master of Fine Arts with honors from Queens College in New York City amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, she worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Following graduation from Tougaloo, Patterson was the recipient of the Louie Armstrong Fellowship at the Louie Armstrong Museum in NYC. Selected from more than 300 applicants, she became one of two recipients to receive the fellowship. We look forward to learning more about Patterson’s career ventures.
Click here to share your Tougaloo Career Highlights and Accomplishments.
STUDENTS HOST VIRTUAL CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
PANEL DISCUSSION
Tougaloo College students are hosting the virtual event, Cardiovascular Disease and Its Effects on African American People During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Monday, June 8, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. (CST) as part of their pilot internship with the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN). As ASPHN focuses on cardiovascular disease among African American students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the south, this virtual event will highlight chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity and how these underlying conditions impact African Americans and vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 epidemic. Click here to join the panelists via Zoom using Meeting ID 847 5705 0505 and Password 689785. Participants have the opportunity to win door prizes.
TOUGALOO NAMED LEGACIES OF AMERICAN SLAVERY PROJECT REGIONAL COLLABORATION PARTNER FINALIST
Tougaloo College is a finalist to become one of six institutions to serve as a Regional Collaboration Partner for the Council of Independent Colleges’ (CIC) Legacies of American Slavery Project. The multi-year project is supported by a $2.67 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and would afford Tougaloo students, faculty and community-based partners an opportunity to participate in research, teaching and learning and public discussions about the legacies of American slavery. Tougaloo is among 19 colleges and universities whose representatives have been invited to participate in a planning workshop August 6-8, 2020 in New Haven, Connecticut. Following the meeting to be led by renowned historian David Blight and scholars associated with the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University, six institutions will be selected as Regional Collaboration Partners. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available.
JUNE UNCF SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES APPROACHING
June is the deadline for students to apply for several UNCF scholarships. In an effort for our students to accomplish a third straight year of obtaining over $100,000 worth of UNCF scholarship funding, students should visit the UNCF Scholarship homepage throughout the academic year, maintain an updated profile to match eligibility requirements to apply for all scholarship programs. If you have questions or need additional information, contact Ms. Trena Robinson, Financial Aid Counselor, at 601-977-6134 or by email. Click here to view June scholarship deadlines. Click here to view the comprehensive list of Tougaloo students’ UNCF scholarship awards.
REGISTER FOR FALL SEMESTER CLASSES
Fall semester is two short months away, but there is still time to contact your advisor and register. Click here for complete registration information. To select courses, view the course schedule for Fall 2020.

Prospective students can still apply to Tougaloo using the Common Black College Application or visiting Tougaloo’s website.
RESERVE YOUR ROOM
There is still time to reserve your room on campus for the 2020-2021 academic year. Complete the Office of Residence Life's Room Selection Form. Mail your $50 Housing Reservation Fee (include your name, phone number and Tougaloo ID number) to: Tougaloo College, Office of Residence Life, 500 West County Line Road, Tougaloo, MS 39174.
HONOR COACH LAFAYETTE STRIBLING AND TOUGALOO COLLEGE
Become a sponsor for Tougaloo’s Day-Long Celebration and Fundraiser Honoring Coach Lafayette Stribling. Beginning at 8 a.m. (CST), Saturday, July 11th on Facebook Live and Instagram Live , you will have the opportunity to support the Tougaloo College athletic program while witnessing testimonials of students and coaches who have been positively impacted by Coach Stribling and Tougaloo College. Beginning at 6 p.m. (CST) on Tougaloo’s WLOO-TV35 as well as Facebook Live and Instagram Live , watch  Lafayette Stribling: Life on the Full Court, a tribute to Coach Stribling and virtual fundraiser, benefitting Tougaloo College athletic programs and scholarships.
Click here to become a virtual event sponsor. The deadline to become a sponsor is Friday, June 12th. Contact Ms. Sanette Langston regarding sponsorship opportunities at
601-977-7907 or by email.
Give your gift to Tougaloo in honor of Coach Stribling by texting STRIBLING to 41444.
PRAY AND LEARN TOGETHER
Our campus community has the opportunity to join together virtually for weekly prayer, Bible study and worship during the following:
  • Weekly Let's Pray Together via Conference Call - Wednesday - 10:00 AM
  • Weekly Bible Study via Tougaloo College Facebook - Wednesday - 6:00 PM
  • Weekly Virtual Service via Tougaloo College Facebook - Sunday 9:30 AM
College Chaplain Maxine Bolden continues to host Let’s Pray Together each week . Click here for call-in information. If you have an individual prayer request, call 601-977-7758 or send her an email.
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