There are so many colleges and universities to choose from that sometimes students and parents have difficulty choosing. Sometimes they need help.
So, South Cobb High School hosted a panel discussion featuring 13 alumni from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to help students learn why attending a HBCU may be the right fit for them.
During the October event, a moderator asked the HBCU alumni questions including why did you choose to attend your HBCU; how do you give to your school and community; and what are the advantages of attending a HBCU school?
“I was honored to be selected to participate in this worthwhile program,” said Coy McCall, who represented Florida A & M University.
After the moderator’s questions to panelists, students and parents asked questions.
“This program was much needed. It was great,” one parent said after the panel.
Another agreed and was interested in volunteering for the alumni event next year.
As a result of the positive feedback about the event, South Cobb plans to make the HBCU panel an annual opportunity for parents and students.