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Ready, Set, Vote! 2015 Finalists in the Frame My Future Scholarship Contest

By Tyler Dickinson, Marketing Intern

The seventh annual Frame My Future Scholarship Contest has been a success.  The contest closed with just over 5,500 entries from all over the country trying to win a $1,000 scholarship – and now only 24 remain.

Vote for your favorite finalist

Birth of Black History Month and How the Legacy Lives On at Historically Black Colleges

By: Tyler Dickinson, Marketing Intern
In 1926, Carter G. Woodson started the concept of Black History Month. He was a historian and one of the first African Americans to earn a doctorate degree. Woodson dedicated the second week of February to observe African American History, the week that coincides Abraham Lincoln’s and Frederick Douglas’ birthdays. Woodson realized that the history of African Americans was not being represented adequately. He wrote The Journal of African American History a decade earlier, which he believed represented the African American experience accurately for the public. Woodson’s contributions led the USPS to issue a stamp honoring him in 1984.
Carter G. Woodson

Wabash College Still Has Sheepskin Diplomas and Other Interesting Info

Sheepskin diplomas are not prevalent at all, although they once were. Yet, for Wabash College in Indiana, the tradition of giving sheepskin diplomas to its graduates continues. This coming May will be no exception. At the college’s 176th Commencement ceremony last May, its 172 graduates received sheepskin diplomas, as always. The college also carries on its tradition as an all-male college.

Inspiration from Colleges & Universities in the New Year

It’s the New Year, and it’s natural that we think about what’s ahead for us. Some wonderful motivation comes from our institutions of higher learning. Colleges & universities have Mission Statements.

No Worries - eGift Cards Offered on for Diploma & Document Frames and Gifts

eGift Cards from Church Hill Classics make the perfect holiday, graduation, birthday or special occasion gift!

eGift Card

Where do you see your future? Frame it for us! You can win a $1,000 Scholarship Award

The 7th annual Frame My Future Scholarship Contest is currently underway! If you are attending a U.S. college or university as a full-time student for the 2015-2016 academic year (including community college, undergraduate, or graduate school) and are a U.S. Citizen then you are eligible to enter!

Frame My Future Scholarship Contest

To Our Veterans of the United States Military – Thank You!

Among your family and friends, what Veterans do you know and honor?

In mine, there are quite a few.  One in particular is a family man, married at 22 on August 24, 1947, after World War II to his 18-year-old Brooklyn neighborhood love, Vivian.

Irwin J. Miller military id smallIrwin J. Miller - military id

College Application Essays: How to Impress and Succeed

Written by Anita R. Holtz, Marketing Department
10 suggestions for an outstanding college essay
Long ago, college hopefuls didn’t necessarily have to worry about writing an essay for their applications. But, more than likely, you do! Yes, seniors, it’s the Common Application Essay and/or Supplemental Essay section of your college application. So, really, how important can an essay be, and can a well-written essay really unlock the doors to colleges for which you’re applying? As it turns out, extremely and yes!

Student Volunteers Celebrate the 4th Annual National Student Day – October 9th

National Student Day (NSD) is back for its fourth year on October 9th, 2014. American and Canadian bookstores are ready to celebrate and acknowledge student volunteers today for National Student Day. Bookstores are hosting events at the stores including charity drives, free giveaways, amazing deals, and more! How is your school celebrating National Student Day today?

National Student Day

Drum Roll for the Top Ten Graduation Gift Ideas!

Top 10 listsWritten by Anita R. Holtz, Marketing Department

While I was growing up in the Philadelphia suburb of Levittown, Pennsylvania during the late 1950s, our 17” black and white television was an important member of the family.  The Dick Clark Show on Saturday nights was a must (my sister and I outnumbered my father for channel selection).  The show featured the “Top Ten” records from ten to one for the upcoming week.  While I didn’t always agree with the Number One choice, the reverse order’s anticipation, a clever gimmick, was what I remember.