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PA Governor Names Cheyney University Alumnus as Secretary of Education

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pennsylvania's newly inaugurated 47th Governor, Tom Wolf, has tapped Cheyney University alumnus Pedro Rivera as the Keystone State’s Secretary of Education. Rivera earned his master’s in education administration from Cheyney and has gone on to make a mark with his leadership, dedication and vision.

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Letter from the Office of the President

Friday, December 19, 2014

Excellent Employee Takes the First Cake at Cheyney University

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

One man's trash is another man's treasure. That saying definitely rings true for Zakariau Abdullahi, fondly called Zaks (pronounced Zack) by all who know him at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. That's where the 57-year-old has worked as a laborer for more than four years. Most recently, though, he's been spotted riding a blue bike all over campus, carrying his tools in buckets stored on the handlebars, and using a long grabbing gadget to pick up trash.

Collegiate 100 Chapter Offers Many Opportunities for Cheyney Students

Monday, December 15, 2014

Cheyney University’s Collegiate 100 Chapter, an auxiliary of the Philadelphia Chapter of 100 Black Men, has been active on and off campus this semester. The Collegiate students, both male and female, were selected on the basis of their prior community service, engagement in positive extracurricular activities, and academic accomplishments.

Over 30 Inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success at Cheyney University

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The National Society of Leadership and Success inducted 31 new members on the campus of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania on December 4 in Carnegie Hall. The organization helps people discover and achieve their goals by offering life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters. The group of like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together to help one another succeed.

FMM Majors Learn from Fall Open House and Fashion Field Trip

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Members of Cheyney’s campus community always look forward to the annual FMM Open House hosted by Professor Vanessa Brantley and the FMM students in early December. The Open House marked FMM's tenth year in 2014.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education Reaffirms Cheyney's Accreditation

Friday, December 5, 2014

Cheyney University Interim President Frank G. Pogue has announced that the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the body that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, has reaffirmed the University’s accreditation. In doing so, the MSCHE team closely examined the school and its programs, making sure that it lives up to its promises to students.

Good Works by Cheyney University Students Come From the Heart this Thanksgiving Season

Friday, November 21, 2014

This Thanksgiving season, Cheyney University (CU) students are putting others before themselves by reaching out to help those in need. While any time is appropriate to help others, it's especially meaningful during the holiday season when circumstances can leave some people feeling lonely, desperate and unloved.

Ophelia Chambliss Art Exhibit Opens at Cheyney University's Biddle Hall Gallery

Monday, November 17, 2014

A show of colorful paintings by York, PA artist Ophelia M. Chambliss is on view in Cheyney University’s Biddle Hall Gallery weekdays now through December 5, 2014.

Cheyney University Students Plant Trees to Help Expand University's Riparian Buffer

Monday, November 17, 2014

Volunteers from Chester Ridley Crum (CRC) Watersheds Association and Cheyney University recently expanded the riparian (streamside) buffer along the East Branch of the Chester Creek which passes through the University’s campus. The goal was to help preserve populations of insects, arthropods, and other small creatures that are found in high quality streams that are in danger.

Keystone Honors Academy Hosts Autumn Reception and Influential Entrepreneur as Guest Speaker

Friday, November 14, 2014

John A. Dawkins, III, President and CEO of Jo-Dan Enterprises, came to Cheyney University on November 13 to motivate and inspire the Keystone Honors Academy (KHA), a learning community of high achieving students. "Don't let failure define who you are. You're going to be challenged in life," Dawkins told the students. "Accept the challenge. Be professional. Prove yourself!"

Cheyney Students Attend TMCF Leadership Conference in Nation's Capital

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Cheyney University Keystone Honors Academy (KHA) seniors Terrell Grayson, Travonya Kenly, John Cooper, Kristan Justice and Raven Smith-Parris are just back from Washington, DC where they participated in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Leadership Conference. The four day gathering provides leadership skills, as well as career and networking opportunities that often lead to internships and full-time positions to students from 47 publicly-supported HBCUs.

Black Violin Brings Energetic Musical Mix to Cheyney University November 18

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Two classically trained musicians - violinist Kev Marcus and violist Will B – will fill Cheyney University’s Marian Anderson Music Center with music on Tuesday, November 18 at 7:30 pm.

Author Visits Cheyney to Lecture and Sign Books

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Randy Lewis visited campus November 10 to share his story about an initiative he undertook as Walgreens senior vice president of supply chain and logistics in 2007 when Walgreens opened its 14th distribution center in Anderson, S.C. The Center was the first facility of its kind to employ a significant number of people with disabilities. Lewis' inspiration, he said, came from his autistic son.

Cheyney Among State System Universities to Offer Scheduling Preference to Veterans

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

As the nation recognizes Veterans’ Day, all 14 universities within Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, including Cheyney, are providing another tool to help student-veterans earn their degrees. All State System institutions now will provide veterans with class scheduling preference that will afford them an early opportunity to lock-in their preferred courses.

Cheyney's Richard Coleman to Compete in 9th Annual Black College Quiz Bowl

Monday, November 10, 2014

Richard Coleman is in, what he calls, "the knowledge acquisition phase." The Cheyney University senior is gearing up for the taping of the 9th Annual Black College Quiz Bowl which will take place November 18 - November 23 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Quiz Bowl features HBCU (Historically Black College and University) students from around the country showcasing their knowledge of African American history. Coleman was selected to represent Cheyney at the competition.

Interim President Dr. Frank G. Pogue Takes Over at Cheyney University

Monday, November 3, 2014

Dr. Frank G. Pogue, a proven leader with over 50 years of experience in higher education, is Cheyney University of Pennsylvania’s new Interim President. He took over November 3, allowing Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, who served as Acting President following the retirement in July of Dr. Michelle R. Howard-Vital, to concentrate on her Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs duties.

Author of "No Greatness without Goodness" to Lecture & Sign Books at Cheyney University on November 10

Friday, October 31, 2014

Randy Lewis, past vice president of Walgreens and author of "No Greatness without Goodness", will give a lecture at Cheyney University on Monday, November 10. Copies of his book will be on sale and he will be available to sing copies following the lecture. Proceeds from book sales will benefit the continuation of the Arts and Lectures Series at Cheyney University.

Cheyney University Students Come Prepared for Fall Career Fair

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

When Justin Watkins graduates from Cheyney University in May 2015 and turns his tassle from the right to the left side of his cap, he hopes to already have a paying job lined up. The senior Management major from Atlanta, GA came to Wednesday's Career Fair in Marcus Foster Student Union ready to show the nearly 40 employers there that he has the right stuff. "I've been in interviews before," he said. "This was a good job fair."

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Friday, January 30
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Wednesday, February 4
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