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U.S. Department of Education Awards 23 Grants to Enhance Predominantly Black Institutions


Contact:  
Sara Gast, (202) 401-1989 , press@ed.gov


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $10.8 million to 23 colleges to enhance their capacity to serve low- and middle- income African-American students.

"This program provides valuable resources to ensure that African-American students are successful in college," Duncan said. "Schools funded by this program will play a vital role in meeting President Obama's goal for America to once again have the highest college completion rate by the end of the decade."

The funds may be used for a range of projects, including establishing community outreach programs to encourage elementary school and secondary school students to pursue postsecondary education; tutoring, counseling and service programs designed to improve academic success; and establishing or enhancing a teacher education program that intends to qualify students to teach in a public elementary or secondary school.

The grants are awarded from the Predominantly Black Institutions Program, which supports colleges that have an undergraduate enrollment that is at least 40 percent African-American and at least 50 percent low-income or first-generation college students.

Note to editors: A list of grantees and award amounts follow.

Livingston, Alabama
Grantee: University of West Alabama
Year One Funding: $250,000
Director's Name: Rebecca Harvard
Phone Number:(205) 652-3424
Email Address: bharvard@uwa.edu

Culver City, California
Grantee: West Los Angeles College
Year One Funding: $611,045
Director's Name: Mark Pracher
Phone Number:(310) 287-4467
Email Address: prachem@wlac.edu

Los Angeles, California
Grantee: Los Angeles Southwest College
Year One Funding: $472,137
Director's Name: Patrick Jefferson
Phone Number: (323) 241-5280
Email Address: jefferpd@lasc.edu

Atlanta, Georgia
Grantee: Atlanta Technical College
Year One Funding: $419,198
Director's Name: Rodney Ellis
Phone Number: (404) 225-4608
Email Address: rellis@atlantatech.edu

Clarkston, Georgia
Grantee: DeKalb Technical College
Year One Funding: $482,613
Director's Name: Daryl Barksdale
Phone Number: (404) 297-9522
Email Address: barksdad@dekalbtech.edu

Columbus, Georgia
Grantee: Columbus Technical College
Year One Funding: $453,338
Director's Name: Betty Jackson
Phone Number: (706) 640-1813
Email Address: bjackson@columbustech.edu

Dublin, Georgia
Grantee: Heart of Georgia Technical College
Year One Funding: $250,000
Director's Name: Amy Harrelson
Phone Number: (478) 274-3010
Email Address: aharrelson@heartofgatech.edu

Macon, Georgia
Grantee: Central Georgia Technical College
Year One Funding: $545,397
Director's Name: Elizabeth Hibbitts
Phone Number: (478) 757-3558
Email Address: hibbitts@centralgatech.edu

Sandersville, Georgia
Grantee: Sandersville Technical College
Year One Funding: $272,252
Director's Name: Lloyd Horadan
Phone Number: (478) 553-2060
Email Address: lhoradan@sandersvilletech.edu

Chicago, Illinois
Grantee: Malcolm X College
Year One Funding: $358,592
Director's Name: Byron Javier
Phone Number: (312) 850-7140
Email Address:


Grantee: Kennedy-King College
Year One Funding: $424,438
Director's Name: John Dozier
Phone Number: (773) 602-5016
Email Address: jdozier@ccc.edu


Grantee: Olive-Harvey College
Year One Funding: $272,999
Director's Name: Clyde El-Amin
Phone Number: (773) 291-6313
Email Address: celamin@ccc.edu

Baltimore, Maryland
Grantee: Sojourner Douglas College
Year One Funding: $250,000
Director's Name: Don Hutchins
Phone Number: (410) 276-0306
Email Address: dhutchins@host.sdc.edu

St. Louis, Missouri
Grantee: St. Louis Community College
Year One Funding: $1,177,088
Director's Name: Keith Sayles
Phone Number: (314) 513-4540
Email Address: ksayles@stlcc.edu

Moorhead, Mississippi
Grantee: Mississippi Delta Community College
Year One Funding: $480,829
Director's Name: Mary Jean Lush
Phone Number: (662) 246-6304
Email Address: mjlush@msdelta.edu

Weldon, North Carolina
Grantee: Halifax Community College
Year One Funding: $250,000
Director's Name: Thomas Schwartz
Phone Number: (252) 536-7239
Email Address: schwartzt@halifaxcc.edu

Bloomfield, New Jersey
Grantee: Bloomfield College
Year One Funding: $250,000
Director's Name: Marion Terenzio
Phone Number: (973) 748-9000
Email Address: marion_terenzio@bloomfield.edu

Newark, New Jersey
Grantee: Essex County College
Year One Funding: $845,631
Director's Name: Neil DeHaan
Phone Number: (973) 877-3560
Email Address: ndehaanj@essex.edu

New York, New York
Grantee: Medgar Evers College
Year One Funding: $566,296
Director's Name: Claudia Schrader
Phone Number: (718) 270-5010
Email Address: cschrader@mec.cuny.edu

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Grantee: Community College of Philadelphia
Year One Funding: $1,351,494
Director's Name: Samuel Hirsch
Phone Number: (215) 751-8491
Email Address: shirsch@ccp.edu

Beaufort, South Carolina
Grantee: Technical College of the Lowcountry
Year One Funding: $250,000
Director's Name: Wesla Fletcher
Phone Number: (843) 525-8293
Email Address: wfletcher@tcl.edu

Cheraw, South Carolina
Grantee: Northeastern Technical College
Year One Funding: $256,011
Director's Name: Dorr Depew
Phone Number: (843) 921-6010
Email Address: ddepew@netc.edu

Orangeburg, South Carolina
Grantee: Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Year One Funding: $311,642
Director's Name: Donna Elmore
Phone Number: (803) 535-1371
Email Address: elmored@octech.edu



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