2017 Scholarship Recipients

Oren Davidson   Oren is a senior at Morehouse College from San Diego, CA majoring in Business Administration. He is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta and Golden Key International Honour Societies and maintains a 3.5 GPA. Oren is also a member of the Morehouse Business Association, the Collegiate 100 of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta and is the Training and Organization Officer in the National Society of Pershing Rifles.  In his summers, he has been a Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML) Fellow, held internship positions at NCompass International, one of the top event production agencies and William Morris Endeavor, Talent Agency. Oren has aspirations to be a Producer or Talent Agent in the Motion Picture and Television industry.

Oren Davidson

Oren is a senior at Morehouse College from San Diego, CA majoring in Business Administration. He is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta and Golden Key International Honour Societies and maintains a 3.5 GPA. Oren is also a member of the Morehouse Business Association, the Collegiate 100 of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta and is the Training and Organization Officer in the National Society of Pershing Rifles.

In his summers, he has been a Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML) Fellow, held internship positions at NCompass International, one of the top event production agencies and William Morris Endeavor, Talent Agency. Oren has aspirations to be a Producer or Talent Agent in the Motion Picture and Television industry.

Mbeke Tom Ekanem   Mbeke Tom Ekanem is a sophomore pursuing a dual-degree in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from Fontana, CA. He is a two-time recipient of GLAMAA scholarships. Knowing that sometimes the road can be tedious and hard, Mbeke prides himself on excellence and is thankful for the support he's received from GLAMAA as a scholarship recipient, and for the organization's commitment to investing itself into young men like him.

Mbeke Tom Ekanem

Mbeke Tom Ekanem is a sophomore pursuing a dual-degree in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from Fontana, CA. He is a two-time recipient of GLAMAA scholarships. Knowing that sometimes the road can be tedious and hard, Mbeke prides himself on excellence and is thankful for the support he's received from GLAMAA as a scholarship recipient, and for the organization's commitment to investing itself into young men like him.

Brennan Fisher   Brennan Fisher graduated from Loyola High School, in Los Angeles, CA in June 2012. During his senior year of high school, he served as the Sergeant at Arms for the Los Angeles Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, completed the Angel City Link’s Achievers Program, accumulated 300+ hours of community service, as well as participated on the football, track/field teams and managed the Varsity Basketball team. As a GLAMAA scholarship recipient, he is truly thankful and believes that Morehouse has formed him to become a man, providing him with optimal opportunities.

Brennan Fisher

Brennan Fisher graduated from Loyola High School, in Los Angeles, CA in June 2012. During his senior year of high school, he served as the Sergeant at Arms for the Los Angeles Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, completed the Angel City Link’s Achievers Program, accumulated 300+ hours of community service, as well as participated on the football, track/field teams and managed the Varsity Basketball team. As a GLAMAA scholarship recipient, he is truly thankful and believes that Morehouse has formed him to become a man, providing him with optimal opportunities.

 
Dominique Harris   Dominique Harris was born in Bellflower, CA and has passions for church, music, sports, and school. God has remained the center of his life, and refers to the word of God as my GPS to success. He plays the piano and organ for his church and was also President of the Junior Deacon Board. He was privileged to be inducted into the National Society of High Scholars while attending Junipero Serra High School.  For educational purposes, Dominque has traveled to China, France, and Spain. He has been active in performing arts, academic enrichment activities and community service such as food sorting at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and service at the Midnight Mission of Downtown Los Angeles. He currently attends Morehouse College majoring in engineering with a minor in music, and hopes to establish a combined career involving those two fields.

Dominique Harris

Dominique Harris was born in Bellflower, CA and has passions for church, music, sports, and school. God has remained the center of his life, and refers to the word of God as my GPS to success. He plays the piano and organ for his church and was also President of the Junior Deacon Board. He was privileged to be inducted into the National Society of High Scholars while attending Junipero Serra High School.

For educational purposes, Dominque has traveled to China, France, and Spain. He has been active in performing arts, academic enrichment activities and community service such as food sorting at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and service at the Midnight Mission of Downtown Los Angeles. He currently attends Morehouse College majoring in engineering with a minor in music, and hopes to establish a combined career involving those two fields.

Matthew Mena '17   Matthew is a First Generation Americana First Generation College Graduate, and more importantly a first generation Morehouse Man.  He comes from a home where his parents are hard working, loving but knew very little about college. His journey was a learning process for both himself and his parents.   His parents who have never left Los Angeles, were worried to send him to another state, a place he'd never been. Then, they met Morehouse Men from GLAMAA , and were so eager to experience Morehouse. He'd never seen his parents so happy to travel.   During his time at Morehouse, his father was sick, which caused him to take a semester off. He credits GLAMAA men such as Dijon Jackson, Reggie Prepetit, Yohance Salmon and many more for taking him under their wing, determined to see him back to school. Matthew felt blessed to have Morehouse Men that took a chance with him, provided a scholarship, helped his transition back into Morehouse, and constantly checked on him. He felt the love of brothers and a support system like no other.   Now, he is a Master's candidate at Loyola Marymount University School of Education, earning his Secondary Education and teacher credential.   Without the help of the Greater Los Angeles Morehouse Alumni Association, he doesn't know where he'd be. Morehouse brothers invest into the young men who seek to earn the title of a Morehouse Man. With their continuous support, he commits the same to future brothers and others.

Matthew Mena '17

Matthew is a First Generation Americana First Generation College Graduate, and more importantly a first generation Morehouse Man.

He comes from a home where his parents are hard working, loving but knew very little about college. His journey was a learning process for both himself and his parents.

His parents who have never left Los Angeles, were worried to send him to another state, a place he'd never been. Then, they met Morehouse Men from GLAMAA , and were so eager to experience Morehouse. He'd never seen his parents so happy to travel.

During his time at Morehouse, his father was sick, which caused him to take a semester off. He credits GLAMAA men such as Dijon Jackson, Reggie Prepetit, Yohance Salmon and many more for taking him under their wing, determined to see him back to school. Matthew felt blessed to have Morehouse Men that took a chance with him, provided a scholarship, helped his transition back into Morehouse, and constantly checked on him. He felt the love of brothers and a support system like no other.

Now, he is a Master's candidate at Loyola Marymount University School of Education, earning his Secondary Education and teacher credential.

Without the help of the Greater Los Angeles Morehouse Alumni Association, he doesn't know where he'd be. Morehouse brothers invest into the young men who seek to earn the title of a Morehouse Man. With their continuous support, he commits the same to future brothers and others.

Alton Pitre   Alton Pitre is a native of "The Jungles", a neighborhood located in South Central, Los Angeles. Defying the odds of overcoming the street life and incarceration as a youth, Pitre is a true testimony of change.  Currently the L.A. native is an ambassador for juvenile justice, columnist for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange and is pursuing a degree in political science at Morehouse College. His hopes are to be an inspiration to youth all over the world and to one day bring justice and equality to the criminal system.

Alton Pitre

Alton Pitre is a native of "The Jungles", a neighborhood located in South Central, Los Angeles. Defying the odds of overcoming the street life and incarceration as a youth, Pitre is a true testimony of change.

Currently the L.A. native is an ambassador for juvenile justice, columnist for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange and is pursuing a degree in political science at Morehouse College. His hopes are to be an inspiration to youth all over the world and to one day bring justice and equality to the criminal system.