On behalf of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, we wish to thank all the attendees, exhibitors, conference donors, presenters, guest speakers, volunteers, and many others for joining us at the 2018 HBCU Week Conference, HBCU Competitiveness: Aligning Institutional Missions with America’s Priorities.
HBCU COMPETITIVENESS: Aligning Institutional Missions with America’s Priorities
September 16-19, 2018
Washington Marriott Wardman Park | 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC
Seats will fill up fast, so those wishing to attend should register now.
The conference is open to all HBCU Presidents, Chancellors, senior administrators, HBCU students, sponsored programs professionals, student financial aid executives, higher education advocates, members of the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs, trustees, alumni, corporate, foundation and government officials and other professionals.
Since the charge in 2014 from the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, federal agencies have continued efforts to address this important issue. In December 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new technical assistance document entitled, Sexual Violence on Campus: Strategies for Prevention, and described in a subsequent web conference the key prevention framework components of the document and campus-based implementation and action. In an effort to continue to promote campus-based sexual violence prevention, this web conference will focus on federal-level efforts for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). There is little evidence about the extent of sexual violence on HBCU campuses, making attention to the development and implementation of evidence-based prevention and intervention crucial. Join presenters from CDC, the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (DOJ-OVW), and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) as they provide information relevant to address sexual violence on HBCU campuses. These efforts will have technical assistance implications for campus administrators, prevention practitioners, program evaluators, and researchers engaged in the implementation of sexual violence prevention programs on HBCU campuses.
EPA is announcing the fifth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge prize competition that asks student teams to design green infrastructure for their campus. This year, teams will incorporate climate resiliency and consider community engagement in their stormwater management designs. EPA is calling for college and university students to form teams with a faculty advisor to participate in the competition. EPA encourages teams to be multidisciplinary (comprised of planners, engineers, designers, scientists, and more). Teams will be able to submit in either the master plan or demonstration project categories.
Registration for this year’s competition will be open from September 1-30, 2016. Submissions for this year’s competition will be due December 16, 2016 and winners will be announced in Spring 2017.
EPA will offer faculty and student prizes. Faculty advisors will receive $3,000 for first-place teams and $2,000 for second-place teams. Student team members will receive $2,000 for first-place teams and $1,000 for second-place teams.
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) is co-hosting a series of webinars to educate Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the grants and opportunities available to them throughout the federal government.
This webinar will provide participants with information about federal contract funding opportunities for research and development at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the nation’s medical research agency which makes important discoveries that improve health and save lives. During this webinar NIH staff will provide a high-level overview focusing on funding opportunities inclusive of cooperative agreements and contracts. In addition, there will be a high-level discussion on the NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program area.
Attendees will gain an understanding of how their work and research matches available NIH opportunities. Faculty, staff, and administrators from the HBCU community are invited to view the webinar live and ask questions. Registration information is forthcoming!
The All-Stars were selected from more than 450 students who submitted applications that included a transcript, resume, essay, and recommendation. Over the course of the year, the HBCU All-Stars will serve as ambassadors of the WHIHBCUs by providing outreach and communication with their fellow students about the value of education and the role of the Initiative as a networking resource. Through social media and their relationships with community based organizations, the All-Stars will share promising and proven practices that support opportunities for all young people to achieve their educational and career potential.
“The Obama Administration is committed to promoting excellence, innovation and sustainability across our nation’s HBCUs. This year’s class of All-Stars has distinguished itself as exemplars of the talent that HBCUs cultivate and noble ambassadors of their respective institutions.” said Ivory A. Toldson, WHIHBCUs’ acting executive director. “We are confident these impressive students will help the White House Initiative on HBCUs meaningfully engage with students, showcase their talent and advance our agenda to advance academic excellence at HBCUs.”
In addition, the All-Stars will also participate in this year’s White House HBCU Week Conference in September as well as various national events, web chats with Toldson and other Initiative staff and professionals from a range of disciplines. The All-Stars will have exceptional opportunities to engage with other HBCU scholars and to showcase their individual and collective talent across the HBCU community.
For more information regarding the 2015 HBCU All-Star Student program and application contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and follow @WHI_HBCUs on Twitter.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Attached is a list of the 2015 HBCU All-Stars, alphabetical by their hometown state, and including the city they are from, the school they attend and the school’s location.
2015 HBCU All Stars
Greensboro – Jamie Binns, Talladega College, Talladega, AL
Huntsville – Ajiah Graham, J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College, Huntsville, AL
Huntsville – Kedgeree McKenzie, Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL
Tuscaloosa – Avery Brown, Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, AL
Pine Bluff – Sidney Smith, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, AR
Palmdale – Jynae Jones, Miles College, Fairfield, AL
Denver- Cynthia Hall, St. Philips College, San Antonio, TX
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Beachrhell Jacques – University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) will host a series of webinars to educate Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the grants and opportunities available to them throughout the federal government.
The WHIHBCU will co-host a webinar with the National Science Foundation (NSF) on August 27, 2015 from 2:00PM-3:30PM EST.
This webinar will feature a presentation by NSF highlighting their funding opportunities for HBCUs. Representatives from the HBCU community are invited and encouraged to view the webinar live and ask questions. Webinar information is listed below.
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Webinar link and call information forthcoming!
Please feel free to distribute this information to your networks. We look forward to the webinar!