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Voorhees’ UNCF Corporate and Community Luncheon set for Oct. 19

September 22, 2016

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.

Voorhees receives NSF funding to expand arsenic research

September 20, 2016

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.

New psychology major is off to a huge start

September 20, 2016

Voorhees College’s new psychology program gains 16 students in the first semester of being offered as a major.

Voorhees prepares for coronation

September 15, 2016

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 featured in hometown newspaper

September 01, 2016

Voorhees’ 9th president, Dr. W. Franklin Evans, is featured in his hometown newspaper, The News and Farmer.

Voorhees holds its annual Legacy Dinner

August 19, 2016

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.

Voorhees Computer Science major at Sandia National Labs

August 02, 2016

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.

The Voorhees College Concert Choir recently performed in the Dominican Republic

August 01, 2016

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 introduces new college president

July 29, 2016

Voorhees College Board of Trustees has selected Dr. W. Franklin Evans as the 9th president of Voorhees College.

Voorhees biology students present scientific findings at a national conference

July 08, 2016

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.

Student Suites donates $50,000 toward the 300 in 60 days campaign

July 02, 2016

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 history teacher serves as a ten-time AP reader

July 02, 2016

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.

Voorhees named one of the most affordable colleges for parents in the U.S.

June 27, 2016

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

Voorhees adds a new psychology major

June 20, 2016

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.

Sellers receives honorary doctorate degree from Saint Augustine’s University

June 06, 2016

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 Chief of Campus Safety and Security makes history in South Carolina

June 01, 2016

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.

Voorhees president receives award for outstanding service at local elementary school

May 31, 2016

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 receives $50,000 to start a new career initiative for students

May 03, 2016

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.

A Voorhees Alumnus continues to be a part of the community of scholars

May 03, 2016

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 will hold its 119th commencement ceremony

April 29, 2016

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.

Voorhees prepares for its 119th Founders Day Convocation

April 05, 2016

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 student wins scholarship in the Black College Quiz Bowl

March 30, 2016

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.

Emergency Management majors want to bring interest to the major

March 22, 2016

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.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright to speak at Voorhees

February 16, 2016

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.

Voorhees will be hosting a Black History Month special event

February 10, 2016

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.

Voorhees Biology professor publishes her thirteenth scientific article

February 09, 2016

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 Alumnus comes to give Black History Lecture

February 02, 2016

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 will hosts its annual Absalom Jones Feast Day

February 01, 2016

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.

Voorhees men’s basketball team sweeps week and helps out in the community

January 27, 2016

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.

Voorhees prepares for its Black History Month Kickoff Celebration

January 26, 2016

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.

Voorhees Pre-Black History Month Program

January 25, 2016

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.

Reverend Jesse Jackson and motivational speaker Keith Brown to visit Voorhees Thursday

January 12, 2016

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.

Voorhees prepares for its annual MLK program

January 11, 2016

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.

The Episcopal Church expresses gratitude to Voorhees president

December 03, 2015

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’ founder featured in the 2016 African-American History Calendar

December 02, 2015

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.

Voorhees welcomes six new members on the Board of Trustees

December 02, 2015

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 signs articulation agreement with Denmark Tech

November 17, 2015

Voorhees College President Cleveland L. Sellers met with Denmark Technical College President Dr. Leonard McIntyre to sign an articulation agreement between the two institutions.

Voorhees hires new vice president for institutional advancement

November 17, 2015

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 to induct six new members into Homecoming Hall Fame

November 05, 2015

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 prepares for its 2015 Homecoming events

November 05, 2015

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.”

Voorhees is set to launch its brand new website

November 05, 2015

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.

Voorhees raises $10,000 during UNCF Corporate and Community Luncheon

November 05, 2015

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.

Official Statement Relative To Class Attendance And Mid-semester Examinations

October 07, 2015

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.

Normal campus/class operation on Monday, October 5

October 04, 2015

Voorhees College will operate on the normal time schedule on Monday, October 5, 2015. Campus opens and classes begin at 8 a.m.

Voorhees president announces retirement plan

September 18, 2015

President Cleveland L. Sellers Jr. announced during a press conference that he plans to retire from Voorhees College

Voorhees crowns 2015-2016 queen

September 16, 2015

Twenty-one-year-old Jukayla C. Johnson will soon be crowned Miss Voorhees College 2015-2016

Lineberry selected to serve on the planning committee

September 01, 2015

As the cyber security industry continues to grow, it will become critical to diversify this workforce