Virginia-North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation

One goal of the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance is diversification of the Science, Technology, and Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce.

One goal of the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance is diversification of the Science, Technology, and Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce.

One goal of the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance is diversification of the Science, Technology, and Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce.

One goal of the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance is diversification of the Science, Technology, and Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce.

One goal of the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance is diversification of the Science, Technology, and Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. 

About the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance

The Virginia-North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation strives for diversification of the Science, Technology, and Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce, with an emphasis on increasing the number of underrepresented minority students earning baccalaureate degrees and matriculating to graduate school. Each of the nine partner institution programs offers individually tailored recruitment, retention, and enhancement activities to support students such as bridge programs,stipends, symposia, tutoring, mentoring, workshops, and research experiences.

Alliance Partners

Bennett College for Women

Elizabeth City State University

George Mason University

Johnson C. Smith University

PVCC Community College

Saint Augustine's University

University of Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Tech

Spotlight

Louis Stokes, LSAMP's Namesake and Ohio's First Black Congressman, Dies

Louis Stokes, for whom the LSAMP program is named, died Tuesday, August 18th. Stokes was a politician, civil rights attorney, and advocate. Born in Cleveland in 1925, he became the first African American congressman from Ohio and was a co-founder of the Congressional Black Caucus. Members of the Virginia-North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation and LSAMPs across the nation will undoubtedly remember his legacy.

Reflecting on Congressman Stokes' passing, President Obama said:

"...Lou believed deeply in fairness and the idea that every American should have the same opportunity to succeed.  Growing up in Depression-era Cleveland with his mother and brother Carl, Lou triumphed over hardship to become a passionate voice for those less fortunate. He fought to expand access to quality healthcare in struggling communities and worked tirelessly on behalf of hardworking Ohioans. Lou leaves behind an indelible legacy in the countless generations of young leaders that he inspired, and he will be sorely missed." (Source: whitehouse.gov)

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