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Bethune-Cookman University announces Dr. E. LaBrent Chrite as the Seventh President

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – Dr. E. LaBrent Chrite will become the seventh president of Bethune-Cookman University, following a national search. He will take office effective July 1, 2019. According to a press release from the University, Chrite will be stepping down as dean at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business in June. He… Continue reading Bethune-Cookman University announces Dr. E. LaBrent Chrite as the Seventh President

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HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. Leroy Staggers, Tenth President of Morris College

Every Monday, 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 daily, changing and educating lives while producing the forthcoming visionary leaders of tomorrow. This week’s Chancellor or President:  Dr. Leroy Staggers,… Continue reading HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. Leroy Staggers, Tenth President of Morris College

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Bakari Sellers to Deliver Commencement Address at Paine College and Lincoln University of Missouri

Bakari Sellers, CNN Political Commentator, and the youngest African American elected official in the country, will deliver the Commencement Address at Paine College on May 5th, and Lincoln University on May 11th. The event will begin for Paine College at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday Morning in the HEAL Complex located at 1255 Druid Park Avenue,… Continue reading Bakari Sellers to Deliver Commencement Address at Paine College and Lincoln University of Missouri

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Paine College student dies from apparent suicide

AUGUSTA, GA – Paine College announced Thursday the death of one of their students in the result of an apparent suicide. The student was discovered in a residential hall at about 8:45 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, April 17. For the sake of the family’s privacy, the student name will not be released at… Continue reading Paine College student dies from apparent suicide

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$5 Million Grant from NIST benefits Morgan State University Students and Faculty

BALTIMORE, MD – With a 580-acre headquarters campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and more than 3,000 employees in six locations across the U.S., the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) carries out a mission that helps make possible much of the world’s advancement in science and technology. Last fall, Morgan State University (MSU) began a… Continue reading $5 Million Grant from NIST benefits Morgan State University Students and Faculty

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Senator Cory Booker to serve as SC State University Commencement Speaker

ORANGEBURG, SC – SC State University will hold its Spring Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at the Oliver C. Dawson Stadium. New Jersey senator and 2020 presidential candidate, Cory Booker, will deliver the commencement speech to the 2019 graduating class. A native of Washington, D.C, Booker has dedicated his life to… Continue reading Senator Cory Booker to serve as SC State University Commencement Speaker

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Barber-Scotia College Announces Dr. Melvin Douglass as New President

CONCORD, NC – The Barber-Scotia College Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Dr. Melvin Douglass as the next President of the College. Dr. Douglass brings to the College more than 25 years of combined senior level administrative experience in academia, research, policy, advocacy, government service, and nonprofit sector. Dr. Douglas’ talents and experiences… Continue reading Barber-Scotia College Announces Dr. Melvin Douglass as New President

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Morris College to Inaugurate its 10th President, Dr. Leroy Staggers

SUMTER, SC – Morris College will celebrate the inauguration of its 10th President, Dr. Leroy Staggers and all are welcome to attend. The investiture ceremony will be held Friday, April 12 at 11 a.m. in the Neal-Jones Auditorium. Following the ceremony, a luncheon will be held at 1 p.m. in the Garrick-Boykin Human Development Center.… Continue reading Morris College to Inaugurate its 10th President, Dr. Leroy Staggers

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PVAMU’s Dr. James A. Wilson, Jr. Named ACE Fellow

PRAIRIE VIEW, TX – The American Council on Education (ACE) announced Dr. James A. Wilson, Jr., Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Director of Faculty Innovation and Enhancement (FIE) at Prairie View A&M University, as an ACE Fellow for its 2019-2020 program. Thirty-nine Fellows were selected to begin work this fall following nominations by senior… Continue reading PVAMU’s Dr. James A. Wilson, Jr. Named ACE Fellow

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CIEE and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions Announce the 2019 Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Forum on Education Abroad Annual Conference, the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) announced the third cohort for the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship program. The following outstanding freshmen and sophomores from Minority Serving Institutions, chosen for their academic achievement, communication skills, and… Continue reading CIEE and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions Announce the 2019 Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship