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Entercom Teams Up with The Ad Council On Coping-19 Mental Health Caign

Company to Provide Bilingual Audio Assets with Resources to Help Americans Address Mental Health Challenges. Entercom has teamed up with the Ad Council as the exclusive audio production partner for COPING-19, a national public service advertising (PSA) caign aimed at raising awareness and providing Americans tips and resources to help people who are experiencing mental health challenges, in conjunction with

Natural disasters: $400K grant aims to inspire female students to study STEM, protect public

With a high risk of natural disasters in Mississippi, the National Science Foundation has awarded JSU a nearly $400,000 grant that would help underserved communities with storm preparedness, provide mental therapy for weather-related trauma and inspire minority women to pursue STEM careers.Project FAST (Females Advancing Science and Technology) aims to train a new generation of female emergency management and

McNair Scholars Graduate, Selected for Prestigious Graduate/Doctoral Programs

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program (McNairScholars Program) is pleased to announce the graduation of scholars from doctoraland master’s programs, and the acceptance of 2019-2020 undergraduates into graduateand PhD.

FAMU MBA Candidate Named Student of the Year

Makayla Webb wins Florida Association of Colleges and Employers award thanks to her versatility.By Curtis BatailleFlorida A&M University (FAMU) graduate student Makayla Webb has been named the Student of the Year for the Florida Association of Colleges and Employers (ACE).The award was created to acknowledge an outstanding experiential education student for each academic year. 

Make Healthy Choices When Becoming a Vegetarian

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences With proper planning, a vegetarian diet can be a healthy choice, Easter H. Tucker, interim family and consumer sciences program leader for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, said. Balanced vegetarian diets can be a good source of protein, iron, calcium and vitamin B12.

TSU uses $200K grant to provide students financial assistance for fall 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Students interested in attending Tennessee State University this fall could get financial assistance to help with expenses. TSU is using a $200,000 grant from the Charles E.

Measures Should be Taken to Assure Good Senior Health

Debbie Archer | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Getting older does not mean you have poor health. Many senior adults enjoy vigorous health and remain healthy throughout their lives.

Ulysses Taylor Appointed Interim Dean of College of Business and Economics at Fayetteville State University

Ulysses Taylor, a professor of Accounting and chair of the Department of Accounting, Finance, Healthcare and Information Systems, has been named Interim Dean of the

FAMU Among HBCUs To Receive $50,000 In Emergency Funding from Vanguard

Florida A&M University (FAMU) is one of five historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) impacted by the global pandemic to receive $50,000 in direct emergency funding support from Vanguard, the firm announced Friday.Delaware State University, Hampton University, Howard University, and North Carolina A&T State University were among the other HBCUs that each received $50,000 in direct emergency assistance.Vanguard also contributed $100,000 to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s COVID-19 HBCU Emergency Fund, which provides resources to ensure students and faculty have access to virtual learning tools, mental health support, and tuition assistance. “Vanguard believes that diversity, inclusion and belonging are essential to our success as a leader in the asset management industry,” said Crystal Hardie Langston, Vanguard’s chief diversity officer. “Vanguard understands the important role historically Black colleges and universities play in educating some of our nation’s most promising students, and we are dedicated to providing the resources necessary to ensure these vital institutions are given the opportunity to grow and thrive.”FAMU Vice President for University Advancement Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Ph.D., said at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vanguard team reached to find out how the University was being impacted and to explore ways of assisting. As an existing strategic partner, Vanguard was already providing career development opportunities and curricular enhancements for FAMU students and academic programs, said Friday-Stroud, who is also dean of the School of Business and Industry (SBI). “The Vanguard team translated our initial pandemic conversation to a financial and human capital investment in Florida A&M University to support the technology needs of our students and the University,” she said. “We are truly appreciative for Vanguard’s continued commitment to strategically partner with us to improve the lives of students during this COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.”Significant gaps in philanthropy and an anticipated decrease in enrollment as a result of COVID-19 have created financial insecurity for many HBCUs and their students. A lack of adequate technological infrastructure and internet access, combined with substantial economic hardship for students and their families, have hindered the ability of many HBCUs to pivot to large-scale virtual learning opportunities. Faced with ongoing financial distress and substantial challenges, many HBCUs are working diligently to implement creative strategies to help make ends meet.One of the world’s largest investment management companies, Vanguard has a long history of partnering with HBCUs and has developed a comprehensive recruiting strategy designed to reach underrepresented communities. The firm has established long-term commitments with marquee partnerships and conferences, including the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Institute and the HBCU Career Development Marketplace.“We are extremely grateful for our partnership with Vanguard and remain thankful for their ongoing support to our nation’s HBCUs,” said Harry L. Williams, president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). “These funds will continue to provide much needed support to our students impacted by COVID-19.”Vanguard’s Black Professional Network, a Crew Resource Group committed to engaging, encouraging, and supporting Black crew members in their personal and professional development, frequently engages with HBCUs to develop high-impact experiential learning initiatives.This partnership led to the creation of the HBCU EXPLORE Program, a two-day interactive opportunity that supports the expansion of a diverse talent pipeline across all business areas. Vanguard also frequently holds in-office sessions that are centered on the HBCU experience and are designed to engage and connect crew members, students, and school faculty and administrators. These events not only fuel rich partnerships within the HBCU ecosystem, they also provide education about the rich history of HBCU culture beyond their campuses.The post FAMU Among HBCUs To Receive $50,000 In Emergency Funding from Vanguard appeared first on FAMU Forward.

Greenleaf presents case study at Virtual Education Communicators Boot Camp

Maxine Greenleaf, executive director for the Department of Communications and Marketing, recently presented at the Virtual Education Communicators Boot Camp. Photo by Charles Smith/University CommunicationsMaxine Greenleaf, executive director for the Department of Communications and Marketing was one of nine Higher-Ed professionals to speak at the Virtual Education Communicators Boot Camp last week. Greenleaf’s presentation was entitled, “Executing a Crisis Communications Plan: A Case Study About the Jackson State University shooting.” On December 4, 2019, JSU went on lockdown after a shooter was reported on campus. Greenleaf’s presentation summarized how she led her team to carefully execute a thoughtful, practiced, crisis communications plan, that shared critical information with the public in a measured and orderly way during the University shooting.“It was a great experience that allowed me to share the crisis communication tips with my peers, that I’ve gathered over the years while serving with numerous teams. Planning and execution is truly a team effort,” says Greenleaf.Amongst the nine speakers, Greenleaf was the only individual from a Historically Black College and University. The other public relations and communications professionals represented Harvard Law School, Columbia Business School, Stanford University, Boston University, University of Notre Dame and Johns Hopkins Medicine.“It was an honor to present as the only HBCU representative.”For more information about the conference, click here.

Kentucky State University named a tier one institution for best colleges for career planning curriculum

Kentucky State University was recently named a tier one institution by Educate To Career for best colleges for career planning curriculum. The Educate To...

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