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Howard Community College to Celebrate Contributions of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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Columbia, MD – Howard Community College (HCC) will hold a weeklong collection of programs February 18-23, 2019, to highlight and expose the campus community to the contributions of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). The week is anchored by an HBCU transfer fair, featuring more than 20 institutions from Delaware to Texas and is presented by the HCC Diversity Committee and sponsored by Academic Support Services, Admissions and Advising, Counseling and Career Services, Howard P.R.I.D.E., TRIO Student Support Services, and Student Life.

Event highlights are as follows:

Monday, February 18

  • HBCU Week Kick-Off Lecture and Discussion

12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Monteabaro Recital Hall, located in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA)

Terrell Bratcher, Howard P.R.I.D.E. program coordinator and adjunct faculty in history will kick off HCC’s HBCU week with a lecture and discussion on the history and historically black colleges and universities.

  • Tell Them We are Rising: Documentary Showing and Discussion

5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Monteabaro Recital Hall

The rich history of the HBCU began before the end of slavery, flourished in the 20th century, and profoundly influenced the course of the nation for over 150 years – yet remains largely unknown.

Tuesday, February 19

  • HBCU Alumni at HCC: Illuminating the Experience

2 – 3:30 p.m., Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall (RCF), Room 400

HBCUs have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field, including here at HCC. This program is a panel discussion featuring HCC faculty and staff who graduated from HBCUs sharing their experiences with the HCC community.

Wednesday, February 20

  • Food for Thought: It’s a Different World

12 – 12:50 p.m., RCF, Room 400

February is African American History Month, which celebrates the achievements of African Americans throughout the years. One of the ways in which this rich history can be explored exists in the acknowledgement of the roles of HBCUs. Join us for lunch and discussion about the HBCUs past, present, and future.

  • Voices of HBCU Student Leaders

2 – 3:30 p.m., RCF, Room 242 (Transfer Center)

Join the Student Government Association along with student leaders from the HBCU from the region in an engaging dialogue about the role and impact of student leadership and involvement. Take an opportunity to consider how student life impacts your decision to transfer and more.

Thursday, February 21

  • HBCU Transfer Fair

3 – 6 p.m., Duncan Hall, Room 100

Considering transferring to a four-year school after leaving HCC? If so, you don’t want to miss this event! Over 20 HBCUs representing a wide variety of liberal arts, STEM-focused, research intensive, and creative institutions from throughout the country will be present to share information about their programs, admissions, processes, and scholarship information.

Friday, February 22

  • HCC Alumni to HBCU Graduate

12:30 – 1:30 p.m., RCF 242 (Transfer Center)

Find out from graduates of HCC about their experiences at HBCUs around the country. Learn about how to find the right institution fit for you and more.

Topics: Campus Life
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