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Clark Atlanta University Launches Executive Leadership Institute for Next Generation of HBCU Presidents


Clark Atlanta University Launches Executive Leadership Institute for Next Generation of HBCU Presidents Today, Clark Atlanta University and higher education stakeholders announced the launch of the HBCU Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) at CAU. The groundbreaking initiative will serve as an incubator for recruiting and developing the future presidents of over 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The first program of its kind, ELI will help preserve and strengthen HBCUs as a hub for education, opportunity and uplift in the Black community. The effort is supported by The Rich Foundation, Inc., Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Microsoft Corporation, Toyota, Educational Credit

NASCAR Heat 5 event awards HBCU students $1,000


NASCAR is partnering with HBCUs as part of its latest diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. NASCAR has partnered with the Yard HBCU Esports Alliance, in which students from more than 30 HBCUs will compete against one another in the esports video game NASCAR Heat 5.  There will be four events that will be played on PlayStation and streamed on Twitch. The winners will each be awarded $1,000.  NASCAR content team employee and Tuskegee alumnae Kenneth Lee was the commentator for last week’s initial event. The next event will take place at Virtual Richmond on Wednesday. NASCAR recently appointed Brandon Thompson

Morgan Stanley awards $12 million in scholarships for HBCU students


Financial firm Morgan Stanley is teaming up with HBCUs to eliminate financial barriers to higher education for African American college students. The $12 million initiative will support a total of 60 full scholarships for students enrolled in Howard University, Spelman College and Morehouse College. The goal of the HBCU Scholars program is to prepare students to be financially independent, and those who are awarded the scholarship will have the entire cost of tuition and living expenses covered.  “Driving diversity beyond our four walls is part of our commitment at Morgan Stanley,” said Susan Reid, Managing Director and Global Head of

Keysight Technologies announces innovation challenge for HBCU engineering students


Keysight Technologies, Inc. recently announced its new Keysight Innovation Challenge 2021. Undergraduate students studying engineering at HBCUs are able to partake in the challenge. They must either come up with an innovative business idea or create a video that demonstrates electronics measurement techniques.  “This is one of the many ways Keysight is inspiring a strong and sustainable pool of global leaders who will continue to push technology to new heights and bring positive change in the world with rich and diverse perspectives,” said Ee Huei Sin, senior vice president, Keysight Technologies and president of Keysight’s Electronic Industrial Solutions Group. “We

Grand Valley State University partners with Fort Valley State University to increase diversity


Grand Valley State University (GVSU) launched an initiative with Fort Valley State University (FVSU) in an effort to increase diversity within its student population and within the STEM industry. The collaborative effort will allow students in STEM fields to earn a master’s degree from GVSU’s Padnos College of Engineering and Computing after completing their bachelor’s degrees at FVSU.  “This collaboration will allow our students to benefit from the best strengths of both universities — receiving a solid foundation in science and technology and exposure to specialized courses, research and connections,” said FVSU President, Paul A. Jones. “We are immensely proud

Beshear signs bill in support of Kentucky’s HBCUs


Gov. Andy Beshear signed bill 270 in support of HBCUs and postsecondary education. The bill will increase student services for Kentucky’s HBCUs and create a partnership between Simmons College and Kentucky State University (KSU). The bill allows students attending HBCUs to receive Kentucky tuition grants. In partnership with Simmons College, KSU will now be able to bring its academic offerings to West Louisville, meeting additional students where they are. In addition, KSU can now accept transfer credits from Simmons College. “For generations, Kentucky’s HBCUs have been meeting the need to ensure all students have access to a high-quality education,” said

Fifth Third Bank to host HBCU leadership conference


Fifth Third Bank is collaborating with HBCUs in an effort to recruit a more inclusive and diverse workforce. As part of its strategy to nurture a multicultural employee base, the bank is hosting an inaugural HBCU leadership conference May 18-19. The goal of this two-day conference is to help high-achieving HBCU students explore traditional and nontraditional careers in banking. Those who attend will hear from several speakers and have the opportunity to network with other HBCU students from around the country. The conference is part of the bank’s Executive Diversity Leadership Council’s Accelerating Racial Equality, Equity and Inclusion initiative. The

Howard University’s Miles Simon qualifies for Olympic trials


Miles Simon, a sophomore at Howard University, qualified for the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials with his 50-meter freestyle. Clocking in at 23.11, Simon made the Wave I cut with 8 seconds to spare.  “Having the opportunity to compete at this meet was one of my biggest eye openers,” Simon said in an interview. “It allowed me to see and feel what it’s like to compete on a National level with world class swimmers, such as Ryan Lochte and Joseph Schooling. Even though this year’s conditions could have given me the excuses I needed to not train, I understood what I

Middlebury Institute offers scholarship to graduate students, HBCU alumni

Beginning in the fall of 2021, the Middlebury Institute is offering its students who are HBCU alumni an annual $10,000 scholarship toward their graduate studies. “The goal of offering this scholarship is to expand access to the Middlebury Institute to a broader group of students,” said Sadia Khan, director of admissions at the Institute. “The scholarship also helps support the Institute’s commitment to diversity.” The Middlebury Institute of International Studies is a graduate school that offers 13 master’s degree programs, three joint degree programs, five joint bachelor’s/master’s degree programs, certificates, and professional development. Graduates will also be eligible for additional

Tennessee State makes ex-Titan Eddie George new head coach


Former NFL running back and ex-Titan Eddie George will be Tennessee State University’s (TSU) new head coach.  TSU is an HBCU in Nashville and George’s alma mater, and it’s one of many HBCUs that are hiring high-profile athletes as coaches. Throughout his life George has worn many hats, as a professional athlete, an actor on Broadway and on television, a businessman and an investment advisor for young athletes, to name a few. The Heisman Trophy winner has never coached before, but he has nine NFL seasons under his belt, running 10,441 yards. George is still assembling his dream team. It’s

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