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For Release: Novmber 10, 2005


Department of Education Prepares for College Fairs
Featuring Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Staff from the New Jersey Department of Education are preparing to participate in four college fairs at New Jersey colleges in mid-November.  The fairs, designed to help high school students plan for higher education, will feature participation by 40 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Dates and locations for the fairs, known as the Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities College Fairs of New Jersey, are:

November 14, at Burlington County College;
November 15, at Passaic County Community College;
November 17, at Raritan Valley Community College; and
November 18, at Atlantic Cape Community College.

More than 5,000 New Jersey students participated in last year’s HBCU college fairs.  This year’s events are expected to attract students from diverse communities and backgrounds, throughout New Jersey.  Students will have the opportunity to meet with college recruiters from schools such as:  Howard University, Clark Atlanta University, and Spelman College to discuss the knowledge and tools they need to continue their academic careers in college.

Registration information has been sent to high school principals throughout the state.  Staff from the Department of Education’s Office of Vocational-Technical, Career and Innovative Programs has organized the fairs in conjunction with Historically Black Colleges and Universities College Fairs of New Jersey.