January 6th, 2011 Allen University, with support from a grant provided by the National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy, is implementing the HBCU NNSA Pipeline Program to increase the number of students in the pipeline as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and enhance the educational and career development of these students. Serving [...]
Allen University will commemorate the 141st Anniversary of its founding through a weeklong celebration. Founded in 1870, Allen University is named after Richard Allen, the remarkable founder of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Allen University, recognized as the first university in South Carolina founded by African Americans for the education of African Americans, is also the first university named after an African American and created out of the AME Church?s desire to educate newly freed slaves to ensure a well-trained clergy.