Cheyney University: The First HBCU

Melissa W.
We’re at the end of Black History month and have really enjoyed learning about and sharing Black-centered campus organizations and colleges throughout February. We figured, what better way to round out the month than by highlighting the first ever school to form Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)?!

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Now More Than Ever Graduates Need Visual Recognition

Melissa W.
All graduates deserve recognition for what they’ve overcome, especially during pandemic times. 

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Recognition Beyond Graduation Day: NASA Agency Honor Awards

Melissa W.
In honor of NASA’s successful landing of Perseverance on Mars this week, we’re highlighting NASA’s Agency Honor Awards.

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The National Association of African American Honors Programs

Melissa W.
A nationwide organization focused on lifting up and celebrating Black students through networking opportunities, scholarships, social justice initiatives, quiz bowls, and talent competitions -- NAAAHP has it all!

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The Scientista Foundation and International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Melissa W.
Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a celebration of the integral role women play in science and technology fields. There has been a push in recent years to empower girls and women to find an interest in science, as there has been a decline in women embarking on STEM careers. Organizations like The Scientista Foundation are dedicated to such a cause.

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The History of HBCUs

Melissa W.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities were established before 1964 for the sole purpose of academically serving African American students. Previous to their existence, and during segregation in the United States, Black students were largely prevented from receiving higher education due to racial discrimination, with the majority of colleges catering predominately to white students and disqualifying the majority of Black students from attending.

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Order of Omega: The Greek Life Honor Society

Melissa W.
Founded in 1959 at The University of Miami, Order of Omega was created to recognize "fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership in inter-fraternity activities." The organization exists alongside traditional Greek fraternities and sororities as a leadership supplement.

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The National Technical Honor Society Celebrates Students Seeking Essential Careers

Melissa W.
Technical and vocational colleges are essential, as they educate and train students to go forth into the world into careers like nursing, firefighting, automotive, culinary, construction management, and more. If you need a service, it's likely you’re being helped by a NTHS student!

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The Campus Memberships of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President Kamala D. Harris

Melissa W.
It’s Inauguration Day, an important moment in American history. The United States has a new president and vice president in Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris who were both sworn in this morning at the US Capitol. But, before this team embarked on their journey to the White House, they were students! Both President Biden and Vice President Harris were active students at their colleges and members of campus organizations. In honor of today, we’re taking a look at two of those organizations: Omicron Delta Kappa and Alpha Kappa Alpha.

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Student Before Activist: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Melissa W.
Before The March on Washington where he delivered his infamous “I Have a Dream” speech, Dr. King was like so many of us: a student.

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