Education

Deciding to promote from within, Southwest Tennessee Community College has named Cory Major vice president for student affairs. Major had been serving as interim vice president for student affairs since January. His new title became effective on May 16. Major assumed...
Charles Muhammad, 50, graduated from LeMoyne-Owen College last Saturday (May 7), earning his bachelor’s degree in Social Work 32 years after leaving high school. “That was one of my proudest moments,” said Muhammad. “As the father of nine children, I have...
The LeMoyne-Owen College Magicians celebrated their newly installed president with an elaborately appointed ball on Friday, (May 6) as part of a multi-day celebration, themed “Pure Imagination.” Other major events included the COVID-delayed investiture on Thursday (May 5) of LOC...
LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis and Tennessee State University in Nashville both reaped $1 million donations from home improvement retail giant Lowe’s on Wednesday. The donations are part of a series of Lowe’s gifts and partnerships with historically black colleges and...
Southwest Tennessee Community College President Dr. Tracy D. Hall has been elected to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) board of directors to represent the National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA).  Hall will serve a three-year term beginning...
NASHVILLE – "I'm now a Tiger!" Vice President Kamala Harris cheered as she received an honorary doctorate degree in humane letters from Tennessee State University after addressing nearly 600 undergraduates at the Spring 2022 commencement ceremony. Harris was hooded by TSU President...
A first-generation Arkansas high school student, who later discovered he could “make a difference,” Dr. William Hardgrave now is in charge of the University of Memphis, where he actively is embracing his latest opportunity to affect positive change. The U...
It’s official: Memphis now is amid a yearlong celebration of “Purple Reign” –LeMoyne-Owen College’s observance of 160 years in existence. The celebration kickoff for Memphis’ only HBCU (historically Black college or university) came midday Friday on the steps of Brownlee...
The Excel Center officials “let loose” while celebrating its recent graduating class in December.  “Graduation is the best time in the building because we let loose and truly celebrate,” said Excel Principal Candis Dawson. “One thing I tell the students...
Memphis Shelby County Schools Board Member Stephanie Love was recuperating in a local hospital on Monday after suffering a stroke on Saturday (February 26), according to a family spokesperson. “She is undergoing a range of tests and treatment. We ask...