October 14, 2011
Greetings High School Principal/Counselor:
We are delighted to invite you to participate in our annual Historically Black College & University College Fair. This year’s event will take place at "THE WORD" CHURCH on Saturday, November 19, 2011. The fair is sponsored by the Cleveland Council of Black Colleges Alumni Association and the Metro Cleveland Alliance of Black School Educators. This year we plan to have nearly 30 HBCU college or alumni representatives, along with other academic programs and educational resources. A new feature this year will be a series of informative "Fast Track Workshops." Students in grades 9 – 12 will be grouped by grade level and will rotate between the various concurrent sessions. Educators, Community Leaders, Parents, middle school students and recent high school graduates are also welcome to attend. The church is located at 18909 South Miles Road, Warrensville Hts., Ohio 44128.
Fair Schedule for Students:
8:30 am – 10:00 am Student Registration
9:00 am – 9:25 am Welcome & Presentations
9:30 am – 10:00 am General Session A – HBCU 101: Just the Facts
10:05 am – 10:35 am Session 1
10:40 am – 11:10 am Session 2
11:15 am – 11:45 pm Session 3
11:50 pm – 12:20 pm General Session B – The Choice is Yours & Step Show Teaser
12:25 pm – 1:00 pm Session 4
Fast Track Workshops:
HBCU 101: Just the Facts presented by the UNCF/Northern Ohio Inter-Alumni Council
This interactive and engaging workshop will expose students and parents to gain a basic understanding of HBCUs and how to participate meaningfully and successfully attain admission to a post secondary educational program at a HBCU. Discussion includes pondering questions: Majority vs. Minority, HBCU Alumni, Interesting Facts, and the 15 Things that Make the HBCU Experience Unforgettable.
Financial Aid/Scholarships presented by College Now
This presentation is designed to provide participants with an understanding of applying for federal aid, developing an efficient strategy for finding scholarships, and completing the scholarship application. There will be some review of the different types of federal loan programs. Topics include what happens during the application process, types of financial aid and completing the FAFSA.
College/Campus Life presented by the National Pan-Hellenic Council of Greater Cleveland
In this workshop, you will learn strategies to help you cope with a transition to college life. Whether you're a non-traditional student with a family, or a traditional-aged student fresh out of high school, there are changes that you must become accustomed to – how to manage your time, how to find and use campus resources, how to speak to professors, and the importance of getting involved in student activities.
The Choice is Yours & Step Show Teaser
All presenters will answer questions from the audience and provide additional information to support a student's transition from high school to college. Various door prizes will be given at this time. Students will also be entertained by the Alpha ESQuires of Cleveland, OH, a youth development program that promotes scholarship, leadership, excellence and progress.
We recommend that all participants (individuals or groups) register online at: http://hbcucollegefair.eventbrite.com/
For additional information about the HBCU College Fair, please do not hesitate to contact Louis Brownlowe at 216-587-2254 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carolyn Grimes Mary E. Rice
Carolyn Grimes, President Mary E. Rice, Ed.D., President
CCBC Alumni Association Metro-CABSE
Students May Want To Bring:
- ? Copies of their most recent transcripts
- ? Test Scores (PSAT, ACT, SAT, etc.)
- ? College Interest Essays