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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.

Tuskegee University Establishes New Scholarship Program for Women Engineering Students

Tuskegee University Establishes New Scholarship Program for Women Engineering Students

The Lily McNair Women in Engineering Leadership Scholarship Initiative, named to honor the university’s first woman president who took office on July 1, 2018, will provide tuition assistance for women engineering students at the university.

In Memoriam: Matthew Jenkins, 1933-2019

In Memoriam: Matthew Jenkins, 1933-2019

Dr. Jenkins served as a member of the Tuskegee University board of trustees and president of the Tuskegee University Foundation. Upon the sudden resignation of then-President Gilbert Rochon in 2013, Dr. Jenkins was asked to serve as acting president of Tuskegee University.

Tuskegee University and North Carolina State Team Up to Boost Diversity in Forestry

Tuskegee University and North Carolina State Team Up to Boost Diversity in Forestry

Participating students will spend three years at Tuskegee, followed by two years at North Carolina State. Students who successfully complete the program will have earned a bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee and a master’s degree in forestry from North Carolina State.

Tuskegee Students Partners With the National Park Service on Historic Preservation Project

Tuskegee Students Partners With the National Park Service on Historic Preservation Project

Tuskegee architecture students worked on a preservation and conservation project involving window restoration work on the Willcox E building on campus. The building was constructed a century ago using bricks that were made on the Tuskegee campus.

Alabama State and Tuskegee University Announce Joint Charity Event for the Salvation Army

Alabama State and Tuskegee University Announce Joint Charity Event for the Salvation Army

The charity event will serve as a kickoff event for the third annual Labor Day Classic football game between the two universities.

Tuskegee University Partners With Auburn University's Radio Frequency Identification Lab

Tuskegee University Partners With Auburn University’s Radio Frequency Identification Lab

RFID technology is found in a wide range of products including retail security tags, pet microchips, airline baggage tags, and guest experience bracelets at entertainment venues. It has become a real-time asset in supply chain management.

White Professor Sues Tuskegee University for Age and Race Discrimination

White Professor Sues Tuskegee University for Age and Race Discrimination

Marshall Burns joined the faculty at the university in 1976, was promoted to associate professor in 1978, and to full professor in 1980. Yet, according to the lawsuit, his annual salary of $60,500, is akin to what an associate professor at the university would receive.

Three Alabama HBCUs Participating in Industrial Hemp Research Project

Three Alabama HBCUs Participating in Industrial Hemp Research Project

Historically Black Tuskegee University, Alabama State University, and Alabama A&M University will participate in a research project o grow and study industrial hemp, a non-intoxicating cannabinoid.

Nine African Americans Who Were Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine African Americans Who Were Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

College and Universities Appoint 11 African Americans to Administrative Posts

College and Universities Appoint 11 African Americans to Administrative Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Eight African Americans Who Have Been Selected for New Administrative Positions in Academia

Eight African Americans Who Have Been Selected for New Administrative Positions in Academia

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

New Administrative Duties for Six African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Six African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Tuskegee University Partners With Ross University to Boost Black Medical School Enrollment

Tuskegee University Partners With Ross University to Boost Black Medical School Enrollment

The new pathway program will provide qualified Tuskegee students who are accepted to the Ross University School of Medicine with a scholarship covering full tuition for their first semester. These students will spend their first two years of medical school at the RUSM campus in Barbados.