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Lane College Students Selected to SIAC All- Academic Basketball Team;
Women Selected as All-Academic Team Champions
The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Coaches committee have announced the 2013 SIAC All-Conference, All-Academic Teams and Superlatives.
On the Women’s side, Lane College’s Crystal Rayford, Katora Fleming, and Marrisa Stewart took home All-Academic honors with respective grade point averages in excess of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale. The Lane College Women’s Basketball team beat out all other teams in the SIAC in being se- lected as the All-Academic Team Champion by having the overall highest cumulative grade point average as a team.
Lane Men selected as members of the SIAC Men’s All-Academic Team were Jeremy Whitmore with a grade point average of 3.578 and Shoquan Stephens with a grade point average of 3.31. Student-Athletes receiving All-Conference, All-Academic, and Superlative honors were recognized during the SIAC Banquet in Atlanta last week.
|Julius Taylor||Tuskegee||Montgomery, AL||3.77||Chemical Engineering|
|Jeremy Whitmore||Lane||Memphis, TN||3.578||Business|
|Janko Popovic||Lemoyne-Owen||Belgrade, Serbia||3.57||Information Technology|
|Moriah Johnson||Tuskegee||Los Angeles, CA||3.393||Occupational Therapy|
|Chukwudi Ndudiwi||Morehouse||Atlanta, GA||3.38||Kinesiology|
|Shoquan Stephens||Lane||St. Thomas, VI||3.31||Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Reginald Martin||Benedict||Buffalo, NY||3.36||Business Administration|
|Derrick Martin||Clark Atlanta||Atlanta, GA||3.28||Business Administration|
|Ronald Foxx||Miles||Gainesville, FL||3.26||Biology|
|Jeffrey Wherry||Stillman||Huntsville, AL||3.26||Business|
|Sharnita Lloyd||Kentucky State||Robbins, IL||4||Physical Education|
|D’Ambria Thomas||Fort Valley State||Pelham, GA||3.8||Accounting/Business|
|Shytina Hartley||Fort Valley State||Tampa, FL||3.5||Marketing/Business/Economics|
|Ariel Jones||Clark Atlanta||Katy, TX||3.49||Biology|
|Jazlyn Fuller||Tuskegee||Ontario, CA||3.506||Sociology|
|Crystal Rayford||Lane||Byhalia, MS||3.68||Business|
|Monique Weathers||Benedict||Dacula, GA||3.48||Economics|
|Katora Fleming||Lane||Indianapolis, IN||3.62||Biology|
|Marissa Stewart||Lane||Atlanta, GA||3.68||Sociology|
Lane Alum Jacoby Jones Leads Ravens to 2013 Super Bowl Victory
The Associated Press
What a sensational way to close out the season for Jacoby Jones.
The Baltimore Ravens’ All-Pro return man was at his best in the Super Bowl on Sunday, first hauling in a 56-yard touchdown pass and then amazing the Superdome crowd with a record 108-yard kickoff return for a score — matching the longest play in NFL history in any game, regular or post-season.
The scores put the Ravens way ahead before the 49ers rallied, but Baltimore held them off for a 34-31 win.
And Jones did it in his hometown, where his mother cooked meals for the team during their stay in New Orleans.
“It’s a great feeling man. It’s what you work for through the off-season,” said Jones. “Through the camp, many camps, through grind and sweat, the cold tub and the hot tubs — all of that has paid off right here.”
The 6-foot-2, 212-pound speedster, who went to Lane College in Tennessee, set four Super Bowl records and equaled two others. He now has the marks for most combined yards (290), longest play, longest kickoff return and longest kickoff return for a touchdown.
He had five kickoff returns for 206 yards, two punt returns for 28 yards and caught one pass for 56 yards.
In the AFC title game two weeks earlier against Denver, Jones was on the receiving end of Joe Flacco’s 70-yard touchdown pass in the closing seconds that forced overtime and led to a Ravens double overtime victory.
On his TD catch, Jones got behind Chris Culliver late in the first half and hauled in a pass from Joe Flacco before falling down. He quickly got back up and worked his way into the end zone for the score. He then opened the second half with his return to put the Ravens ahead 28-6.
“The passes,” he said. “It was just all the plays we ran through in practice. The line did a great job of blocking and Joe put up a decent throw for me to catch.”
What about that return?
“All year we’ve been running along the sideline on the return” said Jones. “They did not expect us to run it down the middle. … That’s my favorite return.”
During the season, he averaged 30.7 yards on 38 kickoff returns, tops in NFL, and had two scores, one covering 108 yards.
Jones was 5-foot-7, 160 pounds — “with bricks in my pockets,” he said — when he graduated high school, walked on at Lane and said he just “took off.”
“I’ve been an underdog all my life,” he said.
Now he’ll get a Super Bowl ring.
History-Making Judge and Alumna to Speak at King Convocation
The Honorable Angelita Dalton will be the featured speaker at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Chapel Convocation on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the J.F. Lane Health and Physical Education Building.
Judge Dalton is Judge of Division III of the Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee General Sessions Court. She was elected to the bench in August, 2006 and assumed office in September, 2006. As fitting for the first Black woman elected to a judgeship in Nashville, Dalton was sworn in by the late Supreme Court Chief Justice Adolpho A. Birch, Jr. – the first Black Judge in Nashville.
Prior to assuming the bench, Dalton served in various positions with the Davidson County District Attorney General’s Office from 1997 through 2005, including an assignment on the domestic violence prosecution team.
In August, 2010, Dalton was elected among her peers to serve as Presiding Judge of the Davidson County General Sessions Court for a one-year term. She currently serves on the State Coordinating Council for the Tennessee Coalition against Domestic and Sexual Violence. She is a member of Greater Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church where she has served on the Board of Trustees. She is also a member of the Napier-Looby, Nashville, and Tennessee Bar Associations; the NAACP; and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She currently serves on the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct and the Tennessee Bar Association Task Force on the Rules of Judicial Conduct. Dalton was selected among lawyers across Tennessee to the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Class of 2007.
A native of Nashville, Dalton graduated from Whites Creek High School in 1989. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Lane College in 1993 and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1997.
Dalton and her husband, Derrick, are the parents of one son.
NATIONAL BLACK MBA ASSOCIATION APPOINTS JESSE J. TYSON AS
INTERIM PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Thirty-Five Year Corporate Veteran and Former Global Aviation Business Leader for
ExxonMobil Joins the Leading Business Organization Serving Black Professionals
CHICAGO –– The National Black MBA Association, Inc. (NBMBAA®) has announced the appointment of Jesse J. Tyson as Interim President & Chief Executive Officer. Tyson will provide the day-to- day oversight of the Association, effective January 3, 2013.
“We welcome Jesse’s extensive global business and marketing experience to the Association,” said Audrey Dillard Hines, chairman of the NBMBAA Board of Directors. “He will play an integral role as we continue to provide the best programming, training and career development to our members and students, bringing them the best resources, tools and experts to enhance their career paths.”
“I’m pleased to join the NBMBAA executive team and to further build a strategic platform for the future,” said Tyson. “This organization is at the forefront of developing dynamic corporate and entrepreneurial leaders, assisting them in achieving their education and career goals.”
Tyson is considered a global business expert having served in sales, marketing, operations and distributions positions within ExxonMobil with responsibilities for Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the USA. Prior to his recent retirement after 35 years, Tyson led the Global Aviation business for ExxonMobil based in Brussels, Belgium, working across multiple industry groups in developing strategic solutions around customer segmentation, operational excellence and shareholder return requirements with clients in over 50 countries and 500 locations across the globe.
Prior to this assignment, Tyson led the South America Fuels Marketing efforts for ExxonMobil as President of ExxonMobil Inter-America and Marketing Director. As chief of this group, his responsibilities included the retail fuel business across "free" and regulated markets. He represented ExxonMobil with the Council of the Americas, the Department of Commerce, State and Energy, USTR and host governments on formal processes to enhance free trade agreement implementation and harmonization of product specifications across the region with a focus on leveraging scale.
Tyson holds a B.S. degree in economics and business from Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee and an MBA from The Ohio State University. He has attended The Brookings Institute and The International Management Development School in Switzerland. In addition, he served as an Economic Intern with the US State Department in Senegal.
He is a past Board member of The Ensemble Theatre and Children’s Museum in Houston, the Dean’s Executive Advisory Board at Florida International University, the Board of Directors of The Foundation for Management Education in Central America, Florida A&M University and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, Board of Trustees at Lane College and is a member of the Orange Bowl Committee. He was named one of the “Twelve Good Men” by the Ronald McDonald House Charities and is a recipient of numerous awards and honorable mentions over the years, including the 2009 Black Enterprise “most influential black executive”.
Most recently, he received The Ohio State Business School Global Diversity Award and the 100 Black Men of America Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Service. Tyson is often sought as an inspirational speaker to youth across the country as well as a guest university lecturer on globalization and the global energy outlook. He is a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association.
Tyson recently moved back to the U.S. after living in Brussels, Belgium. He and his wife Cheryl currently reside in The Woodlands, Texas, and are the proud parents of three daughters, Tamika, Cormisha, and Christina and one grandson, Christopher.
About the National Black MBA Association
Established in 1970, the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) is dedicated to developing partnerships that result in the creation of intellectual and economic wealth in the black community through its five channels of engagement; education, career, leadership, entrepreneurship, and lifestyle. With 45-plus chapters, a membership base of more than 8,000 and more than 450 corporate partners, the NBMBAA provides access to its constituents through services such as the Annual NBMBAA Conference; Local Empowerment Initiatives; and other programs.