Saturday, September 28, 2019
Lake Presidential Golf Club
3151 Presidential Golf Drive
Upper Marlboro MD 20774
Kendell is currently pursuing a career as a business analyst in hopes of going to get his MBA and start his own business. He is very appreciative of his time at Morehouse and the mentor-ship he received as a student, so he enjoys reaching out to give advice, mentor-ship, and help in his spare time. r.
Past Recipients of Scholarships
Ryan is a Polical Science Major with a cumulative GPA of 3.55. In addition, he was selected as the 2017-2018 Mr. Blue & White 1st Attendant of Spelman College. He serves as the President for Project House which is a community service organization founded on the campus of Morehouse College. This summer he completed an internship with the AT&T B2B Sales Program.
Jalen Murphy is from Baltimore, Maryland and currently a Biology Premed major at Morehouse College. His GPA is 3.4 and he looks forward to attending medical school after graduation. He aspires to be an ER Doctor in a Metropolitan city after medical school. I want to give back to my community and develop Mobile health centers to assist the elderly, children and those who cannot afford healthcare by providing quality preventive care. He looks forward to learning more and striving for the highest levels of education in order to be a Blessing to others.
A Native of Detroit MI and 3rd generation Morehouse Man, Colin was a Business Major and very active with student programming at Morehouse. He is currently employed with Suntrust Bank in Atlanta GA.
TreVonn Gyles '19
Gary Awkard, Jr., the son of Gary Awkard, Sr. and Sharon Awkard, is a very talented football player and student athlete. He is from Gaithersburg, MD.
Gary played youth football under former Steelers player Willie Williams at Maplewood which is located in Bethesda, MD. Gary has played on THREE CONSECUTIVE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS (AAA Division) and NATIONALLY RANKED TEAMS in High School. He is a senior and starting corner back for the Maroon Tigers. He is majoring in Business and intends to pursue a degree in law.
Kendell Johnson '15
Isaac Taggart '14
Colin Means '17
Eddie is also a Baltimore native and just completed his Freshman. He is President of The Hawkins Foundation, Inc. (THF), which aims to become a global nonprofit organization that improves the lives of people and conditions of communities worldwide. To work towards the achievement of our mission, the core of our work currently consists of: planning to enhance and improve parks, homes and recreation centers in Atlanta and Baltimore, developing programs to implement in both Atlanta and Baltimore for youth and families to increase financial literacy, academic achievement and nutrition awareness, and planning to develop community gardens in urban neighborhoods to make fresh fruits and vegetables readily accessible.
Eddie Hawkins '19
Homecoming 1983 was the genesis of the Morehouse College Benefit Golf Tournament. The Washington Metro Area Alumni annually sponsors a "Midnight Train to Georgia." In the wee hours of the morning on October 26, 1983, on the return leg of the trip, two Morehouse men were discussing, among other topics, the dearth of scholarship funds for students.
Tommy Johnson and Mac McCoy decided that they should do more to assist needy and deserving students at Morehouse. As both were avid golfers, the idea of a golf tournament was discussed. Believing the idea had merit, they discussed it with several alumni, among them Bill Bennett, also an avid golfer. Because the response was overwhelmingly positive, an annual benefit golf tournament was born. The plan called for a format that would recognize the contributions of African Americans to the game of golf, a golf clinic that would introduce the game to novices, and a social function. Seventy-six golfers participated in the first tournament which was held on June 23, 1984, at Lake Arbor Country Club in Mitchellville, Maryland. The tournament ran from 1984 to 1998.
Through the efforts of the Baltimore Morehouse Alumni Association, the spirit of the tournament was reborn via The Morehouse Golf Classic during the Morehouse vs. Howard "Nation's Football Game" on Labor Day weekend in 2011. In 2012, the Baltimore Morehouse Alumni Association and Morehouse National Alumni Association DC Metro Area Chapter began collaborating in an effort to increase the potential of the tournament.
The vision of the Morehouse Golf Classic is to be a preeminent fundraising event for Morehouse College in order to produce future leaders that foster and sustain an inclusive, global civil society where justice is tempered by integrity, compassion, and courage. The funds raised provide Morehouse students with funds for scholarship and financial aid that will enable them to benefit from the unique opportunities that Morehouse has afforded African American men since 1867. This is an excellent investment in the youth and in the future of our great country. The 2016 Morehouse Golf Classic is the sixth installment of this inspirational collaboration between the Morehouse Alumni of Washington DC and Baltimore MD. Since 2011 this event has raised over $50,000 and helped numerous students enroll, remain, and finish college. Funding has come from primarily from individual Morehouse Alumni and fellow supporters. We are looking for our very first major corporate sponsor!
We invite you to join us in our efforts to raise more money by growing this tournament by playing or making a generous tax deductible donation towards the event, as both the Morehouse National Alumni Association DC Metro Chapter and the Baltimore Morehouse Alumni Association are 501(c)(3) organizations.
MarTaze is a Senior Psychology Major with a GPA 3.0 cumulative GPA. He was born and raised in Baltimore MD. He is heavily involved on campus with organizations such as, the Glee Club (Public Relations Manager), NAACP (Chair of Political Action), and the student ambassador program.
Kamari Corley '17
His Freshman year at Morehouse was very challenging but full of blessings. With the support of the Morehouse Golf Classic, the Baltimore Morehouse Alumni Association and numerous faculty at Morehouse he was able to accomplish a lot. He was inducted into the Health Careers Society. Also, as an active member in the RISE program he was able to secure a summer biomedical research fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine. One of his research posters was presented at the Society for Neuroscience, ABRCMS, and a Symposium at Emory University. He is looking forward to Majoring in Biology and a bright future as a Neurosurgeon!
Isaac graduated with a Psychology/Pre-Dental degree. He was in the Pre-Dental Club, NAACP, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. (Member) and Team Creyahtion Community Service Chairman. He grew up in Baltimore, MD, surrounded by poverty, violence, and negativity that could have easily brought him down. But because of the positive influence and great motivation from his mother, he was able to persevere and graduate Morehouse. Currently he is Vice President of The HUGS Foundation, a non profit organization dedicated to molding, uplifting, and building underprivileged communities to establish positive change.
Jalen Murphy '21
Gary Awkward '18
Rick Hart '21
"Without a doubt, attending Morehouse College was one of the best decisions that I have made in my short life. It is hard to describe the joy I felt on that great Sunday morning in May 2013 when I walked across the stage on the Century Campus, finally becoming a Morehouse Man. The Baltimore Morehouse Alumni Association and the Morehouse Golf Classic were crucial in helping me achieve that goal. On multiple occasions, the Baltimore Morehouse Alumni Association provided financial assistance to help me pay for the increasingly expensive cost of attending college. I am forever indebted to this organization and I look forward to joining when I return to Baltimore in 2016!” Leland Majored in English and Harvard Law School. He is currently an Associate with Venable LLP in Baltimore MD.
A native of Baltimore, Tavon was an English Major. He is an active member of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta -Collegiate 100 Chapter. Currently, he works in the Fulton County School District.
Jordan, a rising Sophomore, is majoring in Sociology. Morehouse has been everything he hoped it would be and more. From the residence hall to the classroom, Morehouse is constantly molding him into the man he is meant to be.
"I am forever grateful to the Baltimore Morehouse Alumni Association and the Morehouse Giolf Classic, whose scholarships are playing a huge part in allowing me to attend Morehouse."
Leland Shelton '13
Rick Hart is a graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School in Baltimore, Maryland. He is Sophomore Political Science major working towards a double-minor in both Spanish and Sports Journalism at Morehouse. Rick is a Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Scholar, a member of the Morehouse College Glee Club, the Morehouse-Spelman Pre-Law Society, and a student ambassador. He is very thankful for the support that the Baltimore Morehouse Alumni Association and the Morehouse Golf Classic has provided during his matriculation at Morehouse.
Tavon Betts '17
MarTaze Gaines '18
History of The Morehouse Golf Classic
Kamari Majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. Currently he is employed with Aramark as Facilities Manger, servicing sites such as Northwestern University. He is forever thankful to the Morehouse Golf Classic for helping him find his way!
Ryan Eugene '18
Jordan Mosby '19