Students Create PR Group To Promote HBCU LeMoyne-Owen College

WMC Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee



The students of LeMoyne-Owen Collegehave have decided to take back control over the narrative placed in the media about their university. Three students have started a PR group called MemPhiCity to get out good news about LeMoyne-Owen College

“There are some positive things that they need to know about,” co-founder Deante Cook said.

It’s all in an effort to paint the college in a good light and to bring others to the school.

“Things that would make people say, ‘hey, I think I want to go there,'” Henderson said.

Their goal is to have a positive impact and grow their PR business to cover Memphis entertainment and more.

“Allow people to see that LeMoyne-Owen College is a great institution; it’s alive and well, and it’s not all the negativity that’s seen,” Davis said.

“I want to help this school. No matter what I can do, I want to help,” Cook said.

The three students are ready to work overtime for the positive things happening at Memphis’ historically black college.

The controversy stems from the college’s faculty organization giving the school’s president, Dr. Andrea Miller, a vote of no confidence this month and two shotting near the campus.

Faculty wrote in a letter to the New Tri-State Defender that they have ‘complete dissatisfaction’ with President Miller and her leadership team with their “inability to operate the college with efficiency, integrity, and transparency.”


Amid the controversy, Vice President Dr. Alfred Hall resigned. Reported at


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