HBCUs

Mississippi Valley State University to Debut a New Master's Degree Program in Criminal Justice

Mississippi Valley State University to Debut a New Master’s Degree Program in Criminal Justice

Historically Black Mississippi Valley State University has announced that it will be offering a new master’s degree program in criminal justice. The new program will be offered online. It will be the second online graduate program offered by the university.

Board of Regents Approves University College at Kentucky State

Board of Regents Approves University College at Kentucky State

The new unit’s mission will be to provide a series of programs, services, and curriculum to promote and support the academic success of first-year students at Kentucky State.

Bowie State University Partners With Two Community Colleges for Business Education

Bowie State University Partners With Two Community Colleges for Business Education

With this new partnership, students pursuing associate’s degrees at the two community colleges will be able to take business courses in such fields as banking and finance, information systems, and entrepreneurship leading to a bachelor’s degree.

Accrediting Agency Hands Down Decisions on Four HBCUs

Accrediting Agency Hands Down Decisions on Four HBCUs

The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools removed one HBCU from warning status, continued probation status for two HBCUs, and placed another HBCU on probation.

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Offers New Degree Program at Satellite Campus

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Offers New Degree Program at Satellite Campus

The University of Arkansas Pine Bluff has revived its bachelor’s degree program in regulatory sciences. The degree program will be offered at the university’s satellite campus in North Little Rock. The first students will begin classes in the Spring 2018 semester.

Texas Southern University to Use New Technology to Identify At-Risk Students

Texas Southern University to Use New Technology to Identify At-Risk Students

The technology will be used to create customized models using real-time student data to identify at-risk students. Academic advisors can then use the software to be proactive in assisting students who need special attention.

Two HBCUs Will Participate in the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative

Two HBCUs Will Participate in the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative

The art museums at Clark Atlanta University and Fisk University in Nashville, will receive grants from the Ford Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation for programs to foster greater diversify in museum leadership positions.

Fayetteville State University Makes Appointment to an Endowed Chair

Fayetteville State University Makes Appointment to an Endowed Chair

Fayetteville State University, the historically Black educational institution in North Carolina, has announced that Ron Carter has been named the Felton J. Capel Professor of Performing and Fine Arts at the university.

A New Faculty Development Initiative Debuts at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

A New Faculty Development Initiative Debuts at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

The goal of the faculty development initiative is to encourage faculty members to make changes to their teaching styles with a strong sense of the knowledge of how both themselves and the learners will benefit from enhanced learning opportunities.

A Shake-Up in Student Affairs at Elizabeth City State University

A Shake-Up in Student Affairs at Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina announced that it has dismissed Nolan Davis as senior associate vice chancellor for student affairs. Valerie L. Holmes, associate vice chancellor of student affairs, will lead the division until an interim director is named.

Howard University to Form an Integrated Health Network for Underserved Women

Howard University to Form an Integrated Health Network for Underserved Women

Howard University has entered into a partnership with Unity Health Care Inc. The collaboration will expand the number of obstetricians, labor and delivery hospital rooms, and neonatal beds available for women and their babies in underserved areas of Washington, D.C.

Albany State University Aims to Improve Student Experience and Success Rate

Albany State University Aims to Improve Student Experience and Success Rate

Marion Fredrick, interim executive vice president at Albany State University in Georgia, has announced that the university has formed the Student Engagement Experience task force. The task force will recommend how to improve the student experience and increase retention and graduation rates.

Central State University in Ohio to Build New Agricultural Education Facilities

Central State University in Ohio to Build New Agricultural Education Facilities

The university has announced plans to build a botanical and community garden, where members of the university community can grow their own fruits and vegetables. It will also build the Demonstration and Agricultural Experiment Station, which will include an aquaponics facility.

In Memoriam: Darnell Johnson, 1951-2017

In Memoriam: Darnell Johnson, 1951-2017

Dr. Johnson taught in the public school system in Portsmouth, Virginia, for 30 years. He then served as assistant dean of education at Hampton University in Virginia, and later as an endowed professor and chair of the mathematics department at Elizabeth City State University.

Alcorn State University in Mississippi to Add Two New Degree Programs Next Fall

Alcorn State University in Mississippi to Add Two New Degree Programs Next Fall

The university will offer a master’s degree program in history and a new bachelor’s degree program in athletic training. The university anticipates that over the next six years 100 students will enroll in the history master’s program and 135 students in the athletic training program.

Meharry Medical College to Bring All Its Students Back to a Nashville Hospital

Meharry Medical College to Bring All Its Students Back to a Nashville Hospital

Under the agreement, medical students at Meharry will receive their clinical training at TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville, operated by HCA Healthcare. The corporation operates 177 hospitals in 20 states and the United Kingdom and treats 27 million patients annually.

Delaware State University Partners With Brookdale Community College in New Jersey

Delaware State University Partners With Brookdale Community College in New Jersey

Under the agreement, students who earn a social science associate’s degree at Brookdale and who meet minimum grade requirements will be offered guaranteed transfer admission into bachelor’s degree programs at Delaware State.

Spelman and Morehouse Students Reach Agreement to Call Off Hunger Strike

Spelman and Morehouse Students Reach Agreement to Call Off Hunger Strike

Students began a hunger strike on November 2 to raise awareness about food insecurity on their campuses. The strike was called off after administrators agreed to allow meals on prepaid food plans at the schools that were not used to be donated to hungry students.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Enters Into Two Articulation Agreements

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Enters Into Two Articulation Agreements

One of these new partnerships is designed to increase the number of students who transfer to the university while the other will provide opportunities for university students to gain access to a graduate program.

Two HBCUs Post Record Numbers for Final Enrollment Figures

Two HBCUs Post Record Numbers for Final Enrollment Figures

At Alcorn State University in Mississippi, enrollments of first-year students are up 39 percent, reaching an all-time record. For the sixth time in the past eight years, Delaware State University has broken enrollment records. There are 4,648 students on campus this fall.

Winston-Salem State University Partners With a Medical School in China

Winston-Salem State University Partners With a Medical School in China

One part of the agreement calls for Hubei University to develop a free one or two-week training program in Chinese acupuncture or traditional Chinese medicine for WSSU undergraduates and graduate students.

The Eight HBCUs Participating in the 16th Annual Honda Battle of the Bands

The Eight HBCUs Participating in the 16th Annual Honda Battle of the Bands

The eight bands selected will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Atlanta. In addition, each school will receive a $20,000 grant to support their music education programs.

Website Ranks HBCU Undergraduate and Graduate Programs for "Best Value"

Website Ranks HBCU Undergraduate and Graduate Programs for “Best Value”

At the top of the list of best value for undergraduate programs was North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. For graduate programs, Florida A&M University was at the top of the list for providing the best value.

Howard University Signs Partnership Agreement With East Carolina University

Howard University Signs Partnership Agreement With East Carolina University

The two universities will participate in student and faculty exchanges, develop pipelines between undergraduate and graduate programs at the two universities, and collaborate on research, scholarship, public service, and creative projects.

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund Teams Up With GoFundMe.com

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund Teams Up With GoFundMe.com

The TMCF fundraising hub will make it easier for GoFundMe donors to find students attending HBCUs, as well as giving students and their families the tips and tools they need to launch a successful fundraising campaign.

Tuskegee University Signs Agreement With University of Redlands in California

Tuskegee University Signs Agreement With University of Redlands in California

Under the agreement, students and faculty at Tuskegee University and the University of Redlands in California will have the opportunity to spend up to one year on the campus of the partnering institution.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Partners With Technical Universities in Ghana

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Partners With Technical Universities in Ghana

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has entered into an agreement with 10 technical universities in the African nation of Ghana. The agreement calls for cooperation on scientific research and for student and faculty exchange programs.

Masonic Lodges Establish a Scholarship Fund at the University of the District of Columbia

Masonic Lodges Establish a Scholarship Fund at the University of the District of Columbia

The new endowed scholarship program at the University of the District of Columbia is specifically targeted to support students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and African American students from the District of Columbia.

Wiley College to Form the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Speech and Debate League

Wiley College to Form the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Speech and Debate League

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Speech and Debate League will hold tournaments and conduct a HBCU National Championship tournament. The first national championship will be held at Wiley College this coming January.

The Arkansas Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence Debuts at Philander Smith College

The Arkansas Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence Debuts at Philander Smith College

The new ACITE center launched with a two-day conference entitled “Promoting Culturally Relevant Pedagogy to Better Serve Culturally Diverse Students.” More than 100 participants attended the inaugural conference.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Named a National Historic Site by United Methodist Church

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Named a National Historic Site by United Methodist Church

The historically Black educational institution in Princess Anne, Maryland is the 536th historical site identified by the United Methodist Church.

Bethune-Cookman Debuts New Master's Degree Program in Athletic Training

Bethune-Cookman Debuts New Master’s Degree Program in Athletic Training

Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, has begun a new master of athletic training degree program. The first cohort of students in the program have been immersed in a clinical rotation with the university’s football program.

A New Center for Women's Business Opens at North Carolina HBCU

A New Center for Women’s Business Opens at North Carolina HBCU

Elizabeth City State University, the historically Black educational institution in North Carolina, recently opened the Eastern Women’s Business Center on campus. The goal of the center is to help women entrepreneurs open and operate new business enterprises in the area.

Albany State University's Effort to Boost Black Male College Enrollments

Albany State University’s Effort to Boost Black Male College Enrollments

Four years ago, 34 young men joined the program aimed at increasing the college enrollment rate of young Black males in the Dougherty County School System. This fall 23 of them enrolled in college and six joined the military.

Clark Atlanta University Wins Court Ruling to Regain 13 Acres of Valuable Land

Clark Atlanta University Wins Court Ruling to Regain 13 Acres of Valuable Land

In 1940, what is now Clark Atlanta University deeded 13 acres of land to Morris Brown College. The agreement stated that ownership of the land would revert back to the university if the property no longer was used for educational purposes. That 1940 agreement has been upheld. The land is adjacent to the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Delaware State University Joins Partnership to Help the City of Wilmington

Delaware State University Joins Partnership to Help the City of Wilmington

Delaware State University, the historically Black educational institution in Dover, has entered into an agreement with the University of Delaware and the city of Wilmington that will benefit the people of the city and lead to learning opportunities for students.