Mayor Lovely A. Warren joined with Diego Aviles, UNCF’s Vice President, Fund Development Northeast to celebrate the importance of our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as part of Black History Month recently.
“Like most cities in America, Rochester is filled with talented, successful and extraordinary individuals who are graduates of HBCUs,” said Mayor Warren. “As companies seek to meet the needs of their customers and a changing world, a more diverse and well-educated workforce will be essential for success. HBCUs will play a critical role in providing the necessary manpower – – or womanpower!”
During the press conference, Mayor Warren and Mr. Aviles also announced that Rochester’s successful HBCU College Fair will once again take place this fall. The event will be held on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
We are thankful for partners such as Mayor Warren who remain committed to hosting these events each year,” said UNCF Vice President of Fund Development Diego Aviles. “Rochester’s HBCU College Fair has reached new heights and has helped make it possible for hundreds of students to continue their educations by providing them with much-needed scholarship assistance.”