MILLION DOLLAR GRANT RECIPIENT - Wiley College in Marshall, Texas was selected to receive a $1 million dollar grant from United Negro College Fund to improve job outcomes of its graduates. The UNCF Career Pathways Initiative, funded by Lilly Endowment Inc., awards $35 million in grants to selected historically-black colleges and universities and predominantly black institutions . The initiative is an effort to design and implement programs to improve employment outcomes for college graduates.
This week, Marshall, Texas is celebrating Civil Rights pioneer and native son James Farmer Jr. who founded the Congress of Racial Equality in 1942. It’s an organization that had a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement.
Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, has received its first grant from the National Science Foundation. Now, a college administrator says it’s looking to fill a new position to oversee the $500,000 grant.