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Centers of Excellence

January 08, 2009

Happy New Year Students, Alumni,Staff, and Stakeholders,

All new years bring with them the opportunity for improvement and re-dedication to the core values and goals that encompass us as Americans. As we watch President Obama and Vice President Biden bring forth a diverse group of talented leaders to response to America's problems and opportunities, we are committed to doing our part at Cheyney University to response to the needs of the region, the Commonwealth and the nation.

We will also continue to establish a team of leaders with exemplary backgrounds to implement the vision of a new Cheyney University which includes the construction of centers of excellence that respond to the needs of the region and offer specific opportunities for study and experiential learning. Centers of excellence will focus our academic programs, our fundraising, our research, and our outreach activities.

Our first center of excellence will be in Communications Media and Fine Arts. There is an undeniable legacy of excellence in this area that includes Laura Waring Wheeler, Mercer Redcross, Jim Vance, Robert W. Bogle, Leroy McCarthy, and Latrice Branson.

We are currently establishing an advisory council for the development of this center of excellence. We ask for your nominations of those who would be interested in helping us develop a premier center of excellence in communication and fine arts. We also ask for your input-- What should be our other centers of excellence?

Sincerely, President Michelle Howard-Vital.


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Hello! I've worked with some fine intern over the decades. All were very creative and dedicated to TV production, but not one had any technical background in media production. Please don't leave this part out of your school's curriculum.
Jim 10:54AM 07/26/10
What an honor be listed among such talented greats.
LaTreice V. Branson 4:22PM 08/02/09
Cheyney is indeed a center of excellence. Cheyney is also a place for students who want higher learning. Cheyney being the first HBCU, has progressed to be a school of worthwhile education. Cheyney is a good school where there is a safe environment. Im glad to have come to Cheyney.
C. Smith 4:22PM 04/29/09
I feel that there should be a few more majors available to students here. The times are changing and not everyone wants to take the same majors.
Brad Engle 4:21PM 04/24/09
Cheyney is the center of excellence, there are a lot of smart people at Cheyney but no one knows that because are school is always put down. Everyone at Chenyney is the center of excellence, we all put a hand in this school and try our best. We are the centers of excellence and should start thinking that way.
Anonymous 4:22PM 04/01/09
Another center of excellence should be focused on the Education Department , I fully agree whith Ms. L. Anita Norris comment. I myself wanting to go into the Education field would like to see Cheyney more interested in the Education Department. I attended Cheyney because it had a great reputation of being the best University for Education. The center of excellence is a very good idea and i can't to be able work in this center. I will also like for you to take what I had said into consideration.
Michole Allen 4:21PM 04/01/09
Another center of excellence should focus on our Education department. Cheyney began as a teaching college and held a reputation as one of the best. In recent years, however, we have allowed our standards for both curriculum and educators to slip. We are understaffed and misrepresented among the other departments. A goal of Cheyney University should be to rediscover its roots and regain its reputation.
L. Anita Norris 4:21PM 01/08/09
With the Call me Mister Program, I see this program as a natural program for the University to build around, especiall with its rich foundation for preparing educators.
Anonymous 4:20PM 01/08/09
Happy New Year Madam President As always if you need my help in anyway I will make myself available I look forward to seeing you soon. Tell Geri I wish him a happy new year as well Larry C. Skinner
Larry C. Skinner 4:19PM 01/08/09



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