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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.

In Memoriam: Wendell Carl Baker, 1946-2021

In Memoriam: Wendell Carl Baker, 1946-2021

In 1976, Dr. Baker joined the faculty at Prairie View A&M University, where he taught agricultural science. He also was the manager of the university’s farm. He taught at the university until 1984 and then devoted his full time to the Baker Veterinary Clinic, which he had opened in Prairie View in 1978.

In Memoriam: Harold Alonza Franklin, 1932-2021

In Memoriam: Harold Alonza Franklin, 1932-2021

On January 4, 1964, Harold Franklin enrolled at Auburn University as a graduate student in history. He was the first Black student to enroll at Auburn. After completing his studies, he was not allowed to defend his master’s degree thesis and was not awarded his degree. This injustice was not corrected until 2020.

Tuskegee University Partners With Auburn University for Undergraduate STEM Research

Tuskegee University Partners With Auburn University for Undergraduate STEM Research

Historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama has entered into an agreement with Auburn University in Alabama to provide opportunities for Tuskegee students to explore new educational and career paths in research mentorships in STEM fields with Auburn graduate students and faculty.

In Memoriam: JoAnne Adams Lofton, 1937-2021

In Memoriam: JoAnne Adams Lofton, 1937-2021

A native of Forsyth, Georgia, Lofton’s grandfather was the founder of what is now Grambling State University in Louisiana. She served as a faculty member and administrator for the University of Nebraska-Omaha for more than 30 years.

Charlotte Morris Appointed the Ninth President of Tuskegee University in Alabama

Charlotte Morris Appointed the Ninth President of Tuskegee University in Alabama

For over three decades, Dr. Morris has served in several roles at Tuskegee University including chief of staff to the president and secretary to the board of trustees. Most recently, Dr. Morris served as the director of the university’s Title III program.

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.

Voorhees College Announces That It Will Transition to University Status in 2022

Voorhees College Announces That It Will Transition to University Status in 2022

Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, who studied at what was then the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, founded Denmark Industrial School in 1897 in South Carolina. New Jersey philanthropist Ralph Voorhees and his wife donated $5,000 to buy the land and build the first building. Next April, Voorhees Colege will become Voorhees University.

Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans in Higher Education

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.

Tuskegee University Establishes the Aerospace Education Research and Innovation Center

Tuskegee University Establishes the Aerospace Education Research and Innovation Center

The Aerospace Education Research and Innovation Center will conduct two-year research projects in the areas of fatigue damage tolerance, experimental aerodynamics, and the performance of materials and components under extreme environmental conditions. The U.S. Department of Defense is supporting the center with a $2 million grant.

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.

Tuskegee University in Alabama Creates the Center for Rural Health and Economic Equity

Tuskegee University in Alabama Creates the Center for Rural Health and Economic Equity

Through this new center, Tuskegee University’s research faculty will be given support to provide ethical transdisciplinary approaches to numerous health disparities including cancer therapies, diabetes, and cervical cancer prevention, violence prevention, mental health, and nutrition deficiencies.

President of Tuskegee University in Alabama Takes Her Second Medical Leave This Year

President of Tuskegee University in Alabama Takes Her Second Medical Leave This Year

In January of this year, Lily McNair, president of Tuskegee University in Alabama asked for and was granted a medical leave of absence from her duties. She returned to work in May. Now, the university announced that Dr. McNair is taking a six-month medical leave.

Tuskegee University in Alabama Has Announced a 3+3 Bachelor's/Juris Doctorate Program

Tuskegee University in Alabama Has Announced a 3+3 Bachelor’s/Juris Doctorate Program

The 3+3 program creates a pathway for Tuskegee University students to receive a bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee and a law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham in only six years of study, rather than the traditional seven.

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 Vote of Confidence for the President of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida

A Vote of Confidence for the President of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida

The board of trustees of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida, has voted to extend the contract of the college’s president A. Zachary Faison Jr. until 2025. Faison became the college’s 30th president in 2018 after serving as general counsel at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

Six HBCUs Receive Major Donations From Wife of Amazon Founder

Six HBCUs Receive Major Donations From Wife of Amazon Founder

MacKenzie Scott donated $40 million to Howard University and $30 million to Hampton University. Tuskegee University, Xavier University in New Orleans, and Morehouse College each received $20 million. Spelman College, the United Negro College Fund, and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund also received donations.

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.

Brian Johnson Named President at Warner Pacific University in Portland, Oregon

Brian Johnson Named President at Warner Pacific University in Portland, Oregon

Dr. Johnson has been serving as vice president of Mercy College and senior campus administrator at the college’s New York City campus in Manhattan. Before that, he was president of Tuskegee University in Alabama from 2014 to 2017.

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.

Tuskegee University in Alabama Renews Focus on Career Development

Tuskegee University in Alabama Renews Focus on Career Development

The university in Alabama is now offering an intensive training program that will certify faculty members as Certified Career Services Providers. The credential prepares faculty and staff to better mentor students as they guide them in connecting academic and co-curricular opportunities with their professional goals.

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.

Tuskegee University President Lily McNair to Resume Her Duties on May 15

Tuskegee University President Lily McNair to Resume Her Duties on May 15

In January of this year, Lily McNair, the eighth president of Tuskegee University in Alabama and the first woman to hold the position, asked for and was granted a medical leave of absence from her duties. The university has announced that she will resume her duties on May 15.

Tuskegee University Donates Personal Protection Equipment to Healthcare Workers

Tuskegee University Donates Personal Protection Equipment to Healthcare Workers

With the campus closed to students, Tuskegee University leaders and faculty pulled together more than 500 N95 masks, surgical masks, face shields, bonnets, shoe coverings, gloves, goggles, and protective gowns from labs across campus for use by Prime Care Medical Center in Tuskegee.

Four African American Scholars Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Four African American Scholars Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Paul Adams of the University of Arkansas, Constance Smith Hendricks of Tuskegee University in Alabama, Sakeena Everett of the University of Georgia, and the late Judge Damon Keith, a distinguished alumnus of Howard University School of Law.

Tuskegee University Acquires the Pritchett Collection of African Studies Manuscripts

Tuskegee University Acquires the Pritchett Collection of African Studies Manuscripts

The Pritchett Collection includes more than 1,400 African studies manuscripts amassed over a 40-year period. The collection focuses on research on the African diaspora and studies of African-descended people in the Caribbean, Brazil and elsewhere in Central and South America.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Five African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Kimberly M. Scott at Tuskegee University in Alabama, Gloria Walker at the University of New Orleans, Rodney Chatman at the University of Utah, Sonya Williams at Lake County College in Illinois, and Nicole R. Stokes at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

In Memoriam: Ivery Dwight Clifton, 1943-2020

In Memoriam: Ivery Dwight Clifton, 1943-2020

Ivery Clifton was a professor emeritus in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia. In 1994, he was the first African American in the university’s history to serve in the role of dean.

Tuskegee University to Add Master's Degree Program in Psychology

Tuskegee University to Add Master’s Degree Program in Psychology

The new master’s degree program in psychology will include 12 hours of core course study, 15 hours of electives, and a one- to three-hour internship experience. The degree program has both thesis and non-thesis options.

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Universities

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are DeLaine Priest at the University of Central Florida, Linda Gunn-Jones at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Joseph Montgomery at Tuskegee University in Alabama, and Qiana M. Watson at Montclair State University in New Jersey.

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.

Carla Jackson Bell to Serve as Provost at Tuskegee University in Alabama

Carla Jackson Bell to Serve as Provost at Tuskegee University in Alabama

Dr. Bell is dean of the Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Sciences at the university. She will serve as provost beginning in January while the university conducts a national search to fill the position.

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.

Retired NFL Player Establishes a Scholarship Fund Honoring His Mother at Tuskegee University

Retired NFL Player Establishes a Scholarship Fund Honoring His Mother at Tuskegee University

NFL pro football veteran Michael Johnson, who played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has made forging new educational and economic opportunities for others in and around his native Selma, Alabama, his new full-time job.