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Castell Vaughn Bryant Named Acting President of Florida Memorial University

Castell Vaughn Bryant Named Acting President of Florida Memorial University

The board of trustees of Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens has appointed Castell Vaughn Bryant as acting president. The appointment was made when interim president Michelle Howard-Vital took an emergency medical leave.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Virginia Union University Names Its Next President

Virginia Union University Names Its Next President

Since 2012, Dr. Hakim J. Lucas has served as vice president for institutional advancement at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. Earlier in his career, Dr. Lucas held fundraising posts at SUNY-Westbury and Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.

Stephanie Pasley Henry to Lead the College of Education at Bethune-Cookman University

Stephanie Pasley Henry to Lead the College of Education at Bethune-Cookman University

Stephanie Pasley Henry was named acting dean of the College of Education at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. She has been serving as an educational consultant and formerly served on the faculty at Barry University in Miami.

Edison O. Jackson Stepping Down as President of Bethune-Cookman University

Edison O. Jackson Stepping Down as President of Bethune-Cookman University

Dr. Jackson became the sixth president of Bethune-Cookman University in 2013. He is retiring on August 31, a year before his contract was due to expire.

Website Ranks the HBCUs With the Best Online Program Offerings

Website Ranks the HBCUs With the Best Online Program Offerings

Online College Plan’s new listing the “Top 20 Best Historically Black Colleges with Online Programs” ranks HBCUs by the quality of the online education provided as well as by the number of online programs offered, and the ease in which students can take these courses.

Honors for Three African Americans at Major Universities

Honors for Three African Americans at Major Universities

James M. Rosser, former president of California State University, Los Angeles had a building named in his honor. Arletha McSwain of Bethune Cookman-University won an award for her efforts in distance learning and a portrait of Carrie Parker Taylor, the first Black woman to enroll at Indiana University, was unveiled.

Historians at Bethune-Cookman University Launch Online Encyclopedia on Blacks in Florida

Historians at Bethune-Cookman University Launch Online Encyclopedia on Blacks in Florida

The project will offer students at the university the opportunity to perform real world work as historians and gain valuable experience in digital media. Students will be able to submit articles to the encyclopedia for peer-review by an editorial board.

The New Dean of the College of Education at the University of South Florida - St. Petersburg

The New Dean of the College of Education at the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg

Allyson Leggett Watson is assistant dean for the College of Education at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She also holds an endowed chair in urban education, outreach and research. She will begin her new job as dean at the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg on July 1.

Two African American Women in Dean Posts Honored With Major Awards

Two African American Women in Dean Posts Honored With Major Awards

The honorees are Em Claire Knowles, assistant dean for student and alumni affairs at Simmons College in Boston and Bridgette Rahim-Williams, associate dean for research at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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.

Bethune-Cookman University Offers Two New Degree Programs in Rehabilitation Science

Bethune-Cookman University Offers Two New Degree Programs in Rehabilitation Science

The new programs at Bethune-Cookman Univerity in Daytona Beach, Florida, are a bachelor of science degree in health and exercise science and a master’s degree in athletic training.

Florida A&M University to Lead the New Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems

Florida A&M University to Lead the New Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems

The new center is supported by a five-year, $15.4 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Larry Robinson, Distinguished Professor and interim president, will serve as the director of the Center for Coastal and Maine Ecosystems.

More Good News on Enrollments at Historically Black Universities

More Good News on Enrollments at Historically Black Universities

Hampton University, Mississippi Valley State University, Dillard University, Alcorn State University, Kentucky State University, Bethune-Cookman University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Xavier University have all reported impressive gains in enrollments.

Bethune-Cookman University Teams Up With Arizona Summit Law School

Bethune-Cookman University Teams Up With Arizona Summit Law School

Under the agreement, more than $12 million in scholarships will be offered to students from Bethune-Cookman University and other HBCUs. About 100 scholarships will be available annually for HBCU students.

HBCUs Sign Transfer Agreement With California Community Colleges

HBCUs Sign Transfer Agreement With California Community Colleges

Under the agreement, students who complete an associate’s degree with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher can automatically gain admission to 21 historically Black colleges and universities as junior transfer students.

Bethune-Cookman University Approves Construction of a New Student Center

Bethune-Cookman University Approves Construction of a New Student Center

The four-story, 110,000-square-foot building will consist of a two-story podium containing student services, food services, state-of-the-art wellness facilities, and common areas. The top two stories will be student residential space.

Student-Run Record Label Established at Bethune-Cookman University

Student-Run Record Label Established at Bethune-Cookman University

HBCU Records recently signed two university students to be the first artists associated with the new label. Both have recorded songs and have produced music videos for the new record company.

Virginia State University Names Its New President

Virginia State University Names Its New President

Makola M. Abdullah has been serving as provost and chief academic officer at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. At the time he earned his doctorate, he was the youngest African American to have ever received a Ph.D. in engineering.

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.

An Extended Contract for the President of Bethune-Cookman University

An Extended Contract for the President of Bethune-Cookman University

Edison O. Jackson, president of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, since 2013, has had his contract extended through June 2018. In a statement to the university community, the board chair praised Dr. Jackson’s accomplishments during his tenure as president.

A Trio of Black Scholars Receive Notable Honors

A Trio of Black Scholars Receive Notable Honors

The honorees are Anne Taylor Green, provost emerita at Bethune-Cookman University, Marie Chisholm-Burns of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Mark Anthony Neal of Duke University.

Bethune-Cookman University Adds Seven Degree Programs

Bethune-Cookman University Adds Seven Degree Programs

Among the seven new degree programs are four online bachelor’s degree offerings and two new online master’s degree programs. The university also will add an on-campus master of public health degree program.

College Choice Website Ranks the Nation's HBCUs

College Choice Website Ranks the Nation’s HBCUs

Tuskegee, Hampton, and Bethune-Cookman hold the top three spots in the rankings. Spelman College, which is ranked first among all HBCUs in the rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, is in 17th place in the College Choice rankings.

Bethune-Cookman University Launches New Program to Help Area Small Businesses

Bethune-Cookman University Launches New Program to Help Area Small Businesses

The Venture Incubation Program at the university’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development will provide free services such as marketing, financing, strategic planning, and business development to area start-up firms.

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.

Bethune-Cookman University Partners With the EPA

Bethune-Cookman University Partners With the EPA

Bethune-Cookman University, the historically Black educational institution in Daytona Beach, Florida, has signed a partnership agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Center for Law and Social Justice Debuts at Bethune-Cookman University

Center for Law and Social Justice Debuts at Bethune-Cookman University

The director of the new center is Hubert Grimes, who served as a circuit court judge in Florida for 25 years. Grimes also taught at the Florida A&M University School of Law for seven years.

Eight HBCUs Selected to Compete in the Honda Battle of the Bands

Eight HBCUs Selected to Compete in the Honda Battle of the Bands

The eight participating bands will receive a $20,000 grant and travel and lodging expenses for the bands in Atlanta will be provided by Honda. North Carolina A&T State University is the defending champion.

Two New Deans at Historically Black Universities

Two New Deans at Historically Black Universities

Emmanuel Lalande was appointed dean of student success at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis and Marc J. Williams was appointed dean of students and associate vice chancellor in the Division of Student Affairs at North Carolina A&T State University.

Marilyn Sutton-Haywood Named Dean of Arts and Sciences at Pfeiffer University

Marilyn Sutton-Haywood Named Dean of Arts and Sciences at Pfeiffer University

Dr. Sutton-Haywood was vice president for academic affairs and a professor of biology at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Earlier, she held similar posts at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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.

Four African American Women Named to Positions as Deans

Four African American Women Named to Positions as Deans

The new deans are Beryl McEwen at North Carolina A&T State University, Andrea E. Evans at Governors State University in Illinois, Arletha McSwain at Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, and Linda Malone-Colon at Hampton University in Virginia.