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Vol 2 Number 12 Priceless


THE HBCU ADVOCATE


Our Future Depends On It www.thehbcuadvocate.com


Serving HBCU Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff and Friends


Hampton University Receives Approval For New MRI Machine


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Sigma Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Hosts HBCU Quiz Bowl


NFL Pro Bowler Tarik Cohen Offers Youth Football Camp at NC A&T


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NSU Mourns Former President Harrison B. Wilson's Passing


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9th Annual HBCU Philanthropy Symposium Bridging Advancement and Student Success


Free


Dr. Vita Pickrum (left), Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Delaware State University ; Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE); Dr. Wilma Mishoe, President, Delaware State University; Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC12); Dr. Yolanda Watson Spiva, President, Complete College America


BY DELAWARE STATE Fundraising and Academic leaders


BY NICOLE GYE’NYAME The


Carolina


Eagles Central


of North University


claimed a first place victory last month during an HBCU quiz bowl competition to raise money for scholarships and athletic programs. Raising money to support Historically


and Universities (HBCU) is


a call to required


University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina


Central and Winston Salem


University State


Black Colleges action


to sustain these beloved institutions for generations to come. North Carolina HBCU graduates of Sigma Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated answered the call to raise money for their alma maters. Teams from Fayetteville State


University battled it out for the first-place prize of a scholarship donation and five tickets to their alma mater’s homecoming football game. This is in collaboration with the international program initiative, “HBCU for Life: A Call for Action” launched by the International President, Dr. Glenda Glover, in 2018. The teams were a


representation of “brains and beauty” with a pride that could only be described as phenomenal. During the


QUIZ BOWL PAGE 10


converged in Dover, Delaware for the 9th Annual HBCU Philanthropy Symposium on July 22-25, 2019. This year’s theme, Bridging Advancement and Student Success was the backdrop for their engagement in meaningful dialogue on how to leverage fundraising to support Student Success initiatives at HBCU’s effectively. The HBCU Philanthropy Symposium mission is to provide


a forum for transparent discussions about common challenges and successes regarding philanthropy among HBCUs. For the past two years the Symposium has grown and now brings together the academic and advancement components of HBCU leadership to ensure student success. “HBCUs can no longer silo their focus on student success from advancement initiatives. The two must work in tandem to provide a vibrant and robust HBCU SYMPOSIUM PAGE 13


NSF Awards $999,702 to B-CU and FAMU for Research


The collaborative project will also enhance research and training activities


at


the two Florida Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and further the education and training of students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The complex and high- throughput data to be collected from the project will provide students with experiences in


molecular This Edition’s Highlights


Healthy Recipe Editorial


Congress: Choosing Supremacy over Democracy Amazing Vegan Mac and Cheese


HBCU Sports HBCU Careers Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch


Contract Extension for A&T's Track Director


HBCU College Fair in Raleigh Director of Human Resources Needed


Cameron Impact Scholarship 15 BY BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY


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DAYTONA BEACH, FL- The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Bet- hune-Cookman University (B-CU) and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) a 3-year grant of $999,702 for research to improve coastal water quality. The researchers at both universities


will


investigate oyster-associated bacteria, which have the potential to remove nitrogen (N) from estuarine waters. Excessive nitrogen can act as a fertilizer and exacerbate undesirable harmful algal blooms (HABs) in coastal waters.


biological techniques and


advanced data analytics using bioinformatics. At FAMU, the project is led by Ashvini


Chauhan, Charles Jagoe and Ashish Pathak, School of the Environment. At B-CU, the project is led by Raphael Isokpehi and Yungkul Kim, College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics.


“The School of the Environment


at Florida A&M University is uniquely positioned for this timely collaborative research project, which will build on decades of research on the Gulf Coast region by our students and faculty,” said Dr. Victor Ibeanusi, Dean of the School of the Environment at FAMU.


"The College of Science, Engineering NSF RESEARCH PAGE 10


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