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HBCU Signing Day

HBCU Signing Day
Posted By: Karen Leach on June 08, 2022

HBCU Signing Day was recently held at Columbia High School in Maplewood welcoming the first cohort of students that signed a pledge of excellence as they gear up to attend one of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities.

HBCU Signing Day is the brainchild of William S. Parrish, Jr, founder of HBCU Greatness and President of North Jersey Chapter Hampton Alumni Association.



“During this age of diversity and inclusion, it's critical that we highlight and celebrate the pride, legacy, and culture of the Historically Black College and University community and welcome the newest members into this elite club.”

Like the national letter of intent high school athletes use to acknowledge their commitment to their selected college, HBCU Signing Day requires our students to sign a pledge agreeing to work hard, study intensively, have fun and stay safe during their college years. Additionally, alumni from Hampton, Howard, Spelman, and Morehouse served as panelists giving a first-hand testimonial about their college experience as well as offering support to the rising college students.

HBCU Greatness will provide support to the students by providing mentorship, internship opportunities, and overall support during their college experience.


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