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Ram Career Connections Welcomes New HT Students

Sunday, June 27, 2021

The fifth class of Huston-Tillotson University’s Ram Career Connections program began Sunday during a virtual orientation as some of the newest members of the #GeniusGeneration began their HT journey.

A total of 20 students from Texas to Nigeria participated in the program’s opening, with the goal of providing a seamless path from college to career.

As a part of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Career Pathways Initiative, students who are considering majoring in business administration, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, kinesiology, mathematics, or music have the opportunity to engage in a four-year individualized academic experience that will lead to a career upon graduation.

“We make it our intention to speak positivity into your life, and to speak positivity into the future of your success,” said Wayne Knox, Huston-Tillotson University’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer as he addressed this year’s cohort. “That’s why we call you the Genius Generation because we know you are untapped potential. One of our responsibilities here on campus is to tap into that potential to show you who you are.”

Directed by the Office of Enrollment Management, HT is one of 24 colleges and universities that received a grant as part of the UNCF Career Pathways Initiative, a transformative effort to design and implement programs to improve employment outcomes for graduates.

The six-week orientation program is conducted through Friday, August 6.

About Huston-Tillotson University 

Huston-Tillotson University, the oldest institution of higher learning in Austin, Texas, has roots dating back to 1875. HT is an independent, church-related, historically black, four-year liberal arts institution located on a 23-acre tree-line campus near downtown in East Austin. Huston-Tillotson University’s mission is to nurture a legacy of leadership and excellence in education, connecting knowledge, power, passion, and values. The University offers associate and master’s degrees in addition to Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in more than 19 areas of study.

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