Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

What's New

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

What's New

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Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives

The City University of New York's City College has launched two new scholarship programs, including one funded by the former head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Gen. Colin L. Powell.

Named in honor of Powell's parents, the Maud and Luther Powell America's Promise Scholarship will pay full tuition for up to four years at the university to a graduating senior of a New York City high school. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have a minimum high school grade average of 85 percent out of 100 and have performed significant community service. This year's inaugural award went to Beatriz Sanchez, a freshman majoring in architecture.

The other new award is the "Leaders in Furthering Education America's Promise Scholarship Program." It is being sponsored by Florida-based philanthropist Lois Pope and is an extension of a Pope-sponsored program that encourages and rewards young people who put extraordinary effort into helping others. This year's LIFE awards went to Kiyanda Baldwin and Krystal Pagan, both sophomores in the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education-CUNY Medical School.

For more information on either program, contact Charles DeCicco, director of public relations, at (212) 650-5310.

Voorhees College's business division recently received national accreditation from the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. The division offers majors in accounting and business administration, with concentrations in banking and finance, marketing and business computer information systems.

"A major thrust of these programs is to enhance the teaching-learning process through the use of state-of-the-art technology within all majors offered by the division," says Dr. Moh'd RuJoub, the division's chairman and an accounting professor. …

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