On February 24th, faculty and staff members of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were recognized by the White House as “Champions of Change” for their promotion of college completion at HBCUs.
Faculty and staff from several HBCUs have worked with families, students and policymakers to increase graduation rates. At the event, a panel was moderated by E! News Co-Host and actor, Terrence Jenkins, who is also a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, which is a HBCU.
Some of the honorees include Professor Frank James, of Philander Smith College, Dr. Abayomi Majebi, of Central State University, Dr. A.Deloris Alexander, of Tuskegee University and Dr. Gregory Goins, of North Carolina A&T State University.
The Champions of Change program was founded as a way for the White House to honor individuals who leave positive impacts on their communities.
To learn more about the White House Champions of Change program, visit www.whitehouse.gov/champions.
[via Karen Civil]