Cheyney honors graduates, commits to financial campaign

  Written by John Mitchell, Philadelphia Tribune Staff Writer. High atop the city streets, on the 52nd floor of the Mellon Bank Tower recently, about 150 graduates and friends of Cheyney University gathered to honor the contributions of past graduates and look to improving the school in the future. Sponsored by the Cheyney Foundation, the event called “Honoring our Greats” highlighted the work of four graduates who have excelled in their fields and have continued to give back to the school. However, just as important, this was the kickoff to the “Cheyney 180” campaign, a fundraising drive that aims to raises $180,000 for the school between now and the end of the November. “It was a great opportunity for those of us who bleed blue and love Cheyney to be among each other. We all know what Cheyney means to each and every one of us,” Michael Coard, one of the honorees, said. “We want our school to continue to be there for students...
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PECO Awards the Cheyney Foundation with $25,000 to support STEM students at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA-- The Cheyney Foundation is pleased to announce that it has received $25,000 from PECO to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. The grant will be used to provide incoming freshmen and current Cheyney students enrolled in the STEM field with scholarships to help alleviate financial barriers. These financial barriers often deter students from reaching their academic and professional goals, and derail them from completing their degree programs. Local and federal initiatives have developed as a result of the demand to increase access to high-quality STEM educational experiences. Many of these initiatives aim to increase access to STEM through programming and co-curricular activities, particularly geared towards students of color and women,  who have traditionally been absent from these professions. The mission of the Cheyney Foundation is to fundraise, promote and support academic excellence, innovation and sustainability of Cheyney University. Established in 1971, the Cheyney Foundation has been committed to supporting Cheyney University and has awarded...
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Cheyney Foundation Sponsors Cheyney Students Attendance at HBCU Career Development Marketplace

Philadelphia, PA--November 17, 2016:  Eleven students packed their bags on November 9th and headed to meet corporate executives in Washington D.C. at the HBCU Career Development Marketplace (CDM). The two day conference provided 225 students from historically black colleges and universities an opportunity to interact with major corporations, engage with other students from institutions around the nation and gain valuable skills on preparing for life after college. Some of exhibitors included Coca Cola, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Home Depot, Amtrak and USPS. These students also had the opportunity to discuss their career goals with HBCU alumni, and learn more about different career pathways. With 20 speakers in attendance, students were able to hear a range of narratives on how to achieve career success with a degree from a minority serving institution. “This conference provided me with so much information and insight on how to prepare myself for success in the future. I really enjoyed networking with other HBCU students as well as...
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Cheyney Foundation to Host “All That Jazz” Paint Night Fundraiser

The Cheyney Foundation is pleased to host an "All That Jazz" Paint Night fundraiser in support of the Fine Arts Degree Program on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Looking for something to do this Homecoming Weekend? This painting will put you in the mood for some Jazz music! Grab your friends and come enjoy a glass of wine as you create a jazz-inspired masterpiece! (more…)...
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Tavis Smiley to Speak at Cheyney University Keystone Honors Academy Scholarship Fundraiser

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. A VIP Dinner will be held at 5 p.m. in Carnegie Hall, followed by the lecture at 7 p.m. Tickets are available here for each. From his celebrated conversations with world figures to his work to inspire the next generation of leaders, Smiley—broadcaster, author, publisher, advocate, and philanthropist—has emerged as a voice for change. He is currently the host of the late-night television talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS, as well as The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International (PRI). (more…)...
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