Voorhees College raised more than $140,000 leading up to its 2017 Homecoming weekend activities, which took place November 10-12.
Voorhees College announces the schedule of Homecoming 2017 activities with this year’s theme, “Re-Imagining Voorhees: A Different School of Thought.”
Tamyra Berry and K’darre Ravenell have been selected as the 2017 Mr. and Ms. VC Alumni. Berry and Ravenell will serve as the emcees for the Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. and will participate on Saturday, Nov. 11 in the Homecoming parade at 10 a.m. in downtown Denmark on Maple Street.
Voorhees College welcomes aboard a new director of admissions, director of library services, and director of sponsored programs to the Tiger Family.
Senior mass communication major Terrianna McCullough will be crowned the new Miss Voorhees College on Friday, Sept. 22 in the Leonard E. Dawson Center.
With 235 new and transfer students, the Voorhees College Class of 2021 is the largest freshman class in the last seven years.
Historian, archivist, researcher, and librarian Rev. Herman “Skip” Mason, Jr. delivered a message titled “It Ain’t Nothing but a ‘V Thing’ Baby,” during the 121st Opening Convocation to motivate students focus on academics.
Voorhees College will open the 121st convocation with historian Rev. Herman “Skip” Mason, Jr. as the keynote speaker on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Center.
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities recently selected the second Voorhees College student as an “HBCU All-Star.”
Voorhees College held a legacy dinner for the class of 2021 centered on the formula of success to prepare the freshmen for their matriculation.
Voorhees College Institutional Advancement and Development (IAD) selects Ulysses Williams as the new director of alumni affairs.
Voorhees College alum Taven Jenkins will be the new head basketball coach for Lowcountry Leadership Charter School (LLCS) for the upcoming 2017-2018 basketball season.
As a part of the recently awarded $1.2 million UNCF Career Pathways Initiative (CPI) Program grant, Voorhees College is offering pre-professional career pathways for medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant, veterinary, and occupational and physical therapy beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year.
Voorhees College welcomes a new vice president for enrollment management and student affairs/athletic director and two new department chairs for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Voorhees College senior sports management major Anthony Willis is currently interning at Georgia State University in the Department of Academic Support and Student Athlete Development for the summer.
Voorhees College recently hosted local middle and high school students at the Consortium Enabling Cybersecurity Opportunities and Research (CECOR) Cyber Security Camp (CYBERPI).
59 HBCUs in 20 states have benefited from the preservation program, including on the campuses of Allen University, Claflin University, Voorhees College and Benedict College in South Carolina, along with South Carolina State University, Clyburn's alma mater.
The Voorhees College Family mourns the death of recent graduate Jerrodd Brown.
Voorhees College Professor of History Dr. Leland Barrows recently had an article and book review published in “Comparative Civilizations Review,” and selected for the eleventh consecutive time to evaluate and score Advance Placement (AP) student free- response answers.
Three Voorhees College computer science majors have been selected for Information Technology (IT) summer internships in Albuquerque, N.M. and Livermore, Calif.
During the Voorhees College National Alumni Association Convention held June 9-11, five honorees were inducted into the inaugural class of the Young Alumni 10 Under 40.
Sports management major Bianca Oneal, has been selected to intern at the University of New Mexico in the Department of African-American Student Services Summer Bridge Program which runs from May 29-July 14.
Voorhees College Track and Field team recently traveled to the University of Pennsylvania to participate in the Penn Relays. The athletes competed in the long jump and triple jump championship competitions.
Voorhees College President, Dr. W. Franklin Evans was featured in the Kingstree newspaper in an article that shares the Georgia native's familial ties to Kingstree and Williamsburg County.
Jasmine Guy, award-winning actress, dancer, and director, recently addressed the 2017 Voorhees College graduates. During her commencement speech, Guy stressed that with hard work and dedication, graduates can conquer the world. She urged the graduates to be proud of themselves for staying the course and earning a degree.
Voorhees College freshman baseball player Garrett Mack currently leads the nation in batting average for college baseball.
Garrett Mack, a shortstop leading the nation with the highest batting average in college baseball, was featured in Charleston's Post and Courier newspaper.
Voorhees College recognized Dr. Zhabiz Golkar as faculty of the year and Sarah Simpson as staff of the year during the 120th Founder’s Day Convocation held on April 6.
Voorhees College will hold its 120th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 6 at 11 a.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Center. The keynote speaker will be actress, dancer, and director Jasmine Guy.
The inaugural ceremony and investiture convocation to formally install Dr. W. Franklin Evans, who took office in August 2016, as the ninth president of Voorhees College, will take place on Friday, April 7 at 10 a.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center.
Voorhees College will celebrate the 120th Founder’s Week and the Inaugural Week of the ninth president Dr. W. Franklin Evans April 3-9.
Voorhees College was presented a check for $5,000 during Voorhees College Day at Franklin United Methodist Church in Denmark, S.C. on March 19.
Jerome Geathers, his wife, Carnella, and their children Rachel and Brian have established a $100,000 endowed scholarship for Voorhees College from Geathers Enterprises, Inc.
The Voorhees College Women and men’s Basketball teams were named Division One Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) champions during the 2017 National Association of Independent Institutions (N.A.I.I.) basketball conference tournament held Feb. 24-26 in Nashville, Tenn.
Dr. Kevin Rome, 19th president of Lincoln University, delivered a keynote speech on the relevance of HBCUs during the Black History Month culminating event at Voorhees College on Feb. 23.
Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, former president of Alabama State University and former national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., was the guest speaker at the Black History Month special event on Feb. 16.
A special Black History Month event featuring former national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd will be held on Thursday, Feb.16 at 11 a.m. in Massachusetts Hall.
Voorhees College will host its annual Absalom Jones Feast Day celebration, to recognize the African American presence in the Episcopal Church, on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. in St. Philip’s Episcopal Chapel.
Dr. Alice Ridgill, founder and pastor of New Faith Presbyterian Church, will be the featured speaker for the Voorhees College Black History Month Kick-off Celebration on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. in Massachusetts Hall on campus.
Voorhees College will hold an all-college assembly program in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Jan.19 at 11a.m. in Massachusetts Hall on campus.
Senior Camron McClain was the recipient of the Reginald Charles Williams Scholarship in the amount of $1,000, which was donated by his widow Bonnie Merriweather Williams.
CLAFLIN UNIVERSITY, BENEDICT COLLEGE AND VOORHEES COLLEGE AWARDED $6 MILLION GRANT TO IMPROVE JOB OUTCOMES OF GRADUATES
The Carolina Cluster Pathway Program, Benedict College, Claflin University and Voorhees College, received part of a $35.4 million grant under the UNCF® Career Pathways Initiative (CPI), funded by Lilly Endowment Inc.
The celebration of the Holiday season was officially opened at Voorhees College with the annual Christmas concert by the concert choir.
Three Voorhees College junior biology majors, Akeena Harper, Jennifer William, and Roseline Achiangia attended the 6th annual Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium (SEMSS) at the University of Alabama to present their scientific abstract.
The Voorhees College Board of Trustees has elected a new slate of officers for the 2016-2017 year. They are Dane Murray, treasurer, Dr. Robert L. Satcher Jr., chairman, Leah Taylor, secretary, and J. Milton Pope, vice chairman. The elected officers bring a wealth of talents including educational leadership, community involvement, financial counseling, and corporate consulting.
Voorhees College will induct five new members into the Hall of Fame during the 14th annual Hall of Fame banquet on Friday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center.
Voorhees College will hold its third annual UNCF Corporate and Community Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at noon in the Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center.
Recently, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Voorhees College with approximately $40,000 as a supplemental funding to continue and expand faculty research on arsenic.
Voorhees College’s new psychology program gains 16 students in the first semester of being offered as a major.
Voorhees College will crown its 2016-2017 Mr. and Miss Voorhees during the annual Coronation ceremony on Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center. This year’s coronation theme “A Royal Evening of Eternal Elegance,” will honor Amelia Copeland as Miss Voorhees and Tyler Griffin as Mr. Voorhees.
Voorhees’ 9th president, Dr. W. Franklin Evans, is featured in his hometown newspaper, The News and Farmer.
Voorhees College recently held its legacy dinner for the class of 2020. The purpose of the legacy dinner is to introduce the incoming scholars to faculty, staff and student leaders of the institution as well as to motivate them to excel while at Voorhees.
Joshua Russ, a Voorhees College computer science major, is completing a summer internship as a Consortium Enabling Cybersecurity Opportunities and Research (CECOR) scholar for Sandia National Laboratories, a company that delivers essential science and technology to resolve the nation’s most challenging security issues.
Denmark, S.C. –Two members of the Voorhees College Concert Choir recently traveled to the Dominican Republic for missionary work. The choir was invited by the Mission Team of All Saints Episcopal Church in Hilton Head, S.C. and a member of the Southern Deanery of the Episcopal Church in South Carolina.
Voorhees College Board of Trustees has selected Dr. W. Franklin Evans as the 9th president of Voorhees College.
Two Voorhees College students, Denzel Bolden and Akeena Harper, recently attended the 64th Annual American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) national conference held in San Antonio, where they presented their research results on mass spectrometry and allied topics.
Voorhees College’s 300 Donors in 60 Days Annual Fund Campaign raised $105,325. The purpose of the campaign, which began May 1st and concluded on June 30th, was to raise a minimum of $50,000 by encouraging at least 300 donors, who had not given during the fiscal year, to make a contribution, additional pledges were also made to the campaign.
Voorhees College Professor of History Dr. Leland Barrows recently traveled to Salt lake City because he was selected for the tenth consecutive time to evaluate and score Advance Placement (AP) student free-response answers.
Denmark, S.C. –According to the 2016 Parent Student Debt Indicator, Voorhees College is ranked in the top 100 public and private colleges in the United States as Most Affordable College for Parents
Denmark, S.C. – The Voorhees College Department of Business and Professional Studies recently received approval by the Board of Trustees to implement a new psychology major. Classes for this major will begin being offered for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Denmark, S.C. – Dr. Cleveland L. Sellers, Jr., president of Voorhees College, received an honorary doctorate degree from Saint Augustine’s University during their 85th commencement ceremony on May 14.
Voorhees College’s Director of Security Chief James L. Weldon is currently the only campus chief in the state of South Carolina to hold a degree in emergency management.
Denmark, S.C. – Denmark-Olar Elementary School recently honored President Cleveland L. Sellers, Jr. for being an inspirational and motivating guest speaker during a Black History Month program. The award was presented on the Campus of Voorhees College
Voorhees College recently received a $50,000 planning grant from UNCF (United Negro College Fund) to establish the Talent Improvement Program (TIP) to prepare students to transition into their chosen career.
For the second consecutive year, Voorhees College graduate Matthew A. Golson has contributed $100,000 in an effort to support additional scholarships for students.
Voorhees College will celebrate its 119th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center. American civil rights icon Hank Thomas will be the keynote speaker.
Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees College will have its 119th Founders Day Convocation on April 7 at 10 a.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center, which will feature alumna Leila P. Campbell as the keynote speaker.
Voorhees College student Desiree Simon recently attended the 10th annual production of the “Black College Quiz Show” series in Atlanta, where she won second place within her group.
Since the emergency management majors attended the 18th annual higher education symposium this past summer in Maryland, they have been working to bring more awareness about the program to Voorhees College.
Denmark, S.C.-As a part of Voorhees College’s Black History Month Speaker Series, Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., former pastor of President Barack Obama, will be speaking on Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. at Massachusetts Hall on campus during the All-College Assembly.
Denmark, S.C. –A special Black History Month event featuring the “Civic History Maker,” Rev. Connie Jackson will be held on Thursday, Feb.18 at 11 a.m. in Massachusetts Hall on campus.
Zhabiz Golkar, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, Division of Health and Natural Sciences, will have her latest article published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases on the ebola virus.
Voorhees College graduate Troy Franklin will return to campus on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. to give a black history lecture to students in Massachusetts’s Hall during the All-College Assembly.
Voorhees College will host its annual Absalom Jones Feast Day celebration to recognize the African American presence in the Episcopal Church on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. in St. Philip’s Episcopal Chapel on campus.
The Voorhees College Men’s Basketball team recently traveled and not just to play their two away games but do something for the good of the community.
CNN contributor and former state Rep. Bakari Sellers will be the featured speaker for the Voorhees College Black History Month Kick-off Celebration on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 11 a.m.
The Department of Student Support Services will be hosting a Pre-Black History Month Program featuring Pastor Tiffany Knowlin on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. in Massachusetts’s Hall on campus.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, civil rights icon and founder and president of Rainbow PUSH Coalition, will be spearheading a voter registration drive at Voorhees College to motivate students to become more involved in the political process. The voter registration drive will on held Thursday, Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. in the foyer of Massachusetts Hall, along with a presentation by motivational speaker Keith “Mr. I’m Possible” Brown during the All-College Assembly in Massachusetts Hall auditorium.
In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Voorhees College will hold an all-college assembly program in his honor on Jan.21 at 11a.m. in Massachusetts’s Hall on campus.
During a convention meeting held Nov. 14, The Episcopal Church of South Carolina presented a resolution to Dr. Cleveland L. Sellers, Jr. upon his retirement from Voorhees College. The resolution expresses the church’s appreciation of Sellers’ hard work and dedication to the community and Voorhees.
Voorhees College founder Elizabeth Evelyn Wright is featured during the month of December in the AT&T 2016 African-American History Calendar. The 27th Unveiling Ceremony took place at the Koger Center in Columbia, S.C. on Nov. 18.
Six new distinguished members with expertise in various are welcomed aboard as they serve on the Board of Trustees. As they are the assets needed to continue to move the institution forward please read their mini bios below.
Voorhees College President Cleveland L. Sellers met with Denmark Technical College President Dr. Leonard McIntyre to sign an articulation agreement between the two institutions.
Sonia King Gass recently joined the Voorhees College family as the new vice president for institutional advancement and to serve as the chief development officer.
Voorhees College will induct six new members into the Hall of Fame during the 13th annual Hall of Fame banquet on Friday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center.
Voorhees College is proud to announce its upcoming 2015 Homecoming, which is Nov. 8-14. This year’s theme will be “Bridging our Legacy to the Future.”
During Voorhees College’s All College Assembly in Massachusetts Hall on Thursday, Nov. 5, students, faculty, staff and guests will get to witness the launching of the institution’s brand new state-of-the-art website.
During the second Voorhees College Corporate and Community Luncheon held on Oct. 21, the institution raised $10,000 toward United Negro College Fund (UNCF) scholarships for students.
The Interim Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs is aware of the damage and constraints that have resulted from the recent Floods. More specifically, I am aware that some students left the campus last week and have not been able to return to resume classes and to take their mid-semester examinations because of road blocks and other factors of the hurricane.
Voorhees College will operate on the normal time schedule on Monday, October 5, 2015. Campus opens and classes begin at 8 a.m.
President Cleveland L. Sellers Jr. announced during a press conference that he plans to retire from Voorhees College
Twenty-one-year-old Jukayla C. Johnson will soon be crowned Miss Voorhees College 2015-2016
As the cyber security industry continues to grow, it will become critical to diversify this workforce