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In Memoriam: Ernest Adolphus Finney Jr., 1931-2017

In Memoriam: Ernest Adolphus Finney Jr., 1931-2017

Ernest A. Finney Jr. was the first African American to serve as Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court and the former interim president of South Carolina State University.

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.

Three HBCUs Report Record Enrollment Numbers

Three HBCUs Report Record Enrollment Numbers

Prairie View A&M University in Texas, Claflin University in South Carolina, and Meharry Medical College in Nashville are all reporting record enrollment numbers for entering students.

Claflin University Named to List of "Cutting Edge Music Education Programs"

Claflin University Named to List of “Cutting Edge Music Education Programs”

Claflin University was commended for “its comprehensive coursework, clinical experience and world-renowned faculty for preparing the next generation of professional musicians and educators.”

The Sorry State of Alumni Giving at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The Sorry State of Alumni Giving at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

U.S. News & World Report recently published a list of historically Black colleges and universities that achieve the greatest rate of alumni giving. For the HBCUs that supplied data to the survey, the average giving rate was a dismally low 11.2 percent.

The New Dean of the School of Divinity at Shaw University in North Carolina

The New Dean of the School of Divinity at Shaw University in North Carolina

Johnny Bernard Hill has been serving as an associate professor of philosophy and religion at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Earlier in his career Dr. Hill was an associate professor of theology at the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

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

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 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.

Tragedy Strikes the Campus of Claflin University in South Carolina

Tragedy Strikes the Campus of Claflin University in South Carolina

Four African Americans who were students at Claflin University, the historically Black educational institution in Orangeburg, South Carolina, died in a tragic automobile accident on Interstate 77 in Columbia, South Carolina.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Four African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Four African Americans

The appointees are Marco Barker at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, George Johnson Sr. at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Joseph Michael Green at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Joanna N. Ravello at the University of Rhode Island.

Claflin University Partners With the South Carolina Technical College System

Claflin University Partners With the South Carolina Technical College System

Under the agreement, students who obtain associate’s degrees at a campus of the South Carolina Technical College System will be able to enroll at Claflin University and earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months.

Private Black Universities Reporting Boosts in First-Year Enrollments

Private Black Universities Reporting Boosts in First-Year Enrollments

Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, has its largest entering class in six years and Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, has its largest first-year class in university history.

Claflin University to Debut a Bachelor's Degree Program in Nursing

Claflin University to Debut a Bachelor’s Degree Program in Nursing

The new program will be offered only to registered nurses who have obtained an associate’s degree in nursing. Claflin states that it will be the only historically Black college or university in South Carolina to offer a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Claflin University Establishes Partnership With Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

Claflin University Establishes Partnership With Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions is responsible for operating the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River National Laboratory near Aiken, South Carolina. It will provide scholarships and internship opportunities for Claflin University students.

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.

HBCUs With the Highest Percentage of Graduates Who Make Donations

HBCUs With the Highest Percentage of Graduates Who Make Donations

At Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina an average of 48.9 percent of alumni donated to their alma mater each year during the 2012-to-2014 period. The next highest HBCU alumni giving rate of 38.2 percent was at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Five African Americans

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Five African Americans

The appointees are Stevie L. Lawrence II at Fort Valley State University, Francene Gilmer at Kentucky State University, Joslyn DiPasalegne at Claflin University, Paulette Patterson Dilworth at the University of Alabama Birmingham, and Cindy R. Love at St. Augustine’s University.

Claflin University Gospel Choir Releases Its First Album

Claflin University Gospel Choir Releases Its First Album

D.R.E.A.M., the historically Black university’s gospel choir has released its debut album. D.R.E.A.M. is an acronym for Disciples Reaching Excellent Achievement through Ministry.

The New Dean of the School of Business at Claflin University in South Carolina

The New Dean of the School of Business at Claflin University in South Carolina

Charles W. Richardson Jr., the new dean of the School of Business at Claflin University, previously taught at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, and Clark Atlanta University. He served for 25 years as an executive at AT&T.

Music Educator Takes the Reins of the South Carolina Governor's School for Arts and Humanities

Music Educator Takes the Reins of the South Carolina Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities

Cedric Adderley was dean of the college at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Formerly, he was associate vice president for academic affairs at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Claflin University Expands Its Online Degree Program

Claflin University Expands Its Online Degree Program

Claflin University, the historically Black educational institution in Orangeburg, South Carolina, has announced the establishment of a new online master’s degree program in curriculum and instruction.

Claflin University Remains a Fundraising Powerhouse Among HBCUs

Claflin University Remains a Fundraising Powerhouse Among HBCUs

Over the life of the fundraising campaign that has collected nearly $90 million, some 87 percent of Claflin alumni have made contributions. Some 98 percent of the faculty and staff have made donations.

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.

Five Black Scholars in New University Teaching Roles

Five Black Scholars in New University Teaching Roles

The five scholars appointed to new teaching posts are: Kibibi Voloria Mack-Shelton at Claflin University, Brett Gilbert at Rutgers University, Yuvay Meyers Ferguson at Howard University, Jeffrey Robinson at Rutgers University, and Dawn Herd-Clark at Fort Valley State University.

Claflin University Exceeds Its Fundraising Goal of 50 Percent Alumni Participation

Claflin University Exceeds Its Fundraising Goal of 50 Percent Alumni Participation

Several years ago Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, mounted a “First to 50″ campaign with the goal of being the first historically Black college or university to achieve a 50 percent alumni giving rate.

In Memoriam: Jonas T. Kennedy, 1917-2014

In Memoriam: Jonas T. Kennedy, 1917-2014

A trustee emeritus and long-term financial supporter of Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Kennedy’s gifts financed the construction of three campus buildings.

Five African Americans in New Higher Education Administrative Posts

Five African Americans in New Higher Education Administrative Posts

The appointees are Khala Granville at Indiana University, Romanda Noble-Watson at Claflin University, Lloyd Holmes at Monroe Community College, Darryl Pope at The Lincoln University, and Calvin Thomas IV at Ivy Tech Community College.

Claflin University Gears Up Its Online Offerings

Claflin University Gears Up Its Online Offerings

The HBCUs in Orangeburg, South Carolina, will offer 35 online courses this coming summer. In the fall, three degrees programs will be available fully online.

Claflin University Strengthens Ties With Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

Claflin University Strengthens Ties With Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

The agreement promotes and facilitates the transfer of academic credits between the two colleges in degree programs in early childhood education, elementary education, mid-level education, and politics and justice studies.

Claflin University Breaks Ground on a New Residential Center

Claflin University Breaks Ground on a New Residential Center

A new 64,000-square-foot residence hall will include two, three-story wings. One wing will be for men and the other for women. Students will be housed in two- and four-bedroom suites. The $12 million project is expected to be completed in August 2014.

George Miller Leaving Presidency of Martin University in Indianapolis

George Miller Leaving Presidency of Martin University in Indianapolis

George Miller, president of Martin University in Indianapolis, has announced that he will step down on November 1 after just 18 months on the job. President Miller said he was leaving because he and wife had accepted another opportunity that he did not disclose.

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.

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.

Claflin University Launches the Center for Faith and Public Life

Claflin University Launches the Center for Faith and Public Life

Johnny B. Hill, an associate professor of religion and philosophy at Claflin University, has been appointed the director of the new center where research will focus on religion’s impact and influence on current, social, political, and economic issues.