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Cheyney University Professor and Students Among Many Conducting Educational Research This Summer

Monday, July 21, 2014

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania students Chandra Gadsden and Khalid Habib are working this summer with their professor, Dr. Abeliaziz Bior, who is conducting research on Alzheimer’s disease at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y., as part of a collaborative effort.

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Cheyney University President Announces Retirement

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania President Dr. Michelle R. Howard-Vital announced that she will retire on July 31, 2014, exactly seven years after she took over the reins as the 11th president of the nation’s first institution of higher learning for African Americans. Following the university’s order of succession, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins will assume Dr. Vital’s responsibilities as acting president effective July 7, 2014.

The Cheyney University National Alumni Association Seeks Legacy Family Nominations

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Cheyney University National Alumni Association is reaching out to the Cheyney Family to submit recommendations for the 2014 Legacy Family. A Legacy Family is one with several or many family members that have matriculated at Cheyney University. The submission deadline is August 29, 2014.

CU Student Samih Taylor Among State System Students with Summer Internships at Prestigious Organizations

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Smithsonian Institution. The World Health Organization. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Brown University. Georgia Tech. Yale. Yosemite National Park. They are among the most recognizable organizations, universities and locations in the world. And they are among the places Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education university students are spending their summer, many conducting research alongside world-renowned scientists as they prepare for their own careers.


Friday, June 20, 2014


Keystone Honors Student Spends Summer Doing 2 Competitive Internships

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Samih Taylor, a Keystone Honors Academy rising junior, has been very busy over summer break. The double major in marine biology and ecology took on--not one--but two internships.

The Collegiate 100 of Cheyney University Makes Great Impression at National Conference

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Five student delegates from the Cheyney University Collegiate 100 traveled to Hollywood, Florida to participate in a four-day conference that included leadership, professional development, and peer mentoring sessions.They not only took full advantage of the workshops and opportunities at the international conference, but made their presence felt in very big ways.

Cheyney University Fall 2014 Application Completion Events Planned at Center City

Friday, June 13, 2014

FALL 2014 Application Completion Assistance

CU's Call Me MISTER Coordinator Seeking New Scholars

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Monroe Griffin, the new program coordinator of Cheyney University's Call Me MISTER program, is accepting applications for fall 2014. Call Me MISTER Scholars receive academic and book scholarships, stipends to cover PAPA and PECT fees and tests, support for conference attendance and access to internships across the country. In addition, they are encouraged to attend various workshops, training, mentoring, professional development and teacher leadership sessions on and off campus.

Cheyney University AGAIN Hosts National Summer Transportation Institute for High School Students

Friday, June 6, 2014

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.

Adams Selected To Participate in Prestigous NCAA ACE Program

Monday, June 2, 2014

Cheyney University Head Women's Basketball Coach Kyle Adams has been selected by the NCAA to take part in the ACE (Achieving Coaching Excellence) program June 12th to 14th in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Wolves Release 2014-15 Hoop Schedule....Drinks Named Captain

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Cheyney University Men's Basketball Coach Dominique Stephens has announced that Mike Drinks will be the captain of the Wolves 2014-15 squad. The University has also released the 2014-15 men's basketball schedule.

Cheyney University Mourns the Loss of Poet Laureate Maya Angelou

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The news appears to have hit everyone like a brick. Although the Cheyney University community knew that Maya Angelou's health was failing, word of her death caught most by surprise.

Johnson Takes the Reins

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Anthony Johnson has been named Interim Head Football Coach. Johnson came to Cheyney in 2010 as the Offensive Coordinator under Head Coach Jeff Braxton and continued in that role under Coach Ken Lockard.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Cheyney Class of 1964 Makes $50,000 Pledge on 50th Anniversary of College Graduation

Sunday, May 11, 2014

They wore beanies on their heads 50 years ago when they walked the Historic Quadrangle at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. On May 10, when they led the procession for the graduating Class of 2014 back at their alma mater, the women proudly wore white, while the men dressed in black.

Cheyney University Class of 2014 On Way to Destiny

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Despite an afternoon that brought torrential downpours, Cheyney University's 2014 commencement went off without a hitch beginning at 11 am under the sun and the shade of a huge white tent on the school's Historic Quadrangle. As the University Band played Pomp and Circumstance, nearly 200 graduates marched forth to collect their undergraduate or graduate degrees that they worked so hard to attain.

Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award Presented to Cheyney University Psychology Professor

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Dr. Rita A. Johnson, a Full Professor of Psychology in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, is the 2014 recipient of the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award.

Liberian Immigrant Frank Mulbah Realizes Dream-Graduates from Cheyney University-Headed to Career in Law & Politics

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Twenty-eight-year-old college senior, Frank Mulbah, realized one of his biggest dreams when he walked across the stage May 10 to accept his diploma, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

President Barack Obama Honors Cheyney University Art Students for Volunteerism

Friday, May 9, 2014

United States President Barack Obama recently honored 10 Cheyney University art students with the White House Volunteer Service Award, a high honor. The students received their certificates because they performed 100 hours of community service this year in a collaborative effort with a local retirement community.

End of Year KHA Banquet Celebrates Graduating Senior Scholars

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Keystone Honors Academy (KHA) at Cheyney University held its annual end of the year banquet on May 1. It was a red carpet affair, complete with elegantly dressed scholars who took time to pose for a host of pictures. For the 34 seniors who are moving on to jobs, law school, graduate school, medical school and other opportunities, the night was bittersweet.

2014 Annual All-Sports Banquet Showcases Academic Excellence

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Cheyney University Department of Athletics hosted the Annual All-Sports Banquet at the Penn Oaks Golf Club in West Chester on May 1.

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