ATLANTA, March 11, 2014 – The celebrated Morehouse College Glee is making a stop in the mid-west on their annual spring concert tour. They will perform at Holy Redeemer Institutional Church of God in Christ in Milwaukee on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7 p.m.
The concert, which is free and open to the public, is made possible via personal support from Charles Harvey, chief diversity officer for Johnson Controls and his wife Cheryl, Morehouse Trustee Dale Jones and Morehouse alumnus Greg Martin, vice president and general manager of Lena’s Food Market, in partnership with the Milwaukee Public School System. One of the goals of the concert is to raise visibility about Morehouse College among prospective students and their families to create a more robust environment for recruitment of top students from the Milwaukee area.
In 2012, Morehouse College and the Milwaukee Public School System formed a partnership to create The Wisconsin Scholars Program. The program aims to address the nation-wide problem of declining enrollment at colleges and universities for African American men. The program launched with more than $800,000 in scholarship support for the first cohort from the Milwaukee Public School System. That support came from corporations and philanthropic leaders in the Milwaukee area.
Currently, there are 15 young men from Wisconsin attending Morehouse as part of The Wisconsin Scholars Program.
About Morehouse College:
As the nation’s largest, private liberal arts college for men, Morehouse College offers 26 majors in three academic divisions: Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, and Business Administration and Economics. Morehouse offers a number of programs and activities to enhance its challenging liberal arts curriculum through the Leadership Center at Morehouse College, Morehouse Research Institute, Andrew Young Center for International Affairs and the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel. In 2007, Morehouse launched a new Journalism and Sports concentration, which will one day grow into a major course of study. Upon his return to Morehouse, John Silvanus Wilson Jr., the college’s 11th president, has said the central goal of his presidency is to ensure that Morehouse achieves both capital and character preeminence.
About The Wisconsin Scholars Program at Morehouse College:
Founded in 2012 through a partnership between Morehouse College and the Milwaukee Public School System, the program offers $25,000 in academic support to each student annually. Students also are engaged in professional and leadership development opportunities, advanced technology training workshops, corporate executive mentoring programs and summer internship opportunities.