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Featured Alumni Profile (JUNE 2016)      

Alumnus of the Month of June

Alumnus of June 2016Lane Man Maurice Carr, a member of the Class of 1970, and a native of Birmingham, Alabama is our Alumnus of the Month of June. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Lane College, he continued his graduate studies at New York University College Park and the University of Houston-Clear. He has resided in Houston, Texas for over 40 years.

While at Lane College, on December 2, 1967, he became a member of the Kappa Sigma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity. He holds many memories of Lane College close to his heart. His fondest memory of Lane is his first Greek Show and Lawrence Johnson, from St. Louis, singing the solo part of the Omega Hymn. He also recalls the day that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis and a sit-in was held on campus protesting his assassination. The campus was flooded with State troopers to disband the sit-in according to Mr. Carr. Overall, his memories of Lane College are something that he holds in high regard.

For 34 years, he served as a Project Manager for International Business Machines (IBM) and Lockheed Martin where he managed software development, system integration, proposal management, and subcontractor organizations. In this, he was recognized for his successful management of complex projects within budget, high quality, and high client satisfaction.

Today, Mr. Carr is the owner of TCJ Business Solutions and Consulting, LLC., a technical consulting firm. He is a certified Project Management Professorial (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and International Business Machines (IBM).

Currently, Mr. Carr serves as the Church Business Administer for Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church (WABC) in Houston, Texas. In this role, he is responsible for the overall operations of WABC and its affiliates. He has been an active member of the Wheeler Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas for over 40 years, where he serves as a Deacon and previously served as a Trustee Board Member, Chairman of the Deacon Board, and Sunday School teacher. He is an active member of the community and has served as a Troop Committee Chairman for Boy Scout Troop 242. In 2014, he was awarded the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award for his development and implementation of scouting opportunities for youth from low-income urban neighborhoods. Click on the following link and see why he was nominated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_56HzDJcr8.

Mr. Carr has served as the Chairman of the Southbelt Area Swim League and Youth Soccer Coach. He currently serves on the board of directors for several nonprofit organizations, including Wheeler Avenue Inner City Vision and Wheeler 5C’s. Because of his love for Omega Psi Phi, he is still very active today!

For forty years, he has been married to the lovely Mrs. Ada Carr, a retired School Administer, and they have three children together: Lane Lady Tiffaney N. Carr, an Educator and a member of the Class of 2001; Chavon D. Carr, an Attorney; and Justin M. Carr, a Funeral Director, along with two grandchildren, Miles Simon and Adanna Bailey.

We salute Lane Man Maurice Carr. You may send well wishes to him at mcarr1975@comcast.net.

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