Local HBCU alumni come together in Teaneck for youth event

Cyril Josh Barker | 2/27/2020, midnight
Alumni from several historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) came together Feb. 20 at Teaneck High School for the 3rd ...
3rd Annual HBCU Panel and Alumni Mixer Photo courtesy of Dawn Tennent

Alumni from several historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) came together Feb. 20 at Teaneck High School for the 3rd annual HBCU Panel Discussion & Mix and Mingle.

The event was hosted by the Bergen/Passaic Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Role Model Committee, the Teaneck High School Guidance Department and the Black Youth Organization.

Photo courtesy of Dawn Tennent

Delaware State University (DSU) and Teaneck High School alumnus Dawn Tennent organized the event. She is the cousin of late journalist and DSU alumnus Michael J. Feeney. Both are also Teaneck High School alums

More than 200 students and their families attended the program. Radio 103.9 producer and radio personality, Jason Dunbar, a Howard University graduate, and Hampton University alum Denise Ridley moderated the panel discussion.

Students and parents were also able to ask alumni questions about their experiences attending Black colleges. There was also information available about scholarships, financial aid and upcoming college tours.

Students were able to meet alumni from various HBCUs, including DSU, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Howard University, Hampton University, Benedict College, Virginia State University, Clark Atlanta University and Bowie State University. There was also a panel discussion in which alumni discussed the advantages of attending an HBCU.