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Five HBCUs Lead as Engines of Upward Mobility

A study performed by the American Council on Education Center for Policy Research and Strategy, Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) play an integral role in the education of students of color, those from low-income backgrounds, and students who are first in their family to attend college. The data in the report verify that working assumption with… Continue reading Five HBCUs Lead as Engines of Upward Mobility

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Dr. Mickey L. Burnim Appointed Interim President of University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)

PRINCESS ANNE, MD – University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor Robert Caret named Mickey L. Burnim interim president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). Dr. Burnim will begin transitioning into the position on June 18, 2018, and will begin his service as interim president on July 1, 2018, according to a press release… Continue reading Dr. Mickey L. Burnim Appointed Interim President of University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)

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Grambling State University Sees Increase in Summer Enrollment

GRAMBLING, LA – Grambling State University (GSU) has announced that the campus continues to see enrollment growth, with a 10 percent year-over-year jump in enrollment as of its Summer l 2018 certification date. In a press release by the university, the University’s certified enrollment report showed 1,527 students enrolled, up from 1, 391 students at… Continue reading Grambling State University Sees Increase in Summer Enrollment

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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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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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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