Virginia Union University Senior Danielle Ebelle has been named to The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) 2016 HBCU All-Stars. The All-Stars, comprised of 73 students from 63 HBCUs, are being recognized for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement.
Major reports have been released concerning school discipline inequities throughout the U.S. Virginia Union University’s Center for the Study of the Urban Child will host the Urban Child Education Institute and four nationally recognized experts for a serious discussion of the facts, the significant implications for the development of urban children, and suggested policies to address student behavior in a more equitable manner.
Four of the 34 Virginia Union students who were arrested for protesting segregated lunch counters at Thalhimer’s Department Store in 1960 were on hand for the unveiling of a historical marker honoring their bravery. The marker, located on Broad Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets in downtown Richmond, was unveiled on June 28, 2016.
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Virginia Union University alumnus Simeon Booker has been nominated for a Congressional Gold Medal. The Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom are the highest civilian awards in the United States.
The gift is to be used for the completion of the lower level of Coburn Hall to include a Memorial Room to house Dr. James’ memoirs. A Virginia Union alumnus, Dr. James served as the seventh president of VUU from 1970 to 1979.
Dr. John W. Kinney, dean of Virginia Union University’s Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, will provide the University’s Founders Day address. The annual celebration will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Allix B. James Chapel of Coburn Hall.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Virginia Union University (VUU) nearly $380,000 to provide more intensive research experiences to students in the biological sciences. The money will be used over a three-year period to implement an Undergraduate Research Certificate Program.
On Saturday, February 4, ten historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) will send their best and brightest students to Virginia Union University (VUU) to compete for a spot in the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC). Virginia Union has competed in the HCASC since 1990, but this is the first year that VUU has been chosen to host one of the National Qualifying Tournaments.
Marc Morial, President, and CEO of the National Urban League has been confirmed as the speaker for Virginia Union University’s Community Leaders Breakfast on January 13, 2017. With a distinguished professional career spanning 25 years, Morial is considered one of the most accomplished servant-leaders in the nation.
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The United States Department of Education has awarded Virginia Union University a $1.2 million grant for the establishment of a Talent Search program. The grant will be paid over a five-year period in order to provide Richmond Public School students with academic advising, tutoring, assistance with acquiring financial aid for college, and assistance with applying for college.
Virginia Union University Athletic Director Joe Taylor is a coaching finalist for the Black College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017. As a coach, Taylor won four national championships, 14 conference championships, seven bowl games, and has a lifetime win-loss record of 233-96-4.
The Board of Trustees of Virginia Union University has launched a search to fill the position of university president. Virginia Union is a premier liberal arts institution of higher education and center of excellence for the preparation of students and the development of leaders for tomorrow's world.
Virginia Union University welcomes author and national commentator Michael Eric Dyson as its 2016 Convocation Speaker on Friday, October 7, 2016. The author of 17 books, Dyson has won an American Book Award and two NAACP Image Awards.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) honored Virginia Union University (VUU) with four awards for highest grade point averages. Virginia Union’s four awards were the most given to any member institution for the 2015-16 academic year.