Celebrating HBCU Excellence!
Jameia Tennie (pronouns: she/her), Director, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, North Carolina A&T State University
The pursuit of post-secondary education continues to open the door to endless possibilities for students across the globe. Each year, SACAC professionals are privileged to support students as they make these important collegiate decisions. Choosing to attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) is one of the best decisions that I have made! That decision for myself and so many other HBCU alumni has charted the path for us to display our greatness across multiple industries. As a two-time HBCU graduate (Hampton University & North Carolina A&T State University), I am proud to champion the celebration and continued success of HBCUs.
Since the 19th century, HBCUs have been established to provide education and training for students primarily of African descent. Eighty-nine percent of HBCUs are located in the southern region of the United States, providing service to student populations ranging from 300 to over 12,000. These diverse classified institutions provide academic excellence in STEM, agriculture, business, education, law and liberal arts. The family atmosphere, legacy significance and school spirit shape each institution in a unique way. Through internships, academic engagement and service opportunities, HBCU students gain a multi-faceted educational experience that prepares them for the global workforce. These experiences allow graduates to go on to blaze trails in their respective industries. They journey on to become app inventors, astronauts, CEOs of fortune 500 companies, doctors, educators, engineers, lawyers, or even the first Black and South Asian woman to serve the United States of America as Vice President. HBCUs continue their commitment to developing the next generation of leaders.
Keep shining HBCU family!
Please make sure to register for the next webinar in our Spring Series, “Highlighting the Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” which will occur, Thursday, February 18th @ 11:30 AM CT/12:30 PM ET.
Historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, are a beacon of hope in Black and Brown communities. Whether it be their illustrious history, cutting-edge majors and programs, or notable alumni, HBCUs transcend cultural divides to unite communities through education and access. Join us as we celebrate Black History Month to learn about their impact on higher education and our society at large, what differentiates them from predominantly white institutions or PWIs, and how to educate your students and staff on their efficacy.
Bryan Cooper – Associate Director of Admission, Xavier University of Louisiana
Jarred Honora – Dean of Alumni Relations, Crescent City Schools
Sydney Dowd-Smith – Associate Director of Admission, North Carolina A&T State University
Sandria Mason – Admissions Recruiter, Savannah State University
TJ Snowden, Ed. D. – Director of Admissions & Recruitment, Morehouse College