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PR # 73 October 18, 2007

RVCC TO HOST COLLEGE FAIR FOR HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES

Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) will host the 10th Annual Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) College Fair, Thursday, November 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Gymnasium at the College?s North Branch Campus. The fair is being hosted at RVCC by the Student Club Unity, Office of Student Life & Civic Engagement and the College?s Robeson Institute.

The fair is expected to draw 1,000 students and 50 academic recruiters from historically black colleges and universities from across the country.

High school and community college students are welcome to attend the event, which will include workshops on such topics as the application process and financial aid. High school students must attend with their parents/guardians or high school counselors. The program will also feature a motivational speaker and an HBCU alumni panel of speakers.

Attendance at the college fair is free of charge but registration is required. To register or for more information, visit www.HBCU-CFNJ.com or contact Alaysha Walker, HBCU site coordinator, 908-526-1200, ext. 8274.

The event is sponsored by the State of New Jersey Department of Education and HBCU College Fair of New Jersey.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 40 years, offers more than 80 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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