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In Memoriam: Yvonne Young Clark, 1929-2019

In Memoriam: Yvonne Young Clark, 1929-2019

In 1956, Professor Clark joined the faculty at what was then Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial State University in Nashville. Clark retired as a professor emerita in 2011 at what is now Tennessee State University after serving on the faculty for 55 years.

Tennessee State University Partners With FedEx to Bring Back Student Leadership Program

Tennessee State University Partners With FedEx to Bring Back Student Leadership Program

Historically Black Tennessee State University has partnered with FedEx to reinstitute a program that trains and develops students with top leadership skills to help them be more competitive in the workforce.

Tennessee State Upgraded  by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

Tennessee State Upgraded by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

Tennessee State University now joins 10 other HBCUs who have the R2 designation. The R2 classification is the second highest classification an institution can receive from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Coppin State University President Maria Thompson to Step Down at the End of the Academic Year

Coppin State University President Maria Thompson to Step Down at the End of the Academic Year

Maria Thompson,the first woman president of Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland, has announced she will retire at the end of the academic year after overcoming recent health challenges. She became president of Coppin State University in 2015.

Cheryl Green to Lead the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Cheryl Green to Lead the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Dr. Cheryl Green has been serving as vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Earlier, she was assistant vice president for student affairs at Tennessee State University in Nashville.

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.

Vanderbilt and Tennessee State Partner to Increase Diversity in the Geosciences

Vanderbilt and Tennessee State Partner to Increase Diversity in the Geosciences

Vanderbilt University and historically Black Tennessee State University, both in Nashville, have partnered together to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups studying in the geosciences. The new partnership is called Earth Horizons.

New Duties for 13 Black Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Duties for 13 Black Faculty Members in Higher Education

Here is this week’s listing of African American faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

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.

Lucian Yates III to Serve as Provost at Kentucky State University

Lucian Yates III to Serve as Provost at Kentucky State University

Dr. Yates has been serving as dean of the Graduate School and professor of curriculum and instruction at Tennessee State University in Nashville. He led the School of Education at Kentucky State University from 2004 to 2008.

Three HBCUs Team Up for Initiative That Will Focus on Faculty Development

Three HBCUs Team Up for Initiative That Will Focus on Faculty Development

The consortium on Transformative Teaching Practice for 21st Century Career Pathways will engage in structured activities that foster community, identifies and validates new innovations, amplifies and scales best practices, and disseminates learnings.

Tennessee State University Partners With Motlow State Community College

Tennessee State University Partners With Motlow State Community College

Under the agreement, Tennessee State University will offer a bachelor’s degree program in agricultural sciences at the Fayetteville campus of Motlow State Community College.

Tennessee State University to Establish the Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Memorial Institute

Tennessee State University to Establish the Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Memorial Institute

The new initiative to honor Dr. Watkins at Tennessee State will have several components; an endowed scholarship fund for pre-med students, a lecture series on health care and STEM education, and on-campus societies to aid pre-med and STEM students.

Historical Marker Honors a Tennessee State University Alumnus and Buffalo Soldier

Historical Marker Honors a Tennessee State University Alumnus and Buffalo Soldier

A Buffalo Soldier, Lt. William McBryar earned the Medal of Honor for his “coolness, bravery and marksmanship” on March 7, 1890 when his 10th Cavalry troop was engaged with Apache warriors. He earned a bachelor’s degree at the age of 74 at what is now Tennessee State University.

The Next President of St. Cloud Technical and Community College in Minnesota

The Next President of St. Cloud Technical and Community College in Minnesota

Since 2014, Dr. Annesa Cheek has been serving as vice president of school and community partnerships at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. She has been on the staff at the college since 2006 serving in a number of roles.

Nashville State Community College Names Shanna Jackson as Its Next President

Nashville State Community College Names Shanna Jackson as Its Next President

Dr. Jackson has been serving since 2016 as associate vice president at the Williamson campus of Columbia State Community College.

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.

Saudi Arabians Flock to Tennessee State University

Saudi Arabians Flock to Tennessee State University

Officials at Tennessee State University report that 70 percent of the approximately 570 foreign students at the university come from Saudi Arabia. Over half of the engineering majors at Tennessee State are Saudi Arabian students.

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 Black Scholars Honored by State Universities

Two Black Scholars Honored by State Universities

Pamela Scott-Bracey of Mississippi State University, was named Collegiate Teacher of the Year by the Southern Business Education Association. Tennessee State University has announced that its multimedia newsroom will be named in honor of the late Getahn Ward, a long-time adjunct professor of journalism.

Tennessee State University Looks to Add Several New Academic Programs

Tennessee State University Looks to Add Several New Academic Programs

Pending approval from state authorities there will be a new executive Ph.D. program in higher education leadership and a Ph.D. program in public health. A bachelor’s degree program in nonprofit management and leadership is also in the works.

In Memoriam: Getahn Ward, 1972-2017

In Memoriam: Getahn Ward, 1972-2017

A native of Liberia in western Africa, Ward came to the United States in 1991 and became a U.S. citizen in 2014. He began work as a reporter at The Tennessean in 1998. He also taught journalism classes at his alma mater, Tennessee State 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.

The Eight HBCUs Participating in the 16th Annual Honda Battle of the Bands

The Eight HBCUs Participating in the 16th Annual Honda Battle of the Bands

The eight bands selected will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Atlanta. In addition, each school will receive a $20,000 grant to support their music education programs.

Record First-Year Enrollments at Tennessee State University in Nashville

Record First-Year Enrollments at Tennessee State University in Nashville

There are more than 1,500 students in this fall’s entering class. This is the largest first-year class in the university’s history and 17 percent more entering students than was the case a year ago. Increased enrollments have prompted a plan to build a new $75 million residential complex on campus.

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.

Tennessee State University President Outlines Her Vision for the Future

Tennessee State University President Outlines Her Vision for the Future

In a recent speech to faculty and staff, Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover outlined her four main goals: increase four-year graduation rates; ensure campus health and safety; improve customer service; and sustain/diversify revenue streams.

In Memoriam: Warrick L. Carter, 1942-2017

In Memoriam: Warrick L. Carter, 1942-2017

Dr. Carter was named president of Columbia College in Chicago in 2000. He was the first African American to hold the post.

In Memoriam: Samuel Allen Counter Jr., 1944-2017

In Memoriam: Samuel Allen Counter Jr., 1944-2017

S. Allen Counter was a noted neurophysiologist and the founding director of the Harvard Foundation of Intercultural and Race Relations.

Two Addtional HBCUs Join the Verizon Innovative Learning Program

Two Addtional HBCUs Join the Verizon Innovative Learning Program

The program provides middle school boys in 16 cities across the United States with hands-on training in STEM fields on college campuses during the summer with continued mentoring services throughout the school year. Dillard University and Tennessee State University are new partners.

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.

State of Tennessee Passes Legislation to Help Its Seven HBCUs

State of Tennessee Passes Legislation to Help Its Seven HBCUs

The governor of the state of Tennessee recently signed into law the Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The legislation creates a director’s position who will act as a liaison between lawmakers and leadership of the state’s HBCUs.

Tennessee State University Expands Its Goat Meat Research Program

Tennessee State University Expands Its Goat Meat Research Program

The university recently received funding from National Institute of Food and Agriculture to further its research on goat meat production. The latest research involves Savanna goats, the fifth breed in the university’s herd.

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: Adam S. Arnold Jr., 1922-2017

In Memoriam: Adam S. Arnold Jr., 1922-2017

In 1957, Dr. Arnold was hired to the faculty in the department of finance at the University of Notre Dame. He was the first African American faculty member at the university and was the first to be granted tenure. Dr. Arnold taught at Notre Dame for 30 years.