Priceless Vol 2 Number 2
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Delaware State hosts annual HBCU Philanthropy Symposium
Lawmakers take steps to honor NASA's 'Hidden Figures'
Opinion: 'Omarosa is not your dog, Trump!'
Pandora charms benefit HUPTI
103-year-old WSSU alumna gets visit from basketball team
Free August/September 2018
Henrietta Cross Hatton Clark, a 1938 WSSU graduate, gets a visit from the women's basketball team and coaching staff.
Photo courtesy of WSSU BY WSSU Henrietta Cross Hatton Clark has seen
Dr. Katherine Johnson attends her statue unveiling at WVSU for her 100th birthday celebration.
Photo by Jasmine R. Sibley. BY THE HBCU ADVOCATE STAFF U.S. lawmakers have
taken the first step in honoring four of NASA Langley’s “Hidden Figures”, with the nation’s highest civilian award. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), along with 44 of their colleagues, have introduced a bipartisan bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Katherine Johnson (West Virginia
State University), Dorothy Vaughan (Wilberforce University), Mary Jackson (Hampton Institute) and Christine Darden (Hampton University and Virginia State University). The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian award in the U.S. It is awarded to those who have performed an achievement that has had an impact on American history and culture that is likely to be recognized in the HIDDEN FIGURES PAGE 14
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HBCU Sports HBCU Presidents Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch
2018 CIAA Women of the Year
Hampton University Pirates Football Dr. David L. Beckley receives recognition
New: TMCF Boeing Scholarship! 15
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Roland G. Parrish COURTESY OF FISK UNIVERSITY Nashville, TN, – Fisk University is
excited to announce a $3 million gift from Dallas Businessman and Philanthropist Roland G. Parrish, one of the largest gifts in the school’s history. This historic gift will fund the construction of the new Roland G. Parrish Center for Career Planning and Development that will house everything from classrooms to conference
rooms, as well as meeting and innovation spaces. The highly anticipated new construction is part of President Rome’s strategic initiative to prepare the next generation of business executives and community leaders. “I believe in the Fisk future and
the University’s leadership. Fisk’s extraordinary history is well documented.
FISK UNIVERSITY PAGE 11 Roland G. Parrish Center for Career Planning and Development
a lot since graduating from Winston-Salem Teachers College in 1938.
The retired teacher, who will turn 104
in September, says she owes everything to TC, now Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).
As a student, she played basketball
on the women's team. As an alumna, she founded the alumni association chapter in her hometown of Henderson.
She says she has tried to stay in the
know of the goings on at her alma mater, but it’s not easy at 103. In early August, WSSU ALUMNA PAGE 11
Fisk University announces $3 million gift toward career planning center
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