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Voorhees University Advances to National Qualifying Tournament of 35th Honda Campus All – Star Challenge, the Premier HBCU Academic Competition

WHAT: Voorhees University (VU) will compete in the National Qualifying Tournament of the 35th Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), America’s premier academic competition for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) students. Four-student teams face off in head-to-head competition and must quickly answer questions about history, science, literature, religion, math, the arts, pop culture, and sports.  Voorhees is one of 64 teams competing for institutional grants from Honda and a spot in the HCASC National Championship Tournament taking place on the American Honda corporate campus in Torrance, California on April 6-10, 2024.

HCASC is a year-round program celebrating Black excellence and showcasing the academic talents of top HBCU students from across the country. HCASC challenges students to expand their scope of knowledge on a wide range of topics while also helping to develop their leadership and collaboration skills. With the opportunity to compete against students from other HBCUs, participants network, build camaraderie and gain mentorship opportunities with HCASC alumni. This year, Honda will provide more than $500,000 in institutional grants to the participating HBCUs with many of the schools utilizing the grants to fund student scholarships. More than 170,000 scholars have competed in HCASC since the academic tournament was established in 1989.

WHEN: February 10, 2024 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

WHERE:  North Carolina A&T State University Student Center

1601 East Market Street

Greensboro, NC  27411

Coaches/Coordinators:

Mr. Carlos Dubois, Assistant Director, Campus Life and Student Activities

Ms. Terrianna McCullough, Associate Director for Academic Center of Excellence

Members of the VU HCASC Travel Team:

Erin Johnson

Izayah Rahming

Janae Nicholas

Vanessa Sherman

Additional HCASC Club Members (non-traveling):

Tzeyah Wilson

Tatianna Lindsay

Garry Goff

D’quavius Baker

Tacina Blair

Nicholas Brown

Samiya Stuart

Trevornique Williams

“As the coaches and coordinators of this exceptional team, we are thrilled to be part of this journey and confident in our students’ abilities to rise to the challenge. We look forward to the opportunity to compete alongside other top-tier teams and demonstrate the strength and skill of Voorhees University,” states Campus Coordinator Carlos Dubois.

CONTACT: If you are interested in attending the HCASC National Qualifying Tournament, please contact

Leah Ford (336) 285-2543. 

For more information about Honda Campus-All Star Challenge, contact:

Lillian E. Parker, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge: lillian@hcasc.com

Zeshan Kazmi, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.: zeshan_kazmi@na.honda.com

Connect with HCASC via social media using #HCASC:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/HCASC

Instagram: www.instagram.com/the_hcasc

About Voorhees University

Voorhees University, founded by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright in 1897, is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Its mission is to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and an abiding faith in God. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Voorhees as a #1 best value, #3 in social mobility and #33 among regional colleges in the south in 2022-2023; and #26 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities, nationally. Additional information about Voorhees University can be found at www.voorhees.edu.

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