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DSU hosts 2019 HBCU Philanthropy Symposium

July 29, 2019 5:25 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

Dover Post(Dover Post - July 26, 2019) For the ninth straight year, Delaware State University hosted the 2019 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Philanthropy Symposium from July 22-25 at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino.

Attended by more than 100 fundraising and institutional advancement professionals from many of the 101 HBCUs in the U.S., the symposium — held this year under the theme of “Bridging Advancement and Student Success” — featured as its keynote speaker U.S. Rep. Alma S. Adams, who has represented North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District.

Adams will gave her address during a July 23 session, and was introduced by Delaware Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester.

Adams is an HBCU product who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art education from North Carolina A&T State University, before completing a Ph.D. at Ohio State University. She has also served as a 40-year professor of art at Bennett College. Throughout her career in Congress and as a 10-term North Carolina state legislator, Adams has promoted quality education for all students and has worked to spearhead legislation to boost funds for HBCUs.

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