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.
2018 National HBCU Week Conference
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.
Free Admission | Online Registration is Required
This is the HBCU conference you don’t want to miss.
We hope to see you in September.
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
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.
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- Present the state of evidence including what was learned from the NIJ-funded study on sexual violence and HBCUs
- Describe the federal-level partnership between CDC, DOJ-OVW, and NIJ to conduct an HBCU sexual violence climate survey
- Outline other existing sexual violence prevention and service efforts by CDC and DOJ-OVW
- Dawn Fowler, PhD, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Carrie Mulford, National Institute of Justice
- Darlene Johnson, Department of Justice – Office on Violence Against Women
- Latinisha Lewis, Department of Justice – Office on Violence Against Women
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.
83 Students from 70 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Named 2015 HBCU All-Stars
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCUs) today announced its 2015 HBCU All-Stars, recognizing 83 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement.
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.
Miami Gardens – AcNeal Williams, Florida Memorial University, Miami Gardens, FL
Miami – Marquise McGriff, Florida Memorial University, Miami Gardens, FL
Orlando, Landon Wright, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL
Tallahassee, Gilda Brown, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
Atlanta – Jennifer Smith, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
Atlanta – Lauren Wiggins, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN
Atlanta – Rebecca Dorsey, Albany State University, Albany, GA
Atlanta – Chaz Gibson, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Atlanta – Angelica Willis, North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC
Atlanta – Alayna Robinson, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
Augusta – Patrick Outler, Morris College, Sumter, SC
Barnesville – Austin Ogletree, North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC
Covington – Timothy Tukes, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
Fayetteville – Lindsey Foster, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Macon – Vi’Dual Futch, Benedict College, Columbia, SC
McDonough – Zoe McDowell, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
Warner Robbins – Shelton Bowens, Savannah State University, Savannah, GA
Fishers – Kasey Hornbuckle, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL
Radcliff – Ralph Williams, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY
Baton Rouge – Sally Ross, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA
Gonzales – Sheirvan Ursin, Jarvis Christian College, Hawkins, TX
Grambling – Temitayo Michael Akinjogunla, Grambling State University, Grambling, LA
New Orleans – Marina Banks, Dillard University, New Orleans, LA
Bryans Road – Aaleah Lancaster, Bennet College, Greensboro, NC
Capitol Heights – Kayla Fontaine, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA
Cheltenham – Leah Williams, Delaware State University, Dover, DE
Fort Washington – Ravenn Mathis, Bowie State University, Bowie, MD
Fort Washington – Antonia Hill, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
Laurel – Salematou Traore, University Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD
Parkville- Marcel Jagne-Shaw, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
Owings Mills – Miles Jenkins, Hampton University, Hampton, VA
Waldorf – Danielle Hawkins, Hampton University, Hampton, VA
Woodbine – Mya Harvard, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
Berrien Springs – Rian Cho, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
Corinth – English Fields, Rust College, Holly Springs, MS
Edwards – Erica Harris, Hinds Community CollegeUtica Campus, Utica, MS
Greenville – Spencer Davis, Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS
Jackson – Nina Hill, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
Natchez – Jonathan Weir, Alcorn State University, Alcorn, MS
Richfeild – Bryann Guyton, Shaw University, Raleigh, NC
Las Vegas – Maliq Kendricks, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL
Camden – Christoff Lindsey, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX
Far Rockaway – Nathalie Nelson, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA
Cambria Heights- Gionelly Mills, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Lincoln University, PA
Charlotte – Elliot Jackson, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC
Charlotte – Raven Weathers, Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC
Charlotte – Mona Zahir, Winston Salem State University, Winston, Salem, NC
Durham – Tamina Kienka, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
Kinston – Kyle Brown, Winston Salem State University, Winston, Salem, NC
Winston – Salem, Tyler Duncan, Vorhees College, Denmark, SC
Cincinnati – Sierra Blackwell, Fisk University, Nashville, TN
Columbus – Christina Hathcer, Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, OH
Pittsburgh – Kevin Lee, Paul Quinn College, Dallas, TX
York – Kristin Shipley, North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC
Hemingway – Kimesha Cooper, Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC
Orangeburg – Kareem Heslop, Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC
Orangeburg – Samuel Cole, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC
Society Hill – Lamar Butler, Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL
Jackson – Tremaine Sails, Dunbar, American Baptist College, Nashville, TN
Memphis – Taevin Lewis, HarrisStowe State University, St. Louis, MO
Memphis – Keenan Lowery, Lane College, Jackson, TN
Memphis – Tamara Bates, Philander Smith College, Little Rock, AR
Arlington – Mira Bakine, Langston University, Langston, OK
Dallas – Nateisha Choice, Wiley College, Marshall, TX
Fort Worth – Britt Spears, Prairie View A&M University, Fort Worth, TX
Houston – Quentin Monroe, Central State University, Wilberforce, OH
Houston – Francis Vazquez, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX
Racine- Jeanni Simpson- Howard University, Washington, DC
Disputanta – Tatyana Calhoun, University of the District of Colombia, Washington, D.C.
Hampton – McKinley Strother, Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, NC
Richmond – Leah Reid, Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA
Virginia Beach – Jasmine Dunbar, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
St. Thomas – Tonecia Rogers, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI
Enugu – Jude Okanya, Paine College, Augusta, GA
Johannesburg – Andronica Klaas, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC
Webinar, August 27 from 2:00PM-3:30PM EST
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!
The 2015 HBCU Week Conference website is now open.
The Annual National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Week Conference is planned under the leadership of the White House Initiative on HBCUs and with input from the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs and its conference sponsors. It provides a forum to exchange information and share innovations among and between institutions. Stakeholders, which include: federal agencies, private sector companies and philanthropic organizations) provide an overview of successful engagements that if replicated could improve instruction, degree completion and the understanding of federal policies that shape and support higher education.
General registration will open on June 1, 2015.