By: Emmanuel Freeman NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – This holiday season, cancer survivor Navita Gunter has a lot to be thankful for, mainly her life. But she’s not content with her own personal survival. Understanding her own struggle when she was stricken with cervical […]
Month: January 2017
By Leona Dunn We have all heard of Wilma Rudolph and have collectively praised Coach Ed Temple. Not to mention the Tigerbelles, Tennessee State University’s Women’s Track team, are consistent Ohio Valley Conference Champions, but lately, there has been one track star in particular who […]
By K. Dawn Rutledge
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University has been awarded a $2 million grant as part of the United Negro College Fund® Career Pathways Initiative.
The pilot program, made possible through $35.3 million in funding by the Lilly Endowment Inc., will enable selected historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and predominately black institutions (PBIs) to address social and economic issues of minority graduation, unemployment and underemployment.
TSU will use the money to enhance its student career development initiatives.
“The UNCF Career Pathways Initiative Grant will give TSU the capacity to better leverage strategic partnerships between our faculty, staff, employers, entrepreneurs and alumni to impact student career exploration, readiness and access,” said Eloise Abernathy Alexis, TSU’s associate vice president for Institutional Advancement.
UNCF launched CPI in December 2016 through a rigorous and competitive multi-phased grant process that targeted 87 eligible public and private HBCUs and PBIs. In the first phase, UNCF made planning grants to 30 institutions. In the final phase, UNCF chose 24 colleges and universities for implementation grants. Of those schools, 15 will receive awards ranging from $1 million to $1.5 million. Nine of the institutions have been selected for three cluster grants, and will receive up to $6 million to collaborate to achieve shared outcomes.
“These colleges and universities show promise in significantly addressing the urgent challenges facing African-American college students and graduates,” said Dr. Michael L. Lomax, UNCF president and CEO.
Tennessee State is among the cluster recipients working in partnership with Morgan State University and Norfolk State University on a joint effort incorporating learning activities, internship exchanges, and linking students through employer clusters, among other initiatives.
“As we implement a framework to increase career outcomes and opportunities for TSU students, we will add to the national body of knowledge on career pathways, within the context of public, historically black colleges and universities, as part of our cluster engagement with Morgan State University and Norfolk State University,” Alexis said.
RICHMOND, Ky. — Wayne Martin (Brooklyn, N.Y.) put on a dominating performance with 14 points and 17 rebounds to carry the Tennessee State men’s basketball team to a 63-49 road win over Eastern Kentucky at McBrayer Arena on Thursday night in Ohio Valley play. […]
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee State softball opened practice for the 2017 season on Wednesday evening. The Tigers worked out indoors for the first two days due to wet field conditions. “As a whole, it was a good practice,” said senior outfielder Courtney Gearlds. “There […]
LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Tennessee State men’s and women’s track and field teams kicked off action at the Kentucky Invitational with the weight throw on Friday at Nutter Field House.
Hannah Alsup (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) came up with a distance of 13.92m (45’8”), while Chy’enne LeNeair (Racine, Wisc.) had a toss of 12.47m (40’11”).
For the Flying Tigers, Kyle Washington-Scott (St. Louis, Mo.) was TSU’s top performer in the weight throw, reaching 15.61m (51’2.75”) on his third attempt for 11th. The distance was a season best for the senior. Fellow senior Roc-M Nesbitt (Atlanta, Ga.) finished with a throw of 10.90m (35’9.25”).