December 11, 2013-January 24, 2014
The Alumni Association has been reviewing the process and the costs associated with the election of national officers. The review determined that our costs are out of line with the responses received. As a result, the Board of Directors has decided to institute electronic voting for the election of national officers for the 2014-2016 term.
morehouse_Alumni_electionsAll future election communication will be sent to the e-mail address we have on file unless you instruct us otherwise. If you do not want to vote
electronically in this election, please respond indicating your desire to receive a paper ballot.

We will be providing electronic ballots for those members in good standing that would like to vote on-line. If you would like to take advantage of on-line voting, please e-mail us your e-mail address. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact your Regional Vice President or me at (404)215-2657. The success of our organization depends on your involvement and support.


Earl Nero, Executive Director


Election of National Officers for FY 2014-2016



Start Date

End Date

Nominations Received

December 11, 2013

January 24, 2014

Deadline to Become Eligible to Vote

February 14, 2014

February 14, 2014

Ballots Mailed

February 21, 2014

February 21, 2014

Voting Period (Ballots and Online voting)

February 21, 2014

March 14, 2014

Ballot Count

March 17, 2014

March 18, 2014

Certification of Results

March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014

Inauguration of Officers

May 17, 2014

May 17, 2014

Term of Office

July 1, 2014

June 30, 2016

The  Alumni Association will accept nominations for the Offices of President, Vice President-at-Large, Secretary, Financial Secretary, Treasurer and Regional Vice Presidents between December 11, 2013 and January 124, 2014.  All alumni are encouraged to get involved in this election and to participate in selecting the persons you wish to lead the National Alumni Association.


Nomination and Voting Deadlines.  Nominations will be received starting Wednesday,

December 11, 2013 and must be postmarked no later than Friday, January 24, 2014, by the United States Postal Service or by a commercial delivery service such as Federal Express or United Parcel Service.  Private postmarks will not be accepted.  Current officers who wish to stand for re-election must indicate in writing their intent to seek re-election and this notification must be postmarked as described above no later than Friday, January 24, 2012.


Online voting for members in good standing begins on February 21, 2014. The National Office under the supervision of the Election Committee will mail ballots to members in good standing that choose not to utilize online voting on Friday, February 21, 2014.  Return ballots must be postmarked as described above no later than Friday, March 14, 2014.


Nominations and completed ballots should be mailed to Morehouse College National Alumni Association, Box 93, 830 Westview Drive, S.W., Atlanta, GA  30314.


Who Can Nominate:  Candidates for President, Vice President-at-Large, Secretary, Financial Secretary and Treasurer may be nominated by any member in “good standing” or by a Chapter in good standing.  Candidates for Regional Vice Presidents must be nominated by a member in good standing who resides in the region from which the candidate seeks election or by an organized Chapter located in that region.


Nominee Criteria:  A nominee for any office must (1) be a graduate of Morehouse College or a former student who has completed a minimum of one academic year of study at the College, but presently is not a student; (2) be a member in “good standing” for the current fiscal year (July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014), (3) submit a resume along with a platform statement; and (4) submit a recent photograph to be placed on the ballot.  The resume should include social and civic affiliations, past and present, as well as honors received.  The platform statement must not exceed fifty words.  No candidate may run for more than one office in the same election.


Voting Requirements. To permit proper and timely accounting, only members of the Association who are in good standing (dues paid or postmarked) as of Friday, February 14, 2014, will be permitted to vote in the election.  (There are no provisions for write-in votes)


Inauguration and Term of Office.  The newly elected officers of the National Alumni Association will be administered the oath of office during the Annual Alumni Banquet scheduled for Saturday, May 17, 2014, and will officially assume the duties of the office on July 1, 2014.   The elected term is for two years, ending June 30, 2016.

Regions and Current Regional Vice-Presidents


Region I

Georgia and Alabama

RVP Don McCarthy ’89 (


Region II

Florida, Bahamas, and the Virgin Islands



Region III

Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina

RVP Melvin Caldwell ’75 (


Region IV

Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Washington, DC, Virginia and West Virginia

RVP Mark Hill ’67 (


Region V

Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana

RVP Charles Neal ’64 (


Region VI        

North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri.

RVP George Thompson ’66 (


Region VII      

Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi

RVP Corey Thomas ’93 (


Region VIII   

Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Wyoming, Alaska and Hawaii

RVP Donald Long ’64 (


Region IX  

Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey

RVP Michael Bryant ’87 (

National Officers and Duties

President. (Kevin McGee ’93)

The President shall be the principal executive officer of MCNAA and shall in general supervise all the business and affairs of MCNAA. He shall preside at all meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors. The President, the Secretary or any other proper officer of MCNAA authorized by the Board of Directors may sign any contracts or other instruments that the Board of Directors has authorized, except in cases where the signing and execution thereof shall be expressly delegated by the Board of Directors, by these By-Laws or by statute, to some other officer or employee of MCNAA. In general, the President shall perform all duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board of Directors. He shall serve as an ex-officio member of all standing committees set forth in Article VII of these By-Laws without voting privileges. He shall represent MCNAA as a member of the Morehouse College Board of Trustees.

Vice President at Large. (Emanuel Payton ’85)

In the absence of the President, or in the event of his inability or refusal to act, the Vice President at Large shall perform the duties of the President, and when so acting shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the President. He shall also assume responsibilities for oversight relative to standing and other committees, including the appointment of committee members. The Vice President at Large shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him by the President or by the Board of Directors.

Regional Vice Presidents. (See current officers above)

The Regional Vice Presidents shall preside over the meetings held in their respective Regions; promote or cause to be promoted the interests and programs of Morehouse College, MCNAA, and the Chapters in their respective Regions; and perform such other duties as may be more specifically assigned to them by the Board of Directors. Each Regional Vice President shall submit to MCNAA an annual written report of the activities in his region and shall be strictly accountable to MCNAA for all funds received and expenditures made in the name of the Region or MCNAA.

Secretary. (Carlton Collins ’11)

The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors, ensure that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these By-Laws or as is required by law, and serve as custodian of the corporate records and corporate seal of MCNAA. The Secretary shall keep a register of the post office address of each member and, in general, perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him by the President or the Board of Directors. In addition, the Secretary shall keep a record of the transactions of the MCNAA and of the Executive Committee.

Financial Secretary. (Thomas Scott ’84)

The Financial Secretary shall review on a monthly basis the written record of all MCNAA receipts and deposits for the month. The Financial Secretary is to review MCNAA accounting of receipts and deposits to ensure the fiscal integrity of the MCNAA accounting systems. Each fiscal quarter the Financial Secretary shall provide to the Executive Committee of MCNAA a written report relative to the financial integrity of the books.

Treasurer. (Michael Brooken ’94)

The Treasurer shall be responsible for the supervision of an account of all monies received or expended by MCNAA. In general, the Treasurer shall perform all the duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him by the President or by the Board of Directors. He shall report to the Board at all meetings, according to a format prescribed or approved by the Board of Directors. 

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