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The country’s 106 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) run the educational gamut — ranging from two-year schools to medical universities. And the National HBCU Alumni Associations (NHBCUAA), composed of alumni leaders and associates, supports every last one of them. Partnering with federal, state, and local governments, plus a host of other organizations (nonprofits, civic groups, churches), NHBCUAA assists and advocates for HBCUs and their alumni. The organization focuses its support on five areas of expertise: marketing and fundraising, networking and capacity building, community development, international development, and program development and evaluation. NHBCUAA services range from grant writing and financial planning to organizing community networking events. # A Legacy of Learning PHOTOS (FROM LEFT) COURTESY OF NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY AND NHBCUAA Since the first HBCU was founded in the mid1800s, these schools have gained a reputation for fostering groundbreaking research and highquality graduates. The list of HBCU alumni claim some of the greatest American minds and achievers. Here’s just a sampling: Booker T. Washington graduated from Hampton University in 1875 and he later founded what is now known as Tuskegee University. In the late 1890s, Washington invited Dr. George Washington Carver to head Tuskegee’s agricultural department, where Carver conducted his famous peanut research. St. Elmo Brady received his undergrad degree from Fisk University and later became the first African American to obtain a PhD in chemistry. Thurgood Marshall, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice, received his law education at Howard University. Martin Luther King Jr. graduated from Morehouse College. Space Shuttle Challenger astronaut Ronald McNair studied engineering physics at North Carolina A&T State University; today, the school’s College of Engineering is ranked one of the best by U.S. News and World Report. The list goes on. A Bright Future Today, HBCUs across the country are offering more resources than ever to cultivate their topnotch graduates. The NHBCUAA team is ready to serve. In Nashville, Fisk University is earning top AT YOUR marks for its innovative Master’s-to-PhD Bridge SERVICE Program, which has produced six PhD graduates NHBCUAA since 2011 in the physical sciences. The school is representatives also one of the country’s top ten institutions are available to awarding master’s in physics degrees to U.S. give keynote citizens of any ethnic background. speeches, lead Continuing the higher learning trend, last workshops, and fall, North Carolina Central University introserve on boards duced a PhD program in integrated biosciences, and panels which reflects the school’s growing research addressing a capacity. This ambitious program aims to combat wide array of diseases affecting underrepresented populations. topics. In undergrad news, Georgia’s Savannah State University will launch a new Bachelor of Business Administration degree program in global logistics and international business. The program begins this fall, and is the first of its kind in the state. Kentucky State University just purchased its first floating science laboratory, the “Kentucky River Thorobred,” which will cruise the river and be used to teach students about the water front and water ecology. With so much happening, it’s easy to see the importance of a support system such as the National HBCU Alumni Associations. “These colleges and universities are national treasures,” says National HBCU Alumni Associations Ty Couey, NHBCUAA president. 1846 Bryant Street Washington, DC “They are well-kept secrets, and 301.537.3917 they must be maintained and supported.” AUGUST 2013 49

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - August 2013

US Airways - August 2013
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Architectural Attractions
Wine & Dine: Italy's Gourmet Capital
Adventure: Diving for Dinner
Golf: The Wyndham Championship
Adventure: Drive Time at Bondurant
Great Escapes: Riu Resorts
Gear Up: Tools to Stay Cool
Travel Feature: Seattle's Outdoor Delights
US Airways: Staffing the Skies
Health Matters: Rapid Recovery
Special Section: Historically Black Colleges & Universities
Must Read: The Book of Immortality
Great Dates: Euphoria Festival
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Giving: Pulling Together
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - August 2013