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Voorhees University celebrates Absalom Jones Feast Day

Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University will host its annual Absalom Jones Feast Day celebration, on Tuesday, February 7, at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Dr. Mark Jefferson, assistant professor of homiletics at Virginia Theological Seminary, will serve as the keynote speaker. An emerging scholar and theologian, Jefferson’s oratorical skills have earned him membership in the prestigious Martin

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Chris Rey, Esq., Keynotes Black History Month Program

Denmark, S.C. – Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated International President, Chris Rey, will keynote Voorhees University’s Black History Month program on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center.  He is the first of several speakers who will address the university family during the Black History Month

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Community Keys donates fans to Voorhees University

Denmark, S.C. – Keylon Singleton, CEO and founder of Community Keys, a 501c3 organization, donated 35 pallets of fans to Voorhees University to support the institution and community during the hot spring and summer months. The non-profit organization focuses on bringing back the fundamental principles of empowerment and growth through their “3 keys,” communication, education, and

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Wade to speak at Voorhees University convocation commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Denmark, S.C. – Justin Wade, a Duke University School of Divinity student, will speak at Voorhees University during a convocation commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. and celebrating MLK Jr. Day, the federal holiday named in King’s honor. The convocation will be held Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. in Massachusetts Hall. The theme is “Channeling the Prophetic

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SACSCOC approves Voorhees as a graduate degree-granting institution

Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University has been approved to offer graduate degrees by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The approval by the organization’s board of trustees was announced during the SACSCOC annual meeting in Atlanta in early December. “There is excellence among us and it has been demonstrated by those

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Voorhees University receives USDA Rural Development funding for campus upgrades

Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University has received more than $860,000 in funding from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development to upgrade its health center and purchase and install heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment throughout the campus. The funding was announced in November. Funding totaling $770, 250, from the Emergency Rural Health Care Program,

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Voorhees University receives scholarship funding from Trinity Church Wall Street

Denmark, S.C. – In the spirit of giving this holiday season, Trinity Church Wall Street recently donated $250,000 to Voorhees University. The gift will be used to provide scholarships to students. Voorhees offers academic, athletic and need-based scholarships. “Our mission is to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning,

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Voorhees University Choir to perform at Carnegie Hall on Easter Sunday

Denmark, S.C. – The Voorhees University Choir is preparing to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Easter Sunday, April 9. Voorhees and four other HBCU choirs will combine to form a mass choir. Choir members and Rachel Jones, the choir director, will depart Voorhees April 6. They will be immersed in rehearsals before the

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Voorhees University shares the spirit of Thanksgiving with Denmark families

Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University faculty, staff and students donated Thanksgiving holiday baskets to families in Denmark on Nov. 22. Twenty-two groups representing the university contributed 32 baskets, boxes and gifts, which were distributed to families in the Fairridge Village and Cedar Apartments. The items were taken to St. Philip’s Chapel just prior to the final

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