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 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 Names Hercules Scholars

Posted by lsuggs | 08/8/2012 07:35 AM

  (AUGUSTA, GA) – Paine College has been named as the Tom Joyner School of the Month for the month of August by the Tom Joyner Foundation. 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 a grade point average of at least 3.5.

Hercules Scholarship Recipients (Paine College):

·     Michael J. Gardner of Hephzibah, Georgia - 4.00 GPA

·     Michael A. Woodard of Atlanta, GA - 3.56 GPA

·     Davonn J. Collie of Augusta, GA - 3.69 GPA

·     Edgar L. Luciano of Augusta, GA - 3.94 GPA

·     Victor E. Tapia of Morelia, Mexico - 3.87 GPA

“We are honored be named the Tom Joyner School of the Month,” said Dr. George C. Bradley, president of Paine College.

About the Tom Joyner Foundation

The foundation was founded in 1998 by Tom Joyner, host of the nationally syndicated radio show known as the Tom Joyner Morning Show.  The Tom Joyner Foundation mission is to continue the support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with scholarship, endowment, and capacity building enhancements.  With the aid of donor development and initiatives, $60 million has been raised to support more than 20,000 students attending HBCUs. The Foundation also offers internships, matching grants support, and career development to qualifying students.

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: Tom Joyner Foundation logo.

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James M. Hull's Continued Support of Paine College Scholars

Posted by lsuggs | 07/12/2012 11:21 AM

(Augusta, GA)- Augusta businessman and philanthropist James M. Hull made a contribution of $10,000 towards the James M. and Karen N. Hull Endowed Scholarship. 

The James M. and Karen N. Hull Endowed Scholarship fund was established in April 2008. To date, Hull has appended $260,000 to the endowed scholarship.  The scholarship is designed for Paine College students who are awarded on the foundation of academic merit and financial need.

 

Leondra R. Nash, ’12 of Warner Robins, Georgia and Marcus Allen Smith, of Detroit, Michigan, are the most recently recipients of the scholarship. Nash graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree and a grade point average of 3.37. “The Hull Scholarship award allowed me to devote my time to pursuing academic excellence. I was confident that I would complete my senior year without any interruptions due to financial hardships,” Nash said.

 

Paine College president, Dr. George C. Bradley, adds, “Mr. Hull’s most recent gift shows the community that our donors and friends of the College are firmly committed to support the advancement of such young brilliant scholars.”


The James M. and Karen N. Hull Endowed Scholarship is awarded during Paine’s annual Honor’s Convocation held in March.

 

Photo Caption: Brandon Brown, Paine College Vice President of Institutional Advancement, accepting James M. Hull’s contribution towards the James M and Karen N. Hull Endowed Scholarship Fund.

 

For more information about establishing an Endowed Scholarship at Paine College, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (706) 821-8233.

 

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Paine College Students To Participate in Education Institute

Posted by lsuggs | 05/7/2012 10:03 AM

(AUGUSTA, GA)-Paine College students Ciara Harris and Alexis Hayes were chosen to participate in the Claflin University Pre-Service Teacher Summer Institute (PSTI). The two-week summer institute will take place June 4-12 in Orangeburg, SC.

Harris, an Early Childhood Education major and Hayes, a Middle Grades Education major will obtain exemplary training at the residential institute. The program is designed to increase skills in teaching mathematics and science while incorporating technology into the curriculum. Participants will develop an electronic portfolio that contains resources gained during the program. Participants will present their portfolios to the PSTI faculty and staff at the close of the program.

The Paine College Department of Education is extremely proud of the students for going above and beyond to find opportunities that increase their academic knowledge.

“We are pleased that Ms. Harris and Ms. Hayes have been accepted to this Pre-Service Summer Institute at Claflin University. The Department of Education at Paine continues to encourage students to take advantage of learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom,” said Dr. LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis, Assistant Professor.

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 captions: Ciara Harris (top) and Alexis Hayes (bottom) receive awards from Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Marcus Tillery at Honors and Awards Convocation.

 

 

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