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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.

In Memoriam: Kavin Grant, 1981-2019

In Memoriam: Kavin Grant, 1981-2019

Kavin Grant, an associate professor of dance at Alabama State University, recently was killed in a car accident. Earlier in his career, he taught at West Chester University, Temple University, Penn State, the University of the Arts, the University of Akron, Rowan University, Muhlenberg College, and Jackson 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.

In Memoriam: Percy J. Vaughn, Jr., 1932-2018

In Memoriam: Percy J. Vaughn, Jr., 1932-2018

Percy J. Vaughn, Jr. was the founding dean of Alabama State University’s College of Business Administration. He joined the faculty at the university in 1975 and served as a professor of marketing until his retirement 35 years later in 2010.

Alabama State University's New Partnership With the U.S. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy

Alabama State University’s New Partnership With the U.S. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy

The partnership will provide the university with access to the United States Defense Acquisition University curriculum which they will use to offer a new course on acquisition and contracting to its undergraduate students by spring 2019 and a certificate program in acquisition, contracting, and logistics by fall 2020.

A Handwritten Letter by Rosa Parks Has Been Donated to Alabama State University

A Handwritten Letter by Rosa Parks Has Been Donated to Alabama State University

In January 1957, the home of Rev. Bob Graetz and his wife Jeannie, a White couple who were both very active in the civil rights movement in the city, was bombed. Rosa Parks, who lived across the street wrote a letter describing that incident. The letter has now been donated to Alabama State University.

Alabama State University Joins Forces With Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery

Alabama State University Joins Forces With Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery

Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, calls itself “the intellectual and leadership center of the Air Force.” Air University is located on the base. It has entered into an agreement to collaborate on projects with historically Black Alabama State University.

Alabama Makes Amends to Students It Expelled From Alabama State 58 Years Ago

Alabama Makes Amends to Students It Expelled From Alabama State 58 Years Ago

On February 25, 1960, a group of Black students at Alabama State University participated in a sit-in at a racially segregated lunch counter at the Montgomery County Courthouse. Nine were expelled. Now the state has expunged the records of those disciplined in 1960.

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.

A New Degree Program in Theatre and Drama at Norfolk State University

A New Degree Program in Theatre and Drama at Norfolk State University

Historically Black Norfolk State University in Virginia will offer a new bachelor’s degree program in theatre and drama. Up to now, the university has offered a bachelor’s degree in English with concentrations in theatre performance and theatre technology.

Using a Federal Program, Alabama State University Consolidates $137 Million in Debt

Using a Federal Program, Alabama State University Consolidates $137 Million in Debt

The Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Program operated by the U.S. Department of Education allows HBCUs to consolidate their debt into a single package at a lower rate of interest.

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.

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.

College of Business Administration at Alabama State University Named for Former Dean

College of Business Administration at Alabama State University Named for Former Dean

Alabama State University has named its College of Business Administration to honor Percy J. Vaughn Jr. Dr. Vaughn was recruited to establish the College of Business Administration in 1975. He served as dean for 35 years until his retirement in 2010.

Quinton T. Ross Chosen as President of Alabama State University in Montgomery

Quinton T. Ross Chosen as President of Alabama State University in Montgomery

Dr. Ross is an Alabama State Senator. He also has served as director of adult education at Trenholm State Technical College in Montgomery. Dr. Ross was a finalist for president of Alabama State in 2013.

The Four Finalists for the Presidency of Alabama State University

The Four Finalists for the Presidency of Alabama State University

This past Thursday the four finalists for the presidency of Alabama State University were on campus to meet with members of the campus community. No timetable has been announced for when the new president will be selected.

Alabama State University Professor Wins the 2017 Balcones Poetry Prize

Alabama State University Professor Wins the 2017 Balcones Poetry Prize

Jacqueline Allen Trimble, chair of the department of languages and literatures at Alabama State University in Montgomery, was named as the recipient of the 2017 Balcones Poetry Prize from the Balcones Center for Creative Writing at Austin Community College.

Alabama State University Awards Its First Master of Social Work Degrees

Alabama State University Awards Its First Master of Social Work Degrees

Seven students, all of whom previously had earned bachelor’s degrees in social work at Alabama State University, were recently awarded the university’s first master of social work degrees.

Alabama State University Becomes Home to International Journal

Alabama State University Becomes Home to International Journal

Alabama State University has announced that the International Journal of Africana Studies will now be housed at the university. The journal is a publication of the National Council for Black Studies.

Alabama State University Scholar Wins Best Book of the Year Award

Alabama State University Scholar Wins Best Book of the Year Award

Jacqueline Allen Trimble, chair of the department of languages and literatures at Alabama State University in Montgomery was named as the recipient of the Seven Sister Book Award for the best book of the year.

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.

A Change in Leadership at Alabama State University in Montgomery

A Change in Leadership at Alabama State University in Montgomery

By a vote of 8-6, the board of trustees of Alabama State University voted to suspend Gwendolyn Boyd from her position as president of the university. President Boyd was charged with “failure to maintain the confidence of the board.” Provost Leon Wilson was named interim president.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

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