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Cheyney University Cuts Ribbon to New Science Center --Paving Way to Prepare More Students in STEM Disciplines

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania will officially dedicate its state-of-the-art Science Center, the first new academic building constructed on its historic campus in 30 years, on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 4 pm. University administrators and trustees will help cut the ribbon, along with PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Chancellor Frank T. Brogan, elected officials including State Representative Thaddeus Kirkland, a 1991 Cheyney graduate, and other dignitaries.

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Welcome Week 2014 Begins at Cheyney University

Monday, August 18, 2014

As students from the Class of 2018 began arriving on campus for Welcome Week 2014, Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, Acting President, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Cheyney University, gave her first State of the University address before faculty and staff in Marian Anderson Auditorium.

Letter to Students from Acting President of Cheyney University and Associate Vice President

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.

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.


Friday, March 14, 2014

Full House at Program Featuring Squire Cheyney's Descendant and Revolutionary War Author

Friday, February 28, 2014

A fascinated audience at Carnegie Hall heard Curtis Cheyney, III, Esq., descendant of George Cheyney, on whose land Cheyney University sits, and alumna Dr. Marion Lane, (’70), President of the Society of the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge, talk about the interlocking history of Cheyney University, the Cheyney family, and patriots of African descent in the Revolutionary War.

PRESIDENT'S BLOG - February 2014 - Loving One Another

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Lately, I have been wondering what it means to really "love one another." How do we prepare youth to do such, and how do we support this "loving" in our broader communities?


Thursday, January 16, 2014



Tuesday, December 3, 2013


November 2013 Vital Communications Newsletter

Monday, November 4, 2013

November 2013 Vital Communications Newsletter

Cheyney University Joins the Elite as All-Steinway School

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Cheyney University recently became an All-Steinway School, joining more than 160 other schools in the world with that same illustrious distinction. Industry experts also say that just the All-Steinway School title alone, a universal symbol of excellence, is expected to enhance Cheyney University’s music program for the next 30 to 40 years.

New PASSHE Chancellor Visits Cheyney Campus

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Since his arrival in Harrisburg this month, the fourth Chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), Frank T. Brogan, has made a point of scheduling visits to all of the universities in the PASSHE system. He visited Cheyney University on October 30.

President's Blog - When Thou Callest...

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Homecoming 2013 demonstrated, once again, the commitment and dedication Cheyney University alumni have for the transformative educational and personal development that CU offers for students and their families.

Cheyney University National Alumni Association Life Members Luncheon

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Cheyney University National Alumni Association hosted the annual Life Members Luncheon on Friday October 18 at Carnegie Hall. Cheyney University National Alumni Association's Maxine S. Coleman, Class of 1965, was Mistress of Ceremonies. Fourteen honorees were recognized.

October 2013 Vital Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 10, 2013



Friday, September 13, 2013


New Science Center Construction Progresses

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Since the May 3, 2011 groundbreaking, great progress has been made on the 40,000 square-foot new Science Center.

President's Blog - June 2013 - The Value of Cheyney University is Affirmed for Us

Friday, June 21, 2013

PRESIDENT'S BLOG: June 2013 The Value of Cheyney University is Affirmed for Us

Vital Communications June 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

Vital Communications June 2013

Congratulations To The Class of 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Cheyney University President Michelle R. Howard-Vital presented the 2013 Cheyney University graduating class at commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 18 at 11 AM in the historic quadrangle on campus.


Monday, March 4, 2013

March 2013 Vital Communications

President's Blog--January 2013--Our Collective Action is Required

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Inaugural Speech of President Barack Obama probably will be one of the most memorable Inauguration speeches of United States' presidents and, likewise, one of the most defining speeches of Barack Obama, the man and leader.

Center for Urban Education Representative Works With CU Team on CU Equity Scorecard

Monday, December 3, 2012

Tiffany Jones, research assistant at the Center for Urban Education (CUE) at the University of Southern California, recently worked with a CU Team on the University's Equity Scorecard. Vice President Nancy L. Jones, Dr. Sesime Adanu, Professor Jolly Ramakarishnan, Dr. Tara Kent and Professor Marietta Dantonio-Madsen are researching ways to fulfill the mission of providing access to quality education and improving equity among the diverse stakeholders in higher education.

Destination Cheyney Brings Students To Campus

Friday, November 9, 2012

About 250 students and family members visited campus on Friday, November 9, for Destination Cheyney. The college visitation was organized by the new Executive Director of Enrollment Management, Eric Hilton, Ph.D. and his staff.

Upcoming Events

HOMECOMING ACTIVITY - President's Legacy Brunch
Sunday, October 19
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Council of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, December 16
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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