Irvington's HBCU College Fair 2016
WEATHER UPDATE: ***This Event Is Still Taking Place Today. Please travel safely and take your time***
There's nothing like the HBCU experience! Talk to anyone who has attended a Historically Black College and University and they'll tell you!
On Saturday, December 17th from 10am until 1pm, Irvington will host a HBCU college fair at Irvington High School to help bring the HBCU experience to all students of Irvington. The mission of this event is to engage students and their parents in learning more about these illustrious institutions first hand. We will aim to dispel the myths about HBCUs, and increase awareness and access to a world-class education.
There will also be quick Greek Life exhibition at 11am as well as a panel discussion promptly at 11:30am featuring a few current HBCU students and notable local alumni who will share some of their personal experiences and reasons behind why they chose to attend an HBCU. Students are encouraged to attend both.
HBCUs That Will Be Featured Include:
- Howard University
- Hampton University
- Tuskegee University
- Florida A&M University
- Johnson C. Smith University
- Bennett College for Women
- Elizabeth City State University
- Spelman College
- Morgan State University
- North Carolina A&T State University
- Winston-Salem State University
- Virginia State University
- & More!
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are institutions of higher education that were established before 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African American community. They have always offered admission to all students, regardless of race, along with opportunities to develop their skills and talents. There are over 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America.
Many of the most notable figures in society are proud graduates of HBCUs. These institutions are responsible for 22% of current bachelor’s degrees granted to African-Americans and recent studies show that HBCU graduates are thriving more than African-American graduates of other schools. These studies also reviled that HBCU graduates are most likely to have strong relationships, enjoy what they do each day for work, and are more goal-oriented.
Among African-Americans HBCUs are responsible for graduating:
40% of all Congressmen
13% of CEOs
40% of Engineers
50% of Professors at non-HBCUs
50% of Lawyers
80% of Judges
This event is a FREE and open to all Irvington students regardless of grade level.
Any questions please contact HBCU College Fair Coordinator Eleise Richards: Eleise.Richards@gmail.com