Category: Education

Florida Senate Approves FAMU – FSU Engineering Program Split

For the past 31 years, Florida State University (FSU) and Florida A & M University (FAMU) shared an engineering program funded by the state and housed on the FSU campus. On April 1st, the idea to have separate programs was introduced by Florida Senator John Thrasher with a proposal to amend the state budget to accommodate the expense of building a standalone program for FSU. FAMU representatives, claim to have been blind sighted with this move, as they were not aware any such action had been taken prior to the amendment reaching the Legislature and have been adamantly opposed...

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Clemson University Receives $1.3 million Award For Program To Increase The Number African American Male Teachers

  Clemson University’s fourteen year old program, CALL ME MISTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models), has proven to be a tremendous success and is credited with increasing the number of African American male teachers in South Carolina public schools by seventy-five percent over the last decade.  Over the life of the program, it has expanded to 17 colleges in South Carolina. Nearly 100 students are enrolled in the program in six additional states including Florida, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Mississippi and Georgia. The organization’s efforts lead the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to award Clemson University $1.3 million to join...

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HBCU St. Paul’s College Campus Up For Sale On April 9th

St. Paul’s College has the misfortune of representing the worst of the economic plight currently facng many HBCU’s. St. Paul, which was founded in 1988, closed its doors in June 2013, at which time attendance had dropped to a mere 150 students, their accreditation was in question, their debt was almost $6 million and the campus was in much need of repairs.  The campus, which is valued at over $12.5 million, goes on sale on April 9th.  Despite these dismal circumstances, President Millard “Pete” Stith Jr. keeps a ray of hope. In an interview he said, “What our ultimate...

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