Shaw University

Historically black colleges get White House attention

WASHINGTON Shaw University senior Bryann Guyton spent the first half of her week in the nation's capital as an "all-star," but it had nothing to do with sports.

Guyton, a business administration major and student-athlete at the historically black school in Raleigh, N.C., instead was among the 83 White House-selected student leaders and scholars involved in an Obama administration initiative to promote and advance Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

The Conference, "HBCUs: Innovators for Future Success," also brought together university presidents, various government officials and corporate leaders to develop opportunities for...