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Paul Quinn approved for programs in Entrepreneurship, Fundraising and Philanthropy (1454 hits)

Paul Quinn College has received approval from the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, also known as TRACS, to include Entrepreneurship and Fundraising and Philanthropy as concentrations in the College’s Business Administration program which confers a bachelor of science to its graduates. Students will be able to declare the two concentrations starting Fall 2013.

“Our goal is to empower students from under-resourced communities around the world use their power, abilities, and imagination to change not just their circumstance, but those of everyone around them” said Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn. “This is the Quinnite Nation’s new urban college model. We will use higher education as an economic development incubator for under-resourced communities. These programs are another step in that direction.”

Entrepreneurship at Paul Quinn will train students to become conscious business developers and investors in under-resourced communities. Entrepreneurship students will be expected to carry out the College’s mission of servant leadership by applying the principles of business ethics and social responsibility. Graduates of the program will have learned to resolve ethical dilemmas to improve business opportunity and development in underserved communities. Courses will include social entrepreneurship, a social entrepreneurship internship, small business management, and leadership.

The first of its kind to be established at a historically black college or university and only the second undergraduate institution to offer such a degree in America,Paul Quinn’s undergraduate program in Fundraising and Philanthropy is a comprehensive curriculum that will prepare students to compete for careers related to the emerging field of philanthropy. Recognized as one of the hottest 25 future careers by U.S. News and World Report, fundraising creates leaders among diverse career paths related to the philanthropic sector. Courses at Paul Quinn will include advanced fundraising, donor relations, grant proposal writing, and prospect research.

Paul Quinn was accredited by TRACS in 2011. The College overcame accreditation challenges by achieving full accreditation status in a record-breaking 18 months. TRACS is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Posted By: Eddie Francis
Monday, February 4th 2013 at 2:38PM
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Hi Eddie,

Thanks for posting this.

Entrepreneurship, Fundraising and Philanthropy (Marketing) ....Great combination. I highly recommend it. Here is the reason why. Not only will it prepare students for careers in Fundraising and Philanthropy, it also will train them to understand money flow - how to attract big money and who the big donors are - and they can apply those skills in their own lives. I have experience in engineering, but marketing is exciting because it provides a new level of creativity.

The things I write about most is mindset. To begin to create your own economy, your mind must be programmed to actively work in harmony with what you desire.

I have a paper that I wrote about HBCU's sitting on a small goldmine and do not realized. I will post it on this site soon. At many HBCUs, leaders and Alumni Association leaders are simply "out of touch" with how to raise millions of dollars - two, three or four calls per year simply "don't cut it." Students, parents, and alumni members do not receive marketing calls and communications on a regular basis. They wait months and even years before they are engaged by the university or Alumni Associations. Many HBCU's turn marketing and fundraising over to third parties, which is a huge mistake. There is little support from the business community as well. Revolutionary thinking is not required.

For many HBCUs, I believe that the will and commitment at the leadership levels are not there to raise millions of dollars. If you truly want to do something and you focus you mind on it, you will find solutions beyond your imagination.
Monday, February 4th 2013 at 6:28PM
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