Monday, August 22, 2016
All of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania's recent Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management (HRTM) graduates are gainfully employed in hospitality and related businesses, proving that an HRTM degree from the nation's first HBCU (Historically Black College or University) isn't just a piece of paper. In addition, numerous current HRTM majors and minors are wrapping up exciting, paid summer internships and jobs.
Friday, August 19, 2016
Anitra Jackson, Miss Cheyney University 2016, is the only Pennsylvania college student selected to serve as an ambassador for the White House Initiative on HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) as a 2016 HBCU All-Star Student. Jackson and 72 other students beat out hundreds of other students across the nation, Ghana, Nigeria, and the Virgin Islands for the prestigious honor.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Pennsylvania lawmakers in Harrisburg recently approved a 2.5% ($10.8 million) increase in funding for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). Under the 2016-17 fiscal year budget enacted this week, Cheyney University, PASSHE’s only predominantly African American college, will receive an 18.9% ($288,000) increase to its Keystone Honors Academy (KHA).
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Thirty dinosaurs, sponsored by various businesses and groups, are on display in Harrisburg, PA this summer—all works of art in an outdoor sculpture exhibit entitled Dino-Mite Harrisburg. One of them, designed by Professor Marietta Dantonio Madsen, Chair of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania’s Fine Arts Department, is located along the Susquehanna River on Front Street, between Pine and Locust Streets. Cheyney students and faculty helped paint the 8' x 6' sculpture dubbed 'Gradu Saurus'.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Yuhanna Muhammed, Senior Class President of the Cheyney University Class of 2016, can't get rid of the huge grin on his face. The 25-year-old accomplished his dream last month--a B.S. degree in Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management (HRTM)—and now, he's on his way to a dream job--Front Office Manager of Hilton Waikolao Village Resort on Big Island, Hawaii.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Jeffrey Bell can attest to the value of taking advantage of Cheyney University’s many student programs and activities, including the Career and Graduate School Fair which is held on campus every spring. The Business Administration major from Sicklersville, NJ, a Keystone Honors Academy scholar, attended the Fair last year and met wound up getting an internship that is paying off.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney recently unveiled designs for a 12-foot statue to honor one of the city’s most influential African-Americans. Octavius Catto was a Renaissance man, dubbed “the Martin Luther King Jr. of the 19th century.” He graduated as valedictorian in 1858 from the Institute for Colored Youth, which is known today as Cheyney University.
Friday, June 3, 2016
“Be Free in 2017!”, a new initiative underway on Cheyney University’s campus, is being organized to eliminate tobacco use on University premises.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Makkah Hayes is excited about her future. The 20-year-old just graduated summa cum laude earlier this month from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Psychology and a 3.97 GPA. In addition, the Keystone Honors Academy (KHA) Scholar recently found out that she will receive the Executive Board Member of the Year Award from the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), the nation's largest leadership honor society. She's also headed to graduate school on a full scholarship.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
A rare, signed copy of Poet Phyllis Wheatley’s 1773 book, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, owned by Cheyney alumna Dr. Marion T. Lane (‘70), will be displayed at the Museum of the American Revolution (MoAR), set to open April 19, 2017 in Philadelphia.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Cheyney University’s Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management (HRTM) program will present the Hyatt High School Summer Bridge Program on its campus from July 31 to August 5, 2016. The free six-day residential program for sophomores, juniors and seniors with at least a 2.5 GPA will introduce participants to the five major sectors of the modern hospitality industry - hotels & lodging, food & beverage, travel & tourism, recreation & leisure, and meetings & events.
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Senior Class Speaker Comfort Effi, a 20-year-old Biology Major with a concentration in Molecular Biology, will do a full year of research as part of a post baccalaureate program at Virginia Commonwealth University. In December, she plans to start applying for PhD programs. Her goal is to do research for the National Institutes of Health or the Centers for Disease Control.
Sunday, May 8, 2016
The Class of 1966 leads the Class of 2016 in the Commencement processional and recessional on Saturday, May 7. Classmates came from near and far to celebrate their 50th anniversary of walking across the stage to receive their diplomas.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Cheyney University's Class of 2016 didn't let overcast skies or a little drizzle dampen their spirits today. Keynote Speaker Sheryl Lee Ralph energized the crowd and encouraged the graduates.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Cheyney University Senior tight end Christian Sanchez received his National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award at the Connelly Center on the Villanova University campus Monday.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
The Cheyney University Athletic Department named Kyra Hines-Allen and Banford Poole Athletes of the Year at the 2016 All-Sports Banquet.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Cheyney University football held its annual Blue and White spring game at a sun-soaked O'Shields-Stevenson Stadium in front of several hundred fans Saturday afternoon to close out the Spring football season.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
When Cheyney University graduates and their loved ones gather on the historic quadrangle on Saturday, May 7, rain or shine, award-winning actress/singer, author, activist and motivational speaker, Sheryl Lee Ralph, will give the keynote address.
Friday, April 22, 2016
On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Students Organized Against (SOAP) and the students from Dr. Green’s Sociology of Poverty class presented the 5th “Poverty Day” at Cheyney aimed at educating the campus community about the structural causes of and possible solutions for poverty in the U.S. The theme this year was “K[NO]W Poverty.”
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The Mister and Miss Cheyney Pageant was not only a showcase of Cheyney’s best talent and fashion but also a reunion, celebration and long-standing tradition.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Cheyney University Senior Fine Arts Major Candace Cahoe, Miss Blue and White 2015-16, is radiant! She can't stop smiling. That's because the aspiring singer took this semester off to follow her dream. She is currently a contestant on Kelly Rowland's new hit show, Chasing Destiny, which airs on Tuesday nights at 10 pm on BET.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
For the fourth year, Dr. Lynn Green, Cheyney University Sociology Professor, took CU students to the annual community-wide Freedom Seder* at the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) in Center City Philadelphia for a wonderful cultural experience. Students found the trip extremely enlightening and worthwhile.