Thursday, September 20, 2007
ORANGEBURG – On Wednesday, Sept. 19, NBC Nightly News featured SC State, senior criminal justice major Aaron Robinson and Antonio Boyle, assistant vice president for enrollment management, in a segment that examined increasing enrollment of white and hispanic students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
If you missed the segment, you can watch it on the MSNBC video site. And, for a limited time, you may also download the video broadcast for free at www.podcasts.msnbc.com.
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.
The Sept. 19 broadcast was 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.
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.