African American students explore UNLV’s offerings

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It’s that time of year where high school students explore options for college and Friday UNLV welcomed hundreds of African American students to find out if they’d like UNLV to become their future home.

It’s called African American Scholars Day and all 200 high-achieving African American students are juniors from six local high schools.

Those students had a chance to explore UNLV’s academic offerings such as UNLV’s Honors College, the campus culture, and the resources available to support them at school.

This is part of an effort to be the most diverse university in the country and connect with CCSD students in southern Nevada..

“We are right here in the heart of Las Vegas so we want to be able to connect with the community and that the community become part of our family and we are part of the community’s family,” said Harriet Barlow, executive director, Academic Multicultural Resource Center.

Closing out the day, the high school students took a tour of campus with UNLV student tour guides and talked with them about the available student organizations on campus.

This isn’t the only outreach to CCSD students. On March 8, UNLV will host more than 250 Latin students from six local high schools.

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