Stephany BurtonAfter receiving the California Community College Transfer Agreement from the State Chancellor’s office back in 2015, Skyline College hosted its first Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Enrichment Tour in fall 2016. On this trip, Dean Lasana Hotep and counselors Tim Dupre and Brianna Clay took a group of eight students to visit three different schools in New Orleans, Louisiana: Southern A&M University, Xavier University and Dillard University.

Four students applied on the spot, two students have been accepted, and one student (Stephany Burton) will be attending one of the institutions. Due to the impact of this inspirational trip, Stephany will be attending Dillard University in fall 2017. As of spring 2017, Stephany has completed her Associate degree in Allied Health and plans to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in nursing.  After being part of TRiO, EOPS, and the ASTEP Learning Community, please extend congratulations to Stephany who will continue her path towards her educational goals at Dillard University.

Article and Photo by Brianna Clay