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Cheyney PECO Scholars Honored at Reception

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Nearly 30 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania students are the latest PECO Scholars, honored at a ceremony and reception on September 15 in the University's new planetarium. In addition, PECO presented Cheyney University with a $30,000 check to be used for new scholarships in 2015.

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Cheyney Student Receives GlaxoSmithKline Opportunity Scholarship

Friday, September 12, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a global healthcare company, recently selected Cheyney University senior Edwin Braswell as a recipient of a GSK Opportunity Scholarship. The college scholarship is awarded each year to Philadelphia students who have overcome great adversities and are changing their lives through higher education.

Project Runway Winner Dom Streater Motivates Entrepreneurs to Follow their Dreams

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Dom Streater, the Season 12 winner of the Emmy-Award-winning television series Project Runway, opened Cheyney University’s 2014 Fall Entrepreneurial Leadership Center (ELC) Lectures Series on September 10 by motivating those in attendance to follow their dreams.

Students Unveil New Mural Celebrating Cheyney University

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Professor Joel Keener's sculpture students worked for an entire semester on a mural depicting all that Cheyney University has to offer. That sculpture was unveiled in September and is now hanging in its new home--in the lobby of the new science center.

Cheyney University Cuts Ribbon to New Science Center --Paving Way to Prepare More Students in STEM Disciplines

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania will officially dedicate its state-of-the-art Science Center, the first new academic building constructed on its historic campus in 30 years, on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 4 pm. University administrators and trustees will help cut the ribbon, along with PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Chancellor Frank T. Brogan, elected officials including State Representative Thaddeus Kirkland, a 1991 Cheyney graduate, and other dignitaries.

2014 - 2015 College Success Workshop Series

Monday, August 25, 2014

The 2014 – 2015 College Success Workshop Series begins on August 26 All workshops start at 12:30 pm and are located in Burleigh Hall Conference Room. All students are welcome to attend.

Recent Cheyney University Keystone Graduates Make Impressions at Professional Conferences

Monday, August 4, 2014

Patricia Bell and Julianne Lewis, May 2014 Cheyney University Keystone Honors Academy graduates, really made an impression at the June 19 Division 45 American Psychological Association (APA) Conference at the University of Oregon. They were the only undergraduate students attending the event in Eugene, Oregon which was dominated by graduate students and renowned researchers.

Cheyney Class of 1964 Makes $50,000 Pledge on 50th Anniversary of College Graduation

Sunday, May 11, 2014

They wore beanies on their heads 50 years ago when they walked the Historic Quadrangle at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. On May 10, when they led the procession for the graduating Class of 2014 back at their alma mater, the women proudly wore white, while the men dressed in black.

Cheyney University Class of 2014 On Way to Destiny

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Despite an afternoon that brought torrential downpours, Cheyney University's 2014 commencement went off without a hitch beginning at 11 am under the sun and the shade of a huge white tent on the school's Historic Quadrangle. As the University Band played Pomp and Circumstance, nearly 200 graduates marched forth to collect their undergraduate or graduate degrees that they worked so hard to attain.

Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award Presented to Cheyney University Psychology Professor

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Dr. Rita A. Johnson, a Full Professor of Psychology in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, is the 2014 recipient of the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award.

Liberian Immigrant Frank Mulbah Realizes Dream-Graduates from Cheyney University-Headed to Career in Law & Politics

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Twenty-eight-year-old college senior, Frank Mulbah, realized one of his biggest dreams when he walked across the stage May 10 to accept his diploma, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

President Barack Obama Honors Cheyney University Art Students for Volunteerism

Friday, May 9, 2014

United States President Barack Obama recently honored 10 Cheyney University art students with the White House Volunteer Service Award, a high honor. The students received their certificates because they performed 100 hours of community service this year in a collaborative effort with a local retirement community.

End of Year KHA Banquet Celebrates Graduating Senior Scholars

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Keystone Honors Academy (KHA) at Cheyney University held its annual end of the year banquet on May 1. It was a red carpet affair, complete with elegantly dressed scholars who took time to pose for a host of pictures. For the 34 seniors who are moving on to jobs, law school, graduate school, medical school and other opportunities, the night was bittersweet.

Cheyney's FMM Entrepreneurship Expo Attracts Record Crowd

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Cheyney University's Fashion Merchandising and Mangement (FMM) Program set a new attendance record when it hosted its 4th Biennial FMM Fashion Entrepreneurship Expo on May 1. FMM students worked hard to offer an exciting and highly interactive event.

Cheyney University's S.O.A.P. Holds Annual End Poverty Day

Monday, April 28, 2014

Members of Students Organized Against Poverty (S.O.A.P.) recently held their annual “End Poverty Day” in Duckrey Social Sciences lobby. Students in Dr. Lynn Green’s Sociology of Poverty class worked with them to spread the word, to inform and to increase awareness to the problem.

Angela Davis Packs the House for Keystone Honors Academy Benefit

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Angela Davis spoke before a packed house at Cheyney University on April 17, bringing a message about peace in turbulent times. All monies raised from "An Evening with Angela Davis" will go directly to supporting students in Cheyney University's Keystone Honors Academy.

Important End of Year Information for Students

Friday, April 11, 2014

All residence halls will close promptly at 6:00 pm, Saturday May 10, 2014 and all residents must vacate the residence halls by 6:00 pm, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Once you check-out of the room, you will not be allowed back into the residence halls.

Cheyney University Honors Academic Achievers

Friday, April 11, 2014

More than 350 Cheyney University students received accolades on April 10 for making academics a priority. The University's annual Honors and Awards Convocation attracted the campus community, family and friends.

International Week at Cheyney University April 14 - 18

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

International Festival Week April 14 - 18 offers a variety of enriching cultural experiences for the entire campus community including an International Breakfast, Study Abroad Fair, a panel discussion about Opportunities in International Affairs, a musical performance and an induction ceremony for Phi Beta Delta Honor Scholars.

W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Staff Visits Cheyney Campus

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Several Cheyney University W.W. Smith tuition-assistance scholarship recipients welcomed Michelle Montgomery, Grant Administrator, and Paralee Knight, Sr. Client Associate for Philanthropic Services of the W. W. Smith Charitable Trust on April 9. Cheyney University has received $1.6 million in scholarships from the Trust over the past 36 years. “This scholarship means so much to me,” said sophomore Anwar-Nasser Mathis, who recently lost both of his parents to cancer.

Cheyney University Scholars Take Part in PASSHE Honors Conference in Harrisburg

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Three Cheyney University (CU) honors scholars served as panelists and another served as a moderator at the PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Honors Conference April 7 in Harrisburg, PA. The day-long event gave students the opportunity to interact with other scholars from across the 14-state school system.

Cheyney University Contingent Meets with Legislators at the State Capitol as Part of Advocacy Day

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Students from all 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) universities including Cheyney University spent several hours in the state Capitol April 8, meeting with legislators to talk about their college experiences and how important their education is to them.


Friday, March 14, 2014

Cheyney University Art, Biology & HRTM Students Partner with Local Retirement Communities

Saturday, March 1, 2014

The build-up was a year in the making; everyone stood anxiously, awaiting the big reveal. When the golden sheet was removed and the colorful 4' x 4' mural unveiled, oohs and ahhs filled the Lounge at Kendal~Crosslands in Kennett Square, PA as Cheyney University students, faculty and staff stood arm in arm with residents and staff at the retirement community.

Upcoming Events

Faculty Art Show Opening
Thursday, September 18
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Thursday, September 18
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sunday, September 21

Monday, September 22
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

College Sucess Workshop Series: This is How I Learn
Tuesday, September 23
12:30 PM

Freshman Convocation
Wednesday, September 24
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

INTERNSHIP INSTITUTE How To Locate an Internship
Wednesday, September 24
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Wednesday, September 24
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Entrepreneurs in Beauty ELC Program
Wednesday, September 24
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday, September 25
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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