HBCUs

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.

Bethune-Cookman University Expands Its Recruitment Activites in The Bahamas

Bethune-Cookman University Expands Its Recruitment Activites in The Bahamas

A goal of the Bahamas Initiative is the establishment of articulation agreements with schools and other agencies in The Bahamas that will lead to increased enrollments of Bahamian students at Bethune-Cookman, especially in the STEM fields with a research focus.

Southern University Reports a Turnaround in Enrollments

Southern University Reports a Turnaround in Enrollments

Southern University, the historically Black educational institution in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, reports that for the first time in seven years, there has been significant increases in enrollments. The university reports that the number of new first-time students is up 13 percent from a year ago.

Morgan State University Partners With Two Community Colleges

Morgan State University Partners With Two Community Colleges

Morgan State has entered into a partnership that will allow students who graduate with associate’s degrees from Prince George’s Community College and Howard Community College, to study for bachelor’s degrees in engineering or psychology at the Laurel College Center.

Act II for the Darrell Walker Art and Basketball Fundraiser at Clark Atlanta University

Act II for the Darrell Walker Art and Basketball Fundraiser at Clark Atlanta University

Coach Darrell Walker uses his contacts in the sports, entertainment, and arts fields to secure donations of artwork and memorabilia that are auctioned off to raise money to pay for summer school tuition and other academic services for the players on this team.

Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, Debuts New Scholarship Program

Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, Debuts New Scholarship Program

The scholarships will provide funds for tuition, fees and room and board for first-year students. The scholarships are renewable for three additional years provided the students maintain a 3.75 grade point average.

Record First-Year Enrollments at Tennessee State University in Nashville

Record First-Year Enrollments at Tennessee State University in Nashville

There are more than 1,500 students in this fall’s entering class. This is the largest first-year class in the university’s history and 17 percent more entering students than was the case a year ago. Increased enrollments have prompted a plan to build a new $75 million residential complex on campus.

Winston-Salem State University Offers a New Online Nursing Degree Program

Winston-Salem State University Offers a New Online Nursing Degree Program

According to the North Carolina Board of Nursing, only about 35 percent of North Carolina’s 106,000 licensed nurses have obtained a bachelor’s degree. Winston-Salem State University has announced a new competency-based online degree program to address this concern.

Delaware State University Partners With Beihua University in China

Delaware State University Partners With Beihua University in China

Under the agreement students at Beihua University will complete three years of study in China. They will then come to Delaware State for one semester of intensive study of English. Upon completion, they will be eligible for admission to the master’s degree program in physics at Delaware State.

U.S. News Names Its Choices for the Best Black Colleges and Universities

U.S. News Names Its Choices for the Best Black Colleges and Universities

As was the case last year, Spelman College in Atlanta was ranked as the nation’s best HBCU. Howard University in Washington, D.C. was ranked second. Both HBCUs made impressive gains in the overall rankings of national universities and colleges.

HBCUs Report Impressive Enrollment Gains

HBCUs Report Impressive Enrollment Gains

Alcorn State University in Mississippi reports that the first-year class is the largest in university history. There are 740 entering students this year, an increase of 38 percent from a year ago. Several other HBCUs have also reported impressive gains.

Bowie State Teams Up With the University of Maryland to Train Predoctoral Fellows in Education

Bowie State Teams Up With the University of Maryland to Train Predoctoral Fellows in Education

The Research Institute for Scholars in Education (RISE) training program will provide students with research mentoring on language and literacy topics from University of Maryland faculty and academic mentoring from Bowie State University faculty.

Delaware State University Improves Its Nursing Education Program

Delaware State University Improves Its Nursing Education Program

From 2007-2014, an average of 62 percent of the graduates of the Delaware State University program passed the licensing examination. This year 90 percent of the students in the graduating class passed the examination on their first attempt.

Southern University Is the First HBCU to Partner With America Makes

Southern University Is the First HBCU to Partner With America Makes

America Makes is a multi-agency collaboration among industry, universities, and government partners, led by the Departments of Commerce, Energy, Defense, Education, NASA, and the National Science Foundation that conducts research into additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology.