Wednesday, September 19, 2007
ORANGEBURG – NBC Nightly News viewers will see South Carolina State University and senior criminal justice major Aaron Robinson on the program this evening, Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m. Eastern, 5:30 p.m. Central and varied in the Pacific time zone based on market.
NBC News correspondent Michael Okwu visited SC State recently to interview Robinson and Antonio Boyle, assistant vice president for enrollment management, for a segment on diversity at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Robinson is a member of SC State’s golf team and serves as president of the Beta Delta chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., an historically black fraternity and service organization. He is also the chapter’s first white member.
On Sept. 5, President George W. Bush issued a proclamation on honoring America’s HBCUs, designating Sept. 9-15 as National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week 2007.
If you miss the segment, you can catch it again at http://nightly.msnbc.com.
This broadcast will be SC State’s second appearance on NBC Nightly News in six months. The University was previously featured in an April segment preceding the first U.S. Presidential Debate of the 2008 election cycle, for which SC State served as host.