The Black Student's Guide to College Success (Google eBook)

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Ruby D. Higgins, William J. Ekeler
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1994 - Education - 365 pages
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The book begins with a step-by-step guide to a successful college selection process and freshman year, offering insights invaluable to students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and athletic recruiters. Next, notable African-American men and women tell the stories of their own college careers--from admission to graduation--in 27 short, autobiographical essays included in Part Two of the book, " How I Did It." Also featured is a directory of more than 900 colleges and universities with information and statistics of particular interest to African-American students. The directory includes evaluations and listings of the most prestigious American undergraduate institutions, with detailed information on special programs and activities for African-American students, entries on historically Black U.S. colleges and universities and African and Caribbean institutions, and information on Black Greek letter organizations. A subject index concludes the guide.

This is the only complete college guide specifically designed for African-American students and their counselors. "The Black Student's Guide to College Success" is a step-by-step quide and reference tool for students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and athletic recruiters--leading the reader through a successful college selection process and freshman year. A directory of more than 900 colleges and universities is provided, with information of particular interest to African-American students. Many distinguished Black educators and prominent Americans have contributed to make this work a comprehensive reference tool which addresses the questions and problems encountered by African-American students.

A foreword by Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, introduces the first part, "How to Succeed in College," featuring 14 hard-hitting essays geared to the needs of the African-American student during the college selection process and the freshman year. Of special interest are: * essays on the Black student athlete; * choosing a Black or an integrated college; * financing a college education; * connecting with students from Africa and the Caribbean; * getting along with other ethnic groups on campus; * handling academic stress; * study habits and hints; and * affirmative action. The next part, How I Did It, includes inspirational autobiographical essays on the college careers--from admission to graduation--of 27 notable African-American men and women. These success stories will motivate and encourage students as they consider their college options. The last part, Directory of Colleges and Universities, includes: (1) complete up-to-date information on more than 900 American colleges and universities (2) the names of recruiters of African-American students (3) the percentage of African-American students enrolled and those who graduate (4) the percentage of student athletes who graduate, and (5) information on African-American organizations Evaluations and listings of the most prestigious U.S. undergraduate institutions, detailed information on programs and activities of special interest to African-American students, listings of historically Black colleges and universities (and evaluations of the top ten), profiles of universities in Africa and the Caribbean, and information on national Black Greek letter organizations are also included in this thorough, accessible directory. A subject index concludes the guide. This work is especially useful for high school and public libraries, high school guidance and career counselors, college admissions offices, athletic recruiters, and African-American education organizations, as well as for aspiring African-American students in search of the motivational key to achievement in college.

  

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Contents

How to Succeed in College
xxi
Making Sure You Have the Right Stuff
1
Should I Choose a Black College or an Integrated College?
7
Beginning the College Selection Process
14
Financing My College Education How Am I Going to Pay for It and Where Is the Money Coming From?
22
Special Issue for the Black Athlete
26
What About Housing On Campus or Off? What Are the Alternatives and What Will Help Me Most?
42
Selecting a College Major and the Road That Is Taken
47
Charles H Epps Jr MD Dean Howard University College of Medicine Washington DC
115
Dr William L Pollard Dean School of Social Work Syracuse University
117
Herman Cain PresidentCEO Godfathers Pizza Inc
119
Warren G Outlaw Director Educational Talent Search University of Notre Dame
120
Harry L Schuler Director Student Support Services Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau Missouri
121
Andrea Arceneaux CNN Headline News
122
Lynn Finney Dance Choreographer
123
Sharlene Williams Christian Brothers University
125

The Critical First Two Weeks On Campus
50
Getting Along with NonBlacks on Campus
54
Getting to Know Black African and Caribbean Students Becoming a Member of a Global Ethnicity
61
Study Habits When and How to Study for Maximum Effect
66
How to Handle Stress Tension and Frustration
75
What to Do if You Are Failing or in Academic Difficulty How to Turn a Failing Situation into a NonFailing One
85
Legal and Financial Aid Affirmative Action
89
How I Did It
97
Captain Kenneth R Tingman USAF
99
Constance SmithMahone Academic Coordinator
101
Harold W Clarke Director of Corrections for the State of Nebraska
102
Lyn Vaughn Anchor CNN Headline News
104
Mervyn M Dymally Congressman from California US House of Representatives
106
Dr Marvel Lang Director Center for Urban Affairs Michigan State University
107
Alice Jackson President A J Enterprises
109
Kathryn E Nelson Program Director Danforth Foundation
110
Greg Gumbel CBS Sports
111
Dr Elliott C Osborne Independent Scholar California
112
Bill Cockerham Coach University of CaliforniaBerkeley
114
Colonel Carol D Boone USAF Air National Guard The Pentagon
127
G E Johnson Wayne State University
128
Michael A Freeman Counseling and Personnel Service University of Maryland
129
Julius Whigham Student University of Miami
130
Oyeshiku B Carr Educator Portland Oregon
131
Althea Taite Student Wesleyan University Connecticut
132
Angelique R Arrington Associate Dean of Admissions Wesleyan University Connecticut
133
Roland Lanier Mitchell Student Bellevue West High School Omaha Nebraska
135
College and University Directory
137
What to Ask College Recruiters
139
Most Prestigious Undergraduate Institutions
141
Top Ten Historically and Predominantly Black Colleges and Universities
163
Additional Historically and Predominantly Black Colleges and Universities
168
Universities in Africa Central America and the Caribbean
172
Black Greek Letter Organizations
181
Directory of Major Colleges and Universities in the United States
183
Index
353
About the Editors
365
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About the author (1994)

RUBY D. HIGGINS is Assistant Director of Student Support Services at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

WILLLIAM J. EKELER is editor of The Black Student's Guide to College Success (revised ed., 1995) and coeditor of the original edition (1993).

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