Priceless Vol 1 Number 12
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FAMU Alumna Lands Macy’s Partnership
Tuskegee Names Lily D. McNair as Its 8th President
HU Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Gala Photos
MSU’s Nearly $1 Billion Economic Impact
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
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
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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
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
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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