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Chair of the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus Awarded Honorable Degree from NC A&T State University (240 hits)

Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12), founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Congressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus, was awarded an honorary degree from her alma mater, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T), today at their December graduation.

Rep. Adams earned her bachelors and masters degrees from NC A&T and credits her time there as the turning point in her education, preparing her to earn a doctorate degree from The Ohio State University and pursue a forty year career in teaching at Bennett College.

"This is the honor of a lifetime," said Congresswoman Adams. "NC A&T took a poor, unprepared student from the ghetto of New Jersey and inspired me to become a lifelong learner. I will forever be grateful for the experiences I had on campus, the mentors I gained, and the knowledge I learned that has allowed me to be successful in life.

"My exceptional experience at NC A&T has inspired my career in public service, culminating in the founding of the Bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus. I'm proud to be their champion in Congress to ensure that HBCUs have a strong voice, dedicated to increasing access to educational opportunities for students, for generations to come. Thank you, Chancellor Martin, for this extraordinary honor."

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NC A&T is the largest HBCU in the nation, located in Greensboro, North Carolina. The school began as an 1890 land-grant university and continues its tradition of excellence as a doctoral university with a special emphasis on STEM education.

The Bipartisan HBCU Caucus was established in April, 2015. The Caucus boosts 68 members on both sides of the aisle in both the House and the Senate.
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper
Monday, December 11th 2017 at 6:41PM
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