Voorhees receives a $1,500 donation from the Chapman Foundation, Inc.


Voorhees receives a $1,500 donation from the Chapman Foundation, Inc.

November 22, 2019

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. 

 Darren Martin, CFi executive director, and Derrick Green, accountant, recognized Voorhees as part of the foundation’s Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) initiative which is currently focusing on assisting HBCUs in South Carolina. 

The CFi annual HBCU Tour visits institutions all over the country to cultivate development partnerships. The initiative directly supports creating and sustaining educational opportunities for students who attend these institutions. 

The mission of the CFi is to provide training and assistance that will enhance lives and help solidify dreams. The organization was founded by Kimberly M. Chapman and her husband, William P. Chapman, Jr. Additionally, the Chapmans are also the founders of Chapman Products Co. and Sheen Magazine. 

Sheen Magazine is the ultimate beauty guide for the modern-day woman and a preeminent voice within the beauty industry. Published bi-monthly, the nationally and internationally distributed publication has consistently proven to be a media influencer that provides the latest news and current trends within, but not limited to, the world of beauty, fashion, hair, and entertainment. 

Dr. W. Franklin Evans, ninth president and CEO of Voorhees College, wants to build a strong partnership with Chapman and Sheen Magazine to provide additional experiences for students. “Sheen Magazine is a great company to work with our mass communication students to enhance their professional and educational development,” Evans said. 

He added, “I appreciate Chapman for thinking of Voorhees because we can always use the support. This is the first of many collaborations with the foundation, and I look forward to the results.” 

For more information, contact the Office of Communications, at 803-780-1191 or at communications@voorhees.edu. 

 From left to right: President W. Franklin Evans, Darren Martin,
Dwayne Smiling, Voorhees governmental relations manager,
and Derrick Green.