Paine College

Paine College is a private, church-affiliated four-year co-educational college founded in 1882.

The liberal arts curriculum has more than 30 majors leading to a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree.

It was started as a joint effort by the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in America (now Christian Methodist Episcopal) and Methodist Episcopal Church South (now United Methodist).

Contact Paine College at (706) 821-8200;

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Paine senior named student ambassador by White House

Chika Okanya opened his iPad and noticed an email from the White House.
By Doug Stutsman | Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015

Hundreds gather to hear jazz, raise funds for Paine College scholarships

Trumpets and horns echoed over the Savannah River on Sunday as hundreds of people attended the Ann N. Johnson Jazz Festival.
By Doug Stutsman | Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015

Paine College gets new police chief

Leroy Morgan Jr., was introduced to the campus as its new police chief during the opening conference for faculty and staff help on Aug. 3. He takes over for Joseph Nelson who recently left to ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Friday, Aug 21, 2015

Civil rights activist, ex-Paine chairman Norman dies

Silas Norman Jr., a former Paine College Board of Trustees chairman whose work as a civil rights activist in the 1960s led to the desegregation of Augusta's city buses, died Friday from cancer. He ...
By Tracey McManus | Monday, July 20, 2015

Paine College remains on probation

Paine College's accrediting body voted to keep the school on probation for a second year while it continues to resolve violations of financial and operational standards.
By Tracey McManus | Thursday, June 11, 2015

Paine professor works to impact future of young black girls

While working at a majority black, low-income elementary school during her undergraduate studies at Morris Brown College, LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis saw students struggle with academics with no ...
By Tracey McManus | Friday, June 5, 2015

Paine College drops 35 students for nonpayment

Paine College is dropping 35 students as a result of nonpayment of tuition, a “tough decision” being made to reduce the college’s debt and help remove Paine from a probation sanction with its ...
By Tracey McManus | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Paine trustees extend interim president's contract

The Paine College board of trustees voted to extend interim President Samuel Sullivan's contract until June 2016 at its spring meeting last week, and voted to establish a search committee for a ...
By Tracey McManus | Friday, April 24, 2015

Paine faculty seek to make Sullivan permanent president

Paine College faculty passed a resolution on Wednesday urging the Board of Trustees to make Interim President Samuel Sullivan the college's permanent leader.
By Tracey McManus | Thursday, April 16, 2015

Some Paine accreditation violations resolved

A review team with Paine College's accreditation body found the school has resolved six of its 10 accreditation violations during a three-day site visit that concluded Wednesday, according to a ...
By Tracey McManus | Thursday, April 2, 2015

Paine debt continues climb

As Paine College continues an aggressive fundraising campaign to turn around years of decline, the school’s most recent financial audit shows climbing debt and more revenue loss over the last ...
By Tracey McManus | Thursday, March 26, 2015

No weapon found after Paine lockdown Monday

Paine College was placed on lockdown Monday after two students had an altercation on the basketball court, police say.
By Doug Stutsman | Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Rally for Paine College coming Saturday

A monthlong fundraising campaign for Paine College led by Augusta's Interfaith Coalition will culminate Saturday with a rally to show support for the school.
By Tracey McManus | Thursday, March 19, 2015

Paine grant will fund youth health outreach

Paine College was awarded an $888,000 federal grant it will use to address HIV, substance abuse and hepatitis C among young people in the area, the school announced Friday.
By Tracey McManus | Friday, March 13, 2015

Paine College names provost

Interim President of Paine College Samuel Sullivan announced Wednesday that Cheryl Evans-Jones will be university provost and vice president of academic affairs.
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, March 5, 2015

Augusta coalition urges support of Paine College

Augusta's Interfaith Coalition is imploring the community to make a drastic financial show of support for Paine College as the school attempts to regain fiscal stability and resolve accreditation ...
By Tracey McManus | Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Paine student plays role in 'Selma'

Samuel Lee Fudge, 23, appears in three scenes as a student marcher in the major motion picture Selma, which received four Golden Globe nominations.
By Tracey McManus | Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

No new plan to name Paine president

Former provost Samuel Sullivan has served as interim president since Sept. 16, when George C. Bradley resigned after six years as president.
By Tracey McManus | Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Paine officials confirm football program suspended due to cost

Interim president Samuel Sullivan said the board of trustees voted to suspend the program for two years, leaving the option to bring football back in the future.
By Chris Gay | Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

Tumultuous 2014 for Paine

Over the course of one year, Paine College experienced a campus shooting, an upheaval in administration, received its third accreditation sanction in three years and heard from hundreds of ...
By Tracey McManus | Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
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