Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration | Friday, January 14, 2011| 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM| Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre

Posted by ncarter | 01/12/2011 11:19 AM

Shirley Franklin, former mayor of Atlanta from 2001-2009, will serve as the keynote speaker at the annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. The observance, which rotates between Augusta State University, Augusta Technical College, Paine College, and the Medical College of Georgia, will be hosted on Friday, Jan. 14, at noon, in the Maxwell Theatre on the ASU campus.

Franklin became Atlanta’s first woman mayor and the first African-American woman to serve as mayor of a major Southern city. During her first term, she cut her own salary by $40,000, cut the Mayor’s staff by 50 percent, and eliminated 277 jobs and 605 vacancies. To fill a budget gap of $82 million, she also recalled nonessential city-owned cars, cell phones, and credit cards and issued an administrative order to freeze vacancies except in public safety.
Prior to Franklin’s re-election in 2005, she was named one of the nation’s five best big-city mayors by Time Magazine, alongside Richard Daley and Michael Bloomberg.  In 2005, she was short-listed for the World Mayor Award.

Over the course of her outstanding career, Franklin has been featured in several publications including Business to Business, the New York Times, Ebony, Jet, Glamour, Atlanta Woman, and Georgia Trend. She also was chosen as one of Atlanta’s movers and shakers in Jezebel magazine.

A leading women’s advocacy group, The White House Project, named Franklin one of 8 in ‘08 female politicians who could make a presidential run, the only non-national politician or governor on the list. Later, Franklin was named co-chair of the 2008 Democratic Convention. She is past president of the National Convention of Democratic Mayors.
Franklin received her bachelor’s degree from Howard University and her master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. In May 2002, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law degree from Howard University.

Admission is free. For more information, call the Office of Student Activities at 706-737-1610.


Paine College Community welcomes Dr. W.C. Howard as Special Assistant to the President

Posted by ncarter | 01/11/2011 12:28 PM

Dr. George C. Bradley, announced today the appointment of Dr. W. C. Howard as Special Assistant to the President.

Howard formerly served as Senior Vice President for the College of Professional Adults at Allen University. He has also served as President of Roxbury Community College in Roxbury Crossing, MA, and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Talladega College in Talladega, AL. His professional accomplishments include successful SACS re-accreditation at Allen University, Atlanta Metropolitan College and Miles College. He is a renowned national and international lecturer on leadership.

Howard's specialties include professional leadership and faculty development, capital campaigns, grant awards, and curriculum development and implementation.  He has successfully secured over $4 million in grants and aided institutions with increased endowments.

Howard holds degrees in Leadership/Law Planning, Counseling and Social Science/Psychology.

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

Paine College Community welcomes Mr. Andre Farley as Dean of On-line and Blended Programs

Posted by ncarter | 01/11/2011 11:52 AM

Dr. George C. Bradley, announced today the appointment of Mr. Andre Farley as Dean of On-line and Blended Programs.

Farley formerly served as an Independent Consultant with various institutions of higher education.  He has over 15 years of higher education experience. He has served at Vice President of Enrollment Management at Allen University. He has also served in various positions at Edward Waters College,  Virginia State University, Elizabeth City State University and Benedict College. 

His professional accomplishments include developing and implementing a comprehensive enrollment management system to support the tracking and recruitment of prospects and applicants.

Farley holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of South Carolina, a Master of Business Administration degree and a Master of Arts degree from Webster University.

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

Paine College issues two (2) hour delay for Tuesday, January 11, 2011 workday

Posted by ncarter | 01/10/2011 12:55 PM

(Augusta, GA)--Due to the inclement weather conditions for Central Savannah River Area, the Paine College Community will operate on a two (2) hour delay for Tuesday, January 11, 2011.  The institution will be closed until 11:00AM . All essential personnel is expected to report during normal operating hours.  All other offices will begin operating by 11:00AM. 

For more information, please feel free to contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at (678) 215-8576.


Paine College closed for Monday, January 10, 2011 workday

Posted by ncarter | 01/9/2011 18:43 PM

(Augusta, GA)--Due to the inclement weather conditions for Central Savannah River Area, the Paine College campus will be closed for Monday, January 10, 2011 for all non- essential employees. This means registration will not take place today. Please reference www.paine.edu for updates regarding other scheduled Paine College activities and the Tuesday, January 11, 2011 workday.

For more information, please feel free to contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at (678) 215-8576.



Lions and Lady Lions Host Kentucky State University

Posted by kmay | 01/7/2011 02:58 AM

Augusta,GA- The Paine College Lions and Lady Lions will be hosting the Thorobreds of Kentucky State Univeristy, Saturday, January 8, 2011 in Carter Gymnasium.

Tip-off for the Lady Lions is set for 1:00 PM, followed by the Lions jump-ball at 3:00 PM.

Admission is $7.00 for general admission, and Paine College students free with valid ID.



Paine College Museum Initiative and The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History presents Malaika Favorite: Retrospective

Posted by ncarter | 01/4/2011 05:54 AM

(Augusta, GA)-- The Paine College Museum Initiative and The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History will present Malaika Favorite: Retrospective of a Hardback Woman 1970-2010. The two entities will present a series of events centered around Favorite and her works spanning from 1970 to 2010.  The Paine College Museum Initiative will present the first reception focusing on works from 1970 -2008 on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 3:00p.m. in the Collins-Callaway Library.  Exhibition to follow, which will run through March 30, 2011 in the Collins-Callaway Library.  The exhibition viewing hours will be Monday-Friday from 9:00a.m. To 5:00p.m. And Saturday-Sunday  1:00p.m. -5:00 p.m. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

“We are privileged and honored to curate this event along with the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Art from January - March 2011,” said Nancy Wellington Bookhart, director of the Paine College Museum Initiative. “Malaika is a renaissance woman having worked in all genres and mediums for three decades. We are pleased to present this retrospective and allow everyone to acknowledge her extraordinary body of work.”

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History will present Favorite’s recent works from 2009-2010. The opening reception for that exhibition will take place Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History. The exhibition displaying works from 2009 to 2010 will run from January 30 - March 30, 2011. The exhibition viewing hours will be Tuesday-Friday  9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. and Saturday 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

“Her studio is awesome and she’s done so much. It brings me great joy to exhibit her work,” said Christine Miller Betts, director of The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History. “I think everyone should be exposed to her creativity and modern perspective.”

The quantity of work that will be displayed at both venues will exceed 200 pieces. “Every bit of space will be utilized to display the the retrospective,” Bookhart said. “We will be consumed with the spirit of the ages.”

About Malaika Favorite:
Favorite is a visual artist now residing in Augusta, GA. Her work is in the following collections: Absolut Vodka collection, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA; Louisiana State University Print Collection, Baton Rouge, LA., Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria LA., The Coca Cola Company, Atlanta GA., Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta GA. And the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati Ohio.

She received her BFA and MFA from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Her work is featured in Art: African American by Samella Lewis, Black Art in Louisiana by Bernardine B. Proctor and the St. James Guide to Black Artist, by Thomas Riggs (Editor), Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 1997 St. James Press. Her work has also been featured in The International Review of African American Art. She has received grants and awards from African American Institute,  Fulbright-Hays ,Georgia Council For The Arts, Porter Fleming Foundation Grant  and Puffin Foundation Grant.

For more information contact The Office of Communications and Marketing at (706) 396-7591 or Ncarter@paine.edu.

SRR top executive offers invaluable advice to Paine students

Posted by ncarter | 12/27/2010 07:27 AM

(AIKEN, S.C)--Amid a successful 30-year career focused largely on positive contributions to the nuclear industry, Dave Olson knows when it’s time to return a favor.


As Operations and Deputy Project Manager with Savannah River Remediation LLC (SRR) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site (SRS), Olson is personally determined to “give back” by helping today’s college students become tomorrow’s competent leaders in his industry and others.


Building upon the extensive corporate leadership training and personal experiences he has been given by URS, his corporate employer, Olson uses what he describes as a two-pronged process to reach the students by visiting colleges in South Carolina and Georgia within proximity to SRS on his personal time. 


Initially, he gives a presentation to students and reveals how his rural Midwestern, farm-belt origins have positively spurred his career success. His presentation includes a poignant message called “Been There – Done That, but Not Done Yet.” 


Olson’s message enlightens students on his early career, supported with a shiny new Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota.


He also chronicles various scenarios surrounding his post-collegiate career, moves that were both advantageous and detrimental in his ultimate quest to become a successful executive, all of them teaching him life lessons that would serve him well in the future.


A day later, he welcomes one-on-one visits with students to personally discuss their career choices and other relevant factors in their readiness to enter the workforce and be significant life contributors.



As a father of three college-aged sons, one a recent graduate, Olson says his reasons for wanting to “give back” stem from his recent observations of the current crop of college students.


“My sons have a lot to do with this. I’ve noticed that many from their generation are lacking in certain areas. Too many of today’s young graduates are gifted academically, but have short-comings in other important arenas of life,” he said.


Olson, who also has a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Augusta State University, suggests that students take courses such as basic economics, speech communications and technical writing to help develop so-called “soft skills.” 


Sports also play a role, according to the SRR Executive.


Olson's time as a player-coach of intramural teams in college led to 17 years of youth basketball coaching, a foundation that causes him to strongly urge students to participate in team sports to learn the importance and value of teamwork. 


Olson has visited South Carolina institutions, such as South Carolina State University, Claflin University, Allen University, Benedict College, Voorhees College, Clemson University and the University of South Carolina.


In Georgia, he has visited Augusta State University and Augusta’s Paine College.


He is even extending his career advice to high school students with a recent visit to the South Carolina Governor's School of Science and Math in Hartsville.


SRR Human Resources Director Machell Mims says the collegiate response has been expectedly impressive from students and career personnel alike.


“We figured, going forward, that once implemented, the colleges would immediately recognize that Mr. Olson’s self-initiative is not only special but timely in this economic climate,” she said.


"For a manager of his caliber to make himself accessible to college students is, frankly, unheard of,” said Mims. “Especially on a one-on-one basis.”


Mims added that Olson’s talks are targeting students with diverse majors, although in past years SRS recruiters have commonly sought out engineering students due to the Site's high-tech environment. 


Robert Walker, a freshman marketing major at Paine College, said Olson’s talk was personally relevant. “I’d like to become a CEO someday, but he gave good advice to become fully prepared first.” Walker is from the Atlanta suburb of Lithonia, Ga.


Deloris Croom, Paine College's Career Services Director, said Olson’s character and leadership reflects SRR’s commitment to its community. “And obviously, he’s a man of principle,” she said.


Gerald DeVaughn, Director of Career Planning at Voorhees College, described Olson’s recent talk as informative and passionate. 


“It was obvious the students felt his sincerity,” said DeVaughn.


Olson’s primary goal is to help students become better prepared in today’s competitive job market. He provides first-hand, one-on-one feedback on interviewing techniques, resumes, career-planning and other topics pertinent for young graduates prior to their entry into the corporate landscape.


Said Olson: “This is my way of helping to prepare the next generation of leaders and in many ways it’s an expanded mentoring opportunity for me. It is rewarding when one of the students sends an e-mail or calls me letting me know they got a job as an intern, co-op or full-time employee aided by our preparation time together. That is what makes it all worthwhile." 


Savannah River Remediation (SRR) is the Liquid Waste Contractor at SRS. SRS is owned by the U.S. Department of Energy. SRR is a team of companies led by URS Corp. with partners Bechtel National, CH2M Hill and Babcock & Wilcox. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, Energy Solutions and URS Safety Management Solutions.


Walker caption: Robert Walker listens attentively to Dave Olson's Paine College presentation. Walker is a freshman marketing-business major from Lithonia, Ga.




Posted by ncarter | 12/14/2010 12:28 PM

(Augusta, GA) -- Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS) announces three significant contributions of $50,000 each, over a three-year period, to Paine College, Augusta State Hull College of Business and the CSRA Wounded Warrior Care Project.

The announcement was made at Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver’s office with SRNS officials, North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones and representatives from each of the three recipient organizations.

“As government budgets continue to decline, great communities must form partnerships and relationships with corporate, non-profit, government and quasi-governmental organizations,” said Mayor Copenhaver.  “SRNS’ actions are a tangible example of wise philanthropic leadership that we hope will encourage other corporate citizens to become more involved,” Copenhaver said.

“I am extremely proud of the investments we are making in our local communities,” said Garry Flowers, SRNS President and CEO.  “These leadership gifts are a natural fit with our community giving philosophy, which focuses heavily on education and quality of life,” said Flowers.

As the area’s most successful historically black liberal arts college, Paine College is receiving funding to help generate student interest in careers such as science and mathematics that are critical to the success of the Savannah River Site (SRS) and local industries.

"Access is one of the greatest impediments for students, not just Paine College students, but for students at other institutions," said Dr. George C. Bradley, president of Paine College. "We greatly appreciate the contribution, which will assist us in creating global citizens.  Paine College looks forward to a long and prosperous relationship with with SRNS."

Augusta State University’s Hull College of Business will receive an endowment for the SRNS Study Abroad Scholarship Fund. The funds will be used as a foundation for a first-tier study abroad program to help students expand their global outlook and exposure to other cultures worldwide.

SRNS’ leadership gift will also help fund several combat transition initiatives of the CSRA Wounded Warrior Care Project, including family and marriage retreats, and the expansion of employment and training programs such as the first-in-the-nation Veterans Curation Project for Iraq and Afghanistan returnees.

The SRNS Community Giving Program donated $1 million to non-profit agencies, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, universities and colleges in communities surrounding SRS in 2010. 

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC, is a Fluor-Daniel Partnership comprised of Fluor, Northrop Grumman and Honeywell, responsible for the management and operations of the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site, including the Savannah River National Laboratory, located near Aiken, South Carolina.

For more information contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at (706) 396-7591 or Ncarter@paine.edu OR Teresa Hass, SRNS Public Affairs at (803) 952-9584.




Three Paine College students to participate in the Lina McCord Summer Internship Program

Posted by ncarter | 12/1/2010 03:01 AM

(Augusta, GA) -- Three Paine College students will participate in the Lina McCord Summer Internship Program. Kiera Cross, Keyla Connie and Alberto Argumedo were three of 12 students chosen from 11 Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs).  They will join nine other interns on January 12-17, 2011 for their official orientation.

The Black College Fund Lina H. McCord Summer Intern Program follows a model of communication and interaction prominent in the Methodist tradition. The itineration enables and enhances understanding between and among groups. Therefore, it is an invaluable means of promoting the Black College Fund and the Black colleges, which the fund supports throughout The United Methodist Church.

The program was conceptualized by Lina H. McCord, Black College Fund executive director from 1979 to 1985, and Paula Watson, United Methodist Communications field representative. In 1981, two student itinerants were sent to the Northeastern Jurisdiction to field test the concept. The project was highly rated by both annual conference participants and students. Between the years 1982 and 1986, five students itinerated, one per jurisdiction, in the Black College Fund Student Itineration Program. The program was renamed the Lina H. McCord Summer Intern Program when Lina McCord retired in 1985.

Shirley A.R. Lewis became executive director in 1986. In January 1992, Lewis was promoted to assistant general secretary and the Black College Fund office was elevated to a section within the Division of Higher Education. Since 1987, successful interns from past years with exceptional communication and promotional skills serve as consultants and ambassadors and help conduct orientation as well as completing short, special assignments.

Students usually cross jurisdictions at least once. Students completing short-term assignments will itinerate for periods ranging in length of time from one to five weeks. The regular schedule of itineration lasts for eight or nine weeks. The itineration is exciting and informative.

The student intern program has continued to grow and to be well received by the church.
The students and their schools are:
Bennett College for Women - Usha Satish, Claflin University - Walter Lee and Kathleen Cramer,  Clark Atlanta University - Jarod Washington,  Dillard University - Bridget Sisney,  Huston-Tillotson University - Clifton Washington,  Meharry Medical College - Matthew McRae III,  Paine College - Kiera Cross, Keyla Connie, Alberto Argumedo,  Philander Smith College -  April Cotton,  Rust College - Noah Moore, Jr.
For more information, contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at (706) 396-7591 or Ncarter@paine.edu