University School of Nashville invites all public, private, and charter high school students and their families to meet admissions officers from historically Black colleges & universities and "The Guide to College for Black Families" authors Tim Fields and Shereem Herndon-Brown.
By Juanita I.C. Traughber, Director of Marketing & Communications
Save the date Saturday, August 26 for Nashville's Second Annual HBCU Fair, taking place 2 to 4 p.m. at University School of Nashville, 2000 Edgehill Ave. The parking lot and main entrance to the school are accessible from 19th Avenue South. Click here for a map and directions.
Hosted by USN's Office of College Counseling and Office of Diversity & Community Life and open to the Nashville community, this event is an opportunity to meet with admissions officers and administrators from historically Black colleges and universities throughout the country. Last year more than 600 people attended the USN's inaugural HBCU Fair, where some colleges extended acceptances on the spot and advised prospective students on scholarship opportunities.
Alabama A&M University, Clark Atlanta University, Florida A&M University, North Carolina A&T State University, Tennessee State University, Tougaloo College, and Spelman College have confirmed they will have representatives present at the 2023 fair. Invitations have also been extended to HBCUs present at this event in 2022 — American Baptist College, Fisk University, Bethune-Cookman University, Howard University, Morehouse College, Norfolk State University, Talladega College, and Tuskegee University. Let these schools know you are coming by registering here.
Also during this fair, high school students and their families will hear from Tim Fields and Shereem Herndon-Brown, authors of "The Guide to College for Black Families."
“USN has always been to me a private school with a public purpose,” said Roderick White, Director of USN's Office of Diversity & Community Life. “All students, no matter where they attend high school, who want to attend college should have the opportunity to get informed about the admissions process, and we have a responsibility to assist in any way we can to make that a reality.”
Following Thanksgiving Break, all exterior doors will remain locked when school is in session — as per state law (Tennessee Code § 49-6-817). All families, vendors, and other guests must ring the doorbell at the 19th Avenue entrance and present an ID to enter USN. We also will welcome Sgt. Anthony Jones and Cpl. Robert Gibson as School Resource Officers patrolling the Edgehill Campus and the River Campus.
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