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From HBCU to Ivy League: The Impact of an HBCU Education

When she graduated from Clark Atlanta University with her Bachelor’s degree in Communications, she was the first person in her family to graduate from an Historically Black University. “While walking across the stage, I felt that I was not only taking that stride for my future legacy, my daughter who would later go on to graduate from Clark Atlanta University, but for all of my community who wished that they had the same opportunity to receive an education from such an excellent institution. It was one of the proudest moments of my life, but I knew that I was just […]

Least Likely to Teach: Student Overcomes Disability, Pursues Career in Teaching

Valencia Winston was the daughter of two educators, but was not the expected straight-A student. She hated school due to her challenges from a learning disorder known as dyslexia. According to Child Mind Institute’s Understanding Dyslexia and How to Help Kids Who Have It, “Dyslexia is a disability where one’s brain has trouble processing both letters and words.” While Dyslexia is not a reflection of a person’s intelligence level, this has led dyslexia to become widely associated with difficulty learning to read, write and spell. Despite these odds, Winston overcame her disability and ended up with a successful career in […]

Special Greetings to the class of 2021

  Greetings:   As Mayor and on behalf of the City Council, we are pleased to welcome the freshmen and returning students to Tuskegee University and the greater Tuskegee/Macon County community. The Tuskegee community is a significant part of your experience as you matriculate at Tuskegee University and we solicit your involvement and active participation in governmental and community affairs. Student input is a key component in our overall community planning for provision of services. We have a regular place on our City Council Agenda for input from TU SGA, students, and other campus representation. We encourage you to contact us if […]