More than 400 area high school students are expected to attend the premier college transfer and recruitment fair featuring historically black colleges and universities or the HBCU experience. Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley will host the event on Tuesday, October 6 from 9am to 2 pm. The event helps introduce high school and community college students to the many transfer options available.
This is the fourth year, Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley has hosted the event. “As students and families navigate the rising cost of higher education, we believe that our collaborative relationships with historically black colleges and universities are critical. Events like these are more relevant than ever before. We want to continue to help Kansas City students benefit from quality higher education while keeping student loans to minimum, ” explained Joe Seabrooks, Ph.D., president of MCC-Penn Valley.
In addition to meeting with college representatives, students can also attend workshops such as College Prep 101 workshop to learn about beginning the college journey at MCC, Transfer Made Simple: transferring to a 4- year university, Money Matters applying for admission and financial aid and achieving college success.
Dillard University (New Orleans), Fisk University (Nashville), Grambling State University (Louisiana), Harris-Stowe State University (St. Louis), Jackson State University (Mississippi), Langston University (Oklahoma), Lincoln University (Jefferson City, Missouri), Morris Brown College (Atlanta), Rust College (Holly Springs, Mississippi), and Xavier University of Louisiana (New Orleans) will have representatives available for students.
High school juniors and seniors from the following schools are expected to attend: African-Centered College Preparatory Academy, Central, East, Harmon, Liberty, Liberty North, Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, Northeast, Oak Park, Paseo Academy, Schlagle, Staley, Sumner, Washington, Winnetonka and Wyandotte.
YMCA of Greater Kansas City, Full Employment Council and the Education Opportunity Center will also be available to provide information about their college preparatory services.
Registration for the event is required. Area high school students interested in attending should contact their counselors to register. For registration and other details visit hbcu.mcckc.edu .