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Free financial aid workshop

Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) will host a special workshop for the public, the Great FAFSA Fill Out, to assist students applying for financial aid. Individuals seeking funding for postsecondary education will receive free, professional, one-on-one assistance in completing the federal financial aid form, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the form used by colleges, universities, and career-technical schools across the country to determine eligibility for student federal and state financial aid. Continue reading Free financial aid workshop

Great Expectations

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by Sandy Sorensen, director of UCC’s Washington, DC, office

After a long year of divisive, partisan gridlock in Washington, conventional wisdom might steer us toward caution and skepticism in assessing the prospects for the new 114th Congress. And with difficult, contentious issues before us, it feels like a mighty steep uphill climb. The record low voter turnout in last November’s midterm election certainly reflects the disillusionment and frustration of the American public with congressional inaction. Continue reading Great Expectations

Pastor ignites MLK message

Rev. Lee: I’m on the path to become a dangerous Negro!
Rev. William Lee, pastor, Loudon Ave. Christian Church delivers an impassioned speech at the annual NCA&T Breakfast honoring the life of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.   photos by S. Hale
Rev. William Lee, pastor, Loudon Ave. Christian Church delivers an impassioned speech at the annual NCA&T Breakfast honoring the life of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. photos by S. Hale

by S. Rotan Hale

All things considered, this year’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration sponsored by North Carolina A&T State University Alumni Association was unequivocally one for the books.

In the spirit of the slain civil rights icon, organization president Gale Graves set the opening tone, “Dr. King challenged us whether we are Black or White–no matter what religion we practice because we are more alike than we are different. His dream of America was a dream for America…that he fought and died for.” Continue reading Pastor ignites MLK message