Paine College Athletics Announces New Online store!

Posted by lsuggs | 10/17/2012 05:29 AM

by Kim May, Paine College Sports Information Director 

Augusta, GA- Paine College is excited to announce an innovative and unique way for students and fans to wear our colors and show our spirit! We have partnered with Campus Team Shop, a leader in print-on-demand customized apparel and merchandise for colleges.

This partnership will give the Paine College community access to over 1,200 customizable spirit wear items through the Campus Team Shop link that is conveniently located directly on the Paine College Athletics website,

There will be no inventory for the college to manage and students and fans will enjoy bulk discount orders as well as high quality name brands like Russell and Jones & Mitchell.

Best of all, a portion of all sales made through the Campus Team Shop link will go the back to the Lion Athletic Club, the fundraising arm of Paine College Athletics, creating a new and cost free-fundraising opportunity.

"Paine College Athletics is excited to partner with Prep Sportswear to become our online apparel sales partner", said Athletic Director, Tim Duncan. "This unique and dynamic partnership will allow Lion fans from all over to purchase their favorite Paine College Athletics gear right through our website."

Paine College To Host South Carolina Artist John Pendarvis Exhibit

Posted by lsuggs | 10/15/2012 12:27 PM

(AUGUSTA, GA) –  Paine College will host an art exhibit reception featuring South Carolina artist John Pendarvis on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at 1pm in the Candler Memorial Library building. 

Pendarvis is a native of South Carolina.  His art work consists of large collages, mixed media, canvases, serigraphs and pieces on paper.  Pendarvis’ works are representations of jazz band musicians, dancing, African ceremonial masks, and spiritual themes.
The collection featured in the Candler Memorial Building highlight is comprised of his most recent works, depicts African Masks Series, man, watermelons, dogs, and the controversial South Carolina Confederate flag. 
“With the African Masks, I attempted to play on the idea of people wearing masks and playing games; but with these recent works, the viewer is free to decide.  Each viewer brings their own perspective to the art; the art will have as many meanings as there viewers.  This is perfectly acceptable; no one’s interpretation is any less valid than any other.”

Pendarvis’ work has been awarded best graphics in two Springs Art Shows and first place in the Southeast Black Art Competition in North Carolina.  His art has been featured in collections of Spartanburg Arts Council, South Carolina State University, and many private collections.  In additions, his work has been exhibited at the Chris and David Abner Invitational Exhibit, in Columbus, Ohio.  Pendarvis is a member of The Artist Collective, Greenville, S.C., Upstate Visual Arts, as well as the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville.

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Photo caption: John Pendarvis, African American Masks, 2011

Paine College Chapter of NAACP host “This is My Vote” Rally

Posted by lsuggs | 10/12/2012 03:35 AM

(AUGUSTA, GA) – The Paine College NAACP Chapter will host “This is My Vote” Rally & Candidate Forum to encourage the community to exercise their right to vote. 

The Rally will take place during the annual PaineFest activities on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 2 p.m. on the campus of Paine College. PaineFest, filled with activities for the entire family, is an annual festival that is designed to bridge the community with the college.  The Festival is free and open to the public.  “This is My Vote” Rally will allow the campus community, PaineFest attendees and CSRA residents to meet the candidates and learn more about their platforms and agendas.

This event will take place on the Peters Campus Center Veranda. All community leaders and representatives of the media are invited to attend.
All candidates who wish to participate in “This is My Vote” Rally are invited to contact Kara Shipp, President, Paine College Chapter of the NAACP, at 404-565-8839 or email

Members of the press can contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications and Marketing at 706-821-8322 or via email:  Candidates may purchase information booths for the Festival at the discounted cost of $30.00, however, all Candidates may participate in the Rally free of charge.

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Christian Haitian Outreach Celebrates Eleanor Workman at Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel

Posted by lsuggs | 10/9/2012 15:14 PM

(Augusta, Ga) – Paine College will host the annual Christian Haitian Outreach (CHO) Celebration and honor its founder, Eleanor “Mom” Workman, on Sunday, October 28, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel.

Workman began her missionary work in Haiti in 1974 as a caregiver for the sick and abandoned children. She witnessed firsthand the hunger and hopelessness among the children and she began an orphanage ministry. This ministry would rescue the abandoned babies and children; provide for their physical and medical needs; teach them in her first school by drawing the letters of the alphabets in the dirt, and above all, she witnessed and taught them about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Workman’s work has an indelible place in Haiti, establishing orphanages, churches, medical clinics and schools. The CHO founder has trained more than 200 pastors who aid in spreading her work.
“We are depending on the Holy spirit to touch your heart as He has touched mine to support and work with this ministry,” said Pastor Albert James, chairman of the Board of Directors and supporter of the CHO.

Sustaining the work of her mission is possible with the support of churches and individuals in the CSRA and beyond. After spending most of her time in Haiti and Miami she is now a resident in Augusta and recently celebrated her 93nd birthday. In this season of her life, she continues to be a blessing in Haiti, in the CSRA community and throughout the world.

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Photo caption: Eleanor “Mom” Workman, founder of the Christian Haitian Outreach (CHO).


Paine College Host 2012 Harlem Renaissance Conference Call For Papers

Posted by lsuggs | 10/5/2012 13:13 PM

(AUGUSTA, GA) – The Paine College School of Art and Sciences will host its 11th Annual Conference on the Harlem Renaissance. This year’s topic of discussion will be “The Harlem Community: Contemporary and Historical Enclave of Creativity”. The conference will begin on November 7-9, 2012 on the campus of Paine College. 

The School of Arts and Sciences at Paine College is requesting proposals for the Annual Conference of the Harlem Renaissance.  The 2012 conference will explore the contemporary and historical significance of the Harlem community.  Conference participants will examine the critical role of the Harlem community and its impact nationally and globally.

Areas of examination include but are not limited to:
· The Apollo Theater- Present and Past
· The Studio Museum in Harlem
· Harlem Restaurants- Sylvia’s and Red Rooster
· The Harlem Globetrotters
· Democracy Prep Charter Middle School and Democracy Prep Harlem
· Contemporary and Historical Harlem Jazz Culture
· Patronage During the Harlem Renaissance
· Opportunity and Crisis: Impact During the Harlem Renaissance
· Intersections of Race, Class, and Culture-Views of the Contemporary and Historic Harlem
· Erotic and Exotic Renderings towards Misinterpretations of the Harlem Renaissance

Proposals/Abstracts are sought in three categories:
· Professors, independent scholars, artists and designers
· Graduate students
· Undergraduate students

Individual proposals/abstracts should be no more than 250 words and panel abstracts should be more than 750 words.  A clear explanation of the significance of the presentation is requested.  Indicate all participants, status (professor, independent scholar, artist, designer, and student), and tentative title/focus of the panel and/or individual presentation. 

Proposals/Abstracts should be submitted no later than Monday, October 15, 2012.  Earlier submissions are encouraged to ensure participation and capacity.

For more information on the Conference on the Harlem Renaissance, please contact Dr. Emily Williams at

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Photo Caption: Paine College logo.


Paine College Baseball Team Volunteers At Local Nursing Home

Posted by lsuggs | 10/5/2012 12:58 PM

(AUGUSTA, GA) – The Paine College baseball team will lend their time to the Golden Living Nursing home of Augusta, Ga, on Saturday, October 6, 2012.

The baseball team is no stranger to volunteer efforts. In September, members of the College’s baseball team assisted in the painting and yard maintenance of a local Augusta home with Habitat for Humanity. "This project will definitely bring the team bond closer", said Darryl Wilson, a senior business administration major from Waterbury, Connecticut.

"What I would like for the team to take away from this community service project is that life is precious and by giving someone a smile and a feeling that you care and appreciate them, will be the best thing that has happened for some of these patients in a long time", explained Melvin Marshall, Paine College baseball coach. "It is a blessing for the guys to show respect and love to the patients".

The Lions were 29-22 during the 2011-2012 baseball season and advanced to the SIAC Conference Championship Tournament. Their first game of the 2012-2013 school year will be February 2, 2013 at 12noon against Tuskegee University.

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Photo Caption: Paine College Athletics logo.


Paine College Students Host Presidential Debate

Posted by lsuggs | 10/3/2012 03:52 AM

(Augusta, GA) – Paine College students are dedicated to engaging in the democratic process and are committed to empowering others to increase their political awareness in the electoral process. The Gamma Beta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will host a Presidential Debate Watch Party at the Peters Campus Center, Wednesday evening, October 3rd at 9 p.m. in C.H.O.I.C.E.S. located on the campus of Paine College. The public is invited to join the students in stimulating dialogue about the Debate topic "Foreign Policy" and other critical issues that have been at the forefront of the presidential campaigns.

This year student organizations are encouraging students and the community to participate in the November election by registering to vote, educating themselves about the candidates and their platforms, and by exercising their civic rights that so many Civil Rights leaders have fought for.

Sean Anderson, an Augusta native and a freshman at Paine College, said "Every vote counts, every vote matters and it’s your opportunity to be heard as an American. Like so many of my classmates, this will be my first time voting in the general election. This debate watch party will be informative and will help other students who are first-time voters to get a better view of the presidential candidates and their platforms."

For information about the Debate Watch Party at Paine College, please contact Leah Suggs, Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing, at 706.821.8322,

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NAACP Chapters Remember Troy Davis With Vigil & March

Posted by lsuggs | 09/19/2012 11:55 AM

(AUGUSTA, GA) – The Paine College NAACP Chapter will partner with the NAACP Augusta Branch to host a one year anniversary vigil march in remembrance of the Georgia execution of Troy Davis.

The Vigil is slated for Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 6:00pm and will begin at the Collins-Calloway Library on the campus of Paine College. The march will proceed through campus and end at the Gilbert-Lambuth Chapel, where the vigil will take place.

"This trial sent the wrong message to the world and there was no justice in the execution of Troy Davis. We do not want the memory of Troy Davis to escape the minds of America," said Dr. Charles J. Smith Sr., president of the Augusta Branch NAACP.

The Davis was executed on September 21, 2011 for the murder of Mark MacPhail in Savannah, Georgia on Augusta 19, 1989. A murder weapon was never recovered, but the weapon bullets used were linked to another scene in which Davis was charged. In 1991, Davis was sentenced to death. An evidentiary hearing was held in June 2010, but by August, his conviction was upheld.

"I want those who attend the event to remember Troy Davis’ legacy," said Kara Shipp, president of the Paine College NAACP chapter. "Also to continue to fight for social justice and other Troy Davises, regardless of race."

For more information on the Troy Davis event, please contact the Augusta Branch NAACP at (706) 724-0390, or

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Photo caption: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) logo.


Paine College Selects New Director of Admissions

Posted by lsuggs | 09/18/2012 07:59 AM

 (AUGUSTA, GA) – Paine College president Dr. George C. Bradley recently appointed Stanley O. Ervin as the Director of Admissions.

Ervin will be responsible for developing and implementing all admissions goals, strategies and policies. He will also oversee all aspects of student recruitment for the College as well as ensure each class is filled with the appropriate number of qualified students.

Ervin is skilled in engaging with youth. He previously served as an Admissions Counselor and Residence Coordinator at Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C. As Residence Coordinator, he managed residence life, class schedules, social education, academic tutoring, cultural events and program planning.

"My vision for the Office of Admissions at Paine College is to double enrollment and increase the student retention," Ervin said.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Health/Physical Education from Shaw University. He currently serves as the Scholarship Chairperson of the United Negro College Fund’s Annual "Maya Angelou Women Who Lead" Luncheon Committee.

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

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Photo caption: Stanley O. Ervin, Paine College’s new Director of Admissions.



Paine President Keynote Speaker at Hudson Memorial CME Church

Posted by lsuggs | 08/29/2012 12:09 PM

(Augusta, GA) – Dr. George C. Bradley, 14th President of Paine College will serve as the keynote speaker for “Paine College Day” at Hudson Memorial Church on Sunday, September 23. The service will begin at 2:30 p.m. The theme of the service is “Celebrating and Supporting a Prodigious Legacy Paine College”.  This event is open to the public.  Hudson Memorial CME Church is located at 2 Taylor Street, Augusta, GA 30901.

About President Bradley

In October 2007, Dr. Bradley was named the 14th President of Paine College in Augusta, Georgia. Within the first two years of his presidency, Dr. Bradley has reduced the institutions financial deficit and has partnered with local, state, and federal agencies on over $8 million of capital projects that will benefit the broader Augusta community. 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. Prior to being named president by the Paine College Board of Trustees, Dr. Bradley held faculty and administrative posts at numerous institutions of higher education.

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.

Family is extremely important to Dr. Bradley. He is married to Dr. Tina Marshall-Bradley and they are the parents of three children. Curtis is a 2006 graduate of Morgan State University with a degree in Architectural Design and Urban Planning and is employed with M.B. Khan Construction Company, Inc. Curtis is married to the former Tyachenna Starr. Nia is a 2008 graduate of Howard University with a degree in Computer Engineering and is currently a doctoral student in Computer Engineering at Auburn University. He also has one grand child, Isaiah Nicholas Bradley.

For information contact the Office of Communications at (706) 396-7591, (706) 821-8233 or

For directions to Hudson Memorial CME Church contact Gwendolyn Roundtree at (706) 399-1292.

Photo caption: Dr. George C. Bradley, 14th President of Paine College.