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Darian McGhee, a senior electrical engineering major, and Kayla Sampson, an agriculture major with a concentration in biotechnology, were crowned Mr. and Miss Tennessee State University this week (Photo by Emmanuel Freeman, TSU Media Relations).

McGhee told TSU Media that he would like to help more male students succeed. Compared to females, McGhee said many male students lack the zeal and desire to persevere “when things get tough.”

Sampson said her goal is to build a community service platform for kids and help incoming freshmen get adjusted to college life.

Today, Friday, Oct 19, Tennessee State will hold its annual Scholarship Gala. Last year, contributions swelled from $600,000 in 2016 to more than one million dollars, TSU said.

Florida A&M University launched a ‘Giving Challenge’ during its Homecoming week. Rattlers were asked to donate $131 by October 7 to help raise 250K.

Tuskegee University asked its alumni to ‘work some crimson and gold into their wardrobe’ for Homecoming week.

On Friday, employees who are Tuskegee graduates are invited to go “All Gold” and students go “All Crimson.”

At Southern University and A&M College, Homecoming week started with an annual convocation and a choral treat from the SU Gospel Choir.

This year marked the 10th Annual Alumni Homecoming Art Exhibit, which featured works from 27 SU alumni. Click here to view photos from the various events during  ‘Jagwars Homecoming’ 2018.

On the Hilltop, Howard announced that its 2018 Homecoming festivities, scheduled October 20-28, is built around the uplifting theme: Euphoria.

“Homecoming is a special time of year and offers something for every member of our community,” said Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations David Bennett. “Additionally, students and the community at large will find a variety of events where they can express the Bison spirit.”

Bison week begins with a Day of Service Saturday, Oct. 20, continuing the tradition of volunteering throughout the Washington D.C. area.

On Friday, Oct. 26, President Wayne A. I. Frederick will deliver his State of the University Address to update alumni and friends on the “great work” taking place at Howard.

This year, America’s leading HBCU climbed 21 spots to No. 89 in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 rankings of the nation’s best universities, based on measures of academic quality, including first-year student retention, graduation rates, the strength of the faculty and alumni giving.

The 2018 HU Ideas Symposium will feature discussions led by leading industry experts on topics that matter most to the Black community.

Click here for more information on Howard’s Homecoming week.

 

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