High school students and parents are invited to the Annual HBCU College Fair to be held on March 5, 2016 from 10: 00 am – 2:00 pm at the Hickory Branch in Hickory, NC located at 701 1st Street NW.
This event is the first of its kind in the Western region of North Carolina. Representatives from the following colleges and universities will be present:
- Bennett College
- Elizabeth City State University
- Fayetteville State University
- Johnson C. Smith University
- Livingstone College
- North Carolina Central University
- North Carolina A&T State University
- Shaw University
Saint Augustine’s University
Winston-Salem State University
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been a pillar of the African-American community producing such graduates as Langston Hughes, Reverend Jesse Jackson, G. K. Butterfield, Terrance J, Stephen A. Smith, Taraji P. Henson, David Banner, Samuel Jackson, and Spike Lee.
Area students and parents are invited to attend and learn about the colleges represented and to ask questions about admission requirements, housing, campus life, financial aid, fraternities/sororities, and any additional questions. There will be on-site admissions, so attendees should be prepared by bringing copies of their official high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores.
This event is free and open to the public with continental breakfast and lunch being served. Sponsors include: The YMCA of Catawba Valley Black Achievers Program, the Delta Nu Chapter, Epsilon Upsilon Chapter and Gamma Beta Beta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and the Department of Leadership Studies at North Carolina A&T State University.
For more information, contact Ms. Thelma Harold at [email protected] or (828) 324-2858. Ext. 3314.