Hugh Douglas Car Accident, Death, Obituary – Hugh Douglas ’25, a talented young man whose journey was brutally cut short in a terrible vehicle accident, along with his friend and fellow student, Christion Files Jr. ’25, on a fateful Monday afternoon, has left the Morehouse College community in a state of mourning as we say farewell to one of our own. Christion Files Jr. ’25 also perished in the collision. Hugh and Christion were not only students; they were roommates during their sophomore year of college.
The untimely passing of Hugh and Christion leaves an irreplaceable emptiness inside the hearts of everyone in our Morehouse family. Hugh Douglas was an extraordinary student who displayed an unshakeable devotion to his academic endeavors while he labored tirelessly toward the completion of his degree in business administration with a concentration in finance. Hugh Douglas was an exceptional scholar. His academic aptitude was not limited to the classroom, as he was actively involved in a variety of extracurricular activities throughout his time at Morehouse.
Hugh’s status as a distinguished member of the Morehouse Business Association, an AltFinance Fellow, and a Goldman Sachs Fellow exemplifies his unwavering commitment to excelling in his chosen industry. Hugh also served as a Goldman Sachs Fellow. In order to demonstrate his passion for the industry, he spent the summer working as an intern at Ares Management Corporation in Los Angeles. This endeavor allowed him to gain valuable experience.
Christion Files Jr. was a young man of outstanding distinction who excelled in his academic pursuits while also leaving an indelible imprint in the extracurricular activities that he participated in. Christion demonstrated remarkable leadership abilities via his roles as co-captain of the Morehouse Track & Field team, media chair for the Junior Class Council, and as an active member of the Morehouse Business Association. Christion majored in business administration with a concentration in marketing. He was also an active member of the Morehouse Business Association.
Christion was famous for his outstanding abilities in photography and videography, using his talents to create fascinating material for other students, campus groups, Morehouse Athletics, and the marketing office of the College. In addition to these remarkable achievements, Christion was known for his exceptional skills in photography and cinematography. As we struggle to come to terms with this devastating loss, we would want to use this opportunity to remind every single member of our community that there is help available for those who are struggling.
Students who are interested in receiving therapy can make an appointment at the Student Mental Health Center by calling the therapy Services office at (470) 639-0231. The Student Mental Health Center is located on the lower floor of the Brazeal House building. If any members of the faculty or staff are in need of counseling help, they are encouraged to get in touch with either the Cigna Behavior Hotline at (866) 912-3339 or the Life Assistance Program at (800) 538-3543. In the not-too-distant future, further information on memorial services will be made public.
In spite of the difficulties we are now facing, it is imperative that we come together as a community to respect and celebrate the lives of Hugh and Christion. They leave behind a legacy that is distinguished by greatness, passion, and unflinching commitment, which serves as a never-ending source of motivation for all of us. During this extremely trying time, our thoughts and prayers are with Hugh’s family and friends, as well as with Christion’s family and friends.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Morehouse College, let us make it our mission to pass on the legacy of Hugh and Christion by guaranteeing that their illuminating lights will continue to shine brightly via the choices we make on how we will spend our lives.