Voorhees College senior Calvin Coach III has been named a 2020 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Competitiveness Scholar by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Voorhees College associate professor in mathematics and computer science Dr. Xiqiang Zheng has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award notice stating that his catalyst project has been approved and they will fund the project with about two hundred thousand dollars in the scheduled three years beginning Fall 2020.
Due to the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Voorhees College recently held its celebration of 123 years of education with its first virtual commencement.
Voorhees College recently inducted 26 new students into the Mu Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society.
Voorhees College recently named Dr. Alicia Davis as faculty member of the year and Kimberly Smalls as the staff member of year during the 123rd Founders Day virtual convocation.
Voorhees College will officially be transitioning to online courses effective Monday, March 23, in light of the continued spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the current state of the national emergency.
Voorhees College celebrates Women’s History Month with a message about “if you want it, is yours,” by Reverend Dr. Natalie P. Alford, minister, businesswoman, and educator during the recemt All-College assembly.
The Voorhees College women’s basketball team will be the No. 8 seed in the Liston Bracket for the 2020 National Association Intercollegiate Athletics (N.A.I.A.) Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship beginning Wednesday, March 11.
Two Voorhees College Biology majors Dawn and Denise Freeman recently presented their research on “Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Analysis of confirmed CRISPR Loci in 200 strains of multiple drug resistance E. coli” and “Fusion technology and biotechnological applications against multiple drug resistance pathogens” at the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) Student/Faculty Research Symposium held in Spartanburg, S.C.
Voorhees College alumna Glendia Sweeting was recently promoted to director of group corporate affairs and government relations by her employer Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) for the Port Group Limited (PGL).
Voorhees College will hear a presentation from one of the most successful real estate agents/investors in the history of South Carolina, Nancy E. Johnson, as a part of the Black History Month speaker series on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. in Massachssets Hall.
Voorhees College founder Elizabeth Evelyn Wright was recently inducted posthumously into the South Carolina Hall of Fame Class of 2020 with Dr. Leo Twiggs, first African-American to receive a doctorate in art education from the University of Georgia, and Darius Rucker, multi-platinum, Grammy-award-winning lead country singer of the band “Hootie and the Blowfish.”
Voorhees learns about comedian Jimmie Walker’s career during a Black History Month Kickoff celebration
Voorhees College, in celebration of Black History Month, recently had a “Conversation with James ‘Jimmie’ Walker” conducted by Alex Brooks, a senior mass communications major, and Mr. Voorhees College 2019-2020.
Voorhees College will host its annual Absalom Jones Feast Day celebration, to recognize the African American presence in the Episcopal Church, on Tuesday, Feb.11 at 11 a.m. in St. Philip’s Episcopal Chapel.
The Voorhees College Choir recently held a “Freedom Songs” concert in celebration of Martin Luther King (MLK) Day at All Saints Episcopal Church in Hilton Head Island.
Dr. Xiqiang Zheng, associate professor in mathematics and computer science, was recently awarded a Henry C. McBay faculty research fellowship (the year 2019 solicitation) from the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to support his research on computer simulation for CT image segmentation using morphological operations on hexagonal lattices.
Voorhees College will compete in the National Qualifying Tournament of the 31st annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Winston-Salem State University’s Donald Julian Reaves Student Center.
Voorhees College will kick off Black History Month with actor, writer, and comedian James “Jimmie” Walker during the opening speaker series assembly on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. in Massachusetts Hall.
Voorhees College track and field athletes Kenneth Cannon, Keyana Yeoman, and Thanton Jordan qualify for the 2020 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Voorhees College Center for Entrepreneurial and Economic Development Partners with U.S. Small Business Administration
Voorhees College announces its partnership with the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) as its first official partner with the Center for Entrepreneurial and Economic Development (CEED).
Voorhees College staff member Dwayne Smiling was recently appointed by President W. Franklin Evans to serve as the acting vice president for the Division of Institutional Advancement and Development (IAD).
Dr. W. Franklin Evans, Voorhees College ninth president, and CEO was recently named one of the Ten Most Dominant Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Leaders of 2020 according to the HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF).
Patrick Rollins, a junior computer science major, recently developed a retro game system called “R box” that plugs into the TV with an HDMI cord to play.
During his leadership, the institution has launched its first fully online degree program, unveiled a new surface at its track and field complex, and ended its fiscal year raising $1,150,850.35.
Joseph Montgomery, a Voorhees College graduate, was recently selected as the vice president of enrollment management and student success at Tuskegee University.
Voorhees College recently received $300,000 from the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to create a Liberal Arts Innovation Center (LAIC) for Healthcare Access and Equity.
Voorhees College business administration major Ahmad Harris recently presented on the financial contributions of international students in higher education in the United States during the 20th Annual Penn-York Undergraduate Research Association’s Student Research Conference.
UNCF announces the awarding of Liberal Arts Innovation Grants to four institutions participating in the UNCF Career Pathways Initiative (CPI).
Voorhees College recently held its annual Gospel choir concert in celebration of Christmas.
A Voorhees Biology faculty member judges at the American Society for Microbiology Conference- ABRCMS 2019
Voorhees associate professor of biology, Dr. Zhabiz Golkar, was recently selected to judge presentations at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) sponsored by the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Conference.
Voorhees College was recently presented a check in the amount of $1,500 by the Chapman Foundation, Inc. (CFi) in support of scholarships for the mass communications department.
Voorhees College recently launched live streaming to maximize direct communication with the institution’s constituents.
Voorhees College recently celebrated its 122nd Homecoming, Voorhees College is pleased to announce raising $43,133.28 during Homecoming week.
Voorhees College Alumnus Dr. Leroy Staggers, has been selected to be the 2019 Homecoming parade grand marshal.
Voorhees College will induct five new members into the Hall of Fame during the 17th annual Hall of Fame banquet on Friday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center.
The Voorhees College Men's Basketball team ranked inside the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II Men's Basketball Top 25 poll for the first time in program history since 2002 as the Tigers begin the season ranked No. 20.
Voorhees college announces the alumni schedule of Homecoming 2019 activities with this year’s theme, “There’s No Place Like Voorhees,” modeling after Dorothy of “The Wiz,” who wanted nothing more than to go back home.
Voorhees has prepared its 2019 student events for Homecoming week, which is Nov. 4-10. This year’s theme will be “There’s No Place like Voorhees.”
Nathanial Kemp and Terrianna McCullough were selected as the 2019 Mr. And Ms.VC Alumni. Kemp and McCullough will serve as the official emcees of the 17th annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday, Nov. 8, and participate on Saturday, Nov. 9, in the Homecoming parade at 10 a.m. in downtown Denmark on Maple Street.
Voorhees College recently raised $10,700 during its sixth annual United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Corporate and Community Luncheon to support student scholarships.
Dawn Freeman, a junior biology major at Voorhees College, recently presented research on “Comparative Genomics & Evaluating Analysis of CRISPR Loci in E. coli,” at the Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium (SEMSS) in Birmingham, Ala.
Voorhees College recently held its second Meet and Greet Brunch with the Faith-Based Community, where Dr. W. Franklin Evans, ninth president and CEO, had the opportunity to invite several local pastors and church representatives to campus to continue building church relations.
During the Voorhees College National Family History Month Celebration program, Academy Award winner Louis Gossett, Jr. spoke on the importance of students working to make the world a better place for all.
Voorhees College will host Academy Award winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr. as the guest speaker for the institution’s Lyceum Series Program on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. in the Massachusetts Hall Auditorium.
Voorhees holds an African Royalty celebration for the 2019 Coronation of Mr. and Miss Voorhees College
Voorhees College recently crowned its 2019-2020 Mr. and Miss Voorhees College during an evening honoring African Royalty.
Voorhees College President W. Franklin Evans expresses “There is No Place Like Home,” during the recent 123rd Opening Fall Convocation. His inspiring message about students taking time to build the best versions of themselves while at Voorhees, captivated the audience.
The Voorhees College Division of Institutional Advancement and Development (IAD) recently raised $3,000 to kick off the 2019-2020 academic year.
After practicing dentistry for 5 years, Voorhees College Alumna Dr. LaTonya Gillespie-Johnson is now the proud owner of her own practice, Southern Pearl Dentistry, for which she recently had a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Voorhees College will hold its 123rd fall Opening Convocation on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center to formally celebrate the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year.
The St. Philip’s Episcopal Congregation, located on campus, recently received some funding from The Episcopal Church in South Carolina to support the Alternative Sunday Brunch Program for Voorhees College students, which is held once a month from August-November and January-April.
Voorhees College hit the ground running with the unveiling of the new surface at the track and field complex.
Voorhees College recently held its annual Legacy Dinner featuring alumnus Gary Edwards, Class of 2012 graduate and Mr. VC Alumni 2018, as the keynote speaker.
Voorhees College administration eagerly awaits the arrival of new, transfer, and current students for the 2019-2020 academic year and will officially be welcoming the students during Responsibility, Opportunity, Aspiration, and Reflection (R.O.A.R.) week Aug. 3-11.
Voorhees College President W. Franklin Evans recently accompanied four students and members of the faculty and staff to Ghana, West Africa to participate in the 2019 Cultural and Career International Study (CCIS).
Voorhees College alumnus John Dunmyer, III was recently named mayor of Hollywood, S.C. after winning more than half of the votes
Voorhees College recently ended the fiscal year raising $1,150,850.35. The Voorhees College National Alumni Association (VCNAA) contributed more than $200,000 this fiscal year. The association has generated $1M in funds over the last five years.
Voorhees College Class of 2018 graduate Angel Guerrero recently signed a professional baseball contract in the Empire League out of New York.
Voorhees College student Stacia Townsend, who attends the Charleston off-campus site campus, recently was awarded the Merit National Community Service Award for 20 hours of community service.
Alumnus Jamal Josef, who had an opportunity to choreograph sections to a few Beyoncé songs for her performance at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, recently danced at the 2019 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Award Show.
The United Thank Offering (UTO) of the Episcopal Church recently awarded Voorhees College $73,700 to assist with the Voorhees College Campus Community Initiative (VCCCI).
Voorhees College junior Denzel Walls has been named a 2019 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Competitiveness Scholar by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Six Voorhees College students were selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of the 2019 Voorhees College Paid Internship Program (VC-PISP). The internship placements are challenging work opportunities related to the student’s major or intended career that force students to reﬂect and integrate college learning in the professional world.
Reverend Al Sharpton was recently the 122nd Commencement Ceremony keynote speaker where more than 70 students graduated as the Class of 2019.
Voorhees College will hold its 122nd Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Center. The keynote speaker will be civil rights activist, author, minister, and television/radio talk show host, Reverend Al Sharpton.
Voorhees College recognized Dr. Diane Hulett as faculty of the year and Cheryl Knight as staff of the year during the recent 122nd Founder’s Day Convocation.
Voorhees College held its 2019 Presidential Scholarship Gala: “Voorhees College: Begin. Believe. Become,” which was the most successful to date, raising $200,000. Friday, April 12 at the Gala by JW in Columbia, S.C.
Voorhees College hosted its 122nd Founder’s Day Convocation today with keynote speaker Dr. Henry N. Tisdale, CEO and president of Claflin University.
Voorhees College will acknowledge ten presidential scholars at the 2019 Presidential Scholarship Gala on Friday, April 12 at The Gala by JW in Columbia, S.C. at 7 p.m.
Today, keynote speaker, author, and journalist A' Leila Bundles, the great -great granddaughter of the late Madam C.J. Walker, came to Voorhees to share Walker’s journey to success in honor of Women’s History Month.
Judith Berry Griffin, a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, will be visiting Voorhees College March 31-April 4.
Voorhees College held its annual honors college induction ceremony today, where more than 60 students were inducted into the W. Franklin Evans Honors College. This year’s keynote speaker was Dr. Thelma Sojourner, Voorhees College alumna and superintendent for Bamberg County School District Two.
Voorhees College presents its Women’s History Month Celebration and kick off of National Library Month on Thursday, March 28 at 11 a.m. in Massachusetts Hall on campus.
The first Voorhees College Veterans Resource Center (VRC) officially opened its doors on March 14, 2019.
Dawn Freeman, a junior biology major at Voorhees College recently presented research on “Assessing the Trends of Minority Participation in Breast Cancer Clinical Trials,” at the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) Student/Faculty Research Symposium held in Spartanburg, S.C.
New UNCF Congressional Honor Roll Recognizes Members of Congress for their Support of HBCUs
Voorhees College will have an official grand opening for the first Veterans Resource Center (VRC) on Thursday, March 14 at 11 a.m. in Bedford Hall on campus.
After winning a series of regional competitions, Voorhees College is one of 48 schools that will vie for the championship title at the 30th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), America’s premier academic competition for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
The Voorhees College Men’s Basketball Team will be the No. 7 seed in the Cramer Bracket for the 2019 National Association Intercollegiate Athletics (N.A.I.A.) Men's Basketball Championship Tournament beginning Wednesday, March 6.
Voorhees College track and field athlete James Watson qualifies for the 2019 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Indoor Track and Field Championships and Penn Relays.
The Voorhees College Tigers and Lady Tigers will be heading to Lincoln College in hopes of capturing the 2019 Association of Independent Institutions’ (A.I.I.) Men and Women’s Basketball Championship to be played Feb. 22-24 in Lincoln, Ill.
Jamal Josef, a 2010 graduate of Voorhees College and recent choreographer for Beyonce’s performance during Coachella, will be visiting the institution as one of the guests for the Black History Month Speaker Series.
Voorhees College Student Government Association (SGA) president Christina Donovan is the recipient of the 2019 National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASAP) Outstanding Undergraduate Student Leader Award.
Voorhees College was recently awarded a 2019 $10,000 Collegiate Recycling Grant that was funded by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to bring recycling to campus.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites Episcopalians to financially support the annual Feast of Absalom Jones, who was the first African-American Ordained Episcopal priest of the late 1700’s and early 1800’s, on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. in the St. Philip’s Episcopal Chapel.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA), in partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF), has pledged an endowment in the amount of $100,000 to Voorhees College as a part of the organization’s AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund.
Nijah Davis, senior sports management major was recently named Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.
Voorhees College jump starts Black History Month with guest speaker, rapper, singer, songwriter, record and film producer, b-boy, disc jockey, public speaker, and minister Kurtis ‘Blow’ Walker during an assembly on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. in Massachusetts Hall.
Voorhees College will celebrate the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a special all-college assembly program held on Jan.24 at 11a.m. in Massachusetts Hall.
Rev. Rhonda D. Brooks-Heyward a 1994 graduate of Voorhees College, was recently appointed the new pastor of Greater Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Edisto Island, S.C.
Voorhees College 2009 graduate Anquanette Sterling recently won $16,700 on Wheel of Fortune on New Year’s Eve.
The Department of Education recently awarded Voorhees College along with six other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with reimbursements from the HBCU Capital Financing program.
Saint Paul’s College’s National Alumni Association (NAA), recently presented Voorhees College with a check in the amount of $25,000.
Voorhees College began the holiday season with the college choir presenting its annual Christmas Concert on Dec. 2 in Massachusetts Hall.
The Voorhees College Tigers are currently ranks No. 1 in Division II in total scoring, No. 3 in Division II in total steals, and ranks No. 24 in Division II in scoring offense per game by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
After recently celebrating the 121st Homecoming, Voorhees College is pleased to announce raising $100,000 during Homecoming week.
Voorhees College will induct five new members into the Hall of Fame during the 16th annual Hall of Fame banquet on Friday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center.
Gary Edwards and Tabitha Sparks have been selected as the 2018 Mr. And Ms.VC Alumni. Edwards and Sparks will participate on Saturday, Nov. 10 in the Homecoming parade at 10 a.m. in downtown Denmark on Maple Street.
Voorhees college announces the schedule of Homecoming 2018 activities with this year’s theme, “Begin. Believe. Become.”
Voorhees College is proud to announce the schedule of the 2018 Homecoming student events, which is Nov. 4-11. This year’s theme is “Begin. Believe. Become.”
The Golden Claw Classic will return to Voorhees College on Saturday, October 27 beginning with the women’s game at 2 p.m. and the men’s game at 4 p.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Center between Voorhees and Denmark Technical College.
Voorhees College will host “Finding Your Roots: The Voorhees Edition,” during the All-College Assembly on Thursday, October 25 at 11 a.m. in the Massachusetts Hall Auditorium.
During the All-College Worship service on Tuesday, September 25, Voorhees College officially launched the institution’s new tagline, Voorhees: Begin. Believe. Become.
Voorhees College senior D ’Ariel Walker has been named a 2018 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Competitiveness Scholar by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Voorhees College recently held its first President’s Pastors Meet and Greet Brunch where President W. Franklin Evans met with several local pastors.
Actor, song writer, singer, and pastor Clifton Davis advised Voorhees students on how to prepare for a journey they have never been on during the 122nd Opening Convocation.
Voorhees College has recently received a $500,000 grant from the National Park Service. The grant, funded through the Historic Preservation Fund, will be used for the preservation of the Booker T. Washington Hall.
Dr. Denver Malcom Key, a 1998 graduate of Voorhees College, presented “10 Fingertips to a Winning Attitude for Success” during the All-College assembly on Thursday.
Voorhees College will hold its 122nd fall Opening Convocation on Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center to formally celebrate the beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year.
This year is no exception as Voorhees College recently welcomed new Tigers to the family during orientation week Aug. 5-10 for freshman and transfer students.
Voorhees College held its annual Legacy Dinner to welcome the class of 2022 to the Tiger family.
Voorhees College graduate Rev. Dr. Donald E. Greene, Jr. was recently installed as the 17th president of the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina (BEMSC) during his investiture ceremony service.
Voorhees College graduate Thomas Felder was recently named the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Commonwealth National Bank in Mobile, Ala.
During the Voorhees College Summer Fest 2018 held June 22-24, nine honorees were inducted into the class of 2018Young Alumni 10 Under 40. The Voorhees College 10 Under 40 recognizes influential young professionals for their countless contributions to their organizations and to the community.
Three Voorhees College faculty members were awarded the Fulbright Scholarship Award to conduct research this summer in Ghana, Africa.
Voorhees College graduates, Dr. Leroy Staggers was recently named president of Morris College and Dr. Lawrence L. Rouse was recently named president of Pitt Community College (PCC).
Dr. Sheryl Underwood, actress, radio host, and public speaker, captured the audience during her address at the Voorhees College 121st Commencement Ceremony with an enlightening and inspirational message with a comedic spin.
Former student, 23-year-old Bradley Isaac, recently earned a professional baseball spring training contract with the Trinidad Triggers of the Pegos League in Trinidad, Colo.
Voorhees College held its Seventh Annual Presidential Scholarship Gala: “Creating a Different Legacy of Leaders,” on Saturday, April 14 at the Gala by JW in Columbia, S.C.
Alumnus Jamal Rasheed had an opportunity to choreograph sections to a few Beyoncé songs for her performance at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
Voorhees College and the SC Technical College System signed a memorandum of understanding designed to enhance the seamless transfer of associate degree graduates from the 16 technical colleges in South Carolina to the institution.
Dr. Kenneth Morris, Jr. delivered a message on students creating their own legacies through education during the Voorhees College 121st Founder’s Day Convocation.
Voorhees College track and field athlete Dontavious Patrick, sophomore, is currently ranked No. 2 in the nation among all triple jumpers in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
Voorhees College will host its 121st Founders’ Day Convocation on Thursday, April 12 at 10 a.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Center featuring co-founder and president of the Atlanta-based nonprofit, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI), Dr. Kenneth Morris, Jr.
Voorhees College received a message on change and transformation by motivational speaker Rev. Dr. T. LaTrell Penny at the closing program for Women’s History Month.
Voorhees College Center of Excellence in Rural and Minority Health will have its annual community health and wellness fair on Wednesday, April 4 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Leonard E. Dawson Center.
Deanna Brown-Thomas, daughter of the legendary “Godfather of Soul” James Brown, will be the keynote speaker during the Voorhees College Women’s History Month kickoff celebration on Thursday, March 15 at 11 a.m. in the Massachusetts Hall Auditorium.
The Voorhees College Men’s Basketball Team will be the No. 8 seed in the Naismith Bracket for the 2018 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Men's Basketball Championship Tournament beginning Wednesday, March 7 at 1 p.m. EST.
Voorhees students Keandre Johnson and Kimberly Eagle recently won first place for both their oral and poster presentations in a national research competition during the National Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Behavioral Health Summit.
Voorhees College held its annual honors college induction ceremony where 45 students were inducted into the W. Franklin Evans Honors College. This year’s keynote speaker was Alice Carson Tisdale, first lady of Claflin University.
The Voorhees College Men’s Basketball Team earned a first-round bye as one of the top two seeds for the 2018 Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Men's Basketball Championship Tournament, taking place Feb. 23-25 at Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, Ill.
Voorhees College Professor Dr. Bernard Moses recently presented his book titled, “Unchained,” at the 2018 South Carolina Alliance of Black School Educators(SCABSE) winter conference.
Voorhees College will have its Black History Month culminating event on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 11a.m. in Massachusetts Hall Auditorium featuring actress Bern Nadette Stanis and actor Ernest L. Thomas.
Voorhees College track and field athlete James Watson qualifies for the 2018 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Indoor Track and Field Championships and Penn Relays.
While on the road to play in Alabama, the Voorhees College Men’s Basketball Team decided to take advantage of an opportunity to do a community service project at the McRae-Gaines Learning Center in Selma, Ala.
Voorhees College will hold a special all-college assembly program in celebration of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Jan.18 at 11a.m. in Massachusetts Hall.
Eric L. Phillips II. of Ladson, S.C. recently commissioned into the United States Army as a second lieutenant. The commissioning ceremony was held at the Fine Arts Building at South Carolina State University.
The Voorhees College Choir recently presented “A Down Home Christmas Celebration,” on Dec. 6. in Massachusetts Hall.
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.
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