Priceless Vol 1 Number 4


Our Future Depends On It

Serving HBCU Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff and Friends

Former Bennett College President supports Kaepernick

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N.C. A&T Remains Top Producer of African American Engineers

NSU President announces his retirement

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Jesse Jackson promotes 'Healing and rebuilding' at Hampton

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Hampton University Gets Accolades in Wall Street Journal Rankings

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N.C. A&T hall of famer Darryl Klugh earned two degrees in Electrical Engineering


In its latest Top 100 Producers of Minority Degrees ranking, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education has ranked North Carolina Agricultural and Technical

State University

the No. 1 producer of African American

engineers at the

undergraduate level; the No. 2 producer of African American engineers at the master’s level; and the No. 4 producer of African American engineers at the doctoral level.

“It is very validating to

see this report. The credit for this result goes to our faculty, staff, students, and alumni – and I am very proud of them for the quality they consistently achieve for the benefit of our university and our nation,” said Dr. Robin Coger, dean of the College of Engineering.

The college will deepen its capacity to educate even more

future engineers and computer scientists, when work begins later this academic year on the $90-million


Research and Innovation Complex (ERIC), which will be central to the College’s continued

growth and

effectiveness. Diverse: Issues in Higher

Education is a source for critical

news, information

and commentary on the full range of issues concerning diversity in American higher education. Each year, Diverse compiles the list of the Top 100 institutions that confer the most degrees to minority students

by conducting an

analysis of U.S. Department of Education reports submitted by institutions.

In addition to engineering,

N.C. A&T has also been ranked in a number of categories including:

N.C. A&T PAGE 4 This Edition’s Highlights

Healthy Recipe Editorial

HBCU Sports Presidents

'Black Bean and Corn Salad My European Vacation in Scotland TSU's Robinson Claims Houston Golf Title Johnson C. Smith Hires a New President

Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch

Delaware State's Homecoming VFW Audio Essay Program 5

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Why Place an Initial Fraud Alert

Three national credit reporting companies keep records of your credit history. If someone has misused your personal or financial information, call one of the companies and ask for an initial fraud alert on your credit report. If you're concerned about identity theft, but haven't yet become a victim, you can also place an initial

fraud alert. For example, you may

want to place a fraud alert if your wallet, Social Security card, or other personal, financial or account information are lost or stolen. You may also want to place a fraud alert if your personal information was exposed in a data breach. A fraud alert is free. The company you call must tell the other companies about your alert.

An initial fraud alert can make it harder

for an identity thief to open more accounts in your name. When you have an alert on your

Hampton University's main campus HAMPTON, Va. – Hampton University

is the top Hampton Roads college or

university in the 2017 Wall Street Journal/ Times Higher Education Ranking of U.S. Colleges released this week.

The Wall Street Journal ranked 1,061

institutions in six areas that includes salaries of graduates and value for money spent. Hampton University ranked ahead of every Hampton Roads college or university as well as 191st nationally.

“Parents and students choose Hampton University because of our high-quality education, our emphasis on building character and the ability to find a great job or get accepted at a top-notch graduate program,” said Hampton

University President Dr.

William R. Harvey. “The Wall Street Journal’s methodology is solid, and it’s exciting they find that we are among the best in Virginia and in the country.”

Only the University of Virginia, HAMPTON U PAGE 4

FTC: Why place an initial fraud alert on your credit report?

report, a business must verify your identity before it issues credit, so it may try to contact you. The initial alert stays on your report for at least 90 days. You can renew it after 90 days. It allows you to order one free copy of your credit report from each of the three credit

reporting companies. Be sure the

credit reporting companies have your current contact information so they can get in touch with you.

How to Place an Initial Fraud Alert Contact one credit reporting company. Ask the company to put a fraud alert on

your credit file.

Confirm that the company you call will contact the other 2 companies.

Placing a fraud alert is free. The initial fraud alert stays on your credit report for 90 days.

Be sure the credit reporting companies have your current contact information so they can get in touch with you.

Update your files.

The credit reporting company will explain that you can get a free credit report, FRAUD ALERT PAGE 4

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