Dr. Alvin Poussaint presenter at Paine College 30th Conference on the Black Experience

Posted by ncarter | 02/7/2011 07:21 AM

(Augusta, GA) - Paine College will host its 30th Annual Conference on the Black Experience. The conference will start Monday, February 7th and end Thursday, February 10th. All conference presentations will be held in Candler Memorial Library 2nd Floor.

On Wednesday, February 9, 2011 Dr. Alvin Poussaint of Harvard University will present The Media’s Impact on Children & Society. Poussaint is an author, psychiatrist, educator, and respected social critic, shows how to balance these important issues to create positive solutions for the future.

On subjects from stress to interpersonal communication, from multiculturalism to family dynamics, Poussaint is one of the country's top authorities. He has worked with corporate managers on the management of stress-related work issues and diversity in the workplace. An expert on the dynamics of racial and ethnic relations in America's increasingly multicultural society, Poussaint is also a strong proponent of non-violent parenting and parenting education, having devoted a great deal of time to violence prevention initiatives.

Born in East Harlem, Poussaint attended Columbia and received his MD from Cornell. He received his psychiatric training at UCLA and earned a masters degree in research methodology. From 1965-67, he was Southern Field Director of the Medical Committee for Human Rights in Jackson, Miss., providing medical care to civil rights workers and aiding in the desegregation of hospitals and health facilities throughout the South.

In 1969, he joined Harvard Medical School, where he is Professor of Psychiatry and Faculty Dean for Student Affairs. He is director of the Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs. From 1994-2010, Poussaint served as Director of the Media Center of the Judge Baker Children's Center in Boston, promoting the health and well being of children and families. The Media Center launched the nonprofit Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, which advocates reducing the impact of advertising in children's lives. He has provided consultation to government agencies, corporations, and the media.

Poussaint authored Why Blacks Kill Blacks (now out of print); co-authored with Dr. James Comer Raising Black Children; and co-authored with Amy Alexander Lay My Burden Down: Suicide and the Mental Health Crisis Among African Americans. With Bill Cosby, he co-authored Come On, People! On the Path from Victims to Victors, a powerful message for families and communities as they lay out their visions for strengthening America, or for that matter, the world. He has written over 100 articles for both lay and professional publications.

As a script consultant to one of the most popular and groundbreaking television programs, The Cosby Show, Poussaint was hired by Cosby to review the scripts and provide consultation on psychological and educational issues in order to screen out inappropriate humor and stereotypes. Responsible for creating positive images of blacks and expanding the cultural context represented by the show, he also served as an educational consultant to Little Bill and Fatherhood for Nickelodeon.

Poussaint is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Life Member of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received numerous awards and many honorary degrees.

Paine College’s first Conference on the Black Experience was held in February 1981. The project was conceptualized and coordinated by former professors Dr. Leslie J. Pollard, and E. Fuller Callaway. The conference is designed to examine the historic and cultural experiences of Black people throughout the Diaspora and the resultant actions and reactions. The conference will also feature Majorie Evans, Paine College student, Dr. Toby Jenkins of George Mason University, Dr. Glen McMillan of City University or New York-Medgar Evers College, Dr. Derrick Jenkins of University of Cincinnati, Dr. Michael Taylor of Paine College, Dr. Heather J. Abdelnur of Augusta State University, Mr. Marion Barnes, President of the Richmond County Board of Education (Paine alumnus); Dr. Carol Roundtree, Executive Director for Student Services; Dr. Missoura Ashe, Executive Director for Elementary Schools, Dr. Adeleri Onisegun of  Paine College and Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards of Kentucky State University .

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.

For 30th Annual Conference on the Black Experience Schedule visit : http://www.paine.edu/events/homecoming/conf-blackexp/events.aspx

Please visit www.paine.edu/homecoming for event details and ticket prices.
Monday, February 7, 2011
10-10:50am - History of Black History Month by Marjorie Evans Paine College Psychology Student

11-11:50am - Portrait of Culture in Contemporary America by Dr. Toby Jenkins, George Mason University
12-1:45pm - Singing in a Strange Land by Dr. Glen McMillan, City University of New York-Medgar Evers College

Luncheon (By Invitation Only)
4-4:50pm - Hip Hop Activism and Education by Dr. Derrick Jenkins, University of Cincinnati

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
10-10:50am - Social Justice in the U.S. Constitution by Dr. Michael Taylor, Paine College

12-1:45pm - Wayward Women, 1770-1820 Color, Crime and Class in the Caribbean Basin by Dr. Heather J. Abdelnur, Augusta State University

Luncheon (By Invitation Only)
2-2:50pm - Exploring Racial Dialogue in Richmond County Schools (Panel Presentation) by Mr. Marion Barnes, President of the Richmond County Board of Education (Paine alumnus); Dr. Carol Roundtree, Executive Director for Student Services; Dr. Missoura Ashe, Executive Director for Elementary Schools

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - "The Impact of Culture on Mental Health: A Historical Perspective"
10-10:15am - Drum Invocation and Welcome

10:15-11am - From Boys to Men, Girls to Women: The Transformative Power of Africana Youth Rites of Passage by Dr. Adeleri Onisegun, Paine College
11-11:50am - Identity, Culture, and Mental Health: Student Perspectives (Panel Presentation) by Psychology of Black Experience Class

12-2pm - Cultural Presentation - Community Dialogues by Bistro Theatre

Luncheon (By Invitation Only)
3-4pm  - The Media’s Impact on Children & Society Dr. Alvin Poussaint, Harvard University

Thursday, February 10, 2011
9-10am - Culturally Responsive Education and the STPP by Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards and students, Kentucky State University 

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


Paine College welcomes Herman Belton as Head Men's Golf Coach

Posted by ncarter | 02/4/2011 08:24 AM

(Augusta, GA)-- Paine College announced the appointment of Mr. Herman Belton, Jr. as Head Golf Coach and Jones Creek Golf Club as the new home of the Paine College Golf Team.

"I am ecstatic to be here at Paine College and truly committed to growing the program as well as developing the overall performance of the young men of the  Paine College Golf team.

Paine College Golf team captain, Wes Dollar mirrors the new coach's enthusiasm. "Our new coach is excited about being here and we are excited to have him aboard. Being at Jones Creek has given us access to facilities and equipment to help our game as a whole. They've really welcomed us and made this feel truly like home," Dollar said.

The golf team will now utilize Jones Creek Golf Club as their official home facility. "We are delighted to enter in partnership with Paine College for the purpose of enhancing the golf program and giving the players a great facility to practice and call home. THe golf tournament that we host here certainly was the beginning of discussions got the ball rolling to get the team here, not just once a year," Gregg Hemann, Director of Operations at Jones Creek Club.

About Coach Belton

Belton is a native of Camden, South Carolina, Herman entered the US Navy after graduating from Camden High School.  Shortly after completion of his military tour of duty, which included stops in France, Spain, Italy, South America and Great Britain, Herman entered Benedict College (Columbia, SC) as a non-traditional student.  There, he majored in Criminal Justice and had dual minors in Religion and Philosophy.  And, it was there that he also was a stand-out player on the College’s Golf Team.  In May, 2001, Herman graduated from Benedict College, receiving the Bachelor of Science degree.

His first coaching job was at his alma mater – Benedict College.  Coach Belton served as Head Golf Coach for the combined men and women’s golf teams.  Under his golfing tenure, Benedict College was elevated to the distinction of National Minority Division II Collegiate Champions, 2004. After taking over the South Carolina State Men team Coach Belton won the Hall of Fame Golf Tournament 2009 in Atlanta his second tournament out. He went on to have a player to win the PGA Minority Tournament in Division1 that same year and nearly breaking the course record.

From 2006-2009, Coach Belton served as the Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach at South Carolina State University.  In just one year, he led the Women’s Golf Team to their first ever first-place win and facilitated their invitation to participate in the National Minority Collegiate Championship Tournament.

Coach Belton firmly believes that all persons have strengths and skills that can be developed when applied in a positive manner.  To Coach Belton, he perceives the game of golf as being one of the most positive manners, thus believing that all persons can play golf even if they never get a chance to visit a golf course.

In his visions entitled, Golf 4 U, a comprehensive concept which uses the elements of golf as the basic indicator to eliminate and reduce negative stressors, Golf N U was created by Coach Belton to teach students how to effectively communicate and interact with others – regardless of their societal position.

Determined to serve as a role model to youth – especially the at-risk and disenfranchised – Coach Belton volunteers in communities and sponsors golf clinics that serve to offset anti-social behaviors of the target population.  His community service includes being on the Board of Palmetto Place, a shelter for foster children.

Accolades and achievements of Coach Belton include:  being a 3-time recipient of the Bill Dickey Scholarship, the youngest ever African American Collegiate Golf Coach, serving on the prestigious South Carolina Golf Course Rating Panel, being named the Benedict College Male Coach of the Year – 2005, and recently, passing of the Professional Ability Qualifying Test (PAT) – a preliminary step toward PGA certification.

For more information contact the Sports Information Director, Kimberly May at (706) 945-1367 or Kmay@paine.edu.

Photo Captions:

Coach Belton and Paine College Golf Team

Paine College Golf Team and Gregg Hemann of Jones Creek Golf Club



Paine College Day at the Georgia Dome Georgia: House and Senate to Recognize Accomplishments of the Late Rosa Tarver Beard and Paine Student, Iry Jernigan, Jr., Navy Reservist

Posted by ncarter | 02/2/2011 23:15 PM

Paine College Day at the Georgia Dome:Georgia House and Senate to Recognize Accomplishments of the Late Rosa Tarver Beard and Paine Student, Iry Jernigan, Jr., Navy Reservist

Paine College invites the community to attend the Annual Paine College Day at the Dome on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia. Paine College alumni, students, administrators and supporters will gather at the Dome to participate in activities that are designed to introduce the College to the Georgia State legislators and announce the Institution’s Legislative Agenda.

The Georgia House and Senate will recognize the Late Mrs. Rosa Tarver Beard, a 1942 graduate, who founded various organizations that have improved the lives of countless young women and men throughout the Central Savannah River Area. One of her most notable accomplishments is the founding of the Rosa T. Beard Debutante Club, and organization that has advised and cultured young women for over forty-seven years.

Iry Jernigan, Jr., a Navy Reservist and Paine student, will also be recognized by the Georgia House and Senate for an act of bravery and heroism.  The Paine College Biology Major rescued an unconscious woman from a burning car in 2010.

Later on during the day, Dr. George C. Bradley, President, Paine alumni and students will greet Georgia legislators and their staff during a lunch reception under the Dome in room 216 at 12 noon.

For more information, please contact Natasha Carter in the Office of Communications and Marketing at 678-215-8576, Ncarter@paine.edu.


Rear Admiral Penelope Slade-Sawyer keynote speaker for Black Family Life Health Disparities Conference

Posted by ncarter | 01/18/2011 09:13 AM

(Augusta, GA)-  Rear Admiral Penelope Slade-Sawyer of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services will serve as keynote speaker for the Black Family Life Health Disparities Conference.  The conference will take place January 20-22, 2011 in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The pre-conference reception will take place on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. in the Candler Memorial Library Building at Paine College. Dr. Joseph Hobbs, Professor of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia will serve as speaker for the pre-conference reception.  The event is by invitation only.

RADM Penelope Slade-Sawyer, PT, MSW, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, directs the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and is the Acting Executive Director of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCPFS).  RADM Slade-Sawyer is a Commissioned Corps Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service.

As the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, RADM Slade-Sawyer is responsible for strengthening the disease prevention and health promotion priorities of the Department within the collaborative framework of the HHS agencies.  She is a senior health advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health and to the Secretary of HHS.

RADM Slade-Sawyer leads the ODPHP in coordinating three key initiatives for HHS: Healthy People 2010, the Department’s comprehensive set of national disease prevention and health promotion objectives developed to improve the health of all people in the United States; the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, published jointly with the U.S. Department of Agriculture every 5 years since 1980, this publication is the statutorily mandated basis for Federal nutrition education activities, and currently in a revision year; and the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, published by HHS, designed to provide information and guidance on the types and amounts of physical activity that provide substantial health benefits for Americans aged 6 years and older. Together, these efforts focus both on preventing disease by addressing major risk factors (such as physical inactivity and poor nutrition) and on reducing the burden of disease through appropriate health screenings and prevention of secondary conditions. In leading these priorities for the Department, RADM Slade-Sawyer, through the HHS agencies and within OPHS, builds on HHS policy and programs based on the best available evidence on how to prevent or mitigate chronic disease through promotion of healthy lifestyle choices, medical screenings, and avoidance of risky behaviors.

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


Dr. George C. Bradley announced today the appointment of Dr. Tina Y. Cardenas as the Vice President of Student Affairs

Posted by ncarter | 01/14/2011 06:00 AM

Dr. George C. Bradley announced today the appointment of Dr. Tina Y. Cardenas as the Vice President of Student Affairs.
Cardenas was appointed Interim Vice President of Student Affairs in March 2010. She will continue to coordinate and supervise the following areas: Office of Career Services, the Office of Residence Life, the Office of Student Activities, Office of Disability Services, Health Clinic and Campus Safety.
Also, she will continue to coordinate programs, and activities in the areas of counseling, new student orientation, student housing, student discipline, student activities, student development programs, social regulations, the yearbook, student medical services, disability services, the student center, wellness programs, campus safety, and career services.
Cardenas holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management from Auburn University, a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Management from Alabama A&M University, and a Doctor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Management from Argosy University.
The Paine College Community congratulates her on her promotion and wishes her continued success.

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 to operate under normal operating hours

Posted by ncarter | 01/12/2011 02:38 AM


The Paine College Community will operate under its normal operating hours today. Breakfast will be served in the Peters Campus Center for students at 7:00 a.m., classes will resume at 8:00 a.m., all offices at the institution will open at 9:00 a.m. and course registration will resume at 9:00 a.m. in the Candler Memorial Library Building. 

Spring Convocation is also still scheduled for 11:00 a.m. in the Gilbert-Lamburth Memorial Chapel. 

For more information, contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at (678) 215-8576 or Ncarter@paine.edu. 


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.

The Paine College Lion Yearbook Staff announces Underclassmen Yearbook photographs! Location Change: Candler Memorial Library Building (Office of Admissions Conf. Room)

Posted by ncarter | 01/11/2011 06:51 AM

The Paine College Lion Yearbook Staff is proud to announce Underclassmen Yearbook photographs. The staff of Wilson Photography Studio will be here on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 to take photographs of the freshman, sophomore and junior class. Photography sessions will take place in Candler Memorial Library Building, 1st Floor (Admissions Conference Room) from 12 Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Don't be shy. This year, The Lion Yearbook Staff is watching you. That's right, put your best foot forward as you prepare for photographs. Before the release of the 2010-2011 Yearbook, the staff will give awards to the students with the best photograph from each class.

Seniors photography dates will be announced shortly. Please reference wwww.paine.edu and your Paine College email account for updates.
Show us you can be a yearbook star!  For more information, contact Natasha Carter @ 706-396-7591 or Ncarter@paine.edu