Paine College Seal
|Motto||"Rejoicing In Hope"|
Historically black college
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist Church|
|President||George C. Bradley|
64.4-acre (260,617.6 m2)
|Former names||Paine Institute|
|Affiliations||NCAA (Division II), SIAC|
Paine College is a private historically black college located in Augusta, Georgia. The college is experiencing financial issues and has been placed on probation by its regional accreditor the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Paine College has a 64.4-acre (260,617.6 m2) acre campus located in the heart of Augusta, Georgia. Most of the college's buildings, including residence halls, classroom buildings, and the library, are located in the main campus area. The athletic field, gymnasium, tennis court, and the chapel/music building are included in the rear campus area.
A historic district within the campus was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 26, 2012. It was listed for its contributions to education and to African-American heritage.
The college's athletic teams are known as the Lions. Paine College currently competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division II level as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). Men's sports that include: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, softball, track & field and volleyball. Announced the addition of football on October 26th, 2012 and will begin play in 2014.
This is a list of notable alumni of Paine Institute and/or Paine College.
|Channing Tobias||1902||civil rights activist and appointee on the President's Committee on Civil Rights|||
|William H. Harris||1966||Past President of Paine College, Texas Southern University, and Alabama State University|||
|Mack Gipson, Jr.||1953||NASA consultant who was the second African American to obtain a Ph.D. in Geology|||
|Emma R. Gresham||1953||Mayor of Keysville GA (1985-2005) and the second African American female to be elected as a chief official in Georgia|||
|Shirley McBay||1954||First African-American Dean at Massachusetts Institute of Technology|||
|Nathaniel Linsey||Senior Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church|||
|Ruth B. Crawford||1939||Dir. of Shiloh Community Center and designer of the Paine College flag|||
|Mike Thurmond||1975||Attorney and first African-American elected as Georgia Labor Commissioner|||
|John Wesley Gilbert||1886||First African-American Archaeologist|||
|Lucius Pitts||1941||First African-American president of Paine College|||
|Elias Blake||HBCU advocate who helped develop the Upward Bound program and past president of Clark College|||
|Joseph Lowery||President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference 1977-1997|||
|Woodie W. White||1958||Bishop of the United Methodist Church|||
|Frank Yerby||1937||Internationally acclaimed author and film writer|||
- Doug Lederman (June 20, 2014). "A College Loses Accreditation". Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
- "National Register of Historic Places Program: African American History Month Feature 2013: Paine College Historic District, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia". National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-02-22.
- Staff (October 26, 2012). "Paine College to have football team by 2014". WRDW-TV News. Retrieved January 27, 2013.