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Yancy at ribbon cutting

Academic Year in Review » 2012

JANUARY
  • Robert Massey is named Shaw's new head football coach. Massey previously served as the team's defensive coordinator.
  • Northwest Halifax High School, in Littleton, NC, renames one of its campus buildings in honor of Shaw University. Principal Dr. Marvin Bradley hopes that by renaming other campus buildings for local universities, the number of students from his school attending college will increase.
  • The University launches the first annual Dr. Fred Long, Jr. lecture series to increase awareness of maintaining good health in the African-American community and to expose college students to the health professions. The lecture series honors Shaw alumnus Dr. Fred Long, Jr.'68, a long-time Raleigh physician who served the Triangle community for more than 32 years.    

FEBRUARY
  • Shaw alumnae Dr. Geneva Boone Chavis and Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy receive the "Outstanding Alumni" awards from the United Negro College Fund's (UNCF) National Alumni Council. Dr. Chavis, a 1947 graduate of Shaw, received the "Outstanding Alumnus/Hall of Honor" award while Dr. Dubroy, a 2002 graduate, received the "Outstanding Young Alumnus" award. In addition, Dubroy was also featured in BusinessWeek as part of a Bloomberg series on entrepreneurs who launched companies while in business school.
    Dubroy, Yancy, Chavis
    (L-R)Dubroy, Yancy, Chavis

MARCH
  • Dr. CornwallDr. Loñieta Aurora Thompson Cornwall, a professor in Shaw's Visual and Performing Arts department, receives the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award from North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue. The award is the highest honor a North Carolina governor can bestow upon a North Carolina citizen.
     
  • The women's basketball team wins its first NCAA Division II national championship by beating Ashland 88-82 in overtime on March 24, 2012. The Lady Bears' title is the first national championship in school history.  

APRIL
  • Shaw marks the one-year anniversary of the tornado that hit campus on April 16, 2011 with a grand re-opening celebration of the Willie E. Gary Student Center.
     
  • Shaw's Center for Early Childhood Education, Development and Research receives the Sir Walter Raleigh Award from the Raleigh City Council. Each year, the "Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Community Appearance" recognizes outstanding new contributions to the character, environment and appearance of the City of Raleigh.   

MAY
  • JosephBell Dr. Joseph N. Bell, Jr. is elected chairman of the Shaw University Board of Trustees and succeeds Dr. Willie E. Gary, who was re-elected as a board member. Bell, a 1970 Shaw alumnus, previously served as the vice-chair of the Board.

  • Shaw hosts the second annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities-General Education Alliance (HBCU-GEA) Conference. The conference, designed to discuss strategies, models and plans of action for educating 21st century African-American students, features a roundtable discussion with Dr. Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education and Dr. Susan Cooper Loomis, Assistant Director of Psychometrics for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) - the Nation's Report Card.    
JUNE
  • Shaw receives the 2012 Excellence in Debt Management Award from USA Funds. The University was recognized for offering creative and effective debt management and financial literacy programs that helped Shaw students reduce student loan debt and limit loan defaults. The award included a $15,000 USA Funds grant to support student scholarships.   
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