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TIME WHEN AFRICAN-AMERICAN

STUDENTS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO

ATTEND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER

LEARNING.((JACQUE))

HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES

AND UNIVERSITIES ARE STILL

SERVING STUDENTS TODAY..

WORKING TO FIND THEIR NICHE IN

A MORE DIVERSE LANDSCAPE.N-B-C

SIX'S JENNA JORDAN IS HERE TO

EXPLAIN.JENNA...

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((JORDAN))TONIGHT LEADERS FROM

THREE ARKLATEX H-B-C-Us.. HELD

A PANEL DISCUSSION FOCUSING ON

THE FUTURE OF THESE HISTORIC

SCHOOLS.

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(Jenna Jordan)THE PRESIDENTS

OF GRAMBLING STATE

UNIVERSITY.. SOUTHERN

UNIVERSITY AT SHREVEPORT.. AND

WILEY COLLEGE.. SAY RECRUITING

STUDENTS HAS BECOME MORE

COMPETITIVE... WITH MORE

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR

ALL STUDENTS. (Herman

Felton/Wiley College President)

ame skill sets that you can

walk away from a major

institutions are pretty much

the same ones that you can

HBCU. Jenna Jordan)BUT.. WITH

SMALLER CLASS SIZES. AND

UNIQUE DEGREE PROGRAMS..

HBCU'S ARE ABLE TO ADAPT(Rick

Gallot/Grambling State

University President)

hen you

think about HBCUs comprising

only three percent of colleges

and universities across the

country, yet we

e responsible

for 27 percent of the STEM

graduates..that speaks volumes

Jenna Jordan)THE SCHOOLS SAY

THIS TARGET ON SCIENCE AND

TECHNOLOGY TRAINING.. KEEPS

THESE CAMPUSES FORWARD

FOCUSED. (Rodney

Ellis/Southern university at

Shreveport Chancellor)

taying

relevant to what

happening

in the economic development

environment as well as others

seeing us as an economic

development engine for their

local or state economies.

(Jenna Jordan)WHILE RICH IN

THEIR INDIVIDUAL TRADITIONS..

THESE SCHOOLS SHARE MORE THAN

JUST A PIVOTAL PLACE IN

AMERICA

ABOUT Y. IT

THE EXPERIENCE. (Herman

Felton/Wiley College President)

here

a special sauce, the

nurturing that you get from

faculty, the spirit, the

esprit de corps, if you will.

So I think there are some

intangibles. Jenna Jordan)

OFFERING STUDENTS A PLACE OF

THEIR OWN. (Rodney

Ellis/Southern university at

Shreveport Chancellor)

hat

sense of belonging and the

things that helps students not

only stay enrolled, but

ultimately graduate.-

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((JORDAN))TONIGHT'S PANEL

DISCUSSION WAS A PART OF A

SPECIAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH

LECTURE SERIES AT THE

BROADMOOR BRANCH OF THE SHREVE

MEMORIAL LIBRARY.

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