Jakita Thomas, Ph.D., C'99, loves giving back to her alma mater. As assistant professor of computer and information science and SpelBots co-adviser, Dr. Thomas enjoys nothing more than helping the next generation of Spelman women prepare to meet the challenges they will face with confidence, knowledge and skill.
Rev. Dr. Latta Thomas liberation theologian was born on October 12, 1927. He graduated from Union's Sims HS in 1947. He earned an AA from Friendship College in 1949 and was salutatorian of his class at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1951. In addition, he earned a BD from Colgate Rochester Seminary in 1955, a Master of Sacred Theology degree from Andover Newton Theological Seminary and a doctor of ministry degree from Andover Newton in 1973. | The HistoryMakers
The largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States has elected its first African-American top executive. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson II is A third generation graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, Dr. Nelson also earned a master’s of divinity in 1985 from Johnson C. Smith Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta.
Lee Ardrey Harris is a law professor who currently serves as a TN State Senator, representing Tennessee's 29th district. Prior to his election to the state Senate, Harris served on the Memphis City Council, representing District 7. He was born and raised in Memphis, and studied at Morehouse College