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Dawn Muchison Shocked by Cheyney Cake Award

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Congratulations to Cheyney University Enrollment Services Representative Dawn Muchison who recently received The Cake Awared for going above and beyond when it comes to her work. Purchasing Agent and Co-worker Lynn Scott nominated her for the honor because "she is a dominant force at the front desk in the Financial Aid/Enrollment Management Office."

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Cheyney's Yuhanna Muhammed Making a Mark in Hotel & Restaurant Management

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Cheyney University senior Yuhanna Muhammed walked away from the 26th Annual National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) Conference & Career Fair earlier this month with three paid summer internship offers and two full-time job offers upon graduation in December. The event was held on his birthday weekend earlier this month in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

Cheyney HRTM Students Find Job Opportunities at NSMH Conference

Monday, February 16, 2015

A 19-person delegation from the Cheyney University Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management (HRTM) Program is just back from the 26th Annual National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) Conference & Career Fair. The big event was held at The Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA February 11 – 15. A number of them walked away with internship and job offers.

Cheyney Black History Month Lecture Honors One of School's Most Distinguished Alumni--Dr. Marcus Foster

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The First Annual Dr. Marcus Foster ('47) Memorial Lecture honoring Cheyney University's Rich History in educating educators, and the signature event of Cheyney’s Black History Month celebration, was a great success, honoring Cheyney’s rich history in education and one of its most distinguished education alumni, Dr. Marcus Foster. Foster’s daughter, The Rev. Dr. Marsha Foster Boyd, was the keynote speaker.

Cheyney Honors Academy Hosts Visit to Temple College of Medicine

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Cheyney University students in the Keystone Honors Academy recently visited Temple University College of Medicine. The students participated in an information seminar which provided an overview of the requirements necessary for admission into medical school, and met with a senior admissions advisor who provided answers to their questions. In addition, they spoke with current students in the pharmacy, medical and dentistry schools, and toured the North Philadelphia campus.

Cheyney's HCASC Team Takes 2nd Place at Regionals & Qualifies for National Competition

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Cheyney University’s Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) team recently took 2nd place at the regional games at University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), which automatically puts them in the national competition that takes place March 21-25 in Torrance, California. “Our team did what they do best: stay calm and show us what they know,” exclaimed Coach Hazel Spears.

Tavis Smiley to speak at Cheyney University April 23rd for Scholarship Fundraiser

Friday, February 6, 2015

On Thursday, April 23, 2015, Cheyney University's Keystone Honors Academy will host An Evening with Tavis Smiley in the Marian Anderson Music Center Auditorium on the historic campus. The evening includes a VIP Dinner at 5 pm in Carnegie Hall, followed by the lecture at 7 pm.

Lula Washington Dance Theatre to Perform February 23 at Cheyney University

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre will present a free program in the Marian Anderson Music Center at 7 pm on Cheyney University’s campus on February 23, 2015. "I'm hoping that the audience will see us and get a better understanding of the stories of African American people and some of the issues that we face," shared Lula. "We are not one-dimensional. Our performance is for people of all colors to experience. We are going to bring dance that is thought-provoking, joyous, hand clapping...

AAUW Funds Cheyney University-Based Project to Address Stereotypes and Biases

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is one of 11 student-led teams selected to join a nationwide effort to fight stereotypes and biases. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded a $5000 grant to Cheyney for a campus project as part of AAUW’s ongoing collaboration with Pantene

PA Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland to Speak at Cheyney University's Founder's Day Feb. 25

Friday, January 30, 2015

Pennsylvania Representative Thaddeus Kirkland will give the keynote address at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania's 178th Founder's Day on Wednesday, February 25 at 1 pm. The annual event will take place in the Marian Anderson Music Center Auditorium on the historic campus. Kirkland, a 1991 graduate of Cheyney, is a community activist who first burst into the public arena in the fight for improved education for students in the City of Chester.

New Possibilities Highlighted at Cheyney University 2015 Spring Convocation

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cheyney University held its Spring Convocation on January 29 under the theme “Building on the Excellence of Cheyney University.” Ushers gave each person attending a Cheyney Pride Pin with the school’s shield and a Cheyney Piggy Bank. Interim President Frank G. Pogue encouraged students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests to wear the pins daily and to fill their pig with loose change and turn it in to University Advancement Staff so that the money can be used to help Cheyney students.

Cheyney Women's Basketball Team Reacts to Selma Film

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Cheyney University Women’s Basketball team recently went to the movies to see the film Selma. The 128 minute movie highlights the role of some of the nation’s most prominent African Americans in history such as Ralph Abernathy, Andrew Young, Coretta Scott King, Mahlaiah Jackson, Annie Lee Cooper, and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. The film chronicle's MLK’s campaign to secure equal voting rights for African Americans via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

Excellent Employee Takes the First Cake at Cheyney University

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

One man's trash is another man's treasure. That saying definitely rings true for Zakariau Abdullahi, fondly called Zaks (pronounced Zack) by all who know him at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. That's where the 57-year-old has worked as a laborer for more than four years. Most recently, though, he's been spotted riding a blue bike all over campus, carrying his tools in buckets stored on the handlebars, and using a long grabbing gadget to pick up trash.

Over 30 Inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success at Cheyney University

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The National Society of Leadership and Success inducted 31 new members on the campus of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania on December 4 in Carnegie Hall. The organization helps people discover and achieve their goals by offering life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters. The group of like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together to help one another succeed.

FMM Majors Learn from Fall Open House and Fashion Field Trip

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Members of Cheyney’s campus community always look forward to the annual FMM Open House hosted by Professor Vanessa Brantley and the FMM students in early December. The Open House marked FMM's tenth year in 2014.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education Reaffirms Cheyney's Accreditation

Friday, December 5, 2014

Cheyney University Interim President Frank G. Pogue has announced that the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the body that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, has reaffirmed the University’s accreditation. In doing so, the MSCHE team closely examined the school and its programs, making sure that it lives up to its promises to students.

Cheyney University Students Plant Trees to Help Expand University's Riparian Buffer

Monday, November 17, 2014

Volunteers from Chester Ridley Crum (CRC) Watersheds Association and Cheyney University recently expanded the riparian (streamside) buffer along the East Branch of the Chester Creek which passes through the University’s campus. The goal was to help preserve populations of insects, arthropods, and other small creatures that are found in high quality streams that are in danger.

Keystone Honors Academy Hosts Autumn Reception and Influential Entrepreneur as Guest Speaker

Friday, November 14, 2014

John A. Dawkins, III, President and CEO of Jo-Dan Enterprises, came to Cheyney University on November 13 to motivate and inspire the Keystone Honors Academy (KHA), a learning community of high achieving students. "Don't let failure define who you are. You're going to be challenged in life," Dawkins told the students. "Accept the challenge. Be professional. Prove yourself!"

Cheyney Students Attend TMCF Leadership Conference in Nation's Capital

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Cheyney University Keystone Honors Academy (KHA) seniors Terrell Grayson, Travonya Kenly, John Cooper, Kristan Justice and Raven Smith-Parris are just back from Washington, DC where they participated in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Leadership Conference. The four day gathering provides leadership skills, as well as career and networking opportunities that often lead to internships and full-time positions to students from 47 publicly-supported HBCUs.

Finalist on NBC's America's Got Talent--David Garibaldi--Speaks at Cheyney University

Monday, October 20, 2014

David Garibaldi, motivational speaker and international performance artist who was a finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, participated in a broadcast event October 21st, 2014 sponsored by Cheyney University's chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success. The event, entitled Rhythm & Hue, was the second installment of the 2014-2015 multi-speaker broadcast series sponsored by The Society.

2014 President's Legacy Brunch: Stovall Family Receives Legacy Award

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mistress of Ceremonies Barbara Daniel Cox ’66 welcomed over 130 alumni to Cheyney University’s President's Legacy Brunch at Ada Georges Dining Hall on Sunday, October 19. The event offered one last official gathering of alumni, capping a beautiful fall weekend that was packed with campus tours, a football game, concerts, meetings, entertainment, awards ceremonies and opportunities to reminisce.

Arts and Lectures Series at Cheyney University Opens with the Staycee Pearl Dance Project performing Octavia

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Staycee Pearl Dance Project performed Octavia at Cheyney University’s Marian Anderson Music Center on Monday, October 20. The program, part of the 2014-2015 Arts and Lectures Series, was open to the public and free of charge.

Dr. Frank G. Pogue Named Interim President of Cheyney University

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Dr. Frank G. Pogue, who retired in June as president of Grambling State University in Louisiana, was selected by the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education to serve as interim president of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. He will assume his new duties on Nov. 3. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Phyllis Dawkins will continue in her dual role as the university’s acting president until then.

Cheyney University Geography Students Visit Historic Dennis Farm

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Cheyney University geography students were part of a contingent that traveled to the Endless Mountains Region of Pennsylvania on October 8 to participate in the second Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust Symposium. They are doing real world research that will be used on the Dennis Farm webpage and will be suitable for interactive, smart phone, and even walking tours that may be created for the property’s visitors.

Cheyney University Faculty and Students Participate in Congressional Black Caucus Conference

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Philadelphia Chapter of 100 Black Men recently sponsored Cheyney University (CU) faculty and students to attend the 44th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) of the Congressional Black Caucus held in Washington, DC. All students who attended are members of the Cheyney University Collegiate 100 Black Men chapter. The four-day conference featured more than 70 policy sessions, a national town hall, a job and contract procurement fair, and the Phoenix Awards Dinner featuring President Obama.

A New Era, New Cheyney: Theme for 2014 Homecoming at Cheyney University

Friday, October 3, 2014

Cheyney University students, faculty, staff and alumni will celebrate homecoming on the weekend of October 18. Passionately committed to their school, hundreds of alumni will reunite to reminisce about their most memorable college years. The activities begin Wednesday, October 15.