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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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$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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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award Winning Author & Historian, to deliver Commencement Address at Edward Waters College

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, award-winning historian, New York Times Best-Selling Author, and 2016 National Book Award winner will deliver the Edward Waters College’s spring commencement address on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Bethel Baptist Church. According to a press release by the University, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is a University Professor of… Continue reading Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award Winning Author & Historian, to deliver Commencement Address at Edward Waters College

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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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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

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Dr. Jaffus Hardrick Named 14th President of Florida Memorial University

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – FMU’s Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Jaffus Hardrick as its 14th president, effective immediately. The Board originally tapped Hardrick to serve as interim president in July 2018. During the institution’s annual Founders’ Day observance, Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert, III boldly declared, “Something is happening at Florida Memorial University. There… Continue reading Dr. Jaffus Hardrick Named 14th President of Florida Memorial University

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Dr. Carmen J. Walters Named 14th President of Tougaloo College

JACKSON, MS – The Board of Trustees of Tougaloo College is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Carmen J. Walters as the 14th President of the historic institution. As the college celebrates its Sesquicentennial Anniversary and embraces what lies ahead in the new era of higher education, Dr. Walters brings a depth of executive-level… Continue reading Dr. Carmen J. Walters Named 14th President of Tougaloo College

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Lincoln University Receives Federal Award for New Agriculture Building

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Lincoln University has been awarded federal funding for construction of a new agriculture building. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant totaling $1,185,117 will be used to build a multipurpose agriculture facility on the University’s main campus. The $1.1 million goes does not require matching funding. According to a press… Continue reading Lincoln University Receives Federal Award for New Agriculture Building