Sunday, July 1, 2007
Paul Quinn College gets $1.5 million grant
Money will be used to strengthen academic resources, financial management, endowments and physical plant
DALLAS Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson extended congratulations today to Paul Quinn College, which received a $1.5 million grant from the federal Department of Education.
“I am thrilled that Paul Quinn will be a beneficiary of this important grant program,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “The increased resources will enable them to continue a venerable tradition on the forefront of preparing Dallas area youth for a bright path and successful future,”
Under the five-year HBCU Institutional Aid Program, the college will receive money to strengthen its academic resources, financial management, endowments and physical plant. College administrators plan to use the grant for the enhancement and development of the college honors program and other academic programs as well as to continue supporting and expanding its student retention programs.
The funds will help Paul Quinn continue the support and enhancement of its library and library technology services in addition to the technology to improve administrative processes. Finally, administrators hope to spend part of the grant improving the college’s institutional effectiveness through research, planning, assessment and evaluation.
“HBCU institutions like Paul Quinn play a critical role for students too often underserved by our educational system and too often overlooked by other colleges and universities,” Congresswoman Johnson noted. “HBCUs have changed the face of this nation and enabled thousands of African Americans the opportunity and access to achieve higher education and compete in the global economy.
“It is a testament to their success that today more than 200,000 diverse students across the United States attend an HBCU. We must continue to strive for excellence in education, and grants such as these enable colleges to continue enhancing their record of service.”
Source: Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson
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