BY WILLIAM HAMILTON for the Ole Miss Alumni Association Black Alumni Newsletter, Fall 2016
Grammy-recognized recording artist, award-winning radio personality, inspirational speaker, comedian, actor and University of Mississippi alumnus are just a few of the many accomplishments of Willie Moore Jr.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Moore Jr. attended high school in the Ferguson- Florissant school district. As a four-time track-and-field state champion, he received a full scholarship to attend Ole Miss where he studied psychology.
“Being a part of the Ole Miss athletics department, we all loved and supported each other’s educational efforts and sports efforts by holding each other accountable for great academics,” Moore Jr. said. “The community of student-athletes was first class.
“Attending Ole Miss was an amazing experience that shaped me for leadership for the rest of my life.”
Shortly after his college tenure, Moore Jr. signed a record deal with Universal Records and released his first single, “Roll With Me.” He later went on to launch his own record label, WILFLO MUSIC GROUP, which independently landed him a deal with Warner Bros. Records.
His current projects include hosting “Top 3” on Trinity Broadcasting Network/JUCETV, co-hosting the Sunday gospel program “Joyful Noise” on Black Entertainment Television, inspiring millions weekly on his nationally syndicated radio show, “The Willie Moore Jr. Show,” all in addition to being married and a father of three boys.
As a renowned personality, Moore Jr. has traveled to many places, yet he said, “As I travel the country, I have yet to find a campus more beautiful and inviting than Ole Miss.”
To track his journey, visit WillieMooreJr.org.