September 2022

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Interior Assistant Secretary tours Jackson State University’s historic landmarks during Mississippi Visit

By Anthony Howard Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Shannon Estenoz toured Jackson State University last month to highlight investments to preserve HBCUs. JSU received an investment of $650,000 from the National Park Service. The funding received will help preserve the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) Civil Rights Education Center and Ayer Hall.

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Benedict College to Host FBI Mentoring Program

Courtesy of Benedict College The FBI Columbia field office announced today that it is launching its first Mentoring Program inspired by the FBI’s Beacon Project. FBI personnel will serve as mentors to select students from Benedict College, Allen University, Claflin University, South Carolina State University, and Morris College. The students will meet with FBI mentors

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Buffalo celebrates Black service members with historic monument dedication

By Claretta Bellamy For the first time, Black veterans are getting a monument to acknowledge their service and contributions in all U.S. wars. The African American Veterans Monument was unveiled Saturday in Buffalo, New York, to honor Black veterans and active-duty military service members who served in the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marines and

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The strong growth of Delaware State University Graduate Education Program

Courtesy of Delaware State University Multiple efforts to improve and expand Delaware State University’s graduate education programs are proving successful, with enrollment up 729 % over the past eight years. Under the leadership of Dr. Nirmaljit Rathee, Director of Education Graduate Programs, the department has undergone transformational change, with an updated quality curriculum, increased practicality of

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North Carolina A&T Announces Fifth Cheatham-White Scholars

By Jackie Torok North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has announced its newest cohort of Cheatham-White Scholarship recipients, representing some of the highest-achieving students among members of the class of 2026. The 20 academically talented first-year students boast an average cumulative GPA of 4.45 and, on average, ranked in the top 5 to 10

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Fayetteville State University’s Jennifer Addison joins 68 Business Officers Selected for NACUBO Emerging Leaders Program

Courtesy of Fayetteville State University Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) Jennifer K. Addison, interim associate vice chancellor of finance and controller in the Office of Business and Finance, has been named to The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) 2022-23 cohort of the Emerging Leaders Program, a professional development opportunity for promising mid-level

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Xavier University of Louisiana’s goal of educational equity furthered as recipient of Gilead Foundation grant

Courtesy of Xavier University of Louisiana  Xavier University of Louisiana is one of 13 recipients of the Gilead Foundation’s Creating Possible Fundℱ, which was launched to support creative and high-impact strategies that advance health through education equity. As one of the nation’s leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Xavier continuously seeks to expand opportunities

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Howard University Joins The Denyce Graves Foundation partnership with The Metropolitan Opera, HBCUs and America’s most preeminent conservatories

By Misha Cornelius Shared Voices is a contemporary classical music program for undergraduate and graduate students, which is reminiscent of the rich history and connection between elite Historically Black Colleges and Universities and America’s most preeminent Conservatories. Shared Voices is a year-long program that will bolster collaboration between students and administrators which will lead to

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