John Morehouse, Known As Buck, Passed Away on December 1, 2022
John is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, 2016 Idera Ace, Friend of Red Gate, Sentry One PAC member & Community Ambassador. With over 2 decades of technical experience in various industries, John focuses on Microsoft SQL Server and is an active participant in the technical community.
He is a sought-after speaker and frequent SQL Saturday organizer and is a respected voice in the technical community. He is also an avid tweeter and blogger.
Early Life and Education
John Morehouse, known as Buck, was born in Binghamton, New York. He was an avid football fan and a proud Cornell University alumnus. He passed away on December 1, 2022 in Cortland, NY.
After graduating from high school he attended Morehouse College in Atlanta. He was influenced by college president Benjamin Mays, who spoke of the need for Black Americans to work together for social change.
Morehouse became a leader in black education and race relations by providing a strong emphasis on the academic and spiritual advancement of African-Americans. The college’s image of a “Morehouse man” became a symbol for a smart and honest African-American who could succeed at anything.
John has a deep passion for social work. He is committed to creating a space for youth to express themselves through creative arts and teachings.
He has been working with youth in the Bellwood and Donnely Boys and Girls Clubs since 2012. He also volunteers at TLC, a youth alternative program at the Fulton County Juvenile Courthouse.
In addition to his work, he is an avid cyclist and takes extreme priority to his training schedule. This focus has helped him achieve success in many different areas of his life and career.
Achievements and Honors
Morehouse College, a historically Black college located in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the best-known HBCUs in the United States. It’s home to a number of prominent alumni, including civil rights activists Martin Luther King Jr. and Julian Bond, actors Harry Belafonte and Spike Lee, Olympic gold medal winner Edwin Moses and the first Black mayor of Atlanta, Maynard Jackson.
The school’s admissions requirements are more rigorous than those of many other US colleges and universities. Applicants must meet the school’s minimum SAT and ACT scores, as well as submit an official transcript from their high schools.
John Morehouse, a member of the Black elite, was an outstanding leader who made important contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. His personal life was characterized by challenges.
His attempt to balance the demands of his job as president of a Black college with his role as a national leader committed to a program of full civil rights was difficult. He frequently contemplated leaving Morehouse and becoming a professional race leader, though he ultimately rejected such offers.
A long-time resident of Georgia, he served as director of the Technical College System of Georgia’s – Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute student internship program from 2012 until 2016. His dedication and tireless efforts have helped to establish the state’s most advanced manufacturing higher education programs. As a result, he is responsible for providing students with the skills needed to succeed in the manufacturing sector.
The man who paid off the student loan debt of all this year’s Morehouse College graduates on graduation day made it an extra-happy day for them. That’s because tech executive and philanthropist Robert F. Smith is the richest black billionaire in the world and has been making headlines for his generous philanthropic efforts since 2016.
He started his career as a chemical engineer working for companies like Kraft and Goodyear Tire. He then became an investor in technology startups.
He founded the investment firm Vista Equity in 2000, which has over $46 billion in assets under management. Its past and present investments include Marketo, Autotask and Vivid Seats.