Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Miles College President French Named Alternate Negotiator

Dr. George T. French, Jr., president of Miles College, has been named by the U.S. Department of Education to be the alternate negotiator for minority serving institutions in the upcoming rulemaking on Parent PLUS loans.

With Dr. David Swinton as the primary negotiator and Dr. French as the alternate negotiator at the table, we have an extraordinary team representing UNCF member institutions and, indeed, all HBCUs.

Congratulations Dr. French!

Submitted by The Government Relations Team
United Negro College Fund

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Loss of Mrs. Montine Webb
It is with heart-felt sympathy that we announce the passing of Mrs. Montine Webb, a former president of the West Tennessee Region Women's Missionary Society, the president of the South Memphis District Women's Missionary Society, and the sister of Mrs. Jacqueline I. Scott, the Vice President of the Women's Missionary Council.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Thursday, February 13, 2014, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
M.J. Edwards Funeral Home Whitehaven Chapel
5494 Elvis Presley Boulevard
Memphis, TN 38116
Telephone: 901-332-3164

Funeral Services
Friday, February 14, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
Mt. Pisgah CME Church
2490 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN  38114

Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Jacqueline I. Scott, 7255 Richmond Road, Memphis, TN   38125. Telephone:  Telephone: 901-737-7675.

Please keep Mrs. Scott and the family of Mrs. Montine Webb in your prayers.

In His Service,

Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick III
Presiding Prelate of the First Episcopal District

Dr. Princess A. Pegues
International Women's Missionary Council President

Friday, February 07, 2014

Rev. William D. Hobbs

Rev. William Devon Hobbs, age 70, of Harrisburg, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on January 25, 2014. Survivors: His wife, Rev. Bonita R. Collins Hobbs, son - William Michael Hobbs, many other relatives and friends. Service was Monday, February 3, 2014, at Mt. Zion Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 701 Felton Ave., Sharon Hill, Pa. Prayers go out to the Hobbs family.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Passing of Rev. Dr. Welborn Preston, Jr.

I regret to have to inform all of you that our beloved brother in Christ and God's faithful servant, the Rev. Dr. Welborn A. Preston, Jr., made his transition from labor to reward this evening after a long and courageous battle with Cancer. We thank God for his faithfulness and diligence even in the midst of all the adversity of his illness. We also thank God for his devoted wife, the Rev. Aretha Preston, who has been a pillar of strength as she faithfully balanced her pastoral and ministerial duties with being a loving helpmate and caregiver to her husband. Please lift up Rev. Aretha Preston and all of the members of the Preston family in prayer. Psalm 46:1 reminds us that "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." We are trusting the Lord to keep this family in His loving care!

Yours in Christ,

Presiding Elder Kevin Agee
Washington-Virginia District
7th Episcopal District