UNCF President/CEO Spreads the “Good News” about HBCUs at Commencements, Events
When it comes to higher education, the relevancy for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) is still a hot topic. However, the fact remains that for the past 150 years, HBCUs have played a valiant role in educating thousands of African American men and women. While HBCUs only make up 3 percent of America’s colleges and universities, they produce nearly 20% of all African American graduates and 25 percent of African American graduates in the STEM field.
Unfortunately, we don’t hear enough about the great things happening in the African American community. We don’t hear enough about the thousands of black men and women graduating with bachelors and terminal degrees. It’s time to spread the good news – the good news on how HBCUs and their graduates contribute substantially to the US economy. The good news of that first-generation African American student from a low- income community overcoming all odds to make it to and through college.
Graduation season is right around the corner, and Dr. Lomax will deliver speeches at commencements and events around the country.
- April 28 | Alpha Phi Alpha 32nd Honours Day Convocation | Nassau, The Bahamas
- May 4 | Wilberforce University | Wilberforce, OH
- May 11 | Dillard University | New Orleans, LA (Dr. Lomax will speak during the annual gala dinner)
- May 20 | Columbia University | New York, NY
Contact UNCF Media Relations for information on these and other opportunities to hear Dr. Lomax.