BALTIMORE– U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today applauded the strong representation of Maryland students and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) among the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities 2015 HBCU All-Stars. Eighty-three undergraduate, graduate and professional students were recognized based on their accomplishments in academics, leadership and civic engagement. With 10 students from the state or attending a Maryland HBCU, Maryland was the second most recognized state on the list. Today marks the beginning of the 2015 HBCU Week Conference in Washington, D.C.
“Historically Black Colleges and Universities have been instrumental in providing students with access to quality educational opportunities,” said Senator Cardin. “These institutions are an integral part of Maryland’s higher education system and strengthen many communities across our state. I congratulate every student who made the list and am especially proud of the Maryland HBCUs for helping to mold so many future leaders. The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities All-Stars is a prime example of why we need to continue to invest in and support these colleges and universities across the country.”