Bill Clinton to speak at Paul Quinn College in Dallas
Rev. Dr. C. Dennis Williams, Chair/Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Paul Quinn College and pastor at Smith Chapel AME Church is shown accepting a check to the University from the Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc 1-16-2016 at the AKA banquet Hilton Garden Inns.
Smith Chapel AME is so proud to announce that our very own Jada Arnell Thomas of Dallas, Texas is a YoungArts Honorable Mention Winner in Music-Voice/Popular.
Thomas Selected Out of Record Breaking Number of Applications from Emerging Artists Across the Country.
MIAMI, FL (November 18, 2015) – Jada Arnell Thomas of Dallas, Texas, who hails from Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts, has been named a 2016 National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) Honorable Mention Winner in Music-Voice/Popular. Selected out of more than 12,000 applications—the largest number to date—Thomas has been recognized for her outstanding work and accomplishments and joins 819 young artists from 42 states across the literary, visual, design and performing arts who are being presented with this year’s honor. Winners receive cash awards of up to $10,000, validation by renowned mentors, opportunities to participate in YoungArts programs, a strong professional network, and guidance in taking important steps toward achieving their goals. A complete list of the 2016 Winners is available online at http://youngarts.org/winners.
Jada is the daughter to Olivia Yancy Thomas and Carlton Thomas of Dallas, TX and members of Smith Chapel AME Church.
Cowboys Security Guard Evolves Into Stadium's Art Ambassador
One passionate Dallas Cowboys fan helped curate 58 pieces of world-class contemporary art housed at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
But, what Jerry Jones and his family really want you to know is that the man who made it all happen, Phil Whitfield, is now the toast of the art world.
Whitfield is the stadium's art ambassador. Anyone who visits the stadium remembers his name.
Whitfield worked closely with all 21 artists to install their works, getting to know them as friends and associates who crafted many memorable moments together. He helped Ricci Albenda as he applied brushstrokes of paint to his Interior Landscape, Full Spectrum, which staggers the eye above the southwest concessions stand.
Read more about Phil Whitfield at http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/ATT-Stadiums-Art-Curator-263756011.html
Trammell S. Crow’s $4.4M gift is biggest in history of Dallas' Paul Quinn College
By ALEXIS ESPINOSA
Published: 23 June 2014 10:12 PM
Paul Quinn College announced Monday that it has received the largest donation in school history — $4.4 million from Dallas philanthropist Trammell S. Crow.
Crow, who donated $1 million to the school four years ago, told the crowd gathered for the announcement that the school and its students could make a difference.
“We need you all to fill some shoes,” Crow told the students. “Hats off to the future leaders that will be created here.”
College President Michael Sorrell said $1 million of the donation will be used for scholarships and the remaining $3.4 million for construction of the Trammell S. Crow Living and Learning Center, a residential facility that will be the first new construction on campus in more than 37 years.
“This college has been transformed by our friendship with Trammell S. Crow,” Sorrell said. “This gives me unbelievable joy.”
Sorrell said he is confident that the future of the college is bright.
Jasmine Finch will begin a 3 year residency in Family Medicine with Ghent Family Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Her journey to medicine began with graduating from, bishop Dunne High School 2003, Baylor University BA in Biology 2007, Hampton University Master of Medical Science 2010, and Eastern Virginia Medical School 2014.
Jasmine says she believed she had the ability to keep up with the demands that medical school required. GOD is good and she owes all the credit to her mother, father, sister, family, her church family, and friends.
She further states, it has been an incredible journey and I know GOD has much more in store. She is striving to be open to HIS direction, to be used as HE desires. Smith Chapel AME is proud of our Dr. Jasmine Finch. Jasmine is daughter of Althea and David Finch.
Paul Quinn Announces Religious Studies Program, Appoints Chairperson
Congratulations to Dr. C. Dennis Williams, Pastor of Smith Chapel AME Church, Dallas, TX on his recent appointment by President Michael Sorrell as the Chair of the Religious Studies program. In this position, Dr. Williams will work with the president, vice president of academic affairs and religion committee members on curriculum development. Bishop Vashti McKenzie, chair of the Board of Trustees is very excited about the addition of the Religious Studies Program. The program is slated for a Spring 2015 launch.
The Christian Recorder Breaking News – AMEC Social Action Commission New Release - The USPS announces the release of the Richard Allen stamp for the 1st quarter of 2016
The United States Postal Service has announce the release in 2016 of the Richard Allen Postage Stamp
On behalf of the Social Action Commission, Chair, Bishop Reginald Jackson and former chair, Bishop Carolyn Tyler Guidry, we thank the faithful and loyal members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and petition-signers across the globe for all that you did to help make this vision a reality. The successful outcome of this effort is the result of all of us who prayed, signed petitions, etc., but we owe a special debt of gratitude of thanks to AME, Vernon E. Jordan and Rodney Slater for their unequalled assistance, steadfastness, and tithing of time and talent!
The 2016 forever stamp in the Black Heritage series will commemorate preacher, activist and civic leader Richard Allen (1760-1831). The stamp, in a pane of 20, coincides with the 200th anniversary of Allen’s founding of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.
Ms. Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, AMEC Social Action Commission
Bishop Reginald Jackson, AMEC Social Action Commission Chair