Virginia State University and Tuskegee University finished their 2017 regular seasons with expected results; conference championship trophies. But only one of these programs got the nod for an appearance in the NCAA Division II post-season playoffs.
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How do you even sum up how the CIAA Championship slate was set on Saturday afternoon? Nerve wrecking? Gut-wrenching? That sounds about right.
Hardcore HBCU football fans know the stakes of tomorrow’s CIAA Northern Division matchup between Bowie State University and homecoming host Virginia State University. Both teams undefeated, both teams featuring conference player of the year candidates in VSU tailback Trent ‘Boom’ Cannon and BSU quarterback Amir Hall.
While North Carolina A&T State University has broken its own enrollment mark as the nation’s largest historically black college or university, several HBCUs are posting record enrollment for first-year students and total headcount.
Lataisia Jones recently became the first African American woman to earn a PhD in biomedical sciences from Florida State University’s College of Medicine, setting a new standard for the school’s diversity efforts and boosting the narrative on HBCU excellence in training STEM professionals.
Keith Granderson has held a variety of titles during his time at Virginia State University, enough that the criminal justice major from Ettrick, VA is known throughout the campus community as ‘The Mayor.’
Now, the former HBCU Male Student of the Year nominee and future police dispatcher will take his biggest academic step yet, as he will join become a Virginia State graduate during the university’s spring commencement exercises on May 13.
Virginia State University President Makola Abdullah discusses his vision for economic development in the campus community, the importance of branding in the digital age, and his take on the strengths of the HBCU sector.
Virginia State University held investiture ceremonies last week for Makola Abdullah as the school’s 14th president. Watch the replay of Dr. Abdullah’s speech here (begins at 1:47:30)
Albany State University and Virginia State University were this week announced as part of a national consortium of institutions which will study elements and models of successful secondary education leadership development.
What does an increase in enrollment mean exactly? For some, it means increased interest in a campus or its degree offerings.
But for black colleges, a boost in students could make the difference in a stabilized or downgrade in bond rating, the fine line between hiring or laying off staff, the slim margin between operating on revenue instead of a line of credit, or having full accreditation status versus warning or probation for financial struggles.
Virginia State University alumnus Roger Gregory will be appointed as the chief judge of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the first African American to hold the title.
The 1975 graduate will be installed on Saturday, and will head a 17-member panel of active and senior judges in hearing appeals from cases based in several mid-atlantic and southern states.
Officials at Virginia State University say that enrollment in its summer school programs and projections for its fall enrollment are up from last year’s numbers.
According to a release, enrollment for the university’s TrojanAdvance Program has increased 42 percent since 2015, thanks in part to the school’s $100 tuition rebate program for students maintaining a ‘B’ average in each $199 online summer course.
Officials at South Carolina State University and Virginia State University today announced the lifting of their warning status with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges.
In separate announcements, officials at both universities credited the hard work of faculty and executive staff in demonstrating solvent plans in correcting a variety of issues including financial oversight, program maintenance and policy compliance.