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DHEC offers free HIV testing during “PrEP Awareness Week”

This week is the Department of Health and Environmental Control’s third annual “PrEP Awareness Week. “DHEC finds the pre-exposure prophylaxis pill known as PrEP to be highly effective for the prevention of contracting HIV. “If taken as prescribed either as a pill once a day or as an injectable that you receive every 2 months, PrEP can reduce your chances of acquiring HIV by up to 99 percent,” says Robinson.

FBI launches mentor program, teams up with local HBCU’s

The FBI Columbia field office is teaming up with six local HBCU’s to launch its first ever mentoring program. Mentors will provide professional guidance to their selected students by meeting with them at least once a month for the rest of the fall semester. Mentees are expected to initiate discussions with their mentor, seek feedback for areas of development, set goals, and ask for guidance regarding professional growth.

Richland Two, Allen University announce community academic impact partnership

Richland School District Two and Allen University are partnering together to encourage STEM students in the Midlands. Thursday afternoon, Allen and District Two announced they have reached a memorandum of understanding. Based on the agreement, Allen will provide the district with speakers for special programs at Richland Two high schools, a “real science” summer lab experience, and a master class in the summer taught by Allen University faculty.

Watch: Allen Univ. To Honor Victims of Emanuel A.M.E. Church Shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Happening today at 11 a.m., Allen University hosts ‘Mother Emanuel Remembrance Day’ honoring the Charleston Shooting victims. The service will be held at the Maddie Scott Conference located at 2400 Taylor Street. The Honorable Rev. Dr. Clementa C. Pinckney, the church’s pastor was a 1995 Allen graduate, Tywanza Sanders, a 2014 Allen graduate and Rev. Daniel…

Track Coach Accused of Preparing Fraudulent Tax Returns

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Between 2008 and 2011 an Allen University track coach is accused of preparing fraudulent tax returns for customers According to the District Attorney’s office Brandon Samuels, 31,  prepared taxes for clients at Daitech Tax Service instructing them on how to claim bogus business expenses and other deductions on their tax returns in an effort to decrease…

Video: Allen University Celebrates Founder’s Day with Unveiling of Heritage Stamp

Bishop Richard Allen, founder of the AME Church, is featured on a forever stamp Credit: USPS COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — During Allen University’s 146th Founder’s Day, school officials and clergy unveiled the commemorative stamp in honor of the founder of the A.M.E. Church. Richard Allen, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and it’s first bishop, was selected to be featured on…

Bill Clinton to Campaign for Wife at Allen University

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Bill Clinton will be in the Palmetto State to campaign for his wife ahead of the Democratic primary. The former U.S. president will be at Allen University on Wednesday, February 3 to rally voters as, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential front runner seeks to become the nation’s first female president. The Democratic primary in South Carolina is Saturday,…