Story and Photos by Josh Avendano
Students say October and November can be stressful months for students looking to transfer, so to make transferring easier, LBCC was visited by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) on Wednesday, Nov. 8.
Jaelin St. Clair, 23, an English and creative writing major, attended the day’s event looking for a better opportunity: “I am here today to look for opportunities for a better future. I got to talk with a few universities today and it’s very helpful and it gives diverse people a chance to make a better future with a great education.”
Over 15 universities, including Southern University, Alabama State University and Grambling State University, attended the event, giving helpful information to curious students looking to better themselves, participants said.
Arynn Auzout Settle, the program coordinator for HBCU, was in attendance to help more hopeful transfers: “We are having our last stop for HBCU. We are a transfer-guarantee program for the chancellor’s office. We started off with 22 schools and have grown to 35. We just want students to know that this is another option for transferring.”
To qualify for a HBCU transfer, a student will need at least 60 transferable units with a GPA of 2.5, officials said. Students may also opt to transfer with 30 or more units, they said.
Isaiah Nelson, 21, a communications major, is in his final months at LBCC and hopes to transfer soon: “I just came to look, it’s a humbling experience.”
Enrollment specialist Judith Quilation commented on the successful day: “The goal of this event was to introduce our students to different HBCUs and to let them know about the different schools and opportunities they have.”