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Wilberforce University Students Tackle the Problem of Infant Mortality

Wilberforce University Students Tackle the Problem of Infant Mortality

Students at Wilberforce University established a website entitled Surviving Year One that features podcasts targeting young African Americans to promote awareness of the causes and ways to reduce the infant mortality rate in the Black community.

Beyoncé  Establishes New Scholarship Program for Students at HBCUs

Beyoncé Establishes New Scholarship Program for Students at HBCUs

One student at Tuskegee University in Alabama, Xavier University in New Orleans, Wilberforce University in Ohio, and Bethune-Cookman University in Dayton Beach, Florida, will receive a $25,000 scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year.

New Administrative Positions for Five African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for Five African Americans in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Dustin Fulton at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Cynthia W. Roseberry at Wilberforce University in Ohio, Lanze J. Thompson at Clark Atlanta University, Douglas R. Allen II at Kentucky State University, and Carlton Green at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Herman J. Felton Jr. to Be the Seventeenth President of Wiley College in Texas

Herman J. Felton Jr. to Be the Seventeenth President of Wiley College in Texas

Since 2016, Dr. Felton has been president of Wilberforce University in Ohio. Earlier, Dr. Felton served as senior vice president, chief operating officer, and vice president for institutional advancement at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Elfred Anthony Pinkard Appointed President of Wilberforce University

Elfred Anthony Pinkard Appointed President of Wilberforce University

Dr. Pinkard has been serving as provost and executive vice president at Wilberforce. Before coming to Ohio, Dr. Pinkard was senior vice president, vice president for institutional advancement, and chief operating officer at Livingstone College in North Carolina.

Wilberforce University Signs a Partnership Agreement With Seattle Central College

Wilberforce University Signs a Partnership Agreement With Seattle Central College

Students who earn an associate’s degree at Seattle Central College in Washington State will guaranteed admission to Wilberforce University, a historically Black college in Ohio. Transfer students will enter Wilberforce as juniors with all their credits accepted toward a bachelor’s degree.

Wilberforce University Cuts Pay for Employees

Wilberforce University Cuts Pay for Employees

Herman J. Felton Jr., president of Wilberforce University, the nation’s oldest private historically Black college or university, stated “we decided to do some terminations and furloughs and all of us are taking a pay cut; mine more significant than the others.”

Appointments of African Americans to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Appointments of African Americans to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

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

Wilberforce University Receives Good News From Its Accreditor

Wilberforce University Receives Good News From Its Accreditor

In June 2014, Wilberforce University was issued a “show-cause order” by its accrediting agency that required the HBCU to present its case as to why its accreditation should not be withdrawn. That order has now been lifted.

Wilberforce University Enters Partnership With Ohio State University for Research Training

Wilberforce University Enters Partnership With Ohio State University for Research Training

The “Buckeye Connection at Wilberforce” will offer research training internship opportunities in higher education studies at Ohio State University for undergraduate students at historically Black Wilberforce University.

Algeania Warren Freeman Named President of Wilberforce University in Ohio

Algeania Warren Freeman Named President of Wilberforce University in Ohio

Dr. Freeman previously served as president of Martin University in Indianapolis and Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina. She has a difficult job ahead as Wilberforce has until December to show why its accreditation should not be revoked.

Alumni Step Up to Help Wilberforce University

Alumni Step Up to Help Wilberforce University

At a recent national alumni conference, $400,000 was donated to help the school financially and another $1.4 million was pledged. With overall debt of $23 million, a lot more work needs to be done to shore up the university’s finances.

Wilberforce University Has a Lot of Work to Do to Satisfy Its Accrediting Body

Wilberforce University Has a Lot of Work to Do to Satisfy Its Accrediting Body

Wilberforce University in Ohio has been issued a “show-cause order” that requires the institution to present its case as to why its accreditation should not be withdrawn. The university has until December 15 to respond to the accrediting agency.

Four-Person Transition Team to Lead Wilberforce University

Four-Person Transition Team to Lead Wilberforce University

Wilberforce University in Ohio has announced that a four-person transition team made up of members of the board of trustees will lead the institution when President Patricia Hardaway retires in December.

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.

Three African American Men Win Higher Education Honors

Three African American Men Win Higher Education Honors

Ira T. Wiggins, C. Garnett Henning, and Geoffrey Canada are honored.

Wilberforce University Will Participate in Decontamination Efforts at Nuclear Site

Wilberforce University Will Participate in Decontamination Efforts at Nuclear Site

The HBCU has signed an agreement with Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, the U.S. Department of Energy’s contractor for the decontamination and decommissioning of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio.

Three HBCUs Sign Collaboration Agreements With the Environmental Protection Agency

Three HBCUs Sign Collaboration Agreements With the Environmental Protection Agency

Students and faculty at Bowie State University, Howard University, and Wilberforce University will gain access to internships, mentoring, research projects, and employment opportunities.

Grants and Gifts

Grants and Gifts

This week’s grants to HBCUs or for programs relating to African Americans.