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Simmons Bank Gifts $2.5 Million Towards UAPB Athletics Upgrades, Largest Contribution in University History

PINE BLUFF, AR – On Tuesday, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) announced a $2.5 million gift from Simmons Bank for upgrades to the football and baseball athletics facilities. According to a press release from the university, the gift is the largest in UAPB history and will fund a new football stadium scoreboard… Continue reading Simmons Bank Gifts $2.5 Million Towards UAPB Athletics Upgrades, Largest Contribution in University History

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HBCU Digest Announces 2018 HBCU Awards Finalist

The HBCU Digest has announced its 2018 HBCU Executive Media Summit and HBCU Awards Gala ceremony to be held on June 22 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel beginning at 6:00 p.m. According to the HBCU Digest, North Carolina’s historically secured 25 spots in this year’s 2018 HBCU Awards finalist ballot, the most ever for… Continue reading HBCU Digest Announces 2018 HBCU Awards Finalist

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FAMU Alum Dr. Larry Johnson Appointed President of Phoenix College in Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ – The Maricopa County Community College District in Arizona has selected Larry Johnson to be the next president of Phoenix College. The college enrolls more than 11,500 students according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. African American make up 9 percent of the student body. According to a… Continue reading FAMU Alum Dr. Larry Johnson Appointed President of Phoenix College in Arizona

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HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. Andrea L. Miller, President of LeMoyne-Owen College

Every Friday, the HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) will spotlight a Chancellor or President who currently serves a Historically Black College or University. This initiative recognizes and introduces those individuals who serve our nation HBCUs on a daily basis, changing and educating lives while producing the upcoming visionary leaders of tomorrow. This week’s Chancellor or President:… Continue reading HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. Andrea L. Miller, President of LeMoyne-Owen College

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82 year-old U.S. Army Veteran Achieves Lifetime Goal of Earning Bachelor’s Degree from South Carolina State University

ORANGEBURG, SC – After serving 22 years in the U.S. Army and overcoming various obstacles, James Robinson, earned his Bachelor’s of Science in family and consumer sciences from South Carolina State University on May 11 at 82-years-old, according to the university. Born and raised in Coward, South Carolina, Robinson love for education sparked when he… Continue reading 82 year-old U.S. Army Veteran Achieves Lifetime Goal of Earning Bachelor’s Degree from South Carolina State University

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HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Rev. Dr. Lester A. McCorn, Acting President of Clinton College

Every Friday, the HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) will spotlight a Chancellor or President who currently serves a Historically Black College or University. This initiative recognizes and introduces those individuals who serve our nation HBCUs on a daily basis, changing and educating lives while producing the upcoming visionary leaders of tomorrow. This week’s Chancellor or President:… Continue reading HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Rev. Dr. Lester A. McCorn, Acting President of Clinton College

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Dr. Lily D. McNair Named First Female and Eighth President of Tuskegee University

TUSKEGEE, AL – Tuskegee University has announced Dr. Lily D. McNair will become the university’s eighth president after being unanimously selected by its Board of Trustees. She will serve as the first female president in its 136-year history. McNair currently is provost and Senior Vice President for academic affairs at Wagner College in New York… Continue reading Dr. Lily D. McNair Named First Female and Eighth President of Tuskegee University

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Mother and daughter set to graduate together from the University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff

PINE BLUFF, AR – In May 2018, Patricia Shavers, 50, and her daughter, Sharra Shavers, 22, will accomplish a goal that most parents and children aren’t able to experience at the same time. During the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s 158th commencement on May 12, they will both receive bachelor degrees. According to both… Continue reading Mother and daughter set to graduate together from the University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff

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HCF Announces Its 2018 HBCU Royalty Dictionary Magazine and Competition

CHICAGO, IL – HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) announces its 2018 HBCU Royalty Dictionary Magazine and Competition. The competition highlights newly elected campus leaders that serve in the title of king, queen or SGA president at an accredited HBCU or PBI. For four years, the HBCU Royalty Dictionary is an initiative that spotlights newly elected campus… Continue reading HCF Announces Its 2018 HBCU Royalty Dictionary Magazine and Competition

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Paine College Offers Free Summer Chemistry Class for Middle and High School Students

AUGUSTA, GA – Dr. Sardar Yousufzai, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Paine College and the Minority Affairs Chairperson of the Savannah River Section of the American Chemical Society, will offer a six-week chemistry course for middle and high school students from June 4, 2018, to July 12, 2018. This year marks the 12th year that… Continue reading Paine College Offers Free Summer Chemistry Class for Middle and High School Students