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Cheyney University Creates STEM Club

Courtesy of Cheyney University Cheyney University’s on-campus partnerships with life sciences and technology companies are helping to establish the nation’s first HBCU as a center for STEM education. Through the Life Sciences and Technology (LSAT) Hub more students have access to innovative labs and the ability to learn and work alongside the experts who operate them. The increased attention to STEM experiential learning has allowed students to engage with like-minded individuals across all majors. Cheyney’s STEM Club was founded in January 2022 to advance that purpose; allowing not just STEM students to share ideas on their various projects but to also

Civil Rights Icon Fred Gray Sr. Receives Nation’s Highest Civilian Honor

By Hazel Scott/ASU One of the most consequential attorneys for the Civil Rights Movement,  ASU alumnus and famed civil rights attorney Fred Gray Sr.,   was recognized Thursday, July 7, for keeping a promise to himself – to destroy through the legal system “everything that was segregated.” In a White House ceremony, President Joe Biden presented Gray with The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, for spending his life achieving his goal of advocating for human rights. The honor is reserved for people who have made exemplary contributions to the prosperity, values or security of the United States, world

Fisk Alumna, Dr. Diane Nash, Receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Courtesy of Fisk University Dr. Diane Nash ’61, civil rights icon and Fisk alumna, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Along with 16 other recipients, including legendary civil rights attorney Mr. Fred Gray and Olympic gymnast turned advocate, Ms. Simone Biles, Dr. Nash, a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, was honored for her extraordinary contributions to the civil rights movement. Dr. Nash received the Medal from President Joe Biden at the White House and insisted that: “the medal is shared with hundreds of thousands of patriotic Americans that have sacrificed so

Center for Racial Justice & National PREA Coordinators Working Group host PREA Coordinators 4th Annual National Conference

By Dillard University Members of the National PREA Coordinators Working Group (NPCWG) facilitate collaboration among state and county correctional agencies and federal partners to reach shared goals, including operationalization of the National PREA standards and, ultimately, prevention of sexual abuse. The group serves as a collective voice in response to common and evolving challenges faced by PREA coordinators across systems large and small. The Center for Racial Justice also focuses on the areas of correction, equity and law enforcement, which makes this collaboration mutually beneficial for both parties in addressing prison rape and sexual victimization in the prison system. PREA was passed unanimously

UAPB Alumnus Recommends a UAPB Education in Aquaculture/Fisheries for Research, Job Opportunities

By Will Hehemann Andrew Maina, originally from the east African country of Kenya, says his lifelong interest in science led him to enroll in the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s (UAPB) graduate program in aquaculture/fisheries. “My father was a pharmacist, and I also started to get interested in science in elementary school,” he said. “In high school, I became really interested in biology. My love for the outdoors and wildlife started in Kenya but continues to play a part in my life in my new home of North Carolina. I frequently go hiking and birdwatching.” During his undergraduate studies

Stepping Into the Limelight: TSU Alum Shares Experience of Performing on Broadway ‘For Colored Girls’

By Alexis Clark Matching hard work with faith was the recipe for success as TSU alum Kala Ross performed as an understudy in the 2022 Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls. The 2017 graduate said the experience was one to cherish forever. “This was everything I’ve ever prayed for,” Ross said. After graduating from the University of Louisville with her masters, Ross began teaching theatre in Georgia. But she knew she was destined to fulfil her passion of becoming an actress. So she moved to New York and auditioned For Colored Girls. Ross was anxious, but she was prepared after studying

Claflin University’s Institute of Teaching and Nursing to Offer High School Students Internships and Experiential Learning Opportunities

Courtesy of Claflin University Claflin University announced the launch of a new outreach initiative – TITAN – that will introduce high school students to the concepts of the teaching and nursing professions. TITAN is the acronym for The Institute of Teaching and Nursing. The program will also expose high school students to the collegiate environment and offer internships and other experiential learning opportunities in nursing and K-12 teacher education. Claflin will partner with six other South Carolina Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to achieve the goals and objectives of the program. These include integrating research on health disparities and

UAPB Freshman Leadership Academy

By Mary Hester-Clifton In response to a common need for leadership skills in our communities and organizations, the UAPB Student Government Association (SGA) launched a six-week Freshman Leadership Academy (FLA) for first-year college students. Under the leadership of Leon Jones, III ’22, the Spring 2022 student leadership program enabled 17 students to explore their leadership potential. The program content tailors one of the world’s most respected leadership models: The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. The experience focuses on transformational leadership and enhancing the students’ leadership capacity and capability on campus as they prepare for leadership positions in the future. The

National Park Service Awards SAU $500K Grant

Courtesy of Saint Augustine’s Unviversity Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) was awarded $500,000 from the Historically Black Colleges and Universities grant program, funded by the Historic Preservation Fund and administered by the National Park Service (NPS) Department of Interior to preserve the Historic Chapel. The funding is part of the $9.7 million in grants announced by the National Park Service to assist 21 preservation projects for historic structures on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) campuses in nine states. “For more than 180 years, Historically Black Colleges and Universities have provided high-level academics, opportunities, and community for generations of students,” said NPS Director

The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust Donates $10,000 To Cheyney University’s Resurgence

Courtesy of Cheyey University Historical non-profit founded by descendants of free African Americans supports the nation’s first HBCU with gift for disadvantaged students The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust (DFCLT) recently donated $10,000 to Cheyney University of Pennsylvania’s Foundation to support the university’s efforts that have provided a new vision and path for the nation’s first HBCU. The donation will be applied toward scholarships for disadvantaged students. The DFCLT is a non-profit that was created to preserve a rare-and beautiful-historic and cultural resource in northeastern Pennsylvania. The organization donated the gift in memory of Cheyney alumna, Edith Dennis Moore Stephens,

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