Stating that this partnership "aims to be a bridge for talented graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the Fortune 500 companies looking to employ them," Columbia University has launched an HBCU fellowship. The program is intended for high-achieving undergraduate seniors selected by 10 partner HBCUs- identified as the Top Ten HBCUs by the Wall Street Journal in 2016. Jason Wingard, Dean of the School of Professional Studies at Columbia University, states that the fellowship program was developed to meet the demands of companies who recruit with an eye on increasing the diversity of their workforce.
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The Hawkins, Texas college opened its own African–American Museum. It features the Rodney Lamar Atkins Collection, which includes memorabilia collected over thirty years.
In February, Anthony Daniels made history twice, becoming the first black person and the youngest official to become Alabama House Minority Leader.
Howard and Google have formed a partnership to increase the numbr of African-Americans in the tech field as tech industry giants are working to find ways to bring diversity to Silicon Valley.
Winston-Salem State University 2016 graduates have a lot to be proud of. The occupational therapy grad, once again, have all passed their licensing exams. This marks the second year in a row for this achievement.
Sylvia Trent-Adams, who earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Hampton University, was name acting US Surgeon General. She replaces Vivek Murthy, the 1st Indian-American to hold the position.
The Morehouse Debate Team participated in the annual Lafayette Debates North American Championship, an international competition that featured 34 colleges. The winning team was awarded a study trip to Paris.
Lane is a small liberal arts college affiliated with the CME Church-the first four-year college founded by the denomination. It was founded by Bishop Isaac Lane in 1882.