Greetings HBCU Alumni, Family, Friends, Supporters, and Students...
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We're Rocking & Rolling with AKA
We welcome the lovely ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to Cleveland, Ohio for their 86th Great Lakes Regional Conference this week. The Cleveland Council of Black Colleges Alumni Association will be honored during the Public Meeting on Friday, April 7, 2017 for our continued service to our community in the area of Educational Enrichment. We salute the members of Alpha Omega, Lambda Phi Omega, and Omega Chapters for your continued support to our annual HBCU College Fair and the UNCF Walk/Run for Education. It is through relationships such as yours that allows the Council to advance the mission of providing students and parents with valuable information on options and opportunities beyond high school. We look to other areas in how we can continue the work that uplifts the programs of service through the sorority's signature youth enrichment program, ASCEND, the Think HBCU national initiative and the  One Million Backpacks campaign.

We invite all HBCU graduates and supporters to join us in this special recognition of achievement.
Pictured here is Tophas Anderson, NAC President (Tougaloo College) and Tynisha McGee, NAC Secretary/Immediate Past President, Detroit Inter-Alumni Council (Texas College). Click image to access entire newsletter.
Check out our scholarship page for updates.
Our scholarships opened on  January 17, 2017 @ 12:00 AM EST.
All applications must be received on
April 21, 2017 @ 11:59 PM EST

For more information and to apply, click image below.
Alumni News:
The Wilberforce University community celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Talbert Grooms, Sr. who was called home to be with the Lord on March 23, 2017.  Dr. Grooms, a proud graduate of Wilberforce University, was the current President of the National Wilberforce University Alumni Association as well as a member of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Grooms was also a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. 

Going home services were held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Phillips Temple AME Church. Expressions for the Grooms family may be sent to Bowman and Young Funeral Chapel, 2060 Germantown Street, Dayton, OH 45417.
The Wilberforce University community also wants to extend its continued prayers to the family of Alma Tanner, a 1944 graduate of Wilberforce University who was laid to rest on March 25, 2017 at the St. James A.M.E. Church in Cleveland.

Mrs.Tanner was a life member of the Wilberforce University Alumni Association as well as dedicated member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Which HBCU or organization will have the most pre-registered participants? Here is the list so far...
1 - Alabama A&M Univeristy
1 - Bethune-Cookman University
1 - Florida A&M University
3 - Hampton University
3 - Howard University
1 - Lincoln University (PA)
1 - National Council of Negro Women
2 - North Carolina A&T State University
3 - Tennessee State University
1 - Tuskegee University
What to Pack? 21 Essential Stories to Take on Your College Journey
This quick and easy read self-help book is a collection of college crossroads experiences, from a diverse group of current and former students, where they were forced to make in-the-moment consequential decisions. Their choices resulted in harsh consequences, being saved by grace, or creating a new ending to their story.

Written and arranged by ​Hampton alum, Cecil Johnson. Cecil is a connector. A connector of concepts, ideas, and most importantly, people. He is known for his creative approach to storytelling that inspires self-reflection and allows for personal discovery.
Thanks to his classmate and Council Corresponding Secretary, Laura Williams, 2017 graduating seniors that participated in the Destination HBCU Symposium or the upcoming Freshman Send-off will receive a copy (while supplies last). Want to get your hands on a copy or chat with Cecil right now, then let's start packing.
Inter-Collegiate Pre-Alumni Council News:
This group is open to all HBCU Students that reside in the Northeast Ohio Area. Contact Sarah Coulter (Hampton University) to join the GROUP ME App, to be highlighted on our website or for more information. We look forward to seeing you this summer.
We welcome news from the any of the local HBCU alumni chapters, alumni affairs office, or any National Alumni Association that highlights or benefits alumni or students from the Northeast Ohio area. Just reply to this email and share your information or alumni  or pre-alumni nomination.
HBCU alumni, students to rally on Capitol Hill
AmNews Staff Reports

Concerned alumni, students and friends of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are set to gather on Capitol Hill on April 27 for a National Day of Action to increase support for black institutions of higher learning.

The direct-action was organized to ensure accountability by the White House and members of Congress to not only maintain funding, but increase resources to HBCUs – pillar institutions to educating and supporting thousands. Read More
For more information about the HBCU Collective: HBCU Day of Action

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