Michael Victor Roberts
Commencement Speaker for Morris Brown College
Atlanta, GA (April 19, 2010).
On Saturday, May 15, 2010, at 4:00 p.m., Morris Brown College will hold the 2010 Commencement exercises in the John Henry Lewis Recreation Complex at the corner of Mitchell and Walnut Streets. Twenty-two students make up the 2010 graduating class.
The Commencement speaker will be Michael Victor Roberts, Sr., J.D., Chairman and CEO, The Roberts Companies. Roberts is a nationally recognized business man and one of today’s most successful African American entrepreneurs. Roberts was the youngest person elected to the Board of Alderman in Saint Louis (MO) in 1977. He is an attorney and a major player in the development efforts of Saint Louis. This visionary and modern day capitalist successfully built The Roberts Companies into a multi-million dollar, multi- dimensional international enterprise consisting 60 plus businesses incorporating real estate development, radio and television broadcasting, hotel and theater ownership, and management consulting. He is the author of a recently published book, “Action Has No Season.”
Honorary Doctorate of Laws degrees will be awarded to dignitaries during the commencement services. These individuals including Mary Ann Smith Wilson-Booker,’61, a medical doctor that had an extensive career in medicine and one who played an instrumental part in the Atlanta Student Movement of 1960; John O. Herring, Regional Equal Employment Manager, US Department of Justice; and Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa 2009; and the speaker of the day, Michael Victor Roberts, Sr.
About Morris Brown College
Morris Brown College, founded in 1881 in Atlanta, Georgia by the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC), is the only institution of higher education in the State of Georgia that was founded by African Americans for African Americans. The college is a haven for those students who need a special place for learning in a nurturing environment. In May of that year, the State granted the institution a charter and the first classes were taught on October 15, 1885. From its inception Morris Brown College has remained open and continues to provide a quality education for all of its students.
Other Commencement Activities include:
8:30 a.m. – Noon
National Alumni Association Annual Meeting
Scholars Restaurant; Hickman Student Center
National Alumni Association Awards Luncheon
Cunningham Auditorium; Hickman Center
Honoring the classes of 1950 and 1960
Donation: $60 per person
John Henry Lewis Recreation Complex
Michael Victor Roberts, Sr., Speaker
MBC Golf Tournament
Eagles Landing Country Club, Stockbridge, GA
Honorary Chair, Tom Moore, Sr. (Offensive Coordinator, Indianapolis Colts)
A benefit for the MBC Band Foundation
Bunnie Jackson Ransom
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