Transfer fair focuses on historically black colleges

By Shanika Whaley
City Times

City College hosted an array of different Black colleges at the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Transfer Day in Gorton Quad Feb. 28.

Students from around San Diego County came to see what these colleges had to offer.

At the event, students, a majority of them Black, delved into the interesting facts about some of the schools.

A lot of the schools that were at the event had informational pamphlets, admission applications for those already interested and essential information that every student should know when entering a four-year institute.

One of the colleges at the event was Dillard University. Dillard is located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The school offers an array of majors and activities. Some majors include accounting, business management, international business and a variety of languages including French, German, or Japanese.

The school also features activities such as a Black Heritage Ball, a Foreign Relations Club and a Miss Dillard University.

SojournerAbdulah, the community director for Dillard University was representing the institution and getting people involved.

“I don’t try to recruit people,” replied SojournerAbdulah. “I do.”

The next college was San Diego’s very own San Diego State University. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was gathering people to join the sisterhood. The Delta sorority was founded Jan. 13, 1913. At the beginning there were only 22 women involved. Even though there are many more women now, that doesn’t mean they can’t have more.

Interested in joining the sorority was Acheish Johnson, a student enrolled in cosmetology.

“I’ve always wanted to join a sorority, particularly Delta,” said Acheish. “Also, I’ve been interested in going to an all Black college; Grambling University in Louisiana has been a choice for me.”

The colleges all offered something different for the students.

Each one of these colleges had very interesting facts and information that were needed for students to make up their minds about where they want to go, and which school will help them go further.

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