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Grants & Awards

Elizabeth City State University (N.C.) has received a $400,000 gift from Melvyn and Vonda Riley, the largest alumni donation in the university’s history. Melvyn Riley graduated from ECSU in 1961, while Vonda Riley graduated in 1965. The gift will be used to support athletic scholarships.

The University of Hawaii’s School of Social Work has received a $51,207 grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to help plan and host a 2007 conference, “Indigenous Voices in Social Work: Not Lost in Translation.” The conference will examine the changing contours of social work from an indigenous perspective.

Howard Community College (Md.) has received a $1.2 million gift from Jill and Patrick McCuan and the McCuan Family Trust. The donation is the largest cash gift in the history of the college. HCC will change the name of the Administration/ Classroom Building to McCuan Hall in honor of the gift.

Johns Hopkins University (Md.) has received a $50 million donation from William Polk Carey to establish the Carey Business School. The donation from Carey, the chairman and founder of W.P. Carey & Co. LLC, provides half of the $100 million needed for the new business school.

The University of Maryland’s IRIS Center has been awarded a five-year, $6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to assess the impact of six grants the foundation has made to the

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s dental school has received a $15,000 grant from CVS Pharmacy’s philanthropic arm to equip one operatory room in its Special Care Treatment Center.

Our Lady of the Lakes University (Calif.) has received a $1 million grant from the AT&T Foundation to bring InsideTrack Success Coaching to all of its first-year students. InsideTrack is an organization that partners with higher education institutions to increase student engagement, persistence and retention rates.

Princeton University’s football program has received a $10 million gift from 1979 alumnus William C. Powers, the largest donation ever received by the university’s athletic department. Princeton Stadium’s game field will be renamed “Powers Field” in honor of the gift. Powers also donated $500,000 to establish two scholarships to support the university’s need-based financial aid program.

San Francisco State University has received a $1 million gift from Youth for Service, a nonprofit youth job-training and education organization in San Francisco. The gift will endow a scholarship and computer lab at the university’s new downtown campus. The scholarship will be directed towards students studying digital media and music/recording industry in SFSU’s College of Extended Learning.

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