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University of Georgia to Rename Its College of Education to Honor Its First Black Graduate

University of Georgia to Rename Its College of Education to Honor Its First Black Graduate

Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes were the first African American students to enroll at the University of Georgia in 1961. But Mary Frances Early was the first African American to earn a degree from the University of Georgia. She was awarded a master’s degree in music education in August 1962.

National Communication Association to Honor Louisiana State University's Tina M. Harris

National Communication Association to Honor Louisiana State University’s Tina M. Harris

Tina M. Harris of the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University is being honored for “dedication to excellence, commitment to the profession, concern for others, vision of what could be, and acceptance of diversity and forthrightness.”

Emory University's Vanessa Siddle Walker to Receive the Lilliam Smith Book Award

Emory University’s Vanessa Siddle Walker to Receive the Lilliam Smith Book Award

Vanessa Siddle Walker is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of African American Educational Studies at Emory University in Atlanta. Professor Walker will be honored on September 1 at the DeKalb County Public Library.

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.

Increases in Government Contracting Lead to Lower African American Employment Opportunities

Increases in Government Contracting Lead to Lower African American Employment Opportunities

According to a new study from the University of Georgia, when governments contract work out to private companies, it leads to decreases in workforce diversity, most noticeably in African American and women participation in top-level positions.

Five African American Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five African American Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Paul C. Clement of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Tressie McMillan Cottom of Virginia Commonwealth University, Mary Atwater of the University of Georgia, Ronke Olabisi of Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Connie Dacus of Alabama 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.

Five African American Men in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Five African American Men in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new teaching assignments are Robert Moses at Mills College in Oakland, Harold Briggs at the University of Georgia, Philip Lima at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Demarre McGill at the University of Cincinnati, and Tyree Daye at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Honors and Awards in Higher Education for Five African Americans

Honors and Awards in Higher Education for Five African Americans

The honorees are Andrea Porter of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Howard Henderson at Texas Southern University in Houston, Jackie Sibblies Drury of the Yale School of Drama, Mary Frances Early of the University of Georgia, and Robert J. Rivers Jr. of Princeton University in New Jersey.

Two African American Professors Receive Educational Research Awards

Two African American Professors Receive Educational Research Awards

The honorees are Mary Atwater, a professor in the department of mathematics and science education at the University of Georgia and James L. Moore III, Distinguished Professor of Urban Education and vice provost for diversity and inclusion at Ohio State University.

University of Georgia Fraternity Suspended After Racist Video Appears on Social Media

University of Georgia Fraternity Suspended After Racist Video Appears on Social Media

The 30-second video shows one individual hitting another individual with a belt. One person is heard saying “Pick my cotton, bitch.” Later in the video, a racial slur was substituted for the word “bitch.”

Kim Lee Hughes to Lead the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

Kim Lee Hughes to Lead the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

Dr. Lee Hughes currently serves as an assistant professor in the counseling department in the School of Education at Clark Atlanta University in Georgia. She will begin her term as president of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development in July.

Report Finds Large Disparities in Black Student Representation at Selective Public Universities

Report Finds Large Disparities in Black Student Representation at Selective Public Universities

A new brief from Demos, a nonprofit organization in Washington and New York working to promote democracy and equality, finds that most states have very far to go in making their selective institutions representative of the population of their state.

Natasha Trethewey Elected Chancellor of the American Academy of Poets

Natasha Trethewey Elected Chancellor of the American Academy of Poets

Natasha Trethewey, the Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University, has been named one of two new chancellors of the American Academy of Poets. Since it was formed in 1946, only 115 poets have been elected to the academy.

Three African American Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles

Three African American Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles

Collette Chapman-Hilliard of the University of Georgia has been appointed to the editorial board of The Counseling Psychologist. Afua Hirsh at the University of Southern California and Melanye Price at Prairie View A&M University i n Texas have been appointed to endowed professorships.

A Change in Leadership Is Coming at Savannah State University in Georgia

A Change in Leadership Is Coming at Savannah State University in Georgia

The University System of Georgia announced that Kimberly Ballard-Washington will serve as interim president of Savannah State University, effective July 1. She currently serves as associate vice chancellor for legal affairs for the University System of Georgia.

Eleven Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

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.

University of Georgia to Honor Mary Frances Early, Its First African American Graduate

University of Georgia to Honor Mary Frances Early, Its First African American Graduate

Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes were the first African American students to enroll at the University of Georgia in 1961. But Mary Frances Early was the first African American to earn a degree from the University of Georgia. The university will unveil an official portrait in October.

Marion Fedrick Appointed President of Albany State University in Georgia

Marion Fedrick Appointed President of Albany State University in Georgia

Marion Fedrick has served as interim president since January. Before being named interim president, Fedrick had been serving as interim executive vice president at Albany State. Earlier, she was vice chancellor for human resources at the University System of Georgia.

New Administrative Posts for 13 African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 13 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.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Eight African Americans

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Eight African Americans

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.

A. Zachary Faison Jr. Named the 30th President of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida

A. Zachary Faison Jr. Named the 30th President of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida

When he takes office, Dr. Faison – at the age of 37 – will become the youngest president of an HBCU in the nation, according to the college. He currently serves as general counsel and vice president for external affairs at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

Daniel A. Wubah Will Be the Next President of Millersville University in Pennsylvania

Daniel A. Wubah Will Be the Next President of Millersville University in Pennsylvania

Dr. Wubah, a native of Ghana, is a professor of biology at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He served as provost at Washington and Lee University from 2013 to 2016. Earlier, Dr. Wubah was deputy provost at Virginia Tech.

In Memoriam: Cheryl Lynn Allen

In Memoriam: Cheryl Lynn Allen

Dr. Allen joined the faculty of Morehouse College as an instructor in 1988 and rose to the rank of full professor. On two occasions she was named interim dean of the Business and Economics Division at Morehouse College, the first woman to serve as a dean in the division.

University of Georgia Launches New Fundraising Initiative Aimed at Black Alumni

University of Georgia Launches New Fundraising Initiative Aimed at Black Alumni

On January 9, 1961, Hamilton E. Holmes and Charlayne Hunter-Gault became the first African-American students to register for classes at the University of Georgia. Now the 1961 Club, commemorating that event, has been established to raise funds from the more than 14,000 Black alumni of the university.

University of Georgia School of Law Looks to Increase Diversity

University of Georgia School of Law Looks to Increase Diversity

The University of Georgia School of Law has announced the establishment of the Benham Scholars Program aimed at increasing diversity at the law school. The new program is named after Robert Benham, the first African American justice on the Georgia Supreme Court.

Marion Fedrick to Lead Albany State University in Georgia

Marion Fedrick to Lead Albany State University in Georgia

Marion Fedrick has been serving as interim executive vice president at Albany State since October. Earlier, she was vice chancellor for human resources at the University System of Georgia.

New Administrative Appointments for Four African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Four African Americans in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Darrice Griffin at the University of Georgia, Charles L. Greene II at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, Antonio Marvin Boyle at Delaware State University, and Mark Caartwright at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Four African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Four African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Appointed to new administrative posts are Darrice Griffin at the University of Georgia, Timothy J. Dunn at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, Quentin R. Tyler at Michigan State University, and Sherryta Freeman at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Albany State University Aims to Improve Student Experience and Success Rate

Albany State University Aims to Improve Student Experience and Success Rate

Marion Fedrick, interim executive vice president at Albany State University in Georgia, has announced that the university has formed the Student Engagement Experience task force. The task force will recommend how to improve the student experience and increase retention and graduation rates.

The University of Virginia Establishes the Center on Race and Public Education in the South

The University of Virginia Establishes the Center on Race and Public Education in the South

The new center is being led by Derrick Alridge, a professor in the Curry School of Education at the university. Professor Alridge also is the director of “Teachers in the Movement,” an oral history project that explores the ideas and pedagogy of teachers during the civil rights movement.

The First African American Woman Athletic Director at a Power 5 Conference University

The First African American Woman Athletic Director at a Power 5 Conference University

The University of Virginia has named Carla Williams as director of athletics. She is the first African American woman to be named an athletics director at a Power 5 conference that make up the nation’s leading football programs.

Council of Social Work Education Honors June Gary Hopps for Lifetime Achievement

Council of Social Work Education Honors June Gary Hopps for Lifetime Achievement

June Gary Hopps is the Thomas M. “Jim” Parham Professor of Family and Children Studies in the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia. Earlier she was dean of the Boston College School of Social Work.

Arthur Dunning Retiring as President of Albany State University in Georgia

Arthur Dunning Retiring as President of Albany State University in Georgia

Dr. Dunning was named interim president of Albany State University in 2013 and was hired on a permanent basis in 2015. He successfully presided over the university during its merger with Darton State College.

University of Georgia Led Study Examines Huge Racial Disparity in Felony Convictions

University of Georgia Led Study Examines Huge Racial Disparity in Felony Convictions

The study determined that African American men were five times as likely as the general population to have served time in prison. The study also found that 8 percent of the overall population had been convicted of a felony at some point in their lives. But the rate for African American men is 33 percent.

Natasha Trethewey Wins the $250,000 Heinz Award in Arts and Humanities

Natasha Trethewey Wins the $250,000 Heinz Award in Arts and Humanities

Natasha Trethewey, the Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, has been selected to receive the Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities. The award comes with an unrestricted $250,000 prize. She will be honored in Pittsburgh on October 18.