Clark Atlanta University receives $ 3 million from Tucker, a Georgia-based company for a new entrepreneurship center
“These significant new resources intended to finance entrepreneurial programming will allow Clark Atlanta University to continue to graduate our students with a competitive advantage to become career leaders, innovators and agents of social justice change, said the president George T. French Jr., Ph.D. “We are extremely grateful for this generous donation and are confident that the Robert H.” Bob “Bell / House of Cheatham Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development will continue to grow and invest in the future of our businesses. students who, when they leave CAU, are ready to make a positive impact on the world. ”
“Bob” H. Bell, was Representative and Senator to the Georgia General Assembly from 1969 to 1982. In 1971, he purchased Cheatham Chemical, later changing the name to House of Cheatham. Under his leadership, the company has grown as a global leader and supplier, selling beauty products to retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies and specialty beauty stores in more than 30 countries.
About the House of Cheatham
House of Cheatham is a privately held company located in Tucker GA, founded in 1924, as a manufacturer of personal care and grooming products. Its portfolio currently includes 11 brands of hair and skin care products sold in more than 30 countries. Learn more about the brands and the company’s commitments at: houseofcheatham.com.
About Clark Atlanta University
Created in 1988 by the historic consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark college (1869). Clark Atlanta University continues a 150-year heritage rooted in African-American tradition and looking to the future. Through global innovation, transformative educational experiences and high-value engagement. CAU cultivates high lives that transform the world. Notable alumni include: James weldon johnson; American civil rights activist, poet and songwriter (Lift Every Voice and Sing “The Black National Anthem”; Ralph David Abernathy Sr., American Civil Rights Activist; Congressman Hank johnson, Georgia District 4; Kenya Barris, Award-winning American television and film producer; Kenny leon, Tony Award-winning Broadway director; Jacque reid, Emmy Award-winning television personality and journalist; Brandon thompson, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for NASCAR; Valeisha Butterfield Jones, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the Recording Academy. To learn more about Clark Atlanta University, visit www.cau.edu
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