Paine Hands Orangeburg Prep a Shutout in First Home Victory Since 1962

Posted by lsuggs | 11/4/2013 07:00 AM

Paine Hands Orangeburg Prep a Shutout in First Home Victory Since 1962

by Kayla Thomas, Sports Information Director

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Paine College football is back and stronger than ever as the team pulled off a decisive 39-0 victory over the Gladiators from Orangeburg-Calhoun Prep on Nov. 2 at Laney Stadium. This win marks the first home win for the 2-1 Lions since making their return to football this season after a 51-year absence.
Paine’s defense was on fire handing Orangeburg Prep their first shutout of the season. The offense also delivered with quarterback Loranzo Hammonds, Jr. rushing for one touchdown and throwing three more to three different receivers.
Orangeburg Prep won the coin toss and decided to defer until the second half leading to Paine College scoring on the opening drive of the game. Hammonds led the Lions 65 yards in a little over three minutes and ran the ball into the end zone on a 43-yard rush to give Paine a 6-0 lead fresh into the game.
Hammonds connected with Jabari Menefee in the second quarter on a 37-yard pass to put more points on the board for the Lions. Terry Wiley, Jr. made the PAT giving Paine a 13-0 lead. Later in the second half, Juan Neloms picked off Justice Walker’s pass and returned it to the end zone. His score was called back, however, after an illegal block call on the Lions after the interception. Paine wasted no time getting back to the end zone as Danny Wohlgemuth was next up on the receiving end of a Hammonds touchdown pass during the second quarter. Wohlgemuth caught a 16-yard pass and Wiley again made the extra point attempt bringing the score to 20-0. Just seconds before the half, B.J. London caught a 33-yard pass from Hammonds that put the Lions up 26-0 at halftime.
On a bad Gladiators snap in the third quarter, Paine linebacker Vincent Thomas recovered Orangeburg Prep’s fumble for a touchdown. After Wiley’s successful PAT, the Lions led the Gladiators 33-0 heading into the fourth quarter.
Paine’s final touchdown was a 52-yard pass caught by Austin Beamus from Hammonds on a quick scoring drive. Alex Kelly set up the score with a 34-yard punt return bringing Paine to their own 48-yard line.
The Lions will play their final game of the season on Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. against Jireh Prep. The game will be played at Laney Stadium. Tickets can be purchased from or the Paine College Business Office on the first floor of Haygood-Holsey Hall.
For additional information on all aspects of the Paine College Department of Athletics, please visit or contact Kayla Thomas at 706-821-8438 or



Photo Caption: Paine College football helmet.


Department of Humanities Gears Up for Conference on the Harlem Renaissance

Posted by lsuggs | 11/1/2013 07:22 AM

(Augusta, GA) – The Department of Humanities at Paine College will host the 16th Annual Conference on the Harlem Renaissance from November 6-8, 2013. This year’s theme is “Midwives and Mavericks: Architects, Artists and Critics of the Renaissance.” This open to the public event will feature Dr. Leonard Harris, a well-noted scholar of a Renaissance major architect and philosopher, Alain Locke. Dr. Leonard Harris will serve as the keynote speaker at the Conference on the Harlem Renaissance.

The conference sessions will include presentations from independent scholars and activists, faculty, graduate and undergraduate students on the lives, work, and impact of a variety of architects, artists, and critics of the Harlem Renaissance Era.

The conference will kick-off with an open plenary session and luncheon at the Candler Memorial Library Building on Wednesday November 6th at 12:30 p.m.  On Thursday, November 7th at 6:00 p.m., a special presentation will take place, featuring a Cutno dance performance, free and open to the public within Candler as well.

“Having served on the Conference on the Harlem Renaissance Committee for three years, I am excited about our 16th annual conference,” stated Dr. Catherine L. Adams, Chair of the Humanities Department.  “This year, we have a new role; student co-chair, Michael A. Jones.  Jones, a senior, will oversee the planning of the Harlem Renaissance Assembly and activities for Paine and visiting students during the Conference.”

About Dr. Leonard Harris:

Dr. Harris is currently a professor of Philosophy at Purdue University. He specializes in social and political philosophy, philosophy of social science and American philosophy, with particular emphasis on African American Philosophy, Marx, Weber, and Dewey. He is the co-author of Alain L. Locke: Biography of a Philosopher. He is also the editor of The Critical Pragmatism of Alain Locke (authors from America, Europe, and Africa considering contributions and limitations of Locke's value theory) and The Philosophy of Alain Locke: Harlem Renaissance and Beyond which include major treatises and previously unpublished works by Locke. He has been affiliated with research institutions in Brazil, England and America and holds Board/Executive memberships with professorial organizations and heads the Alain L. Locke Society and the Philosophy Born of Struggle Association.

For information on the Conference on the Harlem Renaissance, please visit

For more information on Paine College, please visit or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or

Photo caption: Conference on the Harlem Renaissance, November 6-8, 2013 on the campus of Paine College.


Paine College Presents: “ROYAL Steps to Understanding Lupus”

Posted by lsuggs | 10/29/2013 07:57 AM

Story by Destani Barnett, Intern
Paine College Communications and Marketing

Did you know? Lupus affects over 1.5 million people in the United States. However, less than 30 percent of the populations are unfamiliar with the disease. Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs). With lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs (“foreign invaders” like the flu). Because lupus can affect so many different organs, a wide range of symptoms can occur. These symptoms may come and go, and different symptoms may appear at different times during the course of the disease.

Feel like there is more to know on this color blind epidemic? Join us as we educate our campus on Lupus and hear from survivor Jade Nealious, who turned her celebration into a movement, ROYAL! The program will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in the Paine College Student (C.H.O.I.C.E.S Room) at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact the Paine College Nurse, Harriett Jones, at 706.396.7644 or via email:



Paine College to Host Fall Career and Graduate School Fair

Posted by lsuggs | 10/22/2013 09:46 AM

(Augusta, GA) – The Paine College School of Professional Studies, the Office of Career Services and the Black Executive Exchange Program will host its Fall Career and Graduate School Fair, “Leading into the 21st Century”. The Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 1PM and conclude at 4PM in the Candler Memorial Library Building. Professional dress is required.

Employers attending the Career Fair include:
•    American General Life Insurance
•    Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
•    Capitol City Bank & Trust
•    Century 21 Realty
•    Cintas
•    Georgia Power
•    Georgia Regents University
•    Kroger Co.
•    Primerica
•    Shaw Financial Services
•    State Farm
•    Wal-Mart
•    WFXG Fox 54

Students and the CSRA community are strongly encouraged to attend.

For inquiries, please contact the April Ewing, Director, within the Office of Career Services at 706.821.8307 or

For more information on Paine College, please visit or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at
(706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or

Photo caption: Fall Career and Graduate School Fair flyer.


Paine College to Crown Campus King and Queen

Posted by lsuggs | 10/16/2013 12:38 PM

(Augusta, GA) – Paine College invites the CSRA to the Coronation of Mister and Miss Paine College 2013-2014, which will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2013, at 7 p.m. in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel on the campus of Paine College. Mr. Nicholas Ilugbo and Miss Tekeya Peterson will take their places as student ambassadors for the academic school year.

About Miss Tekeya Peterson
Tekeya Lashay Peterson has been elected as Miss Paine College 2013-2014. Peterson is the daughter of Robbin Haynes and Stanley Peterson Sr. She is a native of Sarasota, Florida and majors in Media Studies with a minor in Public Relations. 

Upon graduating from Paine College, the ambitious campus queen’s post-graduate plans are to attend graduate school at Howard University to receive a post graduate degree in Africana Studies and Media Studies.

“To become all that God has called for me to be,” is Peterson’s personal goal, while her career goal is to become the most sought after publicist in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.

About Mister Nicholas Ilugbo
Nicholas Ilugbo will be crowned as Mister Paine College for the 2013-2014 academic school year. Ilugbo is the son of Lorraine S. Russell and Clement Ilugbo of Hampton, Georgia. The Paine College senior is a Psychology major and is adamant on continuing his education at the graduate level.

Ilugbo’s career goal is to become a marriage and family counselor, which he believes is the cornerstone of a productive community. Ilugbo lives by the following, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the times of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy”.

This event is FREE and open to the public. The Community is encouraged to attend.

Media who wish to attend this event, must confirm attendance with Leah Suggs, Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing.

For more information on Paine College, please visit or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at
(706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or

Photo caption: Paine College 2013-2014 Mr. and Miss Paine, Nicholas Ilugbo and Tekeya Peterson.


Inaugural Leadership Conference Excels

Posted by lsuggs | 10/16/2013 12:12 PM

(Augusta, GA) – Paine College held its Inaugural Leadership Conference on Thursday, October 10, 2013 on the campus of the College. The “Transformative and Innovative Leadership” Conference was well attended by faculty, staff, students and business leaders.  The cadre of eminent leaders presented on various topics such as Ethical Leadership, Six Sigma Leadership, Information Technology Leadership, Entrepreneur Spirit  Leadership, and Mergers and Acquisitions Leadership. 

The attendees were very engaged with the eminent leaders as they provided cutting edge knowledge from recent scholarly research and practices. Many of the attendees stated that the knowledge they acquired would definitely make them a better ethical leader, as well as impact their profit/loss statement while improving their organizational processes.

 Dr. David L. Chamblee, Dean for the School of Professional Studies, stated, “This type of conference gives our faculty a platform to present their scholarly research and offers faculty and students an opportunity to engage with business leaders in an effort to stay abreast with the most recent technologies being used in industry. Further, it gives Paine College an opportunity to develop strategic partnerships with industry leaders that will potentially lead to financial support for the College’s academic programs”.

Dr. Samuel Sullivan, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at the College, believes a conference such as this is a win-win situation for the Institution, the Augusta community, and the region.  “We are looking forward to the 2nd Annual Leadership Conference! We encourage the Augusta community to continue to support this new initiative at Paine College,” shared Sullivan.

For more information on Paine College, please visit, or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or via email

Photo caption: Michelle Gethers-Clark, seen here presenting to the attendees of the Leadership Conference, is the CEO and President of United Way of Greater Greensboro, North Carolina.


Paine College Needs Your Votes: Allstate and the Tom Joyner Foundation Partner for HBCU Funding

Posted by lsuggs | 10/14/2013 08:31 AM

(Augusta, GA) – Paine College urges its faculty, staff, student, alumni, and friends of the College to take part in the Quotes for Education program, a partnership between the Tom Joyner Foundation and Allstate Insurance. This initiative is in its third year and encourages supporters to obtain quotes and vote for their favorite HBCU in an effort for the institution to receive funds for scholarships.

There are two ways Paine College can be a part of this 2013 partnership for possible scholarship funds for your students.  Your alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends are encouraged to do both:

•    Vote for your favorite HBCU. The winning school will receive $50,000 for scholarships.
•    Get a quote from an Allstate Agent.  $10.00 for every quote will go to the Tom Joyner Foundation; up to a total of $150,000.00 for scholarships.

Initiatives like the Quotes for Education partnership assist students at HBCU who have financial obstacles achieve their aspirations to become a college graduate and enter the work force. To get your quote and vote for Paine College’s chance to win scholarship funds, visit

For more information on Paine College, please visit or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at
(706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or

Photo caption: Quotes for Education partnership by Allstate and The Tom Joyner Foundation banner.


Public Information Open House Laney Walker Boulevard at Druid Park Avenue Intersection Improvements

Posted by lsuggs | 10/14/2013 07:46 AM

(Augusta, GA) – The City of Augusta will be conducting a Public Information Open House to present proposed intersection improvements for the intersection of Laney Walker Boulevard with Druid Park Avenue.  The public is encouraged to attend and provide input. 
Public Information Open House Event Details:
Thursday, October 24, 2013
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Paine College HEAL Complex
1255 Druid Park Avenue
Augusta, GA 30904
For additional information, please contact Traffic Engineering at (706) 821-1850.

For more information on Paine College, please visit or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or

Photo caption: Paine College logo.


Paine College Launches WE CARE Campaign

Posted by lsuggs | 10/10/2013 12:02 PM

(Augusta, GA) – In an effort to enhance the living, learning and overall working environment for Paine College students, faculty and staff, Dr. George Bradley issued a mandate to members of his Cabinet to develop a strategic plan that would review and address areas of campus life to facilitate improvements. 

On Wednesday, October 9, 2013, during the College’s weekly Assembly, Dr. Samuel Sullivan, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, articulated the WE CARE Campaign that is designed to “refresh” the campus.  He stated, “We will take a closer look at the academic offerings and make sure that we are responsive to our students and to the community’s needs.  We will work to attract the best and brightest students as we refine admissions requirements.”

“WE CARE cannot occur if I don’t care,” said Dr. Sullivan as he laid out the goals of the new initiative to faculty, staff and students who applauded throughout the announcement.  “And WE CARE cannot occur if you don’t care – we all have to participate to achieve the goals of this campaign,” he further stated.

Dr. Sullivan invited the Student Government Association, clubs and organizations to help lead the WE CARE initiative by developing and implementing sub-campaigns to address many of the areas that will be reviewed. 

“It’s going to take all of us doing our part to make this campus into what we aspire it to be,” commented Dr. Sullivan as he pointed out that Vice Presidents, faculty and staff will also actively participate by identifying and addressing areas for improvement.
Periodically, the College will give updates about the progress of the campaign and its impact on the campus.

For more information about the WE CARE Campaign or to learn more about Paine College, please contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications and Marketing at 706.396.7591, 803.524.3195 or via email:

Photo caption: We Care Campaign flyer.




Posted by lsuggs | 09/26/2013 10:57 AM

Augusta, GA—The School of Professional Studies at Paine College is excited to announce their First Annual Transformative and Innovative Leadership Conference on Thursday, October 10, 2013.  The theme for this conference is “Leading in the 21st Century.”  The focus for this conference will be to provide cutting edge knowledge from recent scholarly research and practices that will prepare participants to be better ethical leaders in the 21st century and improve organizational processes.

The School of Professional Studies will take a progressive approach to business strategy and education with a day-long interactive forum specifically designed with participants in mind. Transformation and innovation are at the forefront where conference participants will have the opportunity to submit specific questions and topics prior to the event. The participants of this conference will have the opportunity to engage with a cadre of eminent leaders in the areas of IT, business development, finance and entrepreneurship.
The conference welcomes the entire Augusta community and all who want to transform their businesses and acquire the knowledge for positive change. Leaders in the 21st century must be prepared to compete globally and it begins at Paine College on October 10, 2013. Discussion Topics include but are not limited to:

•    Ethical Leadership
•    Six Sigma Leadership
•    Information Technology Leadership
•    Entrepreneur Spirit Leadership
•    Mergers and Acquisitions Leadership

The School of Professional Studies is committed to preparing students to become ethical leaders in their professions by building on a strong liberal arts program central to the Paine College experience. It houses the Department of Business, Education and Media Studies.

For more information about The School of Professional Studies Transformative and Innovative Leadership Conference, please visit

Those interested can also contact LaKeva Dunn at 706-432-0727 ext. 8727 or

For more information on Paine College, please visit or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or


Photo caption: Paine College logo.