Burr Gymnasium is a multi-purpose arena in Washington, D. C. which opened in 1963. It is home to the Howard University Bison men's and women's basketball teams and women's volleyball team, it is named after John Harold Burr Jr. chairman of the physical education department from 1923 to 1958. It has a seating capacity of 2,700; the Burr Gymnasium Pool located in the gym is home to the men's and women's swimming and diving teams. List of NCAA Division I basketball arenas
Teaching Gym (Florida A&M)
Florida A&M University's Teaching Gymnasium named the Alfred Lawson, Jr. Multipurpose Center is a 9,639-seat multi-purpose arena in Tallahassee, Florida, it was built in 2009 and it is home to the Florida A&M University men's and women's basketball teams and women's volleyball team. The arena replaced Jake Gaither Gymnasium, a 3,365-seat multi-purpose arena; the Alfred Lawson, Jr. Multipurpose Center is the second biggest arena in Tallahassee right behind the 12,500 seat arena, the Donald L. Tucker Center; the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was April 8, 2009. Florida state senator Al Lawson was instrumental in getting the funding for this center and other buildings on the campus of Florida A&M University. Lawson is a well known alumnus and had the privilege of having his family there to see him accept the honor of the building being named for him. Planned uses include Wrestling, Plays, Comedy and other performances; the Alfred Lawson, Jr. Multipurpose Center is the 3rd largest arena in the Florida Panhandle. and is used as an alternative to the much larger and older Donald L. Tucker Center.
Lawson Center was the Tallahassee stop of actress/singer/native Floridian Ariana Grande's Honeymoon Tour in 2015. List of NCAA Division I basketball arenas Al Lawson Center - FAMUAthletics.com
Loockerman Hall is an historic home located on the campus of Delaware State University at Dover, Kent County, Delaware. It dates to before 1730, is a large, two-story, brick plantation home in the Georgian style, it measures 40 feet by 50 feet. It was the first building on the campus of the Delaware State College established as the State College for Colored Students by an act of the Delaware General Assembly on 15 May 1891. Therefore, it is associated with the founding of Delaware's efforts to provide higher education for its African-American students, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
University of Maryland Eastern Shore, located on 745 acres in Princess Anne, United States, is part of the University System of Maryland. The University is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund; the University of Maryland Eastern Shore has been known by a series of names reflective of its location, evolving role and mission over a period spanning three centuries. It opened Sept. 13, 1886 under the auspices of the Delaware Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Benjamin and Portia Bird welcomed nine students that first day to a converted farmhouse on 16 acres at what was envisioned to be a preparatory school for Centenary Biblical Institute in Baltimore, which in 1890 changed its name to Morgan College. By the end of the first academic year, 37 students were enrolled in the Delaware Conference Academy in Princess Anne. African-American students could not enroll in the Maryland Agriculture College in College Park, which offered advanced instruction in farming techniques and related trades commonplace in the late 19th century.
When Congress enacted the Second Morrill Act of 1890 committing funds to black schools providing that type of instruction, the state of Maryland formalized a partnership with Morgan to underwrite "land-grant" education for African-Americans on Maryland's lower Eastern Shore. By the turn of the 20th century, the school was known as Princess Anne Academy, although in some circles it was informally referred to as Morgan's "industrial branch." The public-private partnership between the state and Morgan inspired yet another alternative in nomenclature, at least according to state government archives: the Eastern Shore Branch of Maryland Agriculture College. In the midst of the Great Depression, Maryland courts directed the state to admit qualified African-American applicants to its publicly funded law school in Baltimore, a ruling historians believe hastened Princess Anne Academy's transition to becoming a public institution. Fifty years after opening, the school formally passed from church control to state ownership with the first of four $25,000 installment payments – just as it was evolving into a baccalaureate degree-granting college.
Maryland's public flagship campus in College Park was designated its administrative agency. In 1948, the Eastern Shore Branch of the University of Maryland alternately known as Princess Anne College, was renamed Maryland State College, a division of the University of Maryland. Maryland State College became the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on July 1, 1970, is today one of 12 University System of Maryland public institutions of higher education. In addition to 745 acres on its main campus in Princess Anne, UMES operates a 385-acre research farm in southern Somerset County as well as the Paul S. Sarbanes Coastal Ecology Center on eight acres near Assateague Island in neighboring Worcester County. UMES offers instruction in 37 undergraduate areas of study as well as 15 master's degrees and eight doctoral-degree programs; the university comprises five schools: School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences School of Education, Social Sciences, the Arts School of Business and Technology School of Pharmacy and Health Professions School of Graduate StudiesSignature undergraduate majors are hospitality and tourism management, fashion merchandising, construction management, PGA-accredited golf management, aviation science and teacher education.
Business, criminal justice, biology are the most popular majors. UMES has a four-year engineering program. UMES offers master's degrees in applied computer science and criminal justice and agricultural science, rehabilitation counseling and environmental science and pharmaceutical science. A Master of Education can be earned in the following specialties: career and technology education, special education and counseling. Master of Arts degrees include art education, biology, chemistry, English and consumer sciences, music, social studies and technology education through the university's Department of Education. An online master's degree in cybersecurity was added in the spring of 2016. In February 2016, the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education designated UMES a Doctoral University, an acknowledgement of its track record awarding research-based doctorates in food science & technology, marine-estuarine & environmental sciences, organizational leadership and pharmaceutical science.
Other terminal-degree programs available are educational leadership and pharmacy. UMES was one of the founding members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in 1970; the school left the MEAC in 1979 but re-joined in 1981 and has been a member since. The Hawks compete in 15 sports at the Division I level: eight women's. Prior to 1970, the university was a member of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association in Division II; the school was once a powerhouse in black college football, producing five undefeated seasons between 1947 and 1960. Like many smaller colleges, the high costs associated with operating an NCAA Division I football program and complying with the federal Title IX gender-equity law became too much of a burden, subsequently the team was disbanded following the 1979 season. In 1948, Maryland State College and Albright College played one of the first intercollegiate football game between an black institution and a majority-white institution. After a consultant produced a study in 2012 on the feasibility of reinstating football, President Dr. Juliette B.
Bell put together a task force to weigh whether football should be rein
Morgan State University
Morgan State University is a public black university in Baltimore, Maryland. It is Maryland's designated public urban research university and the largest of Maryland's black colleges and universities. In 1867 the university known as the Centenary Biblical Institute, changed its name to Morgan College to honor Reverend Lyttleton Morgan, the first chairman of its board of trustees and a land donor to the college, it became a university in 1975. MSU is a member of Thurgood Marshall College Fund; the university offers more than 45 undergraduate, 32 master's, 16 doctoral, 9 online programs. The university's academic schools and programs include the College of Liberal Arts, the School of Architecture and Planning, the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management, the School of Community Health and Policy, the School of Computer and Natural Sciences, the School of Education and Urban Studies, the School of Engineering, the School of Global Journalism and Communication, the School of Graduate Studies, the School of Social Work.
The university holds the classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a "Doctoral University - Higher Research Activity." Although a public institution, MSU is not a part of the University System of Maryland. Morgan State University is a black college in Baltimore, Maryland, it was founded in 1867 as the Centenary Biblical Institute, a Methodist Episcopal seminary, to train young men in the ministry. At the time of his death, Thomas Kelso and president of the board of directors, endowed the Male Free School and Colored Institute through a legacy of his estate, it broadened its mission to educate both men and women as teachers. The school was renamed Morgan College in 1890 in honor of the Reverend Lyttleton Morgan, the first chairman of its board of trustees, who donated land to the college. In 1895, the institution awarded its first baccalaureate degree to George F. McMechen, after whom the building of the school of business and management is named today. George F. McMechen obtained a law degree from Yale University and became one of Morgan's main financial supporters.
In 1915 Andrew Carnegie gave the school a grant of $50,000 for a central academic building. The terms of the grant included the purchase of a new site for the College, payment of all outstanding obligations, the construction of a building to be named after him; the College met the conditions and moved to its present site in northeast Baltimore in 1917. A controversy exploded: in 1918, the white community of Lauraville was incensed that the Ivy Mill property, where Morgan was to be built, had been sold to a "negro" college, it attempted to have the sale revoked by filing suit in the circuit court in Towson, which dismissed the suit. They appealed the case to the state Court of Appeals; the appellate court upheld the lower court decision, finding no basis that siting the college at this location would constitute a public nuisance. Despite some ugly threats and several demonstrations against the project, Morgan College was allowed to be constructed at the new site and expanded. Carnegie Hall, the oldest original building on the present MSU campus, was erected a year later.
Morgan remained a private institution until 1939. That year, the state of Maryland purchased the school in response to a state study that determined that Maryland needed to provide more opportunities for its black citizens. Morgan College became Morgan State College. In 1975, Morgan added several doctoral programs and its board of directors petitioned the Maryland Legislature to be granted university status. In the 21st century, the school has seen the construction of a new student union, two dedicated parking garages, the Earl S. Richardson Library, the Dixon Research Center, the Communications Building, the Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies; the latter two buildings, plus one of the two parking garages, are in the far north of the campus, connected by a new Communications Bridge over Herring Run. The central quad was rebuilt, completed in early 2012, includes a direct connection between the two main bridges on campus and many new bicycle racks; the Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center has become a much used venue for plays and concerts that come to Baltimore, is the home of a museum of African-American art.
In September 2012, Morgan State opened its doors to the Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies which now houses the School of Architecture and Planning, School of Transportation Studies, the School of Engineering. Lastly, the university's new Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management opened its doors in September 2015 near the Northwood Shopping Center. Morgan awards Baccalaureate, Master's and Doctorate degrees. More than 7,698 students are enrolled at Morgan. Emphasis has been placed on the urban orientation of the university; this emphasis has been incorporated into the graduate programs. At the graduate level, the university offers the Master of Arts degree in African American studies, English, international studies, music, museum studies and historical preservation and teaching; the Master of Business Administration is offered in accounting, hospitality management, information systems, international business and marketing and taxation. The Master of Science degree is offered in bioinformatics, educational administration and supervision, student affairs and middle school education, project management, science, sociology
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a public black, research university in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, one of the oldest public universities in the United States. Founded by the North Carolina General Assembly on March 9, 1891, as the Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race, it is the second college established under the provisions of the Morrill Land-Grant Acts, first for people of color in the state of North Carolina; the college offered instruction in Agriculture, English and Mathematics. In 1967, the college was designated a Regional University by the North Carolina General Assembly and renamed North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. With an enrollment of over 12,000 students, North Carolina A&T is the largest black university in the U. S. According to U. S. News & World Report, the university was ranked seventh nationally among black institutions, first among public black institutions.
The university is well recognized for its degree program in engineering. The university's College of Engineering has ranked first in the nation for the number of degrees awarded to African Americans at undergraduate level, is a leading producer of African-American engineers with master's and doctorate degrees; the university is a leading producer of African-American psychology undergraduates. The university offers 54 Undergraduate, 29 master, nine doctoral degrees through its two professional colleges and seven schools; the main campus encompasses over 200 acres in area, the university operates a 600 acres working farm, two research parks totaling a combined 150 acres. The university is classified as a high activity research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education; the university ranks third in sponsored funding among University of North Carolina system institutions, As of 2018, the university conducts over $64 Million in academic and scientific research annually, operates 20 research centers and institutes on campus.
The university's designation as a land grant institution reflects its broad range of research with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U. S. Department of Agriculture, U. S. Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation; the school's students and sports teams are known as "Aggies." The university's varsity athletic teams, are members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, in all sports with the exception of women's swimming, compete in the NCAA Division I. The football team are three-time Black College Football National Champions, enjoyed much success in the 1990s; the men's basketball team has earned 16 total conference regular-season and tournament championships, including an eight consecutive titles in the 1980s. In 2013, the program won their first NCAA tournament game after nine previous appearances; the women's basketball program is the first team from a Division I black university to win two games in a post-season tournament when the Lady Aggies advanced to the regional semifinals in the 2010 Women's National Invitation Tournament.
North Carolina A&T's history can be traced back to 1890 when the United States Congress passed the Second Morrill Act. Aimed at the Confederate states, the second Morrill Act of 1890 required that each state show that race was not an admissions criterion, or else to designate a separate land-grant institution for persons of color. In order to comply with the Second Morrill Act and yet prevent admission of African Americans to the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, now known as North Carolina State University, the college's Board of Trustees were empowered to make temporary arrangements for students of color. On March 9, 1891, the Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race was established by an act of the North Carolina General Assembly as an annex of the private Shaw University in Raleigh; the act read in part: "That the leading objective of the college shall be to teach practical agriculture and the mechanic arts and such learning as related thereto, not excluding academic and classical instruction."
The college, which started with four teachers and 37 students offered instruction in Agriculture, English and Mathematics. The college continued to operate in Raleigh until the Board of Trustees voted, in 1892, to relocate the college to Greensboro. With monetary and land donations totaling $11,000 and 14 acres, the new Greensboro campus was established the following year and the college's first President, John Oliver Crosby, was elected on May 25, 1892; the college granted admission to both men and women of color from 1893, until the Board of Trustees voted to restrict admission to males only in 1901. This policy would remain until 1928. In 1899, The college conferred its first degrees to seven graduates. In 1904, the college developed a 100-acre farm equipped with the latest in farm machinery and labor-saving devices; the university farm provided much of the food for the campus cafeteria. In 1915, the North Carolina General Assembly changed the name of the college to Negro Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina.
In 1925, Dr. Ferdinand D
Coppin State University
Coppin State University is a public black university located in Baltimore, United States. It is part of the University System of Maryland; the University is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Coppin State University was founded in 1900 at what was called Colored High School on Pennsylvania Avenue by the Baltimore City School Board, it first had a one-year training course for the preparation of African-American elementary school teachers. By 1902, the training program was expanded to a two-year Normal Department within the high school. Seven years it was separated from the high school and given its own principal. In 1926, this facility for teacher training was named Fanny Jackson Coppin Normal School in honor of an African-American woman, a pioneer in teacher education, Fanny Jackson Coppin. By 1938 the curriculum of the normal school was lengthened to four years, authority was given for the granting of the Bachelor of Science degree, the name of the Normal School was changed to Coppin Teachers College.
In 1950, Coppin became part of the higher education system of Maryland under the State Department of Education, renamed Coppin State Teachers College. Two years Coppin moved to its present 38-acre site on West North Avenue. In acknowledgment of the goals and objectives of the college, the Board of Trustees ruled in 1963 that the institution's degree-granting authority would no longer be restricted to teacher education. Following this ruling, Coppin was renamed Coppin State College, in 1967 the first Bachelor of Arts degree was conferred. In 1988, the College became part of the newly organized University of Maryland System The school was renamed Coppin State University on April 13, 2004. Coppin's first president was Dr. Miles Connor, he was succeeded by Dr. Parlett Moore in 1956, who served until Dr. Calvin W. Burnett took over as Coppin's third president in 1970. Burnett served the institution for thirty-three years, until Coppin's fourth president, Dr. Stanley F. Battle, was appointed on March 3, 2003.
After Dr. Battle departed for North Carolina A&T State University in 2007, Coppin's fifth president, Dr. Reginald Avery was hired. Avery announced his resignation. Dr. Mortimer H. Neufville became the university's sixth president Jan 23. Dr. Maria Thompson became the university's seventh and first woman president, July 1, 2015. Organizations participate in the Student Government Association at Coppin State. There is a board called the SAPB which plans students events for and by the student body. Coppin has an Honors College; the Honors Students live on the same floor in the Daley building. Honors Students are recipients of one or more of the below scholarships. To remain at Coppin Honors College, students must maintain a certain GPA. Honors Scholarships; the Coppin State Eagles compete in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and in the NCAA Division I. The school has men's teams in baseball, cross country and both track, women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and outdoor track and field and volleyball.
In 1997, the Coppin State Men's Basketball team defeated the University of South Carolina in the opening round of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship becoming just the third #15 seed to defeat a #2 seed. In the 2007–08 season, Coppin State became the first team in NCAA College Basketball history to reach the NCAA Tournament with 20 losses. Under the direction of Coach Leon Stewart, these women began breaking school records in bowling, one of the newer teams at CSU. In 2012 the Eagles signed two premier women bowlers in Kristen Sharpe; the 2013 recruiting class included Woods and Sharpe, along with Erica Washington, Loren Johnson, Heather Josker. With this influx of talent, the 2013 Eagles broke the school record for most wins; the Eagles upped that performance in 2014 they once again set a Coppin State record for wins in a season.. Coppin is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools. In addition, the undergraduate and graduate academic programs are accredited by a number of specialized agencies.
Teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. The nursing program is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; the Social Work Education program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and the Rehabilitation Counseling Education program is accredited by the Council of Rehabilitation Education and Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Education Programs. Official website Coppin State Athletics website