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College recruitment fair spotlights HBCU Week

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

It's Saturday but for some students and parents in Thomasville class was still in session.

A college recruitment fair brought representatives from colleges and universities from all over to First Missionary Baptist church.

Students and parents rotated to different areas focusing on important topics such as SAT and ACT testing preparations, paying for college, and selecting the right school. The event showcased many different universities but also shifted attention to Historical Black College Week.

"This week is HBCU Week and President Obama invited the presidents from all of the HBCUs to fly into Washington D.C.  for a conference, and the conference was to discuss the importance of HBCUs to history in this country,and the communities they serve," said Dr. Cheryl Larkins the church's educational coordinator.

Alumni from Spelman College, representatives from Albany State University, as well as Florida A&M University representatives were in attendance to provide students as well as parents with all of the guidance that they need to get off to the right start beyond high school.

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