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In Memoriam: Harold Alonza Franklin, 1932-2021

In Memoriam: Harold Alonza Franklin, 1932-2021

On January 4, 1964, Harold Franklin enrolled at Auburn University as a graduate student in history. He was the first Black student to enroll at Auburn. After completing his studies, he was not allowed to defend his master’s degree thesis and was not awarded his degree. This injustice was not corrected until 2020.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Three African American Men in New Athletic Administration Posts at Southern State Universities

Three African American Men in New Athletic Administration Posts at Southern State Universities

Jason Cable has been hired as the director of intercollegiate athletics at Alabama State University. Trayvean Scott is the new vice president for intercollegiate athletics at Grambling State University in Louisiana and Alvin Franklin was named assistant athletic director for development at Mississippi State University.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans in Higher Education

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Nine HBCUs Are Partners in a New Collaborative to Promote Small Businesses in the South

Nine HBCUs Are Partners in a New Collaborative to Promote Small Businesses in the South

Given their embeddedness in their communities, HBCUs are uniquely positioned to promote economic mobility. HBCUs that are members of the new Deep South Economic Mobility Collaborative will provide technical assistance, business support, and procurement opportunities to local small businesses.

Alabama State University Teams Up With the Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Alabama State University Teams Up With the Alabama Shakespeare Festival

The agreement will create opportunities for the university’s students for internships, professional training, observations, mentorships, class credits, and other avenues of education and professional advancement under the guidance of university faculty and the staff at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

Alabama State University Partners With Southern Union State Community College

Alabama State University Partners With Southern Union State Community College

The concurrent enrollment partnership will provide Southern Union students – who plan to transfer to Alabama State to complete a bachelor’s degree – the opportunity to take courses in biomedical engineering, rehabilitation services, and forensic biology at Alabama State.

In Memoriam: Roosevelt D. Steptoe, 1934-2020

In Memoriam: Roosevelt D. Steptoe, 1934-2020

Dr. Steptoe led the flagship campus of the Southern University System from 1975 to 1982. Later, he served as vice president for academic affairs at Alabama State University in Montgomery.

HBCU Finally Removes the Names of a Ku Klux Klan Leader From a Residence Hall on Campus

HBCU Finally Removes the Names of a Ku Klux Klan Leader From a Residence Hall on Campus

Since 1929, Bibb Graves Hall on the campus of historically Black Alabama State University has honored a former governor and the Grand Cyclops of the Montgomery Klavern of the Ku Klux Klan.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Three African Americans in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three African Americans in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Francis A. Pearman, an assistant professor of education at Stanford University, Janice R. Franklin, dean of library and learning resources at Alabama State University, and David Stovall, professor of Black studies and criminology, law, and justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Alabama State University Seeks to Change Names of Campus Buildings That Honor Racists

Alabama State University Seeks to Change Names of Campus Buildings That Honor Racists

Confederate monuments are being taken down and colleges and universities are considering plans to remove the names of Confederate generals and supporters of slavery from campus buildings and facilities. This process also is taking place on the campuses of several HBCUs.

Michelle Samuel-Foo Is the First African American to Win a Major Entomological Award

Michelle Samuel-Foo Is the First African American to Win a Major Entomological Award

Michelle Samuel-Foo, an assistant professor at Alabama State University, has been selected to receive the Founders Memorial Recognition, one of the highest nationwide honors given by the Entomological Society of America.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Alabama State University to Offer New Scholarships for Out-of-State Students

Alabama State University to Offer New Scholarships for Out-of-State Students

The President’s Promise Scholarships will award up to $8,300 per year to out-of-state students assist with tuition costs for the fall and spring semesters. In effect, the scholarships will allow out-of-state students to enroll at in-state tuition rates.

Alabama State University Partners With Gadsden State Community College  in Alabama

Alabama State University Partners With Gadsden State Community College in Alabama

Historically Black Alabama State University in Montgomery has signed an agreement with Gadsden State Community College in Alabama that will provide a pathway for qualified Gadsden State students to study and earn undergraduate degrees from Alabama State.

Michelle Samuel-Foo Elected President of the Southeastern Entomological Society of America

Michelle Samuel-Foo Elected President of the Southeastern Entomological Society of America

Dr. Samuel-Foo joined the faculty at Alabama State University in 2018. Earlier, she taught for 10 years at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida. There, she conducted research on specialty crop pest management.

A Trio of African American Men Receive Notable Honors and Awards

A Trio of African American Men Receive Notable Honors and Awards

The honorees are J. Marshall Shepherd, the director of the atmospheric sciences program at the University of Georgia, H. Carl McCall, former chairman of the State University of New York Board of Trustees, and Linwood Whitten, director of diversity and international affairs at Alabama State University.

Alabama State University Enters Into a Partnership With Miami Dade College

Alabama State University Enters Into a Partnership With Miami Dade College

The agreement allows any Miami Dade College student who receives an associate’s degree in majors that align with Alabama State’s curriculum to be accepted into the historically Black university’s degree programs.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

In Memoriam: Clifford Cornell Baker, 1929-2019

In Memoriam: Clifford Cornell Baker, 1929-2019

In 1976, Dr. Baker was named assistant state superintendent of education in Alabama. This was the highest position ever held at that time by an African-American in the state’s Department of Education. He came out of retirement in 1991 to become the ninth president of Alabama State University.

Alabama State University Enters Into a Partnership With the U.S. Army

Alabama State University Enters Into a Partnership With the U.S. Army

The agreement calls for the transfer of or development of technological resources and applications, such as sharing scientific, engineering and technological assets and professional expertise, and provides workforce development opportunities for students who want a career path to the Department of Defense.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Alabama State and Tuskegee University Announce Joint Charity Event for the Salvation Army

Alabama State and Tuskegee University Announce Joint Charity Event for the Salvation Army

The charity event will serve as a kickoff event for the third annual Labor Day Classic football game between the two universities.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Three Alabama HBCUs Participating in Industrial Hemp Research Project

Three Alabama HBCUs Participating in Industrial Hemp Research Project

Historically Black Tuskegee University, Alabama State University, and Alabama A&M University will participate in a research project o grow and study industrial hemp, a non-intoxicating cannabinoid.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

In Memoriam: Byrdie Annette Larkin, 1952-2019

In Memoriam: Byrdie Annette Larkin, 1952-2019

Dr. Larkin joined the faculty at Alabama State University in 1977. At the time, she was the only women faculty member in the department of political science. She taught at the university for 39 years until her retirement in 2016.

Four African Americans Who Have Announced Their Retirements From University Posts

Four African Americans Who Have Announced Their Retirements From University Posts

The four African Americans who have retired or have announced their retirements are Tommie Stewart at Alabama State University, Adolph Reed Jr. at the University of Pennsylvania, Walter Fluker at the School of Theology at Boston University, and Alfreda Horton at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Alabama State University Creates Pipeline Program With Wallace State Community College

Alabama State University Creates Pipeline Program With Wallace State Community College

The community college is named for former Alabama Governor George C. Wallace who vowed in his inaugural address in 1963 “Segregation now! Segregation tomorrow! Segregation forever!”

Five African American Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five African American Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Paul C. Clement of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Tressie McMillan Cottom of Virginia Commonwealth University, Mary Atwater of the University of Georgia, Ronke Olabisi of Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Connie Dacus of Alabama State University.

Alabama State University to Expand Preschool Opportunities for the State's Children

Alabama State University to Expand Preschool Opportunities for the State’s Children

The agreement provides for some students in the local Head Start program to attend the university’s Zelia Stephens Early Childhood Center. As part of this new partnership, early childhood education students at Alabama State will have the opportunity to work with Head Start families.