Morgan State University

Agilent Launches Partnership with Delaware State University to Advance Diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Fields

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, September 29, 2022

Agilents support will also contribute to building research capacity of a consortium of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the mid-Atlantic region led by Delaware State.

Key Points: 
  • Agilents support will also contribute to building research capacity of a consortium of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the mid-Atlantic region led by Delaware State.
  • DSU has a tremendous pool of talented STEM students, said Agilent President and CEO Mike McMullen.
  • Our partnership with Agilent is about making the HBCU difference today, tomorrow, and for generations to come.
  • To further support the partnership, Agilent is double-matching employee donations to HBCUs through the end of the year.

CACI Receives DoD Nunn-Perry Awards for Mentor-Protégé Excellence with CDIT

Retrieved on: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

CACI International Inc ( NYSE: CACI ) announced today that the Department of Defense has selected the company to receive a prestigious Nunn-Perry Award for excellence in the DoD Mentor Protg Program.

Key Points: 
  • CACI International Inc ( NYSE: CACI ) announced today that the Department of Defense has selected the company to receive a prestigious Nunn-Perry Award for excellence in the DoD Mentor Protg Program.
  • Through this partnership, CACI has helped CDIT grow its workforce by more than 188% and increase its annual gross revenues by 323%.
  • During the partnership with CACI, CDIT earned four key industry certifications: ISO 9001, ISO 27001, HUBZone, and CMMI-DEV Level 3.
  • These efforts have resulted in CACI winning Nunn-Perry Awards for its past five DoD mentor-protg agreements.

Featherstone Foundation Awards $90,000 in College Scholarships to 30 Exceptional Baltimore Area Students

Retrieved on: 
Friday, September 23, 2022

BALTIMORE, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation , an award-winning nonprofit, touts its Featherstone College Scholarship Award recipients.

Key Points: 
  • BALTIMORE, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation , an award-winning nonprofit, touts its Featherstone College Scholarship Award recipients.
  • This year, 30 exceptional Featherstone Scholars will receive $3,000 merit-based scholarships during a special awards ceremony on Friday Sept. 23 at noon.
  • "She reinforces our values that higher education is a gateway to economic opportunities for all," said Juliana Lopez, executive director, William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation.
  • Since 2017, the Featherstone Foundation has provided more than $236,000 through 98 scholarships to students from 20 countries who now attend 12 institutions.

PVAMU launches Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies

Retrieved on: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas, Sept. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- For nearly 150 years, Prairie View A&M University has produced top leaders in the arts and sciences, education, agriculture, engineering and nursing. Now, thanks to a $1 million initiative, Enhancing the Humanities at PVAMU, students have the option to major or minor in African American studies.

Key Points: 
  • PRAIRIE VIEW,Texas, Sept. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- For nearly 150 years, Prairie View A&M University has produced top leaders in the arts and sciences, education, agriculture, engineering and nursing.
  • Now, thanks to a $1 million initiative, Enhancing the Humanities at PVAMU, students have the option to major or minor in African American studies.
  • African American Studies is a relatively new major for college campuses.
  • For more information about PVAMU's new BA in African American Studies Program, visit www.pvamu.edu/bcas/departments/swbps/programs/aastudies .

CYBER.ORG Expands Project REACH HBCU Feeder Program to Diversify the Cybersecurity Workforce

Retrieved on: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

CYBER.ORG a workforce development organization funded by Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency s (CISA) Cybersecurity Education and Training Assistance Program (CETAP) grant today announced the expansion of Project REACH , a feeder program created to recruit a diverse body of K-12 students to pursue undergraduate cybersecurity degrees and bolster the U.S. cybersecurity workforce.

Key Points: 
  • CYBER.ORG a workforce development organization funded by Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency s (CISA) Cybersecurity Education and Training Assistance Program (CETAP) grant today announced the expansion of Project REACH , a feeder program created to recruit a diverse body of K-12 students to pursue undergraduate cybersecurity degrees and bolster the U.S. cybersecurity workforce.
  • Additional HBCUs are also considering joining Project REACH in the coming months.
  • With CISAs support, introducing this type of training to K-12 students proactively addresses the lack of diversity in the cybersecurity workforce, exacerbated by unequal access to K-12 cybersecurity education.
  • Project REACH, through resources provided by CYBER.ORG, is uniquely positioned to bridge the existing cybersecurity skills gap and help ensure that all students have access to cybersecurity education regardless of background.

Morgan State University students win Zillow's HBCU Hackathon with app that measures financial credibility outside of credit scoring

Retrieved on: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

The app also shows lenders data points to help determine whether potential homeowners qualify for a mortgage and offer them a way to prove creditworthiness outside the traditional credit scoring system.

Key Points: 
  • The app also shows lenders data points to help determine whether potential homeowners qualify for a mortgage and offer them a way to prove creditworthiness outside the traditional credit scoring system.
  • Zillow also will donate $25,000 to Morgan State's computer science program as part of the first-place prize.
  • Users can build a positive payment history and receive a "Z-score," which can be used as an indicator of creditworthiness.
  • The other hackathon prize winners were teams Straw Hat Crew of Fisk University and First Move of Howard University.

Morgan State University's Philosopher and 'Cosmocitizen' Launches a Book to Give a New Soul to the World Economy at the Assisi 2022 Global Event with Pope Francis

Retrieved on: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Pope Francis invited young economic scholars and change makers from more than 100 countries "to give a soul to the economy and contribute to a new season of economic thought and practice."

Key Points: 
  • Pope Francis invited young economic scholars and change makers from more than 100 countries "to give a soul to the economy and contribute to a new season of economic thought and practice."
  • The event organizers (EoF) invited Dr. Zekeh Gbotokuma, Morgan's philosopher and advocate of #Cosmoportism to join the Book Corner, where inspiring authors will exhibit their books and chat with the participants.
  • OBAMANOMICS AND FRANCISCONOMICS: A Call for Poverty Alleviation, Fairness, and Welfareis the title of Gbotokuma's 505-page book.
  • These are critical economics theories by two global leaders, the 44th POTUS Barack Obama and 266th Sovereign Pontiff Pope Francis.

AGB Welcomes Four Higher Education Leaders to Board of Directors

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) announced today that Paul Brajcich, Katherine Sawyer, Cynthia Shapira, and David Wilson were elected to the AGB Board of Directors, joining 14 other distinguished leaders. AGB is the premier organization advocating strategic board governance in higher education.

Key Points: 
  • AGB is the premier organization advocating strategic board governance in higher education.
  • "I am delighted that these individuals have chosen to share their insights, foresight, passion for higher education, and subject matter expertise with AGB," said AGB Board Chair Beverly Seay.
  • In addition to their positions on AGB's board, the new directors also serve as higher education leaders at colleges, universities, and institutionally related foundations.
  • AGB is the trusted resource for board members, chief executives, and key administrators on higher education governance and leadership.

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

Retrieved on: 
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.

Key Points: 
  • 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.

Teletherapy Leader Partners with 16th Liberal Arts College in 2022

Retrieved on: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

GETTYSBURG, Pa., Sept. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Uwill, the leading teletherapy solution for colleges and students, today, announced a partnership with Gettysburg College to support the counseling services available on campus and increase capacity.  As the need for mental health support increases nationwide, Uwill's solution utilizes need and preferences to immediately match students with a diverse team of licensed and available counselors.

Key Points: 
  • Gettysburg College launches teletherapy solution, Uwill, to increase capacity and provide after-hour support
    GETTYSBURG, Pa., Sept. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Uwill, the leading teletherapy solution for colleges and students, today, announced a partnership with Gettysburg College to support the counseling services available on campus and increase capacity.
  • "Our goal is to provide comprehensive mental health and wellness services campus wide, for all Gettysburg students.
  • We needed to remove barriers such as service hours, and to create an array of opportunities for all students to access quality care.
  • Gettysburg College is launching this teletherapy option at a time of increasing mental health challenges reported on campuses nationwide, where 95% of students felt their mental health negatively affected them within the past year.