Paine College President to attend State of the Union Address

Posted by painewebmaster | 01/28/2014 07:45 AM

Augusta, GA…..

 The Office of Institutional Advancement announces today that Paine College continues to reach milestones.  Dr. George C. Bradley, President of Paine College, has been extended an invitation to attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address that will be broadcasted Tuesday, January 28, 2014.  After receiving the invitation from Congressman John Barrow, Dr. Bradley proudly accepted this opportunity to share with the leaders of our country as the nation listens to the President deliver his vision for the nation this year.

 Dr. George C. Bradley said, “Anytime you are invited to witness history and further be a part of the Congress exercising its responsibilities to inform citizens about issues regarding the nation, it is indeed an honor to be a participant.”  “Paine College continues to work with all legislators and develop relationships to further strengthen our educational opportunities and build bridges that benefit the CSRA communities,” commented Dr. Bradley.

 Senior VP Brandon P. Brown said, “For the President of Paine College to be invited to the hardest ticket in Washington, DC says a whole lot about the value of the Institution.  Not everyone gets invited to the Capitol to join members of Congress, the Senate, the Supreme Court, Cabinet Secretaries, Speaker of the House, Vice President, and President,” said Brown.

 Upon Dr. Bradley’s return to Augusta, faculty, staff, students and the community will be invited to speak with him about his experience.

Local Institutions Partner to Honor the Life and Contributions of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted by painewebmaster | 01/13/2014 12:13 PM

Story by Helene Carter
Augusta, GA….Each year, Augusta Technical College, Georgia Regents University and Paine College come together to celebrate the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through this celebration, the institutions encourage the community to reflect upon the teachings of Dr. King and his work for peace and equal rights for all people throughout the world.

This year, Paine College will host the event on the campus in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel located on Druid Park Avenue, in Augusta, Georgia. The celebration will occur Friday, January 17th at 12 noon. World renowned theologian, Bishop Woodie W. White, will serve as the keynote speaker. Bishop White is the Bishop in Residence at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, located in Atlanta, Georgia. The event is free and open to the public.

About Bishop Woodie White
Born in New York City's Harlem neighborhood in the 1930's, Bishop White emerged as one of the most respected religious leaders in America. Of particular note, Bishop White earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Paine College in 1958. After graduation from Boston University School of Theology in 1961, he served as a pastor in Worcester, Massachusetts and Detroit, Michigan at the height of the Civil Rights movement. In the early 1960s he was arrested in Jackson, Mississippi and fined a thousand dollars for trying to worship at Saint Luke's Methodist Church (an all-white congregation), where almost three decades later he was invited to be a guest preacher. Bishop White served for 15 years as General Secretary of the General Commission on Religion and Race, and in 1996-97, he was appointed President of the Council of Bishops for the United Methodist Church. The North Central Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church elected him Bishop in 1984 and assigned him to the Illinois Area, which he served 1984-1992. In 1992 Bishop White was assigned to the Indiana Area, from which he retired in September 2004.

In addition to professional honors, Bishop White served on a four-person task force to examine racism and race relations in Australia and New Zealand for the Committee to Combat Racism of the World Council of Churches. He participated in preaching missions in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. He has served as part-time faculty at Wesley Theological Seminary and at Howard University School of Religion. He has written extensively for denominational and ecumenical periodicals, and is coauthor of Racial Transition in the Church, Confessions of a Prairie Pilgrim, and Conversations of the Heart. Bishop White is also nationally known for his annual "Birthday Letter to Dr. King," in which he writes a personal letter to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. about the progress of racial equality in the United States. Paine College has a historical tradition of open access and a commitment to social justice. Through this joint celebration, the institutions encourage the community to embrace a climate that is open and accepting of differences.

For more information about this event, please contact Helene Carter at 706.821.8323, 706.414.7490 (mobile), or via email: Hcarter@paine.edu.

Lions Pick Up First SIAC Win of Season at Miles

Posted by painewebmaster | 01/13/2014 12:04 PM

Story by Kayla Thomas, SID

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Paine College men’s basketball team defeated the Golden Bears from Miles College 86-68 on Jan. 6 inside of the Birmingham Crossplex. Paine improves to 5-6 with the win while Miles falls to 0-10. Paine is now 1-1 in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). 

The Lions scored eight uncontested points to start the game before a total blackout in the Birmingham Crossplex following a hot Kedric Taylor jumper at the basket. After about a 20-minute delay while the lights warmed back up, the Lions got back to the hoop quickly and put eight more points on the board before the first Miles basket. At the half, Paine led 42-23. The Lions led the entire game and they led by as much as 27 in the second half.

Arnis Libazs had a stellar night on the court where he turned in career highs in rebounds, points and blocks. Libazs had 22 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks over 37 minutes of playing time. He also recorded his first double-double as a Lion. Jordan Warner turned in his third double-double of the season with 13 rebounds and 12 points. Kedric Taylor (16), Adrian Caldwell (14) and Kenny Fluellen (11) also scored in double digits for Paine. Fluellen led the game in assists with nine, a career high.

Paine shot 58 percent from the field, 44 percent from behind the arc and 58 percent at the line. Miles shot 38 percent from the field, 35 percent from behind the arc and 63 percent from the line. Terrance Noel was the leading scorer for the Golden Bears with 25 points.

Up Next

LeMoyne-Owen travels to Paine on Jan. 9 to play the Lions at 7:30 p.m. inside of the HEAL Complex.

For additional information on all aspects of the Paine College Department of Athletics, please visit www.paineathletics.com or contact Kayla Thomas at 706-821-8438 or kthomas@paine.edu

 

Guest Column: Football christens new chapter at Paine

Posted by painewebmaster | 01/7/2014 07:50 AM

By George C. Bradley and Ph.D.
Guest Columnist
Augusta Chronicle Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013

The state of Georgia, as we know, is home to some of the finest collegiate football players in the nation. Though we have our own professional sports teams to cheer for, a look at any newspaper will show you just how much Georgians care about our college teams. We cherish football – not only for the entertainment value we get from watching games, but for the cultural significance it has come to have in our lives. We rally around our teams; come together with friends and family to cheer them on; and feel a sense of collective pride in our victories, and shared anguish in our defeats.

HERE AT PAINE College in Augusta, our small student-body size gives us a built-in sense of community and pride. For the past 131 years, the college has prided itself on academic excellence, as well as our fantastic athletic teams. Our core missions of academic excellence and social responsibility, and our deep historic roots in the community, have set us apart from the many colleges and universities in the state.

This fall, we had one more reason to celebrate at Paine. For the first time in more than 50 years, the Paine Lions made a triumphant return to the football field – a decision that was announced last fall with the unanimous support of the college’s Board of Trustees. Under the leadership of Head Coach Greg Ruffin, the club team ended the season with an impressive 3-1 record. More impressive, however, was the outpouring of support and excitement from the alumni community and the local community in Augusta.

Our location in the heart of Augusta always has been one of our most important assets and a defining characteristic of our college. We hope that the return of football will see a boost to the local economy of Augusta in the form of sports-related tourism. Investing in the reinstatement of the football program will pay off not only for our student-athletes, but for our home city as well.

Imagine the positive effect that bringing a football team back to our college will have on our already tremendously spirited student body. A football team will increase not only our athletic visibility in the community and the state, but will mean the creation of a marching band and a drum line in the future, crucial aspects of any football program. All of these changes serve the current student body, but also will attract prospective students to our school. Not only will we attract new students, but we are thrilled to give our alumni something else to cheer for.

FOR PAINE COLLEGE, this is about much more than being competitive on the football field. It is about giving our students, alumni and community something else to rally around and to celebrate. It is about the connection and pride that comes from having our own team, regardless of its record at the end of the season.

 

Paine College Honors the Legacy of Human Rights Activist Nelson Mandela

Posted by lsuggs | 12/6/2013 12:27 PM

(Augusta, GA) – Dr. George C. Bradley and the Paine College Community honor the legacy of human rights activist Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black President. Mandela died at his home in Johannesburg on December 5, 2013, at age 95.

“Nelson Mandela was truly a pillar of human rights for nearly five decades.  During South Africa’s apartheid era, the College upheld a policy not to invest with companies and/or entities that did business with South Africa, set forth by our Board of Trustees,” stated Dr. Bradley. “His endeavors for equal human rights had certainly reached across the globe, including here in Augusta, Georgia and at Paine College”.

Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in Mveso, Transkei, South Africa. Becoming actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942. For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, non-violent defiance against the South African government and its racist policies.

Campus historian, Dr. Mallory Millender also shared his thoughts on Mandela’s legacy and what the world can learn from the activist, “It does not matter how humble or low your status is in life. If you strive for the right things, good will, and have love in your heart, anything can be achieved”.

In 1993, Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to dismantle the country's apartheid system. In 1994, Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa's first black president. In 2009, July 18th, was declared Mandela Day to promote global peace and celebrate the South African leader's legacy.

For more information on Paine College, please visit http://www.paine.edu or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at
(706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or lsuggs@paine.edu.


Photo caption: Nelson Mandela, dies at the age of 95.

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Paine College Mourns the Passing of Activist Nelson Mandela

Posted by lsuggs | 12/6/2013 05:06 AM

(Augusta, GA) – Dr. George C. Bradley and the Paine College Community mourns the death of human rights activist Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black President. Mandela died at his home in Johannesburg on December 5, 2013, at age 95.

Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in Mveso, Transkei, South Africa. Becoming actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942. For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, non-violent defiance against the South African government and its racist policies.

In 1993, Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to dismantle the country's apartheid system. In 1994, Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa's first black president. In 2009, July 18th, was declared Mandela Day to promote global peace and celebrate the South African leader's legacy.

For more information on Paine College, please visit http://www.paine.edu or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or lsuggs@paine.edu.


Photo caption: Nelson Mandela, dies at the age of 95.

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Rosa T. Beard Debutante Club Celebrates Golden Jubilee

Posted by lsuggs | 11/22/2013 06:41 AM

(Augusta, GA) – The Rosa T. Beard Debutante Club for Girls will celebrate fifty years of service to the CSRA Community on Friday, November 22, 2013 at Saint Paul’s Church located at 605 Reynolds Street in downtown Augusta, Georgia. The celebration is scheduled to begin at 7 PM in the River Room of the venue.

Rosa T. Beard, a Paine College 1942 graduate, was an educator in the Richmond County Public Schools, founder of the Rocket Club and the Rosa T. Beard Debutant Club for Girls. Her life spanned over ninety years with seventy of them actively engaged in making a difference in the lives of young people and in the Augusta community.

The 15th Street Bridge, which holds Beard’s name, was chosen because it was a bridge that Beard traveled for decades. It was in close proximity to her residence, T.W. Josey High School, Paine College, and Shiloh Community Center all, which she spent numerous hours of service.

Beard has been recognized for her service to youth in general, young women in particular and a committed service to the CSRA community and she does so with love, care and the most humble spirit. She is the recipient of the “Dream Keeper Award, the NAACP Presidential Service Award, the "key to the city of Augusta" presented in 2006 by Deke Copenhaver, mayor of Augusta and WRDW -News 12 recognized her for their “Making a Difference” feature. The City of Augusta recognized her with a proclamation for her dedication as a community servant.

Beard was an active and dedicated member of the Paine College National Alumni Association and the Augusta Paine College Alumni Chapter, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and a member of the Board of Directors of Shiloh Community Center and Antioch Baptist Church.

Paine College would like to congratulate the Rosa T. Beard Debutante Club for Girls as they reach fifty years of grace and selflessness, as they honor the memory its founder, Rosa T. Beard.

For more information on Paine College, please visit http://www.paine.edu or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at
(706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or lsuggs@paine.edu.


Photo caption: Rosa T. Beard, Paine College 1942 graduate and founder of the Rosa T. Beard Debutante Club for Girls, established in 1963.

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Paine College Administrator Awarded Grant By Georgia Natural Gas®

Posted by lsuggs | 11/19/2013 04:18 AM

(Augusta, GA) –Paine College’s Dr. Edem Tetteh, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Math, Sciences, and Technology was recently awarded a grant by Georgia’s leading natural gas provider, Georgia Natural Gas®.  Tetteh was honored during the organization’s TrueBlue Community Awards along with 13 Georgia nonprofit organizations.

“On behalf of Paine College,” Tetteh shared, “It is such an honor to be recognized as one of the recipients of the Georgia Natural Gas Community award this year".

Tetteh explained with this award, a service learning program will be designed for Paine College students focusing on energy management.

The students will use the houses of elderly citizens and residents below the poverty line in Augusta as laboratories to learn new methodologies in energy efficiency assessment and waste remediation. “This will be a win-win situation for the students to learn energy, the homeowners to have their houses to be energy efficient” said Tetteh.

All thirteen of the award-winning nonprofit organizations exemplify GNG's commitment and support for children and education, seniors, energy assistance, and environmental sustainability in Georgia. This is the third year for GNG's TrueBlue Community Awards.

For more information on Paine College, please visit http://www.paine.edu or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at
(706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or lsuggs@paine.edu.


Photo caption:  Dr. Edem Tetteh, recent  Georgia Natural Gas® TrueBlue Community Award recipient.

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Paine College Presents: “ROYAL Steps to Understanding Lupus”

Posted by lsuggs | 10/29/2013 07:57 AM

Story by Destani Barnett, Intern
Paine College Communications and Marketing

Did you know? Lupus affects over 1.5 million people in the United States. However, less than 30 percent of the populations are unfamiliar with the disease. Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs). With lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs (“foreign invaders” like the flu). Because lupus can affect so many different organs, a wide range of symptoms can occur. These symptoms may come and go, and different symptoms may appear at different times during the course of the disease.

Feel like there is more to know on this color blind epidemic? Join us as we educate our campus on Lupus and hear from survivor Jade Nealious, who turned her celebration into a movement, ROYAL! The program will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in the Paine College Student (C.H.O.I.C.E.S Room) at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact the Paine College Nurse, Harriett Jones, at 706.396.7644 or via email: Hjones@paine.edu.

“WE DON’T KNOW HOW STRONG WE ARE UNTIL BEING STRONG IS THE ONLY CHOICE WE HAVE….”

 

PAINE COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITIES- CONFERENCE ON THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE: CALL FOR PAPERS

Posted by lsuggs | 09/13/2013 04:35 AM

(Augusta, GA) – The Department of Humanities at Paine College is requesting proposals for the annual Conference on the Harlem Renaissance to be held on the campus of historic Paine College. The theme for 2013 is “Midwives and Mavericks: Architects, Artists, and Critics of the Renaissance.” The focus for presentations will center on the literature, history, philosophy, art, and music, as well as inter- and cross-disciplinary approaches to the lives, work, and impact of a variety of architects, artists, and critics of the Harlem Renaissance Era.

Possible areas of inquiry include but are not limited to:

  • • Local and regional literatures related to the Harlem Renaissance
  • • Local and regional histories related to the Harlem Renaissance
  • • The philosophies and/or work of midwives such as: Alain Locke, W.E.B. Du Bois, Jessie Fauset, and/or James Weldon Johnson, etc.
  • • Community organizing during the Harlem Renaissance Era
  • • Art, music, and/or drama and the Harlem Renaissance
  • • Marcus Garvey, Literary Garveyism, Garveyites, and the U.N.I.A. Editors
  • • Harlem Renaissance Era journals, newspapers, clubs, and/or salons
  • • Oral histories from the Harlem Renaissance Era
  • • Spirituality, religion, faith, and doubt during the Harlem Renaissance

Proposals/Abstracts are sought in three categories:

  • • Professors, independent scholars, community organizers, artists, and designers
  • • Graduate students
  • • Undergraduate students

Submission Requirements: Individual proposals/abstracts should be no more than 250 words and panel abstracts should be more than 750 words. A clear explanation of the significance of the presentation is requested. Indicate all participants, status (professor, independent scholar, artist, designer, and student) and tentative title/focus of the panel and/or individual presentation.

Proposals/Abstracts should be submitted no later than Friday, September 27, 2013. Submit electronically to cladams@ paine.edu or Postal Mail:

Dr. Catherine L. Adams Chair, Department of Humanities

Paine College 1235 Fifteenth Street Augusta, GA 30901

For more information on Paine College, please visit http://www.paine.edu or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at

(706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or lsuggs@paine.edu.

Photo caption: Paine College logo.