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AT&T announced that Jonecia Keels and Jazmine Miller of Spelman College, a historically black liberal arts college for women, have won the 2010 AT&T Big Mobile on Campus Challenge(SM) with their next generation e-learning mobile application, HBCU Buddy.
HBCU Buddy is a mobile application created to educate and inform users, including both prospective and current college students, about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) across the United States. It is a fully-fledged mobile service application that provides detailed information about each and every HBCU in the nation and integrates all facets of college life.
The application opens with a directory profiling each HBCU with information on academics, admissions, research, student life, alumni, among other details. After selecting a school, students can navigate through the school – literally – by accessing virtual tours of buildings, on-campus videos, and local GPS and directions.
HBCU Buddy can also provide students with customizable social networking features to connect with each other, their school and community. The application connects to social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, and integrates tools such as chat and calendar to help students stay informed. Students can use the application to follow the latest on school club and campus happenings, local events, hot spots around the community, and more.
Jonecia Keels and Jazmine Miller were recognized and awarded a $10,000 scholarship (divided between them) and a mobile device of their choice each at the Higher Ed Board of Advisors Meeting in Miami, Florida, on October 7, 2010. The pair will be demonstrating their HBCU Buddy application in the AT&T booth #1433 at the EduCause National Convention in Anaheim, California, on October 12-14, 2010. Additionally, they will be invited to participate on the judging committee for the 2011 AT&T Big Mobile on Campus Challenge.
“HBCU Buddy is an outstanding mobile application, embodying everything this contest is about: providing a platform for higher education students to develop their innovative ideas into practical and useful e-learning mobile applications,” said Chris Hill, Vice President, Advanced Enterprise Mobility Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions (ABS).
“No one can indentify higher education opportunities and needs better than the students themselves. Jonecia Keels and Jazmine Miller of Spelman College saw a need and created an application that truly enhances the college experience for HBCU students. The application provides students with access to the most relevant information in real-time.”
AT&T Big Mobile on Campus Challenge for full-time college students was established in 2008 to recognize innovative and creative mobile applications that enhance the educational process for higher education students.
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The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association held its 2010-2011 Basketball Press Conference on October 7th, at the Charlotte Convention Center. The conference was also available for viewing live via the CIAA website, www.TheCIAA.com, courtesy of the Fayetteville State Sports Information Department.
The meeting included the release of the Preseason All-CIAA Team, as selected by the Basketball Coaches Association and the announcement of the Predicted Order of Finish, also determined by that group.
The 2011 CIAA Tournament logo and slogan “99 Years in the Game” were revealed; celebrating the approach of the conference’s 100th Anniversary.
|Women’s Predicted Order of Finish
|Men’s Predicted Order of Finish
Men’s Basketball Preseason Team
|Travis Hyman||BSU||JR||C||6’11||Communications||Glen Burnie, MD|
|Mark Brown||CU||JR||G||6’4||Pre-law||Suffolk, VA|
|Marquie Cooke||ECSU||JR||G||6’3||Sports Management||Suffolk, VA|
|Paul Goldsmith||ECSU||JR||F||6’6||Sports Management||Fayetteville, NC|
|Ronald Thornhill||JCSU||SR||G||5’10||Psychology||Alberta, VA|
|Greg Henry||LC||JR||F||6’4||Computer Information||System Atlanta, GA|
|Donte Durant||LC||SR||F||6’3||Criminal Justice||Washington, DC|
|Maurice Reevy||SPC||SR||F||6’6||Business Management||Richmond, VA|
|Raheem Smith||SU||SR||G||6’2||Recreation||Greenville, SC|
|Brandon Plummer||VSU||SR||G||6’1||Biology||Norfolk, VA|
|Paul Davis||WSSU||SR||F||6’9||Physical Education||Clio, SC|
|Braxton Byerson||VUU||SR||G||6’3||Marketing||Colonial Heights, VA|
Women’s Basketball Preseason Team
|Teaunsha Robinson||BSU||SR||F||6’0||Business Management||Baltimore, MD|
|Lakisha Walker||BSU||SR||G||5’8||Communications||Baltimore, MD|
|Talaya Lynch||CU||SO||G||5’7||Business-Administration||Hampton, VA|
|Kenyatta Gill||ECSU||JR||F||6’1||Criminal Justice||Mobile, AL|
|Shaquella Johnson||ECSU||SR||G||5’9||Health/Physical Education||Elizabeth City, NC|
|LaQuasha Jordan||FSU||JR||G||5’9||Physical Education||Greenville, NC|
|Tiffany Haywood||FSU||SR||F||5’9||Elementary Education||Fayetteville, NC|
|Keyona Bryant||SAC||JR||C||6’0||Communications||Springdale, MD|
|Allison Sikes||SAC||SR||F||6’1||Psychology||Richmond, VA|
|Keisha White||SAC||SR||G||5’10||Biology||Richmond, VA|
|Rhon’Neisha Taylor||VSU||SR||G||5’8||Sports Management||Nashville, TN|
|Vontisha Woods||WSSU||SR||F||6’0||Exercise Science||Danville, VA|