Registration Now Open for Free Summer Chemistry Class

Posted by painewebmaster | 03/13/2018 05:51 AM

Dr. Sardar Yousufzai, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Paine College and the Minority Affairs Chairperson of the Savannah River Section of the American Chemical Society, will offer a six-week chemistry course for middle and high students from June 4, 2018, to July 12, 2018. This year marks the 12th year that Dr. Yousufzai is offering the Summer Chemistry course. The objective is to prepare students with basic knowledge for science courses. 

The free six-week one-hour course will cover the basic concept of Chemistry through instruction and demonstration. The course will take place on the Paine College campus in Haygood-Holsey Hall, room 220.  Middle School students will meet on Monday & Wednesday from 10:40 am to 11: 30 am, and High School will meet on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:40 am to 11: 30 am. To register a student for the class click here. For more information contact, the Office of Communications & Marketing at

Take the Brightharp Challenge! Make a Donation to Paine College UNCF Scholarship Campaign

Posted by painewebmaster | 03/13/2018 01:49 AM

Rev. George Brightharp, the pastor of Mount Canaan Baptist Church, made a generous donation of $10,000 to Paine College. His gift will move the College closer to its $75,000 UNCF Annual Scholarship Goal.  Rev. Brightharp issued the challenge to Paine College alumni, friends, and supporters to match his gift dollar-for-dollar. To date, Paine has raised $56,635 towards its goal with 19 days remaining in the campaign cycle. The College’s deadline to reach its goal is March 30, 2018. Paine will make its official monetary report to the UNCF on March 31st. Following the College’s submission of its report, the UNCF will award matching funds that will result in a greater return on the investment. The UNCF Scholarships will be awarded to Paine students who have a financial shortfall.  The scholarships will be applied directly to the students’ accounts to reduce and pay down tuition.

Rev. Brightharp has consistently supported Paine College and has given over $139,000 to Paine during his lifetime. In addition, the parishioners of Mount Canaan Baptist Church have donated over $14,631 to Paine.

Please make your donation count and give today. Contact Helene Carter or Alexis Tubman in the Office of Institutional Advancement at (706) 821-8233 to learn how your gift can double the impact. Make your check payable to Paine College, and note “UNCF Campaign” in the memo section or visit to give online. Make your gift count.

Paine College Alumna Mayor Emma Rene Rhodes Gresham - Celebration of Life Services

Posted by painewebmaster | 03/9/2018 11:59 AM

Paine College Alumna Mayor Emma Rene Rhodes Gresham’s celebration of life service will commence with a Visitation and Gathering of family and friends on Friday evening, March 9th from 6 pm to 8 pm at Bethel AME Church located at 623 Crawford Avenue, Augusta, Georgia.   The official service will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018, 11 am, at Paine College's Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel located at 1255 Druid Park Avenue, Augusta, Georgia.  Rev. Augusta Hall, pastor of Bethel AME Church, will officiate the service.
 There will be a final parade through Keysville, Georgia following the service. She will lie in state at Mt. Tabor AME Church, 101 Church St., Keysville, GA from 3 to 4 pm before interment in the church cemetery.
 In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting the public to make donations to the Divas of Destiny of the CSRA, Inc., 3510 Hilltop Drive, Augusta, GA 30906. 
 On behalf of Paine College, we give our deepest condolences. 

Paine College: In it to Win It, Again -- #Paine_RYS18

Posted by painewebmaster | 03/8/2018 02:38 AM

Paine College entered the 2018 Home Depot Retool Your School Beautification Contest to win $50,000 for campus improvement projects. Paine will compete with 64 HBCUs for the grand prize. In order to win the prize, Paine must receive enough votes now through April 15th to position the College among the top three institutions with the most votes. And, Paine must have a winning proposal, one that will show how the funds will be utilized to beautify the campus. Paine’s proposal, titled Windows to the World, shows how the College will replace window blinds in Academic Buildings and in Residential Halls. The grand prize will also allow the College to replace broken windows located inside the Campus Student Center.


As you may recall, Paine College won the $10,000 improvement grant in 2014. Faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents, friends and strangers voted for Paine College daily to position the Institution to win the 3rd place prize of $10,000 in 2014. This year, Paine will compete for one of three prizes: 1) Grand Prize of $50,000, (2) Second Place Prize of $40,000 and (3) Third Place Prize of $30,000. Currently, Paine is in fifth place and must move upward in the top three to win.


How to Vote -- The voting period began on February 26, 2018, and will end on April 15, 2018. During the online voting period, Paine College supporters can vote in two ways. Supporters can cast their vote once per mobile device or computer every day on the Retool Your School website: Using the traditional method, visit the site and scroll to the Paine College Lion, click vote.  There is unlimited voting on social media. Supporters may vote by using the school's designated hashtag, #Paine_RYS18, on Instagram and Twitter. The online votes will be combined with the social media votes. The winner will be announced on May 1, 2018.  

World Renowned Hip-Hop Artist Chubb Rock at Paine College

Posted by painewebmaster | 02/20/2018 18:01 PM

Legendary Hip-Hop artist, Chubb Rock, will be the guest lecturer at Paine College during the Black History Month Assembly on Wednesday, February 21st at 11:00 am in Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel. Paine students and fans are hoping that Chubb Rock will 'bust a rhyme' during his address. The Paine Community, alumni and friends are invited to wear African and Ethnic attire for this occasion.

About Chubb Rock.......

Chubb Rock was born Richard Simpson, May 28, 1968, in Jamaica, West Indies. The cousin of Hitman Howie Tee, with whom he collaborated at the beginning of his career, Rock moved to New York at an early age. A rap colossus, his ample frame and smooth style has seen him compared with Barry White. A former National Merit Scholar, Chubb Rock was a pre-med student who dropped out of Brown University to pursue his musical career.

Chubb Rock first appeared on the national scene with his 1988 self-titled debut "Chubb Rock" and 1989's "And the winner is..." The latter produced the minor hit "Ya Bad Chubbs" which garnered air play on Yo! MTV Raps during that time. By the dawn of the 90s, interest in Rock had escalated to the point at which he achieved regular Billboard hits with singles such as "Treat 'Em Right" and "Just The Two Of Us", but he fell from commercial grace following the release of “The One”. Rock remained quiet for several years, although his production team, Trackmasterz, rose to prominence in hip-hop circles.

His 1991 release entitled The One, reached #13 on Billboard’s “Top Hip-Hop/R&B” chart for that year. Three singles from that release made it to #1 on Billboard’s “Top Rap Single” chart list for the same year.

Chubb Rock dedicated his album 'The Grown and Sexy Theory' to his late wife Carla Taylor-Simpson who died in 2006, after battling cancer. Rock stated that the new album “The Grown and Sexy Theory” fulfilled a promise he made to his wife before she passed away. He is currently married to KeKe "Diamond" Rock.

The event is open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at 706.821.8323,, or

Reverend Anthony Booker to bring Keynote Address during Baptist Day Service at Paine College --Baptists Rally for Paine

Posted by painewebmaster | 02/20/2018 03:32 AM

Paine College will host the Annual Baptist Day Service, Sunday, February 25th at 3:00 pm, in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel. This event is sponsored by the Baptist Ministers' Conference of Augusta, Georgia. Reverend Anthony Booker, Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Harlem, Georgia, will give the address. The New Hope Baptist Church Choir will render musical selections. This event is open to the public and all denominations are invited to attend and fellowship. 


Historically, Baptist Church Ministers and Parishioners have assembled at Paine College to fellowship and rally support for the Institution. Of particular note, Paine is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.  Reverend Melvin Ivey, known for coining the statement "Don't just talk about it, be about it", led the delegation of Clergy that presented $15,000 to Paine college in 2014 to establish a scholarship at the College. "We cannot rest upon our achievements, but continue to support the Institution that has given monumentally to the community and the state of Georgia," said Reverend Ivey. 


For more information, please contact Helene Carter in the Office of Institutional Advancement at (706) 821-8233/, or Reverend Dr. Luther B. Felder, Campus Pastor, at (706) 821-8298/



Posted by painewebmaster | 02/11/2018 09:15 AM

The Gospel concert scheduled for today is postponed. Please follow our Facebook page to find out the new date.

Paine Upward Bound Student awarded 2018 Horatio Alger Scholarship for $25,000

Posted by painewebmaster | 01/22/2018 04:45 AM
Joshua Grant, a graduating Senior in Hephzibah High School's Class of 2018 and a member of Paine College Upward Bound, is 1 of only 106 students nationwide that have been offered the Horatio Alger Scholarship for 2018. This award honors the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have strong academic potential and have succeeded in spite of adversity. 

Chellita Carlyle, the Director of TRiO Upward Bound, stated, "Joshua Grant is very diligent and works hard to ensure that he's on task with his work and all requirements to be successful in all of his endeavors. Joshua exemplifies the Upward Bound standard of "Nothing But Excellence!" Joshua will receive a $25,000 college scholarship to pursue his bachelor's degree; an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the Horatio Alger National Scholars Conference and access to the full range of services the Association has to offer. 

The Horatio Alger Scholarship is named after Horatio Alger, Jr. who was a prolific author in the 19th and early 20th centuries. His books inspired readers to work hard and persevere through adversity. Alger's books - 128 in all - recount how a "can-do spirit" and individual initiative can allow anyone to achieve their dreams, regardless of circumstances. Since 1984, Horatio Alger Association Members and Friends have been funding need-based college scholarships to support deserving young people overcome their adversity and pursue their dreams through higher education. So far the Association has awarded more than $125 million to approximately 20,000 students. 

Travel through African American History with Museum on Wheels

Posted by painewebmaster | 01/15/2018 05:18 AM

The Sankofa African American Museum on Wheels is coming to Paine College Wednesday, January 17, from 11 am – 5 pm. This unique exhibit features hundreds of historical artifacts, pictures, documents, letters, signs, and other items that tell the story of African American heritage. The Sankofa exhibit is appropriate for all ages and races. Spanning a period from 1860 to the present, “Sankofa” takes audiences on a journey through slavery, the era of King Cotton and days of Emancipation. It also tells stories of Ida B. Wells, Tuskegee Airmen, Dr. King, and present-day heroes and sheroes.

In 1995, “Sankofa” creator, Angela Jennings, saw the need to teach young African Americans about their heritage. She has since spent much of her time traveling throughout the United States, the US Virgin Islands, West Africa, and Europe to amass a collection of art, collectibles and memorabilia.

The Sankofa exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at (706) 821-8233 or email

It is not taboo to fetch what is at risk of being left behind.


Event Details

Travel through African American History with Museum on Wheels At Paine College

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Candler Memorial Library – 2nd Floor

Free and Open to the Public

Contact: Helene Carter

(706) 821-8233 –



HIGH SCHOOL DAY at Paine College | Find Your Place and Discover your Future

Posted by painewebmaster | 01/11/2018 05:39 AM

On January 27, 2018 from 9 AM - 5 PM, Paine College invites High School students and their families to visit the Paine College campus. The cost is only $15 per person with group rates available.  You will be able to take Campus Tours, experience Student Life Presentations, attend a brunch, and in the afternoon attend a basketball game of Paine vs. Morehouse. Just for attending you will be able to do onsite admissions (Application Fee waived) having your admissions fee waived. The first 300 students to register will have the $15 registration fee waived.  For further information email or call Admissions at 706-821-8302.

While many of us may not have a clear idea of what we want as a future career, attending college expands your mind and paves the way to your future.  High School Day is the beginning of this journey of self-discovery, finding and pursuing new passions, and finding your place in the world.  We are constantly learning more about the world around us and about ourselves.  Come join us for High School Day to begin your journey of self-discovery and your future.