Bethune-Cookman College (Fla.) has received a $250,000 grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida and two $150,000 grants from the Florida Hospital Memorial System and the Halifax Medical Center. The combined grants will allow the college to purchase a building that will serve as the new home for the School of Nursing.
Harrisburg Area Community College (Pa.) has received a $361,430 Keystone Education Yields Success grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare as part of its welfare-to-work initiative. The statewide program funds case management services for community college students receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds.
North Carolina A&T State University has received the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s $20,000 “Doing Right by Own People (D.R.O.P.) Squad” grant to combat smoking. The one-year grant will fund the School of Nursing’s “e-Health Tobacco Leadership Project,” an Internet-based anti-smoking and peer counseling training program.
Rice University (Texas) has received a $32 million gift from alums Burt and Deedee McMurtry to help create a long-term operating fund for the university’s residential college system. Burt McMurtry, who graduated in 1955, was on the original planning committee for the system as a student.
The Ford Foundation has awarded a $150,000 grant to the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute at the University of Southern California to conduct a study of trends in minority graduate enrollments at elite public and private professional schools. The study will focus on business, law, medicine and public affairs programs.
The University of California, Davis, has been awarded a grant of nearly $180,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to fund the expansion of its Middle East/South Asia studies program. The two-year-old program will offer language courses in Arabic, Hindi and Urdu, as well as courses focused on the culture, history and religions of the regions.
The University of Georgia has received a $4 million grant from the Goizueta Foundation to provide programs for Hispanic students in the state. The grant will fund scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students and support the Latino Pipeline Initiative, a program that helps direct Hispanic middle and high school students towards college.
The University of Vermont has received a $5 million gift from Leonard Miller, a 1951 graduate of the university, and his wife, Carolyn Miller, to renovate a campus building and to endow two new professorships in Holocaust studies.
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