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CLC sponsors 'Think HBCU' College Fair

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  • Students attend the spring 2016 "Think HBCU" College Fair sponsored by the College of Lake County. The next fair, featuring representatives from historically black colleges and universities, will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at Waukegan High School.

    Students attend the spring 2016 "Think HBCU" College Fair sponsored by the College of Lake County. The next fair, featuring representatives from historically black colleges and universities, will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at Waukegan High School.
    Courtesy of the College of Lake County

 
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A college expo featuring historically black colleges and universities will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside Ave.

The "Think HBCU" College Fair, sponsored by College of Lake County, will feature representatives from the top 10 HBCUs: Spelman College, Howard University, Hampton University, Morehouse College, Tuskegee University, Xavier of Louisiana, Florida A & M University, Fisk University, Claflin University and North Carolina A&T University.

Twenty other colleges, including some from Illinois and Wisconsin, will be represented. There are more than 100 HBCUs in the U.S., which are welcome to any student.

Experts will also present the following workshops:

• Parents: Help your student go to college.

• FAFSA/scholarships.

• College application assistance.

• Transferring from College of Lake County to a four-year university.

For information, contact Dr. Sharon Sanders-Funnye at (847) 543-2731 or ssandersfunnye@clcillinois.edu.

The event is being sponsored by CLC TRiO Educational Talent Search Scholars, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.'s Lambda Nu Omega Chapter, JIC Community Development Center and Waukegan High School.