Congratulations to Ms. Wendrah M. McCoy for being recognized at this year’s MOJA Arts Festival Community Tribute Luncheon held on October 6, 2018 at the Magnolia Plantation & Garden. The MOJA Arts Festival paid tribute to Wendrah as a “RISING STAR” for her achievements as a published author, her stalwart commitment to her church, her resolve to enhance the quality of life in her community and her support of the MOJA Arts Festival.
Wendrah M. McCoy is a May 2015 honor graduate of Winthrop University (WU), where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Digital Information Design, with a concentration in Digital Mass Media. While at WU, she served as the community coordinator for the WU chapter of the NAACP and the NAACP representative for the Council of Student Leaders. She was also an active member of the WU chapter of the Association of Black Journalists. She is a lifetime member of Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society and she received the “Outstanding Digital Mass Media Senior” award upon graduation.
Wendrah has always had a passion for writing. She became a published author during her senior year of high school; her poetry collection book, entitled Despite the Rain, can be found on Amazon. In her spare time, she loves traveling, spending time with her parents, and doing freelance design work.
Wendrah’s love for God and her Morris Street Baptist Church family is evident in the way she willingly serves in various ministries. She served as the president and is now vice president of the Young Woman’s Auxiliary, chair of the Web & Technology Ministry, assistant secretary of the Education Ministry, and a member of the ARB Gospel Choir and Publicity Ministry. She was also instrumental in resurrecting the church’s “Victorious Vessel” newsletter in 2016 and currently serves as its creative designer.
Wendrah is actively involved in her community as well. In 2014, she gained valuable journalism experience working as a writer and reporter intern at The Charleston Chronicle. She currently serves as a team leader for the Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM). Earlier this year, she became a 2018 Charter Member of the International African American Museum.
While fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of a full time job, Wendrah still managed to actively pursue a Master of Arts Degree in Communication, with a dual concentration in digital communication and public & media relations, from Johns Hopkins University. She completed her studies in August 2018.