Captain Edwards Receives 2014 Pioneer Award
Captain Roscoe Edwards received the 2014 Pioneer Award from the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAB) and was inducted into the OBAB Hall of Fame. Edwards was selected and recognized because of his reputation of promoting and recruiting African Americans into the airline industry.
Among his many achievements in his 30-year aviation career was the creation of the non-profit FAA approved Raiders-Tigers Flying Club (a combination of Sterling High School and Texas Southern University mascots.) Through this flying club, Edwards created a pipeline for students at Sterling Aviation High School to enroll in Texas Southern’s Aviation Management program to earn their degrees. He arranged for students to do internships at Continental Express Airlines as well as provided scholarships for 737 jumbo jet training both of which gave students opportunities to land full time jobs after graduation. Several of his former students have broken barriers in the aviation industry.
Captain Edwards serves as the Director of Flight Operations of TSU’s aviation program.
THE QUINNITE NATION WELCOMES M.K. ASANTE!
PQC partnered with Dupree Miller & Associates to present “Voices that Matter,” a life-changing speakers series, which kicked off at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15 on campus with M.K. Asante, award-winning author, filmmaker, hip-hop artist and educator.
We are Paul Quinn College: The QUINNITE NATION The mission of Paul Quinn College is to provide a quality, faith-based education that addresses the academic, social, and Christian development of students and prepares them to be servant leaders and agents of change in their communities.
Academic excellence lies at the heart of the College’s mission, along with the values of integrity, responsibility, accountability, fiduciary responsibility, and an appreciation of cultural diversity.
Bowman among 2014 H.S. Warwick Research
Nelson Bowman, executive director of development at PVAMU, believes cultivating an environment of philanthropy through the engagement of alumni is vital to the success of any collegiate fundraising campaign. His work in this area has received recognition by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Bowman recently received the H.S. Warwick Research Award for his book, “Engaging Diverse College Alumni: the Essential Guide to Fundraising,” which is co-authored by Dr. Marybeth Gasman, Director of the Center for Minority-Serving Institutions at Penn Graduate School of Education. The book provides a comprehensive approach to fundraising, comprised of quantitative data, interviews and best practices for both newcomers and seasoned fundraising professionals.
H.S. Warwick Research Award winners must demonstrate scholarly research. In addition, the research should be a source of knowledge to educational advancement practitioners in the field of alumni relations. Bowman’s book will be used as a part of the curriculum in LeadershipPVAMU, a new program designed to hone leadership skills in employee participants.