Priceless Vol 2 Number 9


Our Future Depends On It

Serving HBCU Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff and Friends

Howard Hosts Screening of 'Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé'

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Angela Rye to Deliver TSU’s Commencement Address

Media Moguls Meet at NABJ Conference at Hampton University

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Coverage of the Aggie Relays at North Carolina A&T

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DSU to Host 9th Annual HBCU Philanthropy Symposium

Free April/May 2019

Delaware State University President Wilma Mishoe poses with symposium attendees in 2018. BY DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY

Delaware State University’s Division of Angela Rye Photo courtesy of Texas Southern University BY TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

Angela Rye, who brings a unique perspective of strategy and policymaking inside


beltway of the nation’s capital, will be the speaker at Texas Southern University’s Spring 2019 Commencement. ceremonies

The will take place

at 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, in the Health & Physical Education (H&PE) Arena.

Rye is principal and

CEO of IMPACT Strategies, a political advocacy firm in Washington D.C. The Seattle native and prominent political strategist has been published in several media outlets from Ebony to the Washington Post and is a regular on-air personality for BET, CNN,

MSBC, C-SPAN and TV One. Rye

engages in pressing issues of challenging

conversations and has become a critical voice on many of the

to ensuring

positive change in the political process.

Rye develops tailor-made

solutions for high profile clients and

is highly sought after for her approach to political strategy, issue advocacy, and public engagement. Rye has over a decade of experience in government contracting, homeland security, civil rights, higher education political fundraising, strategic communications,

and issue

advocacy. She began her career TEXAS SOUTHERN PAGE 10

Healthy Recipe Editorial

This Edition’s Highlights Panama: The Epitome of Paradise

Easy Vegan Queso

HBCU Sports HBCU Careers Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch

2019 MEAC Basketball Tourney NSU Partners with U.S. Coast Guard

HU Golf Tourney Science and Technology Fund our

time. She has an unwavering commitment

Institutional Advancement will host the 9th Annual HBCU Philanthropy Symposium on July 22-25, 2019 at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware. This year’s theme is Bridging Advancement and Student Success.

The initial major priorities. idea of the HBCU

Philanthropy Symposium was in response to

foundations’ they term, “single sites.” shift in funding

Foundations no longer fund, what Instead, they are

looking to fund innovative and impactful ideas that influence a broader population of constituents. Dr. Vita Pickrum, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Delaware State University, developed an idea to bring HBCU Advancement leaders in the Atlantic region together in a venue to share, learn and collaborate on ideas and initiatives that would strengthen each participating institution. The goal is to develop a consortium of institutions that

will be positioned to successfully

compete in the new paradigm of funding DELAWARE STATE PAGE 14

Voorhees Raises $200,000 During 2019 Presidential Scholarship Gala

of the Voorhees College National Alumni Association, member of the Voorhees Board of Trustees, and the gala’s 2018 and 2019 emcee, was presented with the Voorhees College Keeper of the Flame award.

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Photo courtesy of Voorhees College BY VOORHEES COLLEGE


Denmark, S.C.- Voorhees College held 2019 Presidential

Scholarship Gala:

“Voorhees College: Begin. Believe. Become,” which was the most successful to date, raising $200,000. Friday, April 12 at the Gala by JW in Columbia, S.C.

Ten presidential scholars were recognized

for their continuous scholastic achievements. All proceeds from the institution’s premier fundraising

event will support student

scholarships. During the event, David Miller, president

inspired by Voorhees founder Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, who was motivated by a humanitarian vision and quest that developed a genuine concern and love of knowledge and scholarship not only for herself but also for others. This award is given to individuals who have been the embodiment of Wright’s flame to advance the institution in numerous ways, and in essence, are “keepers of the flame.” Miller is the co-owner of the Our Weekly group of publications in Los Angeles. Since its inception in 2004, he continues to develop sales strategies and marketing plans for the popular weekly periodicals. In addition to Our Weekly, there is an Antelope Valley edition of the weekly newspaper and two magazines he serves as the publisher for Healthier You Magazine, a bi-monthly healthcare magazine dedicated to the African American community, and Careers and Education, an informational publication. He earned a bachelor’s degree in humanities from Voorhees College and VOORHEES COLLEGE PAGE 4

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