TSU Alum Moore’s influence reaches beyond court

Above from left, JCBE member Carol Ann Haddad chats with Anita McKnight, Sammy Moore, and Sasha Mooreat the reception that announced the naming of Noe’s athletic field for Sammy Moore, a longtime teacher and coach.

Moore’s influence reaches beyond court

In his physical prime, Samuel “Sammy” Moore was a larger-than-life presence on the basketball court.

He was Most Valuable Player (MVP) in Kentucky’s first integrated high school basketball game, and he played on the first minority team to win a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) title.

The talent that launched Sammy Moore, 81, to a basketball career with the Harlem Globetrotters helped launch his second chapter, a 45-year span of teaching, coaching, and changing lives. Moore was honored by friends and colleagues in an effusive ceremony on Fri., Dec. 5, during which the athletic field at Noe Middle was named in his honor. The event attracted several former principals, colleagues, and school administrators; members of the JCBE; and Moore’s family and friends.

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TSU AOB At Temple Baptist Church

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The Tennessee State University AOB Nation holds true to its #AOBNation mantra as it continues to perform in many different environments to expand their brand!

The AOB visited Temple Church whose Sr. Pastor, Darrel Drumwright, is a TSU alum, on December 7, 2014 during his 10th anniversary.

You watch the band march into the sanctuary around the 33:50 mark!

Yes TSU Funk does belong in the Church! Please take time to hear the sermon as well!

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Tennessee State University Awarded Scientific Leadership Award

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has announced the award of six new Scientific Leadership Awards (SLAs) to the following institutions: Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, Jackson State University, Tennessee State University, Texas Southern University, the University of the District of Columbia, and the University of Texas at San Antonio. These institutions will partner with S&T Centers of Excellence to develop course content and engage students and faculty in research relevant to the nation’s complex homeland security challenges.

“Our universities are incubators for innovation and creative problem solving,” said S&T Under Secretary Dr. Reginald Brothers. “We look forward to working with these institutes of higher learning to help foster a homeland security culture within the academic community through research and educational programs.”

This year’s award represents the first of a two-year funding effort where each university would ultimately receive up to $1 million. These grants are one of the numerous ways that S&T is helping to build a diverse, highly capable, technical workforce for the homeland security mission.

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New Breast Cancer Vaccine Developed at TSU Shows Promise

Breast cancer vaccine shows promise in preliminary trial

HealthDay News – An experimental vaccine for breast cancer appears to be safe in a preliminary trial, according to a study published in Clinical Cancer Research.

Mammaglobin-A (MAM-A) is overexpressed in 40% to 80% of primary breast cancers, noted Venkataswarup Tiriveedhi, MD, PhD, of Tennessee State University, in Nashville, and colleagues. The vaccine prompts CD8 T-cells to track and eliminate the MAM-A protein.

To determine the efficacy and safety of the vaccine, the investigators conducted a phase I trial involving 14 patients diagnosed with advanced breast cancer.

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