Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy & Morehouse School of Medicine Celebrate New Partnership Funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant

September 6, 2016 at 10:45 am Leave a comment

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APS Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen and Morehouse School of Medicine President Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice are joined by Tuskegee Airman Hillard Warren Pouncy Jr. and guests following the celebration of TAG Academy’s partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine.

By: Alicia Sands Lurry

During a special assembly on Tuesday, Aug.30, hundreds of students, teachers and staff at Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy gathered to celebrate the announcement of the school’s new partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine. Thanks to the partnership and a $150,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, TAG Academy will now receive technology equipment to support its STEM-focused curriculum, as well as parenting resources, and mentoring support for students.

During the ceremony, which featured remarks from Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen and 94-year-old Tuskegee Airman Hillard Warren Pouncy Jr., Morehouse School of Medicine President Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice said the partnership will benefit all students at TAG Academy.

Dr. VMR and TAG Students

APS board members Steven Lee (third from the left) and Eshe Collins and Dr. Rice greet TAG Academy students following the ceremony.

Just like their namesakes –  those elite World War II fighter and bomber pilots who became the nation’s first Black military airmen – Dr. Rice told students that they, too, are destined for greatness.

“We are doing this for you,” she said. “We are educating and training the future health professionals of the world, and we want you to reach your fullest potential and become the best you can be.”

TAG Students_Vizitech

Following the ceremony, Dr. Rice and her guests showered students with gift bags and T-shirts, and later toured the school’s aerospace and zSpace STEM labs, which create real-world, virtual reality systems. Featuring state-of-the art Vizitech monitors and 3-D printers, zSpace allows students to engage and interact with simulated objects in virtual environments as if they are real.

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