The EWC Tigers are getting a big upgrade. Edward Waters College President and former Sheriff Nat Glover, Mayor Lenny Curry and several members of the Jacksonville City Council announced an $8,000,000 grant for Jacksonville’s historically black college. Under the Safe Neighborhoods initiative, the money will be used to build new dorms and improve heating and air-conditioning on campus.
Edward Waters College was founded the year after the Civil War and has educated countless black students in its over 150 year history, mostly during an era when blacks were not allowed to attend other colleges. Today’s EWC has a mostly black student body but has students of all races. It’s known for teacher training and certification. Go Tigers!!!