Edward Waters College (EWC) was awarded two 2015 HBCU (Historically Black College or University) Awards presented by HBCU Digest at the annual AARP HBCU Awards ceremony held at Hampton University last weekend. The EWC Department of Business Administration won “Best Business Program” and Dr. Brian Seymour, Research Director for the EWC Center for the Prevention of Health Disparities, won “Best Male Faculty of the Year.”
The EWC Department of Business Administration partnered with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to offer a free Entrepreneurship Certificate Program to the community in an effort to increase the number of minority business entrepreneurs.
Dr. Brian Seymour conducted a pilot study that found major variations in allergic antibodies among the African American populations living in Jacksonville Florida. The results could lead to improved health care and eventually reduce the high mortality rate among African Americans with allergic disorders.
Edward Waters College received six nominations in five categories including “Best HBCU of the Year” and Dr. Nathaniel Glover’s nomination for “Best Male HBCU President” for the second year in a row.