E.P.I.C. ECHOES FROM SHAW BE ARS
“Shaw University is excellent because of its legacy that many Americans supported. Shaw’s existence is an affirmation of its mission and commitment to creating an environment where students can succeed.” J O R D AN G AL L O W AY | CLASS O F 2 0 1 6 CHEM IS T RY
Under the leadership of President Tashni-Ann Dubroy, Shaw University and our community of scholars are looking to transform the definition of the word ‘epic.’ Our campus, with more than 150 years of history as an institution of higher learning and social transformation for the City of Raleigh and beyond, visualizes the word as a mantra for living and creating for others an environment of excellence. We work everyday within our academic, athletic and social spaces to help our students actualize their potential as leaders. Shaw’s business is evolution, as we push our traditions in the liberal arts and social advocacy into the 21st century with an eye for technology, entrepreneurship and sustainability framed within the idea of continuing access for the underserved. Our development strategies are aimed at building a culture of learning through the acquisition of state-of-the-art resources and examples of professional achievement, to help all students become industrial experts with growing compassion for how their work impacts the lives of others. As trends in higher education continue to change, Shaw University is taking its cues from its entrepreneurial president who believes in fiscal conservatism, industrial creativity, and collaborative development between corporation and community. In just one year, Shaw has reversed persistent declines in enrollment, philanthropic support and personnel management with record-breaking gains in all three areas. The university has received commendations for exceeding standards of accreditation and audit compliance, strategic realignment of academic programs and resources, and increased support for faculty compensation and sponsored research. A 2013 economic impact study conducted by the Cooperating Raleigh College organization revealed that Shaw students, faculty, staff and alumni contributed $133 million to Wake County’s collective $8 billion generated by the city’s six colleges and universities. Three years later, Shaw continues to position the campus as the premier industrial asset for Raleigh’s growing and future needs in technology, mass media, criminal justice, secondary education, civil service and divinity. Members of Raleigh’s corporate community have eagerly embraced Dr. Dubroy’s development model, and have invested more than $500,000 in Shaw programs and initiatives over the last year. Shaw listens, works smartly and with budget restraint, and boldly pairs yesterday’s traditions with the demands of the 21st century.
And we are just getting started.
T H IS IS E PIC “Dr. Dubroy explains how she and her team are leading the way through establishing relationships and sharing the EPIC vision with key community leaders in an innovative way.”
The Huffington Post “HBCU’s Do the Work and Have the Results to Prove it” September, 2016
As a child, I always knew I was put on this earth to do something phenomenal. I was born into a family where hard work was a norm and everything was possible. Both my parents were entrepreneurs, who frequently shared that there were no limits on success, and that every new idea was another opportunity to be great and do well. On a daily basis, my siblings and I were affirmed by our parents who told us we could become whatever we wanted to be. Those affirmations would be the catalyst that fueled my educational and professional journey from student, to corporate analyst, to entrepreneur to college professor and now, as president of the illustrious Shaw University. I don’t take this presidential appointment lightly. It is a job I believe was divinely ordered for me and I won’t take it for granted. And even in this short time, the journey can only be described as amazing. We have worked hard to achieve exponential growth in virtually every sector of the institution’s metrics. From increased enrollment to record-breaking fundraising, enhanced alumni engagement to successful corporate partnerships; our message of innovative thinking, strategic spending and big dreaming has resonated with a diverse section of our community. Shaw University is well positioned become the top producer of highly skilled professionals who will meet the demands of a global workplace. Every day, we’re building new relationships, creating new concepts and developing strategies to implement best practices that will elevate this institution as a premiere provider of a quality education in North Carolina and the southeast. With the community’s support of our institutional strengths, and investing in the areas where we demonstrate high capacity, I am convinced that together, we will build Shaw as an international leader in industrial preparation and support for our city and state, our great nation, and the world. Just Imagine the endless possibilities! Tashni Ann-Dubroy President
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EPIC â€œShaw University is embarking on a bold, transformational journey. We will become a robust pipeline for minority students in STEM fields.â€? Tashni -Ann Dubroy President
E . P. I. C. E CHOE S F R OM S H A W BEAR S
“Shaw University has given me the tools to be whatever I want to be - and I want to be a school superintendent. I know I have the tools to accomplish that goal.” S ONJIA COL S ON | S EN I O R EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUC A T I O N
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Shaw University is committed to excellence in every aspect of its academic and operational process. Students are trained by credentialed and dedicated faculty, and prepared to meet the demands of a highly competitive global workplace as leaders who visualize opportunities for themselves, and for others.
49% Increase in freshman student enrollment.
70% Increase in private and corporate giving. Faculty significantly increased the number of STEMfocused grant submissions from the prior year with proposals totaling $9,926,029.36. President Dubroy implements new Institutional Priorities aimed at improving student performance, raising Shaw’s academic profile, increasing faculty productivity in key academic programs, and using data analysis to pair resources with current trends in enrollment and research.
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Shaw works to grow its presence “at the tables” of key influencers and decisionmakers in private, civic and corporate sectors; cultivating meaningful, mutually beneficial relationships that will help address marketplace demands. “We are laser focused on meeting the growing industrial demand. Corporate partners can expect to see more integrated research-oriented partnerships, an increase in the number of executives interfacing with Shaw students and increased access to Shaw University’s talent pool.”
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“I am passionate about ensuring Shaw students are exposed to the future wave in research. I want to see our students get ahead of the curve.” DR. ERIC BUTL E R ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY 10
EPIC I nd u s t ry / higher ed u ca t ion par t nerships : Shaw and Capital Broadcasting Company partner to create Innovative Higher Ed Niche University announces a new strategic partnership with Capital Broadcasting Company’s Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hub, American Underground, and Business Hub, Rocky Mount Mills. The partnership places Shaw’s adult learning program, CAPE, in the center of the high tech communities, giving Shaw students access to business and tech executives, and providing American Underground and Rocky Mount Mills companies with qualified workers.
Shaw and PNC’s Grow Up Great Foundation help children grow greater PNC Banks’s Grow up Great Foundation awards a $20,000 grant to Shaw to enhance learning the natural sciences for pre-school age children. IBM taps Shaw University to receive grant for strategic planning Shaw University becomes the first historically black institution to receive IBM’s Impact Grant used for strategic planning to support teaching, research, service, and financial growth.
“Corporate partners can expect to see more integrated research-oriented partnerships and increased access to Shaw University’s talent pool.”
Shaw University requires for faculty, students and staff to find new solutions for institutional, community and societal challenges in order to promote inclusivity, sustainability in all areas of the institutional footprint. S haw â€™ s Office of Managemen t employs Admissions portal aimed at more efficiently moving q u ali fied candida t es throu gh the admissions process.
Shaw, Apple and the Thurgood Marshall Fund partner to grow STEM talent pool
EPIC Shaw University is the first private HBCU in North Carolina to receive a $50,000 grant from Apple and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) aimed at increasing the number of highly trained minority technology professionals at Apple. The grant is being used to help TMCF and Apple develop an expansive database that identifies Shaw students majoring in the STEM disciplines who may become future Apple employees.
E . P. I. C. E CHOE S F R OM S H A W BEAR S
“At Shaw University, we have an innovative approach to help address society’s most critical problems; proof that Shaw, even though it’s a smaller institution, is doing monumental things.” DR. PAUL ETT E DI LLA RD VICE PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC A F F A I RS
Shaw Student Hopes Project Will Help With Downtown Noise Issues Shaw University senior Lionel Morgan’s class project could help quell disputes over noise levels in downtown Raleigh.
Downtown dwellers have complained about late-night noise from bars and restaurants, and the City Council last year approved new rules in an effort to create a quieter environment. City Noise, which Morgan created in his software engineering class, provides data using off-the-shelf technology and a wireless sensor network to measure noise levels.
Dr. Eric Butler’s Award-winning Sensor Tracks the Secrets Lives of Bees Shaw University assistant professor of biology Dr. Eric Butler is giving new meaning to the “secret lives of bees.” Using a micro-controller, a timer and a micro-SD card reader similar to those in digital cameras, Dr. Butler has created a sensor that monitors how bees behave and could have far-reaching effects on food production worldwide. For his work, Dr. Butler received the Triangle Business Journal’s 2016 BDO Life Sciences Award for Outstanding Research by a University. Shaw was among 17 finalists recognized.
Shaw University Implements assessment software Taskstream Taskstream streamlines all assessment plans and reports, making faculty credentialing easier and more accurate. The University now keeps more detailed record of academic and non-academic assessments with ease.
“Shaw University is the first private HBCU in North Carolina to receive a $50,000 grant from Apple and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund aimed at increasing the number of highly trained minority technology professionals at Apple.”
“We will specifically look at how our centers can work more closely with corporations and industries throughout the state, and how they can become community resources for job training and skill development. “
E . P. I. C. E CH OE S F R OM S H A W BEAR S
“Shaw has set a standard for all universities and has empowered students to do their best, whether in the classroom, on the court, or in the community. I am proud to invest in Shaw University.” TIM CA T LE TT DONOR AND SHAW BOARD OF TRU S T EES
EPIC Shaw University is committed to providing superior customer service to both internal and external stakeholders who depend on us to make Shaw the BEST!
Established a new Student Success Unit to include oversight of disability, career, internship, writing, retention and engagement services.
We want our students to have accessible information on how to find money for tuition, how to secure work or internships in their desired careers, how to find clubs and organizations which can offer them personal enrichment, and how to receive counseling support for times when the most need it. Student success is institutional success. Conducted full assessments of CAPE academic offerings and site locations to increase optimization of service delivery costs, community need, industrial pairing opportunities. We analyze how we can provide better, widerreaching learning opportunities for all citizens of North Carolina. We will specifically look at how our centers can work more closely with corporations and industries throughout the state, and how they can become community resources for job training and skill development.
Shaw University is committed to providing superior customer service to both internal and external stakeholders who depend on us to make Shaw the BEST!
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Published on Nov 2, 2016
Under the leadership of President Tashni-Ann Dubroy, Shaw University and our community of scholars are looking to transform the definition o...