In honor of Black History Month, Fayetteville Technical Community College is celebrating the rich history and invaluable contributions of Historically Black Colleges & Universities across the state.
This month, FTCC’s Paul H. Thompson Library will showcase in-state HBCUs with the walking exhibit “FTCC Celebrating HBCUs,” featuring historical facts, photographs and books written by HBCU alumni. Items highlighting Fayetteville State University, Bennett College, N.C. Central, N.C. A&T, Winston-Salem State and Elizabeth City State can be viewed throughout the library.
As part of the month-long celebration, FTCC is proud to welcome Nicholle Young-St. Leone, Archives Technician at Fayetteville State University’s Charles W. Chesnutt Library, to present “A Visual Journey Through Fayetteville, NC History” on Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. in Room 108 of the General Classroom Building.
Young-St. Leone will discuss the people that were instrumental in the school’s founding and highlight outstanding local African Americans that served in the military and contributed to the university and community.
North Carolina’s HBCUs are among the top destinations for FTCC students who transfer to four-year universities. FTCC holds articulation agreements across multiple programs with several HBCUs and shares a special relationship with in-town partner Fayetteville State University.
FTCC students can capitalize on this relationship through the Keen Scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition at FSU for eligible FTCC students who transfer to the university after completing their associate degree.
The scholarship, named for FTCC’s fourth President, Dr. J. Larry Keen, was announced in February 2022 and is set to serve over 900 students in its first four years. As part of the program, FSU has a dedicated academic advisor on FTCC’s campus to assist students as they follow the transfer pathway.