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Veronica Adams Yon Elected President of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society

Veronica Adams Yon Elected President of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society

The 93,000-member organization celebrates the achievement of juniors, seniors, and graduate students in all disciplines. Dr. Yon, an associate professor of English at Florida A&M University, will serve as president of the honor society for the next four years.

Four Black Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Four Black Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

The new deans are Allyson L. Watson at Florida A&M University, Stephanie G. Adams at the University of Texas at Dallas, Alicia Golston at Rhodes College in Memphis, and Kristina Odejimi at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

Eight African Americans Who Have Been Selected for New Administrative Positions in Academia

Eight African Americans Who Have Been Selected for New Administrative Positions in Academia

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

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.

Matthew Wesley Williams Selected to Lead the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta

Matthew Wesley Williams Selected to Lead the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta

Currently, Williams serves as vice president of strategic initiatives for the Forum for Theological Exploration in Decatur, Georgia. He holds a master of divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center.

The First African American President of Everett Community College in Washington State

The First African American President of Everett Community College in Washington State

Dr. Willis has been serving as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York. Earlier in her career, Dr. Willis was an assistant professor of history, faculty senate president, department chair, and dean of academic studies at Lee College in Baytown, Texas.

John Blackshear to Lead Academic Affairs at Duke's Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

John Blackshear to Lead Academic Affairs at Duke’s Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Currently, Dr. Blackshear serves as senior associate dean for academic planning at Trinity College, an adjunct instructor of psychology and neuroscience, and assistant vice provost for undergraduate education for Duke LIFE (Low-Income and First-Generation Engagement).

Florida A&M University and the University of Haifa to Expand Student Study Abroad Opportunities

Florida A&M University and the University of Haifa to Expand Student Study Abroad Opportunities

Through the new agreement, FAMU students will have the opportunity to study abroad at the University of Haifa in Israel for an academic year, semester, or summer session.

In Memoriam: LaSalle Doheny Leffall Jr., 1930-2019

In Memoriam: LaSalle Doheny Leffall Jr., 1930-2019

LaSalle Leffall was a giant in African American education and was a leading cancer researcher. He chaired the department of surgery at the Howard University College of Medicine for a quarter century. Dr. Leffall was the first African American president of the American Cancer Society and the American College of Surgeons.

Four Black Scholars Taking On New Roles as Deans at Colleges and Universities

Four Black Scholars Taking On New Roles as Deans at Colleges and Universities

Nicola Boothe Perry has been named interim dean at Florida A&M University, Kimberly Gaiters has been named dean at Virginia Union University, Philip Jefferson has been named vice president at Davidson College, and Floyd Wormley has been named associate provost at Texas Christian University.

Marcella David Appointed Provost at Columbia College in Chicago

Marcella David Appointed Provost at Columbia College in Chicago

Currently, Professor David serves as the Betty T. Ferguson Visiting Professor of Law at Florida State University. Previously, she served as the chief academic officer at Florida A&M University.

Report Finds Significant Increase in Patents Produced by HBCUs

Report Finds Significant Increase in Patents Produced by HBCUs

A new report shows that there are currently 30 HBCUs across the country that own patent rights. The Morehouse School of Medicine holds the most patents of any HBCU with 63 patents generated from 2000 to 2019.

New Data Shows Bar Passage Rates at HBCU Law Schools Lag the National Average

New Data Shows Bar Passage Rates at HBCU Law Schools Lag the National Average

Nationwide, 88.6 percent of all 2016 law school graduates passed bar exams within two years. None of the six law schools at historically Black universities had a bar passage rate that exceeded the national average. Southern University in Louisiana and Texas Southern University had the highest rates among HBCU law schools.

Spelman College Wins the 30th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Spelman College Wins the 30th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Teams from 48 historically Black colleges and universities competed in an academic quiz contest for the national championship title. This was the first time in the history of the competition that Spelman took home the top prize, a $75,000 grant.

Big Sean Sponsors Entreprenurial Contest For HBCU Students

Big Sean Sponsors Entreprenurial Contest For HBCU Students

The contest, “Moguls in the Making,” gave HBCU students the opportunity to plan, develop, and present a business plan in front of their peers and a panel of judges. They also participated in workshops focused on various topics such as financial literacy, idea pitching, and building business models.

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Partners With the Air Force Research Laboratory

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Partners With the Air Force Research Laboratory

The College of Engineering is a collaboration between Florida State University and historically Black Florida A&M University. Both educational institutions are based in Tallahassee. The program will bring students into a lab environment where they can work directly with faculty on Air Force-related research.

Eight African American Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eight African American Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Florida A&M University Partners With a Caribbean Medical School

Florida A&M University Partners With a Caribbean Medical School

Students from Florida A&M University, who earn full acceptance into the medical school, will receive a scholarship covering tuition for the first semester. Students will spend the first two years of medical school at the Ross University School of Medicine campus in Barbados.

Avis Proctor Named President of William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois

Avis Proctor Named President of William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois

Currently, Dr. Proctor serves a president of the North Campus of Broward College in Coconut Creek, Florida. She has 25 years of experience working in multicultural environments as an mathematics educator and academic administrator.

Adrienne Cooper Appointed Provost at Florida Memorial University

Adrienne Cooper Appointed Provost at Florida Memorial University

Most recently, Dr. Cooper has served as associate provost at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. Earlier in her career, she served on the staff at the University of South Carolina, Florida A&M University, and South Carolina State University.

A Pair of African American Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

A Pair of African American Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Allyson Watson has been named dean of the College of Education at Florida A&M University and William R. Moultrie has been named interim dean of University College at North Carolina Central University in Durham.

Lt. James R. Polkinghorne Honored with Historic Marker at Florida A&M University

Lt. James R. Polkinghorne Honored with Historic Marker at Florida A&M University

James R. Polkinghorne enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force right before his senior year at Florida A&M University. He completed pilot training at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama and in 1944 was sent to Italy as a squadron leader. During a combat mission, his airplane went missing and its crew was never found.

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: Roosevelt Wilson, 1940-2018

In Memoriam: Roosevelt Wilson, 1940-2018

Wilson joined the staff at Florida A&M University in 1969 as the director of sports information. He held various roles during his tenure at the university including director of university publications, director of athletics, and professor in what is now the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication.

Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles at Ben Quillian III at California Polytechnic State University in Pomona, Jennifer Robinson at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, Jamarco Clark at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, Jerry Bettis Sr. at Virginia State University, and Beverly Barrington at Florida A&M University.

Maurice Edington Named Provost at Historically Black Florida A&M University

Maurice Edington Named Provost at Historically Black Florida A&M University

Dr. Edington had been serving as vice president of the Division of Strategic Planning Analysis and Institutional Effectiveness at the university since February 2017. Prior to that, he served as the university’s founding dean of the College of Science and Technology from 2013 to 2017.

New Administrative Posts for Nine African Americans at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for Nine African Americans at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

A Trio of African American Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans at Universities

A Trio of African American Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans at Universities

The new deans are Michelle Ferrier in the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication at Florida A&M University, David S. Hood at University College at Montclair State University in New Jersey, and Pamela Holland Obiomon at the College of Engineering of Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

Johnnie L. Early II Named Dean of the College of Pharmacy at Florida A&M University

Johnnie L. Early II Named Dean of the College of Pharmacy at Florida A&M University

For the past 18 years, Dr. Early has been dean at the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Toledo in Ohio. Earlier in his career, Dr. Early was an assistant professor of pharmacy at Florida A&M University.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Florida A&M University to Launch New Center on Construction and Infrastructure Technology

Florida A&M University to Launch New Center on Construction and Infrastructure Technology

The new center will include a multidisciplinary partnership between several of FAMU’s core academic schools, public partners and the private sector that will be focused on global sustainable infrastructure.

Florida A&M University to Expand Its IGNITE Transfer Program

Florida A&M University to Expand Its IGNITE Transfer Program

Under the program, students at seven community colleges can transfer to four-year programs at Florida A&M University to complete their bachelor’s degrees in two years. Now Florida A&M is adding three additional two-year colleges as partners in the program.

New Administrative Posts for 13 African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 13 African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Florida A&M University Commits to Enhance Campus Health and Wellness

Florida A&M University Commits to Enhance Campus Health and Wellness

Florida A&M University has announced that it has joined the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Healthier Campus Initiative. Under the initiative the university plans to take a number of steps designed to promote health and wellness.

Two African American Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Two African American Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Henry Talley, dean of the School of Nursing at Florida A&M University, and Laverne Lewis Gaskins, senior legal advisor at Augusta University in Georgia.

Adriel Hilton Appointed Dean of Students at Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania

Adriel Hilton Appointed Dean of Students at Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania

Dr. Hilton had been serving as director of the Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Campus of Webster University. Earlier, Dr. Hilton served as chief of staff and executive assistant to the president at Grambling State University in Louisiana.