17th HBCU Annual Festival


James Demery

There was an HBCU festival that took place Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, from 8:00 AM-3:30 PM at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This event was sponsored by Alfred Street Baptist Church. There was an 70 historically black colleges and universities with over 1,000 people attending. Some of the colleges/universities that participated were:

  • Alabama State University
  • Benedict College
  • Delaware State University
  • Howard University
  • Lincoln University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore

At this event, they had morning seminars for specific topics: Searching for internships, Surviving College as a Christian, Paying for College: Scholarships, Loans & Federal Student Aid, Successfully Transitioning to College, STEM Education & Careers: Is It Good for you?, and Leveling the Academic Playing Field: How to Use Disability Services.
Then there were afternoon seminars: How to Prepare for the Job That’s Waiting for You, Black College Sports: Staying a Focused as a Student-Athlete, What You Should Know About Greek Life, College Tips for Parents, and Scholarship Writing: A Hands-on Workshop.
Overall it was a successful event. I had an on-site interview with Virginia Union University and got accepted on the spot.