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College fair to connect students with Historically Black Colleges and Universities
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Gainesville High School - photo by Scott Rogers

Gainesville High School will host a college information fair featuring Historically Black Colleges & Universities from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 27 for all Gainesville City and Hall County schools’ students.

There are 101 public and private HBCUs in the United States, which were established prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Twenty-seven of these schools offer doctoral programs; 52 offer master’s programs; 83 colleges offer bachelor’s programs; and 38 schools offer associate degrees.

The LIO Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated is working in collaboration with Gainesville High School to host the event.

The following colleges and universities will participate: Howard University, Stillman College, Tuskegee University, South Carolina State University, Claflin University, Payne College, Johnson C. Smith University, Southern University, Florida A&M University, Alabama A&M University, Fort Valley State, Morris College, Allen University and Benedict College.

Informational materials from several other colleges would be provided.

And breakout sessions for parents and students on college recruiting topics, such as the application process, and scholarship and financial aid opportunities, will also be held.  

2018 College Fair

What: College fair featuring Historically Black Colleges and Universities

When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 27

Where: Gainesville High School, 830 Century Place, 30504

More info: Email or the event chair at

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