PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County's Allegheny
Campus will host CCAC's third annual HBCU (Historically Black
Colleges & Universities) Recruitment and Transfer Fair on
Thursday, October 10, in the Foerster Student Services Center.
The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 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 on-site 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 102 private and public
institutions nationwide. More than 20 HBCUs will be represented at
the fair, including institutions such as Alabama State University,
Central State University, Howard University and Jackson State
HBCUs produce 44% of all African American bachelor's degrees
awarded for communications technology, 43% of all African American
bachelor's degrees awarded for mathematics and 33% of all African
American bachelor's degrees awarded for engineering
technology. More than 50% of the nation's African American
public school teachers and college professors and 70% of African
American dentists and physicians have earned degrees at HBCUs.
For more information, contact Dr. Christopher Robinson at email@example.com or