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7 Page B-2, The Tuskegee News, March 17, 2011 p, By JACQUELYN CARLISLE Comm unity News Editor Giving back to community is part of the National Football League? mission, and it was evident recently at Booker T. Wash- ington High School when professional football player DeMarcus "Tank" Tyler came to Macon County. C0-sponsored by Tyler and the Feed the Children Program, more than 400 fami- lies from Macon County were given much- needed food and supplies on Tuesday, March 8. The BTW High Parent-Teacher Association and Golden Eagle, football team assisted with the distribution. "God has blessed me to be able to help others," said Tyler, who is currently on the Chicago Bears' roster. 'There are enough of us in professional football who have been blessed enough to be able to give back." Tyler said he feels the economy has im- pacted the federal government's ability to assist families in need, therefore it is up to those who are able to help. The food giveaway is held annually in honor of the late Coach Timothy "Shaka" Long, who trained professional, college, and high school football players -- including Tank. Tyler. The effort began with Coach Shaka before he was diagnosed with cancer. He asked Alabama Senators Bobby singleton and Quinton Ross to continue the program after his death. "When I was at Georgia Tech, Shaka was there and helped whip me into shape," Tank said. am glad I got to know him. He was a great man." Shaka was a member of Gamma Sigma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Gamma Sigma Chapter, which is the under- graduate chapter at Alabama State Univer- sity. '"We are here to help feed the children of" Macon County," said Tony Cobb, an under- graduate representative of Gamma Sigma chapter who was present at the giveaway. "It is great to give back, and this is part of what the fraternity does." BTW PTA president Robert Johnson said his organization's non-profit status anchored the partnership for Feed the Children to come to the school. %Ve are always excited to partner with oth- ers to give to the community," Johnson said. Tank said giving back is only part of what great football players need to know. 'You mus stay focused and keep your eyes on the prize," he said. "But have multiple goals, because only a small percentage of players actually make it in the NFL. Have something else to fall back on." Tyler previously played for the Carolina Panthers before signing with the Bears, He currently owns a management and entertain ment company in Atlanta. Pictured: Above: The Feed the Children Give-away included the Booker T. Wash- ington High School football team. Left: DeMarcus 'q'ank" Tyler, currently a member of the Chicago Bears' roster, put boxes of food in cars during the Feed the Children giveaway held recently at Booker T. Washing- ton High School. -- Photos by Jaccquelyn Carlisle TU's Legacy Museum preparing exhibit on John A. Andrew Hospital Tuskegee University's hospital "and the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care are being cele- brated in the upcoming exhibi- tion "The John A. Andrew Memorial Hospital: The First 100 Years," which is soon coming to TU's Legacy Museum. For its first 75 years the' hos- pital was an asset to the Univer- sity and to blacks in the South. It was directed by John A. Kenny for many years. After its closure in 1987, the hospital reopened with a new mission as the National Center . for Bioethics in Research and Health Care. Recharged and reinvigorated in its new role, the Center champions the cause for health disparities and unethical treatment of underserved mi- norities and ethnicities, medicine inAlabama, necessitating additions to the The hospital laas an enduring Johnson started The Lafayette building and to the staff, until, Legacy and history. Dispensary in 1892. She had in 1911 the John A. Andrew Me- In 1886Halle Tanner Johnson two to three female assistants morial hospital was given to the entered medical school. S1/e and two rooms in a girl's dormi" school. studied at the Women's Medical tory. She initiated the school of The hospital was rated "Grade College of Pennsylvania and nursing at TU and was respon- A" by the Council of Medical Ed- earned her medical degree, with sible for the development of the ucation of the American Medical honors in 1891,Around the time medical department,atAssociation. ~his meant that of her graduation, Booker T. Tuskegee which developed grad' any intern bearing a certificate Washington wrote to the ually until in 1901. It was for the hospital was accredited Women's Medical College of housed in a two-story frame as having met internship re- Pennsylvania to request a hem" building, the gift of Mrs.quirements sufficient for the ination for a teaching position Thomas J. Bennett of New practice of medicine in any state he had been struggling to fill for Haven, Conn. of the Union. four years. He had hoped to find After the tenure of Dr. John- As part of the celebration for a black physician to serve the son ended in the fall of 1902, Dr. the 100th anniversary, The school and its surrounding com" John A. Kenney, a graduate of Legacy Museum .is making munity. Hampton Institute in 1897 and preparations for an exhibition Johnson accepted Washing- of the Leonard Medical School of and symposium. This 2013 ex- ton's $600-a-month offer and be- Shaw University in 1901, be" hibit and symposium will honor came the first female physician came resident physician. Under the work that has been con- of any race to officially practice his direction the hospital grew, ducted at the hospital and the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care. Individuals with anecdotes or equipment from the hospital that should be included in the exhibition should contact the Legacy Museum. Individuals born in the hospital should send baby photos, adult photos, and a brief statement to the Museum. Carolyn Walcott Ford, the first female baby born in the John A. Andrew Hospital, will be fea- tured in the upcoming exhibit and symposium. Ford is 97 years of age. The museum is open Monday- Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, contact cura- tor Jontyle Robinson at jontyler- obinson@aol.com -- Submitted by the Tuskegee University Legacy Museum Friday or Saturday ' Night: The KCC Restaurant Fine Dining $25 per person (includes Appetizc~rs, Entree, Dessert:, lax ,s and (,rlt~u~tJes) Restaurant opens at 5:30 PM. Reservations Preferred. , , KCC Lounge: Offering special drinks each nighl; and free hers d o .uw'e.s Wednesday - Wine- down Wednesday Wine Tasting Thursday. University Night (special drinks) Friday- Business After Hours (special drinks) Saturday- Ladies Night (/=st five ladies receive a special offering) KGC Lounge will op~,a at 4:30 PM. Monday-Thursday Night in the KCC Restaurant:' Dinner, 5 PM Monday 10% discount- "Military Appree a ,on Tuesday 10% discount- "Senior Early Bird Seating" Thursday lO% discount- "University Facu]ty & i I! Staff Employee Apprecmt on Hotel: Weekend Special: Friday or Saturday Night stay, includes: 1 night lodging, breakfast or dinner $100.00++ per couple Blackout dates apply. Prices' good until May 31, 2011. Hotel: "Spring 2 2 2" 2 nights, 2 people, 2 meals $200.00++ Blackout dates apply. Pricesgood until May 31, 2011 R(~,~e, rvut,ion~ R(,~tuJrtM arid must, mentJon "~pring 2 2 2" special KCC Lounge: March Madness Bracket Competition 1st round: March 15,16 2nd round: March 17, 18 (March 17 wear something green) Sweet 16: March 24,25 Elite 8: March 26,27 Final Four: April 2 National Champion- ship: April 4