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Department of Health and Community Services

Contact: Roneeka Pleasant-Brown

Phone: 586-469-5905

Email: Roneeka.Pleasant-Brown@macombgov.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 30, 2018

OneMacomb and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority team up to host the third annual HBCU Expo

OneMacomb and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Omega Xi Omega Chapter have partnered to bring the third annual Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Expo to Macomb County.

The event will take place on Saturday, November 3 at the Macomb County Family Resource Center (196 North Rose Street in Mount Clemens) from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. The HBCU Expo is free and open to the public.

“Education is such a key component of a thriving community. It is a great honor for OneMacomb to partner with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority again this year on this exciting event,” said Rhonda Powell, director of Macomb County Health and Community Services and executive committee member of OneMacomb.

 

Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from each college and university, as well as attend breakout sessions on topics such as financial literacy, the college application process and a panel discussion. The 2017 Expo hosted more than twenty HBCUs and over 100 participants were in attendance.

The Higher Education Act of 1965 defines HBCUs as “any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was and is the education of Black Americans, who were previously denied entry into higher education institutions.” Today, these colleges and universities uphold a history of scholarship and academic excellence pursued by students of many different ethnicities and races.

“The HBCU Expo is a unique opportunity for young people to learn about higher education options, particularly those that center around the Black experience, which is often undervalued and overlooked,” said Sandra Boykins, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority – Omega Xi Omega Chapter.

For more information about the HBCU Expo, please contact OneMacomb at (586) 469-7190 or visit the Alpha Kappa Alpha – Omega Xi Omega Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AKA08PPP/.

About OneMacomb
OneMacomb was established in 2012 by Mark Hackel and team as the entity of the Macomb County government designed for the purpose of addressing diversity, inclusion and cultural awareness in Macomb County. Its mission is based on three pillars; promote multiculturalism and inclusion through arts and community affairs, strengthen Macomb County’s economy by building connections throughout the county, region and world, and identify and implement multicultural best practices on delivering services to the residents of Macomb County.

About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc – Omega Xi Omega Chapter
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Omega Xi Omega Chapter of New Haven, Michigan was charted on December 11, 2016. The sorority’s mission is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life and to be of service to all mankind. Alpha Kappa Alpha is dedicated to implementing programs of service that enhance social, economic and educational well-being of the local, national and international communities.

 

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