Clark Atlanta University

EMMY® Winner Rushion McDonald Celebrates Five Years of Money Making Conversations Master Class, With Special Broadcast on September 27th

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Monday, September 26, 2022

ATLANTA, Sept. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Multiple EMMY and NAACP Image Award-winning TV/film/radio producer, founder of 3815 Media, Inc., celebrated baker, and host Rushion McDonald, will mark five years of his show Money Making Conversations Master Class with Rushion McDonald, with a 5-Year Anniversary Special broadcast on Tuesday, September 27th.

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  • ATLANTA, Sept. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Multiple EMMY and NAACP Image Award-winning TV/film/radio producer, founder of 3815 Media, Inc., celebrated baker, and host Rushion McDonald, will mark five years of his show Money Making Conversations Master Class with Rushion McDonald, with a 5-Year Anniversary Special broadcast on Tuesday, September 27th.
  • On the special Tuesday, September 27th 5-Year Anniversary broadcast of Money Making Conversations Master Class, Rushion McDonald's expected guests include: Award-winning actress Wendy Raquel Robinson, Award-winning actress/comedian Kym Whitley, EMMY-winning TV personality/producer Shaun Robinson, GRAMMY-nominated recording artists Marcus and Jean Baylor (The Baylor Project), and Award-winning recording artist Pastor Mike Jr., which will broadcast 6-7 pm EST on WCLK and can be heard online at: http://tunein.com/embed/player/s27908/?autoplay=true .
  • 3815 Media, Inc.is a branding, marketing and production company, founded and led by Rushion McDonald.
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New Head Basketball Coach Returns Home to Clark Atlanta University

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Friday, September 23, 2022

ATLANTA, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In a loop that took him from Clark Atlanta University (CAU) to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, then to neighboring Morehouse College, Alfred Jordan is returning home to where it all began for him: he is the new head basketball coach for the CAU Basketball team.

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  • ATLANTA, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In a loop that took him from Clark Atlanta University (CAU) to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, then to neighboring Morehouse College, Alfred Jordan is returning home to where it all began for him: he is the new head basketball coach for the CAU Basketball team.
  • But now I'm ready to get to work here at my alma mater Clark Atlanta University."
  • Jordan shared that his foundation as a Clark Atlanta graduate has significantly impacted how he coaches and approaches life.
  • He followed former CAU head coach Darrell Walter to serve for two years as an assistant coach at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

AltFinance Adds 44 New HBCU Students to Its Second Alternative Investment Fellowship Class

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

AltFinance, a program created to increase diverse representation across the alternative investment industry, announced today that 44 new historically Black college and university (HBCU) students have been accepted into the second AltFinance Fellowship class, which kicked off in mid-August.

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  • AltFinance, a program created to increase diverse representation across the alternative investment industry, announced today that 44 new historically Black college and university (HBCU) students have been accepted into the second AltFinance Fellowship class, which kicked off in mid-August.
  • Building upon its first Fellowship class, AltFinance now has 75 students participating in the program, which provides them exposure to careers and opportunities in alternative investments.
  • More than 77% of the students from AltFinances first Fellowship class recently completed highly-competitive summer analyst programs in the alternative asset management and banking industry.
  • The initiative is intended to provide clear pathways for students at partnering Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) into careers in the alternative investment industry.

365 Impact Kicks off Nationwide Tour at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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Monday, September 12, 2022

ATLANTA, Sept. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's newest premier music and culture festival, The Big Homecoming (TBH), will kick off Phase II of its programming with The 365 Impact Tour. The event is the continuation of The Big Homecoming, which launched in Atlanta during Juneteenth weekend with the mission of authentically celebrating the culture of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

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  • The event is the continuation of The Big Homecoming, which launched in Atlanta during Juneteenth weekend with the mission of authentically celebrating the culture of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
  • The 365 Impact Tour will introduce dynamic activations at multiple HBCUs throughout the year.
  • "The 365 Impact Tour will have a sustaining presence that educates, inspires and engages HBCU students, faculty and staff throughout the entire year."
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were founded in the face of discrimination and have a proud history and legacy of achievement.

Propel Center Announces Student Finalists of $1,000,000 Scholarship Program

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

ATLANTA, Sept. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Propel Center, the global HBCU technology and innovation hub committed to developing a diverse talent pipeline, announced today the recipients of its 2022 Student Impact Scholarships.

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  • ATLANTA, Sept. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Propel Center, the global HBCU technology and innovation hub committed to developing a diverse talent pipeline, announced today the recipients of its 2022 Student Impact Scholarships.
  • Individuals who are sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students were eligible to participate in the program, with these finalists selected as part of the first cohort to receive $10,000 in academic scholarship funds,along with unique and cutting-edgework-based learning opportunities.
  • "We were honored to launch this competitive scholarship program that will unlock unprecedented new opportunities for our Black scholars at HBCUs, and level the playing field."
  • To learn more about the Student Impact scholarship program and how it will benefit students, Propel will host an Instagram Live conversation with "HBCU Buzz" onWednesday, September 7th at 1:00 p.m.

Boss Women Media & Cash App Partner on New Initiative, Ambitious Girl HBCU Tour

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

DALLAS, Aug. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Online empowerment and education platform Boss Women Media today announces its partnership with financial services platform Cash App for its newest initiative, Ambitious Girl. The Ambitious Girl HBCU Tour 2022 is an event series for college-level Black Women focused on career readiness, financial inclusion, leadership, and networking while providing an empowering community dedicated to inspiring, equipping, and celebrating them as entrepreneurs and thriving corporate queens.

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  • DALLAS, Aug. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Online empowerment and education platform Boss Women Media today announces its partnership with financial services platform Cash App for its newest initiative, Ambitious Girl .
  • Boss Women Media and Cash App will support programming that leans into leadership development, innovation, strategic growth, and career success.
  • The Ambitious Girl HBCU Tour series will take place on four distinguished campuses: Florida A&M University, Howard University, Clark Atlanta University, and Tennessee State University.
  • "Changing the future starts with young people and more specifically, with young women of color," said Marty McDonald, Founder and CEO of Boss Women Media.

The Inaugural Jazz Music Awards Announces the 2022 Nominees and Honorees including Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Ambrose Akinmusire, Henry Threadgill, Dr. Lenora Helm Hammonds, James H. Patterson and More

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Monday, August 29, 2022

The Lifetime Achievement Award will go to saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter; the Jazz Legend Award will be presented to the family of the late pianist and composer McCoy Tyner.

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  • The Lifetime Achievement Award will go to saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter; the Jazz Legend Award will be presented to the family of the late pianist and composer McCoy Tyner.
  • The inaugural Jazz Music Awards will establish a new platform for recognizing the rich history, musical innovation, and vital artistry that continue to inform America's truly original art form Jazz Music.
  • The Jazz Music Awards and its creatorsrecognize and amplifyJazz as a vibrant cornerstone of allAmericanmusic that hasprofoundly influencedAmerican language, style, traditions, and sounds, producing heroes and cultural phenomena.
  • The Jazz Music Awards is a nonprofit division of Jazz 91.9 WCLK at Clark Atlanta University, the Historically Black College and University, owner and licensee of WCLK.

School of Social Work Programs at Clark Atlanta University Receive 8-year Reaccreditation by the Council on Social Work Education

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

ATLANTA, Aug. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The bachelor'sand master's social work programs at Clark Atlanta University's Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work have been reaffirmed accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation for another eight years, ending in June 2030.

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  • ATLANTA, Aug. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The bachelor'sand master's social work programs at Clark Atlanta University's Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work have been reaffirmed accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation for another eight years, ending in June 2030.
  • "It is a vote of confidence in the caliber of the programs for our graduates and the public they serve," she said.
  • "It ensures excellence and is evident that our programs meet the highest level of practice in the fieldwhich allows us to be competitive with other social work programs across the nation."
  • The Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work is the first accreditedschool of social workin Georgia and at a historically black college or university.

Clark Atlanta University awarded $10 Million National Science Foundation grant to bring Data Science to HBCUs through National Data Science Alliance (NDSA)

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Friday, August 5, 2022

To accomplish this visionary goal, the NDSA will facilitate engagement across all HBCUs with industry and academic collaboration to broaden participation and advance social justice in data science.

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  • To accomplish this visionary goal, the NDSA will facilitate engagement across all HBCUs with industry and academic collaboration to broaden participation and advance social justice in data science.
  • As the Director of the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Data Science Initiative and professor of mathematics at Clark Atlanta University, she is passionate about engaging more HBCUs and building a community to accelerate the preparation of students in data science and discover solutions for data-oriented problems that impact the lives of Blacks.
  • "We are excited that many HBCUs will collaborate with us to develop new equity-based discoveries in data science and expand student pathways that will change the face of data science," said Washington.
  • The NDSA's three regional hubs are led by LaTanya Brown-Robertson (Howard University), Sajid Hussain (Fisk University), and Eric Mintz (Clark Atlanta University).

Sierra College Names William Syms, Ph.D. to Serve as Executive Dean of Student Equity and Completion

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

ROCKLIN, Calif. , July 14, 2022  /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- At the June 2022 Sierra College board meeting the Board of Trustees appointed Dr. William Syms as the new Executive Dean of Student Equity and Completion. Dr. Syms comes to Sierra College from Pasadena City College where he has served most recently as an academic administrator in the Non-Credit Division and TRIO Programs as well as faculty teaching First Year Seminar courses.

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  • At the June 2022 Sierra College board meeting the Board of Trustees appointed Dr. William Syms as the new Executive Dean of Student Equity and Completion.
  • ROCKLIN, Calif., July 14, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- At the June 2022 Sierra College board meeting the Board of Trustees appointed Dr. William Syms as the new Executive Dean of Student Equity and Completion.
  • "Thank you to the Board of Trustees, President Duncan, and the hiring committee for placing faith in my ability to provide leadership around equity at Sierra College.
  • We are excited to have him join the Sierra College community," said Willy Duncan, Sierra College Superintendent/President.