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Academic Year in Review » 2013

JANUARY
  • President Yancy receives the Dr. Dorothy I. Height Leadership Award at the 22nd International Salute to the Life and Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration in Washington, D.C. This annual event recognizes leaders around the world who embody the spirit and teachings of Dr. King and the legacy of civil rights activist Dorothy I. Height.

  • Former Athletic Director Alfonza Carter is named to the 2013 Class of the John B. McLendon, Jr. CIAA Hall of Fame. Carter served in a variety of roles at Shaw for more than three decades, including Head Men’s and Women’s Basketball Coach, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Director of Admissions and Interim Dean of Enrollment Management. Currently, he is the University’s Dean of Students.

  • Shaw hosts the Second Annual Student Research Symposium. The symposium showcased ongoing undergraduate and graduate research from students enrolled at Shaw, St. Augustine’s and North Carolina State Universities. Topics presented included analyzing the health behaviors of Jamaican prostate cancer patients; genetically transforming the stevia plant for mass production; and analyzing the effects of microgravity on the skeletal system. 

FEBRUARY
  • Shaw athlete Chuck Hinton, the last player for the Washington Senators to hit .300, and who later became the head baseball coach at Howard University and the founder of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, died at his home in Washington, D.C. at the age of 78. Born in Rocky Mount, Hinton played football, basketball and baseball at Shaw and served two years in the Army in the 1950s.

  • Social Work students from the University’s Greenville CAPE Center, collect school items for pre-kindergarten (pre-k) students for their "Hearts for Head Start" service project. The pre-k students received the items in gift bags for Valentine’s Day and the project was featured on Greenville television station WITN. 

MARCH
  • The University hosts its UNCF “A Mind Is” Annual Giving Banquet and Gala fundraiser that honors outstanding community and national leaders for their commitment to excellence in education. The event recognized Progressive Business Solutions President, Albert (Tim) Catlett; Shaw University Board of Trustees Member, Dr. David C. Forbes; Duke Energy Vice President - Corporate Public Affairs, Hilda Pinnix-Ragland; The Happy Face Preschool Founder and Owner, Joyce Robinson; and Former Deputy Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Maria F. Spaulding. During the 2012-2013 academic year, Shaw students received more than $112,000 in UNCF scholarships.

  • Eighteen Shaw students participate in the HBCU Legislative Lobby Day held at the NC General Assembly. This annual event, hosted by Common Cause NC, trains students from local HBCUs to effectively lobby their state representatives on legislative issues.

APRIL
  • Alumnus Dr. David C. Forbes, Sr. ’62, also a member of the Shaw University Board of Trustees, is named to the Raleigh Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was held on October 7, 2013 in the Raleigh Convention Center.

  • The University receives a $100,000 grant from the Cannon Foundation. The funds will be used to make repairs and renovations to the Fleming Kee and Dimple Newsome residence halls.
  • Shaw is selected as a Flagship Campus for the project “A Network for Understanding the New Europe” at New York University (NYU). The University and 19 other Flagship Campuses will sponsor faculty members to serve as Institutional Ambassadors for faculty development seminars.
 
MAY
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration and Shaw sign joint effort by the University and SBA to promote small business through education and community outreach.

  • The General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina presents President Yancy with a $75,000 donation during the University’s annual Baccalaureate Service. A key financial supporter of the University, one of the Convention’s primary purposes is to raise money from North Carolina African-American Baptist churches to support Shaw.

  • Alumnus Dr. Cleveland L. Sellers, Jr. ’75, President of Voorhees College and noted civil rights activist, delivers the University’s commencement address. Sellers is most recognized for his involvement  in the “Orangeburg Massacre” where a violent struggle between police and protesters left three men dead and 27 wounded, including Sellers. The police officers involved were acquitted and Sellers was convicted and imprisoned on rioting charges.

  • Dr. Bobbie Little, Assistant Professor of Elementary Education and Field Placement Coordinator, was chosen as one of the Top 25 Professors of Education in North Carolina. Dr. Little was selected based on her influence in the field of education and as a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award - the highest honor a North Carolina governor can bestow upon a North Carolina citizen.

  • Alumna Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy ‘02, Chair of the University’s Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Assistant Professor of Chemistry, was featured in the May issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine as a “Fun, Fearless, Female.” Dubroy and business partner Tiffani Bailey Lash, were recognized for starting the “Brilliant and Beautiful Foundation,” a nonprofit that encourages young women to study the field of science. 

JUNE
  • CSPAN visits the campus when the cable network made a stop in Raleigh during its 2013 Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) Tour. The tour included an interview with President Yancy about Shaw’s legacy. It also featured the history and literary life of the Raleigh community.

  • Alumnus Edward R. Mason, Sr. '62 is named to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) “100 To Remember Administrators’ List.” The NCHSAA marked its 100th year in 2013 and as part of its centennial celebration, the NCHSAA released a series of “100 To Remember” lists.
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