Thursday, May 6, 2010
Rust alumnus joins Hall of Fame
Rust College alumnus Dr. Marvin Hogan was inducted into the Mississippi Community and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame April 27.
‘By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them,’ is the motto of Rust. Dr. Hogan has distinguished himself by his remarkable civic contributions and career achievements,” said Dr. David L. Beckley, president of Rust College.
Dr. Hogan, a native of Waynesboro, played guard and linebacker for the Coahoma Community College Tigers in 1959 and 1960 and served as Coahoma’s head football coach from 1964 to 1968. He was a teammate of Dr. McKinley Martin, who became president of Coahoma Community College.
For 43 years Dr. Hogan has served as executive director of the award-winning Friends of Children of Mississippi Inc. – the first human services agency providing Early Head Start and Head Start services to receive national accreditation.
Directing FCM’s 945 employees in a 15-county area that has transitioned over 136,000 children into Mississippi Public Schools,
Dr. Hogan has been honored for his focus on breaking the cycle of generational poverty.
He served as a high school football and basketball official in the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA), and was the first African-American to become a member of the Mississippi Junior College Association.
For 30 years he was a football and basketball official (referee) in the Southwestern Athletic Conference; a basketball official in the Gulf South Coast Basketball Association 1968-1980; and was a supervisor for the officials of the Middle Mississippi High School Officials Association for three years.
Dr. Hogan received a B.S. degree in economics and social studies at Rust College in 1962 and completed graduate work in management from John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA and Texas Tech University.
He is married to Dr. Beverly Wade Hogan, president of Tougaloo College, and they are the parents of two sons and grandparents of two grandsons and two granddaughters.
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