New Black College Tours: 2002
- Nashville’s 6th Annual Black College Tour
- The 9th Annual Black College Spring Tour (San Jose, CA)
- Historical Black College Tour (Houston, TX)
- AYA (African Youth in Action) Tour of Historical Black College & Universities (Bronx, New York)
- Historical Black College Tour of the BAI Mentor Program (Harlem, New York)
- Black College Tour 2002 (Omega Psi Phi Fraternity) New York, New York
- The Los Angeles Black College Tour (LA, California)
- Historically Black College Tour, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Pontiac Alumnae Chapter (Pontiac, Michigan)
- National Black College Alliance (NBCA) Black College Tours. (Boston, MA)
- Annual Theresa Suggs Memorial Black College Tour
- Black College Tour (Wichita Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha)
- The Covenant Church of Pittsburgh Black College Tour
- LAAPS Black College Bus Tour (from St. Louis, MO)
Nashville’s 6th Annual
Black College Tour
(In conjunction with J.U.M.P., Inc.
(Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership, Inc.)
Where: We’re off to tour the Mid-Atlantic portion of these great US, visiting fourteen (14) Southeastern Region schools. Dates: March 14 22, 2002. Price: $425. This price includes: lodging, round-trip transportation from Nashville, TN and all meals. If we get 35 or more students, parents & chaperons can go for ½ price. Who Can Go? Parents, and any mature, well-behaved 9th-12th grade high school students in good academic standing that are interested in the possibility of pursuing a college career at a Historically Black College or University. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
Colleges & Universities we’ll be attending (14): Howard, Bowie State College (MD), Coppin State College (MD), Morgan State, Delaware State, University of Maryland (at Eastern Shore), Hampton, Norfolk State University, Shaw University (NC), Saint Augustine’s (NC), North Carolina Central, North Carolina A&T State Univ., Bennett College (NC), Winston-Salem State Univ. (NC). General Info: Your non-refundable deposit of $50 is due immediately. Your final payment will be due before Wed., March 6, 2002. Please contact Pam Thompson at the numbers listed above or at 948-7378 (cell), if you are interested. This is a civic, not-for-profit venture.
The 9th Annual Black College Spring Tour
(San Jose, California)
April 3 -7, 2002
5 Days & 4 Nights - $865.00
Schools: Clark-Atlanta, Morris Brown College, Spelman, Morehouse, Alabama A&M University. Trip Cost Covers: Round trip air fare to Atlanta and four nights in hotels in Georgia & Alabama. Also: Charter Bus Service in Alabama & Georgia. Lunch at Clark-Atlanta University.
1. Flight will depart San Jose International Airport
2. A valid picture ID is REQUIRED to check luggage & board aircraft
3. PROOF OF MEDICAL INSURANCE IS REQUIRED!
4. Hotel accommodations will be four students per room
5. Unruly students will be sent home at parents' expense
on next available flight.
Tour spots are on a first come first serve basis. $250.00 Deposit ASAP. Absolutely no refunds after February 15, 2002. Balance due: February 15, 2002. Make checks & money orders payable to:
Mail to: Della Tours
10123 Bon Vista CT.
San Jose, CA 95127
For Information, call Carl Ray @ 408-259-6516 or 408-259-9470
Historical Black College Tour
Gibbs Travel Services
Gibbs Travel Services is sponsoring its ninth annual Historical Black College Tour from June 2-11, 2002. Last year 135 students from Texas, Louisiana and Georgia, from both public and private high schools, joined the tour, with 15 high schools in the Houston area represented (mostly 10th and 11th graders). Gibbs Travel is owned by Sarah M. Gibbs, a retired high school and university math teacher. In 1994, the National Urban League selected Ms. Gibbs as the spokesperson for the state of Texas for Project Prism -- Partners for Reform in Science and Math. The tour includes: Round trip air-conditioned motor coach transportation from Houston, Texas. Deluxe Hotel Accommodations.
Tallahassee, Florida - 1 day (Florida A&M University)
Atlanta, Georgia - 2 days, 2 nights (Spelman College,
Morehouse, Clark-Atlanta University, Morris Brown)
Washington, D.C. - 3 days, 3 nights (Howard University)
and City Tour of Washington D.C.
Baltimore, Maryland - 1/2 day (Bowie State University)
Orangeburg, South Carolina - 2 days, 2 nights (South Carolina State University)
Grambling, Louisiana - 1 day (Grambling State University)
Cost: $399.00 based on quads.
(1) Deposit of $50 per person is necessary to make and hold reservation from October 2001 to January 21, 2002. (2) Second payment of $100 per person is due on January 21, 2002. (3) Third payment of $100 per person is due on March 19, 2002. (4) Final payment is due on May 9, 2002. Advance payments or payments in full may be made at anytime. (5) Cancellations before April 1, 2002 will be returned full deposit minus a $25 non-refundable cancellation fee. (6) Cancellations on or after April 1, 2002 will result in a $100 cancellation fee. (7) Cancellations on or after May 20, 2002 will result in a $250 cancellation fee.
For further information and to get a reservation form, contact:
Gibbs Travel Services 713-748-2242/4381 N. MacGregor Way
Houston, TX 77004
*AYA (African Youth in Action) Tour
of Historical Black College & Universities
(Bronx, New York)
Tour date: February 16-21, 2002
(*File this tour info away because it's late, but this is an ANNUAL affair around this time.)
AYA is sponsoring a Tour of Historically Black Colleges. Between 10 and 14 colleges are usually visited annually, including Spelman, Morehouse, North Carolina Central, Howard, Clark-Atlanta, Hampton, Bowie State, Morris Brown, and many others. This is a well-chaperoned event, and takes place (2002) on dates given.
*A trip to the MLK Memorial Center is included.
*Round Trip Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation
The cost is $480.00. Each student must fill out an application. Students are asked to bring six copies of official transcripts (sealed), copies of PSAT or SAT scores, two recommendations from teachers, and have medical coverage.
(Mr. Black, founder of Black Excel, has meet several times with Ms. A. Forrest [a tour director]. This affair is well-organized, goal-oriented, and a parent can attend for an extra $150.00.)
558 Grand Concourse, X1376
Bronx, New York 10451-1376
Contact number: (718) 884-2270
Fax: (718) 655-1811
Historical Black College Tour of the
BAI Mentor Program
(Harlem, New York)
Sponsored by the Harlem YMCA BAI Mentor Program, the Historical Black College Tour (which is cost-free to students) is designed to expose junior and senior high school students to historically black colleges and universities, giving them the opportunity to:
*Meet with college professors and administrators
*Gain access to important information about scholarships and grant opportunities
*Talk with other students to learn more about college life and various activities The 2002 Black College Tour is set for March 28–April 5, 2002. In the past, the tour has visited the following colleges. The schools may change year to year.
Kentucky State, Talladega, Tuskegee, Fisk, Tennessee State, Morris Brown, Spelman, Morehouse, Central State. Applications are generally due by March 1, with a small application fee.
For more information on the Black Achievers in Industry Mentor Program and the upcoming Black College Tour, call Program Coordinator at (212) 281-4100.
180 West 135 St.
NY NY 10030
Black College Tour 2002
(Omega Psi Phi Fraternity)
New York, New York
(Note: The process is over for this tour, but you should file this info for future reference. This is the 14th annual tour.)
Xi Phi, a New York City-based Graduate Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Community Uplift through Perseverance, Inc. (C.U.P., Inc.) and Education and Career Development
Associates, Inc. (E.C.D.A., Inc.) has a Black College Tour
scheduled (Feb. 17th to 22nd). Forty (20 female and 20 male)
High School Junior and Senior students enrolled in schools in New York City and the broader metropolitan area will visit ten Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The cost of the Tour is $450.00 per student and includes a Mini-College Fair, Pre- and Post- Tour Workshops, and more. For further info call or write Mr. Leroy A. Hendricks, Jr./Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc./ Black College Tour/133-11 221 St./Laurelton, New York 11413/(347) 643 - 3212
The Los Angeles Black College Tour
High School Juniors and Seniors who want to attend a black college may visit 20 historically black colleges and universities in the Eastern and Southern regions as part of the Los Angeles Black College Tour. For an application and info, call (213) 290-9850.
Historically Black College Tour
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc
Pontiac Alumnae Chapter
This tour is from March 31, 2002 - April 6, 2002.
The is Cost: $450.00. Note that the Delta payment schedule has begun. For more info/guidance contact:
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Pontiac Alumnae Chapter
P.O. Box 431194
Pontiac, MI 48343
National Black College Alliance (NBCA)
Black College Tours
The National Black College Alliance (NBCA) Black College Tours (based in Boston, MA), which recruits and prepares high school students to attend the Boston’s Black College Tours sponsored by several community-based organizations and churches.
Annual Theresa Suggs Memorial
Black College Tour
We'd appreciate any news on the Annual Theresa Suggs Memorial Black College Tour. The tour usually visits Morris Brown, Spelman, Morehouse, Hampton, Virginia State, North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central and Clark-Atlanta. The cost is $325.00 per student. This price is said to include transportation, lodging, breakfast, and dinner. Last contact numbers:
Mr. Tom Abernathy at (301) 924-4428, or Mrs. Willa M.
Reaves at (301) 540-4964.
Black College Tour
of Alpha Kappa Alpha
The annual Black College Tour operated by the Wichita Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha and supported by Upward Bound Math Science. This tour usually leaves Wichita and heads to the Atlanta University Complex (including Clark-Atlanta, Spelman, Morehouse, Morris Brown, Tennessee State, Fisk, and Meharry Medical College.
The Covenant Church of Pittsburgh
Black College Tour
The Covenant Church of Pittsburgh Black College Tour that usually runs 8 days with 40 students from different area schools. This tour visits 16 different colleges, in 8 states, in 8 days. Some of the schools include Morgan, Howard, Tennessee State, Norfolk, Virginia State, Virginia Union, Cheyney, Lincoln, etc.
LAAPS Black College Bus Tour
(From St. Louis, MO)
LAAPS (Ladue African American Pupil Support) has an annual Black College Bus Tour. However, this year's tour has been CANCELED. The trip has been to Howard, Morgan State, Hampton, Norfolk State, NC A&T, and Shaw University. LAAPS - Box 28983 - St. Louis, MO 63132. For next year's tour you should visit http://www.laaps.com/laaps/bustour.htm or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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