The First Annual Historically Black College & University (HBCU) College Fair was well attended by 12 colleges and universities and over 250 students from all grades.
Over the recent years, De La Salle Institute has experienced a positive increase in the number of students that apply to HBCUs. Meteor graduates are also enrolling in greater numbers to HBCUs.
“The event was open to all students that are interested in learning more about historically black colleges and universities (grades 9th – 12th),” said Yolanda Horton, admissions assistant director. “Several of the institutions not only shared information, but also offered onsite admissions and scholarship awards.”
The HBCUs that were in attendance included:
- Fisk University
- Grambling State University
- Hampton University
- Howard University
- Jackson State University
- Lane College
- Mississippi Valley State University
- Morehouse College
- Morgan State University
- Tuskegee University
- Xavier University of Louisiana
- Wilberforce University
Additionally, earlier in the week, a representative from Spelman College was on-campus to share the opportunities for young women at one of the most prestigious HBCUs in the country.
“There was incredible energy in the room as the students visited each of the HBCUs,” said Director of Student Services Dan VanDyke. “These are the kinds of supports that our faculty and staff work so hard to give our students so that we can expose them to the great opportunities after they graduate from De La Salle.”
The event was made possible due to the hard work and dedication of Yolanda Horton, assistant director of admissions and Tracy Aldaz, school counselor.