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TSU Takes Over Miami With National Alumni Conference, The Tiger Renaissance

By Alexis Clark The Tennessee State University National Alumni Association (TSUNAA) turned the City of Miami “Blue and White” for the 66th National Convention in the sunshine state. It had been four years since TSUNAA held an in-person annual convention due to the pandemic. More than 200 members attended the alumni conference including TSU President Glenda Glover. The three-day convention, themed, “Tiger Renaissance: Celebrating TSU Excellence of Yesterday Today and Tomorrow,” included several presentations, panel discussions, and activities such as, “Tiger’s Choice: National Day of Service,” where delegates held community service activities across the city.  TSUNAA National President Charles Galbreath welcomes delegates during the

American Cancer Society Awards Howard University $4 Million to Establish Cancer Health Equity Research Center

By Sholnn Z. Freeman The American Cancer Society (ACS) has awarded Howard University a four-year $4.08 million grant to establish a Cancer Health Equity Research Center (CHERC), one of multiple such centers that ACS is creating with other educational institutions and amounts to an investment of $16 million nationally. ACS officials said addressing the root causes of cancer health disparities in the context of the social determinants of health is essential to accelerating progress in health equity research. “It is our expectation that the Cancer Health Equity Research Centers at Howard University will prove to be pivotal in altering the field of cancer

FAMU Professor Secures $3.5M to Support Wellness of Florida’s First Responders

By Andrew Skerritt A Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health (CoPPS,IPH) faculty member secured an estimated $2.5 million from the Florida Department of Children and Families to continue collaborative efforts to support the wellness of the state’s first responders. This new award is in addition to more than $1 million in previously awarded external funding for first responder resiliency initiatives secured by Kellie O’Dare, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Institute of Public Health and director of the 2nd Alarm Project. O’Dare received the grant as part of an initiative spearheaded by Florida First

TSU partnering with six HBCUs and MSIs to share online courses for new pathways to college completion

Courtesy of Texas Southern University Texas Southern University has joined a group of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions (MSIs) in an innovative new partnership. The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) announced its HBCU-MSI Course-Sharing Consortium, a collaboration designed to help HBCUs and MSIs enable students to stay on track toward graduation. “Texas Southern University is honored to be a part of this Consortium,” said Acting Provost Dr. Lillian Poats. “The University is committed to eliminating barriers that prevent our students from graduating on time. We believe this innovative effort by some of the leading minority-serving

Spelman Names New Center for Innovation & the Arts in Honor of President Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D.

By Spelman College Spelman College announced today that it will name the new 84,000-square-foot Center for Innovation & the Arts in honor of Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., the 10th president of the College. A new “front porch” for Spelman College, the Center for Innovation & the Arts (CI&A), will be a home to Spelman’s thriving arts programs in dance, documentary filmmaking, photography, theater and performance, music, the Atlanta University Center Art History and Curatorial Studies Collective, and provide expanded space for the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. At the hub of the new Center will be the College’s cutting-edge Innovation

TSU and NASA announce Space Act Agreement for educational opportunities

Courtesy of Texas Southern University Texas Southern University and NASA Johnson Space Center signed a Space Act Agreement that will expand opportunities for education, workforce development, and research. Under the agreement, TSU and NASA will work collaboratively to facilitate joint research, technology transfer, technology development, and educational and outreach initiatives. The overarching goal is to  create a sustained pipeline of diverse talent for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center and the surrounding companies that provide support for its operations. “This Space Act Agreement is an embodiment of Texas Southern University’s commitment to its guiding

FAMU NAA Convention Raises Over $300K, Honors Distinguished Alumni

By Andrew Skerritt Distinguished Alumni: Standing from left Andre Harper, Charles Johnson, Michael Moore, NAA President Col. Gregory Clark, FAMU President Larry Robinson, Martez Prince, Don Roberts, Scotty Barnhart.(Seated from left)Joy May-Harris, Kimberly Evans, Rhonda Rolle, Lakitsia Gaines, FAMU NAA DAA Chair Doris Hicks, Vivian Bradley Johnson. Florida A&M University National Alumni Association’s (FAMU NAA) Annual Convention wrapped up last with more than $300,000 in donations and honoring 11 Distinguished Alumni. The NAA raised $317,000 at the “Unity Breakfast” on Saturday. Money raised will go to the Save Our Students Scholarship fund, which is designed to aid financially strapped upperclassmen

Hampton Announces 18 Recipients of $400,000 in New York Life STEM Academic Scholarships

By Hampton University  Hampton University announced today that $400,000 in scholarship support has been awarded to 18 worthy students. Funding for these scholarships was made possible by a grant from the New York Life Foundation, the charitable arm of New York Life.  “We are grateful for the New York Life Foundation’s commitment to Hampton University and its students,” said Dr. William R. Harvey, Hampton University President. “This scholarship funding from New York Life champions one of the University’s highest priorities and buttresses our effort to increase financial assistance for deserving students.” Scholarships are awarded for the fall 2022 academic school year.  Scholarship

JSU Department of Urban and Regional Planning to host The Future of Energy Panel Discussion

Jackson State University Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) invites industry leaders to a panel discussion about the future of energy in the community. The event is on June 16 from noon until 2 p.m. in room 134 in the College of Business on JSU’s main campus. With global warming and the rising cost of oil, DURP Department Chair Berneece Herbert, Ph.D., said this is an important time to examine the possibilities of better and more sustainable energy. “We want to look at issues with renewable energy. We want to look at issues with energy burdens and how companies can

Former Miss TSU and Memphis Educator Pippin Dies at age 96

By Alexis Clark Harriet Louise Johnson Pippin, who was the oldest living former Miss Tennessee State University, and 30-year Memphis area educator, has died at age 96. Pippin was described as a sweetheart, as she was born on Valentine’s Day. She died on June 10 in Memphis, Tennessee. Pippin was Miss TSU in 1946-47 and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. Harriet Louise Johnson Pippin (Photo submitted) Her career as an educator with Memphis City Schools, included Booker T. Washington High School and Georgia Avenue Elementary, retiring 31 years later. She loved her family and had a passion