Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc has raised $1 million dollars in support of historically black colleges and universities by way of a 24-hour giving campaign, the organization announced this week.
A year ahead of the formal launch of its undergraduate nursing program, West Virginia State University has announced a $500,000 matching grant gift from the John L. Dickinson Family in support of the degree offering.
Alabama State University stakeholders formally welcomed President Quinton Ross to leadership this week with an inaugural ball that raised $1 million in support of ASU students.
Saint Augustine’s University got a much-needed alumni gift last week and will receive more than $340,000 in annual appropriations from the Episcopal Church over the next three years. But questions remain about the school’s financial stability as it approaches an accreditation reporting deadline.
Restaurateur Roland Parrish has donated $3 million to Fisk University to establish an on-campus career development and conference center. School officials say the gift, one of the largest in school history, will support the construction of the Roland G. Parrish Center for Career Planning and Development.
Four members of Bethune-Cookman University’s Board of Trustees have resigned, board chair Michelle Carter-Scott has confirmed amid growing demands from alumni calling for an executive shake-up at the embattled institution.
In a stern letter addressed to Bethune-Cookman University Board of Trustees Chair Michelle Carter-Scott, leadership of the university’s national alumni association has demanded the immediate resignation of several board members.
Facility renovation, new degree and training programs, the launch of a new research center and historic grant making in support of its rehabilitation counseling masters program are signs of growth at Wilberforce University.
Stakeholders are responding to the advances. This fall’s incoming class of new students is expected to be among the largest in years at Wilberforce, and the school is one of the target institutions for a student scholarship program developed by iconic entertainer Beyoncè.
But WU’s good news is accompanied by shades of controversy. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has placed the institution on accreditation probation last month, citing non-compliance with academic standards, high levels of institutional debt, and lingering issues with internal controls.
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Benedict College last month announced a record breaking year in fundraising, exceeding its overall annual philanthropic goal by 32 percent, increasing alumni gifts by 18 percent and raising more than $1 million for the fourth consecutive year.