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; www.paine.edu.

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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

Paine rebuilding music program

Dr. R. Wayne Woodson has a challenge ahead of him in rebuilding the choir and music program at Paine College.
By Lisa Kaylor | Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Acting president reinstated after Paine protest

About 300 Paine College students, faculty and alumni boycotted the Founders’ Day Convocation ceremony Friday morning and peacefully protested outside of the chapel, demanding the school’s ...
By Tracey McManus | Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Paine faculty want board chairman to step down

Paine College faculty members asked for the resignation of Silas Norman on Thursday after the Board of Trustees chairman orchestrated the removal of acting President Samuel Sullivan earlier this week.
By Tracey McManus | Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Fired Paine VP sues school

Brandon Brown says he is owed a balance for the remaining three years and nine months of his contract totalling $430,000.
By Tracey McManus | Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Ex-Paine president's wife no longer working at college

Another Paine College administrator is out of the job, interim President Samuel Sul­li­van confirmed Sunday. This time, it's the wife of the school's former leader.
By Travis Highfield | Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

Vice president gone at Paine College

Brandon Brown, Paine Col­lege's senior vice president of institutional advancement, is no longer employed by the school, interim President Samuel Sullivan confirmed Saturday. 
By Travis Highfield | Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

Many black colleges struggling

Although Paine has struggled with its own failures over the past several years, HBCUs across the nation are dealing with some of the same troubles that are threatening their missions and existence.
By Tracey McManus | Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Paine president resigns

George C. Bradley resigned as president of the embattled Paine College as the institution continues efforts to maintain its accreditation after years of fiscal instability.
By Tracey McManus | Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Paine committee talks about plans to address school's problems

Committee Chairman Michael Thurmond, a former Georgia Labor Secretary, said policies are being strengthened and finances are being scrutinized in order to remove Paine from probation from its ...
By Tracey McManus | Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Jazz concert will benefit area UNCF

The second annual Ann N. Johnson UNCF Jazz Festival will feature a national recording artist and local favorites to raise funds for Augusta's United Negro College fund.
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014
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