The Humpty Dumpty Institute announced the expansion of its Higher Education Alliance this month to include all 47 “public” Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, a partner of HDI. This expansion will add almost 300,000 students to the Higher Education Alliance, a program that works on college campuses to build global awareness by opening communication between these academic institutions and the United Nations.
Colleges that participate in the Higher Education Alliance host senior ranking UN officials and diplomats, global policymaker and experts in world affairs as guest lecturers. Students also have the opportunity to visit the UN headquarters in New York for orientation sessions, seminars and conferences. Five Thurgood Marshall College Fund schools will be showcased as part of the HDI partnership: Alcorn State University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Morgan State University, Texas Southern University and Virginia State University.
“HDI is thrilled to expand its relationship with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. TMCF is deeply committed to magnify globalism on each of its campuses and providing each student with more international educational opportunities. The Humpty Dumpty Institute shares this vision and looks forward to working with TMCF to promote stronger ties between the United Nations and the large network of public HBCUs in 22 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.”
Connie Milstein is a co-founder of the Humpty Dumpty Institute and continues to serve as Chairman Emeritus. She is also involved with Refugees International, Blue Star Families and a number of other non-profit organizations.