Cheyney Blog

March 1, 2018
Alumna Dr. Janelle L. Williams Shares Why She Chose Cheyney in ‘Diverse Issues in Higher Education’ Article

The following article was published on March, 1, 2018 for Diverse Issues in Higher Education. HBCUs: For Colored Kids When Predominantly White Institutions Aren’t Enough by Janelle L. Williams Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1837, is recognized as the nation’s oldest historically Black institution of higher education, or HBCU.  Harvard University, founded in 1636, is the […]

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February 19, 2018
Cheyney Honors the 1977-78 Men’s Division II National Championship Basketball Team
Cheyney Honors the 1977-78 Men’s Division II National Championship Basketball Team

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania honored its 1978 men’s Division II National Championship team prior to the start of the men’s basketball game inside of the Cope Hall gymnasium. Several members of the 1978 men’s basketball championship team were joined on the court with Naismith Hall of Fame head coach, John […]

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January 30, 2018
Keystone Scholar Anitra Jackson Named Cheyney’s Nominee for Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence
Keystone Scholar Anitra Jackson Named Cheyney’s Nominee for Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania proudly nominates Anitra Jackson for the Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence. Established by Syed R. Ali-Zaidi, a founding member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s (PASSHE) Board of Governors, the prestigious award is presented annually to a graduating senior at one of the 14 PASSHE universities. The honor recognizes […]

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January 17, 2018
Cheyney’s Meghan Sowersby Shares Study Abroad Experience with PASSHE’s Interim Chancellor for PCN TV Segment
Cheyney’s Meghan Sowersby Shares Study Abroad Experience with PASSHE’s Interim Chancellor for PCN TV Segment

Junior Communications major Meghan Sowersby and Keystone Honors Academy Director, Nicole Rayfield recently participated in a taping of a round-table panel discussion with Interim Chancellor Dr. Karen M. Whitney, which will be shown as part of PCN TV’s “Infinite Opportunities.” “Infinite Opportunities” highlights the happenings and range of enriching opportunities at Pennsylvania’s 14 State System universities. The episode, entitled […]

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January 12, 2018
Cheyney to Host Screening of HBCU Documentary “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities”
Cheyney to Host Screening of HBCU Documentary “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities”

On Monday, February 12, 2018, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, the nation’s first Historically Black College and University (HBCUs), will host an exclusive screening of the documentary film, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities. Cheyney will partner with public media provider, WHYY and Firelight Media, the film’s production company, to host […]

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December 18, 2017
Vote Miss Cheyney University for EBONY Magazine’s HBCU Campus Queen
Vote Miss Cheyney University for EBONY Magazine’s HBCU Campus Queen

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is excited to announce that Miss Cheyney University 2017-2018, Nina-Simone Beaver is a contestant in EBONY’s 2017-2018 HBCU Campus Queens’ online competition. Voting has already kicked-off for the competition and ends at 11:59 PM on January 31, 2018. To cast your vote, click this link which takes you directly to Nina-Simone’s page. Voters […]

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