Listen below to the interview with Kentucky State University president, Dr. Mary Evans Sias.
Listen below to the interview with Kentucky State University president, Dr. Mary Evans Sias.
On Saturday, June 1, 2013, the Southern University Alumni Federation-Dallas chapter will sponsor its annual Bayou Bash fundraiser.
Bayou Bash is an outdoor picnic-style event where authentic Louisiana cuisine is enjoyed.
This year marks the 30th year in its effort to raise scholarship and recruitment funds for DFW Metroplex students to attend Southern University and A & M College in Baton Rouge.
Visit the site for more information http://suafdallas.com/bayou-bash/
NORFOLK, Va.- Peter Poole’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning that allowed Darien Campbell to score would be all that Savannah State would need as the Tigers defeated Bethune-Cookman 1-0 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference baseball championship game.
“It was a well-played game against the defending champions,” said SSU head coach Carlton Hardy. “We knew coming into the tournament that in order for us to win this championship, we would have to play Cookman. Our kids played hard. Pitch to pitch and inning by inning. It took a total team effort for us to win this game.”
It is SSU’s first MEAC baseball championship. Kyle McGowin was named the 2013 Outstanding Performer and SSU’s Hardy was named the Outstanding Coach.
The Tigers moved through the winner’s bracket as the number one seed in the southern division and clinched the title in the institution’s second full year of conference competition.
McGowin picked up the win for the day. McGowin went all 10 innings and struck out 11 batters to improve his record to 12-1.
“Kyle took the ball on three day’s rest and showed what a champion is all about,” said Hardy. “In 10 innings of work, he showed big time production from a big time player.”
Chris Arnold struck out to lead off the bottom of the 10th but Campbell hit a double which was followed by a single by Todd Hagen to put runners at the corners. Poole sent a shot deep enough to right field that allowed Campbell to score the game-winning run.
Hagen, Poole and David Richards all had two hits each for Savannah State.
For the game, Bethune had seven hits but left nine runners on base and made two errors. SSU managed eight hits, left seven runners on base and made one error.
The Wildcats, who had won eight consecutive MEAC baseball titles, stranded at least two runners on base in the fourth, fifth and ninth innings.
Montana Durapau pitched eight innings for B-CU but it was Jordan Dailey who was tagged with the loss. Durapau struck out four batters while Dailey pitched 1.2 innings and gave up three hits, one run while striking out three.
Josh Johnson and Eric Sams each had two hits for Cookman.
Savannah State made their way to the MEAC championship game with tournament wins over Maryland-Eastern Shore, Norfolk State and Coppin State. The Tigers earns the conference berth to the NCAA Regionals.
The 2013 All-Tournament Team: David Hamlet, Coppin State Eric Kimber, North Carolina Central Luis Diaz, North Carolina Central Kelvin Freeman, North Carolina A&T Troy Marrow, North Carolina Central Tre-Von Johnson, Maryland Eastern Shore Todd Hagen, Savannah State Brandon Turner, Bethune-Cookman Eric Sams, Bethune-Cookmann David Richards, Savannah State Kyle McGowin, Savannah State
FORT WORTH, Texas – Jackson State University captured its 15th overall baseball title after defeating Prairie View A&M, 6-2, in the championship final of the 2013 SWAC Baseball Tournament on Sunday at LaGrave Field.
JSU (34-20), the SWAC Eastern Division champions and No. 1 seed, earned the tournament title for the first time under head coach Omar Johnson. The last time the Tigers won the championship was in 2000.
Tournament MVP, Alexander Juday (7-4), pitched his sixth complete game of the season throwing nine strikeouts. He gave up nine hits and two earned runs.
Stephen Curtis and Jose Cruz led JSU at the plate posting two RBI apiece. Bryce Taylor finished with two runs scored and Gary Thomas went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
In the third inning, Taylor doubled up the middle to score Thomas. Ethan Bright singled advancing Taylor. PVAMU committed a throwing error from left field scoring Taylor to give JSU a 2-0 lead.
The Tigers added another pair of runs in the fifth inning to push the lead, 4-1. Cruz singled down the left line to drive in SWAC Newcomer of the Year, Charles Tillery, and Taylor.
JSU then added insurance in the sixth and eigth. Curtis doubled to plate Aneko Knowles (5-1) before grounding out in the eigth to add an unearned run (6-1).
Stephen Lunsford (1-4) took the loss for PVAMU (27-27) giving up five earned runs with three strikeouts.
Colby Hines finished 3-for-4 at bat for the Panthers with a RBI. Greg Salcido belted a home run in the fourth to register the Panthers first run. He also finished with a run scored.
Hines help PVAMU threaten in the ninth. Facing two outs, Hines singled to drive in Walter Wells. With two runners on base, Trey Price grounded out on with a tight catch at first to close the game.
The Panthers, last year’s tournament winner, left seven stranded on base and committed three errors.
Next, JSU earns the SWAC automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and will move on to the Regionals to face a team to be announced during the 2013 NCAA Baseball Selection Show on May 27. The selection show will air on ESPNU at 1 p.m. (CT).
2013 Baseball All-Tournament Team Leo Rojas – Alabama State Dillon Cooper – Alabama State Angel Polo – Alcorn State Stephen Wallace – Southern Jerry Ford II – Texas Southern Jeff Sealy – Prairie View A&M Dominiq Harris – Prairie View A&M A.J. Helms – Prairie View A&M Aneko Knowles – Jackson State Charles Tillery – Jackson State Ethan Bright – Jackson State
2013 SWAC Baseball Tournament MVP Alexander Juday – Jackson State
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Frankfort, KY – Kentucky State University has been officially named “Frankfort’s University” by the city’s mayor. Frankfort Mayor William May issued the proclamation during a Kiwanis Club meeting on campus on Thursday, May 16, and presented it to KSU President Mary Evans Sias.
“Kentucky State University provides Frankfort with many benefits,” said May, who is a KSU graduate. “KSU offers educational opportunities to the area residents and state employees wishing to attain a college education and to those who wish to enhance their careers. Frankfort also benefits from the many jobs provided by KSU, which also enhances our tax base.”
May recognized KSU as the only fully accredited, four-year institution of higher learning in Frankfort and one of the two land-grant institutions in the state, and which also has one of the top five aquaculture programs in the nation. KSU’s direct and indirect employment adds more than 1,266 jobs to the local economy. Consumer spending of KSU’s faculty, staff, students, contractors, service providers and vendors accounts for more than $41.7 million spent with local businesses, he noted in the proclamation.
Indirect property taxes and direct and indirect occupational taxes paid by KSU exceed $2.2 million, he said. KSU accounts for more than $100 million that flows through the Franklin County community each year. KSU also provides cultural activities, sporting and recreational events for the Frankfort/Franklin County community.
City commissioner Tommy Haynes said he requested that the mayor issue the proclamation so more people would become aware of the relationship between the city and the university.
“It was one of my goals during my campaign to make sure we had something official that claimed Frankfort’s University,” Haynes said.
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SAVANNAH — Savannah State University will launch in fall 2013 a new Bachelor of Business Administration degree program in global logistics and international business (G-LIB). The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved the program at its May meeting.
The four-year, interdisciplinary G-LIB degree program is the first of its kind in the state of Georgia to focus on both global logistics and international business. Students will take courses in international business, management, marketing, logistics and supply chain, economics, finance and entrepreneurship. Particular emphasis will be placed on increasing awareness and understanding of globalization, international business, global logistics and supply-chain management as they apply to the Savannah region — home of the Port of Savannah, recognized as one of the most strategic ports on the East Coast.
“As a major trade gateway on the Eastern Seaboard, Savannah is at the heart of the globalization process,” said Reynold Verret, Ph.D., provost and vice president of Academic Affairs. “The global logistics and international business program will produce graduates who have exceptional knowledge of logistics and international business, and the practical skills to support local companies and the wider business community.”
Previously offered only as a minor, the G-LIB major will be coordinated through the Global Logistics and International Business Education and Research Center, which was established in February 2011 as part of the College of Business Administration (COBA). The center promotes economic development, trade, growth and job creation by engaging Savannah State students and the Savannah business community with industries and institutions abroad.
Established in 1890, Savannah State University is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s 4,600 students select majors from 25 undergraduate and five graduate programs in three colleges — Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Sciences and Technology — and the School of Teacher Education.
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Cheyney University Honors Civil Rights Hero at 2013 Commencement Program
WHO: Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Facilitator: Cheyney University President, Dr. Michelle R. Howard-Vital
Honoree: Bayard T. Rustin (1912-1987)
WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2013 11:00 A.M.
WHAT: The 2013 Commencement Program at Cheyney University honors the late Bayard T. Rustin, architect of the historic “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” and advisor to the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. Bayard Rustin attended Cheyney State College (now known as Cheyney University) from 1934-37 where his singing ability earned him a music scholarship. Mr. Walter Nagle will receive the degree for Rustin. Rustin’s relatives will be in attendance.
WHERE: Historic Quadrangle, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Campus, 1837 University Circle, Cheyney Pennsylvania, 19319.
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ITTA BENA- (May 16, 2013) – The Mississippi Valley State University Women’s Institute for Excellence would like
to announce that four students have been accepted into the 1st Annual
New Leadership Mississippi Program. Jessica Lamb, Martiza Johnson, Ester Nwaka
and Zuliat Owade were selected to represent MVSU and to participate in the
weeklong program. Dr. Heather McTeer Toney, executive director of the MVSU
Women’s Institute for Excellence, will also serve as one of three faculty
members in residence for the program.
The program will be held May 20-24 on the campus of the Mississippi University for
Women and is hosted by the Stennis Institute for Public Service. Participants
are able to attend with all expenses paid by the program.
“It speaks volumes to not only the caliber of students we educate at MVSU, but also the fact that their ideas and perspectives are sought after in our state. The University is proud of these young ladies and look forward to watching them grow from what they learned from the program, said,” Dr. Alfred Rankins, Jr., acting president of MVSU.
According to the Stennis Institute, the 1st Annual New Leadership Mississippi Program will bring together female college students from all eight public universities, seven private colleges, and 12 community colleges in the state. These young women will discuss the value that women bring to leadership positions in government and be encouraged to pursue leadership opportunities. Students will learn about women in politics, women’s paths to power, obstacles to women’s leadership, attitudes toward women leaders, and strategies to encourage full participation and representation of women in political leadership.
“It’s wonderful to know that 4 of the 35 young ladies attending are from MVSU and that we rank along with The University of Mississippi and The University of Southern Mississippi in terms of students selected. We also have the largest group from any HBCU in Mississippi,” said Heather McTeer Toney, executive director of Women’s Institute for Excellence.”
Initially created by the state legislature in 1946 to train teachers for rural and elementary schools in the Mississippi Delta,
Mississippi Valley State University is one of eight state supported institutions for higher education in the state of Mississippi’s consortium of Institutions for Higher Learning (IHL).
Mississippi Valley State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga., 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Mississippi Valley State University.
(Dallas – May 16) Ernest McDuffie, a junior, chemistry major at Kentucky State University from Lawrenceburg, KY, this week was named a Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”.
This 4.0 honor student plans to pursue a career in pharmeuticals with an emphasis on research. At KSU, Ernest is a member of the Pre-Health Professions Club, serves as a peer tutor for chemistry, and volunteers with the Red Cross.
Kentucky State in Frankfort, KY 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.