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News Roundup

Syracuse Offers Full Scholarships for Architecture Studies

0410_syracuseSyracuse University is offering ten full scholarships to African American students interested in studying architecture. Mark Robbins, dean of the School of Architecture, says the university is committed to bringing diversity to the field. While enrollment among Latino students has made gains over the years, the program still struggles to attract black students. The scholarship money will cover tuition and education related expenses for the ten students.

For more information, contact Mark Robbins at 315-443- 2255 or e-mail

— Renita Burns

Ford Announces HBCU Business Classic Finalists

0410_fordhbcuFord Motor Co. this week announced five teams from Florida A&M University, Pennsylvania’s Lincoln University, and Howard University as finalists in its 2009 HBCU Business Classic.

“The Ford HBCU Business Classic is an exciting opportunity for students to apply their classroom knowledge and develop real-world business ideas and solutions,” says Crystal Worthem, multicultural marketing manager at Ford. “In the current economy, it is as important as ever that we continue to foster the development of future business leaders and entrepreneurs.”

To enter the competition, students, individually or in teams of two to five, along with a faculty adviser, had to submit a fully developed business plan.

The finalists will have 25 minutes to convince judges that their business plans can be converted into a viable strategy during the last round of the competition at Clark Atlanta University on April 17.

The students are competing for $100,000 in scholarship prizes. The grand prize-winning team will receive $35,000 in personal scholarship funds and $15,000 for their HBCU, courtesy of Ford. The Business Classic is in its third year and has had submissions from 80% of the nation’s HBCUs. 

— Renita Burns

Obama Names Donald Remy for General Counsel to Army Post

remy-donald-04313_colorPresident Barack Obama nominated several individuals to key administration posts, including Donald Remy, who was named for general counsel to the Army.

Recognized by Black Enterprise magazine as one of America’s most powerful executives under 40 in 2005, Remy is a partner at the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. At the firm, he has represented clients in enforcement proceedings and white-collar criminal defense matters, including alleged foreign bribery in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), money laundering, securities fraud, and international traffic and arms regulations.

Remy also serves in a management role at the firm as a member of the global training and career enhancement committee. He has published, lectured, and testified before Congress on legal topics relating to torts, constitutional law, employment law, diversity, government contracts, litigation and compliance.

The Howard University School of Law graduate previously served as deputy assistant attorney general for the civil division of the United States Department of Justice, where he handled several cases, including those involving the events at Waco and Ruby Ridge.

— Janell P. Hazelwood