Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

money-bag-2Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee received a grant from the American Cancer Society for the development and testing of culturally-based intervention programs to promote physical activity in African American breast cancer survivors.

Historically Black Mississippi Valley State University received the gift of a house near its campus from Claude Perkins, the president of Virginia Union University in Richmond. Perkins graduated from Mississippi Valley State University in 1964. The house was designed by James Herbert White, the first president of Mississippi Valley State University.

Lee_LorettaThe University of Alabama Birmingham received a grant from the Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging to examine the associate support and intuitive eating with glycemic control in older African American with diabetes. The grant program is under the direction of Loretta T. Lee, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at the university. Dr. Lee is a graduate of the University of Alabama and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Alabama Birmingham.

The University of Missouri School of Nursing received a $120,000 donation from Gregory and Diane Lind. The money will be used to create a scholarship fund for underrepresented minority students at the School of Nursing.

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