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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
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
marks for its innovative Master’s-to-PhD Bridge
Program, which has produced six PhD graduates
since 2011 in the physical sciences. The school is
also one of the country’s top ten institutions
are available to
awarding master’s in physics degrees to U.S.
citizens of any ethnic background.
Continuing the higher learning trend, last
fall, North Carolina Central University introserve on boards
duced a PhD program in integrated biosciences,
which reﬂects the school’s growing research
capacity. This ambitious program aims to combat
wide array of
diseases affecting underrepresented populations.
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
“These colleges and universities are national treasures,” says
National HBCU Alumni Associations
Ty Couey, NHBCUAA president.
1846 Bryant Street
“They are well-kept secrets, and
they must be maintained and
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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
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?
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