Priceless Vol 1 Number 12


Our Future Depends On It

Serving HBCU Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff and Friends

FAMU Alumna Lands Macy’s Partnership

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Tuskegee Names Lily D. McNair as Its 8th President

HU Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Gala Photos

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MSU’s Nearly $1 Billion Economic Impact

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Equestrian Camp at Hampton University in Full Stride

Free June/July 2018

Dr. Lily D. McNair will

become Tuskegee University’s eighth president after being unanimously its

selected Board of Trustees. by She

will serve as the first female president of the institution in its 136-year history.

McNair currently is provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Wagner College in New York City. She will begin her duties at Tuskegee on July 1, 2018.

presidential search last October, our goal

“When we launched our was to


someone who could champion both Tuskegee’s historic legacy and her place in the future of higher education,” said John E. Page, chair of Tuskegee’s Board of Trustees. “Our Board of Trustees is confident that Dr. McNair brings to Tuskegee the precise skill

set required

to ensure we continue thriving as one of the nation’s leading HBCUs.”

Since 2011, McNair has served as the second-ranking executive of Wagner College — a private college of 2,200 students located on New York City’s Staten Island. A clinical psychologist by training, Dr. McNair’s higher education career includes other academic, research

and appointments at executive

College, University of Georgia, the State University of New York at New Paltz, and Vassar College.

A native of New Jersey, Dr.

McNair holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Princeton


master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from the State University of New York Stony Brook.

Burt Rowe, a 1970

Tuskegee graduate, president of the Tuskegee National Alumni Association Inc., and search committee to

Healthy Recipe Editorial

HBCU Sports Opinion

This Edition’s Highlights Good health gives us more of what we love

Eggplant and chickpea curry Glover named Athletics Director at Fisk The Employment Situation Is Improving?

Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch

Networking with Intel in Raleigh IP Video Contest member, attested

McNair’s collaborative TUSKEGEE PRESIDENT PAGE 14

Campers enjoy riding at the newly renovated stables Photo courtesy of Hampton University

HAMPTON, Va. — Hampton

University’s Equestrian Summer Camp has officially started and the students are gearing up for a great summer.

Spelman & Enhancing

The Reading Interest Development Riding

Skills (R.I.D.E.R.S.)

summer day camp program held at Hampton University’s newly renovated 1360 N. Mallory Street stables first started in 2002. The camp

Jaiden Phillips receives first riding lesson Photo courtesy of Hampton University

is designed specifically for kids aged 7 to 17 with different levels of horse riding skills. Several

students have gone through the

program summer after summer to return as volunteers, assistants, and even camp leaders.

Eleanor Burrows, a high school student from Pennsylvania who has been attending the camp for nine years shares why she keeps coming back year after year. “I think most

EQUESTRIAN CAMP PAGE 11 University, and Houston Mayor Honors TSU Debate Team

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The world-renowned Debate at Texas Southern University


Team a

proclamation from Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Councilman Dwight Boykins in honor of their win at the inaugural HBCU National Speech and Debate Championship Tournament

in January. Mayor Turner

declared June 19 as Texas Southern University Debate Team Day in Council chambers at City Hall.

The Debate Team was awarded the

tournament’s championship trophy on January 28 at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. The three-day tournament that began on January 25 featured teams from 22 historically Black colleges

and universities from across the

country. TSU’s debaters earned 20 trophies in multiple categories, including the individual events sweepstakes championship, and


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