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Morris Brown College Receives Check In Honor of Centenarian Charles Wesley Moore

Charles Wesley Moore is well-known in the metro Atlanta area. Since coming to Atlanta in 1946 after serving three years in the Pacific Theatre during World War II, he has made a name for himself by giving so much of his time, energy and talents to institutions and organizations in Atlanta.

He served as chief financial officer at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia on two occasions. As an employee of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, he held several high-ranking positions. At one point in Moore’s career with the agency, he was director of a branch that covered all of the southeastern states. The U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) was a U.S. cabinet level agency from 1953 to 1979; in 1979, a separate Department of Education (ED) was created from this department, and HEW was renamed as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

He has served on the board of directors of the Butler Street YMCA and held the position of chair at one time. For more than 75 years, he has been an active member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, serving leadership roles on the local, state, regional and national levels. On November 4, 2023, members of his family, friends, Big Bethel AME Church, Morris Brown College, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and business associates planned and carried out a birthday celebration for Moore. The planned gala commemorated his 100th birthday. The gala not only celebrated a life well lived by the honoree but also raised money for an endowed scholarship at his alma mater, Morris Brown College.

The planning committee for Moore’s centennial celebration made a presentation to Morris Brown College for $50,000 on January 4, 2024. The ceremony was held at the office Dr. Kevin James, President of Morris Brown College.

Last updated on January 5, 2024

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