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Cheyney's Longtime Student Activities Director Receives 2nd Award this Year

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Sharon Thorn, Director of Student Activities at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, is the University's latest recipient of The Cake Award, given to those individuals who go above and beyond the call of duty. She was honored at the end of a recent President's Executive Council meeting in Biddle Hall. The 27-year employee was completely taken off guard.

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Cheyney University Names Hyatt Corporation Industry Partner of the Year

Friday, July 17, 2015

Cheyney University’s Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management (HRTM) Program, known for producing outstanding graduates who work in key positions in the hospitality industry, recently celebrated its 40th year and named Hyatt Corporation its Partner of the Year.

Cheyney C Club Hopes to Raise $50,000 for Student-Athlete Scholarships at Wade Wilson Golf Tournament

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Cheyney C Club is gearing up for the sixth annual Wade Wilson Golf Tournament on Monday, August 17, 2015

Cheyney's Keystone Honors Academy and Bond Hill Program Offer Free Education for PA Students

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Cheyney University's Keystone Honors Academy and Bond Hill Program offer a free undergraduate and graduate education for qualifying PA students. Both programs have proven to be lifesavers for high-achieving students who, otherwise, could not afford to pay for higher education degrees. Some students earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees free of charge because the qualify for the scholarships.

Norway Study Abroad Trip Enlightening for Cheyney Students

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Leonard Brown and Jasmine Richardson are hard at work after spending two weeks abroad in Norway. The Keystone Honors Academy Scholars were competitively selected to receive full scholarships to study leadership, peace and environmental sustainability earlier this summer. The pair joined two honors students from each of the 13 other PA State System of Higher Education schools for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Women's Bowling Joins East Coast Conference

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

East Coast Conference Commissioner, Dr. Robert Dranoff, announced the addition of women's bowling as the league's 18th championship sport. The ECC is the seventh NCAA conference to sponsor women's bowling and the second comprised of only Division II institutions. Cheyney University has joined the conference and will compete in the inaugural 2015-16 season.

Cheyney Alumna & Professor, Norma George, is Headed to South Africa for a Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad

Friday, June 26, 2015

Dr. Norma George, Professor and Chair of Cheyney University's English, Languages and Communication Arts Department, and Director of International Programs, is headed to Durban, South Africa for a month as a participant in a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad. The goal is for Professor George and her colleagues to develop educational modules that they will share with others, and incorporate into their courses when they return.

Grass Looks Greener at Cheyney University this Summer

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The grass is looking greener at Cheyney University this summer as many lawns bordering campus classrooms and administrative buildings sport taller grass. Cheyney not only advances its greening initiative, but reduces its mowing cycle by half, saves natural resources and cuts carbon emissions by 50 percent.

Trustee Sam Patterson Honored at June Board Meeting

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

At the June 16 Trustee meeting Dr. Frank G. Pogue presented Sam Patterson, a 1982 Cheyney graduate, with the Cake Award for demonstrating outstanding service at the University.

75 Student-Athletes Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll

Monday, June 15, 2015

Seventy-five Cheyney University student-athletes were named to the Athletic Director's 2015 Honor Roll. Cheyney University's bowling team earned the top team GPA with an impressive 3.44.

Cheyney University To Host Free National Summer Transportation Institute Beginning July 20

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Cheyney University is pleased to announce that it will host the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) for high school students in grades 10, 11, and 12 on its campus in Cheyney, PA July 20 through August 14, 2015. Scholarships are provided to cover all expenses for accepted students.

Cheyney University Offers Free Hyatt Hotel's Summer Bridge Program Beginning July 19

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Hyatt School Summer Bridge Program at Cheyney University this summer introduces high school students to the five major sectors of the modern hospitality industry - hotels & lodging, food & beverage, travel & tourism, recreation & leisure management and meetings & events.

Cheyney's New Science Center Receives Silver LEED Certification

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania's New Science Center which opened in August 2014 is officially Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified. The US Green Building Council gave the Nation's 1st HBCU the news this month.

Accelerated Summer Courses Offered to Non-Cheyney Students Online & on Campus

Friday, May 22, 2015

College students can make the most of their summer time, boost their GPA and build up some credits for required courses through Cheyney University’s “CU in the Summer” offerings. In addition, non-Cheyney students can also take the five-week-long classes whether they are pursuing a degree at another university or just looking to take a course that interests them.

Cheyney University Head Women's Basketball Coach Kyle Adams to Attend Leadership Program at Center For Coaching Excellence

Monday, May 11, 2015

Cheyney University Head Women's Basketball Coach Kyle Adams has been selected as one of 30 coaches across the nation to participate in the Center For Coaching Excellence by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).

Cheyney Class of 2015 and Class of 1965 Celebrate Commencement

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania was packed May 9 as family and friends gathered to watch the Class of 2015 walk across the stage to receive their long-awaited diplomas. The sweeping white tent on the historic quadrangle of the Nation’s 1st HBCU overflowed with well-wishers. As the University Band played Pomp and Circumstance, nearly 250 graduates processed behind Cheyney Administrators, Faculty, and Class of 1965 members who were on hand to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

Torch Night Becomes New Tradition at Cheyney University

Friday, May 8, 2015

Torch Night, a new tradition at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, took place on the historic quad at the Nation's 1st HBCU on May 7. Graduating seniors lit the candles of underclassman in a special ceremony that signified passing the torch of leadership to the underclassmen.

Marsha Depte-Brown Takes the Cake at CU

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Marsha-Browne Depte, Management Technician for the University's Office of Development, is the latest recipient of Cheyney University's Cake Award.

Artists Support Cheyney University's Fine Arts Department and Pay Tribute to Pianist Robert Pritchard

Monday, May 4, 2015

The internationally recognized All-Steinway School, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, was the venue for a magnificent piano concert to benefit Cheyney University, the oldest of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

University College Inaugural Awards and Recognition Banquet

Sunday, May 3, 2015

University College presented its Inaugural Awards and Recognition Banquet in Cheyney University's Carnegie Hall Great Room on Thursday April 30.

Alumna Dr. Gladys Styles Johnston to Address 2015 Cheyney University Graduates at May 9 Commencement

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Dr. Gladys Styles Johnston, Director of the Millennium Leadership Initiative and Assistant to the President of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, will address the Cheyney University of Pennsylvania 2015 graduates at the Saturday, May 9 Commencement Convocation on the historic campus quadrangle.

Cheyney Wolves Set New School Records at PSACs

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Cheyney University track & field standouts Khabira Crawford and Jada Phillips set new school records at PSACs while Kalik Mitchell grabed a silver medal.

Cheyney student's far-flung exploits win state notice

Thursday, April 30, 2015

In fall of her junior year, Travonya Kenly learned from her roommate of a marine biology program at Duke University that offered a full scholarship and gave special consideration to minority students.

Cheyney University Students Participate in SPARKLE Program

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

During the spring 2015 semester the project director, Dr. Channel, Associate Professor, Education and Leadership Studies, focused on raising awareness of educational entrepreneurship among Education majors.

The National Society for Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi, Holds Member Induction Ceremony

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The National Society for Leadership and Success held its second induction ceremony on April 22, 2015 at Carnegie Hall.

Jada Phillips Sets School Record at the Penn Relays

Friday, April 24, 2015

Jada Phillips put the shot 13.10 m to finish second in her flight and set a new Cheyney University record. Her mark is also the fourth best posted in the PSAC this year.

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