Gen. Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has donated $1 million to the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies at the City College of New York. Powell, a graduate of CCNY, founded the center in 1997 as a student-focused policy center and serves as Distinguished Scholar and Chairman of its Advisory Council.
Chapman University (Calif.) has received $6 million from the Jerrold and Jacqueline Glass Family Foundation to help build a new residence hall and to endow professorships in finance and in music and theater.
ConnectEd has received $6 million from the James Irvine Foundation to create the California Center for College and Career. The center will prepare California high school students for college and employment.
Eastern Michigan University received a $50,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support the university library’s African-American history and literature collection and community lecture series. The collection and the series are named in honor of Thomas A. Fleming, a 1968 graduate of EMU who won the 1991 Michigan Teacher of the Year and 1992 National Teacher of the Year award.
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