Tarboro NC – THE COLLEGE ROUND-UP IS HAPPENING ON SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015

THE COLLEGE ROUND-UP IS HAPPENING ON

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015

AND YOU’RE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE!

Each year The Black Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, Inc. holds its annual College Round-Up event in Tarboro, North Carolina. 

Click here to go to Evenbrite to register.

 

Our next event will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2015.  As in previous years it will be held on the Tarboro Campus of Edgecombe Community College located at 2009 West Wilson Street, Tarboro, NC 27886. The event will start at 9 a.m with programs and general onsite registration, (early onsite registration begins at 8 a.m.). The event  ends at 3 p.m.

 

Students from all over have been in attendance, travelling from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Washington, D.C., South Carolina, Louisiana, Colorado, California, and many other areas of North Carolina as well.

 

For Colleges & Universities: We do understand that this has been a difficult time for many colleges and universities, but your participation is vital and will encourage and inspire the students in attendance to continue to strive for and secure a postsecondary education. It will support your efforts to recruit students who have a strong desire to attend your institution. Through its College Round-Up program, so far The Black Heritage Museum & Cultural Center has well helped over 2,000 students realize their dream of a postsecondary education.

 

Though they had the desire, for a number of reasons most were students who never thought that it would be possible for them to attend college.

 

There is no fee for your college or university to participate in this event, but we do ask that you waive your application fee for that day only and that there be representatives present from your institution’s admissions and financial aid departments with decision making authority. 

 

Our students will come prepared with transcripts and scores, and each year many are accepted on the spot. We would like for you to come to the College Round-Up prepared to make those types of decisions.

 

For Students: If you are thinking that college was out of the question or out of your reach, give it a little more thought.  Attend the College Round-Up event for an opportunity to meet face-to-face with college representatives who would like to help YOU find a way to get accepted into college.

 

You’ll have a chance to interact with colleges and universities as they make every effort to assist you with the application and financial aid processes needed to attend their institutions. 

 

If you are a senior, please bring multiple copies of your high school transcripts. Application fees are waived on the day of the event, at the event only, which means you can apply to, and possibly be accepted to, multiples colleges in one day. A number of the colleges and universities are offering scholarships and other financial assistance. 

 

Share this information with your parents or guardian, your school counselor, and your friends. Take this chance for yourself. Take a chance on yourself. Take advantage of this opportunity to get into college.

 

For Parents or Guardians: This is an invitation for you and your high school child(ren) to attend the Annual College Round-Up event on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Edgecombe Community College’s Tarboro Campus located at 2009 West Wilson Street, Tarboro, North Carolina. The event will start at 9 a.m. with programs and general onsite registration, (early onsite registration begins at 8:00 a.m.).  The event ends at 3 p.m.

 

The College Round-Up is a program of the Education Division of The Black Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, Inc. and places its primary focus on assisting high school students who have felt that college was unattainable, or that they have not prepared themselves academically for college but have a strong desire to attend.

 

The College Round-Up program gives your child the opportunity to meet face-to-face with colleges and universities that are prepared to make every effort to assist students with the application and financial aid process needed to attend their institutions. Most importantly they hold the decision-making authority to admit students attending College Round-Up “on the spot”, Saturday, March 8, 2014.

 

·    If your child is a high school senior, make sure they bring enough copies of their official high school transcripts to submit to the colleges and universities to which they wish to apply. (Please note that there can be as many as thirty (30) colleges and universities in attendance.)

·    Parent/guardian, please make every effort to accompany your child to the event. Your assistance can ensure the completion of a more thorough admissions and financial aid package.

·    Application fees will be waived only during the College Round-Up on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

·      Please assist your child in completing this Registration Form if necessary.

·    Please feel free to share this information and online registration link with other parents and students.

Even if you feel your finances and your child’s academics may be insurmountable barriers, you should attend the Annual College Round-Up to explore the possibilities. This may be the opportunity of a lifetime for your child to get a college education.

We look forward to seeing you and your college bound student at the College Round-Up!

 

For High School Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators: School Officials play an important role in the success of our children’s postsecondary school access. At the College Round-Up we rely on the work of Guidance Counselors, Principals, Teachers, Superintendents in our efforts to assure that all children who want a chance to go to college has the opportunity.

 

We are inviting you to bring your students to the College Round-Up event on Saturday, March 14, 2015 beginning at 9:00 a.m. for programs and general onsite registration and check-in, (early onsite registration begins at 8:00 a.m.) at Edgecombe Community College’s Tarboro Campus located at 2009 West Wilson Street, Tarboro, North Carolina. The event ends at 3 p.m.

 

The College Round-Up is a program of the Education Division of The Black Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, Inc. and places its primary focus on assisting high school students who have felt that college was unattainable, or students who did not adequately prepare themselves (academically) for college but have a strong desire to attend.

 

The College Round-Up program provides “face-to-face interviews” with colleges and universities that are prepared to make every effort to assist students with the application and financial aid process needed to attend their institutions.  Representatives from admissions and financial aid departments have had tremendous success in placing students who have participated in the program. 

 

In addition to a prominent guest speaker and important community partners, career development professionals, mentors and counselors will be on hand throughout the day to assist students and families, in a positive environment, which we hope will facilitate and greatly improve their chance for acceptance into college or university.

 

We are asking that your school administration support the College Round-Up by making sure students, particularly Juniors and Seniors, are aware of this event. The benefits that students receive have been described as immeasurable. In fact, high school seniors have been accepted “on the spot” (when providing sufficient information to complete the admissions and financial aid process). For some students, this event has been described as an opportunity of a lifetime.

 

We strongly urge that high schools seniors bring multiple copies of their transcripts. The Colleges and Universities waive their application fees at the program only.  We also suggest that a parent or guardian attend the College Round-Up with their child in order everyone involved to have a clearer picture of the financial issues the students face.

 

When you accept our invitation to attend and participate in the College Round-Up event, you will receive additional details that will help your organization have a positive experience with us.

 

We look forward to seeing you in March of 2015!

Senior State Dept. official arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor – Fox News

EXCLUSIVE: A senior State Department official in charge of federal counterterrorism programs was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor, Fox News has learned.

Fairfax County Police officials say Daniel Rosen was arrested by a county detective about noon at his Washington, D.C. home after he allegedly sought to arrange sex with a minor. The detective, a female officer working in the county’s Child Exploitation Unit, had been posing as the minor in online exchanges with Rosen, police said.

Rosen, who is the director of counterterrorism programs and policy at the State Department, was arrested and transported to a D.C. jail and charged with one count of Use of a Communications Device to Solicit a Juvenile. (Source: Read more)

Berry Gordy Explains How A Childhood Lesson On Race Influenced His First Few Motown Albums (VIDEO) – HuffPost

As the founder of Motown, Berry Gordy is — and always has been — an entrepreneur. From the time he was a young boy selling newspapers, Gordy was always thinking about ways to be more successful. Oftentimes, his ideas paid off, but there was one particular instance in Gordy’s youth where he learned far more about life than he did business.

Back then, Gordy had a boyhood job selling “The Michigan Chronicle,” a weekly African-American newspaper in Detroit. He was doing a great job of selling, but Gordy still began looking for other ways to increase his sales. That’s when he got an idea, as he tells “Oprah’s Master Class” in the above video. (Source: Read more)

Todd Gurley has no regrets about trying to finish his 2014 season – Yahoo Sports

Former Georgia running back Todd Gurley said he never thought about foregoing the rest of the 2014 season after he served a four-game suspension for taking money for signing memorabilia even though his first game back resulted in a season-ending knee injury.

“I don’t (have any regrets),” Gurley told media at the NFL combine on Thursday. “I did it because I love football. That’s what I do. I’ve played football my whole life. Injuries come with the game. I wouldn’t take that game back for nothing.” (Source: Read more)

Affordable Healthcare Act Deadline Extended in North Carolina – Camel City Dispatch

On Friday, February 20th Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a special enrollment period for individuals and families who were not able to obtain health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014.  This special enrollment period will allow individuals and families who were unaware or didn’t understand the implications of this new requirement to enroll in 2015 health insurance coverage through the FFM.

Even with the millions of dollars of anti-healthcare propaganda efforts mounted by corporate and political opponents of the Affordable Healthcare Act, many in North Carolina did not understand that in lieu of signing onto a plan with a health-care exchange there would be a penalty come tax day. Those who indicate that they did not know about the penalty will be given from March 15th to April 30th to sign up through a FFM.

In an attempt to score partisan political points, Governor Pat McCrory and the North Carolina legislature have labored to make it as difficult as possible for North Carolinians to get health coverage, but by using the FFM the entire process has become vastly simplified. “It has been easier because the web site has been working very well. The number of screens has been reduced and made more efficient. That, along with the one on one advice available here in North Carolina has made it more simple than ever to get covered.” Said Lee Dixon, the project director for NCGetCovered. Over 92% of those who have signed up in NC have qualified for Federal subsidies. (Source: Read more)

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Candidate Withdraws Nomination After Racist Email Surfaces – HuffPost

The Political Agitator response: I bet he liked them big boobs. “Ignorance will never end. Even those with money can’t buy SENSE!!” Author: Curmilus Dancy II The Political Agitator

A nominee for a seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has withdrawn his name from consideration after a racist email he sent in 2013 surfaced last week.

County Judge Thomas Kistler (R) said Monday that he was taking himself out of the running because “several circumstances have developed here, at home, in Centre County, which have dramatically altered the legal system, and require my full attention.”

“The current vacancy in the Court Administration position, in addition to several other urgent matters in our court, make this an inopportune time for me to reduce my commitment to the citizens of Centre County,” he added. “My primary concern has to remain the full and proper functioning of the Centre County court.” (Source: Read more)