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ICYMI: Westerman Marks Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week

September 25, 2015
Press Release


WASHINGTON Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) gave the following speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Friday (Sept. 25) marking Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week. HBCU Week runs from Sept. 20 - Sept. 26:

"Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition of Historically Black Colleges and Universities week. More than 70 percent of students enrolled in HBCUs are low income and more than half are first generation college students. Arkansas’ Fourth Congressional District is home to one of the nation’s premier HBCUs, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. While many students attending historically black colleges and universities like UAPB are standout students, a select few have risen to the top. Among them is Sidney Smith, a student from UAPB who was recently named an HBCU All-Star by the White House. I congratulate Sidney and tip my hat to all HBCUs for the work they are doing in communities across America. You are giving generations of young people a brighter future and helping them to make America what they dream it to be.

"Mr. Speaker, I yield back."

Video: Congressman Bruce Westerman Marks HBCU Week (YouTube)