The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans Twitter Account will recognize “Champions of Change” from Historically Black Colleges & Universities, according to the White House. The event will be moderated by Terrence Jenkins, better known as Terrence J.

The NCAT grad is an American actor, television personality and model best known for his work as host of BET’s popular music video countdown show 106 & Park from 2006 until 2012. He is now a co-anchor of E! News.

The Champions of Change are honored for their outstanding work to cultivate a rich learning environment and build initiatives to that promote post-baccalaureate success.

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This Black History Month, the White House will recognize faculty and staff members at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that drive the college completion agenda. These leaders work with students, families, higher education leaders, and policymakers to build paths to graduation.

To reach President Obama’s goal of helping our nation lead the world in college completion by 2020, we must ensure that more African American students graduate from college. Currently, the college graduation rate for African American students is 34.3 percent, compared to 47.1 percent for Asian students, 46.2 percent for white students, and 41.05 percent for Hispanic students (National Center for Education Statistics, 2015).



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