Yamiche Alcindor, renowned journalist and White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour, will give the...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Yamiche Alcindor, a renowned journalist and White House correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, will deliver the commencement address when Tennessee State University holds its second virtual graduation ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 28.

The fall commencement will begin at 9 a.m. [...]

547 JSU graduates will earn degrees during fall 2020 virtual commencement on Dec. 11


Jackson State University’s live virtual Fall 2020 Commencement will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, and it will bestow 372 undergraduate and 175 graduate degrees in a non-traditional ceremony due to COVID-19.
The program won’t include a keynote speaker. [...]

FAMU’s Master of Health Administration Program Receives Initial Accreditation


By Heather Johnson

The Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Allied Health Sciences has announced that the Master ofHealth Administration (MHA) program has received initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). 

Dean Cynthia Hughes-Harris, Ph.D.

“I am proud of the extensive efforts on the part of the faculty of the Division of Health Care Management that led to the initial accreditation of the MHA program,” said Cynthia Hughes-Harris, Ph.D., dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences. [...]

University Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The University continues to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, as additional cases are confirmed in the United States and other countries. [...]

Federal Judge Hands Down 54-year Sentence for 1999 FAMU Campus Bombings


A federal judge in Tallahassee resentenced Lawrence Lombardi Thursday to an additional 33 years in prison for two bombings on the Florida A&M University (FAMU) campus in fall semester 1999. 

Lombardi, 62, has already served 21 years. The then-Tallahassee resident was unemployed when he exploded a pipe bomb in Lee Hall on August 31, 1999, and a second bomb in Perry-Paige on September 22. [...]

Former FAMU Punter Coleman selected to 2021 Black College Football Hall of Fame Class


By Brian Howard

Florida A&M University (FAMU) former punter Greg Coleman was among six inductees named to the 12th class of the Black College Football Hall of Fame on Thursday.

Coleman, who played for the Rattlers from 1972-1975, will be enshrined with Coy Bacon (Jackson State), Jimmie Giles (Alcorn State), Winston Hill (Texas Southern), Roynell Young (Alcorn State) and coach Willard Bailey (Virginia Union, Norfolk State, St. [...]

Board of Trustees names Thomas Hudson new president of Jackson State University



Hudson (Photo by Charles A. Smith/JSU)
(JACKSON, Miss.) — The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning named Jackson State University Acting President Thomas K. Hudson as president of the university at its meeting held this morning in Jackson. Hudson was named acting president earlier this year.

“As a Jackson State University alumnus, I am extremely pleased that we have identified one of our own to serve as president,” said Dr. Steven Cunningham, a member of the Board of Trustees. [...]

FAMU Partners With Florida Universities and Health Care Centers on COVID-19 Community Engagement, Research


Teams will reach out to African American communities in Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson and Wakulla counties. [...]

Bank of America Gives Morgan State University $1 Million for Jobs Initiative

$25 Million National Program Supports Programming, Re-skilling, and Upskilling for Students of Color; Includes Partnerships with Major Employers and The Aspen Institute 
Baltimore, MD — Morgan State University and Bank of America today announced a new $1 million jobs initiative partnership to help students of color successfully complete the education and training necessary to enter the workforce and embark on a path to success in Maryland. [...]

Bank of America Gives Florida A&M University $1 Million for Jobs Initiative


$25 Million National Program Supports Programming, Re-skilling, and Upskilling for Students of Color; Includes Partnerships with Major Employers and The Aspen Institute 

Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Bank of America announced Thursday, Nov. [...]

Sometimes Forgotten – Breast Cancer Among Men

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Breast cancer is often thought of as “a woman’s disease” but this is not true, Dr. Janette Wheat, Cooperative Extension Program specialist and professor of human development and family studies at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, said. [...]

FAMU Among Five HBCUs To Benefit from Dow’s $5M investment to enhance the Black...


“Investing in HBCUs will pay tremendous dividends not just for Dow but for society as a whole,” said Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Vice President of University Advancement.

Florida A&M University (FAMU) is among a group of five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to benefit from a more than $5 million investment from Dow Inc. for programming, partnership and support to enhance the Black STEM talent pipeline, the company announced Wednesday, Nov. [...]


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