Paine College Marketing Club vies for grand prize in national competition

Posted by ncarter | 11/19/2010 09:11 AM

(Augusta, GA)--The Paine College Marketing Club is vying for the "Best Video of the Year Competition" through the Collegiate American Marketing Association (AMA). The campaign is AMASaveLives, which is designed to increase awareness of the need for organ donation through social media campaigns, event sponsorship, personal contacts, and other viral communications. The campaign goal to inspire others to become registered organ donors and organ donor advocates.

Each institution has been asked to submit a video centered around the AMASaveLives campaign to increase organ donations. Each Collegiate AMA chapter can compete in four categories: Registration Competition, Video Competitions, Event Competition, Social Media Competitions and Public Relations Competition.

 All videos were uploaded via the AMA's YouTube site. Each video must receive the largest number of views to win the award revenue from the American Marketing Association for their campus chapter. The Paine AMA was already awarded $350 for "Most Views and Best Video for the month of October". Paine College has entered the "Best Video of the Year Competition", which will be announced at AMA Conference in New Orleans. The Paine College AMA Chapter hopes to win the coveted title and the $3,000 grand prize. The Collegiate AMA will award up to $29,000 in grants to winning chapters in the next few months.  

Paine College is the only Historically Black College and University in the competition. The College is competing against some of our nations largest universities. " The students in the Marketing Club are very excited about this project, " said Torrey Cloud, professor of Marketing at Paine College. " We would really appreciate the support from the faculty/staff and alumni to help promote the campaign."

The Paine AMA chapter has access to the AMASavesLives Dashboard online to view the progress and impact their chapter is making on saving lives.  "Our AMA Chapter can benefit in a number of ways by participating in this community service and social cause marketing project," Cloud said.  The Paine College Marketing Club is also displaying the College core value of service through this initiative. 

" We really just excited to know that we are making a difference for the 108,000+ patients on the transplant waiting list," said Eryka Adams, vice president of Marketing for the Paine AMA. " Our AMA Chapter winning the grand prize of $3,000 would just be the icing on the cake."


To see Paine College Progress, please click on the following link:

Below is a list of the students that are involved in this project:
1.            Shanice Wilson – President of Marketing
2.            Kayla Fitzpatrick – VP of Finance
3.            Curtis Briscoe - 2nd Executive Vice President of Marketing
4.            Eryka Adams – Vice President of Marketing Club
5.            Carl Johnson – VP of Promotion of Marketing Club
6.            Billy Ware – Cameraman/ Editor
7.            Shaun Younger- Cameraman/Editor
8.            Rashundra Smith – Vice President of SIFE
9.            Chase Campbell- VP of Membership
10.          Members of Marketing Club
11.          Members of SIFE
12.          Division of Business Administration
For more information, please contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at (706) 396-7591 or


Paine College Celebrates Painefest

Posted by ncarter | 10/29/2010 05:09 AM

(Augusta, GA)- Paine College will host its annual Painefest event, October 30, 2010 on the campus of Paine College from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PaineFest is an annual campus event that occurs during the month of October and is designed to bring people together of all ages and backgrounds to engage in activities that connect the Paine College community with the broader community through its core values of excellence, appreciation of heritage, integrity, fiscal responsibility and service. This year’s theme is “Going from Good to Great in the Community”.

"The institution wants to go from good to great in the community and that’s important. We want to be good neighbors. We want to share with the community the direction of the college,” said Brandon Brown, vice president of Institutional Advancement.

The week will feature several events for Paine College students, alumni and friends. The Paine College Arts Festival, which is FREE and open to the public. The College has teamed up with several churches, schools and community groups to plan events that will be fun and enlightening. The community is invited the to register for the Performing Arts Competitions (Music, Dance, Theatre, Choir competitions).  Local cooks and restaurants can register for The Barbeque Cook-off Competition. Everyone is encouraged to bring their families to enjoy the free festivities.

The College is also partnering with the Wounded Warriors Care Project. Wounded Warriors, active service men and women, and veterans are invited to for a special tribute at 12:00 Noon.  The Paine College Mass Communications Department will videotape of the personal accounts and stories of anyone willing to share. The footage will be edited and archived in the Paine College, Collins-Calloway Library to be shared with other communities throughout the country.  Registration is FREE for Wounded Warriors and Service men and women.

"It’s our way of saying thank you to the Augusta community,” Brown said. “One of the things we’ve done is really look at the dedication and commitment our troops have made — engage and talk with soldiers, interview them, and we really want to show recognition to these soldiers." 

Children can look forward to the Children’s Art Village, which will include face painting, arts and crafts, sing-a-longs and much more. This event is sponsored by New Tools New Vision 2.  Adults can enjoy food court, vendors’ court, art exhibition and book signings by Georgia and South Carolina Authors. ALL EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE PAINE COLLEGE CAMPUS.

Please visit and click the “Painefest” link for additional information.

For more information, please feel free to contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at (706) 396-7591.


Paine Alumni Return to the Baseball Field

Posted by kmay | 10/24/2010 20:04 PM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lion’s baseball team hosted their first annual alumni baseball game Sunday, October 24, 2010 on the Paine College campus.

The baseball game provided the opportunity for former Paine College Lions to interact with current players, families, and fans.  Alumnus provided encouragement and words of advice to the current Lions, and the game also gave the guys a taste of what they can expect for the upcoming season.

The Lions look forward to the annual alumni game being a successful event, and see the game as an opportunity to bring together supporters for Paine’s athletes and for Paine College. 

The former Lions (pictured) were able to show their fans that they still have what it takes, as they claim bragging rights for  "passing the hit stick" the majority of the game.

The Lions will also be hosting their annual purple and white game, Saturday October 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM on the Lions field.


Baseball Team to Host First Annual Alumni Game

Posted by kmay | 10/22/2010 08:19 AM

Augusta, GA-  The Paine College Lions Baseball team will host their first annual Alumni baseball game, Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 3:00 pm at the Lions field.

Returning to the Lions field will be players from as far back as 2004, and they will take on the 2010-2011 baseball team.

The Lions finished the 2010 season with a 13-24 overall record and 5-10 SIAC conference.

The Lions will also play their annual purple and white game Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM on the Lions field.

The Lions are coached by Pete Cardenas and assisted by Kenny Bellamy.


Pictured: Former Lion James Dudley


Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond keynote speaker at Paine College's Painefest Assembly Program

Posted by ncarter | 10/20/2010 09:03 AM

(Augusta, GA) - Georgia Labor Commissioner, Michael L. Thurmond, '75 will serve as keynote speaker for Paine College's Painefest celebration on Wednesday, October 27, 2010. The assembly program will take place at 11:00 a.m. in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel.
Painefest is an annual campus event that occurs during the month of October and is designed to bring people together of all ages and backgrounds to engage in activities that connect the Paine College community with the broader community through its core values of excellence, appreciation of heritage, integrity, fiscal responsibility and service. All events will take place October 25-30, 2010.
The Paine College Council of Student Organization Presidents sought out a speaker that would uplift and exemplify the spirit of Paine College and the Painefest event. "This year, the event theme is "Going from Good to Great in the Community” collectively the council presidents thought Commissioner Thurmond would be a great choice," said  Natasha Adebiyi, president of Georgia Association of Educators (GAE).  "We look forward to an inspiring message that will resonate with the Paine College and CSRA Community."
About Michael L. Thurmond
Thurmond has distinguished himself as an attorney, author, lecturer and public servant. Earlier this year, he decided to run for U.S. Senate.
In 1986, he answered the call to public service and was elected to the Georgia General Assembly from Clarke County. During his legislative tenure, he was the only African-American legislator elected from a majority white district. While serving in the General Assembly, Thurmond authored major legislation that has provided more than $250 million in tax relief to Georgia’s senior citizens and working families.
After serving three terms in the legislature, Governor Zell Miller selected Thurmond to direct Georgia’s historic transition from welfare to work. In 1997, Thurmond became a distinguished lecturer at the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The following year, he was elected Georgia Labor Commissioner. Thurmond is currently serving his third term as labor commissioner.
Thurmond graduated with honors from Paine College with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and religion and later earned a juris doctorate from the University of South Carolina’s School of Law.  He also completed the Political Executives program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Thurmond is a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church West, of Athens. He and his wife Zola are the proud parents of a daughter, Mikaya.

For more information, contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at 706-396-7591 or


Paine College to crown new queen and king

Posted by ncarter | 10/19/2010 05:17 AM

(AUGUSTA, GA) - The coronation of Miss and Mr. Paine College 2010-2011 will be held on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in Gilbert- Lambuth Memorial Chapel. Miss Ciara Harris and Mr. Zachary Lynn Williams will take their places as student ambassadors for the academic school year.

Harris is a junior, Early Childhood Education major. Upon graduation, she plans to attend graduate school to obtain a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. She would like to become a teacher and principal of an elementary school located in a low income or rural area.

Harris is currently a member of the Student Government Association, Georgia Association of Educators, Lions Activity Board and currently serves as a tutor with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Augusta. She has served as a member of the Paine College Cheerleading Team, Track and Field Team, New Student Orientation team, Art Club and Spanish Club. She has also immersed herself in several philanthropic efforts including volunteerism at the Soup Kitchen, Metro Adult Literacy Center and Sheppard Blood Bank Center.

Harris recently represented Paine College in the Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Pageant where she was placed in the top 20. “I am elated to take my place as a student ambassador and do all in my power to represent Paine College locally, regionally and nationally,” Harris said.

Williams is a junior, Biology major. Upon graduation, he plans to study to become and Chiropractor and eventually own a practice. He is currently a member of the Student Government Association, Pre-Professional Science Alliance, president for Brother 2 Brother and actively involved in Paine College's Go-Green Initiatives.

As an ambassador for Paine College, Williams hopes to reach out to every male student by implementing his platform program  "Intellectual Men Promoting Academic Character and Truth" (I.M.P.A.C.T.). The program was developed to highlight performing strong academically and the need to build and develop solid character traits.

Williams will also continue to develop Brother 2 Brother a mentoring organization developed by Mr. Paine College 2009-2010. The organization has been recognized nationally by the Michael Baisden One Million Mentors Program and was developed to will allow Paine College male students to serve as positive male role models and mentors for young males in the CSRA Community.

" I will represent this institution and serve as a liaison between the administration and the student body because I personally care about everyone of my fellow Paineites," Williams said.

For more information, please feel free to contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at 706.396.7591 or

Institutional Advancement welcomes Tiffany Brooks as Manager of Annual Fund & Corporate Relations

Posted by ncarter | 10/9/2010 07:31 AM

Dr. George C. Bradley, president of Paine College announced today the appointment of Ms. Tiffany Brooks as Manager of the Annual Fund & Corporate Relations. The hiring of Ms. Brooks was a step toward expanding the Office of Alumni Relations and its capacity building initiatives.

Brooks, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Paine College in 2009.   Prior to joining the Paine College staff as Admissions Counselor and Recruiter for the Office of Admissions, Brooks served as News Director of WAAW Rejoice 94.7 FM in Aiken, South Carolina.

Brooks is a member of the National Association of Directors, Registrars and Admissions Officers (NACDRAO), Paine College Staff Association, and Paine College Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Team. She serves as the advisor for the Paine College Pre-Alumni Council and Crème de la Crème Modeling Club. 

As Manager of the Annual Fund and Corporate Relations, Brooks will assist the Director of Alumni Relations with administering, planning and supervising the College’s overall Alumni Relations program.  She will assist with planning alumni events and activities while working to expand the College’s annual alumni giving and annual fund campaigns.  She will oversee the management of the Alumni Database and develop fundraising strategies to increase the College’s endowment and endowed scholarship program.   Also, she will cultivate relationships with corporations, foundations and organizations to build support for the College.

Brooks believes as an alumna of Paine College she can actively engage alumni of all ages to support the College’s fundraising initiatives.  “I am dedicated to advancing the College’s alumni giving program,” she said.  “Working with the Alumni Relations and Institutional Advancement staff to develop strategies to cultivate alumni to support my alma mater will be rewarding.  I look forward to meeting alumni throughout the state, the country and abroad.” 

Mrs. Mildred N. Kendrick, Director of Alumni Relations, commented on the hiring of Brooks, “I am honored to have Ms. Brooks join the staff of the Alumni Relations office.”  She will bring energy, enthusiasm, excitement along with the Paine College spirit.  I encourage our alumni to stop by the Office of Alumni Relations to meet Ms. Brooks.”

“Participation is just as important as the amount given,” said Brooks. “ I am looking forward to working with the Institutional Advancement team to increase both.”

You may contact Ms. Brooks in the Office of Alumni Relations at 706.821.8247 or via email: <> .  The Paine College Community welcomes and congratulates her on her new position.


Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Implementation Team to present information session

Posted by ncarter | 09/29/2010 08:26 AM

The Paine College Quality Enhancement Plan Implementation Team will present a QEP Information session on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 12 Noon in the C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Center located on the 2nd floor of the Peters Campus Center. The first 25 students to sign in will receive a free t-shirt. This information session is for the entire Paine College Community ( faculty, staff and students).

"We are excited about this opportunity for the College community to work together in the development of a program that is designed to enrich us in many ways that revolve around reading.," said Christine Crockett, QEP Director.

The goals will be to improve student reading scores and involve faculty and students in reading activities, including the reading of great books, that will lift us to higher intellectual levels. Paine College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. A Quality Enhancement Plan is one of the requirements of the Association.
The Paine College Community is encouraged to attend this  session so that QEP team members can communicate pertinent information from the Quality Enhancement Implementation Plan .

For more information contact,  Ms. Christine Crockett is Director of the QEP at (706) 396-8132 or

Paine College to present The Andy Warhol Exhibition: Hand colored Flowers

Posted by ncarter | 09/29/2010 07:33 AM

(Augusta, GA)- The Paine College Museum Initiative is excited about the opportunity to present The Andy Warhol Exhibition: Hand colored Flowers. The exhibition will take place October 1-9,2010 in the Frank G. Yerby House from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission to the exhibition $5 or $10 for unlimited entry and viewing. The opening reception will take place on October 1, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. In the Frank G. Yerby House.

About Andy Warhol:

Andy Warhol was born Andrew Warhola in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1928. In 1945 he entered the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) where he majored in pictorial design. Upon graduation, Warhol moved to New York where he found steady work as a commercial artist. He worked as an illustrator for several magazines, including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and The New Yorker and did advertising and window displays for retail stores such as Bonwit Teller and I. Miller. Prophetically, his first assignment was for Glamour magazine for an article titled "Success is a Job in New York."

Throughout the 1950s, Warhol enjoyed a successful career as a commercial artist, winning several commendations from the Art Director's Club and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. In these early years, he shortened his name to "Warhol." In 1952, the artist had his first individual show at the Hugo Gallery, exhibiting Fifteen Drawings Based on the Writings of Truman Capote. His work was exhibited in several other venues during the 1950s, including his first group show at The Museum of Modern Art in 1956.

The 1960s was an extremely prolific decade for Warhol. Appropriating images from popular culture, Warhol created many paintings that remain icons of 20th-century art, such as the Campbell's Soup Cans, Disasters and Marilyns. In addition to painting, Warhol made several 16mm films which have become underground classics such as Chelsea Girls, Empire and Blow Job. In 1968, Valerie Solanis, founder and sole member of SCUM (Society for Cutting Up Men) walked into Warhol's studio, known as the Factory, and shot the artist. The attack was nearly fatal.

At the start of the 1970s, Warhol began publishing Interview magazine and renewed his focus on painting. Works created in this decade include Maos, Skulls, Hammer and Sickles, Torsos and Shadows and many commissioned portraits. Warhol also published The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (from A to B and Back Again). Firmly established as a major 20th-century artist and international celebrity, Warhol exhibited his work extensively in museums and galleries around the world.

The artist began the 1980s with the publication of POPism: The Warhol '60s and with exhibitions of Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century and the Retrospectives and Reversal series. He also created two cable television shows, "Andy Warhol's TV" in 1982 and "Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes" for MTV in 1986. His paintings from the 1980s include The Last Suppers, Rorschachs and, in a return to his first great theme of Pop, a series called Ads. Warhol also engaged in a series of collaborations with younger artists, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente and Keith Haring.

Following routine gall bladder surgery, Andy Warhol died February 22, 1987. After his burial in Pittsburgh, his friends and associates organized a memorial mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York that was attended by more than 2,000 people. He remains one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

To purchase tickets contact Nancy Bookhart at  (706)294-1369 or For more information contact the Office of Communications and Marketing .

Former Lady Lions Volleyball Player Gives Her Time and Talents

Posted by kmay | 09/28/2010 01:30 AM

Augusta, GA- “When you are in college, you have no clue! You just go with the flow.  But as you mature, you understand the value of serving God, loving one another, and doing things for people to touch their lives.”  “If something should happen to me, I want to be remembered for doing something nice for others, so that they may be Blessed in some way, shape, or form, so I am extremely happy to return to Paine to offer my services” is what Joey Hayes Cummings Paine College Alumna Class of ’96 had to say when asked how she felt about returning to Paine College.

The Paine College Lady Lions Volleyball team hosted a Zumba® party as part of their community service events for the year, Tuesday, September 28, 2010 in Carter Gymnasium. The Zumba® party, which was taught by Mrs. Cummings, was incorporated into collecting can goods and non-perishable items to be donated locally to the Golden Harvest Food Bank.

Zumba® is a fusion of Latin and international music that creates a dynamic aura that combines salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton, and samba.

“A successful event", says Head Coach for the Lady Lions, Selina B. Kohn and Assistant Coach Zack Howard. " We had 75-85 participants and we were able to do what we set out to do; lend a hand in making a difference in the community.”

Not only did the Zumba® party allow for Paine College students to show their compassion for the unfortunate, but it gave the students an opportunity to exercise, and recognize the importance of health.

With Paine being a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), the cohort of students is predominately African American.   “We are already at risk for comorbidities, including high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and other cardiovascular diseases, so it is very important to me to encourage others to become physically fit. Walking, running, Zumba®, anything that will get you moving is what is important to take care of yourself, and improve the quality of life” says Cummings.  “The lesson I hope that I have left with my future alumnus, is love one another, obey your parents, and I want them to remember that the choices you make affect your future, so strive to have a happy and successful one!”

The Paine College Lady Lions Volleyball team, along with other athletic teams at Paine College participate in community services activities throughout the year, in addition to being student athletes.