Central State's Masceo Harmon named G-MAC Athlete of the Week

Central State senior Masceo Harmon has been named the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week following the first weekend of the 2014-15 season.

Harmon, a 5'8 point guard from Memphis, TN, led the Marauders to a 1-1 record during this past weekend's GLIAC vs. G-MAC Challenge against Wayne State University and Tiffin University.

In Friday's 69-68 win over Wayne State University, Harmon stepped up after spraining his ankle in the first half, scoring 14 of his game-high 18 points in the second stanza. Harmon also had 7 rebounds, 3 steals and was 7 of 15 from the field.

"Masceo took over the game in the second half while dealing with a bad ankle. It was very heroic," CSU head coach Joseph Price said. "He really changed the game."

In Saturday's 76-75 loss to tournament host Tiffin University, Harmon finished with a game-high 20 points along with 2 assists, 3 steals and 6 rebounds. He went 6 for 9 from the field and a perfect 7 of 7 from the free throw line.

“It is great to perform well,” Harmon said. “I just hope to keep getting better and help my team reach our goal. We have another big game this week and we are looking forward to it.”

Harmon and the Marauders travel to play Ashland University on Friday at 7:30 pm.



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Central State President appointed to NCAA Division II Presidents Council

President Cynthia Jackson-Hammond has been selected by the NCAA to serve on the Division II Presidents Council.

Jackson-Hammond will serve on the highest-ranking governing body in NCAA Division II, assisting in the formation of policy and the future direction of NCAA Division II. The first CSU President to serve on the council in the 127 year history of the University, Dr. Jackson-Hammond looks forward to the opportunity to work with other college and university administrators to further increase the well-being of NCAA

"I am completely humbled by my selection to the NCAA Division II Presidents Council and I am looking forward to serving our member institutions in this capacity,” said President Jackson-Hammond.

The NCAA Division II Presidents Council is comprised of 16 presidents or chancellors from active Division II members from around the association. The members of the council continue to be actively engaged in a national project to enhance the public recognition and appreciation for Division II colleges and universities.

The responsibilities of the council include ratifying, amending or rescinding actions of the Division II Management Council, developing and approving budgets and expenditures, and implementing policies and procedures pertaining to Division II athletics. Matters relative to legislation, finance and committee structure fall under the purview of the council as well.

Jackson-Hammond will serve as the NCAA Region III representative. Her term will begin in April of 2015. Members of the Presidents Council serve four-year terms.

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Celebrate Central State Becoming an 1890 Land-Grant Institution

Members of the Ohio Delegation and Central State University President Applaud, Celebrate Central State Becoming an 1890 Land-Grant Institution

Washington, DC –– Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (OH-11), Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Congressman Michael Turner (OH-10), Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-3) and Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, President of Central State University, released the following statements to recognize the designation of Central State University as an 1890 land-grant institution in the Conference Report to H.R. 2642 – Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013:


Congresswoman Marcia Fudge:
“I am pleased Central State University has finally been granted federal land-grant status.  This historic institution will be pivotal in Ohio’s agricultural research and will now receive appropriate funding to support and expand its education initiatives. Central State is well-suited to carry out the land grant mission, which will greatly benefit all Ohioans for years to come.”

Senator Sherrod Brown:
“This designation is nearly 125 years in the making and long overdue.  As one of the nation’s oldest Historically Black Universities, Central State University can play an important role in promoting agriculture research and education through the country.  Central State University designation as an 1890 land-grant university means increased opportunities for partnerships with Ohio’s agriculture industry and increased potential for its graduates to obtain jobs in Ohio’s leading industry.”

Congressman Mike Turner:
“As Ohio’s only public Historically Black College and University, Central State University’s designation is long overdue.  I want to thank my colleague Rep. Marcia Fudge for working with me to ensure that CSU and its students have the opportunity to benefit from these important programs and expand upon their proud history of agricultural education.”

Congresswoman Joyce Beatty:
"As the only alumna in history from Central State University to serve in Congress, I was honored to work with CBC Chairwoman Fudge and other colleagues to bring CSU across the finish line to join other HBCUs as an 1890 land grant university. This will afford faculty and students an enriched opportunity to not only showcase its great Water Resources Management Program but to partner with Ohio's other land grant university -- The Ohio State University."

Central State University President Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond:
“Congressman Mike Turner’s tireless efforts on behalf of Central State led directly to this designation, and we at the University are extremely grateful for his efforts. Sincere appreciation is extended to Congresswoman Marcia Fudge and her staff, whose efforts were pivotal in garnering support among members of Congress across the country.  As Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Representative Fudge clearly understands the important role that Central State University plays in affording educational opportunities for Ohio students, especially underserved populations.  In addition, we are so proud of Congresswoman Joyce Beatty not only for her stellar representation as an alumna, but also because of her tenacity and leadership toward the uplift of all Ohio citizens.  Furthermore, Central State University, the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff and students are immensely grateful for Senator Sherrod Brown’s leadership, the perseverance and his dedication in support of CSU receiving land-grant status.”

A land-grant college or university is an institution designated by Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890; Central State University falls under the latter.  The Morrill Acts provided federal land sold by the state to fund agricultural studies at public colleges and universities.



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