Paine College to host 2nd Annual Automatic Data Processing, Inc. Scholar Recognition Banquet | March 24, 2011

Posted by ncarter | 03/23/2011 10:12 AM

(Augusta, GA) - Paine College will host the 2nd Annual Automatic Data Processing Inc., Scholar Recognition Banquet on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. This event will be held in the Candler Memorial Library Building. Scholars from Augusta State University, Augusta Technical College and Paine College will be recognized during the banquet.

This August, more than 50 talented students from Augusta Technical College, Augusta State University and Paine College received additional funds for their education. After a rigorous selection process, Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) Scholars Committee awarded over $45,000 to the students, making them the second group of students to receive the scholarship.

The scholars program was result of a new collaboration with Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP), one of the world’s largest providers of business outsourcing solutions. Juniors and Seniors were chosen to receive the scholarship at the beginning of the Fall 2010 semester. 

In February, Paine College, Augusta State University and Augusta Technical College announced a three-year partnership with Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP). Combined, the three institutions received $600,000 to be distributed to increase the number of graduates in the critical areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as well as to increase the number of certified teachers in critical need STEM fields.

Each institution planned to establish scholarships with the funding from the grant. Paine plans to graduate at least 20 students through ADP Scholarships in STEM areas and greatly expand academic support programs in STEM disciplines. “Paine College is proud to partner with ADP, along with other institutions of higher education in Augusta, in the development of the ADP Scholars Program designed to meet the goal of producing a scientifically literate citizenry for Augusta, Georgia, and America,” said Dr. George Bradley, president of Paine College.

Soon after the check presentation, Paine College formed a committee that worked diligently to establish the ADP Scholars program at Paine College. This program is different from any other scholarship program we’ve established institutionally,” said Dr. Tina Marshall-Bradley, special assistant to the provost and professor of Education at Paine College.

At Paine the scholarship requires each student to work as a Research Assistant or Teaching Assistant. Students will have a chance to present research to faculty, peers and others during local and national conferences.

Scholarship recipient Brittany was elated about engaging in more research. “Through the research assistant component of this scholarship, I’d like to focus on infectious diseases,” said Cox, a senior biology major.  Cox is researching the environmental contributions and factors and how they are connected to health disparities.

Augusta State University Scholarship recipient, Stephanie Agyemang says she is applying for medical school as a result of the scholarship program. “I thank ADP for realizing the need for more students going into the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.” she said. “ I am happy to say I will graduate in May 2012 and I am in the process of applying to medical school.”

ADP executives and the Mayor Pro-Tem are slated to attend this year’s banquet.

Photo caption: Scholars from all three institutions with ADP Executives at the Inaugural ADP Scholar Recognition Banquet

2010-2011 ADP Scholars  (Paine College)
Stephanie N. Golden
Audrey J. Walker
Ashley Williams
Barbara J. Hawkins
Akayleeya Tate
Tenaca Golden
Krystal C. Wright
Brian C. Murry
Brittany Cox
Londerial Eady
Whitney Baker
Dominque Dessausure
Casheba Ellis
Tiffany Fowler
Mauricia Gaines
Keldra Isaac
Camilla Little
Natasha Rudd
Jasmine VanExel
DeAndreia Youngblood

2010-2011 ADP Scholars (Augusta State University)
Stephanie Agyemang
Craig Atkins
Wesley Black
Kacee Camp
James Campbell
Brittany Cipollone
Riad Elmor
Erik Ewing
Mary Gadalla
Brendan Gillins
Skylar Hendricks
Rebeccah Houston
Amy Jackson
Philip Javernick
Kara Kreutzer
Brandon Koch
Anna Loyal
Christopher Parham
Katherine Picciano
Karis Smith
Felix Sosa-Rivera
Kenneth Stephenson

2010-2011 ADP Scholars (Augusta Technical College)
Charity Blue
David Carter
Rudolph Falana
Joshua Gonzalez
Latesha Hightower
Christopher Krygier
Kiah May
Kenya Myers
Robert Smith
Terrance Walker
Johnny Whitaker
Shona Woods

For more information, contact Natasha Carter at 706.396.7591 or 678.215.8576 or


Paine College Joins International Trade Administration to Host One Day Conference in Augusta, GA

Posted by ncarter | 03/23/2011 05:32 AM

(Augusta, GA)- Paine College partners with the Western Hemisphere Unit of the International Trade Administration, United States Department of Commerce to hold the International Opportunities Seminar, “Competing in the 21st Century: Navigating the Global Marketplace”.  This one-day conference will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2011, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Paine College, 1235 Fifteenth Street, Augusta, GA 30901.  Registrants should arrive early at 8:30 a.m., go directly to the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, collect their registration packets.   The Opening Session will begin at 8:45 a.m.   The College invites the media and conference participants to contact Natasha Carter at, (706) 396-7591; or Helene Carter at (706) 755-4833. The conference is divided into two segments: 1) morning session: focused on the small business community and 2) afternoon session: targeted to college students and college administrators and faculty members.  Registration is free and all industries and businesses are invited to attend.
The morning session will be launched with remarks from City of Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver and Paine College President, George C. Bradley.  The keynote address will be delivered by Walter M. Bastian; Deputy Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.  The morning speakers following DAS Bastian will inform Augusta area businesses about global opportunities.  Additionally, businesses will learn about resources that could help their businesses grow through exporting their products to foreign markets.  Research shows that companies that export tend to be stronger companies and that there employees generally earn higher wages. There will also be a discussion regarding access to capital, trade finance and export credit insurance that protects against non-payment from foreign buyers.

“The strategic alliance between academia and the local business community was a key factor in developing the model for this unique seminar series,” said Shawn Ricks, Acting Director, International Trade Administration.  “Paine College exemplifies this model.  There is also strong emphasis on entrepreneurship and small business development built into the program agenda.”

Participating, partners include The U. S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA), The Economic Development Administration (EDA), The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), The U. S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR), The Department of Education - International Affairs Office (IAO), The Peace Corps, Phelps Stokes - Programs for International Exchange and The Washington Center.
Presenters include the: Economic Development Administration, Minority Business Development Agency, International Trade Administration and more.

The theme for the afternoon session is: Making the Successful Transition from Education to Employment – A Profile of the 21st Century Job Market.  College students, faculty and administrators will discover the importance of global education and the myriad of international career opportunities and internships. The two panels for the afternoon are: 1) Career Opportunities in the 21st Century: An International Perspective and 2) Preparing Students for the Global Job Market.  A strong feature of the afternoon session will be a discussion about stipends and fellowships to provide financial assistance for out-of-town or international internships and study abroad programs.

The panelists included in the afternoon session are: the International Trade Administration; National Institute of Standards and Technology; National Telecommunications and Information Administration; the Phelps Stokes Fund; and the Washington Center Internship Program.
“This program supports President Obama’s National Export Initiative (NEI),” commented DAS Bastian.   It’s important to note that the NEI is not just about doubling the number of exports in the next five years.   It’s about ensuring U.S. companies have the tools they need to successfully compete in the 21st century.  This includes providing a highly-skilled workforce that is aligned with the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that drives economic growth, as well as ensuring access to foreign markets for U.S. goods and services.”  Walter Bastian serves as the Assistant Secretary of the Western Hemisphere, U.S. Department of Commerce.

Following the success of its previous conferences at Temple University (Philadelphia, PA); University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio, TX); and the Universidad del Este (San Juan, Puerto Rico), the Western Hemisphere Unit of the International Trade Administration is excited about bringing its conference to Augusta, GA and it is pleased to work with Paine College.

To register for this conference, we invite you to visit: <>  or <> .   For additional information on this conference, please contact:
Shawn Ricks, International Trade Administration at 202.482.5564 or send an email to: or, Natasha Carter, Paine College Office of Communications and Marketing at 706-396-7591 or send an email to:


“The Greater than AIDS- GA Testing Tour" stops at Paine College

Posted by ncarter | 03/22/2011 09:46 AM

(Augusta, GA)- On Thursday, April 14, 2011, The Georgia Department of Public Health and the Black AIDS Institute from Los Angeles, California will be at Paine College to educate and provide testing for the Paine College Community and members of the CSRA Community.

The program will be held in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel starting at 11:00 a.m. and will last until 1:00 p.m. HIV testing will take place from 11:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. in the classrooms located in the chapel.

“The Greater than AIDS- GA Testing Tour" will visit the seven HBCU campuses on the week of April 11-15. The topics of discussion are centered around  testing, education, support and treatment.
The HIV testing tours are multi-organizational collaborative effort to create synergies in the coordination, promotion and execution of HIV testing efforts. The Black AIDS Institute’s mission is to stop the AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV. The Black AIDS Institute is the only national HIVS/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on African-American people.

For more information, please contact Nurse Harriet Jones at 706-396-7644 or


Paine College Appoints Coach Jimmy Link to Lead Lions

Posted by ncarter | 03/15/2011 12:26 PM

(Augusta, GA)- Interim Athletic Director, Selina Kohn, announced today that Coach Jimmy Link will lead the Lions Basketball team. He served as the Interim Head Men’s Basketball Coach after being appointed the position mid-way during the 2010-2011 Season. Since then, Link has gone on to lead the Lions with an 11-17 record and second round appearance in the 2011 Southern Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (SIAC) Tournament.
Link brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a former player and coach. During his basketball career, Link was a four-year letterman in men’s basketball at Flagler College, where he led the team to its first NAIA National Tournament bid as a point guard in 2002-2003.  His team was ranked in the NAIA Top 25 nationally in each of Link’s four seasons as a player and he helped lead the team to a Florida Sun Conference Tournament Championship as a senior.
“I’m elated to be a part of the Paine College legacy,” Link said. Being named head coach is a highly regarded position and I am excited to take on the responsibility of successfully growing the Paine College Athletics Program through recruiting and coaching talented student athletes.”
Link sang the praises of several during a press conference, “I am so excited for the opportunity I have been given here at Paine College. I promised everyone, especially Dr. Bradley, that I would make him proud of choosing me to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Coach Ronnie Spry.”
“I am grateful for assistants, Coach Beard and Coach Smith, for helping me to move the team forward this season.  I couldn’t have done it without you.”
He also shared, “Coach Spry recruited me to work as an Assistant Coach at Paine College.”  “He has been an unbelievable influence in my life and I am so thankful that he brought me to Augusta, Georgia.  Even throughout this transition, he has supported me as a Coach and as a Person.  And, I thank him for that,” he said.
During the press conference, Link shared his goals for the Athletic Program.  “We have three main goals for the Men’s Basketball Program. We want to graduate Players; mold men so that after they graduate, they make the Paine College Community proud, and win Games and contend in the SIAC Conference,” Link said.
Link has over eight years of coaching experience at the collegiate level, from Division I to the NAIA. He began his career as assistant basketball coach at Flagler College, an NCAA Division II institution in 2004, during which his team ranked Top 10 in the country and made a Sweet 16 Tournament Appearance in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Florida Sun Conference.
He moved on to serve as assistant basketball coach at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland from 2005-2006. Link helped recruit 13 players to the NCAA Division III program, all of which ended up having a school best record. During this time he also assisted.
After a successful career at Washington College, Link returned to Flagler College from 2006-2008 as assistant basketball coach, where he helped sign one of the best recruiting classes ever, three freshman and one transfer and went on to have 20-7 season in their 2nd year of Division II.
Previously, Link served assistant basketball coach at the University of North Florida, an NCAA Division II institution, and member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. There he served along side long time head coach Matt Kilcullen for the 2008-2009 season. He also served as assistant men’s basketball coach at Newberry College NCAA Division II under Steve DeMeo for the 2009-2010 Season.
Touchingly, Link expressed his appreciation to his family who rendered tremendous support throughout his career.  Expressing deep gratitude to his deceased mother, he commented, “To my mom, it was her kind soul and amazing heart that made my life special.  And, to my Dad, thank you for raising me into the man that I have become and for supporting me in my career when times were tough.”
Link held a very special announcement toward the end.  Referring to his biggest fan and the love his life, Link thanked his wife Jennifer for her support.  He commented, “My wife Jen and I are expecting our first child.  I am so excited to become a father.”
In closing, he said, “as you can tell, I am a family man, husband, and soon to be father.  I have also added these young men to my family.  I will take care of them like they are my own.  We will go through great times and tough times and learn from our experiences.  I welcome all of Paine College into my family and encourage all of Paine’s former athletes and men and women who bleed purple and white to come back to their Alma Mater to support the Athletic Program.
Link earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Flagler College in 2003. Link currently resides in Augusta, Georgia with his wife Jennifer.
For more information, call the Office of Communications and Marketing at 706-396-7591 or contact Ms. Natasha Carter at

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QEP Faculty Development Training Sessions conducted by The Great Books Foundation

Posted by ncarter | 03/14/2011 12:24 PM

Paine College will sponsor training sessions in Shared Inquiry™ on Thursday and Friday, March 17 and 18, for all faculty who teach common curriculum classes. The course will enable the institution to meet QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan) requirements that focus on development of reading skills along with reading and intellectual engagement. This is essential for the success of the QEP L.I.O.N. (Learning Interactively Outside the Norm): The Great Books at Paine College initiative.  

The goal of the course, as described by the Great Books Foundation, is to train instructors in the methods of Shared InquiryTM.  This will involve students as partners in reading, discussing and writing about important ideas that are raised by outstanding works of literature. The intent is to help… professors master these skills and bring a richer interaction with students as they dig deeper into texts. 

The training, as described by the Great Books Foundation, aims to:


Train members of your faculty to prepare for the Great Books program starting in fall of 2011 at Paine College with a theme of Social Justice


Prepare all who plan to teach using the Shared Inquiry methods with college students in classroom discussions 


Provide a sample set of Great Books for the courses that are appropriate for your college level students 


Invite professors attending the course to order review copies of books appropriate for their classes


Design a course that meets the needs of your professors by modeling college student-centered, inquiry based (not lecture based) discussion methods.


*A light lunch will be served at the sessions*


Common curriculum faculty members should contact Dr. Emily Graves immediately to sign up for the training if you have not done so.

Dr. Emily Graves, QEP Faculty Development Coordinator



More information may be found at:

Paine College Community mourns loss of Bishop Wallace Edward Lockett

Posted by ncarter | 03/8/2011 07:26 AM

Dr. George C. Bradley and the Paine College Community join bishops and worshippers of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and other higher education institutions in mourning the loss of a respected leader in the greater faith community, Bishop Wallace Edward Lockett, the 57th Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and the Presiding Prelate of the Fifth Episcopal District. 

Lockett, 65, was bishop of all CME churches in Alabama and Florida. He oversaw about 25,000 members in 182 CME churches in Alabama and about 7,000 members in 43 CME churches in Florida. He also served as chairman of the board of trustees for Miles College. 

Lockett had been pastor of the 1,500-member Metropolitan CME Church in Houston from 1985 until his election as bishop on July 4, 2010. In 2009 he oversaw the construction of a $7 million sanctuary for the Houston congregation. It had been a small congregation when Lockett arrived. 

Lockett served in the U.S. Air Force from 1965-69, working with Titan II missile installations as part of the Strategic Air Command. He was often 10 stories underground in top-secret missile control rooms, monitoring the Cold War from nuclear ground zero. While he was in the military, he felt called into the ministry. Lockett was born in Georgia, but his Jamaican father took the family to Jamaica for a while before settling down in St. Augustine, Fla., where he played football at Richard J. Murray High School. 

He was pastor of CME churches in Florida, Virginia and Ohio before spending most of his ministerial career in Texas. The CME church, founded in 1870, has about 850,000 members in 3,500 U.S. churches. Birmingham's largest CME churches are the 841-member Southside CME and 658-member Thirg ood Memorial CME. 

A dedicated clergyman, Lockett lived a life of courage, usefulness and reputation. Though we will miss his presence and determination, his legacy will endure, inspiring generations. 

The Paine College Community expresses deep sense of loss and sympathy for the Lockett family.

Service Celebrating the Life of Bishop W. E. Lockett

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Viewing: 9:00 a.m. and Service: 10:00 a.m.

Metropolitan CME Church

8955 S. Freeway

Houston, TX  77051

(713) 748-5947

Rev. Dr. Bobby Best, Pastor

Eulogist: Bishop Kenneth W. Carter

Presiding Prelate, Sixth Episcopal District


Condolences may be sent to the family at:  The Fifth Episcopal District, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 310 18th Street N, Suite 400-D, Birmingham, AL  35203. 

We ask that you would continue to be in prayer for Mrs. Lillie Lockett and the family during this time of bereavement.

For more information contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at (706) 396-7591, (678) 215-8576 or .


Paine College Lions advance to second round in 78th SIAC Basketball Tournament

Posted by ncarter | 03/2/2011 11:48 AM

(Augusta, GA)- The Paine College Lions will advance to the second round of The 2010-2011 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) after a close victory against the Magicians of LeMoyne-Owen College 68-65. The Lions will play the Benedict College Tigers on March 3, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at Morehouse College.

With the 2010-2011 regular season complete, the Lady Lions finished with an overall 3-23 record, 2-20 SIAC record and 12th place in the SIAC.  The Lions recorded a 10-16 overall record, 9-15 SIAC record and ninth place finish in the SIAC.

The Lady Lions will face the fifth seed, Kentucky State University Thorobrettes, also on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at Clark Atlanta University at 4:00 PM. If the Lady Lions advance to the second round they will take on the Benedict Lady Tigers at 8:00 .m. at Clark Atlanta University.

Tickets for the tournamentt are $15 for general admission, and $10 for students with I.D.

To view the 2011 Women & Men SIAC Basketball Tournament Brackets, visit

The Core Ensemble to perform "Ain't I a Woman!" for Paine College Lyceum Series

Posted by ncarter | 03/1/2011 07:26 AM

(Augusta, GA) - Paine College will present The Core Ensemble on March 31, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. for the 2011 Paine College Lyceum Series. This series of lectures and performances on the Arts is designed to enhance students' experience. Although designed primarily for students, the programs are free and open to the public. Groups are encouraged to attend. The Core Ensemble will perform "Aint I a Woman!" in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel.
Chamber Music Theatre is unique performance format developed by the Core Ensemble featuring a marriage of theatrical narrative to chamber music performance. Shinnerrie Jackson portrays multiple characters while interacting with the onstage musical trio of cello, piano and percussion.

"Ain't I a Woman!" is a chamber music theatre work for actress and trio (cello, piano & percussion) celebrating the lives and times of four significant African American Women: ex-slave and fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, renowned novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, exuberant folk artist Clementine Hunter and fervant civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer. The musical score is drawn from the heartfelt spirituals of the Deep South, the urban exuberance of the Jazz Age and concert music by African American composers including Diane Monroe.

The Core Ensemble has garnered national recognition for its efforts to commission new chamber and multi-genre works. Concertizing and residency programming has take the Core to Australia, Russia, the Caribbean, Ukraine and every region of the United States. The Core Ensemble was the 2000 recipient of the Eugene McDermott Award for Excellence in the Arts awarded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Boston Globe hailed the Core Ensemble as "often formidable, always intelligent, and ultimately compelling."

For more information, call the Office of Communications and Marketing at 706-396-7591 or contact Ms. Natasha Carter at

Lions Open First Round of SIAC Basketball Tournament

Posted by kmay | 02/27/2011 19:43 PM

Augusta, GA- The 2010-2011 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has released the brackets for the 78th Annual SIAC Basketball tournament set for March 2nd - 5th, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia on the campuses of Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

With the 2010-2011 regular season complete, the Lady Lions finished with an overall 3-23 record, 2-20 SIAC record and 12th place in the SIAC.  The Lions recorded a 10-16 overall record, 9-15 SIAC record and ninth place finish in the SIAC.

The Lions  will open up the tournament as they face the eighth seeded Magicians of LeMoyne-Owen College at Morehouse College, Wednesday March 2, 2011 at 12:00 Noon.

The Lady Lions will face the fifth seed, Kentucky State University Thorobrettes, also on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at Clark Atlanta University at 4:00 PM.

Tickets for the tournamentt are $15 for general admission, and $10 for students with I.D.

To view the 2011 Women & Men SIAC Basketball Tournament Brackets, visit


Former Paine College president among Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Posted by ncarter | 02/8/2011 10:53 AM

 (Augusta, GA) - On Saturday, February 12, 2011 Paine College will host its annual Athletic Hall of Fame Breakfast. The breakfast will be held in the Candler Memorial Library Building at 8:00 a.m. The cost of attendance is $20.

This year’s inductees include: Joseph Tinsley ’96, Willie Adams ‘96, Richard Williams, Selina Kohn and Dr. William Harris, ‘66. Paine expects to welcome hundreds of alumni, their families and friends, and other supporters to its 129th Homecoming Celebration. This year's weeklong celebration, which is entitled “There’s No Place Like Home” will be held on the campus and various venues throughout the city of Augusta. The homecoming celebration will begin Sunday, February 6, 2011 and end Sunday, February 13, 2011. 
"I am delighted to invite everyone to back to Paine," said Dr. George C. Bradley. "We are very excited about this year’s celebration. We look forward to providing opportunities for our alumni and their families and friends to renew old ties and make new ones, to reminisce about their time at Paine, and to reconnect with their alma mater in meaningful ways."

This year’s homecoming celebration will include the 30th Annual Conference on the Black Experience, 129th Founders Day Convocation, Annual Homecoming Parade, Homecoming Basketball Game, Comedy Show, Greek Step Show, 11th Annual Scholarship Masked Ball, and Gospel Explosion.

Please visit for event details and ticket prices.

For more information, call the Office of Communications and Marketing at 706-396-7591 or contact Ms. Natasha Carter at