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 http://www.paine.edu or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at
(706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or lsuggs@paine.edu.

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

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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 http://www.paine.edu, or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or via email Lsuggs@paine.edu.


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.

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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 www.allstate.com/represent.

For more information on Paine College, please visit http://www.paine.edu or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at
(706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or lsuggs@paine.edu.



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

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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 http://www.paine.edu or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or lsuggs@paine.edu.


Photo caption: Paine College logo.

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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: Lsuggs@paine.edu.


Photo caption: We Care Campaign flyer.

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PAINE COLLEGE HOSTS LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: “Leading in the 21st Century”

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 www.paine.edu/academics/schools/prof-studies/leadershipconference.

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

For more information on Paine College, please visit http://www.paine.edu or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or lsuggs@paine.edu.

 


Photo caption: Paine College logo.

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Paine College to Participate at 28th Annual Hall of Fame Weekend in Atlanta, Georgia

Posted by lsuggs | 09/25/2013 12:22 PM

(Augusta, GA) – Tekeya Peterson, Miss Paine College 2013-2014, will travel to Atlanta, Georgia to compete with other HBCU queens during the 28th Annual Hall of Fame, September 25-29, 2013. The event is hosted by the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation. The senior Sarasota, Florida native is the daughter of Robbin Haynes and Stanley Peterson Sr.  Peterson majors in Public Relations at Paine and has plans to pursue a graduate degree at Howard University.

During the NBCA Hall of Fame Weekend, Peterson will attend workshops and seminars on leadership training. The culminating event of the weekend is the Queens’ Competition Final, in which HBCU Queens compete for the title of Miss NBCA Hall of Fame, scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM.  All events are held at the Hyatt Regency of Atlanta, which is the official host hotel of the NBCA Hall of Fame Weekend.

The Council of National Alumni Associations (CNAA) established the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc.  Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., who was the National President of CNAA, conceived and developed the proposal for the foundation. The members of CNAA recognized the need for alumni to move to the forefront of the effort to strengthen Black colleges and formed the NBCA Hall of Fame Foundation.

The organization formed its mission around assisting alumni associations and other organizations as they work together to ensure survival and stability of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

The organization also serves to educate the general public about the contributions of HBCU’s and their alumni.

For more information on the 28th Annual Hall of Fame Weekend presented by the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame in Atlanta Georgia, please visit http://nbcahof.com.

For more information about Paine College, please visit http://www.paine.edu or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or lsuggs@paine.edu.



Photo caption: Miss Paine College, Tekeya Peterson.

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Paine College Welcomes Second Nature Education for Sustainability Group

Posted by lsuggs | 09/23/2013 11:51 AM

(Augusta, GA) – Second Nature’s American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) team will be on the campus of Paine College on September 23-24, 2013.  Second Nature has partnered with The Kresge Foundation to conduct workshops on the campus of Paine College to work with attendees interested in sustainability and to provide capacity-building support for sustainability projects.

During this visit, Second Nature will conduct workshops to help students, faculty and staff calculate the Paine College campus carbon footprint and to begin developing a Climate Action Plan that will introduce means of reducing the campus carbon footprint.

Since 1993, Second Nature has worked with over 4,000 faculty and administrators at more than 500 colleges and universities to help make the principles of sustainability fundamental to every aspect of higher education. Second Nature’s successes include advancing Education for Sustainability (EFS) networks at the state, regional, and national levels; and conducting a multi-million dollar, ten-year advocacy and outreach effort that was instrumental in launching the higher education EFS movement.

"This visit introduces our students to this culture of environmental sustainability and puts us at a level playing field with other schools,” stated Gabriel Swenson, Assistant Professor of Biology.

For more information on Paine College, please visit http://www.paine.edu or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or lsuggs@paine.edu.


 
Photo caption: Paine College logo.


ACUPCC PAINE COLLEGE VISIT: WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
SEPTEMBER 23-24 2013

***Workshops listed in bold with italics will be held in Walker Science Building (1st Floor Davis-Richart Lecture Hall).  All other events will be held in Candler Memorial Library (2nd Floor Conference Room). 


     9am – 9:15am             Meet with President George C. Bradley & Implementation Liaisons (IL)
     915am – 930am           Meet with Dr. Samuel Sullivan (Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs)
     9:30am – 10:15am       Meet with IL – Strategic Campus Visit (optional)
     10:15am – 10:30am     Morning Break
     10:30am – 11am          Why Reporting?  The ACUPCC and Importance of Reporting
     11am – 12pm              The Reporting System: Training Videos for Reporting
     12pm – 1pm                Lunch Break
     1pm – 2pm                  Conducting a Green House Gas (GHG) Inventory
     2pm – 3pm                  GHG Inventory Workshop: Campus Carbon Calculator(CCC)

     3pm – 3:30pm              Afternoon Break
     3:30pm – 4pm              GHG Inventory Workshop: Using the CCC
     4pm – 5pm                   Workshop: Develop Inventory and Reporting Work Plan


TUESDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER 2013
     9am – 10:15am           Campus Case Studies       
     10:15am – 10:30am     Morning Break
     10:30am – 11am          Components of a Climate Action Plan (CAP)
     11am – 11:15am          CAP Case Studies
     11:15am – 12pm          Strategies for Developing a Successful CAP
     12pm – 1pm                 Lunch Break
     1pm – 3pm                  CAP Workshop: Develop CAP Structure
     3pm – 3:30pm             Afternoon Break
     3:30pm – 4:30pm        Finalize CAP, Inventory and Reporting Work Plan  
     4:30pm – 5pm             Presentation of Work Plan to the President (time permitting)

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Delta Sigma Theta Alumnae Chapter to Partner with Paine College for National Voter Registration Day

Posted by lsuggs | 09/23/2013 11:51 AM

(Augusta, GA) – The Augusta Delta Sigma Theta Alumna Chapter will hold a voter registration on Tuesday, September 24, 2014 in the Peters Campus Center, in recognition of National Voter Registration Day.  The registration will begin at 11 AM and conclude at 2 PM.

“Many African Americans have fought and even died for the right to vote,” stated Jill Ballesteros. “As the SGA President and active member of the NAACP chapter here at the College, voting is very important and I want to encourage all students to get registered”.
In 2008, 6 million Americans did not vote because they missed a registration deadline or did not know how to register. The primary goal of National Voter Registration Day is to make sure no one is left out.

On September 24, 2013, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will "hit the streets" for National Voter Registration Day (NVRD). This single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts will create pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities--allowing NVRD to reach tens of thousands of voters or more who could not reach otherwise.

“We want to expand widespread access to the ballot box to each eligible citizen and, in this case, to students at Paine College,” stated Iris Angel Little, President of the Augusta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  “It is our hope that students will understand their civic responsibility to vote to elect strong leaders and positively impact public policy.  Individuals who register to vote by October 7, 2013 will be eligible to vote in the November 5, 2013 election”.

For more information on 2013 National Voter Registration Day, please visit http://www.nationalvoterregistrationday.org.

For more information on Paine College, please visit http://www.paine.edu or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or lsuggs@paine.edu.



Photo caption: National Voter Registration Day logo.

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Brandon P. Brown Named Senior Vice-President for Institutional Advancement

Posted by lsuggs | 09/17/2013 06:33 AM

(Augusta, GA) –Dr. George C. Bradley announced today that Brandon P. Brown has been promoted to Senior Vice-President for Institutional Advancement.

The Senior Vice-President for Institutional Advancement has primary responsibility for providing executive support to the President along with administering the College’s strategic planning, supervising the overall image, governmental relations, corporate relations, sponsored programs, Title III programs, community relations, advancement programs, fundraising, including planned and deferred giving, annual giving and capital campaigns.

The Senior Vice-President for Institutional Advancement also oversees the offices that are housed in the unit to include Communications and Marketing, Athletic Compliance and Alumni Relations, Development, Research and Gifts.  The Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement holds the senior position on the Administrative Council and reports to the President.

About Brandon P. Brown:
Brandon P. Brown is Senior Vice-President of Institutional Advancement at Paine College. Brown is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. He joined the staff of Paine College in 2008. Brown received his Bachelors degree in History from Paine College in 2000 and a Masters of Human Resource Development from Webster University in 2010. Brown is also responsible for scholarships, endowments and furthering the institution’s strategic plan.
 
He is no stranger to fundraising, in 2006; he served as State Deputy Political Director for then Senator Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. In 2004, Brown became the first African American to run for a seat in the United States Congress from South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District.

In 2009, Brown was charged with leading the fundraising effort for the Health Education Activities Learning Complex, which was completed and opened in January 2013. Brown was also responsible for the College’s largest gift of 4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Brown is active in a variety of civic and social organizations in both Georgia and South Carolina. Brown currently serves on the Historic Augusta Board of Directors. Brown is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, and St. Luke United Methodist Church of Augusta, Georgia.

For more information on Paine College, please visit http://www.paine.edu  or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at
(706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or lsuggs@paine.edu.

 


Photo caption: Brandon P. Brown, Senior Vice-President of Institutional Advancement at Paine College.

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