Sept. 23. New Town: Healthy Hearts Event

New Town Success Zone, Edward Waters College and Mayo Clinic are hosting a Wellness Rx event on Saturday, September 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Center for Health Disparities Building, 1401 Grunthal Street, 32209.

The participants will get information on dealing with stress and heart health from Health Educators of the American Heart Association. Program participants will be the first to receive FREE Groceries. Let’s get healthy together!

 

Homecoming Schedule

Homecoming 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Coronation

7:00 p.m. in the Milne Auditorium (The Chapel)

 

Monday, October 2, 2017

International Day

1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on the Centennial Lawn with DJ Pretty Ricky

Wild N’ Out

Doors open at 8:30 | 9:00 p.m. start time in the Student Union Building (SUB)

 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tacky Tuesday

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the SUB

Top Golf

8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. | 10531 Brightman Blvd.

 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Jersey Day

Chapel Hosted by Athletics

Pep Rally – 2:00 p.m. Centennial Lawn with DJ Pretty Ricky

Autobahn – 8:00 p.m. at 6601 Executive Park Ct. N

 

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Throwback Thursday

“Powder Puff Games” 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Back 40 Behind Salter Hall

“Bon Fire” 8:30 p.m. Basketball Court with DJ Pretty Ricky

 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Flex Friday

“Fierce Friday”

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on the Centennial Lawn

“Comedy Show”

8:30 p.m. in the Adams-Jenkins Sports Complex (Gym)

 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Tiger Spirit Day

Homecoming Parade 9:00 a.m.

“Tigerwalk / Tailgate” 1:00 p.m. on the Centennial Lawn

Homecoming Football Game

“Step Show”

8:00 p.m. in the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center

 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Beach Party

Meet at Library at 3:00 p.m. | Buses leave at 3:30 p.m. | Jacksonville Beach

6:30 p.m. Return

Girl Trek Interest Meeting

Girl Trek Interest Meeting

Join the Movement at Edward Waters College

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

5:30 p.m. in Theatre Room (SUB)

Ladies, Let’s Get Trekking to a healthier you!!!

The GirlTrek national team is a small group of sisters inspired by the fearless life of Harriet Tubman who changed the course of America by walking over 300 slaves to freedom.  Currently, GirlTrek is a groundbreaking national nonprofit that mobilizes women and girls to live their healthiest, most fulfilled lives through developing a habit of daily walking. Today GirlTrek believes that we must harness the brilliance of our college-aged women in order to increase the changes of us living longer, healthier lives. We envision all of our HBCU campuses filled with women (students, faculty and staff) who are moving, walking and enjoying the benefits of supporting each other to live their most fulfilled and healthiest lives. GirlTrek is stepping up to provide this opportunity.

Will you join us?

For more information, visit www.girltrek.org

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Governor Scott declares state of emergency ahead of Irma

Governor Scott declares state of emergency ahead of Irma

Posted: Sep 04, 2017 5:08 PM EDT Updated: Sep 04, 2017 8:10 PM EDT

 

Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for the entire state in anticipation of Hurricane Irma.

As of 5 p.m. Monday, Irma was a Category 4 and nearing the Leeward Islands.

The 5 p.m. forecast issued by the National Hurricane Center puts much of South Florida — including a portion of Collier County — in the 5-day cone.

By declaring a state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties, Scott is ensuring that local governments have ample time, resources and flexibility to get prepared for the dangerous storm.

 

Statement from Gov. Rick Scott

“Hurricane Irma is a major and life-threatening storm and Florida must be prepared. I have continued to be briefed by the Florida Division of Emergency Management on Hurricane Irma and current forecast models have Florida in Irma’s path – potentially impacting millions of Floridians. Today, given these forecasts and the intensity of this storm, I have declared a state of emergency for every county in Florida to make certain that state, federal and local governments are able to work together and make sure resources are dispersed to local communities as we get prepared for this storm. In Florida, we always prepare for the worst and hope for the best and while the exact path of Irma is not absolutely known at this time, we cannot afford to not be prepared. This state of emergency allows our emergency management officials to act swiftly in the best interest of Floridians without the burden of bureaucracy or red tape.

In Florida, we know that the best way to protect our families in severe weather is to have a plan. I urge all Floridians to remain vigilant and stay alert to local weather and news and visit FLGetAPlan.com today as we all prepare for Hurricane Irma. We will keep monitoring and issuing updates on Hurricane Irma as it approaches Florida.”

 

LINK: http://www.nbc-2.com/story/36286662/scott-declares-state-of-emergency-ahead-of-irma

EWC Leads GCAC With Highest Number Of Student-Athletes On Commissioner’s Honor Roll

EWC Leads GCAC With Highest Number Of Student-Athletes On Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Edward Waters – Sat, Jul. 8, 2017

 

Class of 2017 Valedictorian Ariane Vitale (Women’s Track & Field) & Salutatorian Alberto Rivera (Baseball)

New Orleans, Louisiana-For the second consecutive year, Edward Waters College led the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference with the highest number of student-athletes selected for the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Out of the 243 student-athletes that were selected to be on this year’s Honor Roll, Edward Waters had 120. At the conclusion of the 2016 year, EWC led the conference with 97 student-athletes on the Honor Roll.

To be selected as a member of the GCAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, a student-athlete must maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average or better over two semesters during the 2016-17 school term.

“This is another amazing accomplishment for our student-athletes.” remarked Interim Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Stanley B. Cromartie. “One thing we stress at Edward Waters beyond winning on the field, is taking care of business in the classroom. For our student-athletes to accomplish the feat of leading the GCAC in most student-athletes on the Honor Roll for the second straight year is amazing and I could not be more proud of them.”

Below, the highlighted student-athletes’ names are representing Edward Waters College on the 2017 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll are:

Women’s Sports Men’s Sports
Ariane Vitalle Women’s Track & Field Jacob Marshall Men’s Track & Field
Joy Miller Women’s Track & Field Stanley Gracia Men’s Track & Field
Davia Chin Women’s Track & Field Herman Howard, III Men’s Track & Field
Makayla Hickmon Women’s Track & Field Abraham Grandison Men’s Track & Field
Larissa Pereira Women’s Track & Field Joshua Rodriguez Men’s Track & Field
Seanique Hubbard Women’s Track & Field Tyjuan Fray Men’s Track & Field
Alexandria Blount Women’s Track & Field Andy Francois Men’s Track & Field
Jakeara Evans Women’s Track & Field Michael Noltion, Jr. Men’s Track & Field
Marina Maguire Women’s Track & Field Jordan Forshee Men’s Track & Field
Denisha Swan Women’s Track & Field Alfred Jones, Jr. Men’s Basketball
Annette Campbell Women’s Track & Field Charles-Eddie Smith Men’s Basketball
Rosaline Leger Women’s Track & Field Brandon Miller Men’s Basketball
Tashan Morley Women’s Track & Field Prince Braynen Men’s Basketball
Eleexsie Haughton Women’s Track & Field Jonathan Hart Men’s Basketball
Jimeka Fair Women’s Track & Field Omar Banaga Men’s Basketball
Cheyenne Wilkinson Women’s Track & Field Oceann Maddox Men’s Basketball
Emoni Freeman Women’s Track & Field Blake Harper Men’s Basketball
Nakiya Howard Women’s Track & Field Cameron Miller Football
Amari McBride Women’s Track & Field Sir Jackson Football
Rayne’sha Harris Women’s Track & Field Christopher Simpson Football
Anitta Martin Women’s Track & Field Paolo Golemi Football
Anquinette Calhoun Women’s Cross Country Tariq Walker Football
Janae Kohn Women’s Cross Country Alfredrick Tyson Football
Deja Cheatham Women’s Basketball Javaun Pendergast Football
La’She Kirkland Women’s Basketball Antonio Gamble Football
Bianca Thornton Women’s Basketball Joseph Hunter, IV Football
Clary Munoz Women’s Basketball Jarius Joyce Football
Nancy Ishimwe Women’s Basketball Michael Floyd Football
Imani Thomas Women’s Basketball Basil Spencer, Jr. Football
Kyeshia Dawkins Women’s Basketball Justin Slaughter Football
Amariah Brown Women’s Basketball Richard Graham, III Football
Jermisha Collins Women’s Basketball Deante Hale Football
Troi Grant Women’s Basketball Jeremiah Johnson Football
Mia Leite Women’s Basketball Ross Delfino Football
Sabrina Rodriguez Volleyball Cedric Lewis Football
Lauren Howard Volleyball Mack Viel Football
Tiffany Harris Volleyball Jared Hagan Football
Ashlyn Pavlock Volleyball Walter Shaw Football
Chassidy Williams Volleyball Willie Sweet Football
Jordan Shivar Volleyball Frederick Belz Baseball
Kiara Morrell Volleyball Miguel Beltre Baseball
Danai Stone Volleyball Alberto Rivera Baseball
Breona Pelham Volleyball Denver Ripley Baseball
Charinae Green Volleyball Jonathan Irra Baseball
Kayla Morales Volleyball Noah Leake Baseball
Kaylin Davison Volleyball Dorion Kemp Baseball
Kaleigh Kirton Softball Carlos Cabrera Baseball
Tremia Holmes Softball Tyler Rich Baseball
Alyssa Fonda Softball Travis Coleman Baseball
Jennifer Gering Softball Zachary Kazak Baseball
Brashella Keys Softball Jonathan Radomski Baseball
Marissa Hernandez Softball Jordan Pontious Baseball
Gabrielle Williamson Softball Julio Flores Baseball
Bryttani Ellis-Vance Softball Wyatt Reid Baseball
Kali Barnhill Softball Nicholas Cruz Baseball
Tiffany Solomon Softball Will Boggs Baseball
Taylor Solomon Softball
Danielle Jennings Softball
My’Tajae Savoy-Gee Cheerleading
Amaris Watson Cheerleading
Nikeyea Golden Cheerleading
Sharkavious Childress Cheerleading

 

 

EWC TO RECEIVE $8.4 MILLION INVESTMENT

EWC TO RECEIVE $8.4 MILLION INVESTMENT AS MAYOR ANNOUNCES

SAFER NEIGHBORHOODS INVESTMENT PLAN

Investments to benefit neighborhood served by EWC

President Nathaniel Glover

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 5, 2017 – Demonstrating his continued commitment to safer neighborhoods and communities, Mayor Lenny Curry joined Edward Waters College (EWC) President Nat Glover and City officials to announce one of his Safer Neighborhoods investments that will benefit the northwest Jacksonville community. The City of Jacksonville’s 2017-18 budget includes support for safety improvements and infrastructure enhancements at the local college that is Florida’s oldest independent institution of higher learning established for the education of African Americans. More than $8 million has been committed to support the university’s efforts to refurbish a long-challenged dormitory and build a community field.

“This is a real investment where there is a real need,” said Mayor Curry. “As its history affirms, Edward Waters College should be a beacon of light for our community.”

EWC President Nat Glover approached the mayor earlier this year to request support for two challenges he felt were impeding the growth and progress of the university. Dormitory conditions resulting in mold and unhealthy environments were affecting recruitment and retention efforts. The long-time absence of an on-campus athletic field required the university to leave its campus and community for football games, played at local high schools. This void which robs the school of a home spirited atmosphere, as expressed by Glover, also prevents the community from embracing and accessing the campus. A new community field with a track will be a resource to Health Zone 1, a community wrought with health, safety and education disparities.

In an effort to address these needs which are aligned with the mayor’s commitment to public safety, Mayor Curry has designated $4.4 million in funds for the EWC dormitories, and $4 million for the development of a community field. The mayor will present his full budget and “Safer Neighborhoods” investment plan to City Council on July 17th. Pending City Council approval, the budget will take effect Oct. 1.