My 300 Story: Andrew Johnson ’09

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“Nearly six years ago, I was a senior at Morehouse in my second semester. I had completed all of my required courses and all of my paperwork for graduation.

morehouse300Only one thing stood in the way of me receiving my degree, and that was money. 

I was in a bind and didn’t know how I was going to be able to pay off my student account.  I remember being put in contact with Mr. Brandon Banks, former President of the Morehouse Atlanta Alumni Association, and he invited me to come and talk about my financial situation at a chapter meeting. After sharing my story with the members of the chapter, a miracle transpired. They presented me with a check for the full amount I needed to pay off my student account. A few days later, I graduated from the greatest institution of higher learning known to mankind.

I am forever grateful to the brothers of the Morehouse Atlanta Alumni Association, for without them, I wouldn’t have been able to walk across the stage on May 17, 2009, and receive my degree with the rest of my classmates.  

Since graduating from Morehouse, I have had the opportunity to work as a sports reporter for the Fayetteville Observer in North Carolina as well as the New York Daily News in Manhattan. With that experience, I was able to land a job at ESPN as a production assistant, — a position I currently hold.

I have truly been blessed over the years, and I thank God for every opportunity that He has given me. But I must say, it couldn’t have been possible without the help of the Alumni Association’s 300 Campaign. This is why it’s so important to donate to this initiative. I could never have imagined that, three years removed from college, I would be working at my dream company.

I am a living testimony of what those funds can do for a student at Morehouse, and my prayer is that this campaign will continue to aid students in need.”

– Andrew Johnson ’09


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