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145 Years After He Was Gunned Down by a Violent Mob, Octavius Catto to Be Honored as One of Philadelphia's Most Distinguished Leaders

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney recently unveiled designs for a 12-foot statue to honor one of the city’s most influential African-Americans. Octavius Catto was a Renaissance man, dubbed “the Martin Luther King Jr. of the 19th century.” He graduated as valedictorian in 1858 from the Institute for Colored Youth, which is known today as Cheyney University.

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"Be Free in 2017!" Tobacco-free Initiative Underway at Cheyney University

Friday, June 3, 2016

“Be Free in 2017!”, a new initiative underway on Cheyney University’s campus, is being organized to eliminate tobacco use on University premises.

Cheyney's Makkah Hayes Receives National Honor

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Makkah Hayes is excited about her future. The 20-year-old just graduated summa cum laude earlier this month from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Psychology and a 3.97 GPA. In addition, the Keystone Honors Academy (KHA) Scholar recently found out that she will receive the Executive Board Member of the Year Award from the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), the nation's largest leadership honor society. She's also headed to graduate school on a full scholarship.

Cheyney Alumna Loans Historic Book to Philadelphia Museum Set to open in 2017

Thursday, May 19, 2016

A rare, signed copy of Poet Phyllis Wheatley’s 1773 book, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, owned by Cheyney alumna Dr. Marion T. Lane (‘70), will be displayed at the Museum of the American Revolution (MoAR), set to open April 19, 2017 in Philadelphia.

Cheyney University to Host Hyatt High School Summer Bridge Program July 31 - August 5

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Cheyney University’s Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management (HRTM) program will present the Hyatt High School Summer Bridge Program on its campus from July 31 to August 5, 2016. The free six-day residential program for sophomores, juniors and seniors with at least a 2.5 GPA will introduce participants to the five major sectors of the modern hospitality industry - hotels & lodging, food & beverage, travel & tourism, recreation & leisure, and meetings & events.

Cheyney Senior Class Speaker Comfort Effi headed to VA to Conduct Research

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Senior Class Speaker Comfort Effi, a 20-year-old Biology Major with a concentration in Molecular Biology, will do a full year of research as part of a post baccalaureate program at Virginia Commonwealth University. In December, she plans to start applying for PhD programs. Her goal is to do research for the National Institutes of Health or the Centers for Disease Control.

Cheyney University Welcomes Home Class of 1966 for 50th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, May 8, 2016

The Class of 1966 leads the Class of 2016 in the Commencement processional and recessional on Saturday, May 7. Classmates came from near and far to celebrate their 50th anniversary of walking across the stage to receive their diplomas.

Sheryl Lee Ralph Energizes Class of 2016 at Cheyney University

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Cheyney University's Class of 2016 didn't let overcast skies or a little drizzle dampen their spirits today. Keynote Speaker Sheryl Lee Ralph energized the crowd and encouraged the graduates.

Cheyney's Christian Sanchez Recieves NFF Scholar-Athlete Award

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Cheyney University Senior tight end Christian Sanchez received his National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award at the Connelly Center on the Villanova University campus Monday.

Kyra Hines-Allen and Banford Poole named Athletes of the Year at Cheyney University's All-Sports Banquet

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Cheyney University Athletic Department named Kyra Hines-Allen and Banford Poole Athletes of the Year at the 2016 All-Sports Banquet.

Madlock's 62-Yard Run Highlights Cheyney Blue and White Spring Game

Monday, April 25, 2016

Cheyney University football held its annual Blue and White spring game at a sun-soaked O'Shields-Stevenson Stadium in front of several hundred fans Saturday afternoon to close out the Spring football season.

Sheryl Lee Ralph to Deliver Keynote Address at Cheyney University Commencement May 7

Saturday, April 23, 2016

When Cheyney University graduates and their loved ones gather on the historic quadrangle on Saturday, May 7, rain or shine, award-winning actress/singer, author, activist and motivational speaker, Sheryl Lee Ralph, will give the keynote address.

Cheyney Students Use Games to Highlight Poverty and Classism at 5th Annual Poverty Day

Friday, April 22, 2016

On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Students Organized Against (SOAP) and the students from Dr. Green’s Sociology of Poverty class presented the 5th “Poverty Day” at Cheyney aimed at educating the campus community about the structural causes of and possible solutions for poverty in the U.S. The theme this year was “K[NO]W Poverty.”

Cheyney University To Host The National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI)

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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 Chester County, Pennsylvania. NSTI dates at Cheyney University are July 11 through August 5, 2016. The program is free for students interested in the transportation industry.

Mister and Miss Cheyney Pageant Showcases Talent and Fashion

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Mister and Miss Cheyney Pageant was not only a showcase of Cheyney’s best talent and fashion but also a reunion, celebration and long-standing tradition.

Cheyney's Candace Cahoe a Contestant on BET's Chasing Destiny

Monday, April 18, 2016

Cheyney University Senior Fine Arts Major Candace Cahoe, Miss Blue and White 2015-16, is radiant! She can't stop smiling. That's because the aspiring singer took this semester off to follow her dream. She is currently a contestant on Kelly Rowland's new hit show, Chasing Destiny, which airs on Tuesday nights at 10 pm on BET.

Cheyney Students Attend Philadelphia Community Freedom Seder

Thursday, April 14, 2016

For the fourth year, Dr. Lynn Green, Cheyney University Sociology Professor, took CU students to the annual community-wide Freedom Seder* at the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) in Center City Philadelphia for a wonderful cultural experience. Students found the trip extremely enlightening and worthwhile.

Mister and Miss Cheyney Wear Many Hats

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Cheyney University’s reigning Mister and Miss Cheyney have worn many hats since their coronation last Fall. Both high-achieving Keystone Honors Scholars, they take their academic responsibilities as seriously as their tasks as Cheyney ambassadors.

Cheyney University Honors Scholars Present at PASSHE Honors Conference

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Some Cheyney University of Pennsylvania honors scholars traveled to the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) 5th Annual Student Conference on April 11 at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg, PA. The event consisted of workshops and lectures focusing on collegiate honors programs.

CU Students Shine at Annual Honors and Awards Convocation

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Cheyney University family celebrated the academic accomplishments of its students at the Honors and Awards convocation on Thursday, April 14.

Cheyney Alumna Renee Harris Receives Bond Hill Scholarship to Complete MBA at Temple

Monday, April 11, 2016

Cheyney University's Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences is proud to announce that Renee Harris ('15) has been awarded a Bond Hill Scholarship to begin her studies towards a Masters in Business Administration at Temple University's Fox School of Business in the fall of 2016.

Cheyney University to Celebrate Community Day April 16 with Activities for Young and Old

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Cheyney University will host activities including a Spring Enrollment Open House and Tour, a Spring 5K Run/Walk & Health Education Fair on Saturday April 16. You don't have to be affiliated with Cheyney in any way in order to participate. Everyone, young and old, is welcome.

'Wrapped in Blue' Mister and Miss Cheyney University Pageant this Sunday

Sunday, April 10, 2016

The 2016 Mister and Miss Cheyney Pageant promises a stunning evening of glamour and entertainment “Wrapped in Blue” on Sunday April 17 in the Marian Anderson Music Center. The free competition starts at 7 pm.

April 19 Cheyney Alumni Entrepreneur Panel to Feature Lamaj Collection and Renaissance Music Record Founders

Friday, April 8, 2016

For over three years the Entrepreneurship Leadership Center (ELC) has invited CU Alumni Entrepreneurs come back to campus as panelists to discuss what it's like being an entrepreneur and to inspire students to reach their full potential in life. This year’s CU Alumni Entrepreneur panel featuring Renaissance Music Records co-founder Cedric Perry and Lamaj Collection creator Jamal Morrison is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19 at 7 pm in the Marcus Foster Student Alumni Center Auditorium.

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