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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


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



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


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


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


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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