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Year in Review

Academic Year in Review »2012

  • The Shaw and Duke Divinity Schools sign a sharing agreement that allows faculty, staff and students from each institution to borrow books and other items from the other institution’s divinity library. The first agreement of its kind between the two divinity schools, it also includes onsite access to selected Duke Divinity licensed databases.

  • David Selman, a 2009 Shaw graduate, introduces the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, at a re-election rally in Philadelphia. Selman was the Southwest Philadelphia Field Organizer for Obama for America, President Obama’s re-election campaign.  

    • Students from the University’s Athletic Training program p participate in the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. Along with other local organizations, Shaw students spent the day mulching and protecting trees that remained standing after the April 2011 tornado that damaged extensive portions of Downtown Raleigh, including the University.

    • Freshman Margaret White was one of 36 students to receive the United Parcel Service (UPS) Foundation Scholarship through the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU). UPS Division Manager and Independent College Fund of NC Board member, Nicole Brandon, presented a check for $86,400 for student scholarships at the 36 independent colleges and universities in North Carolina. White expressed appreciation and thanks for receiving the scholarship as it “helped her to attend the college of her choice to pursue a career as a therapist.”

    • Shaw trustee and alumnus Dr. John H. Lucas ‘40, is honored during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Lucas Middle School in Durham, NC. The school was named in honor of Dr. Lucas who served as Shaw’s interim president from 1986 to 1987.

    • Tyree' V. Smith, a senior Recreational Therapy major, is chosen to represent Shaw in the “105 Voices of History-5th Year Celebration” choir performance. The “105 Voices of History” is a national collegiate choir representing every HBCU in the nation.

    • The University names Debra K. Latimore as Vice President for Fiscal Affairs and Evelyn Leathers as Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Latimore is a Certified Public Accountant and previously served as the University’s Interim Vice President for Fiscal Affairs. Leathers previously served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Wiley College in Marshall, TX.

    • Alumnus Art Anthony ‘74 is elected first vice president of the State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC), Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2008. SEANC, headquartered in Raleigh, is an advocacy organization for active and retired state employees.    

    • The Shaw University Athletic Booster Club makes a $10,000 donation to the Athletic Department in a check presentation held before the October 27th football game against Winston-Salem State. The gift is the largest the group has made to the Athletic Department. The funds will be used to cover scholarships and operating expenses. 
    • Alumna Felicia Evans Long ‘94 and her husband Tim Long celebrate the opening of their new confectionery store Sweet Candy Café, in Lumberton, NC. Sweet Candy Café sells old-fashioned candies from the past and present.
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