Category: Education

In Conversation: What Comes Next for HBCUs presented by Unibuddy

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were the first institutions to open their doors to black Americans. The first HBCU was founded in Pennsylvania in 1837 and would later come to be known as Cheyney University.


Today, the prominence of the Black Lives Matter movement and our alumna Vice President have heightened the exposure of HBCUs. They’ve been a clear contributor to the enrollment spike that many of these schools are experiencing, despite the declines that PWIs (Predominantly White Institutions) have endured.
COVID-19 proved that institutions would need to be flexible in their approach to managing the “new normal,” so they turned to online courses, virtual events, and a strong digital-first approach. As the country reopens and life resumes, we want to explore what universities will take with them.


More specifically, we want to know what HBCUs will do to stay agile and continue to thrive.
I had a conversation with Dr. Kara Turner, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success at Morgan State University and Unibuddy.


Watch the full conversation below.

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You are accepted: How to get accepted into college and life.

by Carjamin Scott on January 4, 2020 at 5:50 p.m. EST

“You are accepted” are the three words that college applicants want to hear. If you attended or considered attending college, you likely remember the college application process. Your high school years were a defining moment. You used this time to prepare for life after graduation. You worked to pass your classes and earn high grades. You spent your summers visiting colleges and taking test preparation courses. Next, you got involved with sports, clubs, and community service. During your junior year, you began to submit applications. You were required to mail previous school transcripts, test scores, and perhaps a personal statement. You might have even provided letters of recommendation. Finally, the hard work paid off. As a senior, you began to receive college acceptance letters. Everyone’s preparation is different, and every applicant has their own story. Just like that process, there are many other places in life that we want to be accepted into. I will discuss how to get accepted into college and in life in my newest book, “You are accepted: How to get accepted into college and life.”

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Join me for the #300wishlist challenge inspired by Steve Harvey

by Carjamin Scott on September 26, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. CST

For the past several months, I have intensely focused on improving my mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Instead of relying on my phone calendar, I bought a paper planner to write down the things that I want to do for myself. I renewed my gym membership. I have been listening to chakra and meditation music. I have been attending bible study. And, I try to ride my bike at least three times a week. I’ve decluttered my social media and I only like or comment on things that speak to my new normal.

The social media algorithm working to collect this data is amazing, and not by accident, my Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter feeds have realigned to support me on this journey. This is how I found “Write Your Vision, Motivated” by Steve Harvey. Isn’t it great when you hear things at the right time and they seem to remind you that you are doing the right thing?

In it, Steve shares two scriptures (James 4:2-3 and Habakuk 2:2) that helped to change the course of his life.

James 4:2-3 You have not because you ask not.

Habakuk 2:2 Write your vision make it plain. 

Then, Steve challenges the audience to meditate on the things we want from God and he gives guidance on how to imagine these things coming to fruition.

300 Wishlist Challenge

Here are the instructions for the 300 Wishlist Challenge

  1. Write down everything you want.
  2. Write at least 300 things. At 75, you might get stuck so begin to ask yourself a few questions.
    1. How many cars do you want?
    2. What kind of car?
    3. What color?
    4. Where do you want your next house to be?
    5. Do you want a summer home?
    6. Where do you want to travel to?
    7. How much money do you want in the bank?
    8. How much would you like to have when you retire?
    9. How much would you like to give your siblings?
  3. Read your list every night and every morning.

Visible Vision Board

Here are the instructions for Visible Vision Board:

  1. Take a photo of your vision board, this is your signal to God of what you want Him to do for you.
  2. Save the photo as your phone and computer screen saver to make your vision board visible and easily accessible.

Today, I am asking you to join me for Steve Harvey’s #300wishlist challenge. Grab a notebook and write down everything you are asking God for. Try to get your list done by the New Year, then let’s check in with each other to see what we’ve marked off our list.

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UT Promise students to attend the University of Tennessee for Free in 2020

by Carjamin Scott on June 17, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. CST

As reported by Nashville Public Radio, University of Tennessee President Randy Boyd, has announced, “Students who qualify for the HOPE scholarship, coming from families that make $50,000 or less will be able to attend the University of Tennessee for free in 2020.” 

Although TN Promise has benefited students across the state with access to tuition-free college, other costs are still a deterrent. Room and board alone at UT Knoxville is estimated at more than $11,000.  UT Promise is a step in the right direction to help families with affording college and all of the costs associated with it.

Listen to the full Nashville Public Radio segment here.

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