Friday

I'm Back

This past week I was away touring a few of the HBCU's in the beautiful state of Virginia. Our group comprised of 39 (28 high school students, 8 adults, 3 kids) had a great time. We visited Hampton University, Norfolk State University and Virginia State University. I was really impressed with the level of excellence that Hampton strives for with their students. The currriculum seems to be top notch. The other two schools were great but Hampton stood out in my opinion.

So, if you have a student who is looking at college in the coming years, check out some of the HBCU's, they can provide a nurturing environment as well as quality education for your kids. After having attended one of the largest schools in the state of Florida, the University of Florida (Go Gators - that was for DC), I can definitely see the benefit of attending an HBCU.

One last thing, I learned while I was there, that one of my favorite artists was a Hampton Graduate; John Biggers. Check out some of his work.







You can also check him out online: John Biggers - Since he passed in 2001 their isn't an official site, but this one provides a partial gallery of his work and some background information.

4 comments:

CapCity said...

Those were my old "stomping grounds", Rich! I attended a nearby, small liberal arts college w/ few Black students because I thought I'd be too distracted. I was distracted enough just having Norfolk State 15 minutes away & Hampton 30-45 minutes away (depending on traffic in the tunnel:-). Ahhhhh, memories;-)

Glad u had a good time - u were missed:-)

Rich in the Stl said...

Thank you Ms. Lady. I missed you all too.

dc_speaks said...

GO BUCKS....oh and welcome back, son!

great pics, dude! I'm glad you had so much fun!

Sheletha said...

glad you are back!!!

Don't call it a comeback...