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Letter to Students from Cheyney University Acting President, Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Dear Cheyney Student, Last month, I accepted the challenge to become the Acting President of Cheyney University after Dr. Michelle R. Howard-Vital announced her retirement. In addition to my duties as Acting President, I will continue to serve as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, working closely with faculty and staff to make your Cheyney experience a great one.

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Cheyney University Fall 2014 Application Completion Events Planned at Center City

Friday, June 13, 2014

FALL 2014 Application Completion Assistance

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.

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.

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.

Cheyney University Hosting Spring Admissions Events

Monday, March 24, 2014

Cheyney University's Enrollment Services staff are hosting three admissions events this spring. The public is invited to attend the program which matches your educational needs.

Miss Beautifully Curved is Crowned at Cheyney University

Friday, February 28, 2014

Freshman Egypt Bailey is the first Miss Beautifully Curved at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. The reigning Miss Cheyney, India Cross, came up with the idea, organized and hosted the pageant on February 26 in the Marcus Foster Student Center. The event was part of her platform which is to unite the women on campus by helping them all find the beauty that is within them.

Cheyney Junior Spends Spring Semester Studying at Duke University

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Anyone who knows Allentown, PA native Travonya Kenly knows for certain that she wants to spend her life saving pandas. The 20-year-old Cheyney University ecology major, now in her junior year, discovered pandas after visiting the zoo in Washington, DC when she was in middle school.

HRTM Senior Stands For Cheyney

Friday, January 31, 2014

CU Senior Aaron Yancey takes his responsibilities seriously. "As a first generation college graduate, I feel obligated to be the ideal Cheyney man, the model student."

CU Entrepreneurial Leadership Series Features Networking for Entrepreneurs by Deborah Frazier, RBC Wealth Management, on March 11

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Professional wealth advisor Deborah Frazier will present a program, Networking for Entrepreneurs, at Cheyney University’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Series on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

Cheyney Students Participate in MLK Jr. Day of Service

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

School was closed on Monday, January 20 but that didn't stop 30 Cheyney University students and staff from spending a 'day on' instead of a 'day off' on the National Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Spring 2014 Internship Institute Offers Workshops Every Wednesday

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Institute focuses on interviewing, resume building, professional development, appropriate dress, and communication skills, as well as other topics that relate to conducting an effective job search. As a free service to Cheyney students, it is highly recommended that all students participate in the Institute in either their sophomore or junior year.

Fleming Named HSRN All American

Monday, January 13, 2014

Post season awards continue to roll in for standout linebacker Isaiah Fleming. The Wilmington, Delaware native was named to the Heritage Sports Radio Network All American team.

Cheyney University Student Gets a Great Start to the New Year After Celine Dion Foster Child TV Special

Friday, December 27, 2013

Cheyney University's Thomas McRae is counting his blessings! The junior psychology major flew to California this month in an all-expenses-paid-trip-of-a-lifetime to be featured on Celine Dion's television special "A Home for the Holidays" which aired on CBS twice over the holidays. His adoptive mother, Joi Morris, and adoptive brother, Dawson Hylton, accompanied him and bonded with other foster children who were in the audience.

It's a Deal--Cheyney Students Can Pursue Graduate Degrees at USciences

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

With the signing of paperwork and the exchange of school pennants, Cheyney University (CU) of Pennsylvania and University of the Sciences (USciences) made their articulation agreement official this week, paving the way for qualified Cheyney undergraduates to seamlessly enter advanced degree programs at USciences in West Philadelphia in pharmaceutical and healthcare business, biomedical writing and pharmacy administration.

Cheyney Business Club Gets Down to Business

Friday, November 22, 2013

Cheyney University's newest organization, the Cheyney Business Club (CBC), is ready to help you learn how to deal with money. The CBC is part of the Collegiate DECA international Chapter which prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in colleges around the globe.

Black Angels Over Tuskegee Pack The House

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The November 18 production of Layon Gray's Black Angels Over Tuskegee drew an almost-full house for this brilliant production which chronicled the history of the Tuskegee Airmen. The narrated production was presented through the eyes of six Tuskegee Airmen who battled racism and segregation during the 1940’s to beat the odds and earn their wings. The audience response ranged from laughter to tears.

CU's Soulful Sound Band To Compete in Big Apple Classic

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

On Sunday, December 15th, Cheyney University's Soulful Sound Band will be at the Big Apple Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Events there include a college fair featuring over 20 HBCUs, a dynamic step show performance, a drum-line competition and highly-anticipated halftime show plus the basketball games.

Author Ayana Mathis Captivates Audience at Cheyney University

Friday, November 8, 2013

The Keystone Honors Academy (KHA) hosted a Book Club Discussion with author Ayana Mathis, of “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" (2012), on November 7, 2013 in Cheyney University's Marian Anderson Auditorium.

Cheyney University Chemistry Professor Leads Students to Scientific Research

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Cheyney University Chemistry Professor Dr. Adedoyin Adeyiga recalls that when he interviewed for a faculty position at Cheyney University in 2004, he saw potential in the University and its students.

November 2013 Vital Communications Newsletter

Monday, November 4, 2013

November 2013 Vital Communications Newsletter

Financial Aid Office Sets New Hours

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Cheyney University’s long-term success is dependent upon our availability to meet your needs through hallmark customer service. To that end, the Financial Aid Office has changed its hours for your convenience. The new hours are effective immediately.

Cheyney University Professor and HRTM Program in the Regional Spotlight

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Dr. Ivan Turnipseed, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) at Cheyney University, is juggling many balls these days. The newly elected department chair of Hospitality & Recreation Management now plays the lead role in the administration of the HRTM Program, the Recreation & Leisure Management Program, and faculty employees in the Athletics Program.

National Communication Honor Society Inducts Cheyney Students

Saturday, October 12, 2013

On October 10 the Omega Pi chapter of Lambda Pi Eta communication honor society was pleased to welcome Courtney Clarke, Terrell Grayson and Richona McKnight as its newest members at Cheyney University.

October 2013 Vital Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 10, 2013


CCPD Holds Successful 2013 Fall Jobs Fair

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Enthusiastic representatives from over 30 businesses, government agencies, non-profits, and political organizations met with eager job and intern-seeking Cheyney University students and recent graduates, as CU’s Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD) held its 2013 Fall Jobs Fair Wednesday.