Chicago Area Alumni Chapter recruiting students in the “Windy City”

The Chicago Area Alumni Chapter recently participated in the Percy Julian High School High College Fair on March 4, 2014.Chicago College Fair 3chicago College Fair 4

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.

PUSH HBCU FairAdministrators, 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.

Chicago Area HBCU PushRepresentatives 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.

 
(pictured from Left to Right: Ralph Nash-Chicago Area Alumni Chapter President, and his Grandson)
 Source:(http://thechicagocitizen.com/news/2014/feb/26/rainbow-push-hosts-summit-discuss-future-hbcus/)
 

 

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Mississippi Valley State University, as a Carnegie Classified Master's University, provides comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs in education, the arts and sciences, and professional studies. The University is driven by its commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, service, and research--a commitment resulting in a learner-centered environment that prepares critical thinkers, exceptional communicators, and service-oriented, engaged, and productive citizens. MVSU is fundamentally committed to positively impacting the quality of life and creating extraordinary educational opportunities for the Mississippi Delta and beyond.

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