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Celebrate Juneteenth: Find the HBCU for You!

Family, celebrate Juneteenth this year with Real Talk as we uncover how to find the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) that is right for you!

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Did you know Juneteenth (June 19, 1865) was when slavery officially ended for ALL Black people in the US? Tap in during this special #RealTalkTuesday to discover the rich history of this holiday and how it relates to the invaluable educational opportunities offered by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). 

We’re bringing you an all-star panel featuring an HBCU administrator and Black college students (who always keep it real) and sharing how to compare colleges to find the best HBCU using BigFuture’s free resources.

Meet our Guest Speakers:

Ernest Brevard Jr, Ed.D.
Assistant Vice President, EMASS Operations, Morgan State University

Ernest Brevard Jr is the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success (EMASS) Operations at Morgan State University. Dr. Brevard also teaches in the Graduate Program in Higher Education in the Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies here at Goucher College.  He has 15+ years of experience in higher education. His knowledge of student development theories, FERPA compliance, fundraising and development, student programming, CAS standards, leadership development, and assessment procedures. Prior to coming to Morgan, he worked in Student Affairs at the College of Charleston.

Dr. Brevard received his Bachelor of Science in Special Education from the College of Charleston, his Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education and Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Capella University. He is Quality Matters certified to teach online.

Terrence X Gaskins
Computer Science, Morgan State University

Terrence Gaskins is a Senior, computer science major attending Morgan State University from Baltimore, MD. On the college campus, he’s had the opportunity to be in many leadership positions that have helped serve his community and as a mentor, such as:

  • Mr. NAACP for the 2022–2023 academic year
  • S.M.O.O.T.H Secretary, 2022-2023 academic year
  • S.M.O.O.T.H Vice President 2023-2024
  • Student Ambassador 2023-2024
  • Desk Assistant 2021-2022
  • Resident Assistant 2022-2023

Janieth Wilson-Adams, Ph.D. 
Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment, Jackson State University

A native of Sharon, MS, Janieth Wilson-Adams is the Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Jackson State University in Jackson, MS. As a student advocate, she is dedicated to helping students chart their path that gives them the greatest chance for success. She has 23 years’ experience in higher education, including admissions, recruitment, new student orientation, planning and assessment, administrative services, risk management, reaffirmation of accreditation, and strategic management.

She holds a Bachelor's in Accounting from Jackson State University, a Master's in Business Administration from Belhaven University, a certificate in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Doctorate in Education Administration and Supervision (Higher Education Concentration).

Vortez Bush
Pre-Med, Jackson State University

Vortez Bush is a dedicated biology Pre-med major at the illustrious Jackson State University. Hailing proudly from the vibrant community of Macon, MS, nestled in the heart of the Golden Triangle area, he carries the rich tapestry of his upbringing. As a rising senior at JSU, he embraces each day with fervor, knowing that every lesson learned and every challenge overcome brings him closer to his dream of healing and serving others as a compassionate physician. With unwavering determination and boundless optimism, he marches forward, ready to make a difference in the world.

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