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LCC and Faith Partner Host Forum with 13 Historically Black Colleges and Universities 

Event aimed at students interested in transfer opportunities

LANSING 9/27/11 – Students and prospective students can meet representatives from 13 historically black colleges and universities from around the nation at an event Thursday, September 29, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Union Missionary Baptist Church, 500 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Lansing.

Sponsored by Lansing Community College and Union Missionary Baptist Church, the program called “Building Bridges,” will offer information about admission requirements and academic programs at the colleges and universities.

Representatives from the following institutions will be on hand:  Bennett College for Women (Greensboro, NC), Bethune-Cookman University (Daytona Beach, FL), Central State University (Wilberforce, OH), Grambling State University (Grambling, LA), Howard University (Washington, D.C.), Jackson State University (Jackson, MS), Kentucky State University (Frankfort, KY), Lane College (Jackson, TN), Mississippi Valley State University (Itta Bena, MS), Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD), Prairie View A&M (Prairie College, TX), Spelman College (Atlanta, GA), Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, AL), West Virginia State College (Institute, WV), and Wilberforce University (Wilberforce, OH).

The transfer partnership program between Lansing Community College and Historically Black Colleges and Universities was first established in 1988 with the Atlanta University Complex (Spelman College, Morehouse University, Clark-Atlanta University and Morris Brown College).  ln line with the college mission, the LCC/AUC/HBCU Transfer Program has developed "learning and enrichment opportunities to improve each student’s quality of life and standard of living."

The LCC/AUC/HBCU Partnership prepares students for a four-year institution through a monitored credit transfer program. Eligible students will participate in a comprehensive program that will facilitate transfer of credits from LCC to one of our AUC/HBCU partners.

Each student will be monitored and will receive motivational and academic support throughout the program. The LCC/AUC/HBCU Transfer Program will provide students with an opportunity to experience college life while living at home, as well as time for personal and academic growth before attending a four-year institution.

For more information about the event, call Shantoria Vance at 517-483-1884 or Dr. JaNice Marshall at 517-483-1346.

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