President Dr. A. Zachary Faison Jr. and First Lady Donate $25,000 to EWC

JACKSONVILLE, FL. (August 9, 2018) – During the annual Edward Waters College (EWC) Fall Faculty & Staff  Institute President and First Lady Dr. A. Zachary Faison Jr. made a donation of $25,000 to the College to support their newly established EWC Professional and Scholarly Development Fund. (PSDF).

The EWC Professional and Scholarly Development Fund was established by Dr. and First Lady (Tyciee) Faison to support and expand opportunities for professional and scholarly development amongst faculty and staff of Edward Waters College. In establishing the fund, the first family supported the aforementioned initiative by making a $25,000 gift to the College to be disbursed over the next 5 years with the Fund becoming accessible beginning September 1, 2018 and every subsequent September 1st until 2022.

President A. Zachary Faison, Jr. and First Lady Tyciee present a check for $25,000 in support of and to establish the Professional and Scholarly Development Fund.

“We are truly excited to make this initial investment towards the professional and scholarly development of the outstanding and dedicated faculty and staff at EWC,” said EWC President, Dr. A. Zachary Faison Jr.

All full-time EWC faculty and staff employees, upon completion of one-year of employment service to the College, are eligible to apply to receive disbursements from the fund once per fiscal year for a professional and/or scholarly development activity.  Activities may include reputable seminar/ training programs, e-learning opportunities, presentations and participation at external regional/national conferences. Specified professional or scholarly development activities must be directly related to the faculty academic discipline and/or job responsibilities at Edward Waters College.

“Our intention is for this gift to catalyze increased philanthropic support to our entire college community as we fervently believe that EWC is fertile ground in which others should plant seeds that will assuredly reap a bountiful harvest as evidenced by our outstanding graduates who contribute greatly to the City of Jacksonville, the State of Florida, and beyond,” Faison said. 

Edward Waters To Announce New Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Edward Waters To Announce New Head Men’s Basketball Coach

The Edward Waters College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will hold a press conference on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 where Frederick Summers will officially be announced as the new Head Men’s Basketball Coach. The Press Conference will begin promptly at 11:00 am at the John Hurst Adams-Jimmy R. Jenkins Community Sports & Music Center.
Summers comes to Edward Waters after serving one season in the same role at Talladega College, where he led the Tornadoes to a 21-11 overall record and 10-5 in Gulf Coast Athletic Conference play. For his efforts, Summers was named the 2017-18 GCAC Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year.

Prior to his time at Talladega, Summers coached five seasons as the Head Coach at Concordia College in Selma, Alabama. He led the Hornets to four straight appearances to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Tournament. The Hornets finished as the tournament runner-up in 2015-16, while the following year, Concordia won its first USCAA National Championship. Summers finished his time at Concordia as the winningest coach in CCAL history with a record of 82-47.

Summers is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he was a guard on the Men’s Basketball team, sharing the same backcourt with former Los Angeles Lakers guard and New York Knicks Head Coach, Derek Fisher.

For More Information:
Joshua C. Jackson, SID: (904) 868-6596
Henry Smith, SID: (904) 470-8045

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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!