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ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced the winners of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition at a ceremony held at the Albany Museum of Art in Albany, Georgia. This year’s first place was earned by the work of Alexa Martinez from Rutland High School in Macon, Georgia. Her winning piece of artwork was created with colored pencils on cardboard and will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year for thousands of visitors, Members of Congress, and staff to appreciate.
ALBANY, GA – On Friday, April 8, 2016 at 4:00pm Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02) will announce the winners of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition during a reception at the Albany Museum of Art. Places include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, runners up, and the inaugural People’s Choice Award. The reception is open to the public and will feature artwork from all participants in the 2016 competition.
ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to share that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Albany State University (ASU) a $649,926 grant for the Cohort Community for Academic Achievement Persistence and Perseverance in STEM Scholars Program, increasing the number of students who major in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines at Albany State University and go on to successfully pursue STEM post-graduate education or research careers.
ELLAVILLE, GA – This morning, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02) was joined by Adam Hathaway, Superintendent of Schley County Schools; Todd West, Principal of Schley County Middle High School; as well as staff and students from the Schley County School District at the Schley County Middle High School Library to welcome a donation of books from the Library of Congress. The donated books will provide students from 6th through 12th grade with challenging reading materials, build a broader library collection at the school, and encourage out-of-classroom learning.
FORT VALLEY, GA— Today, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Vilsack announced $18 million in grants will be available to strengthen research and teaching at historically black land-grant universities. The grants are available through the 1890 Institution Research, Extension, and Teaching Capacity Building Grants program administered by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) invited high school students from Middle and Southwest Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District to participate in the 35th Annual Congressional Art Competition.
Fort Valley, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) welcomes Dr. Paul Jones as the new President of Fort Valley State University (FVSU). The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia named Dr. Jones as FVSU’s president after the strong recommendation by the Chancellor of the University System of Georgia, Hank Huckaby.
ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) welcomes the University System of Georgia appointment of Dr. Arthur Dunning as the President of Albany State University (ASU). Dr. Dunning has served ASU as interim president since November of 2013.
ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to share that both Albany and Macon were selected as two of 27 participants in ConnectHOME, a nationwide U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Digital Opportunity Demonstration Program pilot initiative that will accelerate broadband adoption by children and families living in HUD-assisted housing. Albany and Macon were selected through a competitive process that took into account local commitment to expanding broadband opportunities in the community.
MACON, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to share that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded the Macon Arts Alliance an Our Town grant of $134,370. The funds will support the Alliance’s efforts to establish an artist residency program and cultural plan for the Mill Hill neighborhood. The Our Town grant program supports creative projects that help transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core.