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This is the first update since the reunion. Once again, you out did yourselves and a stellar time was had by all. (I even had a good time) We were able to accomplish a number of housekeeping chores.
Good Day Bishopites!,
Now to address some of the concerns expressed during this reunion.
*Georgetown: I am placing a few links of articles of racial unrest concerning black students attending the school for your review and you can draw your own conclusions. Here they are;
2. http://www.lex18.com/news/police-on-alert-after-reports-of-racial-unrest-at-georgetown-college/ , 3. http://keyconversationsradio.com/?p=1682
It seems the entire school did not buy into the concept administered by the President and some of our people. Some things take care of themselves . When you get a minute email or call me with your feedback regarding this issue.
*Bricks: For those of you that ordered bricks, we changed the contractors we had commissioned to do the lettering and are in the process of contracting another company and we will still fulfill those orders.
* Bishop tapes: We are also in trying to mass produce the Bishop Legend tapes to sell to those that indicated an interest. I will still need for you to contact me so that I will have a more accurate number to use for ordering purposes. The price will be $20.00.
*The Houston Chapter has been doing some outstanding things in the community (i.e., Christmas baskets for the less fortunate as one project).
*The Chicago Chapter is planning a cruise in May and Patrice McCastle has invited anyone interested in joining them. If you are interested please give me a call and I’ll put you in contact with the proper person.
The committee says again, thank you for your cooperation and attendance to this year’s reunion and it appears that a good time was experienced by all!
Yours in the Blue,
Bobby E. Moten, Sr.
President, Bishop College Alumni Association
Beginning of the Alumni Association
The general Alumni Association of Bishop College is dated back to May 19, 1913 in the Bishop College Catalog (192-13). An annual meeting and an alumni banquet was held during the closing week of school commencement.
The Bishop College Yearbook "THE BEAR" was published in 1926, states the The Alumni Association of Bishop College was organized about the year 1891. W. F. Bledsoe served as the organization's first president and Christine Benton Cash served as secretary. During the 93-year history of the Alumni Association, there have been sixteen presidents of record. Among them are Phineas Gray, Reverend E. M. Griggs, Sam Jones, Professor M. E. Butler, Thomas Downs, Dr. O. W. Phillips, Reverend Earl Harrison, Sr., T. C. Calhoun, A. S. Hawkins, Dr. C. O. Searcy, Dr. William Shaw, Reverend S. M. Wright, Freddie Gaines, Dr. William C. Young and Estelle Adams.
Officers listed in 1926 were Professor T. J. Downs, President ( Marshall, Texas); Reverend E. J. Campbell, Vice President ( Marshall, Texas); Ms. Marjorie Humble, Secretary ( Cameron, Texas); and O. W. Phillips, Treasurer ( Marshall, Texas).
These were the notes found and recorded regarding the beginning of the Alumni Association. In 1988 Bishop College closed it's doors, in 1991 under the leadership of Bobby E. Moten, Sr. as President and Rebecca Harrison as Vice-President, the Alumni Association sprang back to life.
The account in 1925-1926 record stated that "the purpose of this association is to develop and nurture the loyalty of former students, and to further the interests of the College in every way." In 2007 this statement still applies as the present alumni's purpose.
Bobby E. Moten, Sr.
Frances Ross-McNeal - Treasurer