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Who can turn “I wish” to “I will”?
Cheyney can. Because for over 180 years, Cheyney has.
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As the nation’s first historically Black institution has been dedicated to empowering minority students since 1837. Our goal is to inspire excellence in academics, character, and social responsibility.
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