Columnist Eugene Robinson to Emcee Claflin University’s 20th Anniversary Visionary Leadership Gala Featuring Bill Cosby

 

eugene  Columnist Eugene Robinson to Emcee Claflin University’s 20th Anniversary Visionary Leadership Gala Featuring Bill Cosby

Eugene Robinson

[Dallas, TX – September 12th, 2014]

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and Orangeburg native Eugene Robinson will serve as the emcee at Claflin University’s 20th Anniversary Visionary Leadership Gala.

The 20th Anniversary Visionary Leadership Gala – set for 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, September 18, 2014, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center – will be held in honor of President Henry N. Tisdale and Mrs. Alice Carson Tisdale for their 20 years of dedicated service to Claflin University, as well as all employees who have provided at least 20 years of service to the institution.
Entertainment for the evening will be provided by the incomparable Bill Cosby, one of America’s most beloved television fathers and whose off-screen comedic routines transcend age, gender and culture. Tickets are $200 per person, or $5,000 for sponsorship tables of 10. The purpose of the gala is to raise $1 million in support of student scholarships and to establish an endowed chair in honor of the Tisdales.

Robinson – who grew up near the Claflin campus – served as the University’s keynote speaker during its 2009 Commencement Convocation. His mother, Louisa, was the head librarian at Claflin for more than 31 years and served the University for more than 45 years. He attended Felton Laboratory School and Orangeburg High School, where he was one of a few black students at the previously all-white campus.
Robinson continued his education at the University of Michigan, where during his senior year he became the first black student to be named co-editor-in-chief of the award-winning campus newspaper, The Michigan Daily. Robinson writes a twice-a-week column on politics and culture for The Washington Post, contributes to the PostPartisan blog and hosts a weekly online chat with readers. During his three-decade career at The Post, Robinson has been city hall reporter, city editor, foreign correspondent in Buenos Aires and London, foreign editor and assistant managing editor in charge of the paper’s Style section. He started writing a column for the Op-Ed page in 2005.

In 2009, Robinson received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for “his eloquent columns on the 2008 presidential campaign that focus on the election of the first African-American president, showcasing graceful writing and grasp of the larger historic picture.” Robinson is the author of “Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America” (2010), “Last Dance in Havana” (2004), and “Coal to Cream: A Black Man’s Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race” (1999).Robinson is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and has received numerous journalism awards. He lives with his wife and two sons in Arlington, Va.

For more information or to purchase tickets or sponsorship for the 20th Anniversary Visionary Leadership Gala, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 803-535-5238 or 803-535-5722, or visit https://alumni.claflin.edu/20th-anniversary-visionary-leadership-gala.

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Claflin University is an accredited, comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with The United Methodist Church. A historically black university founded in 1869 and located in Orangeburg, S.C., Claflin is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs.

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Date: September 12, 2014

Contact:  Charlene D. Slaughter

(803)-535-5077 (Office)

cslaughter@claflin.edu

 

Claflin University Professor Among Artists at Famed IFAM

 

Claflin Logo Claflin University Professor Among Artists at Famed IFAM

www.claflin.edu

[Dallas,TX – August 22, 2014]

Growing up on a reservation along the U.S.-Canadian border, Anthony Deiter did what other young, Native men did – he began working as a tradesman.

Today, Deiter is a digital media arts professor and interim chair of the Art Department at Claflin University. And this weekend, he will be in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for the renowned Indigenous Fine Art Market, which highlights the crème of the crop in Native American arts.

IFAM is a celebration of Native art and the cultures that inspire it. The juried art show includes only the highest-quality artwork –paintings, beadwork, jewelry, sculpture, pottery and more – by some 400 acclaimed Native American artists. Also featured will be cultural performance stages and booths representing tribal diversity through music, dance, the spoken and written word, and more. IFAM is set for Aug. 21-23 at the Santa Fe Railyard.

“This is one of the most prestigious venues for indigenous art in North America, indeed the world,” said Deiter, of the File Hills Cree Nation in southern Saskatchewan, Canada. “I feel quite honored to have made the list.”

During IFAM, Deiter will be in the presence of such acclaimed artists as self-taught Navajo goldsmith Ric Charlie – whose one-of-a-kind jewelry can sell for as much as $20,000 apiece – and Crow Nation painter Kevin Red Star.

“I’m going in there with no expectations,” he continued. “I’m 52, and when I was 32, I thought I’d be there, at this show. It just took that long. I’ve got lots of shows behind me, but not on the scale of this one.”

Deiter’s digital and traditional works have previously been displayed in such galleries and museums as the prestigious Grand Palais in Paris, France; the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York City;

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Brian McKenzie Of Central State University Named Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”

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(Dallas – May 29) Brian McKenzie, a  junior, business administration major from Dayton, Ohio , this week has been named a Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”.

This future business owner has a 3.84 GPA with plans to attend graduate school.

At Central State, Brian is a peer tutor, volunteers at a local community center, is a member of the Black Men’s Think Tank, and has consistently been placed on the Dean’s List.

Brian firmly believes in preparing himself for a future as a community leader and making a difference for others.

Central State University, in Wilberforce, Ohio, is the Foundation’s School of the Month for May which is part of its on-going effort to help keep students in historically black colleges and universities.The Hercules Scholarship is named after Joyner’s father, the late Hercules Joyner, who was a strong supporter of higher education. To be a candidate for the scholarship, students must be male, attend a Foundation “School of the Month”, have a grade point average of at least 3.5, and be a campus leader involved in the community with a career goal toward making a difference in the quality of life for his race. The scholars each receive a scholarship grant of $1,500 that is paid directly to their school to help offset their college expenses.

Founded in 1998, the Tom Joyner Foundation (http://tomjoynerfoundation.org) has focused on its primary mission of helping to keep students enrolled in Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). The Foundation has raised more than $60 million to help keep students enrolled in black colleges, has assisted more than 25,000 students and worked with more than 100 HBCUs. Each week, the Foundation announces outstanding male student scholarship winners, called Hercules Scholars, on the nationally syndicated radio show hosted by its founder, Tom Joyner.

Central State junior awarded Hercules Scholarship

Brian McKenzie Photo Central State junior awarded Hercules Scholarship

Brian McKenzie is a junior, business administration major from Dayton, Ohio.

This future business owner has a 3.84 GPA with plans to attend graduate school.

At Central State, Brian is a peer tutor, volunteers at a local community center, is a member of the Black Men’s Think Tank, and has consistently been placed on the Dean’s List.

Brian firmly believes in preparing himself for a future as a community leader and making a difference for others.

President Bill Clinton Named Howard University’s 2013 Commencement Speaker

clinton President Bill Clinton Named Howard Universitys 2013 Commencement Speaker

Howard University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Sholnn Freeman Communications Specialist 202.238.2631 sholnn.freeman@howard.edu

http://www.howard.edu/newsroom/

 

WASHINGTON (March 26, 2013) ­ President Bill Clinton will deliver the Commencement address at Howard University on Saturday, May 11, on the Upper Quadrangle of the main campus, President Sidney A. Ribeau announced today.

³We are thrilled that President Clinton has agreed to deliver this year¹s Commencement address,² Ribeau said. ³As a preeminent leader, humanitarian and advocate, his extraordinary global work and commitment to public service will inspire the class of 2013 as they prepare to make their mark on the world.²

William Jefferson Clinton was the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice ­ first in 1992 and then in 1996. Under his leadership, the country enjoyed the strongest economy in a generation and the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, including the creation of more than 22 million jobs.

After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the William J. Clinton Foundation with the mission to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote healthier childhoods and health and wellness, and protect the environment.

In addition to his Foundation work, President Clinton has served as the top United Nations envoy for the Indian Ocean tsunami recovery effort and as the UN Special Envoy to Haiti. Today, the Clinton Foundation is supporting economic growth, capacity building, and education in Haiti. President Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. He and his wife former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have one daughter, Chelsea, and live in Chappaqua, New York.

Note to the Media
If you are interested in covering Commencement, please submit your request no later than 5 p.m. on May 9, 2013. All broadcast media must be stationary by 8 a.m.

Photo Courtesy of William J. Clinton Foundation

Jordan Stewart of Howard University Named Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”

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(Dallas – March 28) Jordan Stewart, a junior, radio, televsion, and film major, German minor at Howard University from Perth Amboy, New Jersey, this week was named a Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”.

Jordan plans to be the CEO of his own television production company. At Howard, he is president of the Howard Gospel Choir, parliamentarian of the Annenberg Honors Program and serves as parliamentarian of Men of Honor.

Howard University in Washington, DC is the Foundation’s School of the Month for March which is part of its on-going effort to help keep students in historically black colleges and universities.

The Hercules Scholarship is named after Joyner’s father, the late Hercules Joyner, who was a strong supporter of higher education. To be a candidate for the scholarship, students must be male, attend a Foundation “School of the Month”, have a grade point average of at least 3.5, and be a campus leader involved in the community with a career goal toward making a difference in the quality of life for his race. The scholars each receive a scholarship grant of $1,500 that is paid directly to their school to help offset their college expenses.

Founded in 1998, the Tom Joyner Foundation (http://tomjoynerfoundation.org) has focused on its primary mission of helping to keep students enrolled in Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). The Foundation has raised more than $60 million to help keep students enrolled in black colleges, has assisted more than 25,000 students and worked with more than 100 HBCUs. Each week, the Foundation announces outstanding male student scholarship winners, called Hercules Scholars, on the nationally syndicated radio show hosted by its founder, Tom Joyner.

 

DC HBCU Alumni Alliance 5k Race/2k Walk

DCHBCU1 DC HBCU Alumni Alliance 5k Race/2k Walk

June 29, 2013

Howard University Campus

 

Event Details

This summer, the DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance will kick-off its first annual HBCU 5KRun/2KWalk targeting alumni, family and friends in support of health awareness and scholarship. An estimated 2,000+ participants will come together to raise funds to benefit high school students in the Washington, DC metro area who choose to attend a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Race Day Registration:    6:30am-7:30am

Race Start Time:                 8:00am

Award Ceremony:             9:30am in front of Blackburn Student Center

Post Race Activities:         10:00am in the Blackburn Student Center

Healthcare Fair - There will be a free healthcare fair in the Blackburn Center. To increase the emphasis of good health, we are partnering with local doctors, nutritionists, fitness professionals, holistic medical practitioners, foods experts and more to host our very first Health Fair in conjunction with the 5K Run/2K Walk. Registrants will receive blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and body mass screenings at no charge during the event as well as obtain other information and resources about health conditions.

College Fair - HBCU Alumni chapters will also conduct a College Fair after the race to provide information to high school students about each of the respective colleges and universities they proudly represent. Students will have the opportunity to receive applications and scholarship information as well as ask questions to assist in making college selection decisions. Also, staff from the Department of Education will be on hand to assist parents and students with financial information.

For more information:

Sam Washington                240.476.5887/ samuelwashingtonjr@msn.com

Erin Horne McKinney        202.957.4010/ erinhornemckinney@gmail.com

http://www.dchbcu.org/5krunwalk.htm

DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance  I  P.O. Box 9833  I  Washington, DC 20016 www.dchbcu.org

Ellwood Lane of Howard University Named Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”

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(Dallas – March 21) Ellwood Lane, a senior, electrical engineering major at Howard University from Baltimore, Maryland, this week was named a Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”.

This honor student and future design engineer plans to make a difference by creating the next generation of innovative technology. At Howard, Ellwood is actively involved with the Institute of Electrical Engineering, the National Society of Black Engineers, and Tau Beta Pi Honor Society.

Howard University in Washington, DC is the Foundation’s School of the Month for March which is part of its on-going effort to help keep students in historically black colleges and universities.

The Hercules Scholarship is named after Joyner’s father, the late Hercules Joyner, who was a strong supporter of higher education. To be a candidate for the scholarship, students must be male, attend a Foundation “School of the Month”, have a grade point average of at least 3.5, and be a campus leader involved in the community with a career goal toward making a difference in the quality of life for his race. The scholars each receive a scholarship grant of $1,500 that is paid directly to their school to help offset their college expenses.

Founded in 1998, the Tom Joyner Foundation (http://tomjoynerfoundation.org) has focused on its primary mission of helping to keep students enrolled in Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). The Foundation has raised more than $60 million to help keep students enrolled in black colleges, has assisted more than 25,000 students and worked with more than 100 HBCUs. Each week, the Foundation announces outstanding male student scholarship winners, called Hercules Scholars, on the nationally syndicated radio show hosted by its founder, Tom Joyner.

Dorian Francois of Howard University Named Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”

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(Dallas – March 14) Dorian Francois, a sophomore, biology major at Howard University from Miami, Florida, this week was named a Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”.

This honor student and future pediatric surgeon plans to make a difference in the health care industry for infants. At Howard, Dorian is a resident assistant, chapel assistant, peer tutor, and finds time to mentor at a community center.

Howard University in Washington, DC is the Foundation’s School of the Month for March which is part of its on-going effort to help keep students in historically black colleges and universities.

The Hercules Scholarship is named after Joyner’s father, the late Hercules Joyner, who was a strong supporter of higher education. To be a candidate for the scholarship, students must be male, attend a Foundation “School of the Month”, have a grade point average of at least 3.5, and be a campus leader involved in the community with a career goal toward making a difference in the quality of life for his race. The scholars each receive a scholarship grant of $1,500 that is paid directly to their school to help offset their college expenses.

Founded in 1998, the Tom Joyner Foundation (http://tomjoynerfoundation.org) has focused on its primary mission of helping to keep students enrolled in Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). The Foundation has raised more than $60 million to help keep students enrolled in black colleges, has assisted more than 25,000 students and worked with more than 100 HBCUs. Each week, the Foundation announces outstanding male student scholarship winners, called Hercules Scholars, on the nationally syndicated radio show hosted by its founder, Tom Joyner.

Naim Vann of Howard University Named Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”

Howardwatermarkmedium 300x121 Naim Vann of Howard University Named Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar

(Dallas – March 7) Naim Vann, a sophomore, radio and film major, theatre arts minor at Howard University from Brooklyn, New York, this week was named a Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”.

This 3.6 honor student plans to become a filmmaker. At Howard, Naim is a member of the Howard U. Film Organization, Rampage Dance Group, and Slowe Hall Council.

Howard University in Washington, DC is the Foundation’s School of the Month for March which is part of its on-going effort to help keep students in historically black colleges and universities.

The Hercules Scholarship is named after Joyner’s father, the late Hercules Joyner, who was a strong supporter of higher education. To be a candidate for the scholarship, students must be male, attend a Foundation “School of the Month”, have a grade point average of at least 3.5, and be a campus leader involved in the community with a career goal toward making a difference in the quality of life for his race. The scholars each receive a scholarship grant of $1,500 that is paid directly to their school to help offset their college expenses.

Founded in 1998, the Tom Joyner Foundation (http://tomjoynerfoundation.org) has focused on its primary mission of helping to keep students enrolled in Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). The Foundation has raised more than $60 million to help keep students enrolled in black colleges, has assisted more than 25,000 students and worked with more than 100 HBCUs. Each week, the Foundation announces outstanding male student scholarship winners, called Hercules Scholars, on the nationally syndicated radio show hosted by its founder, Tom Joyner.