Welcome to the Governor Morehead School Alumni Association webpage

What we’re all about

The Governor Morehead School Alumni Association is a progressive organization whose main mission is to actively support a productive quality of life for blind and deaf attendees, graduates and current students of the Governor Morehead School.
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A little bit of history

The school was originally composed of two campuses. One located at 3320 Garner Road and the other at 301 Ashe Avenue in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The school was established by Governor John Motely Morehead in 1845 serving all ranges of blind and deaf students throughout the state of North Carolina. The Garner Road campus mascot was known as the Greyhounds for its basketball, track and field athletics. The Ashe Avenue campus mascot was known as the Chargers for its well-known wrestling team. The two campuses were merged onto the Ashe Avenue campus in 1977.

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Where we are today

The Governor Morehead School Alumni Association these days consists of both former blind and deaf students from many diverse backgrounds hailing from all corners of North Carolina. Each year the Alumni Association provides merit, academic, and vocational monetary awards to blind and deaf students who pursue post-secondary education as well as vocational training. The GMS Alumni Association also provides a monetary award to staff members in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments towards the educational process. The Alumni Association sponsors annual conferences that addresses accessibility issues for the disabled. We also support organizational initiatives that empowers self-advocacy, independence, pre-employment skills and employment opportunities for blind and deaf individuals. The Alumni Association is a benevolent organization that responds to specific needs of the disabled and their families.
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Who is eligible to join

Anyone who has ever attended, or has been employed with, or who is an interested party of the Governor Morehead School is encouraged to join and become an active member of our worthy and progressive cause.

Board of Directors

Fred McEachern
Terry Lewis
Eric Dixon
Johnna Simmons
Carla Smith
Tamika O’Kelly
Michael Clinton
Tim Snyder
Yvonne Kea
Donnie Best
Vickie Burke
Tiffany Mitchell

Officers

Fred McEachern – President

Terry Lewis – Vice President

Eric Dixon – Treasurer

Johnna Simmons – Secretary
Carla Smith – Asst. Secretary

Committee Chairs

Fred McEachern – Finance & Communications
Michael Clinton – Constitution/Bylaws
Darryl Eaton – Nominations
Vickie Burke – Archive/History
Tamika O’Kelly – Convention
Donnie Best – Membership
Ricky Scott – Education
Robert Parrish – Legislative & Advocacy
Lawrence Carter – Benevolence