UNCF Leaders to Speak on Scholarships at www.CollegeWeekLive.com
Boston, MA October 30, 2009 -- CollegeWeekLive, the world's largest college fair, today announced that more than twenty member colleges and universities belonging to UNCF - the United Negro College Fund - will be participating in CollegeWeekLive Fall, the blockbuster college fair scheduled to take place online Wednesday, November 4th through Saturday, November 7th.
"With more than fifty percent of CollegeWeekLive registrants classifying themselves as ethnically diverse and more than twenty percent classifying themselves as African American/Black, we are excited to have so many UNCF/HBCUs participating in CollegeWeekLive Fall and are happy to help meet the needs of our diverse college bound student population," said Robert Rosenbloom, President and CEO of CollegeWeekLive.
UNCF member schools confirmed to participate include Allen University, Bennett College, Bethune-Cookman University, Claflin University, Clark Atlanta University, Fisk University, Florida Memorial University, Huston-Tillotson University, Interdenominational Theological Center, Jarvis Christian College, Johnson C. Smith University, LeMoyne-Owen University, Livingstone College, Miles College, Oakwood University, Paine College, Spelman College, Texas College, Tougaloo College, Voorhees College, Wilberforce University and Xavier University of Louisiana.
In addition, Annette Singletary, Senior Relationship Manager for UNCF and Mary Williams, Director of Communications and Administration, for UNCF's Gates Millennium Scholars Program, will speak live about "$cholar$hip Dollar$" at CollegeWeekLive on Thursday, November 5th at 7:00 PM. Attendees at CollegeWeekLive, largely high school juniors and seniors as well as parents and counselors, can text in questions to be addressed by Ms. Singletary and Ms. Williams in real-time.
"We are delighted to be working with CollegeWeekLive to extend an opportunity to all HBCUs to participate in this online college fair" said Karl W. Reid, Ed.D., Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Strategic Initiatives. "CollegeWeekLive helps eliminate cost and travel issues for students interested in exploring a college education." UNCF supports education through scholarship, internship and fellowship programs and provides valuable experiential learning opportunities to high school students through mentoring and summer enrichment programs.
The partnership between CollegeWeekLive and UNCF builds on a mutual goal of helping all high school students, regardless of race, socioeconomic background or geographic location, connect with colleges online. To learn more about CollegeWeekLive.com or to sign- up for free to attend, visit http://www.CollegeWeekLive.com.
CollegeWeekLive (http://www.CollegeWeekLive.com) is the world's largest and most successful college fair and it meets entirely online. With hundreds of colleges and universities exhibiting and hundreds of thousands of registrants, CollegeWeekLive revolutionizes college admissions, making the process easier and more cost-effective by bringing students, parents, counselors and colleges together online, overcoming cost and distance. CollegeWeekLive is free service for students and parents. Earlier this year, CollegeWeekLive expanded its offering to include virtual open houses based on demand from participating partner schools. CollegeWeekLive is produced by PlatformQ, whose mission is to connect people, companies, organizations and associations worldwide to meet, interact and learn from leading experts and thought leaders through proven interactive tools at online events.
UNCF-the United Negro College Fund-is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students' education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 39 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 18 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."® Learn more at www.UNCF.org.