South Washington County Schools

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Information Fair

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Information Fair

Last week, alumni representatives from more than 20 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) were at Woodbury High School to share information about HBCUs.

The evening began with an overview about HBCUs. Then, alumni from the community shared the school they attended, their degree(s) and their current profession. The presentation concluded with a Q & A session, where alumni spoke about why they chose the school they went to, the culture that exists at the school and how their education shaped them as a person.

After the presentation, students visited with representatives at their respective tables to receive more information about the schools, including clubs, activities, athletics, housing options and more.

“Being able to bring HBCU alumni to our district and bring awareness about these schools as postsecondary educational options was amazing! I feel it’s important to provide all students with as many college options as possible and often times these institutions are overlooked,” said Trina Patterson, Community Cultural Liaison for District 833 who organized the event. “There was such a positive energy in the room and the students were very appreciative of the opportunity. We are already planning for next year’s event.”

The HBCU Information Fair was a district-wide community event open to everyone, and organized in conjunction with the Office of Equity and Integration.