Dr. Abdullah talks about the resurgence of VSU athletics, a new grant to support agribusiness growth in Virginia’s black communities, and what has positioned the VSU as one of the state’s fast-growing institutions in new student enrollment.
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Virginia State University has received a $600,000 federal grant to train farmers and ranchers in more than 50 counties throughout Virginia, with a specific emphasis on veterans and residents from socially disadvantaged areas.
Virginia State University pays tribute to now-defunct St. Paul’s College, a private HBCU in rural Virginia which shuttered in 2013, but which graduated several VSU faculty and staff members who today carry its legacy.
Virginia State University was among the leaders in total enrollment increases and first-year, first-time college enrollment in 2016, according to a recent report from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
HBCU Gameday reports on the breaking news involving Virginia State University head football coach Reggie Barlow, who reportedly will leave the CIAA champions for an assistant coaching job with the Oakland Raiders.
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.
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)