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Higher Education Gifts or Grants of Interest to African Americans

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

Four Atlanta University Center HBCUs Receive $14 Million Grant from National Science Foundation

Four historically Black schools within the Atlanta University Center have been awarded a $14 million grant from the National Science Foundation to expand the research support and capacity across the consortium The project will be led by researchers at Spelman College in collaboration with Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Clark Atlanta University.

Morehouse College Enters Transfer Agreement With Connecticut State Community College

Through the partnership, admission is guaranteed to Morehouse’s traditional and online programs for male Connecticut State Community College who meet the criteria and have earned a minimum GPA of 2.7 and an associate degree.

Morehouse College Partners With Moraine Valley Community College in Illinois

The agreement offers specific benefits to Moraine Valley students such as guaranteed admission, reduced tuition, dual admission, and acceptance into honors programs based on criteria set by each institution. African Americans make up 9 percent of the student body at Moraine Valley Community College.

Morehouse College to Launch a New Real Estate Institute

Morehouse College, the historically Black liberal arts institution for men in Atlanta, has received a $3 million gift from Prologis, the global leader in logistics real estate, to create an endowed fund that will expand opportunities for students of color to study real estate and prepare for lucrative careers with top firms in the industry.

Seven African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Positions in High Education

Taking on new roles are T. Simeon Ananou at Stony Brook University in New York, Jarrett Carter Sr. at Howard Community College in Maryland, Joy Jefferson at Hampton University in Virginia, Norris Allen Edney III at Talladega College in Alabama, Gissette Forte at Queensborough Community College in New York, Juanita W. Hicks at the University of Georgia, and Harold Ellis at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

New Course on AI in Basketball Is Being Offered to Atlanta University Center Consortium Students

The for-credit class on artificial intelligence in sports, which launches this fall on Morehouse’s campus, will welcome students from Morehouse, Spelman College, and Clark Atlanta University who have chosen majors in the areas of math, physics, and engineering.

Ida B. Wells Society at Morehouse College Gets a New Leader

The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting at Morehouse College in Atlanta announced the appointment of Robbie Morganfield as its new executive director....

New Duties For a Trio of Black Scholars in Higher Education

Derrick Brooms was appointed executive director of the Black Men’s Research Institute at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Sherrilyn Ifill was named to an endowed chair at the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., and Aisha Ali-Gombe was named the director of the new Cybersecurity Clinic at Louisiana State University.

Seven African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for this section, please send an email to info@jbhe.com.

Nine HBCUs Become Limited Partners in a $10 Million Venture Capital Fund

The Historic Fund is a unique philanthropic initiative that invites selected HBCUs to be limited partners without investing their own assets. The goal of the initiative is not only to bolster the endowments of HBCUs, but also to foster connectivity between these institutions and the broader venture capital community.

Robert M. Dixon Is the New Leader of Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi

Dr. Dixon has worked as a faculty member and administrator at six HBCUs over the past half-century as a provost, vice president, dean, department chair, and professor. He is a physicist and may have trained more African American physics undergraduates than anyone else in the country.

Robert M. Dixon Is the New Leader of Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi

Dr. Dixon has worked as a faculty member and administrator at six HBCUs over the past half-century as a provost, vice president, dean, department chair, and professor. He is a physicist and may have trained more African American physics undergraduates than anyone else in the country.

Harvey Fields Will Be the Inaugural Dean of the College of STEM at Harris-Stowe State University

Historically Black Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis has announced the creation of a new academic college focused on science, technology, engineering, and math. Harvey R. Fields, Jr., who has been serving as the associate dean for student success at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named dean of the College of STEM.

The Ida B. Wells Society Finds a New Home at Morehouse College in Atlanta

The Society will prepare Morehouse students for ethical careers in journalism through skills building in investigative and social justice reporting. The Society, formerly at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be based on Morehouse’s campus.

Spike Lee Creates New Fellowship Program for Graduates of Atlanta HBCUs

Film director Spike Lee in conjunction with Gersh, the Hollywood-based talent agency, has established the Spike Lee Fellows program. Under the program, five graduates of Atlanta HBCUs will be selected and provided with student debt relief, industry mentorship, post-graduate internships, and full-time employment in the entertainment industry.

Two African American Men Who Have Been Appointed to Distinguished Faculty Positions

Shawn Ginwright has been named professor of practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Grant Warner will serve as the inaugural Bank of America Endowed Professor of Entrepreneurship and director of the Center for Black Entrepreneurship at Spelman College and Morehouse College in Atlanta.

New Center for Black Entrepreneurship Created at Historically Black Spelman and Morehouse Colleges

The new center, supported by a $5 million grant from the Visa Foundation, aims to grow the pipeline of Black entrepreneurs and connect them to investment opportunities. The grant will support the development of an entrepreneurship program, which includes hiring faculty and building curricula for students at Spelman College and Morehouse College

Atlanta University Center Consortium to Launch an Institute on Dual-Degree Engineering Programs

The new Institute for Dual-Degree Engineering Advancement (IDEA) will be a national hub for collaboration between 250 dual-degree engineering programs across the nation, providing models for best practices for dual-degree engineering students.

Morehouse College Establishes the Center for Broadening Participation in Computing

Morehouse College, the nation's only historically Black liberal arts institution dedicated to educating and developing men, and the Information Technology Industry Council, a global technology trade association representing 80 of the world's most innovative companies, are partnering together to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech ecosystem.

Jonathan Lee Walton Appointed the Eighth President of the Princeton Theological Seminary

Dr. Walton has been serving as dean of the School of Divinity at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He also holds the Presidential Chair of Religion and Society at the divinity school and is dean of Wait Chapel on campus. Before coming to Wake Forest in 2020, Dr.  Walton was the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the University’s Memorial Church at Harvard University.

New Initiative to Expand Opportunities in Classical Music for HBCU Students

Under the year-long Shared Voice program, students from Howard University, Fisk University, Morgan State University, and Morehouse College will form musical alliances with The Metropolitan Opera, faculty and students from The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.

Clark Atlanta University and Cisco Join Up to Support Black Entrepreneurship

Historically Black Clark Atlanta University has announced a funding partnership with Cisco, a leading systems technology company. The commitment includes over $4 million in grants and direct technical services toward the development of the Center for Black Entrepreneurship at the university. Spelman College and Morehouse College will also participate in the effort.

Walter Kimbrough to Lead the Black Men’s Research Institute at Morehouse College

Dr. Kimbrough recently stepped down as president of Dillard University in New Orleans. He had led the university since July 2012. Earlier, Dr. Kimbrough was president of Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas.

HBCU Students to Participate in Medical Research Program at the University of Pennsylvania

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is expanding its Penn Access Summer Scholars Program to include students from five historically Black educational institutions. The selective program provides two summers of research for undergraduates with a goal of preparing them to matriculate into medical school.

Once Again, Robert Smith Takes a Major Step to Help Blacks in Higher Education

Robert F. Smith, founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, announced a gift of $15 million to the College of Engineering at Cornell University. The funds will be used to establish an endowed scholarship fund to provide financial aid for Cornell engineering students from urban high schools and graduates of HBCUs.

Vicki Crawford of Morehouse College Awarded France’s Legion of Honor

Vicki Crawford, an associate professor of African American studies and director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Collection at Morehouse College in Atlanta, was honored for her academic work as well as her efforts to spread the teachings and the philosophy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Morehouse College Wins the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Since the competition was founded in 1989, Morehouse College has qualified to participate every year and has won the championship five times. This year, Morehouse defeated the team from Kentucky State University in the final round. Teams from Oakwood University and Tuskegee University, both in Alabama, were semifinalists in the competition.

In Memoriam: Charles Vert Willie, 1927-2022

Charles Willie taught at Syracuse University from 1950 to 1974. He was the first Black faculty member to be awarded tenure at the university. He later served on the faculty at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.

Michael Lindsey Named Dean of the School of Social Work at New York University

Dr. Lindsey is the Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies at New York University. He also serves as executive director of the university’s McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research.

The Inaugural Dean of Texas A&M University’s Intercollegiate School of Engineering Medicine

Roderic I. Pettigrew is the Robert A. Welch Professor in the Texas A&M University College of Medicine and professor of biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering. He will lead the new school that will allow graduates to receive both a doctorate of medicine and master’s degree in engineering in four years.

Morehouse College Launches the Black Men’s Research Institute

The institute, in partnership with Morehouse’s Africana studies and history department, will serve as a launchpad for the exploration of the first Black masculinities studies minor at a historically Black college or university, along with an online certificate program. The institute also plans to launch an annual symposium.

Gene Wade to Lead the Propel Center, a Hub for HBCU Innovation and Learning

Gene Wade most recently served as founder and CEO of Honors Pathway in Oakland, California, a social venture that enables low-income students to attend their first year of college at no cost while receiving over 500 hours of in-person coaching and mentoring.

Huntsman Savile Row Establishes Scholarship Program at Morehouse College

The scholarship provides financial support to Morehouse students and gives them access to signature professional development opportunities. In addition, Huntsman Scholars also participate in mentoring activities and coaching sessions with company executives.

Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation to Sponsor HBCU Scholarship Program

The Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation has announced a scholarship program that will benefit 12 historically Black colleges and universities. Spelman College and Morehouse College in Atlanta have been announced as two participating institutions.

Three HBCUs Join Forces to Examines Best Practices in STEM Program Retention at HBCUs

The center, known as “STEM-US,” will be housed at Morehouse College. The three HBCUs will share a $9 million award from the National Science Foundation. The five-year grant will assist in the ultimate goal of implementing effective interventions that will increase retention across all STEM disciplines and improve graduation rates to above the national average.

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