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Fisk University Announces $3 Million Gift Toward Careern Planning Center

Fisk University is excited to announce a $3 million gift from Dallas Businessman and Philanthropist Roland G. Parrish, one of the largest gifts in the school’s history. This historic gift will fund the construction of the new Roland G. Parrish Center for Career Planning and Development that will house everything from classrooms to conference rooms, as well as meeting and innovation spaces. The highly anticipated new construction is part of President Rome’s strategic initiative to prepare the next generation of business executives and community leaders.

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A’Maiya Harris, Fisk University Student, awarded scholarship by Kevin Hart’s “Help From The Hart Charity”, a New $600,000 Scholarship Program

Following up on his generous $100,000 scholarship gift made through UNCF (the United Negro College Fund) to four deserving college students back in 2015,, actor and comedian Kevin Hart has joined forces with UNCF and KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) to help 18 more KIPP students get to and through college—including A’Maiya, a freshman at Fisk University.

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Major Maps Initiative for Student Advising

The Major Academic Planners (MAPs) are detailed undergraduate four-year course outlines that inform students on the classes they should take and when to take them. Maps also point ahead to after graduation by indicating possible careers related to majors.

Follow the link below to access available Major Maps:

Major Maps

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Beyonce's BeyGood Foundation Announces the 2018-2019 Homecoming Scholars Award Recipients

Beyonce Knowles-Carter announced the eight recipients of the Homecoming Scholars Award for the 2018-2019 academic year on Monday, July 23. Among those selected was Fisk recipient Aurora, Illinois native, Dartisha Mosley.

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Fisk President's Tenure Off to a Strong Start

For two consecutive years, Fisk University has posted record fundraising totals. The unaudited fundraising totals exceeded $7.7 Million (excluding private grants) and alumni giving participation increased to over 33%.The turnaround, in large part, can be attributed to a growing number of Nashville donors and a tremendously dedicated group of alumni ambassadors.

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Dr. Danisha Williams Named Director of Admission; Dr. Glover Named Athletics Director at Fisk University

Fisk University appoints Dr. Danisha Williams to the position of director of admission, where she will oversee student recruiting and admission policies and standards.Dr. Larry Glover will serve as the athletics director.Previously Dr. Williams served as the assistant dean of admission. Dr. Glover served in a dual role as director of athletics and head men’s basketball coach. 

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SACSCOC Accreditation Status

SACSCOC Determines Fisk University Retains Full Accreditation with Period of 12-Month Probation to Show Improvement.

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Response to NPR MDHA Affordable Housing Story

Recently, Nashville Public Radio (WPLN-FM) published a news story regarding collaboration between Fisk University and the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA).

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14th Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden to Deliver 2018 Commencement Address at Fisk University

14th Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden to Deliver 2018 Commencement Address at Fisk University.

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Dr.Sajid Hussain Selected to Attended Faculty-in-Residence Program at Google

Dr.Sajid Hussain, Associate Professor, Computer Science (CS), is selected to attend Faculty-in-Residence program of Google at Mountain View, CA, from June 4 – June 29 (4 weeks), 2018.

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Dr. Arnold Burger to Head Fisk University's Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs Search Committee

Fisk University announced today that Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives and Professor of Physics, Dr. Arnold Burger, who has served as Vice Provost since 2008, will lead the search committee for the next Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs (Provost/VPAA).

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Fisk University Recognizes Earth Day with New Tobacco-Free Campus Announcement

Fisk University announces plan to convert smoke-free campus into tobacco-free premises.

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Gender Studies Partnering SGA to Host Sexual Assault Awareness Event

Gender Studies Partnering SGA to Host Sexual Assault Awareness Event

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