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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.

Eddie N. Moore Jr. Named President of Norfolk State University in Virginia

Eddie N. Moore Jr. Named President of Norfolk State University in Virginia

Moore has been serving as interim president of Norfolk State since 2013 and the board of visitors rewarded him for leading the university when it was placed on probation by its accrediting agency. It has now been removed from probation.

Norfolk State University Teams Up With Local Sheriff's Department

Norfolk State University Teams Up With Local Sheriff’s Department

The Norfolk State University/Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office Cadet/Internship Program will offer university students majoring in sociology, psychology, or political science the opportunity to earn credits by participating in the Summer Basic Jailer Academy Program.

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.

Two High-Ranking Black Academics Announce Their Retirements

Two High-Ranking Black Academics Announce Their Retirements

Billy K. Cannaday Jr., dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Virginia, and Amelia Ross-Hammond, a professor and director of service-learning and civic engagement at Norfolk State University, are retiring.

Norfolk State Cuts Jobs to Deal With Budget Deficit

Norfolk State Cuts Jobs to Deal With Budget Deficit

The board of visitors at historically Black Norfolk State University in Virginia, has voted to eliminate 97 jobs in an effort to make a dent in a projected $16.7 million deficit in the budget for the coming academic year.

Very Few Peace Corps Volunteers Are Graduates of HBCUs

Very Few Peace Corps Volunteers Are Graduates of HBCUs

Howard University has 13 graduates volunteering in the Peace Corps and Spelman College has eight. Norfolk State University and Morehouse College are tied for third with four.

Prairie View A&M University Wins the Honda All-Star Challenge

Prairie View A&M University Wins the Honda All-Star Challenge

Since its inception in 1989, the Honda All-Star Challenge has awarded more than $7.5 million in grants to Black colleges and universities. This year’s national champion was a team from Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

Jackson State University President Has Contract Extended

Jackson State University President Has Contract Extended

Dr. Carolyn Meyers was named the 10th president of Jackson State University on December 1, 2010, and began serving in the role in January 2011. Her contract has been extended for four years.

The First New Classroom Building at Norfolk State University in 40 years

The First New Classroom Building at Norfolk State University in 40 years

The new 140,000-square-foot building has more than 30 classrooms, five computer laboratories, 10 nursing and medicals laboratories, three conference rooms, 20 group study rooms, and offices for 68 faculty members and their staffs.

New $25 Million Program Will Promote Cybersecurity Education Programs at HBCUs

New $25 Million Program Will Promote Cybersecurity Education Programs at HBCUs

The White House has announced a new five-year, $25 million grant program of the U.S. Department of Energy to foster cybersecurity education at minority serving institutions. Norfolk State University in Virginia is the lead institution in the grant program.

Norfolk State University Partners With Several South African Educational Institutions

Norfolk State University Partners With Several South African Educational Institutions

The new Friends of South Africa is a consortium of educational institutions whose aim is to increase cooperation between Norfolk State and several South African universities.

Norfolk State University Placed on Probation by Accrediting Agency

Norfolk State University Placed on Probation by Accrediting Agency

Norfolk State will have 12 months to reassure the accrediting agency that it has corrected its problems. Next December, the agency could extend the probation for a year, restore the university to good standing, or revoke accreditation.

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.

In Memoriam: Paul L. Epps, 1916-2014

In Memoriam: Paul L. Epps, 1916-2014

In 1935, Paul Epps was the first student to register at what is now Norfolk State University, the historically Black educational institution in Virginia. He later was elected the first student body president at what was then a junior college.

Norfolk State University Trying to Gets Its Financial House in Order

Norfolk State University Trying to Gets Its Financial House in Order

Norfolk State was placed on accreditation warning status by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools due to the commission’s concerns about the university’s finances. President Eddie Moore Jr. stated that the next six months were “critical to our survival and success.”

The Top Three HBCUs in Sending Graduates to Volunteer With the Peace Corps

The Top Three HBCUs in Sending Graduates to Volunteer With the Peace Corps

Howard University in Washington, D.C., currently has 18 graduates serving as Peace Corps volunteers. This is triple the number of the HBCU in second place, Spelman College in Atlanta.

Norfolk State University to Offer Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program

Norfolk State University to Offer Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program

Students in the accelerated, three-year degree program will be required to take a core curriculum that focuses on critical thinking, research methods, globalization, and communications skills.

George Miller Named Dean of Graduate Studies at Norfolk State University

George Miller Named Dean of Graduate Studies at Norfolk State University

Dr. Miller is the former president of Martin University in Indianapolis. He resigned as president on November 1 after being appointed to the position in February 2012.

STEM Alliance of Washington-Area HBCUs Is Producing Results

STEM Alliance of Washington-Area HBCUs Is Producing Results

The Washington-Baltimore-Hampton-Roads Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation is a consortium of universities that is working to increase opportunities for underrepresented students in STEM fields.

Four African Men in New Leadership Positions in Higher Education

Four African Men in New Leadership Positions in Higher Education

The new appointees are Stanley Donaldson Jr. at Norfolk State University, Kemel Dawkins at Michigan State University, Gerald Lewis at East Carolina University and Troy Riddle at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Eddie Moore Jr. Is the New Leader of Norfolk State University

Eddie Moore Jr. Is the New Leader of Norfolk State University

Moore served as president of St. Paul’s College from November 2011 until it closed in June 2012. From 1993 to 2010, he was president of Virginia State University. Moore replaces Norfolk State president Tony Atwater who was fired last month.

Tony Atwater Fired as President of Norfolk State University

Tony Atwater Fired as President of Norfolk State University

The governing board of Norfolk State University in Virginia voted 7 to 4 to oust the institution’s president, Tony Atwater. Provost Sandra J. Deloatch was named acting president. Dr. Atwater was named the fifth president of the university in April 2011.

In Memoriam: Carl G. Harris Jr., 1935-2013

In Memoriam: Carl G. Harris Jr., 1935-2013

He served as a professor of music and university organist at Hampton University in Virginia. He was the first African American to earn a doctorate in music from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

This Week's Roundup of New Appointments of Blacks in Higher Education

This Week’s Roundup of New Appointments of Blacks in Higher Education

The appointees are Paul Tchounwou at Jackson State University, Alonda Thomas at Florida A&M University, Aaron James at Grambling State University, Elbert Malone at South Carolina State University and Gerald Hunter at Norfolk State University.

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.

Former Professor Endows Scholarship Fund for Music Students at Norfolk State University

Former Professor Endows Scholarship Fund for Music Students at Norfolk State University

Composer and educator Adolphus Hailstork has established an endowed scholarship fund at historically Black Norfolk State University in Virginia. The fund will support undergraduate music students at the university, where Hailstork taught from 1977 to 2000.

The New Chancellor of the Mont Alto Campus of Pennsylvania State University

The New Chancellor of the Mont Alto Campus of Pennsylvania State University

Francis K. Achampong is currently serving as chancellor at the Fayette campus of Pennsylvania State University. From 2002 to 2010 he was a tenured professor of business law and director of academic affairs at the Mont Alto campus.

Arletha McSwain Named Dean of Extended Learning at Norfolk State University

Arletha McSwain Named Dean of Extended Learning at Norfolk State University

Dr. McSwain has been serving as interim dean and is the former associate dean of extended learning at Florida State College in Jacksonville.

Norfolk State University Breaks Ground on Its First New Classroom Building in 38 Years

Norfolk State University Breaks Ground on Its First New Classroom Building in 38 Years

The new 140,000-square-foot building will house 49 classrooms, computer labs, faculty offices and lounges, teleconferencing facilities, and a cafe.

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.

Norfolk State University Looks to Boost Retention and Graduation Rates

Norfolk State University Looks to Boost Retention and Graduation Rates

The university hopes to raise the six-year graduation rate from 34 percent to 40 percent during the next five years. To help reach this goal, a student success center had been established on campus.

Seven African Americans Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Kimberly Conway Dumpson, Teresa Hardee, Linda Greene, Josephine Davis, Adriel Hilton, Nevada Winrow, and Philip Sherrill.

Battle to Save the Oldest Building on the Campus of Norfolk State University

Battle to Save the Oldest Building on the Campus of Norfolk State University

About 30 percent of all classes at Norfolk State University are taught in G.W.C Brown Hall, which was named after one of the university’s founders.

Six African Americans Taking on New Roles in Higher Education Administration

Six African Americans Taking on New Roles in Higher Education Administration

Stephen McDaniel, Remica Bingham-Risher, Blane Harding, Loretta Moore, A. Benjamin Spencer, and Latanya Walker are the appointees.