Mrs. Shamika (Scott) Morris is a Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) alumna, graduating in 2000, with a major in Accounting. While attending JCSU, Mrs. Morris became a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (Beta Upsilon Chapter) in 1998. She held several positions in her sorority’s chapter as well as president of the student National Pan-Hellenic Council Chapter during her senior year. She also served as a student orientation leader for three years and was a member of the student chapter for the National Association of Black Accountants.
In 2000, Mrs. Morris moved to the Washington, DC area and began working as an Auditor at the Naval Audit Service. She later went on to work for the Corporation for National and Community Service Office of Inspector General and is currently working as an Audit Manager at the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General. In her leadership capacity, she is responsible for managing and leading audit teams in conducting acquisition performance and efficiency audits; and drafting and issuing reports on the results of audits impacting various DHS components. In September 2020, she will be celebrating 20 years of federal service.
Mrs. Morris has been an active member of the JCSU DC Alumni Chapter for several years and has recently served as the chapter’s Financial Secretary. In this role, Mrs. Morris ensures that the chapter is actively tracking all financial transactions/obligations related to chapter business. She also works closely with the Treasurer in developing the annual chapter budget. In addition, she often provides guidance to the various committees on developing event budgets and ways to track fundraising efforts.
Mrs. Morris was born and raised in Anderson, SC but has been a Marylander since 2000. Since moving to Maryland, Mrs. Morris has shown a great interest in helping and supporting the homeless women of the DC area. She and a group of friends created a ministry referred to as “The Women I Know” made up of women from different churches. They come together and provide Victoria Secret bags that include toiletries/necessities to homeless women. They also provide each woman with warm hugs and positive affirmations that they are beautiful. She is a member of Kingdom Fellowship AME Church.
In November 2012, Mrs. Morris married her loving husband, Etienne Morris, and gained a bonus son, Etienne Jr. They currently reside in Bowie, MD.
Mr. Charles W. Hargrave is a Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) alumnus, class of 1949, with a major in chemistry. While attending JCSU, Mr. Hargrave became a dedicated member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Rho Chapter) in 1946. He also served as manager of the men’s basketball team and served on the student council for two years. In 1952, Mr. Hargrave obtained a Master of Arts degree from the Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri).
In 1962, Mr. Hargrave moved to Washington, DC and began working at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He retired from NASA in 1989 after 27 years of dedicated Federal Government service as a Technical Information Manager.
Mr. Hargrave had many years of honorable service in the U.S. Military. He served from 1952 to 1954 in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. During his service in the U.S. Army, Mr. Hargrave held the position of Health Physicist in the Army Chemical Center. From 1955 to 1989, Mr. Hargrave served in the US Navy Reserve. During his tenure in the US Navy Reserve, Mr. Hargrave served as Commanding Officer for two units, and served as the Historian for the National Naval Officers Association. After 34 years of service, Mr. Hargrave retired as a Captain.
Mr. Hargrave has shown his dedication to his alma mater by holding the positions of President and Vice President of the Johnson C. Smith University DC Alumni Chapter. On the national JCSU alumni level, Mr. Hargrave also served as 1st Vice President, Treasurer, and Chaplin.
He has been a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of DC since 1968. Since becoming a member in 1968, he diligently served on three National Capital Presbytery committees as the Chair: the Committee on Representation, the Committee on Higher Education, and the Committee on Particular Constituencies. At the Senate Level, Mr. Hargrave served as the Chair of the Committee on Representation. At the National Level, in 1987, he served as the Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, USA.
Mr. Hargrave was born and raised in Dandridge, Tennessee, but has been a Washingtonian since 1962. Since moving to Washington, DC, Mr. Hargrave has shown his commitment and enthusiasm for DC by lending his time and effort to his community in various leadership roles. Mr. Hargrave has served as: President of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly; The Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for five terms; the Chairperson of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission for one term; the Chairperson of the 1st District Police Advisory Council; the Area Representative for the DC Board of Election; and the Treasurer and Executive Board Member of the Friends of Southwest, DC.
In 1969, Mr. Hargrave married the love of his life, the beautiful Mrs. Iona (Taylor) Hargrave. The two will be celebrating 51 years of matrimony in 2020.
The JCSU Washington, DC Area Alumni Chapter has launched the JCSU DC Alumni COVID-19 Relief Effort. This effort will provide monetary assistance in the amount of $25 - $50 Visa gift cards or electronic transfer to support current JCSU students and JCSU alumni from the Washington, DC area in need.
We’re asking for donations to support this effort. All funds collected will support local students and DMV Smithites. Contributions can be made via CashApp ($jcsudc and PayPal (email@example.com). Please note that the donation is for the COVID-19 Relief Effort.
All inquiries seeking assistance should email the chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org. A member of the membership committee will respond to all inquiries.