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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 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.

Enrollments at Florida A&M University Not as Low as Had Been Predicted

Enrollments at Florida A&M University Not as Low as Had Been Predicted

There are nearly 9,000 students enrolled this fall, a decrease of only 6.7 percent from a year ago. The drop is largely the result of a decrease in the number of first-year students on campus. This fall, 1,036 freshmen are enrolled, compared to 1,362 a year ago.

NASA Teams Up With Four HBCUs to Promote Engineering Initiatives

NASA Teams Up With Four HBCUs to Promote Engineering Initiatives

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded 14 planning grants to Minority Serving Institutions through its Minority University Research and Education Project, part of the agency’s Office of STEM Engagement. Four of the grant recipients are historically Black universities.

City of Tallahassee Honors Former Florida A&M University Professor Charles Evans

City of Tallahassee Honors Former Florida A&M University Professor Charles Evans

The city of Tallahassee, Florida, has renamed a pond in the Myers Park neighborhood to honor Charles E. Evans, a former professor at Florida A&M University. The pond used to be named for a segregationist justice of the Florida Supreme Court.

Study Finds That Neighborhoods Around North Carolina's HBCUs Are Healthy Food Deserts

Study Finds That Neighborhoods Around North Carolina’s HBCUs Are Healthy Food Deserts

The study, led by Helene Vilme of the School of Medicine of Duke University, found that overall, 332 stores within a 15-minute drive of the campuses were classified as “favorable” for selling healthy food and drink options, compared to 1,082 stores that were classified as “unfavorable.”

Florida A&M University Enters Partnreship With a College of Applied Sciences in Ghana

Florida A&M University Enters Partnreship With a College of Applied Sciences in Ghana

Historically Black Florida A&M University in Tallahassee has entered into a partnership with the Regentropfen College of Applied Sciences in Ghana. Six students from Ghana will study agriculture, computer science, and education at Florida A&M University for the 2020-21 academic 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.

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: Ken Riley, 1947-2020

In Memoriam: Ken Riley, 1947-2020

Ken Riley was a four-year starting quarterback for Florida A&M University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar nominee. After playing in the National Football League for 15 seasons, he returned to his alma mater as head football coach and later as director of athletics.

Michael Wesley Williams Named President of the Interdenominational Theological Center

Michael Wesley Williams Named President of the Interdenominational Theological Center

Matthew Wesley Williams has been named the eleventh president of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He has served as interim president since July 2019. He is the youngest person to ever lead the educational institution.

A Quartet of African American Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Posts

A Quartet of African American Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Posts

The new deans are Harris Smith in the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico, Shelley Johnson in the School of Nursing at Florida A&M University, Amanda Bryant-Friedrich at the Graduate School of Wayne State University in Detroit, and E. Patrick Johnson in the School of Communication at Northwestern University.

In Memorim: Leedell Wallace Neyland, 1921-2020

In Memorim: Leedell Wallace Neyland, 1921-2020

Leedell Neyland was the former dean of Arts and Sciences, provost, and professor emeritus of history at Florida A&M University. As a member of the U.S. Navy, he participated in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day.

Historically Black Bowie State University in Maryland Names Its Next Provost

Historically Black Bowie State University in Maryland Names Its Next Provost

Dr. Carl Goodman has been serving as associate provost for academic affairs and student services at Florida A&M University. He has more than 20 years of teaching, research, and service in the Florida A&M University’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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 Major Black Faculty Hire at Boston University

A Major Black Faculty Hire at Boston University

Ibram X. Kendi, one of the nation’s leading scholars and historians of racism, will join Boston University’s faculty on July 1 and launch the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. Since 2017, he has served on the faculty at American University in Washington, D.C.

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.

HBCUs Do Not Fare Well in Rankings of the Nation's Best Graduate and Professional Schools

HBCUs Do Not Fare Well in Rankings of the Nation’s Best Graduate and Professional Schools

U.S. News and World Report recently released its 2020 rankings of the best graduate and professional schools in the United States. Some of the graduate and professional schools at historically Black colleges and universities were included in the rankings, but in all cases, they were far down the list of the best schools and programs.

In Memoriam: Denise Michelle Chapman Montgomery, 1959-2020

In Memoriam: Denise Michelle Chapman Montgomery, 1959-2020

Dr. Montgomery was the founding dean of the College of Health Sciences at Alabama State University. Earlier in her career, she taught at Langston University in Oklahoma and Florida A&M University.

Two Black Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Florida A&M University

Two Black Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Florida A&M University

Deidré Keller will be the next dean of the Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando and Bettye Grable has been named the acting dean of the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication in Tallahassee.

Florida Legislature Looking to Help Out Students at the State' s Four HBCUs

Florida Legislature Looking to Help Out Students at the State’ s Four HBCUs

Bills moving through both houses of the Florida legislature would create a scholarship fund for students attending any of the state’s four historically Black colleges and universities: Bethune Cookman University, Edward Waters College. Florida A&M University, and Florida Memorial 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.

Two African Americans Named University Athletic Directors

Two African Americans Named University Athletic Directors

Elliott Charles was appointed director of intercollegiate athletics at Chicago State University and Kortne Gosha is the new vice president and director of athletics at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.

Three African American Men Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Three African American Men Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Alan D. Robertson was named chief financial officer at Florida A&M University. Julian Coaxum will be the next chief of police at Davidson College in North Carolina and Raymond Clarke has been named vice president for enrollment management at Savannah State University in Georgia.

In Memoriam: W. George Allen, 1936-2019

In Memoriam: W. George Allen, 1936-2019

In 1960, Allen enrolled at the University of Florida College of Law. Upon graduating in December 1962, Allen became the first African American to earn a degree from any former all-white institution in Florida. 

Florida A&M University Honors Student Who Died Serving His Country as a Tuskegee Airman

Florida A&M University Honors Student Who Died Serving His Country as a Tuskegee Airman

Lt. James Polkinghorne, Jr. was a senior at Florida A&M University when he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. During a combat mission over Italy on May 5, 1944, Lt. Polkinghorne’s plane was shot down. His body was never found. A campus residence hall is being named in his honor.

Florida A&M University Creates Online Resources on Medical Marijuana Research

Florida A&M University Creates Online Resources on Medical Marijuana Research

The project aims to serve as a center for marijuana information in the state of Florida, to fill in the gaps in medical marijuana research particularly as it relates to diverse communities, and to inform public policy on the emerging medical marijuana industry.

A Half Dozen African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

A Half Dozen African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Bonita McClain Vinson at North Central Texas College, Curtis Dean at Livingstone College, Danielle McBeth at Florida A&M University, Iessa Sutton at Berkeley College, Herman L. Wood Jr. at Delaware State Univerity and Jerry Melton at Grambling State University.

In Memoriam: Cornelius W. Grant, 1931-2019

In Memoriam: Cornelius W. Grant, 1931-2019

Cornelius Grant, who served for 30 years as vice president of student affairs at Albany State University, died late last month in Albany, Georgia.

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.

Florida A&M University Debuts Its Office of Undergraduate Research

Florida A&M University Debuts Its Office of Undergraduate Research

The goal of the Office of Undergraduate Research is to increase the number of students participating in and completing undergraduate research and internship opportunities. OUR will enable students to easily access information about these offerings and apply for investigative projects and programs in which they have an 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.

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.