PAINE COLLEGE COMMUNITY MOURNS THE LOSS OF TROOPER TERRY SAMS

Posted by painewebmaster | 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.

 

BET Centric and Paine College To Host “Purple On The Green” Day Party

Posted by painewebmaster | 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 tjwilliams@paine.edu.

 

 

In it, to win it!

Posted by painewebmaster | 03/14/2014 11:40 AM

Paine College Competes with 64 HBCUs to Win Home Depot Renovation Grant
http://www.retoolyourschool.com/vote-now/
 
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.

Paine College Will Host Spring Career Fair

Posted by painewebmaster | 03/11/2014 05:56 AM

Augusta, GA…

The Office of Career Services will host Paine College’s Spring Career Fair on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the HEAL Complex.
 
Students, alumni, and members of the community will have an opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers & build their network.  ADP, Augusta Staffing, Georgia Department of Labor, Goodwill, Georgia Lottery Corporation, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions and the U.S. Coast Guard are some of the employers that will be present.
 
Resumes and professional dress attire are required.  Admission is free and open to the public.
 
For more information, please contact Career services at (706)821-8307 or visit paine.edu/CAREER.

Paine Lions Visit Birmingham Boys & Girls Club

Posted by painewebmaster | 03/7/2014 04:49 AM

March 5, 2014 - Story by Kayla Thomas
 
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Paine College student-athletes pride themselves in excelling in the classroom, on the courts and fields and by volunteering their time in the community. Students from the men’s basketball team, cheerleading team and Mahogany Essence Dance Team took some time out of their busy tournament schedule to visit the A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club and spend time with the children in the afterschool program.
 
Head men’s basketball coach Jimmy Link joined Reec from Atlanta’s Hot 107.9 radio station to encourage and motivate the kids before the student-athletes broke into smaller groups with the after school students. The men’s basketball team worked with the A.G. Gaston intramural boys’ basketball teams to share pointers on how to improve their game and transfer what they learn on the court to their lives off the court.
 
“If you’re a quiet guy, this is your chance to talk,” Link told the kids. “If you’re in the classroom we want you to be quiet and listen, but on the court you have to talk.”
 
While basketball was taking place on one end of the court, Mahogany Essence and the cheerleaders took to the other end of the court and began working with the A.G. Gaston dance team. The Boys & Girls Club dancers showcased their routine for their upcoming dance competition before Mahogany Essence showed some of their moves. Mahogany Essence also worked with a group of girls and taught them an eight count from one of their routines. The Paine College cheerleaders performed a few of the cheers that they will use on the court when both Paine basketball teams have their Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) tournament quarterfinal basketball games.
 
The A.G. Gaston kids wished the team good luck, thanked them for their time and posed for a group photo with their new friends from Georgia before the teams departed.
 
For additional information on all aspects of the Paine College Department of Athletics, please visit www.paineathletics.com or contact Kayla Thomas at 706-821-8438 or kthomas@paine.edu.

 

PAINE COLLEGE HISTORY CLUB TO CONDUCT CEDAR GROVE HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENTS

Posted by painewebmaster | 03/5/2014 07:18 AM

Story by Helene Carter
 
The Paine College History Club will conduct the Cedar Grove Historical Re-enactments at Augusta’s historic African-American cemetery on Saturday, March 8th from 11am to 2pm.  The Cedar Grove Cemetery, located at 120 Watkins Street is rich in African American history.   The last tour will commence at 1 pm.

 In 1820, Augusta allotted 40 acres of land where slaves were laid to rest in wooden boxes or were simply wrapped in cloth and buried in unmarked shallow graves.  It was not until 1862 that records began to show the colored report, giving more details about the deceased such as dated died, age, sex, wards in which they lived and sometimes names.  Throughout the years, the reports were upgraded with more information about the deceased.

The public is invited to join the History Club students who will portray some of the well-known African-Americans who are interred at Cedar Grove.  Many notables are buried in the historic cemetery such as Mr. James Carter, Sr., Augusta’s first black dentist; Mr. R. A. Dent, first black from Augusta elected to the legislature; and Rev. Silas Floyd, educator and writer. 

At the cemetery entrance, there will be a welcoming table with brochures and Paine College student tour guides who will lead guests in small groups from the entrance to sites of the living history re-enactors who will share life stories at gravesites.

Directions to cemetery:  From Paine College, proceed on Laney-Walker Boulevard to 2nd Street. Turn left on 2nd Street and proceed to Watkins Street.  Turn right for Cedar Grove. Please park on the street.
For more information, please contact Paine College professors Arthur Holmes, Aholmes@paine.edu,  or Robert Jones, Rjones@paine.edu.  Media outlets are invited to contact Helene Carter in the Office of Institutional Advancement: Hcarter@paine.edu, 706.821.8323, 803 664.0080 (mobile).

Ashley Watts Named 2014 SIAC Player of the Year

Posted by painewebmaster | 03/4/2014 03:58 AM

March 3, 2014
 
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) announced the 2014 All-Conference Teams on Monday as voted on by the SIAC Basketball Coaches Association. Ashley Watts was named the 2014 SIAC Player of the Year. Paine’s Ariel Brown, Destani Burton, Kenny Fluellen, Kedric Taylor and Arnis Libazs also received SIAC postseason honors.
 
Watts receives the coveted honor after leading the SIAC and Division II women’s basketball for the entire season in points per game. Watts is averaging 26.7 points per game. The junior guard currently ranks second in Division II and first in the SIAC in three-pointers per game (3.32). She is shooting 34.2 percent from behind the arc which ranks second in the SIAC. That percentage also plays a major role in Paine’s being ranked first in the SIAC in three-point field-goal shooting percentage (30.4). Watts also produces from the free throw line. She is No. 1 in the SIAC in free-throw percentage as she is shooting 81.3 percent from the line. Although Watts is an outstanding shooter, she also has an innate ability to help her teammates get to the basket. Watts is second in the SIAC and 52nd in Division II in assists per game after dishing out an average of 4.4 assists per game. The 2013 Newcomer of the Year has improved her performance on and off the court since last season. Just last month, the mathematics major received the Paine College Student-Athlete Academic Success Award for her performance in the classroom during the Fall 2013 semester.
 
Senior Brown joins Watts on the 2014 All-Conference Team. The Savannah, Ga., native has earned ten double-doubles this season and is averaging 13.6 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. She is shooting 46 percent from the field, 39 percent from behind the arc and 62 percent from the line. Brown is ranked seventh in the SIAC and 77th in Division II in rebounds per game. She is also a force on defense averaging 2.63 steals per game which places her eighth in the SIAC and 28th in Division II in that category. Burton is representing the Purple and White on the SIAC’s All-Academic Team. The sophomore forward from Charlotte, N.C., is majoring in psychology at Paine and boasts a 3.44 GPA.
 
Taylor and Fluellen were both named to the All-Conference Team for the Lions. Taylor leads the SIAC in total assists (144) and assists per game (5.5). He is ranked 32nd and 29th in Division II in those areas, respectively. The Orlando, Fla., native is shooting 46 percent from the field and 72 percent from the line. He also averages 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. Fluellen ranks fifth in the SIAC in attempts from behind the arc. The Warner Robbins, Ga., native hits an average of 2.29 threes a game which places him third in the SIAC. He averages 12.7 points per game and is shooting 44 percent from the field, 40 percent from behind the arc and 79 percent from the line. Taylor and Fluellen are two of Paine’s major factors. The duo has also helped Paine to lead the SIAC in field-goal percentage (49.5) and place second in three-point field-goal percentage (36.6). Libazs is majoring in international business at Paine. The Riga, Latvia native makes his way onto the All-Academic team for the Purple and White with a 3.53 GPA.
 
For additional information on all aspects of the Paine College Department of Athletics, please visit www.paineathletics.com or contact Kayla Thomas at 706-821-8438 or kthomas@paine.edu.

The Conference on the Black Experience Presents the COBE Series

Posted by painewebmaster | 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 gcarr@howard.edu 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 cobe@paine.edu.

 

Local Institutions Partner to Honor the Life and Contributions of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted by painewebmaster | 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.

Paine College Honors the Legacy of Human Rights Activist Nelson Mandela

Posted by lsuggs | 12/6/2013 12:27 PM

(Augusta, GA) – Dr. George C. Bradley and the Paine College Community honor the legacy of human rights activist Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black President. Mandela died at his home in Johannesburg on December 5, 2013, at age 95.

“Nelson Mandela was truly a pillar of human rights for nearly five decades.  During South Africa’s apartheid era, the College upheld a policy not to invest with companies and/or entities that did business with South Africa, set forth by our Board of Trustees,” stated Dr. Bradley. “His endeavors for equal human rights had certainly reached across the globe, including here in Augusta, Georgia and at Paine College”.

Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in Mveso, Transkei, South Africa. Becoming actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942. For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, non-violent defiance against the South African government and its racist policies.

Campus historian, Dr. Mallory Millender also shared his thoughts on Mandela’s legacy and what the world can learn from the activist, “It does not matter how humble or low your status is in life. If you strive for the right things, good will, and have love in your heart, anything can be achieved”.

In 1993, Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to dismantle the country's apartheid system. In 1994, Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa's first black president. In 2009, July 18th, was declared Mandela Day to promote global peace and celebrate the South African leader's legacy.

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: Nelson Mandela, dies at the age of 95.

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