Greene County News Report
WILBERFORCE —Recent Wilberforce University graduate Christina Hatcher was one of 83 Students from 70 Historically Black Colleges and Universities named 2015 HBCU All-Stars
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities selected the undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement.
The All-Stars were selected from more than 450 students who submitted applications that included a transcript, resume, essay, and recommendation. Over the course of the year, the HBCU All-Stars will serve as ambassadors of the WHIHBCUs by providing outreach and communication with their fellow students about the value of education and the role of the initiative as a networking resource. Through social media and their relationships with community based organizations, the all-stars will share promising and proven practices that support opportunities for all young people to achieve their educational and career potential.
“The Obama Administration is committed to promoting excellence, innovation and sustainability across our nation’s HBCUs,” said Ivory A. Toldson, WHIHBCUs’ acting executive director. “This year’s class of all-stars has distinguished itself as exemplars of the talent that HBCUs cultivate and noble ambassadors of their respective institutions. We are confident these impressive students will help the White House Initiative on HBCUs meaningfully engage with students, showcase their talent and advance our agenda to advance academic excellence at HBCUs.”
In addition, the all-stars will also participate in this year’s White House HBCU Week Conference in September as well as various national events, web chats with Toldson and other initiative staff and professionals from a range of disciplines. The all-stars will have exceptional opportunities to engage with other HBCU scholars and to showcase their individual and collective talent across the HBCU community.
Greene County News report compiled by Scott Halasz.