Claflin University Takes Students Beyond the Dream
Kelly Wright reports
- Duration 4:03
- Date Sep 25, 2011
Kelly Wright reports
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The sort of black colleges and universities the president says these institutions.
Have served as pathways to realizing the American dream.
We focus now on one such university class and university in Orangeburg South Carolina.
Stepping offense showing out of the campus and -- and university.
The display of -- -- is a tradition at historically black colleges and universities.
It's great fun -- camaraderie.
And it's a great way to show pride in one school.
And one sorority or fraternity.
But when the fun is over students -- clap when get down to serious business about planning their steps where the future.
What kind of leader do you want to see what kind of Vijay do you have.
In terms of what you want to do with your life.
Alice Tisdale the wife of clap and university president Henry Tisdale created the leadership development center.
To give students an intense and inspiring program for emerging leaders.
I learned more about myself as a leader here classless.
Sounds like never point out -- -- you can hole it she isn't being offended if you don't really know how to lead into you can follow.
He did everything you need.
Especially and I felt you have people pushing him you have a close knit family that you can rely on all the time.
Is very humbling because -- know that there a lot of people -- for me me.
Great decisions we have brought this university.
So I -- I have big shoes to follow the step but I know it's the behind me angry goes ahead of me and indeed possible.
-- when there's a small school but as great vision.
And produces outstanding students such as the -- university concert choir.
-- -- performed around the world and giving people a sense of what's known as that clap when confidence.
But students are not only known for their beautiful voices but they're also known for their beautiful minds.
-- -- as one of the finest under -- science labs in the country which is won a National Science Foundation award.
Students here are able to conduct research on cancer aids and even provide help to our nation's defense by researching weapons of mass destruction.
Kind of Mississippi steam back chemistry and -- -- -- the pieces and maybe even in the noble.
And noble -- Glen Day is.
Traveling college founded an -- 69 is the oldest historically black college in South Carolina.
During that time the students themselves.
Literally built some of the buildings by hand.
The school was established to advance the cause of education and maintain a first class institution.
Open to all without distinction of race or color.
Singing it takes a village to raise a child the choir echoes the goal of -- and university.
To take each child who enters into their halls of learning.
And guide them to become.
Visionary leaders and service to god family country and the world.
Living their life beyond the dream.
I just last week the White House initiative on historically black colleges and universities hosted.
A two day conference on how HBC users are known can improve their efforts to engage the world certain -- -- a good.