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A Weekly Update of Activities at Rust College
Vol. 42, No. 14 January 25, 2013
Dr. Kenneth T. Whalum to Speak at 23rd Annual UNCF Banquet
Rust College will welcome Reverend Dr. Kenneth T. Whalum for the 23rd Annual Holly Springs/Marshall County UNCF Banquet on Thursday, February 21. The banquet will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Rust College’s Shaw Cafeteria. Dr. Kenneth T. Whalum, Jr., Pastor of The New Olivet Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, is a 1978 graduate of Atlanta’s Morehouse College and a 1981 graduate of Philadelphia’s Temple University School of Law. In August of 1981 he accepted his call to preach and in 1985 Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Sunset, AR selected him as Pastor where he served faithfully for ten years. His journey then led him back home to Memphis Photo credit: Harrison Crite and Olivet Baptist Church where he became Pastor in 1999. Pastor Whalum graduated Dr. Kenneth T. Whalum, Jr. from Memphis Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree, Magna Cum 2013 UNCF Banquet Speaker Laude, in May 2009. A “watershed” experience in the Olivet ministry in June 2000 and its aftermath catapulted Dr. Whalum into the public eye and the place in ministry where he stands today. Revamping the traditional format of the Baptist Church within the walls of The New Olivet, Dr. Whalum created a model for the operation of the church that is supported by twelve integrated ministries that work together to help the Pastor bring God’s visions to life for his people. He introduced a way to worship and pray based on Bible scripture that would produce life altering change for people and immense pleasure to God. What followed were sermons, workshops, Bible Study, and seminars on everything from tithing to becoming a producer of blessings and Dr. Whalum’s first book, FASTING: It’s Not For Everybody, But It Might Be For You! In November 2006, Dr. Whalum was elected to the Memphis City Schools Board of Commissioners At-Large Position 2 seat. After being sworn in, Dr. Whalum quickly began to act on his concerns for the children of Memphis and effectiveness of existing programs within the current school system. Dr. Whalum was re-elected as Commissioner in 2010 and was sworn in on January 3, 2011. Dr. Whalum has also served in the following capacities: appointee of the City of Memphis Storm Water Advisory Board, member of the Stellar Awards Gospel Music Academy, member of The Recording Academy, member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, member of the Memphis Urban League Board of Directors and member of the Memphis Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. In April 2010, Dr. Whalum released his latest book titled, Hip-Hop Is NOT Our Enemy!, which celebrates the creativity of African American youth and young adults (a.k.a. “the hip-hop generation”) and denounces the blame for their negative circumstances placed on hip-hop music and the hip-hop culture in general. He often attributes his success to the strong-willed faith and support of his wife of thirty years, Sheila, and their children. They are the proud parents of three sons, Kenneth III, Kortland, and Kameron, the proud parents-in-law of Crystal Whalum, wed to Kenneth III, and the proud grandparents of Kenneth IV.
Mississippi. and poetic presentations. To this union were born five children. Mary Alma met her future husband. Please send to the attention of Mr. she wanted them to be able to function in an ever-changing society. Both of her daughters. the Mississippi Association of Educators. also graduated from Rust. Mary Alma Chess King was a loving. she invited students into her home for one-on-one practice. Matthews until her health began to fail. the National Association of Educators and the National Council of Teachers of English. “she would say. Her work demonstrated her belief and support of God’s teachings. member of the Turner Missionary Society. ’37.m. The Rust College A’Cappella Choir will attend and perform during the funeral service. She devoted 41 years to teaching young Mississippians. She then enrolled in Rust College in Holly Springs. Sunday School teacher. After graduation. Mrs. “Always do your best. she returned home and began working in the public schools. where she earned the Bachelor of Arts Degree in English as part of the class of 1937. Church. In making the award. Mississippi. Mississippi where she earned her certification in Library Science.Page 2 “BY THEIR FRUITS… 1937 Graduate to be Laid to Rest Mrs. Bishop Wendell King. the Arts Council offered these insights into her commitment and motivation: “She was dedicated to her students. Her son. Church. Looking for better opportunities. At Rust College. The College’s motto. Mary Alma pursued additional studies at Delta State University. In March 2011. which she served in many capacities. Missionary Teacher and Stewardess. Phillips A. including Director of the Allen Christian Endeavor League. Mary Alma Chess King. Church. “When you have done your best. Mississippi.E. Children were always foremost in her mind. In lieu of flowers. Mary Alma Chess King was born in Copiah County. caring and humble person. January 20 in Greenville. A committed educator. Matthews A. Tennessee where she earned the Master of Arts in English. Don Manning-Miller. Church. She served in St. M. She attended the Greenville Public Schools where she was an excellent student and graduated with honors. Judge Leslie King. January 26 at St.” At the time of her death she was believed to be the oldest living alumnus of Rust College. currently serves on the Mississippi Supreme Court.” She made one demand of her students. Mary Alma was a member of the Greenville Association of Educators. passed away Sunday. her family of share croppers moved to Washington County during her early childhood. If the school’s hours were not enough. Ira Dorsett. the Greenville Arts Council recognized her unique contribution to education with its Arts in Education Award. King ask that donations be made to Rust College. 514 Nelson Street in Greenville at 11:00 a. there is nothing else to do. Even during her busy teaching schedule. with a genuine concern for mankind. Mary Alma found time to empower her students and broaden their perspective on the importance of education and the arts. the family of Mrs. Mary Alma Chess King lived 95 years Mrs. Mary Alma Chess King Upon moving to Washington County. She was the longest tenured member of St. Matthews A. When Mary Alma was six years old.M.M. Cleveland. E.E. M. the family moved to Greenville and joined St. Her funeral will be held Saturday. . Later she enrolled in Tennessee State University in Nashville.E. She was the eldest of seven children born to the late James and Barbara Chess. “By their fruits ye shall know them” is a motto Mary Alma took to heart. Esther Marion King Dorsett and Helen Cartlidge and her son-in-law. the family joined the St. Matthew A. and worked diligently to make sure that her efforts reflected well on Rust College. teaching classes during the day and spending her afternoons working with students after school to practice plays operettas. before retiring in 1978.
while infusing Dr. Nelson. in Holly Springs. Spoken Word Artists: Kenneth Hoggan. Sisters Asianna and Amber Fenton performed a praise dance. The organization held their first chili event just before the holidays on December 11.. January 29 at the Eddie L. Memphis Street.. Sociology Club members: Jonathan T. Naomi Rahn. until 5:00 p.m. Annie Travis at Elam Chapel Wednesday. what better way to exemplify love and fellowship than with a bowl of homemade chili and cornbread?” said Crystal Stewart. Club members are urging those who are homeless and hungry to come out and fill their bellies with homemade chili—donations will be accepted from others who are interested. feeding the homeless. Amber Whitaker. Jr. Crystal Stewart Students Pay Tribute to Dr. King’s message. “With the holidays being a special time for giving and sharing. Students displayed their talents. during the event. The chili drive will be held from 3:00 p. Several students joined Rust College chaplain Rev. Nekesa Oliver. Photos by Symone Hunter-Henderson . Angel Wallace. Smith Multi-Purpose Center. Martin Luther King. 235 N. and Mercadez Glover. Noah Moore.. Sociology Club member. Cherlinca Boyd.YE SHALL KNOW THEM” Submitted by Crystal Stewart Page 3 Rust College Sociology Club Chili Drive: “Keeping You Warm on a ‘Chili’ Day” Members of the Rust College Sociology Club will host their second chili drive on Tuesday. Musical trio: Jade Moore. Martin Luther King. January 23 to celebrate the life and work of Dr.m. and Nigel Chimbetete. as well as employees of the City of Holly Springs.
RC-TV 2. 2013 at 3:00 p. 2013 (Students enrolled in the Spring 2013) 1st Payment February 7. WURC 88. All student must be enrolled with at least six (6) hours each module in order to process the loan. Beckley. Dean of Students. Ishmell H. etc). 2013 2nd Payment March 7. etc.) a refund check will then be issued to the student no later than 14 days after the credit balance has been noted. Georgia. room & board. 7th Annual Ford Black College Quiz Tune in and watch the Ford Black College Quiz and show support for Bearcat Noah Moore! The show will air on WLOV FOX (ColumbusTupelo-West Point-Houston) on Sunday. please submit your cell phone number to Mrs. ‘67. The numbers will be used for emergencies ONLY and will not be distributed. 2013 If the student account shows a credit balance after payments have been applied to the student’s college expenses (tuition. Emergency Numbers: Security office: 662-252-8090 Security guard on patrol: 662-216-3429 IMPORTANT FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION Rust College Loan Disbursement & Refund Policy Loan disbursement and refunds will be issued after authorized charges have been deducted (tuition. Phillips. Public Relations Specialist . Dr. Broadcasts on other stations will be announced soon! Noah Moore represented Rust College at the 7th Annual Ford Black College Quiz in Atlanta.1 FM. Loan Disbursements Spring Semester All Students with “30” hours or less will have their loans disbursed to the college in (2) equal payments each semester: 2013 Spring Semester (Students enrolled in the Fall 2012) 1st Payment January 16. ’71.m. David L. faculty and staff will be handled by mass email. 2013 2nd Payment February 28. room & board. President Ms. Channel 19. February 3. Carolyn Hymon. Adrienne F. and campus loud speakers.Page 8 Announcements IN CASE OF EMERGENCY… Emergency notifications for students. Vice President for College Relations Dr. Edwards. If you would like to receive emergency notifications by text message.
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