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University News - Calendar Year 2012

Philadelphia Chapter Class of 1962 Shaw Alumni Chapter Honors 50th Anniversary Class 
December 8, 2012 - The Philadelphia Chapter of the Shaw University National Alumni Association honored several members of the Class of 1962 . (Read more...)
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Junior Drum Major Timmy Richardson Featured on WRAL-TV 
December 6, 2012 – Shaw University 'Platinum Sound' Junior Drum Major, Timmy Richardson, is featured on WRAL-TV's Tarheel Traveler segment. (Read more...)
 Alumna Felicia Evans Long Celebrates Grand Opening
Felecia Evans Long (thumb) December 3, 2012 - Shaw graduate Felicia Evans Long '94 and her husband Tim Long celebrated the opening of their new confectionary store Sweet Candy Café, in Lumberton, NC. (Read more...)
Counseling Center Director Gives Keynote Speech
ShawBlock_Sealandlogo November 20, 2012 - Jerelene Carver, Director of Shaw University's Counseling Center and Disability Services, was the keynote speaker for the City of Durham's National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebration.(Read more...)
Shaw Alum Advocates for Injured Soldiers
Tara Knight November 14, 2012 – Tara Knight, a 1997 graduate who also earned a Master of Divinity degree from Shaw, saw her 11-year career as a chaplain in the U.S. Army end unexpectedly.(Read more...)
Allied Health Students Perform Free Screenings 
Allied Health Students 2b November 7, 2012 - Students from Shaw University's Communication Sciences and Disorders Program in the Department of Allied Health Professions, recently conducted free speech-language and hearing screenings. (Read more...)
Shaw Launches Winter Intersession 
computer lab  November 6, 2012 - Shaw University introduces a new winter intersession designed to help students earn college credits in three weeks. All courses are online, so students can complete assignments anywhere. Registration opens November 12. For more information, visit (Read more...)
Booster Club Makes $10,000 Donation to Shaw Athletics 
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November 5, 2012 - The Shaw University Athletic Booster Club made a $10,000 donation to the Shaw Athletic Department in a check presentation held before the October 27 football game against Winston-Salem State. (Read more...)
Shaw University Releases 2009-2011 President's Report
Shield November 2, 2012 - Shaw University released today the 2009-2011 President’s Report. The report summarizes the University's achievements and  accomplishments over the last two years. (Read more...)
Shaw University Divinity School to Host 29th Annual Women’s Conference  
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October 24, 2012 – The Shaw University Divinity School will host its 29th Annual Women’s Conference: “Clergy and Lay Women in the 21st Century: Embracing Our Differences,”  Friday, November 9  and Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Thomas J. Boyd Chapel (Friday evening), and Estey Hall (Saturday), on the campus of Shaw University. (Read more...)
Shaw Alum Elected 1st VP of SEANC  
Art Anthony October 18, 2012 - Art Anthony '74 was elected first vice president of the State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC), SEIU Local 2008 at the association's annual convention in Greensboro last month(Read more...)
Shaw University Names Evelyn Leathers Vice President for Institutional Advancement 
Evelyn Leathers  October 15, 2012 - Dr. Dorothy Cowser Yancy, president of Shaw University, announced Evelyn Leathers as the University's new Vice President for Institutional Advancement. (Read more...)
Tyree' Smith Selected to Perform With Celebration Choir 
Tyree Smith  October 3, 2012 – Tyree' V. Smith, a Senior Recreational Therapy Major, has been chosen to represent Shaw University in The 105 Voices of History 5th Year Celebration Choir performance. (Read more...)
School Named in Honor of Shaw Trustee and Alumnus
lucas2 September 27, 2012 – Shaw University Trustee Dr. John H. Lucas, was recently honored at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Lucas Middle School in Durham, NC. (Read more...)
Margaret White Receives UPS Scholarship  
Margaret White 2 September 19, 2012 – Shaw University student Margret White received the United Parcel Service (UPS) Foundation Scholarship during a recent check presentation ceremony at the headquarters of the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (Read more...)
Shaw Students Participate in National Day of Service  
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September 11, 2012 – In conjunction with Activate Good and the Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department, the Shaw University Athletic Training Program participated in the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. (Read more...)

Dr. Mbuvi Publishes Book on African Biblical Interpretations  
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September 6, 2012 - Dr. Mbuvi, associate professor of Biblical Studies and Hermeneutics at the Shaw University Divinity School, is co-editor of Postcolonial Perspectives in African Biblical Interpretations. (Read more...)

Shaw Alum Introduces First Lady 
Selma_Obama  August 29, 2012 – David Selman, a 2009 Shaw graduate, had the honor of introducing the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, at a recent grassroots rally in Philadelphia.(Read more...)
Shaw and Duke Divinity School Sign Agreement  
Shaw Divinity School logo small  August 14, 2012 - Shaw University and Duke Divinity School announced a new agreement that allows faculty, staff and students from each institution to borrow books and other items from the other institution’s divinity library.(Read more...)
Class of 2016 Arrives on Campus  
Move In Day 2012 Thumb   August 7, 2012 – It is move-in week at Shaw University as more than 600 students, including freshmen and transfers, will now have a new home on campus as they get ready to begin class on August 15. (Read more...)
Marcus Clarke Named Interim Athletic Director  
Shaw Bears Thumb  August 7, 2012 – Shaw University announced Marcus Clarke as its Interim Athletic Director. (Read more...)
Shaw Welcomes All Baptist Assembly Quadrennial  
Baptist Assembly   July 27, 2012 Members of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina enjoyed a recent visit to Shaw’s campus following the 2012 All Baptist Assembly Quadrennial held at the Raleigh Convention Center (Read more...)
Shaw Alum Receives Doctoral Research Award 
Donald Mitchell  July 18, 2012 – Donald Mitchell Jr.'06 has been selected by The Center for the Study of the College Fraternity award selection committee to receive the Richard McKaig Outstanding Doctoral Research Award. (Read more...)
Education Students Present Research during NC Graduate Week  
/uploadedImages/Administration/Communications/News_and_Events/Current_News_and_Events/edu_students.jpg  July 12, 2012 – Two Shaw University Department of Education graduate students participated in the North Carolina Conference of Graduate Schools and presented their research at the State Capitol this spring. (Read more...)
100 Collegiate Black Men Chartered on Campus  
Collegiate Black Men_thumb  July 6, 2012 – Twelve students were inducted into the Collegiate 100 Black Men chapter this spring. (Read more...)
Trustee George Debnam Honored by M&F Bank  
   Dr. George Debnam  June 28, 2012 -  At last week’s annual shareholders meeting of M&F Bancorp, parent company of Mechanics and Farmers Bank, LeRoy T. Walker, Sr. and George C. Debnam were honored with the fourth annual Mechanics and Farmers Bank Founders Award. (Read more... )
Shaw University Receives Debt Management Award 
ShawBlock_Sealandlogo  June 26, 2012 - Shaw University received the 2012 Excellence in Debt Management Award from USA Funds, the university announced today.(Read more... )
Lady Bears Honored by North Carolina House Resolution 
Lady Bears Honored  June 12, 2012 – The North Carolina House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 1143 - a resolution honoring the Shaw Lady Bears basketball team for winning the national championship (Read more...)
Kienka Selected For NCAA Career in Sports Forum 
Shaw Bears Athletics Logo  June 7, 2012 – Shaw University women's tennis player Lolia Kienka has been selected to participate in the NCAA's Career in Sports Forum, being held this week in Indianapolis, Ind. (Read more... )
Arroyo and Holliday Representing USA in Softball Competition  
softball   June 7, 2012 – Two members of the Lady Bears softball team have been chosen to represent the USA in the Curacao Friendship Series. (Read more... )
Walton Receives Gold Bars During Commissioning Ceremony 
Walton Coimmissionning  May 31, 2012 – Shaniqua Walton, a Shaw University student, was recently commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army.   (Read more... )
Shaw Students Participate in Student Research Conference 
FSU Research Conference   May 29, 2012 – Three Shaw University students participated in the first annual Student Research Conference sponsored by the Fayetteville State University Graduate School and the HBCU Master’s Degree STEM Program. (Read more... ) 
Tennis player Lolia Kienka named the CIAA's Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year  
Lolia Kienka  May 25, 2012 –Shaw University women's tennis player Lolia Kienka was named the CIAA's Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year at the conference's annual spring meeting.  (Read more..)
Shaw University Hosts HBCU Education Conference  
HBCULogo  May 25, 2012 - Shaw University, the first historically black university in the South, will host the second annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities—General Education Alliance (HBCU-GEA) Conference on Tuesday, May 29 through Thursday, May 31, 2012.  (Read more... )
Shaw University Elects New Board Chair, Officers  
ShawBlock_Sealandlogo  May 16, 2012 – Shaw University, the first historically black university in the South, today announced the election of new officers to its Board of Trustees. Dr. Joseph N. Bell, Jr. was elected as board chairman and will succeed Dr. Willie E. Gary, who was re-elected as a board member.  (Read more... )
Shaw Gets New Batch of Alumni 

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May 15, 2012 - Saturday morning at J.S. Dorton Arena found the spring commencement ceremony for Shaw University, attended by an eager graduating class, proud relatives and a long-overdue honor. .(Read more... )
Shaw Receives UNCF Mini-Grant to Host UNCF/Mellon Learning Institute 
  May 2, 2012 - Drs. Mercy Fapojuwo, Desire’ Baloubi, and Kandace Harris have received a $30,000 United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Mini-Grant to host a UNCF/Mellon Teaching and Learning Institute Program...(Read more... )
Shaw Men's Tennis Advances to NCAA National Tournament  

RALEIGH, NC (April 30, 2012) - Shaw University men's tennis came back from a 3-0 deficit to down Bloomsburg 5-4 and claim a spot in the Division II NCAA National Tournament.  (Read more... )

 Men's, Women's Tennis Teams in NCAA Action  
Shaw Bears Athletics Logo  April 27, 2012 -  Shaw Prepares to Host NCAA D-II Men's Tennis Regionals; Lady Bears Travel To California, PA For Their First Round Match ...(Read more..)
Shaw Men and Women Tennis Teams Win CIAA Championships 
Shaw Bears Athletics Logo   April 25, 2012 – The Shaw men's tennis team claimed it eighth straight CIAA Championship with a 5-0 win over Winston-Salem State in a match played on the tennis courts of Virginia State.  (Read more... )
Childcare Center Receives Sir Walter Raleigh Award   
/uploadedImages/Administration/Communications/News_and_Events/parking/childcare center.jpg  April 24, 2012 – The Shaw University Center for Early Childhood Education, Development and Research recently received the Sir Walter Raleigh Award from the Raleigh City Council. ...(Read more... )
Lady Bears at Governor's Mansion   
Lady Bears   April 23, 2012 – The national champion Shaw University women's basketball team was welcomed to the North Carolina Governor's Mansion by Governor Bev Perdue (Read more... )
Annual UNCF Scholarship Gala Honors Community Leaders 
UNCF Gala - 2012  April 20, 2012 – Shaw University’s annual UNCF Scholarship Gala honored several outstanding community and national leaders for their commitment to excellence in education.  (Read more... )
Shaw Marks One Year Anniversary of Tornado 
Re-open after tornado   April 17, 2012 – Days after a tornado tore through the Shaw University campus and damaged 27 buildings, admissions officers from other colleges started calling Jeffrey Smith, the school’s vice president of administration and student affairs.  (Read more... )
Student Affairs Host Women’s Conference  
Women's Conference   April 16, 2012 – The Office of Student Activities/Greek Life recently hosted a women’s conference geared towards undergraduate students at Shaw University. (Read more... )
Shaw Students Participate in College Bound Day   
Bugg Elementary -2  April 12, 2012  Students at Bugg Elementary School are already thinking about college applications.  (Read more... )
Dr. Goldmon Discusses Health Disparities in N&O  
Dr. Moses Goldmon  April 2, 2012 If Sue Lynn Ledford were a doctor, Wake County would be her patient. As director of Wake County Human Service’s Public Health Division, (Read more... )
Shaw's Curtis Named 2012 Coach of the Year   
Coach Curtis   March 27, 2012 - Shaw University head coach Jacques Curtis has been named the 2012 Schelde North America/Women’s Division II Bulletin Coach of the Year, the publication announced Monday in its April issue. (Read more... )
Lady Bears Win First National Championship 
Lady Bears - 2012 Champs   March 24, 2012 – Sequohay Griffin scored 24 points and Shaw rallied to win its first national title, beating Ashland 88-82 in overtime on Friday night in the national championship game. (Read more... )
Sir Walter Raleigh Supports the Shaw Bears  
Sir Walter Raleigh   March 22, 2012 - Sir Walter Raleigh, namesake of North Carolina’s capitol city, shows his support today for the Shaw University Bears. His statue, located in front of the Raleigh Convention Center, was adorned with the Shaw University athletic flag... (Read more... )
Lady Bears Advance to Championship Game 
Women's B-ball Logo   March 22, 2012 –  Three Lady Bears had double-doubles to lead Shaw past #15 Rollins 87-71 in a game played at Bill Greehey Arena on the campus of St. Mary's University. (Read more... )
Shaw Women Advance to Final Four  
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March 21, 2012 – Shaw battled back from an eight-point deficit in the second half to down #14 Pittsburg State 61-58 and advance to the NCAA Division II Final Four.  (Read more... )

Divinity School Hosts 39th Annual Ministers’ Conference  
SUDSLogo-round-red  March 19, 2012 – Shaw University’s Divinity School today welcomed hundreds of ministers, seminary students and church members from around the country to the annual Alexander/Pegues Ministers' Conference. (Read more... )
Shaw Students Attend U.S. Foreign Policy Conference 
ShawBlock_Sealandlogo  March 16, 2012 – Eleven Shaw University students recently attended the U.S. Foreign Policy Conference for students and faculty of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C.   (Read more... )
The News and Observer Remembers Shaw Alumnus Hubert Poole 
HubertPoole   March 13, 2012 - All saluted Hubert Poole when they passed his flag-draped coffin, either with their right hands or with the words you keep for a quiet hero.  (Read more... )
 Lady Bears Advance to Elite Eight  
Lady Bears Elite Eight - 2012  March 13, 2012 – Shaw downs nationally ranked Edinboro on their way to an NCAA Atlantic Region title.  The timing may have been slightly different, but the ending was the same... (Read more... )
Lady Bears Win 2nd Straight CIAA Championship   
  March 3, 2012 -  Shaw University repeats in the latest matchup of the CIAA's premiere women's basketball programs... (Read more... )
Durham UNCF Hosts Event to Benefit Shaw Students 
  UNCFLogo  March 8, 2012 – The Durham chapter of the United Negro College Fund presents its annual Auction on Friday, March 9th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at Saint Joseph AME Church. (Read more... )
Professor Bugg Participates in McGraw-Hill Symposium  
McGraw-Hill  March 1, 2012 – Bernard Bugg, Assistant Professor of Accounting at Shaw University, was selected to attend the Cost Accounting Teaching and Technology Symposium in Napa, California. (Read more... )
Cornwall Receives Highest NC Honor 
Cornwall portrait   March 1, 2012 - Dr. Loñieta Aurora Thompson Cornwall, a professor in Shaw University’s Visual & Performing Arts department, recently received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award from North Carolina Governor Bev. Perdue. (Read more... )
Social Work Students Help Those in Need 
 Social Work 2-27-12  February 27, 2012 – Eighteen Shaw University Social Work students participated in the 2012 Point in Time Count at the Urban Ministries of Durham (UMD). (Read more)
Vote Now and Help Retool Our School 
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February 20, 2012 – Help beautify our campus by voting for Shaw during the Home Depot “Retool Your School” Grant project. Click this link to the Home Depot Retool Your School page. You can vote once a day until April 10. 

Professor Burnette Debuts Short Film  
Honey Boy Pic  February 16, 2012 - Teri Burnette, Assistant Professor of Video/Film Production at Shaw University, showcased her short film “Honey Boy” at the annual Hayti Heritage Film Festival. (Read more... ) 
Dubroy, Chavis Win UNCF Award 
UNCF Awards - 2012   February 14, 2012 -  Shaw University alumnae Dr. Geneva Boone Chavis and Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy recently received “Outstanding Alumni” awards from the United Negro College Fund. (Read more... )
Professor Wadelington Co-Authors New African-American History Book   
Waddelington Book Cover   February 13, 2012 – Shaw History professor, Flora Hatley Wadelington, is a co-author of the new, second revised edition of A History of African Americans in North Carolina. (Read more... )
Shaw Students Compete in Local Ethics Bowl Competition  
Ethics Bowl - 2/12/12 

February 10, 2012 – Six Shaw students will compete in the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) inaugural Ethics Bowl competition this weekend, February 10-11, 2012. The debate will focus on “Ethics in the Workplace.”(Read more...)  

Shaw University Names Director of Public Relations 
odessa_hines  January 31, 2012 – Shaw University, the first historically black university in the South, today announced Odessa P. Hines as its Director of Public Relations. (Read More
Local High School Renames Building in Honor of Shaw University  
building dedication  January 30, 2012 – Many high school educators are seeking innovative solutions when it comes to college recruitment. Dr. Marvin Bradley, principal of Northwest Halifax High School, decided to revamp the traditional ways of encouraging his high school students to plan for their futures by renaming one of the buildings on his campus in honor of Shaw University. (Read More)
Lecture Series Honors Shaw Alum 
Fred Long  January 27, 2012 – Shaw University and the United Negro College Fund will host the first annual Dr. Fred Long, Jr. lecture series on Saturday, January 28, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Institute for Health, Social and Community Research (IHSCR) Building on the Shaw University campus. (Read More)
Dr. Kirk-Duggan Featured in Triangle Tribune 
kirk-duggan  January 25, 2012 - Dedurie Kirk says her sister, the Rev. Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, has a lot of gifts. (Read More)
Shaw Senior Performs at the Grand Ole Opry  
VOH  January 20, 2012 – Tyree’ V. Smith, a Senior Recreational Therapy Major, has been chosen to represent Shaw University in the “105 VOH” HBCU National Choir for the Grand Ole Opry House HBCU Inaugural performance in Nashville, on January 22, 2012. (Read More)
Shaw Names Robert Massey Head Football Coach  
Massey  January 18, 2012 - Shaw University today named defensive coordinator Robert Massey its new head football coach. (Read More)
Shaw University Celebrates the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  
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January 13, 2012 –  Shaw University will celebrate the life and times of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friday, January 13 at 12:00pm. The commemorative service includes several musical selections from the Shaw University and Bugg Elementary School Children’s Choirs. (Read More)