Hampton Alum Becomes First Black Female President Of The American Historical Association

Thavolia Glymph Peabody Family Distinguished Professor of History Professor of Law at Duke

On January 6th, Dr. Thavolia Glymph became the 140th president of the American Historical Association. She is the first Black woman to hold this honor. Dr. Glymph is the Peabody Family Distinguished Professor of History and professor of law at Duke University. She is the past president of the Southern Historical Association. Professor Glymph joined the faculty at…

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Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders: Grantchester Growth Participates at Cheyney University’s First Summit

Participants at Cheyney University's Inaugural Summit

By Steve Siddal, General Partner, Grantchester Growth Recently, I had the honor to participate at the Inaugural Cheyney University Impact Summit in Cheney, Pennsylvania. This event marks a significant step towards our collaboration of fostering impactful leadership and driving meaningful change with universities. Cheyney University’s rich legacy as the first HBCU institution for African American…

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African-American Students’ Academic Achievement in STEM at HBCUs

African american graduates from HBCU college

Numerous reports assert that the United States must increase its production of highly educated workers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields in order to maintain its competitive edge in the global marketplace (Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering 2004; National Science Foundation (NSF) 2006a, b; Southern Education Foundation, 2005). Historically Black…

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Grantchester Growth supports HBCU’s and increasing donor engagement


Grantchester Growth is a private equity philanthropy firm that has chosen to work with Universities and Colleges to engage new alumni support. We have chosen to work with HBCU’s among our alumni engagement group because HBCU’s have been historically underfunded for decades, says Liz Griggs, Grantchester Group Managing Partner. We believe that education is the backbone of…

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