Recently I had the pleasure of attending the Spelhouse Homecoming, an annual event that brings together students, families and alumni from Spelman and Morehouse Colleges. I was there to celebrate with my daughter, who is a senior at Spelman College.
For me, the event felt like a warm hug at a family reunion. I couldn’t help but reflect on my happy time as an undergraduate student at Hampton University, another of our nation’s premier Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
As someone who has traveled the road these students are just beginning, I know what it feels like to look into the future with hope and maybe a little bit of trepidation. I’m excited to say that I believe these students have an even brighter future ahead of them than I did. While my climb to a senior leadership role in the financial services industry felt like I was going uphill at times, there are more doors open for these students today, and more HBCU students excited about the prospect of a career in wealth management.
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