CCAC Allegheny Campus to host HBCU Recruitment and Transfer Fair on October 11

Article by: CCAC Public Relations
The Community College of Allegheny County’s Allegheny Campus will host CCAC’s second annual HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) Recruitment and Transfer Fair on Thursday, October 11, in the Foerster Student Services Center. The event will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the auditorium lobby on the second floor. Students are encouraged to bring copies of their academic transcripts for onsite admission and transfer scholarship considerations. The event is free and open to the public.

The fair is being held in partnership with the Western Pennsylvania Council of HBCU Alumni. HBCUs are institutions of higher education that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African-American community due to historic racial discrimination and segregation. Today, HBCUs comprise 105 private and public institutions nationwide. More than 25 HBCUs will be represented at the fair, including institutions such as Alabama State University, Florida A&M University, Grambling State University and Jackson State University.

HBCUs produce 44 percent of all African-American bachelor’s degrees awarded for communications technology, 43 percent of all African-American bachelor’s degrees awarded for mathematics and 33 percent of all African-American bachelor’s degrees awarded for engineering technology. More than 50 percent of the nation’s African-American public school teachers and college professors, and 70 percent of African-American dentists and physicians have earned degrees at HBCUs.

For more information, contact Dr. Christopher Robinson at crobinson@ccac.edu or 412.469.6229.

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