| 05/5/2014 13:31 PM
TO: All Media Outlets
DATE: Monday, May 5th, 2014
FROM: Sgt. Monica R. Belser
For Immediate Media Release:
On Monday, May 5th, 2014 at approximately 1300 hours, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to Paine College to Haygood Hall at 1235 15th Street, Augusta Georgia in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, a male victim was found on the 3rd Floor with a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was transported to Georgia Regents University Hospital Trauma Center for what is reported as a life threatening injury.
Paine College was placed on lockdown and Deputies and Investigators interviewed witnesses identifying the shooting suspect. During a search of the dormitories, the suspect was apprehended and taken into custody. He is still pending charges at this time. The suspect is a 21 year old male. The suspect was purportedly involved in an altercation with the other student.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office will be augmenting the Paine College Police to provide additional safety and security at Paine College until further notice. No other students were injured in this incident. The Sheriff’s Office is investigating another shooting that occurred the previous evening where a student was injured by debris from a blast through the wall. This matter is being investigated as well.
This is a joint release between the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and Paine College Campus Police on an ongoing investigation in regards to this unfortunate incident.
| 05/5/2014 10:12 AM
Paine College Police Department acknowledged that an incident took place Sunday afternoon in one of the male residence halls on campus. The incident involved non-Paine College students. Individuals discharged a firearm on campus which immediately took the campus in a lock down mode. Paine College Police and Richmond County law enforcement are investigating the incident. At this time, the campus is safe. As further developments occur, more details will be released.
| 04/17/2014 05:31 AM
It is with great sadness that the Paine College Community mourns the passing of one of Augusta’s most notable television personalities and beloved citizens, Trooper Terry Sams.
Trooper Sams worked to build relationships in the community and served as a positive role model for students throughout the CSRA.
President George Bradley said, “We need more citizens who teach and showcase good citizenship. Trooper Sams was a living example of a “good neighbor and his loss will be deeply felt.”
The Paine College Community joins with WJBF News 6 and the CSRA communities in remembering one of Augusta’s greatest citizens.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
| 04/8/2014 11:46 AM
(Augusta, GA)— Paine College, in partnership with BET Centric, will host the “Purple On The Green” Day Party on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The entire CSRA community and visitors to Augusta are invited to this event. This festive event will be held at the Paine College HEAL Complex located at 1255 Druid Park Avenue. Proceeds from “Purple On The Green” ticket sales will go toward providing scholarships for students.
Local celebrities Kimberely Scott of WJBF and Cher Best of 96.3 Kiss FM will host the event. Guests will enjoy live music from popular 1970s funk band Brick, Quiet Storm featuring TuTu D’Vyne, and DJ Greg Nyce.
“Paine College is committed to providing activities that celebrate the heritage of the Augusta community,” said Senior Vice-President for Institutional Advancement, Brandon Brown. “We are honored to present entertainment to our community and to those visiting Augusta for the tournament. Events like this help us raise scholarship dollars for our students. We invite the community to come and party for a purpose on April 12th.”
The public is invited and may purchase tickets from Pyramid Bookstore and from Paine College by calling (706) 821-8233. Purple On The Green tickets start at $20 for general admission with a cash bar and $50 for entry to the Minnesota Fattz VIP Lounge. VIP ticket holders will receive complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres. Bar 544 will provide all refreshments.
For more information on Paine College, please visit: www.paine.edu, or contact the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 396-7591 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
| 03/14/2014 11:40 AM
Paine College Competes with 64 HBCUs to Win Home Depot Renovation Grant
Show your Paine College spirit by voting online today and everyday through April 14th. Share your vote through social media.
Paine College is among 64 HBCUs that are competing to win the 2014 Home Depot Retool Your School grant award. Home Depot will award a total of $250,000 to HBCUs for campus and facility improvements.
Help Paine College win $50,000. If awarded, the money will support the beautification of the campus and residence halls.
The awards will go to the three top schools with the most votes and social media activity, assessed by Home Depot.
You can help Paine to win. Vote early. Vote daily. Vote often.
Voting is just a click away! www.retoolyourschool.com/vote-now/
Hurry! Voting ends April 14th.
Encourage others to vote through social media. More shares equals more points.
| 02/4/2014 12:09 PM
The Committee on the Conference on the Black Experience will host a series of events during the month of February. The purpose of these events are to provide multiple opportunities for faculty, staff, students, and community members to engage in dialogues about increasing college student involvement in celebrating Black history month and encouraging students to engage in cultural awareness events throughout the entire year. These events include faculty and student lead book talks, movie reviews and analysis, panel discussions, and think tanks. All events aligns with Association for the Study of African America life and history annual theme for 2013:
At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.
The COBE Series will begin with an opening address by Dr. Greg Carr on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11:00 am in Candler Memorial Library Ballroom. Later, Dr. Carr will engage with faculty during the first COBE faculty professional development series at 3:00 p.m. This session will also be held in the Candler Memorial Library Ballroom.
Dr. Carr is an Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Chair of Afro-American Studies at Howard University and Adjunct Faculty at the Howard School of Law. Dr. Carr designed the curriculum framework for Philadelphia’s mandatory high school African American History course and co-founded Philadelphia Freedom Schools, a community-based academic initiative that has involved over 13,000 K-12 students. Dr. Carr's publications have appeared in, among other places, The African American Studies Reader, Socialism and Democracy, Africana Studies, Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, The National Urban League’s 2012 State of Black America and Malcolm X: A Historical Reader. He is the First Vice President of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations and a former member of the board of the National Council?for Black Studies Dr. Carr has been named Professor of the Year three times by Howard student organizations and has led or co-led student study courses in South Africa and/or Egypt six times. He has represented Howard University as a faculty expert in The New York Times, Washington Post, Le Monde, USA Today, MSNBC, National Public Radio, BBC America, C-SPAN, MTVu, Voice of America, the Tavis Smiley Show, The Dianne Rheim Show, Diverse Magazine and CNN, as well as a range of local radio, television and internet media outlets. Dr. Carr blogs at drgregcarr.com and can be reached at email@example.com and/or on Twitter at @AfricanaCarr.
The COBE series will also include a series of events throughout the month of February. The culminating events are the Sankofa Youth Summit on Feb. 22, 2014 and a campus wide Community Service Initiative on February 28, 2014. Please see the schedule of events below. Please address all questions to Drs. LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis or Dr. Lawanda Cummings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
| 02/3/2014 04:33 AM
Paine College officials announced today that Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will be the guest speaker for the Founders’ Day Convocation that will take place Friday, February 7, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel on the campus. The College will celebrate its 132nd year of existence during a time when many alumni return to the campus to participate in the week of Homecoming festivities.
The event is free and open to the public.
“We are excited to have Commissioner Clyburn who has made significant and groundbreaking contributions in the arena of communications on our campus to interact with our students, faculty and staff,” commented Dr. George C. Bradley, President. The students are anticipating meeting the Commissioner during her visit as she shares her experiences in the industry.
Mignon L. Clyburn served as Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, following her appointment by President Barack Obama on May 20, 2013. As Commissioner, she is serving a second term as a Democrat on the Commission, for which she was sworn in on February 19, 2013 following her re-nomination by the President and confirmation by the United States Senate.
Clyburn began her service at the FCC in August, 2009, after spending 11 years as a member of the sixth district on the Public Service Commission (PSC) of South Carolina. She served as its chair from July 2002 through June 2004.
Prior to her service on the PSC, Clyburn was the publisher and general manager of The Coastal Times, a Charleston-based weekly newspaper that focused primarily on issues affecting the African American community. She co-owned and operated the family-founded newspaper for 14 years.
A longtime champion of consumers and a defender of the public interest, Commissioner Clyburn considers every Commission proceeding with an eye toward how it will affect each and every American. She is a strong advocate for enhanced accessibility in communications for disabled citizens, and works closely with representative groups for the deaf and hard of hearing. She has fought to promote strong competition across all communications platforms, believing that the more robust and competitive the marketplace, the less need there is for regulation. However, when the market is not adequately addressing consumer concerns, Clyburn is an outspoken champion for smart, targeted regulatory action. She has pushed for media ownership rules that reflect the demographics of America, affordable universal telephone and high-speed internet access, greater broadband deployment and adoption throughout the nation, and transparency in regulation. Commissioner Clyburn is a member of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, Federal-State Joint Board on Separations, and the Federal-State Joint Conference on Advanced Services, all of which she chaired for three years during her first term at the FCC.
Clyburn is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Banking, Finance and Economics. Also, she is the daughter of U.S. Representative James Clyburn, [D-SC].
For more information, please contact Helene Carter at 706.821.8323, 803.664.0080 (mobile), or via email: Hcarter@paine.edu.
| 01/28/2014 07:45 AM
The Office of Institutional Advancement announces today that Paine College continues to reach milestones. Dr. George C. Bradley, President of Paine College, has been extended an invitation to attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address that will be broadcasted Tuesday, January 28, 2014. After receiving the invitation from Congressman John Barrow, Dr. Bradley proudly accepted this opportunity to share with the leaders of our country as the nation listens to the President deliver his vision for the nation this year.
Dr. George C. Bradley said, “Anytime you are invited to witness history and further be a part of the Congress exercising its responsibilities to inform citizens about issues regarding the nation, it is indeed an honor to be a participant.” “Paine College continues to work with all legislators and develop relationships to further strengthen our educational opportunities and build bridges that benefit the CSRA communities,” commented Dr. Bradley.
Senior VP Brandon P. Brown said, “For the President of Paine College to be invited to the hardest ticket in Washington, DC says a whole lot about the value of the Institution. Not everyone gets invited to the Capitol to join members of Congress, the Senate, the Supreme Court, Cabinet Secretaries, Speaker of the House, Vice President, and President,” said Brown.
Upon Dr. Bradley’s return to Augusta, faculty, staff, students and the community will be invited to speak with him about his experience.
| 01/13/2014 12:13 PM
Story by Helene Carter
Augusta, GA….Each year, Augusta Technical College, Georgia Regents University and Paine College come together to celebrate the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through this celebration, the institutions encourage the community to reflect upon the teachings of Dr. King and his work for peace and equal rights for all people throughout the world.
This year, Paine College will host the event on the campus in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel located on Druid Park Avenue, in Augusta, Georgia. The celebration will occur Friday, January 17th at 12 noon. World renowned theologian, Bishop Woodie W. White, will serve as the keynote speaker. Bishop White is the Bishop in Residence at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, located in Atlanta, Georgia. The event is free and open to the public.
About Bishop Woodie White
Born in New York City's Harlem neighborhood in the 1930's, Bishop White emerged as one of the most respected religious leaders in America. Of particular note, Bishop White earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Paine College in 1958. After graduation from Boston University School of Theology in 1961, he served as a pastor in Worcester, Massachusetts and Detroit, Michigan at the height of the Civil Rights movement. In the early 1960s he was arrested in Jackson, Mississippi and fined a thousand dollars for trying to worship at Saint Luke's Methodist Church (an all-white congregation), where almost three decades later he was invited to be a guest preacher. Bishop White served for 15 years as General Secretary of the General Commission on Religion and Race, and in 1996-97, he was appointed President of the Council of Bishops for the United Methodist Church. The North Central Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church elected him Bishop in 1984 and assigned him to the Illinois Area, which he served 1984-1992. In 1992 Bishop White was assigned to the Indiana Area, from which he retired in September 2004.
In addition to professional honors, Bishop White served on a four-person task force to examine racism and race relations in Australia and New Zealand for the Committee to Combat Racism of the World Council of Churches. He participated in preaching missions in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. He has served as part-time faculty at Wesley Theological Seminary and at Howard University School of Religion. He has written extensively for denominational and ecumenical periodicals, and is coauthor of Racial Transition in the Church, Confessions of a Prairie Pilgrim, and Conversations of the Heart. Bishop White is also nationally known for his annual "Birthday Letter to Dr. King," in which he writes a personal letter to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. about the progress of racial equality in the United States. Paine College has a historical tradition of open access and a commitment to social justice. Through this joint celebration, the institutions encourage the community to embrace a climate that is open and accepting of differences.
For more information about this event, please contact Helene Carter at 706.821.8323, 706.414.7490 (mobile), or via email: Hcarter@paine.edu.