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Clinton College Receives Grant Award from NNSA

October 06, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) awarded $7 million for workforce development and training supporting plutonium pit production to minority-serving educational institutions in New Mexico and South Carolina. NNSA provided $3.5 million for partnerships in each state to be distributed among selected institutions, including historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and universities.

Dr. McCorn's Statement on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2021

Today we pause to remember and reflect on the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001. This was a day that changed the world. Many of us vividly remember where we were when we received the news and watched the images of the twin towers of the World Trade Center of New York City consumed with fire and smoke. Those images of mass destruction, the crash in Pennsylvania along with the damage to the Pentagon in D.C., remind us of the fragility of human existence and the tragedy of hatred. We honor all of those who lost lives and the valiant efforts of all of the first responders.

Clinton College Receives Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Endowment

August 20, 2021

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA), in partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF), presented an endowment in the amount of $50,000 to Clinton College as a part of the organization’s AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund.

Clinton College Announces New Staff Hires

August 18, 2021

Today, Clinton College announced three new hires to position the college for continued growth: Mr. Viticus Thomas, Director of Admissions, Ms. Kristen Brown, Director of Marketing and Communications, and Mr. Keon Galloway, Percussion Instructor and Drumline Coach.

Clinton College announces new additions to executive leadership

July 26, 2021

Clinton College announced today that it has brought on two accomplished higher education professionals to join the executive leadership team. Dr. Toneyce S. Randolph will lead as Vice President and Dean of Academic Services while Harriet Hobbs will serve as Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness starting Fall 2021.

President McCorn's article on Dr. King is published in scholarly journal

July 13, 2021

An article written by President Lester A. McCorn is featured in the latest edition of Penumbra, the scholarly journal of Union Institute and University. This edition is dedicated to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The chosen articles were written by faculty, graduates, and students of the Ph.D. program associated with the MLK Legacy Studies Specialization.

Clinton College awarded $3.5 million grant to address health disparities in Rock Hill community

June 28, 2021

Clinton College and the city of Rock Hill announced on Monday a $3.5 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to address the health disparities in the city’s most vulnerable neighborhoods, specifically the south side of Rock Hill. The grant partnership will lean on collaborations with community partners, while Clinton College leads project management, quality improvement, and evaluation through the Clinton College Community Development Corporation (CC-CDC).

Clinton College receives Truth Initiative grant and pledges to go tobacco/vape-free

March 24, 2021

Rock Hill, SC, March 1, 2021 – Clinton College is joining forces with Truth Initiative® – the national nonprofit dedicated to achieving a culture where young people reject smoking, vaping and nicotine– to adopt a 100% tobacco/vape-free campus policy. The college is one of 10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) or Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) to receive this Truth Initiative award as part of a national movement among students, faculty and administrators to address smoking, vaping and nicotine use at college campuses throughout the U.S. Since 2015...

Clinton College receives portion of $42 million investment by Biden administration

March 03, 2021

In keeping with its tradition to provide quality education for everyone, Clinton College has been awarded nearly half a million dollars from the United States Department of Agriculture to expand educational opportunities to 12 rural counties in South Carolina. The investment of $499,950 will connect Clinton College with libraries, churches, and adult learning centers.

Clinton College announces new athletic director

February 24, 2021

Dee Frazier has been announced as Clinton College's new athletic director. A news conference is scheduled for Wednesday, March 3 at 11 AM.

Clinton College creates Black History Month playlist

February 09, 2021

Change Gon Come playlist Available on iTunes, Spotify and YouTube

College announces new Associate VP of Enrollment

January 26, 2021

Clinton College, the only historically Black college in Rock Hill, SC, is pleased to announce Jocelyn Biggs as its new Associate Vice President of Enrollment to lead the institution in enrollment management services.

Clinton College partners with Propel Center to bring tech curriculum to students

January 13, 2021

​Clinton College is proud to announce its partnership with Propel Center, a new global campus headquartered in Atlanta that will support innovative learning and development for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide. Clinton College will collaborate with Propel Center and the entire HBCU community to bring leadership and career development programming to its students.

COVID-19 testing available on campus

January 11, 2021

COVID-19 testing is available for the community at Clinton College. 1029 Crawford Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29730

Clinton College included in newly established Reconstruction Era National Historic Network

January 06, 2021

The history and contributions of Clinton College are now available through The National Park Service after being recognized as part of the newly established Reconstruction Era National Historic Network.

Marilyn J. Mosby announced as Clinton College Commencement speaker

November 10, 2020

Clinton College has announced Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby as the 2020 Commencement speaker on Saturday, November 21 at 1 pm. Mosby is most-known for charging the six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray in 2015.

Remote learning to continue for spring semester

October 28, 2020

Since the start of the semester, the administration has closely monitored the public health conditions locally and nationally. A COVID-19 Task Force has been working diligently to put appropriate protocols in place in anticipation of a full return to campus in the spring. We have observed the lessons being learned on other college campuses across the country; the results have been mixed. We have concluded that there are too many barriers to operating in person in a completely safe and effective manner next semester. Therefore, we will continue in remote learning for the spring semester.

2020 SBC Virtual Homecoming

October 19, 2020

The pandemic canceled our homecoming plans but we got you with a virtual homecoming with Black Youngsta, Moneybagg Yo, Mulatto, Chris Paul, Deion Sanders, Kirk Franklin, Koryn Hawthorne and more!

Social Justice and The Church

October 12, 2020

Clinton College is hosting a three-day virtual conference titled 'Social Justice & The Church' from Oct. 21-23 to bring together students and local church and community leaders for a very timely and vital discussion.

Voter Registration Competition

September 01, 2020

Clinton College joins The Collective, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to supporting causes that impact the Black community politically and through civic engagement efforts and HBCU leadership organization Xceleader for the #VoteHBCU voter registration competition.

Clinton College Fall Convocation goes virtual

August 21, 2020

Prominent American critic and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr. will deliver the keynote address at Clinton College's virtual Fall Convocation on Wednesday, September 2, beginning at 11 a.m. The service will be streamed live on the college's Facebook and Youtube accounts.

Tribute to C.T. Vivian and John Lewis

July 21, 2020

This weekend our nation lost two of the most legendary living figures of the Modern Civil Rights Movement, Reverend C.T. Vivian and Congressman John Lewis. Both of their careers crossed generations and centuries, continuing to serve on the behalf of the voiceless until they took their last breaths.

Clinton College announces remote classes for the fall semester

July 14, 2020

All Clinton College courses for the fall semester will be remote through a new online program called Bridging Excellence And Remote Learning.

A Syllabus for Worship Arts Ministry for Church Re-Entry

June 02, 2020

As cities across the country slowly reopen parts of our everyday lives, church and worship leaders are rethinking the safest way for believers to come together again.

#HBCUGradWeekend virtual events

May 13, 2020

#ShowMeYourWalk: HBCU Edition On May 16th, JPMorgan Chase, through its Advancing Black Pathways initiative, is sponsoring a virtual graduation to celebrate the achievements of more than 27,000 HBCU students from 78 schools.

Clinton College provides students with Microsoft Surface Go devices

May 04, 2020

As a global pandemic forced every college and university across the country to move courses online indefinitely, Clinton College students were able to continue their classwork thanks to a campus initiative that provides every full-time student with a Microsoft Surface Pro during the school year. 

Clinton College Named Most Affordable College in SC

April 23, 2020

Affordability is typically at the top of most people’s priority list when they are deciding where they will further their education, and according to college ranking site University HQ, Clinton College is where you will get the most out of your money.

Clinton College Listed Among 20 Best Value Colleges in SC

April 08, 2020

When it comes to receiving an affordable, quality college education, Clinton College is one of the best in South Carolina, according to the website Best Value Schools.

3/24 Message from President McCorn on COVID-19

March 30, 2020

Please watch this short video message from President McCorn.

UPDATE 3/19: Clinton College Online Learning Extended

March 19, 2020

To remain in compliance with the recommendations and guidelines set by the CDC and the state of South Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic, Clinton College has decided to extend the period of online teaching and learning for the remainder of the Spring semester.

Clinton College Student Emergency Assistance Fund

March 19, 2020

There is no higher priority than the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Considering the challenges presented by the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Clinton College is taking significant steps to respond to our current reality and protect our campus community—including transitioning to a virtual instruction environment through the end of the academic year.

(COVID-19) Community Update 3/11

March 11, 2020

There are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the Clinton College campus. Clinton College leadership and the college’s campus safety committee have been meeting frequently to monitor and make plans for COVID-19 to ensure the campus remains safe for everyone. Our recommendations and decisions follow the guidelines from the CDC and the York County Health Department.

Clinton College to Roll Out New Vision Plan on Founders’ Day

February 24, 2020

As Clinton College honors the institution’s 126 years of higher education on Founders’ Day next month, the college will also look towards the future by unveiling a new, highly anticipated vision for the Rock Hill campus. A short presentation will be shown during the Founder’s Day program inside J.W. Martin Gymnasium at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020. The new plans focus on the college’s goal of student success with additional academic programs and details the expansion of campus over the next eight years.

President McCorn to be Honored by Morehouse College

February 07, 2020

Congratulations are in order for Clinton College President Dr. Lester A. McCorn, who will be inducted into the 35th Martin Luther King Jr. International College of Ministers and Laity at Morehouse College next month.

Important Dates for Spring 2020

January 07, 2020

Spring semester at Clinton College means the president’s sneaker ball, spring break and for some, graduation. Here’s a reminder of some important dates you will need to put on your calendar for this semester:

Women’s Basketball Team Looks to Become Powerhouse in New Conference

October 21, 2019

The Clinton College women’s basketball team ended last season with a winning record, but head coach Jessica Blair refuses to dwell on the past as her team looks to prove itself in the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference this upcoming season.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Throws Meltdown Event for Students

October 03, 2019

The Rock Hill graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated invested in the lives of Clinton College students and its programs during an event the organization hosted on campus in September.

New Millennium Café is a Hit With Students

September 04, 2019

Clinton College’s newly renovated dining hall, New Millennium Café, has been the center of delicious food and fellowship among students, faculty, and staff since the Fall semester began. The New Millennium Café was revealed just a few weeks ago and students have enjoyed the modern dining experience that boasts a menu that includes homestyle entrees, made-to-order deli sandwiches, oven-baked pizza, and a fresh salad bar.

Important Dates for Fall 2019

August 15, 2019

Welcome Back to Clinton College! As classes begin next week, we want to remind you of some important dates you will need to remember for this semester:

Clinton College Receives a Donation from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

July 31, 2019

Clinton College has received support from one of the oldest Black Greek-letter sororities in the United States. On Tuesday, several members from the Rock Hill Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated presented a check of $769.84 to Clinton College – the only historically black college in York County.

Clinton College Starts Supply Pantry to Help Students in Need

July 22, 2019

In a perfect world, a dedicated college student who is working hard to further their education shouldn’t have to struggle with having enough food to eat, but according to a recent survey, thousands of college students across the country experience food insecurity, including many students at Clinton College.

Clinton College to Develop Department of Music

July 02, 2019

Choral music is a vital part of the foundation of every historically black college, which is why Clinton College has hired Dr. Tony McNeill, a member of Donald Lawrence and The Tri-City Singers, to help develop a new Department of Music.

Clinton College Graduates Called to be "Social Engineers"

May 15, 2019

The work is not over for the 2019 Clinton College graduates who walked across the stage at Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center on May 4th – they are now being called to be “social engineers.”

Clinton College Announces Commencement Speaker

April 29, 2019

Former Ohio State Senator and Bernie Sanders staffer Nina Turner to deliver the keynote address

Clinton College receives more than $100,000 for its 125th Founders Day

April 02, 2019

Institution celebrates legacy with A.M.E. Zion Church and local community

Men's Golden Bears win EMAC Championship

February 17, 2019

Clinton College men’s basketball team wins EMAC tournament, moves on to compete for national title

Clinton College students publish inspiring book

September 26, 2018

Freedom Writers teacher to attend official book launch

Clinton College’s new leader eyes growth

September 11, 2018

Clinton College has a new leader, and he’s focused on the school’s growth.

Dr. Lester A. McCorn Selected as 13th President

August 17, 2018

It's the official start of a new beginning for one of South Carolina's most historic colleges.

Baccalaureate Service and Commencement

April 27, 2018

The Clinton College Baccalaureate Service will be held on Friday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Retool Your School

March 08, 2018

The Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program is back!

Clinton College Open House 2018

January 30, 2018

New Fall students will experience Clinton College first hand during its 2018 Open House.

Clinton College joins National Consortium on College Men of Color

October 07, 2017

Clinton College has joined the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) National Consortium on College Men of Color (NCCMC).

Celebrate Homecoming

September 27, 2017

Clinton College is excited about our upcoming Homecoming 2017 Celebration!

2017 Fall Convocation

September 07, 2017

This year's Fall Convocation will be held at the Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center in Rock Hill, SC on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 11AM.