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Cheyney Professor Presents at International Conference

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dr. Steven Hughes, Professor/Director of Aquaculture at Cheyney University, was invited to speak on the use of aquaculture and aquaponics as educational tools in the classroom at the 11th International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture. Held in Roanoke, VA August 19-21, 2016, the Conference included presenters from throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

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Cheyney HRTM Education Pays Off – Students and Graduates Hard at Work

Monday, August 22, 2016

All of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania's recent Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management (HRTM) graduates are gainfully employed in hospitality and related businesses, proving that an HRTM degree from the nation's first HBCU (Historically Black College or University) isn't just a piece of paper. In addition, numerous current HRTM majors and minors are wrapping up exciting, paid summer internships and jobs.

Cheyney's Anitra Jackson Named Pennsylvania's Only White House HBCU Initiative 2016 All-Star

Friday, August 19, 2016

Anitra Jackson, Miss Cheyney University 2016, is the only Pennsylvania college student selected to serve as an ambassador for the White House Initiative on HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) as a 2016 HBCU All-Star Student. Jackson and 72 other students beat out hundreds of other students across the nation, Ghana, Nigeria, and the Virgin Islands for the prestigious honor.

PA Lawmakers Approve Boosts in Funding for Cheyney University Scholarships

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pennsylvania lawmakers in Harrisburg recently approved a 2.5% ($10.8 million) increase in funding for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). Under the 2016-17 fiscal year budget enacted this week, Cheyney University, PASSHE’s only predominantly African American college, will receive an 18.9% ($288,000) increase to its Keystone Honors Academy (KHA).

Cheyney Professor's Design and Student/Faculty Work Featured in Harrisburg Outdoor Exhibit

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Thirty dinosaurs, sponsored by various businesses and groups, are on display in Harrisburg, PA this summer—all works of art in an outdoor sculpture exhibit entitled Dino-Mite Harrisburg. One of them, designed by Professor Marietta Dantonio Madsen, Chair of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania’s Fine Arts Department, is located along the Susquehanna River on Front Street, between Pine and Locust Streets. Cheyney students and faculty helped paint the 8' x 6' sculpture dubbed 'Gradu Saurus'.

Cheyney Class of 2016 President Yuhanna Muhammed Headed to Hawaii to Manage Resort Front Office

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Yuhanna Muhammed, Senior Class President of the Cheyney University Class of 2016, can't get rid of the huge grin on his face. The 25-year-old accomplished his dream last month--a B.S. degree in Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management (HRTM)—and now, he's on his way to a dream job--Front Office Manager of Hilton Waikolao Village Resort on Big Island, Hawaii.

Internship Opens Career Path for Cheyney University Business Administration Major

Friday, June 24, 2016

Jeffrey Bell can attest to the value of taking advantage of Cheyney University’s many student programs and activities, including the Career and Graduate School Fair which is held on campus every spring. The Business Administration major from Sicklersville, NJ, a Keystone Honors Academy scholar, attended the Fair last year and met wound up getting an internship that is paying off.

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.

Cheyney C Club to Host 7th Annual Wade Wilson Golf Tournament on August 22

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Cheyney University C Club is hosting the 7th annual Wade Wilson Golf Tournament on Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Penn Oaks Country Club in West Chester, PA. Proceeds from the event go to scholarships for student-athletes, cheerleaders and band members at Cheyney University.

Applications Still being Accepted for Free High School Summer Transportation Institute at Cheyney University beginning July 11

Monday, June 6, 2016

Applications are still being acepted for high school students to attend the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) for 10th, 11th and 12th graders hosted by Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. The free four-week session runs from July 11 to August 5 and is open to students who want to learn more about the transportation industry and its various modalities such as highways, aviation, transit and maritime, as well as its myriad of career opportunities.

"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 University to Host British Soccer Camp for 3 to 16 year olds July 11-15

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Cheyney University will host the most popular soccer camp for youth in the nation July 11-15, rain or shine. Boys and girls ages 3 to 16 will be able to go to camp daily for an hour, 90 minutes, half a day or an entire day depending on their age. Learn from the best and sign up online today.

Nominations Sought for Cheyney's 2016 Legacy Family Award

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Cheyney University National Alumni Association is reaching out to the Cheyney Family to submit recommendations for the 2016 Legacy Family. A Legacy Family is defined as one with several or many family members who have matriculated at Cheyney University.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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