Paine Awarded HBCU-UP Research Initiative Grant

Posted by ncarter | 08/28/2012 07:41 AM

(Augusta, GA) – Paine College received the HBCU-UP Research Initiative Award sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Lixin Wang, assistant professor of computer science in the Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology serves as the principal investigator for the project titled: HBCU-UP RIA: Analytical Studies of Multihop Wireless Networks with the Log-normal Shadowing Model.

This is a two-year project funded for $162,262 by the National Science Foundation.  Wang will mentor undergraduate student researchers on this unique and prestigious research project. This project is to help further the Wang’s research capability and effectiveness, to improve research and education in computer science at the Paine College, and to involve undergraduate students in research experiences.

Wang is also the Co-principal investigator of the Minority Science Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.  He has been an assistant professor of computer science in the Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology at Paine College for two years.  

About Dr. Wang:
Dr. Wang holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology, M.S. in Computer Science from University of Houston – Clear Lake, M.S. in Applied Math from University of Houston, M.S. in Math from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, and B.S. in Math from Hunan Normal University, Hunan, China. His research interests include Wireless Networking, and Algorithm Design and Analysis. Dr. Wang has published papers in leading computer science journals such as IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and Discrete Mathematics, Algorithms and Applications. He also published a number of papers on top computer science conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICDCS, IEEE MASS and ACM MOBIHOC.

For information contact the Office of Communications at (706) 396-7591, (706) 821-8233 or Ncarter@paine.edu

Photo caption:  Dr. Lixin Wang

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Paine College Student Michael A. Woodard Selected As Hercules Scholar

Posted by lsuggs | 08/27/2012 04:47 AM

(AUGUSTA, GA) – Michael A. Woodard is a senior, Mass Communications major from College Park, Ga. He is the son of Freddie and Violeta Woodard. Woodard has been selected as a Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar.

He maintains a 3.56 GPA and will pursue a master's degree in Mass Communications after completing his studies at Paine.  Woodard aspires to become a radio personality and news anchor.  Woodard is actively involved at Paine College and the Augusta community.  He serves as an editor for the Media Studies student newsletter “The Propaine”, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated—and a member of the Paine College Wesley Fellowship.  He also volunteers with the Augusta Cancer Awareness Coalition, the Kids With A Future Program at St. Luke United Methodist Church and Bethel United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Ga.

The Tom Joyner Foundation has named Paine College its Tom Joyner School of the Month for the month of August.  Paine College is one of eleven HBCU’s to be honored in 2012.

As one of the Tom Joyner Foundation’s “Schools of the Month,” Paine will receive funds from listeners, alumni, corporations and other interested parties during the month of July 2012 for scholarships for Paine College students. All funds raised via the Paine College/Tom Joyner Foundation Partnership will be sent directly to Paine for the students.

Every Thursday, during the month of August, Tom Joyner will announce Hercules Scholarship recipient LIVE on the Tom Joyner Morning Show.  Hercules Scholarships will be awarded to five Paine College male students. The Hercules Scholarship is named after Joyner’s father, the late Hercules Joyner, who was a strong supporter of higher education.  To be a candidate for the scholarship, students must be male, attend a Foundation “School of the Month” College and have at least 3.5 GPA.

For more information about the Tom Joyner Foundation or to make a contribution, please visit: http://www.tomjoynerfoundation.org/

For more information on Paine College, please visit: http://www.paine.edu/

Or contact the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 396-7591, (706) 821-8322 or Ncarter@paine.edu

Photo caption: Paine College senior and Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar, Michael A. Woodard.


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Local News Anchor To Serve As Guest Speaker at Assembly

Posted by lsuggs | 08/27/2012 04:13 AM

(AUGUSTA, GA) – Paine College’s Department of Media Studies will host assembly on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel. The keynote speaker will be Rachel Moore, multi-media journalist for WFXG Fox 54 News.

Moore joined the Fox54 news team as a multi-media journalist in September 2011.  She is a native of Los Angeles. Moore earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and her master’s degree from Florida A&M University.  While earning a master's at FAMU, she reported for the university's television station. She covered local news and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sports as the Florida State University sports as the Florida State University correspondent.

Moore has also interned as a reporter for WTXL in Tallahassee, Fla. and has served as a copy editor for ESPN.com in Bristol, Conn.

She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

For more information on Rachel Moore, please visit: http://www.wfxg.com/

For more information on Paine College, please visit: http://www.paine.edu/  
 
Or contact the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 396-7591, (706) 821-8322 or Ncarter@paine.edu

Photo Caption: Rachel Moore, WFXG Fox News Multi-Media Journalist.

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Paine College Student Edgar L. Luciano Selected As Hercules Scholar

Posted by lsuggs | 08/22/2012 05:30 AM

(AUGUSTA, GA) – Edgar L. Luciano has been selected by the Tom Joyner Foundation as a Hercules Scholar. Luciano is a native of Augusta, GA. and the son of Phyllis Ford.

Luciano is a senior majoring in International Business major—with a 3.94 GPA. Upon graduation, he plans to pursue a master’s degree in International Business and work as an accountant for national businesses abroad. Luciano is also a 2012-2013 recipient of the Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Scholarship. He is also a member of Jenkins Memorial CME Church of Augusta, Ga.

The Tom Joyner Foundation has named Paine College its Tom Joyner School of the Month for the month of August. Paine College is one of eleven HBCU’s to be honored in 2012.

As one of the Tom Joyner Foundation’s "Schools of the Month," Paine will receive funds from listeners, alumni, corporations and other interested parties during the month of July 2012 for scholarships for Paine College students. All funds raised via the Paine College/Tom Joyner Foundation Partnership will be sent directly to Paine for the students.

Every Thursday, during the month of August, Tom Joyner will announce Hercules Scholarship recipients LIVE on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Hercules Scholarships will be awarded to five Paine College male students. The Hercules Scholarship is named after Joyner’s father, the late Hercules Joyner, who was a strong supporter of higher education. To be a candidate for the scholarship, students must be male, attend a Foundation "School of the Month" College and have at least 3.5 GPA.

For more information about the Tom Joyner Foundation or to make a contribution, please visit: http://www.tomjoynerfoundation.org/

For more information on Paine College, please visit: http://www.paine.edu/

Or contact the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 396-7591, (706) 821-8322 or Ncarter@paine.edu 

Photo caption: Edgar L. Luciano, Paine College student and Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar.

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Paine College Student Davonn J. Collie Selected As Hercules Scholar

Posted by lsuggs | 08/22/2012 05:19 AM

 (AUGUSTA, GA) – Paine College sophomore Davonn J. Collie has been selected as a Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar. He maintains a 3.69 GPA. Collie is an Augusta native and son of Marilyn and Charles Collie.

Collie serves as Vice President of the College’s club "Crème de la Crème", a modeling club, he is a member of the Paine College Concert as well as The Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church Choir in Augusta, Ga.

Upon graduation, Collie plans to pursue a master’s degree in Marketing and become an entrepreneur.

The Tom Joyner Foundation has named Paine College its Tom Joyner School of the Month for the month of August. Paine College is one of eleven HBCU’s to be honored in 2012.

As one of the Tom Joyner Foundation’s "Schools of the Month," Paine will receive funds from listeners, alumni, corporations and other interested parties during the month of July 2012 for scholarships for Paine College students. All funds raised via the Paine College/Tom Joyner Foundation Partnership will be sent directly to Paine for the students.

Every Thursday, during the month of August, Tom Joyner will announce Hercules Scholarship recipient LIVE on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Hercules Scholarships will be awarded to five Paine College male students. The Hercules Scholarship is named after Joyner’s father, the late Hercules Joyner, who was a strong supporter of higher education. To be a candidate for the scholarship, students must be male, attend a Foundation "School of the Month" College and have at least 3.5 GPA.

For more information about the Tom Joyner Foundation or to make a contribution, please visit: http://www.tomjoynerfoundation.org/

For more information on Paine College, please visit: http://www.paine.edu/

Or contact the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 396-7591, (706) 821-8322 or Ncarter@paine.edu 

Photo Caption: Davonn J. Collie, Paine College student and Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar.

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Paine College Student Victor E. Tapia Selected As Hercules Scholar

Posted by lsuggs | 08/20/2012 05:53 AM

(AUGUSTA, GA) – Victor E. Tapia, Jr. has been selected as a Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar. The Paine College student maintains a 3.87 GPA and is a native of Morelia, Mexico.

Tapia is a member of the Paine College Men’s Golf Team. The freshman Business Administration major helped to lead the Paine Men’s Golf Team to the College’s first SIAC Conference Golf Title in May 2012. Off the green, Tapia volunteers with youth, teaching them the fundamentals of golf. Tapia hopes to one day join the PGA.

The Tom Joyner Foundation has named Paine College its Tom Joyner School of the Month for the month of August. Paine College is one of eleven HBCU’s to be honored in 2012.

As one of the Tom Joyner Foundation’s "Schools of the Month," Paine will receive funds from listeners, alumni, corporations and other interested parties during the month of July 2012 for scholarships for Paine College students. All funds raised via the Paine College/Tom Joyner Foundation Partnership will be sent directly to Paine for the students.

Every Thursday, during the month of August, Tom Joyner will announce Hercules Scholarship recipients LIVE on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Hercules Scholarships will be awarded to five Paine College male students. The Hercules Scholarship is named after Joyner’s father, the late Hercules Joyner, who was a strong supporter of higher education. To be a candidate for the scholarship, students must be male, attend a Foundation "School of the Month" College and have at least 3.5 GPA.

For more information about the Tom Joyner Foundation or to make a contribution, please visit: http://www.tomjoynerfoundation.org/

For more information on Paine College, please visit: http://www.paine.edu/

 

Or contact the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 396-7591, (706) 821-8322 or Ncarter@paine.edu 

Photo Caption: Victor E. Tapia, Paine College student and Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar.

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Paine College School of Professional Studies Selects New Dean

Posted by lsuggs | 08/14/2012 07:33 AM

(AUGUSTA, GA) – Dr. David Chamblee has been appointed by Paine College president Dr. George C. Bradley, as the Dean of the School of Professional Studies.

Chamblee will be responsible for leading the coordination and supervision of the following areas within the School of Professional Studies: Department of Education, Department of Media Studies, and the Department of Business.

Chamblee is skilled in management and engineering. He previously served as Quality Engineering Manager at Tyco Electronics Corporation, managing the relocation of several product lines to China, which resulted in a multi-million cost savings.  Prior to working for Tyco Electronics, Chamblee was employed as a manufacturing process engineer at Marconi Communications. He has also served as an adjunct professor and the Vice President of the Applied Engineering Technology Department Advisory Board for the School of Technology at North Carolina A & T State University.

"My vision for the School of Professional Studies is to provide an extraordinary service to all students utilizing the engage, inspire and transform model," he said.

Chamblee holds a Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina A & T State University, a Master of Science degree from Bowling Green State University and a doctorate in Leadership Studies from North Carolina A & T State University.

The Paine College Community warmly welcomes and congratulates Chamblee on his new position.

Photo caption: Dr. David Chamblee, Paine College’s new Dean of the School of Professional Studies.

Paine College to hold annual Fall Convocation | Wednesday, August 15th

Posted by ncarter | 08/13/2012 11:44 AM

(Augusta, GA) – Paine College Opening Fall Convocation will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel.  Dr. George C. Bradley will serve as the keynote for this occasion.  This event will welcome new and returning faculty, staff and students to the Paine College Community. This event is open to alumni.

Dr. Bradley is 14th President of Paine College in Augusta, Georgia. He has laid the foundation for the growth of the institution through a twenty-five year master plan that has already had an economic impact on the Augusta community.


He is a graduate of South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC where he received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees. He earned a doctorate in Higher Education with a cognate in Statistical Research and Evaluation from Iowa State University. Dr. Bradley has received alumni achievement awards from both of his alma maters. He also studied at Harvard University through the Institute for Educational Management. A scholar of the people, Dr. Bradley co-founded the South Carolina Institute for Research in Education (SCIRE). This institute sponsored research on educational issues that impact African American communities in South Carolina. He is a regular contributor to the periodic publication entitled the State of Black South Carolina published by the Columbia Urban League. He has published and presented extensively in the areas of statistical analysis, program development and interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge.

Dr. Bradley is active in a variety of civic and social organizations to include Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Pi Phi Boulé and Rotary International. He contributes to the greater community as a member of several boards to include the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Board of the Augusta Symphony. The South Carolina Legislature recognized Dr. Bradley for his commitment as a teacher, administrator, author, and researcher in the field of education for more than two decades with a Lifetime of Service concurrent resolution.

For more information, please contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at 706.396.7591 or 678.215.8576 or Ncarter@paine.edu.


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Paine College Student Michael Gardner Selected As Hercules Scholar

Posted by lsuggs | 08/8/2012 12:53 PM


Michael Gardner, a junior accounting major from Hephzibah, Ga is this week's Tom Joyner Foundation's "Herc Scholar".  Born in Landstuhl, Germany to Winston and Pamela Gardner, Michael will graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and later earn a Master's Degree in Accounting as well.

This honor student has a 4.0 GPA and aspires to become a Certified Public Accountant and lead his own business. Michael has a love for reading and believes that books are, "the window to the world for me.”

At Paine, Michael volunteers as a math tutor at a local community center, serves a peer tutor, and  is a student advisor. Michael is one of five male students selected.

Paine College is a four-year, private co-educational college, located on a beautiful 57-acre campus in the heart of Augusta, Ga. The campus is located one hour away from Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, and it is an easy two-hour drive from Atlanta, the capital of Georgia. With more than 860 full-time students, Paine has 60 Full-time, 24 Adjuncts, 45 Full-time Doctorates.

For more information on Paine College, please visit: http://www.paine.edu/

For more information about the Tom Joyner Foundation or to make a contribution, please visit: http://www.tomjoynerfoundation.org/

Or contact the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 396-7591, (706) 821-8322 or Ncarter@paine.edu

Photo Caption: Michael Gardner, Paine College student and Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar.

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Paine College Student Receives National McDonald's Scholarship

Posted by ncarter | 08/8/2012 12:19 PM

(Augusta, GA) - Arthur Williams, a senior, business major with a marketing concentration from Atlanta, Ga. is a 2012 recipient of The National Black McDonald's Operators Association scholarship. Dr. Christine Crawford, director of operations/owner of seven McDonald's franchises presented Williams with the scholarship at reception held at the 1831 Georgia Avenue location in North Augusta, SC on Tuesday.

Williams is the first employee from any of Crawford's franchises to be awarded the $1,000 scholarship.

"This scholarship will be really helpful towards my collegiate education," he said. Williams is a full-time student, full-time employee and a commuter student.

Crawford attests to his hard working character and business prowess.

"Arthur is great. He's very much a gentleman and a scholar," said Crawford. "He started with us in February 2010 and within six months he was promoted to the position of shift manager."

Williams is actively involved at Paine College as a member of the Marketing Club, Business Club, Rotaract Club, International Students Association and Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). He aspires to one day become an entertainment lawyer.

His experience at McDonald’s and knowledge acquisition from Paine has come full circle.

"As a business major, I'm able to apply what I learn at Paine to the work I perform here at McDonald's," Williams said.

Williams is preparing for his final semester at Paine College.

About the National Black McDonald's Operators Association
The National Black McDonald's Operators Association (NBMOA) is a self-help organization, established for the purpose of working together for the improvement and betterment of each and every African American McDonald's franchise owner, supplier, and African American society as a whole. It is the largest and most successful organization for African American franchisees in the country. Today, members of the NBMOA own nearly 1,300 McDonald’s restaurants throughout the United States, South Africa and the Caribbean with annual sales of membership exceeding $3 billion.

For more information about the National Black McDonald's Operators Association (NBMOA) visit http://www.nbmoa.org.

For more information, please contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at 706.396.7591 or 678.215.8576 or Ncarter@paine.edu.


Photo caption: From Left to Right: Delores Crawford, Arthur Williams and Christine Crawford

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