November 06, 2023

Central State University Extension presents 2nd annual Keeping it Real with Diabetes Conference

Written by Central State University Central State University Extension is proud to announce the upcoming second annual Keeping it Real with Diabetes Conference on Saturday, Nov. 11. The conference will take place at Central State University-Dayton, located at 840 Germantown St., Dayton, Ohio 45402. The event will run from 12-4 p.m. This year’s conference aims

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Jackson State University announces its 2023 BeyGOOD Renaissance Scholars Scholarship recipients

By William H. Kelly III Jackson State University (JSU) is a recipient of the $100,000 BeyGOOD Foundation Renaissance Scholars Scholarship, founded by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. Ten JSU scholars will each receive $10,000. Following the announcement of the RENAISSANCE World Tour, Knowles-Carter committed $1 million dollars to support education and impact 10 colleges and universities worldwide to fund 100 students with the $10,000

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VSU Announces Completion of New State-of-the-Art Research and Administration Building For College Of Agriculture

Courtesy of Virginia State University Virginia State University is proud to announce the completion of the MT Carter Building Annex, a groundbreaking research and administration building for the College of Agriculture. This approximately 14,000-square-foot facility will significantly expand VSU’s agricultural research capabilities while supporting innovation, collaboration, and education within the field. The MT Carter Annex

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Howard University Creates First HBCU Figure Skating Team

By Amira Castilla Howard University has just made history as the first HBCU with a figure skating program! Students Maya James and Cheyenne Walker were both skaters before deciding to dedicate their college years to Howard University, which didn’t previously have a skating program. The two ladies connected with each other via Instagram in late 2022,

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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo, students sit on the campus of Spelman College in Atlanta. A collaborative of 40 historically Black colleges and universities has received a gift of $124 million from Blue Meridian Partners, a philanthropic collaborative. The new funding announced Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023 will be used to increase enrollment, increase graduation rates and improve the employment rate of the schools' graduates. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

HBCU coalition receives $124M gift from nonprofit funder Blue Meridian Partners

BY Thalia Beaty  The HBCU Transformation Project, a coalition of 40 historically Black colleges and universities, on Wednesday announced a $124 million gift from philanthropic funders Blue Meridian Partners to increase enrollment, graduation rates and employment rates for the schools’ graduates. Michael Lomax, president and CEO of UNCF, which is acting as an intermediary overseeing the

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Dillard University Receives $100K from Th BeyGOOD Foundation

Courtesy of Dillard University Dillard University has been selected as one of the schools to receive $100k from the BeyGOOD Foundation to create scholarships specifically focused on Public Health. The BeyGOOD Foundation, founded by global icon Beyonce Knowles-Carter, is a 501 (c)(3) public charity that continues the mission of economic equity and education. When Mrs.

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FVSU, UGA College of Pharmacy Partner to Support Future Pharmacists

Courtesy of Fort Valley State University Fort Valley State University (FVSU) and the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Pharmacy signed an agreement allowing FVSU undergraduate chemistry students to have a streamlined approach for admission into UGA’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. Kelly Smith, Pharm.D., dean of UGA’s College of Pharmacy; Olufunke Fontenot, Ed.D., FVSU’s

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Students embrace diversity, Black excellence during homecoming celebrations for Spelman, Morehouse

By Karys Belger Two of Atlanta’s historically Black colleges and universities — ¬†Morehouse and Spelman — ¬†are celebrating their annual¬†homecoming¬†events this week. While these festivities bring together alumni from all across the country and the world, they also provide a platform for students to challenge misconceptions surrounding diversity on their campuses. Many alumni have expressed

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