Chicago Area Alumni Chapter recruiting students in the “Windy City”
Mr. Ralph Nash, President of the Chicago Area Alumni Chapter, said, “Approximately 150 students attended this event, and several completed applications with hopes of continuing their education at MVSU.”
The Chapter also participated in the PUSH HBCU Black College Summit sponsored by the Rainbow Coalition Office in Chicago, IL on February 22. The Summit focused to identify the most prominent issues facing African American institutions of higher education and to develop viable action plans to address them.
Administrators, representative, personnel, and alumni traveled to Chicago to take part in the summit to display their support on key issues, voice their grievances, and provide helpful course of action. The summit included breakfast, three panel discussions involving principal personnel and administrators from HBCUs and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) from across the country, and a live web broadcast where Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. discussed key issues.
Representatives from HBCUs and PBIs included : Florida A&M, Howard University, Morehouse College, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Alcorn State University, Benedict College, Alabama State University, and Chicago State University.