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January 23, 2011 - President Irma McClaurin made a recent suprise visit to a HBCU college fair that was held at Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Students spoke with over 20 HBCU representatives and graduates to learn about individual schools, admission requirements, and scholarship resources. This free event featured food, entertainment, and door prizes. 

Historically Black Colleges and Universities  play a critical role in the American higher education system because of their unique sensibility to the needs of young African Americans, and remain the institutions that demonstrate the most effective ability to prepare African American students for success in corporate, research, academic, government, and other professions. Because there are no HBCU campuses in Minnesota, many students and their families are unaware of the rich opportunities that colleges and universities like Shaw University can provide.

The HBCU College Fair was sponsored by AchieveMpls, Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, St. Peter’s AME Church, MCAN (MN College Access Network), College Goal Sunday, UNCF (United Negro College Fund), TRIO, and Minneapolis Public Schools.



Shaw University was founded in 1865 and is the oldest historically black university in the south. Shaw University is a private, co-educational, liberal arts University that awards degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The primary mission of Shaw University is teaching with the commitment to maintain excellence in research and academic programs that foster intellectual enhancement and technological skills.  








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