The latest edition of McDonogh Voice is now available on the College’s website. The magazine celebrates the contributions of African Americans to the Lafayette community. The issue features the work of Terence Byrd ’74, president of the Healthfirst NJ managed care provider; Reco Collins ’05, vice president of public finance for PNC Bank; Danlami Gomwalk ’01, senior project manager with Nigeria’s Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission; and numerous other alumni. Issues dating back to 2007 are also available in the magazine archive.
The McDonogh Voice is named in honor of David Kearny McDonogh 1844, the College’s first African American graduate. After graduating from Lafayette, and in the face of tremendous opposition, McDonogh attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York and become a physician. He served for most of his career as a member of the staff of the New York Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Five years after his death in 1893, the McDonogh Memorial Hospital opened its doors as the first New York City hospital admitting both physicians and patients without discrimination by race.