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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.

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.

In Memoriam: Yvonne Bond Miller, 1934-2012

In Memoriam: Yvonne Bond Miller, 1934-2012

A professor emerita of childhood education at Norfolk State University, she was the first Black woman elected to both houses of the Virginia legislature.

Three HBCUs Awarded Materials Research Grant Programs From the National Science Foundation

Three HBCUs Awarded Materials Research Grant Programs From the National Science Foundation

Howard University, Jackson State University, and Norfolk State University will receive five-year grants to conduct materials research and education programs.

Three African American Women Named to Prestigious Posts in Higher Education

Three African American Women Named to Prestigious Posts in Higher Education

The new appointees are Marlene Helm at Midway College, Belinda Anderson at Norfolk State University, and Carolyn Tucker at the University of Florida.

Two Women Named to New Administrative Posts at Norfolk State University

Two Women Named to New Administrative Posts at Norfolk State University

Lakeisha Mayes is the new director of recruitment and admissions and Terricita Sass was named assistant vice president for enrollment management.

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Esther S. Powell, director of nontraditional adult student services at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, was elected vice president of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Society. The society which honors adult students who achieved high academic standards while maintaing responsibilities outside of academia, has more than 300 chapters nationwide. The society is headquartered at Eastern […]

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

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