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Huston-Tillotson University statement on Presidential Election

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AUSTIN, TX (11.09.16) – President Colette Pierce Burnette today issued the following statement:The greatest opportunities for us to advance our communities are within our own spheres of influence...

Homecoming 2017

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The 2017 Homecoming is from Feb 5-11th!It’s time to come home Huston-Tillotson University!  Ram Family from our past, our present, and our future: we...

Third Annual Diversity Hackathon

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(AUSTIN, Texas) — Huston-Tillotson University officials are proud to present the Third Annual <div> hackathon, the only youth and diversity-focused hackathon held in the United States that is 100-percent organized and operated by students of color. The Third Annual <div> hackathon, scheduled for March 10-11, on the Huston-Tillotson University campus, has a mission to assist millennials of color in recognizing that they can be more than consumers of technology—they too can be creators, innovators, and disruptors of tomorrow’s technology.  The <div> hackathon is open to all high school and enrolled college students. Coding experience is not necessary, and mentors are still needed to assist students as they develop their applications. What can you expect at <div>hackathon 3.0?Over 234 participants (65 Students, 40 Mentors, 100 Spectators, 13 Huston-Tillotson University Student Organizers, five Guest Judges, 10 Huston-Tillotson University faculty and staff members, and participation by Huston-Tillotson University President, Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette A group of 65 students from diverse backgrounds, creating mobile apps that disrupt the Business, Health, Education, and Entertainment sectors A supportive, engaging, and curriculum-based environmentTech talks that will share new product knowledge, career survival skills, and the power of personal branding with students as well as opportunities to network!At the Second Annual <div> hackathon, the V for Vendetta team of Cydnei Mathis and Osahumen Aghasomwan created the winning mobile application. Mathis, a 10th grader at Eastside Memorial High School, and Aghasomwan, a first year HT student, created a mobile application designed to improve minority accessibility to health care. The app allowed users to enter a price range for the health services they could afford in order to identify the closest clinic within that range.Huston-Tillotson University, located in the heart of East Austin, is home to diverse student population that is 72% African American, 17% Hispanic, 6% white and 4% international.For more information and a link to the application, visit https://www.iamthepipeline.com/,  or contact Ms. Autumn Caviness, Director of the Center for Academic Excellence, at 512.505.3163, [email protected] ###

HT Road Trip

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The Huston-Tillotson University Concert Choir, staff and Admission team members are touring the country for Spring Break to recruit prospective Rams! We’re heading to...

HT Earns Second Place in Business Competition

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Photo caption (from left to right): Mpho Lethoba, Moya Reid, Professor and Advisor Rohan Thompson, and Barney MutumhaEarlier this month, the three-student School of...

Green is the New Black Represents HT at HBCU Climate Control Conference

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Last week, student leaders Darrien Jones, Pamela Perkins, Chika Okwor and Celeste Brewer traveled to our sister HBCU, Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana, for the Annual HBCU Climate Control Conference to represent Huston-Tillotson University and Green Is The New Black.While at Dillard, our students were joined by other HBCU faculty and students, researchers, climate professionals and environmental justice and coastal community residents impacted by toxic facilities and severe weather events related to climate change.The conference addressed issues related to climate justice, adaptation, community resilience, global climate issues, and other major climate change topics (i.e. transportation, energy sources, carbon emissions, green jobs/green economy, just transition, and community economic development).HBCU Climate Change partner institutions included Alabama A & M University, Claflin University, Dillard University, Fisk University, Florida A & M University, Grambling State University, Hampton University, Howard University, Huston-Tillotson University, Jackson State University, Lincoln University, Mississippi Valley State University, Morehouse College, Morgan State University, North Carolina A & T University, Savannah State University, Southern University and A & M College, Baton Rouge, Spelman College, Tennessee State University, Texas Southern University, and Xavier University of Louisiana.

After the March … What Then?

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“After the March .. What Then?” Thursday, April 6, 2017 @ 7 p.m. in King- Seabrook ChapelPanelists include:Gary Cobb – Retired District AttorneyHon. Brenda P....

Honoring the Negro Baseball League

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On Saturday, April 8, the Huston-Tillotson University Rams take on the Texas College Steers. After the baseball game, the following former players of the...

Thank You Diamonds in the Outfield Scholarship Gala Supporters

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 Purchase an Individual Admission for $140 Secure a Sponsorship      Secure a Page in the Souvenir Journal   Huston-Tillotson University Announces the 2017 Gala Honoring Its Baseball Heritage, Celebrating Members of the Negro League Baseball, and Highlighting the Jackie Robinson LegacyAUSTIN, Texas (1.30.17) — Huston-Tillotson University officials are pleased to announce the 2017 Diamonds in the Outfield Scholarship Gala, scheduled on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 6 p.m., at the Hilton Austin hotel.The Gala will feature a tribute to members of the Negro League Baseball who will be in attendance, induction of the newest member into the University’s baseball Hall of Fame; Diamonds off the Field award presentations, recognizing alumni trailblazers; and special recognition of Baseball Coach Alvin Moore, Athletic Director Charles H. Dubra, and retired Athletic Director, Coach, and Instructor James R. Wilson.In addition, entertainment for the black-tie affair and dinner will be provided by Huston-Tillotson University’s own Elite Combo, conducted by Dr. Javier Stuppard.Huston-Tillotson University has a proud baseball tradition that shaped a way of family life for the close-knit community that surrounded the University. Many Negro League Baseball players lived in Austin, becoming stars on the field and esteemed members of the community. Today, students from around the world are attracted to Huston-Tillotson University’s baseball program. Although Jackie Robinson did not play baseball during his association with the University, his legacy is one that is cherished by the University. Robinson relocated to Austin, Texas, where he served at Samuel Huston College (now Huston-Tillotson University) as a physical education instructor and coach of the men’s basketball team—a team that went undefeated under Robinson’s leadership. In 1970, Jackie Robinson served on the then Huston-Tillotson College Board of Trustees where he signed the restated Articles of Incorporation that formed Huston-Tillotson College, now Huston-Tillotson University. In 1945, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball by signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers’ farm team, the Montreal Royals, making Robinson the first African American to play Major League Baseball.Leading up to the Gala, Negro League Baseball players will be celebrated at the April 8, 2017, Huston-Tillotson University baseball game during a special recognition ceremony at 11:45 a.m. at Downs Field, located at 2816 E. 12th Street.Guests may purchase their admission for $140 or provide their sponsorship here. For more information, call 512.505.3073. Make your hotel reservation now.

A fRAMily Reunion Weekend

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Huston-Tillotson University Alumni Association Presents Reunion WeekendWe are excited to welcome our Alumni back to campus for the 2017 Reunion Weekend! Our Alumni chapters have worked diligently to present two days worth of fun activities that will be sure to reinvigorate your love for HT. 

29th Annual Select Shot Golf Tournament

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It’s that time of year again for our Annual Golf Tournament! The Huston-Tillotson University Alumni will host the 29th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament, Shot Gun...

Commencement Photo Album

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On May 6, 2017, Huston-Tillotson University graduated its largest class in it’s 141-year history. Congratulations to the 199 members of the Class of 2017. Click...

Meet the Class of 2017

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View our Commencement 2017 photos hereIn the days leading up to graduation, Huston-Tillotson University will profile members of the Class of 2017. We hope...

HTIAA Names New Officers

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On May 22, the HTIAA certified its election results from the general meeting during Alumni Weekend. The following is a list of newly elected officers, taking office June 1, 2017.President: Donald Fleming President-Elect: Matthew MorrisVice President: Tisha Christopher Secretary: Ra Shonna White Assistant Secretary: Andrea Mosie Corresponding Secretary: Gaynell Carrington-BrownFinancial Secretary: Beverly BoldenTreasurer: Tracee FletcherHistorian: Thedencia HorneSergeant-at-Arms: Paul MarshallRepresentative-to-the-Board: Ronald FlemingParliamentarian (to be appointed)  Chaplin (to be appointed)

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