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Greetings, CAU Nation!


It’s hard to believe that we are wrapping up another academic year and Commencement is just around the corner. And what a whirlwind of a year it has been as we celebrated CAU’s 30th Anniversary, launched several university priorities, and created new traditions such as our LIFT Dinners. 

Throughout the month of April, we had exciting news and activities in the areas of athletics, financial literacy, scholarship, and student success.  I was also humbled to be one of the honorees of the Atlanta Tribune’s 2019 Women of Excellence Awards.

Panther Proud  

We held a welcome rally for our new football coach, Tim Bowens, who comes to CAU from Georgia State University where he was an assistant coach in charge of running backs. He led the Panthers’ offense to a school-record 2,057 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns on the ground in 2018, as his squad improved their rushing average by nearly 60 yards per game over the previous season.

Congratulations to the CAU Lady Panthers tennis in capturing the 2019 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Tournament championship. Freshman player Madison Majors was named Tournament Most Valuable Player and was chosen for the All-Tournament team in singles.  Joining her on that team were juniors Keyvona Moultrie and Akilah Parker, also named SIAC Player of the YearMajors and junior Vanessa Eusebio were named to the All-Tournament doubles team.  First-year CAU Head Coach Tara Turner, a former Lady Panthers tennis player, was honored as Coach of the Tournament and Coach of the Year.  Parker, Majors and Eusebio were All-Conference picks in singles competition while Parker and Alexis Fletcher were named All-Conference in doubles play.


CAU Students on the Move

Three CAU theatre majors have been selected to attend the British American Drama Academy (BADA) Midsummer in Oxford acting intensive this summer.  Senior Keara Jones and juniors, Trejhaun DueBerry and Therecia Lang, were chosen from a large pool of candidates studying acting at universities all over the world to participate in this classical theatre training program.  BADA is run in association with The Yale School of Drama to classically train actors in British acting methodologies.

Leah Hernandez, a graduating senior in the business school with a concentration in marketing, has been named amongst the top five finalists in the 2019 GMAT™ Think Like an Entrepreneur competition. Hosted by the Graduate Management Admission Council™ (GMAC), producers of the GMAT™, the competition calls for undergraduate students to leverage business skills for social innovation. The grand prize winner will receive $10,000, a press release and a feature on mba.com, and will play a role at GMAC’s Annual Conference in June 2019.  Current full-time and part-time students can still cast their votes to select the grand prize winner through May 15th by visiting https://start.gmat.com/think2019/vote.

Hernandez is the founder and CEO of Young Authors Publishing, which provides children in low-income communities with classes on writing and financial literacy so they can publish their own children’s story and keep the proceeds in a savings account for their future. 

The School of Arts and Sciences Department of Public Administration has been recognized for outstanding work at a Call for Papers Presentation held at the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) Conference held April 3-7 in Orlando. During the conference, students Alexis Monteiro and Brandon Harris each won the CIGNA Healthcare scholarship, valued at $5,000 each.


Financial Literacy Week

In observation of National Money Smart Week, CAU’s Office of Financial Literacy hosted the 3rd Annual AUC Financial Literacy Innovation & Technology Conference.  Empowered by Sparkhouse, a CAU/AUC STEM Entrepreneurial Initiative, this event sought to increase student interest, faculty support, and participation in the innovation economy, especially in financial services, financial technology (FinTech), and entrepreneurial development.  Financial literacy guru, Dr. John Hope Bryant, chairman, founder, and CEO of Operation Hope, delivered a financial address to the audience on the importance of financial capability.  The weeklong conference also included experts from across backgrounds and industries who shared their views on education and financial literacy, innovation in financial service, and financial technology.


Writer’s Workshop

The Department of English and Modern Languages hosted the 49th Annual Writers Workshop Conference, “Telling Stories and Truths through Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction.” This year’s event featured authors Tina McElroy AnsaValerie BoydLeonard PittsAngela TuckCharles Jones, and Curtis Bunn.  Professors and guest speakers also facilitated a creative writing and poetry workshops, and an Open Mic Poetry Slam.


CAU Art Museum

The CAU Art Museum acquired six new works from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation (SGDF) for the University’s permanent collection. The Souls Grown Deep Foundation is the foremost collection of artworks by artists from the African American South. The newly acquired works for CAU contribute to and expand the collection by adding textiles and work by folk artists.


Did You Know?

Did you know that CAU is the leading academic institution in the area of Cyber Physical Systems with degree programs and academic offerings in Cyber Security, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Science, and Robotics?  


Until the next time...

Lucille H. Maugé
Interim President

Clark Atlanta University



Congratulations to Leah Hernandez, CAU '19, a top finailst in the GMAT Think Like an Entrepreneur Competition! 




Jazz Under the Stars featuring Regina Carter 
Harkness Quadrangle | May 4, 2019  

City of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the Honorable Andrew Young joined the Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Guild for its 26th Annual Jazz Under the Stars Scholarship Benefit Concert. 


CAU Fashion Senior Showcase
The Shops at Lennox, Atlanta, Georgia | May 2, 2019

The Department of Art and Fashion culminated their fashion week with a fantastic showcase focusing on sustainability. Congrats to these creative seniors!  



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