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Applied Research Empowers HBCU to Make Data-Driven Policies to Support Military-Connected Students

Applied Research Empowers HBCU to Make Data-Driven Policies to Support Military-Connected Students

LeNaya Hezel, a student in the Sociology PhD program and higher education specialist at Evocati, a veteran-owned consulting firm, and Barrett Bogue co-author, "The Call to Serve", which is featured in a Washington Post article on February 3, 2022. This report provides data-driven recommendations and peer analysis for Fayetteville State University becoming the leading HBCU to attract, support, and graduate military-connected students. Fayetteville State University used the report in tandem with North Carolina legislation support to offer free tuition to military-connected students. The most significant impact of the report is that its first of its kind. Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have often be left out of the higher education discussion on who is serving military-connected students.

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