HBCU Scholar Raises Awareness of Title III and its Impact on HBCUs

March 29, 2022

St. Philip's College HBCU Competitiveness Scholar Darius Martin interviewed College President, Dr. Adena Williams Loston, to raise awareness of Title III and discuss how the funds impact SPC as a historically black college. The interview focused on Title III Part B authorizes the Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) program, an initiative that awards grants to eligible institutions to assist them in strengthening their academic, administrative, and fiscal capabilities. In the interview, Dr. Loston explained how Title III-B funds are utilized to enhance and strengthen programs, augment facilities and equipment, offer professional development opportunities, and enrich the on-campus experience for students. 

Over the course of an academic school year, Martin has served as an ambassador for the White House Initiative on Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Development through HBCUs. As a HBCU Scholar, Martin receives information related to HBCUs, participates in networking events, engages with civic organizations, and shares what he has learned with students and the SPC community. 

Martin is in the process of earning an Associate of Arts in Business Administration. He recently completed a one-year term as the Alamo Colleges District Student Trustee where he represented over 65,000 students. In addition to serving as the HBCU Scholar, he is President of Collegiate 100, a chartered support organization for the 100 Black Men of San Antonio. In his free time, Martin mentors high school students on professional development skills and college readiness through My Brother's Keeper of San Antonio. 

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