“I applaud Dominion Energy for being responsive to the conversation of race and social injustice by creating ways to promote equality in higher education and economic mobility,” said Dr. Hakim J. Lucas, President & CEO of Virginia Union University.
The six-year “HBCU Promise” program will provide $25 million in funding to select institutions. Additionally, a $10 million scholarship fund will support African American and underrepresented minority students across the company’s service territory.
After thorough analysis the Board of Directors for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), in conjunction with its Athletic Directors Association (ADA), has voted that NCAA sport competition sponsored by the conference will not occur during the fall of 2020 due to ongoing safety concerns associated with COVID-19.
“Bill was a great friend to Virginia Union University and his presence will be missed,” Dr. Hakim J. Lucas, President & CEO. “We were profoundly fortunate to learn from his business acumen, fundraising strategies, and passion for the arts. He and Pam have cheerfully supported student scholarships and contributed to the preservation and growth of our HBCU campus.”
Dr. Strayhorn will also lead VUU’s new Center for Study of HBCUs.
“Coach Terry is the right coach to continue the winning spirit of our Lady Panthers Basketball program,” said Athletic Director Felicia Johnson ’02.
The unique experience will also serve as a fundraising opportunity for the CIAA conference. Beginning today, and throughout the June 20th event, tax-deductible donations can be made to the CIAA General Scholarship Fund by going to www.theciaa.com.
“We are so excited about the tremendous job the university choir continues to do,” said Dr. Hakim Lucas, President & CEO of Virginia Union University. “I would like to personally thank J. David Bratton and Jose Feliciano for providing this opportunity for our students during these times.”
As protests intensify across the country, our top priority is the safety of our students, many of whom live locally.
“HBCUs are overcoming the upset left in the wake of the coronavirus,” said Lucas. “The narrative around historically black colleges and universities has been minimal and we wanted to share the resiliency of our HBCUs during this global pandemic.”
“Our Lady Panthers have made history with back-to-back CIAA championships and NCAA DII championship appearances,” said Dr. Hakim J. Lucas, President & CEO of Virginia Union University. “I am excited to see the teams continued success under a new leader.”
The process of putting together a one-hour public affairs radio show provided the Radio Production class at Virginia Union University practical radio production skills and experiences as well as a voice to shine a light on issues that are important to college students.
The Lady Panthers (23-4) will enter the tournament as the #5 seed, while Bowie State (25-5) will enter as the #4 seed. The winner of that game will face the winner of #1 Indiana (Pa.) and Fayetteville State University.
“HBCUs contribute nearly $15 billion to our annual economy and have provided pathways of opportunity to millions of Americans, many of whom are first generation college students. Despite being historically underfunded and under-resourced, these institutions continue to produce top talent. HBCUs produce 42% of Black engineers, 47% of Black women engineers, and 40% of the Congressional Black Caucus. VUU believes HBCUs are critical to creating not only a diverse workforce, but also the strongest possible workforce,” said VUU President and CEO, Dr. Hakim Lucas.
The symposium will feature lectures, panel discussions, and a keynote address by Governor Wilder. A morning panel on judicial and legislative history will include the Honorable Judge Roger Gregory, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and an afternoon panel will examine the current 2020 election moderated by Dr. Larry Sabato, Political Analyst and Director, Center for Politics at the University of Virginia.
Annually, the signing day is slated for the first Wednesday in February with VUUs coaching staff finally getting to see the fruit of their recruiting labors.
Virginia Union University has much to celebrate and we are thankful that, our alumnus, Del. Torian will be with us. He is a shining example of the type of leader, both locally and nationally, that have graduated from VUU,” said Dr. Hakim Lucas, President & CEO of Virginia Union University.
“The leadership institute has been and will continue to serve the students, the community and business professionals,” said Dr. Hakim Lucas, President and CEO of Virginia Union University. “This donation will continue to help us provide leadership training which will be valuable for success in business and entrepreneurship.”
“This is yet another milestone of this historic alliance to bring educational, cultural and economic opportunity to a deserving and underserved population,” said Dr. Hakim Lucas, President & CEO of Virginia Union University.
Virginia Union University has notified the Urban Revitalization Coalition (URC) that it will not be permitted to hold its January 20, 2020 event at VUU.
The breakfast precedes a week of events that contribute to educating and serving the Richmond area to uphold the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
The scholarships are available thanks to several contributions from alumni, donors, and corporate partners. VUU is looking to help students continue their education and reduce the amount of student loan debt.
The decision moves the university towards its goal of offering greater access and affordability to a more diverse student body. The new tuition rate will begin with the Fall 2020 semester and all enrolled students will be eligible.
“This is a proud moment for Virginia Union University,” said Dr. Hakim J. Lucas, President & CEO of Virginia Union University. “For the first time in four decades, we are expanding beyond our current gates. It is a historic decision as we plan toward our future and identify ways to provide resources to strengthen redevelopment in the Northside Richmond community.”
The 4 groups of students presented their client campaign ideas to a panel of judges who critiques their work and chose a winning presentation.
The Investiture service kicked off the 70th Annual Ellison-Jones Convocation which takes place November 11 – 14, 2019 at Virginia Union University. Several religious leaders will give lectures on praise and worship, ministry, and how music plays a part in delivering the message to worshippers.
A public, formal service will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Coburn Hall.
Together, they will offer and promote educational opportunities at VUU to Hispanic and African American students
RVA Engage & VUU Collaborate for 1st Annual Summit
The IRF grants provide gap financing for construction projects aligned with local and regional economic development strategies, primarily in distressed communities. Governor Northam made the announcement at Virginia Union University, where IRF funding will support a project to redevelop the historic Industrial Hall building into a Center for African American History and Culture.
VUU’s New Collegiate Recovery Program Combats VA Opioid Crisis
“The team is beginning to respond very well as a young team," said Head VUU Golf Coach E. Lee Coble. "Golf is a process and we are learning and gaining experience with each event we play in. I continue to be encouraged."
VUU's Tabyus Taylor raced for 120 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries as VUU gained the win on Homecoming Saturday for the Panthers.
“We knew he was one of the top quarterbacks in the league and one of their most dangerous players,” said revered Virginia Union coach Alvin Parker. “We did a good job staying in his face all day. Our defense played lights out.”
The Panthers, who defeated Winston-Salem State University in a dramatic 16-15 win on Saturday, September 28, are now 3-1 on the season and 1-0 in CIAA conference play.
VUU also landed a conference-high three players on the Pre-Season All-CIAA Team. Junior Shareka McNeill, Senior Jasmine Carter and sophomore Ifunanya Okoye were all named to the All-CIAA squad.
VUU's Terrell Leach, who led VUU in scoring with an average of 21.0 points per game last season was named to the Pre-Season All-CIAA Team in the back court.
The Virginia Union University junior grew up playing soccer in his native Rondonia, Brazil. He didn’t pick up American football until his family moved to Deerfield Beach, Fla., in Broward County.
Al Bowers, Dr. Lucille M. Brown, Mike Crawley, Moses Golatt, Danielle Hoggard, Sherman Lea, and Fred Pinkston will be inducted on Friday, September 20, 2019 and will be honored during the football game between Virginia Union and Johnson C. Smith University.
The NPS grant was awarded to 44 projects across 17 states to help preserve and highlight stories related to the African-American struggle for equality in the 20th century. VUU is one of three Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in Virginia to receive the funding.
Dr. Evans is the 9th President of Voorhees College and has more than 25 years of experience in the field of education.
Three exceptional leaders will be honored during the luncheon. They each have demonstrated professional excellence in keeping with the values of retired VUU Professor Ruth Coles Harris, SLSB, and VUU.
Virginia Union University is monitoring the latest forecast for Hurricane Dorian, a Category 2 storm located off the North and South Carolina Coasts.
The 17th Annual International Males of Color Empowerment and Retention Conference will be held October 7-9, 2019
Coble will be serving his second term as President of the Golf Association. He was first elected in March, 2016, at the 2016 CIAA Southern Division Championship Head Coaches Meeting held at Gates Four Golf & Country Club in Fayetteville, N.C.
Gilbert will be entering her fifth season at the helm of the Lady Panther basketball program. In 2018-19, Gilbert guided VUU to a 28-3 record and the school's second consecutive CIAA Tournament Championship.
Parker was elected President during the annual meeting of the CIAA football coaches at the CIAA Media Day on Thursday, July 18, in Salem, Va.
The event marked VUU Day at Redskins Park, with the VUU staff there for the 9:45 a.m. practice.
This is the first time since the award's inception in 1999 that the Panther men’s team has earned the accolade, which was proceeded by this year’s dual CIAA Highest GPA Award for both indoor and outdoor track and field.
“I welcome each freshman to our Panther family, and I look forward to witnessing their academic accomplishments over the next four years,” said Dr. Hakim J. Lucas, President and CEO of VUU.
Under the guidance of Hilliard, who serves VUU’s Co-Defensive Coordinator, the Panthers ranked first in the CIAA in in points allowed (18.9 ppg), total defense (313.6 ypg) and passing defense (179.7 ypg). The team finished the season with an 8-2 record, just narrowly missing a post-season berth.
Tyrone E. Dickerson, VUU Trustee Board Member and member of the National Negro Golf Association (NNGA), presented a $2000 check to Joe Taylor, Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics and E. Lee Coble, VUU Head Golf Coach (center).
The Panthers have won the CIAA Dr. Freddie Vaughn Highest Academic Award for the 2018-19 season with a team grade point average of 3.60.
The HBCU Awards is the first and only national awards ceremony honoring individual and institutional achievement at historically Black colleges and universities throughout the country.
Dr. Robin Davis takes the reins as new business school dean at VUU
This marks the first time in program memory that the Panthers, who finished 8-2 last season, have cracked the Lindy’s Pre-Season Poll.
Virginia Union University President & CEO Dr. Hakim J. Lucas has announced Dr. Kimberly Gaiters as the next Dean of the Evelyn Reid Syphax School of Education.
Virginia Union University President & CEO Dr. Hakim J. Lucas has announced the appointment of Dr. Ted Ritter to serve as Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences.
With Taylor’s elevation to Vice President, Johnson becomes the first female Director of Athletics in the history of Virginia Union University.
Dr. Virginia B. Howerton '65 gives largest one-time gift. Click here to view Dr. Howerton announcing her gift.
Award-winning actor, producer, humanitarian Danny Glover will deliver the 120th commencement address at Virginia Union University on May 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on the historic Hovey Field.
Coach Joe Taylor becomes Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics at VUU
Felicia Johnson becomes first female AD at Virginia Union University
Virginia Union University’s Shamdu Nalls has been invited to the Buffalo Bills rookie camp, it was announced on Monday, April 29. Nalls, a senior offensive lineman from Baltimore, Md., and majoring in Business Management, signed with the Bills as a free agent on Sunday, April 28, after conclusion of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Virginia Union University’s tennis team will begin play on Thursday, May 2, in the CIAA Tennis Championships at the Bowie State University Tennis Complex in Bowie, Md.
NEW KENT, VA - The Virginia Union golf team capped off their strong season in the CIAA by holding off the field to win the 2019 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Golf Championship, held at the Club at Viniterra in New Kent, VA. Fayetteville State's Sean Burke maintained his lead from round 1 to take home the individual title. For VUU, it's the Panthers' first CIAA Championship in 48 years, having last won the CIAA title in 1971.
Virginia Union University’s Rejoice Spivey and Tabyus Taylor have earned the 2019 Athletic Director Award for their performances during the 2018-19 athletic season.
Virginia Union University Will Host the 2019 CIAA Golf Championship April 18–19 at the Club at Viniterra in New Kent, VA.
Virginia Union University's softball team honored the three seniors on the squad as the Panthers hosted Virginia State University in a double-header on Sunday, April 14, at the VUU Softball Field in Richmond, Va. The three seniors honored were Brionna Coleman, Heaven Jones and Daionna Wright.
Students, Faculty and Staff make largest pledge in the history of the University.
The Virginia Union University track and field program had a strong showing this past weekend at the University of Mary Washington’s Battleground Relays. The meet included Division II institutions such as University of DC, and Lehman, as well as Division III schools of Mary Washington, McDaniel, Shenandoah, Regent, Goucher, Mary Baldwin
The Virginia Union University track and field program had a strong showing this past weekend at the University of Mary Washington’s Battleground Relays. The meet included Division II institutions such as University of DC, and Lehman, as well as Division III schools of Mary Washington, McDaniel, Shenandoah, Regent, Goucher, Mary Baldwin
Virginia Union University's Summer Moroch tossed a two-hit shutout to give VUU a split with Elizabeth City State University on Saturday, April 6, at the VUU Softball Field in Richmond, Va.
As EVP/COO, she will lead various administrative functions including Human Resources and Talent Management, Internal Auditor, Intercollegiate Athletics, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Corporate and External Relations, Business Affairs, Business Intelligence and Information Technology, and Campus Police.
Virginia Union University's Yasmine Lewis collected two hits in the first game while teammate Diamond Jones got two hits in the second game, but Chowan University swept the Lady Panthers in softball action 16-2 and 11-5 in softball action on Sunday, April 7, at the VUU Softball Field in Richmond, Va.
Virginia Union University's Sabrina Connor recorded a sweep at #1 singles and then paired with teammate Michaela Mondesir to take a 7-5 win at #1 doubles to propel VUU to a 5-2 win over Bowie State University in women's tennis home finale on Sunday, April 7, at Battery Park in Richmond, Va.
Leach led the Panthers with a 21.0 point-per-game scoring average. He scored 31 points against Shaw University and 30 points against Bowie State University.
Sophomore Sheila Day ran a CIAA #7 time in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15.37. Sophomore Hananiah Smith jumped 10.57 to rank #8 in the CIAA.
The Virginia Union University men's track and field program opened their 2019 outdoor season in late March with two meets, at the Fred Hardy Invitational at University of Richmond, and the Ram Invite at VCU.
Moroch, a freshman from Manassas, Va., Moroch struck out 10 batters in 5 innings with just one hit and one walk this past week to finish with a 1-0 record. She helped VUU defeat conference foe Lincoln (PA) 22-0 on Saturday, March 30 and then struck out four more batters against Bowie State University on Sunday.
VUU's Yazmine Lewis drove in two runs to lead the Panther offense, driving in Summer Moroch with a single in the first inning and then driving in Moroch on a double in the fifth.
Moroch, a freshman from Manassas, Va., flirted with perfection in the first game, taking a perfect game into the fourth inning. She hit a Lincoln batter with one out in the fourth inning after retiring the first 10 batters.
There were a total of eight CIAA Team competing. Chowan University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C Smith University, Livingstone College, Saint Augustine’s University, Virginia State University and Virginia Union University.
Taylor, who has been Athletic Director at VUU since 2014, will be inducted into the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame on December 10 in New York, N.Y.
Crocker got a doubles and a singles win against Livingstone College and then recorded a singles win against Johnson C. Smith University.
VUU's Summer Moroch scored the Lady Panthers' only run of the day when she singled through the right side of the infield and then teammate Yazmine Lewis followed with a triple to right field.
The third place finish is the highest ever finish for a VUU bowling team.
This is the third straight year that the Lady Panthers have won the top GPA Award, known as the Dr. Freddie Vaughns Highest Team Academic Award.
The All-CIAA bowling team is highlighted by 2019 CIAA Player of the Year Ariel Haith from Virginia State University.
The top eight (8) CIAA teams will come together to compete for the 2019 championship title. Southern Division champion Fayetteville State University (51-0 in the CIAA) has claimed the No. 1 seed while defending CIAA champion Bowie State University (43-7 in the CIAA) will enter the bracket as the No. 2 seed after finishing the regular season with the Northern Division title.
Virginia Union University's Sabrina Connor and Alyssa White won individual games, but Randolph-Macon College defeated VUU 9-0 in women's tennis on Wednesday, March 20, in Ashland, Va.
The VUU Women's bowling team completed it regular season this past weekend at CIAA Event #3 held in Fayetteville, N.C.
There were a total of eight CIAA teams competing. Chowan University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C Smith University, Livingstone College, Saint Augustine’s University, Virginia State University and Virginia Union University.
VUU's Shareka McNeill scored 14 points while Nicole Floyd pulled down 11 rebounds.
Del Rosario, who is in her first season as an assistant coach for the Lady Panthers, came to VUU after spending three seasons as an assistant coach for the Niagara University Purple Eagles of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).
Raising $3.4 million for historically black colleges and universities and deserving students
Virginia Union University will play Edinboro University at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15, in the opening round of the 2019 NCAA tournament.
Glenville State College was named the #1 seed and host for the first three rounds of the NCAA Tournament, and the Lady Panthers will travel to Glenville, W.V., to play.
Virginia Union will now travel to Elizabeth City, N.C., to compete in the CIAA Round-Up on March 15-17.
During STEAM Day, the HBCU and industry coalition will meet with Republican and Democratic Members of Congress in both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate.
Nicolas is involved on campus as the vice president of Virginia Union University College of African American Men (VCAAM), a Rodham Institute Health Education fellow, parlimentarian of Virginia Union University Association of Black Journalists (VUUABJ), a member of VUU’s PRSSA chapter, and intern for Virginia Union University’s Sports Information Director where he is an announcer and sports reporter.
The sophomore guard was named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Tournament MVP after breaking the league’s tournament scoring record in leading the Panthers to their second straight championship.
In addition to the core requirement that a candidate be an NCAA Division II CIAA senior, the award winner is selected based on personal qualities that define a complete student-athlete. These areas of excellence are defined by the four C's: Classroom, Character, Community and Competition.
McNeill’s 37 points brought her tournament total to 134, breaking the record of 123 points set by North Carolina Central University’s Jacqueline Pinnix set back in 1984. For her performance over the three games, McNeill was named the CIAA Tournament Most Valuable Player.
Jenkins also grabbed eight rebounds and dished out three assists in the win.
New UNCF Congressional Honor Roll Recognizes Members of Congress for their Support of HBCUs
During the event, UNCF also spotlighted a new Congressional Honor Roll which celebrates the impact of individual lawmakers.
Asha B. Fola - Whigham, a Junior majoring in Elementary Education from Richmond, VA, Emmanuel Antwi a Junior majoring in History & Political Science from Woodbridge, VA, Niya Roshan Creekmore a Sophomore majoring in Psychology from Newark, NJ and Daniel Garrett Brown, II a Senior majoring in Secondary Biology Education from Portsmouth, VA will represent Virginia Union University. Dr. Peter A. Sutton will coach the team.
Shareka McNeill tied the record with North Carolina Central's Cassie King, who set the tournament record in 2005 against Bowie State. Her 59 points also broke the Virginia Union single-game record of 49 set by Kiana Johnson in 2016.
Jenkins becomes the first VUU men's basketball player to win the CIAA Defensive Player of the Year Award since Brad Byerson in 2008.
Pitts became the first VUU men's basketball player to win the CIAA Rookie of the Year award since Ray Anderson in 2014.
Virginia Union University's Shareka McNeill has been named the CIAA Women's Basketball Player of the Year, the CIAA announced on Monday, February 25, in Charlotte, N.C.
Virginia Union University's Ifunanya Okoye has been named to the CIAA All-Rookie Team, the CIAA announced on Monday, February 25, in Charlotte, N.C.
Willis, who is a freshman from Indian Trail, N.C., majoring in Physics and Engineering, carries a 4.0 grade point average.
Virginia Union University's Terrell Leach scored a team-high 26 points as the Panthers downed Chowan University 83-77 on Saturday, February 23, in Murfreesboro, N.C.
Virginia Union University's Shareka McNeill scored a game-high 26 points as the Lady Panthers finished the 2018-19 regular season with a 66-41 win over Chowan University on Saturday, February 23, in Murfreesboro, N.C.
The day started with a breakfast at the Governor’s Mansion with Gov. Ralph Northam, followed by a proclamation by Delegate Deloris McQuinn on the floor of the General Assembly.
On February 22, 1960, 34 VUU students courageously staged a sit-in at the lunch counter of Thalhimers department store in downtown Richmond to protest segregation and to support a similar sit-in staged in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Virginia Union University's Terrell Leach scored a game-high 27 points as VUU defeated Elizabeth City State University 75-58 on Wednesday, February 20, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.
Virginia Union University placed five players in double-figures as the Lady Panthers defeated Elizabeth City State University 94-51 on Wednesday, February 20, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.
Virginia Union University Athletic Director Joe Taylor became the first African-American College Head Football Coach to be honored by the General Assembly of Virginia on Tuesday, February 19, in Richmond, Va.
Virginia Union University's Will Jenkins recorded his 12th double-double of the season by scoring 15 points and grabbing 12 rebounds as VUU defeated Lincoln University of Pennsylvania 85-64 on Saturday, February 16, in Lincoln University, Pa.
Virginia Union University's Shareka McNeill tied her career high with 36 points as the Lady Panthers downed Lincoln University of Pennsylvania 81-56 on Saturday, February 16, in Lincoln University, Pa.
Taylor compiled an impressive 233 wins during his 30-year coaching career, ranking him third for most wins among coaches at historically black colleges and universities.
Virginia Union University’s men's track & field finished in 3rd place for the third straight year with 61 points in the 2019 CIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at JDL Fast Track, which concluded on Monday, February 11, in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Virginia Union University’s Shareka McNeill scored 19 points, but Bowie State University defeated the eighth-ranked Lady Panthers 58-46 on Wednesday, February 13, in Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.
A tip-in with 0.8 seconds left to play by Bowie State University’s Saiquan Jamison gave the Bulldogs a 64-62 win over Virginia Union University on Wednesday, February 13, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.
Virginia Union University’s women's track & field finished in 9th place with 12 points in the 2019 CIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at JDL Fast Track, which concluded on Monday, February 11, in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Virginia Union University celebrated the academic achievements of 135 student-athletes on Wednesday, February 13, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.
Virginia Union University’s head men’s basketball coach, Jay Butler, will be inducted in the University of the District of Columbia Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, February 15, in Washington, D.C.
Virginia Union University’s Demarius Pitts has been named the CIAA Rookie of the Week for the fifth time this season, the CIAA announced on Wednesday, February 13.
Virginia Union University’s Shareka McNeill has been named the CIAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the CIAA announced on Wednesday, February 13.
Virginia Union University will kick off the 2019 football season with a match-up with former CIAA rival Hampton University at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, at Armstrong Stadium in Hampton, Va.
Entering Saturday, February 9, Virginia State had won 16 straight games, including a 15-point victory over Virginia Union in the Freedom Classic.
The 25-point margin of victory was the largest for a VUU team over a VSU squad in the AnnMarie Gilbert era.
Miller is a Junior from Danville, VA. majoring in Biology while Stennis is a Senior from Pascagoula, MS majoring in Social Work.
Virginia Union University (VUU) hosted “Reflections on Faith, Community & Racial Reconciliation in the Commonwealth” during chapel service on Thursday, February 7, 2019.
Virginia Union University's Terrell Leach led all scorers with 21 points as VUU downed Chowan University 70-55 on Saturday, February 2, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.
Virginia Union University's Shareka McNeill scored 30 points as VUU held off upset-minded Chowan University 55-51 on Saturday, February 2, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.
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Virginia Union University’s Darian Peterson has been named the CIAA Newcomer of the Week, the CIAA announced on Monday, February 4.
Virginia Union University's Jordan Peebles blocked a shot and Raemaad Wright grabbed the rebound to preserve a dramatic 74-73 win over Piedmont International University on Wednesday, February 6, in Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.
Virginia Union University's Terrell Leach scored 16 points, but Elizabeth City State University defeated the Panthers 60-57 on Wednesday, January 30, in Elizabeth City, N.C.
VUU President and CEO Dr. Hakim Lucas encouraged the seniors, who have less than 90 days until graduation on May 11, to stand up, take out their cell phones, and commemorate the moment.
Howard, a 2004 STVU graduate and current university trustee, serves as senior pastor of First Baptist Church East End in Newport News. He has served as part-time instructor within the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Virginia Union as well as adjunct instructor of Homiletics at STVU. Dr. Howard is also president of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia with a membership of more than 1000 churches and nearly 30 associations.
Virginia Union University's Terrell Leach scored 25 points while Will Jenkins had a double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds as VUU defeated Lincoln University of Pennsylvania 78-75 on Saturday, January 26, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.
Virginia Union University's Jasmine Carter scored 18 points and grabbed 18 rebounds as VUU downed Lincoln University of Pennsylvania 76-40 on Saturday, January 26, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.
The Virginia Union University women’s track and field team spent the Christmas break clocking top CIAA performances on the track and in the field.
The Virginia Union University men’s track and field team spent the Christmas break setting four school records on the track and in the field. NCAA racing continued over the holiday in full swing, with Panthers competing at meets at George Mason University, the New York City Armory, and the Virginia Military Institute. Competition included Division 1 schools such as Texas State, GMU, Norfolk, Hampton, and Howard.
The 24th Freedom Classic featured several local vendors, musical performances and a nearly sold-out crowd at Virginia State’s new Multi-Purpose Center, but it was Shareka McNeill and Virginia Union that stole the show in a 73-49 victory over the Trojans on Saturday, January 19.
Gilbert joined Moses Golatt, who won 223 games in 15 seasons as head women's basketball coach at Virginia Union, as the only two coaches to reach the 100-win plateau.
During his time as VUU’s director of Alumni Relations, Carter has been instrumental in the growth within alumni philanthropy, which includes student recruitment, mentoring, and volunteering.
This partnership combines the resources of VCU, a large research university, with those of VUU, Virginia’s oldest historically black university. The effort is in line with both universities’ push to prepare diverse professionals to serve the commonwealth’s academic and workforce goals.
Virginia Union University Athletic Director Joe Taylor was among the inductees selected from the national ballot of 76 All-America players and six elite coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and the 100 players and 32 coaches from the divisional ranks.
Pitts, a freshman guard from Clinton, Md., scored a career-high of 23 points in VUU's 82-76 win over Livingstone. Pitts is now averaging 18 points per game as a freshman for Virginia Union.
Simmons will be inducted along with Thomasina Cunningham, former track & field athlete at Hampton Institute; Antwain Smith, former basketball standout of St. Paul's College, Eric Moore, long-time sports information guru of the CIAA; John Locket, former St. Augustine's University men's basketball athlete; LTC Robert L. Weeks, Sr. (U.S. Army Retired), former Winston-Salem State University center; and James "Jim" Burch, former basketball official and CIAA Coordinator.
Jenkins was 9 of 12 from the field and hit 4 of 5 free throws.
Dr. Lucas will be a part of the four new members of the The Southern Education Foundation (SEF)'s Board of Trustees.
The award is bestowed annually on a female coach who shows an exceptional level of accomplishment, and initiative and was recognized last week at the USA Track and Field Annual Meeting.
Taylor, a sophomore running back from Hopewell, Va., became only the second VUU running back to rush for more than 20 touchdowns in a single season. Taylor finished the season ranked eighth in the nation in rushing with 1,546 yards on 245 carries.
Angel Tree allows the community to choose angels (children ages 0-14) from trees displayed at area malls and corporations and purchase gifts for that child at Christmas.
It marked the first time that White, a sophomore from Frederick, Md., has scored in double-figures in his college career.
Okoye led VUU in scoring while another Lady Panther, Jasmine Carter, had a double-double of her own with a team-high 15 rebounds and 14 points.
VUU will begin the process of launching a national search for a new STVU leader. The search committee will be co-chaired by Dr. Boykin Sanders, Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies and Greek, and the Reverend Dr. Howard-John Wesley, Pastor of Alfred Street Baptist Church and VUU Board of Trustees member.
McNeill hit 10 of 24 shots from the field, including three 3-pointers and going 6-for-6 from the free-throw line. She also garnered eight steals.
Smith's 21 assists broke the previous record of 16, set by Adrian Hill against the University of the District of Columbia on February 20, 1993.
Hilliard, who is VUU’s Co-defensive Coordinator and Defensive Line Coach, has been coaching college football for 15 years, and recently completed his first season at Virginia Union.
National Search for a New STVU Dean Begins January 1, 2019
For the first time, VUU will award 50 full academic scholarships to eighth grade students throughout Richmond Public Schools
Each year, Seminaries that Change the World identifies a select group of seminaries and divinity schools offering innovative courses, programs, and opportunities for students seeking to engage in social justice and service work while in seminary.
Virginia Union University's Tabyus Taylor, Jacoby Blackmon and Jefferson Souza have earned CIAA Player of the Week honors, the CIAA announced on Monday, October 29.
VUU will honor it’s three seniors between sets, with honors being given to Ambryanna Moore, Minne Masoe and Zaquae Downton.
Three of Taylor's four touchdowns came in the first quarter of the game.
The men's team finished with 103 total team points, behind Virginia State University's 56 points and Saint Augustine's College's 86 points.
As a team, the Lady Panthers recorded a team GPA of 3.44.
This is the fourth time Starling has been the Rookie of the Week.
This was the team's final Fall Season tournament and could easily be considered a prelude to the 2018 CIAA Championship with the seven of the eight CIAA Teams competing in the VSU Fall Trojan Classic Tournament.
VUU's Darian Peterson led the Panthers with 14 points while teammate Jordan White added 13 points, but Division I Duke came away with a 106-64 win over VUU.
A National Education Program for Religious Leaders will address inadequate understanding of the First Amendment’s Religious Liberty Principles
This is the fourth time any Historically Black College or University (HBCU) has participated in this event during its 69 year history.
The seven match win streak is the longest for a Lady Panther volleyball team since 2006.
The next five are Lubbock Christian, West Texas A&M, Edinboro/Alaska Anchorage (tied for 8th), VUU and the University of the Sciences.
The win was the first by a VUU team over a VSU squad in four years. Virginia Union's last win over Virginia State came on September 22, 2014.
The Panthers racked up a school-record 494 yards rushing, bettering the record of 490 set against Virginia State University in 2009, the nine rushing touchdowns bettered the old record of eight set against Saint Paul's in 1950, and the previous record of 11 total touchdowns set against Lincoln in 2014.
The Finalists were selected from a field of over 150 nominees by a 12-member Selection Committee composed of prominent journalists, commentators, historians, former NFL General Managers and football executives.
VUU student and Baptist General Convention scholarship recipient, Joy Brown of Morningstar Baptist Church, was also on-hand for the check presentation.
The lecture is scheduled for Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 6:30 pm in the Allix B. James Chapel at Coburn Hall on the university campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The Burning Sands Football Club supports the overall mission of Virginia Union University and the Department of Athletics.
VUU finished in 4th Place with a team score of 602 (293/309). The tournament format was where universities play teams of five golfers and count the four lowest scores.
The wins raise VUU's record to 4-12 overall and 3-4 in CIAA play.
VUU will open the Classic by facing Cheyney University at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, November 9, and will then face Edinboro University at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 10.
VUU will open the home season when they play Cheyney University at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, in Richmond, Va.
Virginia Union University is working with professional services to evaluate the environmental conditions within the residence hall and to provide restoration services.
As the 50th year of the Richmond Theological Consortium (RTC) approaches, its three founding members have renewed their dedication to the advancement of the work of the collaborative institution.
Dr. Artis has the distinct honor of serving as the first-female president for two higher education institutions: first Florida Memorial University in Miami, Florida and now Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. On June 22, 2018, HBCU Digest selected her as the “2018 Female President of the Year,” and on August 9, 2018, Columbia Regional Business Report recognized her as one of the “2018 Women of Influence.”
Thank you to everyone who had an opportunity to join us at the Town Hall meeting on September 17th. We want you to know that we heard you, and we are ready to respond.
Virginia Union University reopens and classes will resume on Monday, September 17th. If you are a residential student, you are free to come back as long as the weather permits.
A makeup date for the football game has not yet been determined.
Virginia Union University has alerted students that, if they choose to leave, they should do so by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12th. Governor Ralph Northam has declared a State of Emergency for the Commonwealth of Virginia and ordered mandatory evacuations for low-lying portions of Hampton Roads. According to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, it may not be safe for anyone to travel after Wednesday evening due to the storms predicted path.
Virginia Union University will cancel classes beginning at noon on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 (today). We expect that campus will reopen on Sunday, September 16th and classes will resume on Monday, September 17th. Students who wish to evacuate should plan to leave campus before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12th (tomorrow).
The CIAA announced on Tuesday, September 4, that VUU's Tyrone Glanton was named the Linebacker of the Week, Tovias Parker was named Defensive Back of the Week and Tabyus Taylor was named the Offensive Back of the Week.
Starling, a freshman outside hitter from Dallas, Tex., had 32 kills in four matches this weekend, including 11 kills against Bloomsburg University.
This grant is given to 18 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) every year to help support special projects in order to preserve significant historic structures on HBCU campuses, many of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Each season the NTCA recognizes NCAA bowling teams that excel academically. To be recognized, programs must have a cumulative team GPA of 3.2 or higher for the academic year. For the 2017-18 academic school year, a record breaking 39 bowling programs achieved a cumulative team GPA of 3.2 or higher.
The winner of the 2018 Black College Football Player of the Year Award will be honored with the Deacon Jones Trophy during the Black College Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which takes place on February 16, 2019 in Atlanta.
All of the VUU football coaches as well as several coaches from other programs enjoyed the warm weather at the camp.
Previously the women had already earned the CIAA Women's Team Highest GPA Award for both the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons.
This is the second year The Pro Duffers have donated to the VUU Golf Program, for a total of $8,000.
Day is a rising senior and he is entering his third year as a member of the VUU Men's Golf Team.
Hammond is the first VUU football player to be named to the Lindy's Pre-Season All-American Team since David Mims in 2010.
"I am very excited about this group of incoming recruits. I feel strongly they will be a great complement to the returning members of the golf team. We are looking forward to a strong 2018-19 golf season", said Coble. Click here to read more.
Virginia Union last met Duke on October 25, 2008, in an exhibition match-up prior to the 2008-09 regular season.
The ”Quest for the Best” is a nationwide search to identify the best students to attend VUU as freshmen in the fall of 2018.
O’Donnell will provide leadership for and management of VUU’s Police functions and operations and oversee the institution’s emergency management and communications.
Pope will be responsible for the administration of federal, state, and institutional financial aid.
The 2018 United States Open Championship will be the 118th U.S. Open, scheduled for June 14–17 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Shinnecock Hills, Southampton, NY.
A letter that confirmed the reaffirmation, read that STVU is “approved for listing for the preparation of candidates for ordination in The United Methodist Church without Qualification.”
The Championship consisted of 20 teams and 8 Individuals. 10 teams were from the Atlantic Region and 4 Individuals and 10 teams were from the East Region and 4 Individuals. This is a first in the history of VUU Golf to receive an at-large bid to play in the NCAA D2 Regional Golf Championship.
VUU finished 3rd in the DII Division and 9th overall among all team including 9 DI, 7 DII and 2 NAIA Teams. Team scoring was led by Sergio Escalante with a 54-hole total 220 (76/73/71). Sergio was also the Division II Medalist. Sergio was followed by Allan Day 228 (79/75/74), Robel Woldagabriel 228 (77/76/75), Paul Meints 257 (89/87/81).
Under Coach Taylor's guidance, the Panthers swept the CIAA Basketball Tournament, claiming both the men's and women's conference titles.
The VUU student-athletes receiving their degrees included CIAA women's basketball Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year Alexis Johnson along with cross-country All-CIAA Team member Arthur Casey.
Virginia Union University President Dr. Hakim J. Lucas and the Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that the University will award honorary degrees to the following persons at its May 12, 2018 Commencement:
In a year that saw many challenges, the men stepped up when it counted the most and pulled through.
The CIAA conference awarded this outdoor season's academic awards to the Virginia Union University women and Livingstone College men. The VUU women's team marked a collective 3.15 GPA, as the LC's men's program earned a 3.101 GPA.
The Virginia Union University men's track and field team kicked off day one of the 2018 CIAA Championship held on Saturday, May 5, at Bowie State University in high fashion.
Johnson, who plays for Tapiolan Honka, averaged 17.4 points per game and led the team with 63 three-pointers.
The two All-Rookie selections marked the first time Virginia Union has landed two players on the All-Rookie Team since 2011 when Renesha Chiles and Shermanda Fambro made All-Rookie.
Johnson, a senior on the CIAA Champion Women's Basketball Team, was the MVP of the 2018 CIAA Tournament, the CIAA Player of the Year and the CIAA Defensive Player of the Year. Hammond, a sophomore on the VUU Football Team, was the Richmond Touchdown Club Defensive Back of the Year and the CIAA Defensive Player of the Year.
Virginia Union will enter the Softball Tournament as the #2 seed in the Northern Division of the CIAA and will face the #3 seed in the south, Winston-Salem State University, at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 30.
VUU remained ranked in the top ten in the Atlantic Region throughout the 2017-18 Golf Season. VUU finished in 7th Place in the final ranking as of Wednesday's (April 25) NCAA Regional Committee Conference Call.
The speaker will be Rev. Dr. Gregory M. Howard, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church East End in Newport News, Virginia and President of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia.
Ms. Pulliam graduated with honors from Spelman College in 2001 with a B.A. in Sociology and a concentration in Film.
Richmond Region Tourism recently honored the Virginia Union University Golf Program for hosting the 2018 CIAA Golf Championship with an RVA Champion Award.
Virginia Union's Allan Day and Paul Meints were selected to the 2018 All CIAA Tournament Team, while teammate Robel Woldagabriel was selected to the All CIAA Championship Tournament Team.
The event, held to raise scholarship money for Virginia Union University students, raised nearly $350,000. Gifts are still being accepted at vuu.edu/GiveNow.
This year the Panthers finished third in their division, having a 3-2 record overall, with wins over Claflin, Alabama State, and Lincoln-Missouri.
The 2018 CIAA Southern Division Championship was contested at the Sound Golf Links at Albemarle Plantation Monday and Tuesday, April 9th & 10th in Hertford, NC.
Virginia Union University's Shontel Linnette has been named the CIAA Offensive Softball Player of the Week.
Virginia Union University's women's tennis team defeated Elizabeth City State University 7-2 on Tuesday, April 10, at Battery Park in Richmond, Va.
Panther Fest will conclude on Saturday April 14, with these two athletic events
Linnette came within one batter of a perfect game while slugging a home run in VUU’s 16-0 win over Lincoln in the opener at the VUU Softball Field in Richmond, Va.
The passes cost $100 and will admit one person to all six of the 2018 Virginia Union home football games, including Homecoming on October 6 against Lincoln (Pa.) University.
The 2018 CIAA Golf championship will take place on April 19-20 and be hosted by Virginia Union University and Richmond Region Tourism.
The Manor Intercollegiate Golf Tournament was hosted by Longwood University and was contested at The Manor Golf Club Friday and Saturday, March 30-31 in Farmville, Va. The Manor Golf Course is a Par 72, 7, 246 yards layout proved to be a great test over the 54-holes two day tournament with blustery winds and sunny days.
The 2018 schedule boasts six home games, all to be played in Hovey Field on the VUU campus.
This event, led by Initiatives of Change, to mark the tragic event that occurred 50 years ago, lift up the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and reflect on the challenge and opportunity it represents today.
The Lady Panthers pulled out a 6-3 victory over the Elizabeth City State University Vikings.
With the victory, Virginia Union is now the fifth team since 1975 to have both the men's and women's teams to claim the title in the same year; while receiving an automatic bid to the Division II 2018 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament.
With the victory, Union also captured win 500 in program history; while receiving and automatic bid to the Division II 2018 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament.
The study will be led by VUU alum Ricky Parker (’08) who has been tapped to become CUR’s first Fellow, beginning Spring 2018.
Walker’s keynote is free and will be held at The Saint Paul’s Baptist Church, Creighton Campus on April 5th at 7 p.m.
The first Beloved Community Conversation will take place on March 1, 2018, at the Claude G. Perkins Living and Learning Center at Virginia Union University in Richmond, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Virginia Union University Police and the Richmond Police Department (RPD) received calls about possible shots fired on or near campus.
At VUU, Dr. Parker was part of a program that played in the 2000, 2001 and 2003 CIAA title games.
A search will be launched in order to have a new head coach in place by early 2018.
With the increased homecoming and Halloween activities, the campus will be locked down from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. starting today (Friday, October 27, 2017) until Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
Dr. Carter will oversee Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Housing and Residence Life, Campus Police, Counseling Services, Health Center, Student Activities & Leadership, Student Integrity & Conduct/Student Conduct & Community Standards, Career Services and Center for Student and Community Development.
An alert about a planned rally, this Saturday, on Monument Avenue by those who seek to preserve Confederate History.
Please consider making a Panther donation through the Red Cross.
On Thursday, September 7, Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam and Ed Gillespie will participate in a Virginia Gubernatorial Forum on the campus of Virginia Union University.
CICV received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Sunshot Initiative for a Solar Market Pathways Grant, which will help support bringing solar energy to CICV member schools.
Dr. Lucas brings nearly two decades of progressive leadership experience in higher education.
Since 1966, the University’s Upward Bound program has provided college preparation to high school students in Richmond public schools.
Virginia Union University Acting President Dr. Joseph F. Johnson and the Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that the University awarded honorary degrees to the following persons at its May 13, 2017 Commencement:
Virginia Union University Associate Professor Dr. Carleitta Paige-Anderson is the 2017 recipient of the Scott & Stringfellow Outstanding Professor Award. Dr. Paige-Anderson is a 2003 graduate of Virginia Union and serves as Director of the University’s Center for Undergraduate Research.
Due to the forecasts for inclement weather, Virginia Union University’s Saturday, May 13th Commencement ceremonies will be held at The Saint Paul’s Baptist Church located at 4247 Creighton Road in Richmond, Virginia.
Virginia’s 72nd governor will address an expected crowd of more than 5,000 people on Hovey Field on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Virginia Union University’s Board of Trustees has named Dr. Corey D. B. Walker as vice president and dean of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology. Dr. Walker will succeed senior vice president and dean Dr. John W. Kinney, effective July 1, 2017
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientist Dr. Nick Nalli will speak in Virginia Union University’s Wall Auditorium at 12 noon on Monday, April 10, 2017.
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 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.
Virginia Union University (VUU) has qualified to compete at the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) National Championship Tournament, a prestigious competition that showcases the academic prowess of the brightest students from America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.