Campus News

Classes of 1970-1972 honored during Golden Graduates celebration

Courtesy of Grambling State University While more than 400 degrees were conferred during Grambling State University’s two commencement ceremonies, it was 61 GSU alumni who might have had the biggest time of all as they returned to campus as “Golden Graduates” from the classes of 1970, 1971 and 1972. Three classes were honored this year because of limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic over the previous two years. “I only arrived at GSU in January 2022, with vacancies in some key positions, including staffing in alumni affairs. Once I learned that the University had previously celebrated Golden Graduates, it was

Donations to JSU’s Tiger Career Closet help students prepare for professional future

By Rachel James-Terry Jackson State University’s Tiger Career Closet received two generous gifts this spring. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch partnered with the Mississippi Women Lawyer’s Association to sponsor a professional clothing drive during Women’s History Month. The partnership netted a multitude of women’s business attire and shoes that were donated to the Tiger Career Closet. “The professional clothing drive for JSU students gives us an opportunity to empower the next generation of women in the workforce. The donated attire may be just what she wears when she lands the job at her interview or makes an impression her first day

Wiley College Selected for HBCU Digital Learning Initiative

By Wiley College Complete College America (CCA) has selected six Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) to take part in a first-of-its-kind Digital Learning Infrastructure (DLI) initiative. As a national leader focused on building movements to transform postsecondary education and drive college completion, CCA will work alongside these partner institutions to reimagine how colleges and universities can build digital cultures that promote learning and student success. In addition to the participating institutions, CCA has convened 19 leading experts from HBCUs, Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), and the digital learning sector who will advise the initiative as it explores innovations that will

Nursing Pinning Ceremony celebrates largest-ever graduating class

Courtesy of Delaware State University The May 13 Nurse Pinning Ceremony featured the largest class of nursing graduates ever in the history of Delaware State University. The graduate Class of 2022 celebrated 70 seniors who have completed the undergraduate Nursing Program. The record number was the result of the University’s acquisition of Wesley College, through which all of the former college’s nursing majors completed their Bachelor of Nursing Degrees as Delaware State University students. The Nursing Pinning Ceremony recognized the following top students: The 2022 Academic Excellence Award recipients are Tionne Henson of the University, and Anilu Paneda, a Wesley Legacy graduate. The award is

Philanthropists Kenneth and Kathryn Chenault Donate $2 Million to Howard Law for Vernon Jordan Endowed Chair

Courtesy of Howard University Philanthropists Kenneth and Kathryn Chenault have donated $2 million to Howard University in memory of their longtime friend and mentor, the late Vernon Jordan, to support an endowed chair at the School of Law. The gift for the Vernon E. Jordan Jr., Esq., Endowed Chair will be made to support the recruitment, teaching, research, service and other activities of the professor. “Ken and Kathryn have been loyal friends of Vernon Jordan for decades,” said Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick. “The value of that relationship is manifested here in this generous gift to the Vernon E. Jordan Jr., Esq., Endowed Chair. This gift will

Xavier to host forum on Black journalism’s influence in the United States

By Xavier University of Louisiana Xavier University of Louisiana is hosting the virtual forum “Today’s News: The Changing Role of the Black Press in Louisiana Life” on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 6 p.m. CST, presented by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH). The forum will discuss the evolution of Black journalism and its impact on the United States, focusing on Louisiana Black press. The event will feature writers, publishers, and editors discussing the role of Black press in American history. “It is extremely important that a historically Black college or university (HBCU) host an event discussing the importance

Two posthumous degrees awarded during GSU Spring commencement

by T. Scott Boatright It was a celebration of a lifetime for new Grambling State University graduates as they were awarded their degrees Thursday afternoon in the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. But there was a solemn and poignant moment before degrees were conferred as deceased GSU students were honored with posthumous degrees. Those students were Natalie Desselle Reid, who passed away on Dec. 7, 2021 after a long battle with cancer; and Zaria Griffith, who was a current GSU student when she died of injuries suffered in a car accident on Nov. 26 of last year. A native of

Virginia Union University Continues Legacy of Molding “Change Agents” Who Serve in Virginia Legislature

By Virginia Union University On Saturday, May 7th, Virginia Union University (VUU) held its 123rd Commencement exercises on Hovey Field in Richmond, Virginia. Among the graduates that walked the stage, Delegate Marcia “Cia” Price, representative of Virginia’s 95th District, graduated as valedictorian from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology. Delegate Price is the 5th VUU graduate currently serving in the Virginia legislature. “At VUU we want our students to be socially responsible, engaged in their communities and upholding their civic duties,” said Dr. Hakim J. Lucas, President and CEO of the university. “From L. Douglas Wilder, the first elected African American governor since

JSU Department of Urban and Regional Planning launches student exchange program with UC Berkeley

By Anthony Howard Five Jackson State University Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) doctoral candidates and two faculty members will be traveling to the University of California in Berkeley for the department’s first exchange program. Berneece Herbert, Ph.D., professor and chair for DURP, collaborated with UC Berkeley professor, Matt Kondalf, Ph.D., to make this opportunity possible. During their time in Berkeley, the exchange students will study the revitalization of various cities’ riverfronts. “We want to see how cities can revive their riverfronts and make them economically sustainable, but environmentally friendly,” says Herbert. “There’s a lot of issues with riverfronts and riverfront access. The

Congressman Troy Carter Presented $2.5M Check to Xavier University of Louisiana for renovations to turn St. Michael’s Residence Hall into a Pre-Health, STEM Student Center

By Xavier University of Louisiana  Congressman Troy A. Carter, Sr., presented Xavier University of Louisiana President, Dr. Reynold Verret, and other representatives of Xavier with a $2.5 million dollar check to jumpstart the university’s renovations for a new STEM and Pre-Health student advising center in the historic St. Michael resident hall, affectionately called “St. Mike’s” by the university community.  “This effort to establish the Pre-health and Stem [Advising] center here at St. Mike’s [dormitory] is crucial not only for the future of Xavier, but also this community,” President Verret stated during his remarks.   St. Michael played a key role in

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