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Representatives of the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences -- Natalie Belcher, Rhonda Thompson, Dr. Donald Becker, Dean Marshall Stevenson, Dr. Adenike Davidson, Karen Robinson, Stephanie Hardwick-Brown -- display the Battle of the Colleges Trophy the college will hold for the second consecutive year.

  The CAHSS Wins Battle of Colleges for 2nd Straight Year

For the second consecutive year, the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) has emerged at the top of Battle of the Colleges fundraising competition.

The CAHSS once again surpassed the other four DSU colleges by raising $8,033.54 – surpassing its 2013 first-place winning total by a little more than $1,000 (7,023.01).

While the CAHSS did some fundraising through a spring social gathering and a basketball tournament, the majority of funds its raised came from the personal donations of faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends in the community.

The CAHSS edged out the second place College of Business, which raised $7,908.00.

“I’m sure I speak for all of the faculty, staff and students who are members of the CAHSS that we are proud and privileged to once again be called “The Best of the Best” in the Battle of the Colleges,” said Dr. Marshall Stevenson, CAHSS dean. “I want to thank this year’s Battle Captains Dr. Francine Edwards, Dr. Sam Hoff and Dr. Raymond Tutu and Mr. and Miss DSU, Charles Robinson-Sneed and Chascidy Reeves, who “rallied the donors” via social media, door to door appeals, phone calls, student newspaper ads and other activities such as our ‘Last Week of Class Bash’ and ‘Dollar Days’.”

DSU President Harry L. Williams congratulates interim Dean Marsha Horton for the College of Education, Health & Public Policy's recognition as the Participating Challenge winner.

The 2014 Battle of the Colleges featured a new competition this year – the Participation Challenge, which recognized the college that had the highest percentage of faculty and staff who made donations in this fundraising contest.

The College of Education, Health and Public Policy (CEHPP), which raised the third highest amount ($4,628.12), won the Participation Challenge with 72 percent of its faculty and staff making donations. As the Participation Challenge winner, the CEHPP received $2,500.

Rounding out the fundraising efforts, the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences raised $4,563.00; and the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology raised $1,200.00.

In its second year, the Battle of the Colleges raised a total $26,332.66. Each college will use the money it raised to benefit its programs.