In The News


Celebrating the accomplishments of and highlighting developments pertaining to AMIE partners and related organizations, here's what's in the news:

AMIE Executive part of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion convening


On November 10, 2017, Veronica Nelson, AMIE's Executive Director, was among the 70 leading corporate and academic signatories of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ (CEO Action) who convened for an inaugural closed-door discussion. This session was designed for CEOs to identify short and long-term actions that the business community can achieve within their own organizations and as a collective coalition to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

About CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Bringing together more than 330 CEOs of America’s leading organizations and universities, the commitment outlines actions that signatories pledge to take to cultivate a workplace and culture where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, employees feel comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion, and where best known—and unsuccessful—actions can be shared across organizations. Learn more at To connect via Facebook visit CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion and on Twitter: @CEOAction.

The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is led by a steering committee of CEOs and leaders from Accenture, BCG, Deloitte US, The Executive Leadership Council, EY, General Atlantic, KPMG, New York Life, Procter & Gamble, and PwC. The coalition represents nearly 85 industries, all 50 US States, and millions of employees globally.


AAMU-RISE Foundation


The AAMU-RISE Foundation is the contracting entity for Alabama A&M University. Our business is research and development, which is critical to innovation because it is the investment in technology that enhances capabilities and transforms ideas into products, processes, and services. 

The AAMU-RISE Foundation is capable of serving as either a prime or subcontractor to manufacture products or provide innovative services that the U.S. government must have. In today’s fast-paced, dynamic environment, the government's urgent need to solve real-world, complex, problems demands the collaboration of diverse minds and resources. The AAMU-RISE Foundation is ready to collaborate.

To learn more visit AAMU-RISE Foundation.



UNCF (the United Negro College Fund)  has released a new one-of-a-kind historically black college and university (HBCU) economic impact report titled, HBCUs Make America Strong: The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

This landmark study changes the narrative about HBCUs and details how much HBCUs support and make a difference in local, state and national job creation and economic development.  Underwritten by the Citi Foundation and prepared by the University of Georgia’s Selig Center for Economic Growth, the UNCF report also includes HBCU-and state-specific data.

The UNCF HBCU economic impact study finds that America’s HBCUs inject billions of dollars in economic impact into the national economy.  Specifically, the UNCF study finds that: 

  • Total economic impact of HBCU spending in the United States is $14.8 billion annually; the equivalent to a ranking among the top 200 corporations on the Fortune 500 list.
  • Every dollar spent by an HBCU and its students generates $1.44 in initial and subsequent spending for the institution’s      local and regional economies; particularly significant as many HBCUs are in southern communities where overall economic growth has lagged.
  • HBCUs generate roughly 134,000 jobs annually for their local and regional economies, including on-campus and off-site jobs, equating to approximately 13 jobs created for each $1 million initially spent by HBCUs.
  • HBCU graduates, over 50,000 in 2014, can expect to earn $130 billion over their working lifetimes—an additional $927,000 per graduate or 56 percent more than they could expect to earn without their HBCU degrees or certificates.

The UNCF HBCU economic impact study, including its findings for 100 HBCUs in 19 States, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands, can be accessed at:

Please help to spread this positive narrative about the nation’s HBCUs on social media using the hashtag #HBCUStrong


Morgan Alum. Larry McRae, Elected Vice Chairman of Corning Incorporated

Morgan State News July 22, 2015


 Lawrence D. McRae


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