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Cheyney University to Host High School Students for Free 3 Week Summer Transportation Institute

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Cheyney University will host the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) for high school students in grades 10, 11, and 12 on its campus in Chester County, PA July 16 through August 4, 2017. NSTI students spend three weeks learning more about the transportation industry, its various modalities (e.g., highways, aviation, transit and maritime) and the myriad of career opportunities. All accepted students receive full scholarships covering tuition, room and board. Applications are due 6/12.

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PA Governor Tom Wolf to Address Cheyney University's Class of 2017 May 13

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf will bring the Keynote Address when Cheyney University’s Class of 2017 receives its long-awaited academic degrees on Saturday, May 13th on the University’s Historic Quadrangle. The 11 am ceremony will take place before an expected crowd of approximately two thousand persons. The Class of 1967, celebrating its 50th anniversary, will lead the graduates in the processional, in true Cheyney tradition.

Cheyney Team Rallies Support During Advocacy Day 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

A team of faculty, staff, students and alumni from Cheyney University descended on the state capitol in PA for Advocacy Day 2017 in an effort to drum up support for the nation's first HBCU (Historically Black College and University). Their message was clear--#InvestInCU because Cheyney is worth the investment.

Cheyney Football To Play at Alabama State in Turkey Day Classic Thanksgiving Day

Friday, April 21, 2017

Cheyney University Interim Athletic Director Suzanne Kilian announced today that Cheyney University's football team will head to Montgomery, AL to face Alabama State University on Thanksgiving Day in the 94th Annual Turkey Day Classic on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at ASU Stadium on the Alabama State campus.

Cheyney Greeks Host Western & Central PA Students on HBCU Tour

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Cheyney University's Inter-Greek Council, the Cheyney DIVAS, and Hospitality faculty hosted a group of 65 high school students Saturday, the last day of their seven-day HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) Tour. The students were accompanied by 12 chaperones from Pittsburgh and York, PA's Iota Phi Foundation of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.

Advisory Board Named for Cheyney's Recreation & Leisure Management Program

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Recreation and Leisure Management (RLM) Program recently welcomed its first ever advisory board to Cheyney University in an effort to continually improve Cheyney's RLM program, courses, curriculum, delivery strategies and facilities.

Cheyney Honda Team Gives it their All at National Championship

Monday, April 10, 2017

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania's Varsity Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) team fought a good fight but, in the end, they did not win top prize in the national HCASC Championship in California. After 24 rounds of play beginning Sunday, the scholars from Oakwood University emerged as National Champions of the 2017 Honda Campus All-Star Challenge today.

2017 Entrepreneurship Expo and Pitch Competition Attracts Students from East Coast

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Cheyney University's Entrepreneurial Leadership Center (ELC) held its Entrepreneurial Expo and first Pitch Competition on April 6 in the Ada Georges Ballroom. Community members, students, faculty and staff gathered to hear speakers, panelists and peruse the resource tables set up with great information for those who are considering owning their own businesses one day. The theme of the event was appropriately "Rise to the Challenge". Students from other east coast universities attended.

Cheyney University TRiO Scholars Provide Community Service in Delaware

Friday, April 7, 2017

Students from Cheyney University and Delaware State University spread out all over the Delaware, the First State, Saturday to do community service projects as part of Delaware State University’s annual “Inspired Day of Service”.

Cheyney Communication Students Present Important Research at 2017 Media Summit

Monday, April 3, 2017

Several Cheyney University of Pennsylvania students are back after participating in a panel at the 2017 State System Student Media Summit held at Millersville University. As the only HBCU (Historically Black College and University) at the Summit, Cheyney panelists shared their critical awareness of the media’s role in perpetuating inequalities and injustice against racial and gender minorities in society.

Cheyney Eta Sigma Delta International Hospitality Management Honor Society Inducts 14 and Honors Graduating Seniors

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A crowd of roughly 60 gathered in the Harris-Turner Amphitheater at 4:30 PM on Wednesday, March 29 to recognize Eta Sigma Delta International Hospitality Management Honor Society inductees; Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management majors and minors who achieved academic excellence; and all HRTM graduating seniors.

Cheyney HRTM Students and Faculty Tour Skytop Lodge & Network with Executives

Monday, March 20, 2017

Cheyney University HRTM students and faculty toured Skytop Lodge, a 5,500 acre, Poconos luxury resort and hotel in Skytop, PA, March 20. The multi-hour visit incorporated a fabulous lunch, an extensive tour of the historic property’s facilities and grounds, a mini-lecture on hotel development, and a chance to network with executives and learn about exciting paid summer internships.

Cheyney University Launches Digital Education Program

Monday, March 13, 2017

Cheyney University's new Technology Applications for Professional Success program recently kicked off with students participating in a project to update Cheyney's historical information on multiple Wikipedia pages. During the two sessions, students researched the university's 180 year rich history and updated Wikipedia pages with information about some of the historical buildings on campus.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble to Perform at Cheyney University Thursday, March 30

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE (HBE) will perform Thursday, March 30, as part of Cheyney University’s Arts & Lectures series. The 7 pm performance in Marian Anderson Music Center Auditorium on the historic campus is open to the public. Tickets are available via Ticketleap. family band comprised of seven blood brothers, began their musical training at the tender ages of four and five by their father, jazz trumpeter/band leader Kelan Phil Cohran, co-founder of AACM, Sun Ra's lead trumpeter, and mento

Cheyney Students Walk Away from 2017 National Hospitality Conference with Jobs and Internships

Friday, March 3, 2017

A 29-person delegation from Cheyney University’s Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management (HRTM) Program is just back from the 28th Annual National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) Conference & Career Fair, held in Florida. Many walked away with paying jobs and internships with organizations from across the country.

Cheyney University Celebrates 180 Years of Educating Young Minds

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, the nation’s first HBCU (Historically Black College and University), celebrated its 180th birthday March 1 at its annual Founder’s Day Convocation. The major theme for the day was clear—Cheyney is moving forward.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Charles Fuller Holds "Fireside Chat" at Cheyney University

Thursday, March 2, 2017

A cozy “Fireside Chat” with Charles Fuller recently gave Cheyney University students, faculty and staff an opportunity to hear from a noted Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

Jasmine Richardson is Cheyney's Nominee for Prestigious Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Jasmine Richardson is Cheyney University of Pennsylvania's 2017 nominee for the Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence. The Keystone Honors Academy Scholar has accrued an impressive set of academic and pre-professional credentials during her tenure at the nation's first Historically Black College and University.

EMSCO Scientific Enterprises, Inc. Donates Two Truckloads of Equipment to Cheyney

Friday, February 24, 2017

EMSCO Scientific Enterprises, Inc., a West Philadelphia based provider of research equipment and supplies, recently donated two truckloads of lab equipment to Cheyney University. Dr. Patrick M. Oates, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Business Development for EMSCO, spearheaded the efforts.

Cheyney's Anitra Jackson to be Featured on PCN TV in Leadership Segment

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Miss Cheyney, Anitra Jackson, a Keystone Honors Academy Scholar, multi-team athlete and student leader, will be featured on PCN TV Sunday, February 26 at 9:30 am and at 6 pm on Saturday, March 4. The topic for the half hour show is 'leadership'.

Cheyney's Tache Johnson Named a Prestigious Apple HBCU Scholar

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Tache Johnson, a junior at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, is one of 35 students from around the country to be selected as a Apple HBCU Scholar for one of the top technology companies in the world. The Keystone Honors Academy Scholar will spend three months this summer interning for the tech giant at its CA headquarters, earning $20,000 and a chance of a lifetime.

Keystone Honors Academy Gathers for Warm Winter Reception on Cold February Night

Friday, February 17, 2017

Cheyney University students and faculty convened in the Great Ballroom of Carnegie Hall Thursday to celebrate the achievements of the Keystone Honors Academy (KHA). More than 50 KHA students with 3.8 GPA's and higher received The Talented Tenth Certificates acknowledging their accomplishments in the classroom and their exceeding expectations when it comes to professional development and community service. Keynote speaker Dr. Crystal J. Lucky, an award-winning author, challenged students to...

Cheyney University, the Nation's 1st HBCU, to Celebrate 180th Anniversary March 1

Friday, February 17, 2017

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania will celebrate 180 years of service to tens of thousands of students at its annual Founder's Day Convocation on Wednesday, March 1 at 12:30 pm in Marian Anderson Music Center’s Auditorium on the historic campus. The Cheyney Community and the outside public are invited to attend. Alumnus and Chairman of Cheyney’s Council of Trustees, Robert W. Bogle ’75, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Philadelphia Tribune, will give the Keynote Address.

Cheyney University Honda Team Qualifies for Prestigious National Championship Tournament in CA

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Cheyney University's Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) Varsity team will compete in the national championship in California this April. Their performance in the regional competition earlier this month and votes from the outside public guaranteed their spot among "The Great 48" teams from around the country. Two years ago, Cheyney's team came in 2nd in the nation in the National HCASC Championship, earning a $25,000 grant.

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