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Bowie State Adds More Science, Technology, And Online Degree Programs

Courtesy of Bowie State University Bowie State is offering four new undergraduate programs designed to prepare students for positions in the expanding field of technology. Students can apply now to earn a bachelor’s degree in cyber operations engineering, data science, software engineering and philosophy, political science and economics (PPE). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in information and computer technology occupations are projected to grow dramatically between now and 2030. The university says that projections show that over 667,000 new positions will be created with an emphasis on cloud computing, collection, and storage of big data and information security, with

MVSU becomes first HBCU to offer prison college program in Mississippi

By Molly Minta Incarcerated people at two prisons in the Delta will be able to start earning four-year degrees from Mississippi Valley State University this fall for the first time in more than two decades. Valley State’s Prison Educational Partnership Program (PEPP) is part of a growing number of colleges providing classes in prison with Second Chance Pell. This federal program is restoring access to income-based financial aid for incarcerated people. Seven colleges and nonprofits currently offer for-credit college classes and vocational courses in prisons in Mississippi. Still, PEPP will be the first program run by a Historically Black college

ECSU Registers Highest Student Count in Eight Years

Courtesy of Elizabeth City State University Elizabeth City State University’s student population increased by 4.6% from the 2022 to 2023 academic year, recording growth in nearly every student category. The university registered its overall total enrollment for FY23 at 2,149, representing the highest student count at ECSU in eight years. ECSU attributes the increase over FY22 enrollment to new, transfer, returning, continuing, adult learners and graduate students.  For the fall 2022 semester, there are 573 new first-time freshman and transfer students. The increase is the fifth consecutive year ECSU had a major yield in recruiting and enrolling in-state and out-of-state first-time

North Carolina A&T State University Galleries Hosts Exhibition, “The Beauty Within: African American Art From The Permanent Collection”

Courtesy of North Carolina A&T State University The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is hosting a new art exhibition, “The Beauty Within: African American Art from the Permanent Collection.” The on-site exhibition features fifteen works from the permanent collection and opens on Sept. 1. Consisting of art spanning mediums, time periods and cultures, the “Girl Power!” exhibition showcases courage, agency and presence of females in art. Works by noted artists such as Norman Barbee, John Biggers and Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe feature an array of subjects that exude a captivating presence while acknowledging the contributions African American

Departing College of Pharmacy Dean Toyin Tofade Establishes Endowed Fund for Leadership Development

By Kelvin Childs Toyin Tofade, the former dean of the Howard University College of Pharmacy (HUCOP), will continue to support the University even after she becomes a college president in New York, by establishing a fund for leadership development. The Alfred and Toyin Tofade Aspiring Leaders Endowed Fund, to launch in the Fall, will benefit at least one faculty member, one staff member and one student each year. Recipients may use it for registration, travel and other costs related to events, meetings or programs that support leadership and professional development. At an April 20 farewell reception in the Louis Stokes

Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Welcomes 8-time EMMY Winner Maynard Eaton as Endowed Professor

 Courtesy of Hampton University Hampton University, one of the nation’s leading Historically Black Colleges & Universities, today announced the addition of award-winning newsman Maynard Eaton to the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. A 1971 Hampton University graduate, Eaton is an eight-time, EMMY-winning journalist and the first African American local newsman at WVEC – Channel 13 in Hampton. “We are honored to welcome Endowed Professor Eaton to our school,” said Julia A. Wilson, dean of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. “Professor Eaton is a veteran journalist and local pioneer in the television industry, with vast experience

SWARMAS1 Coaches’ Caravan Garners More than $100,000 In Donations

Courtesy of Alabama State University Alabama State Athletics held its first SWARMAS1 Coaches’ Caravan this summer and Hornet pride was on full display with more than $110,000 raised during visits to nine cities across Hornet Nation. ASU Athletic Director, Dr. Jason Cable, said the tour donations show the commitment and passion of our alumni and supporters. Donations continue to come in to the Athletics Department due to the excitement generated from the tour. “The SWARMAS1 Coaches’ Caravan was an excellent opportunity for our coaches to share their vision for their programs and for me to share my vision for the

UMES freshman enrollment hits highest rate since 2015

University of Maryland Eastern Shore When Latoya Jenkins hit the stage, she was energized. The Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Engagement at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore could easily have felt worn down as she and her staff had been working tirelessly recruiting UMES’s incoming freshman class. However, she had a special pep in her step as she and her staff saw the fruits of their labor as it was announced UMES had hit its highest new student enrollment since 2015. “This was because of all the hard work that we have put in as an institution to get

Howard, FEMA partner to promote disaster readiness in African American communities

By Jarrett Carter A delegation of emergency management professionals joined dozens of Howard University students on the Yard yesterday as Howard and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hosted a historic launch event for National Preparedness Month. Howard is the lead institution in a coalition of historically Black colleges and universities nationwide looking to work with the agency to support disaster readiness in African American communities. FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell held a morning meeting with students and served as the keynote speaker for an afternoon press conference, pledging FEMA’s commitment to saving lives under an awareness campaign theme of ‘A Lasting Legacy.’ “This theme is centered

HBCU Alumnus Chadwick Boseman To Receive Disney Legend Honor At Upcoming D23 Expo

A Howard University alumnus has been selected by The Walt Disney Company for a very prestigious honor at its upcoming D23 Expo presented by Visa. Chadwick Boseman will be one of fourteen Disney Legends honored for their lasting contributions to DIsney’s iconic legacy. Most known for his celebrated role as the Black Panther, Boseman will be honored posthumously after passing away from colon cancer in August 2020. However, thanks to this award he will formally go down in history as one of the company’s most influential figures of all times. The D23 Expo has served as Disney’s largest and most comprehensive fan experience in the world since 2009.

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