2008 EDUCATIONAL UNITY GEAR Prepared for _________________________________________________ __________________________________________ ABCs of HBCUs
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The A-B-Cs of HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Pennant Photos Courtesy of The Mathis Group, Earl Mathis, CEO
Design Themes: Psalm 127:3 says "Children are a gift of the Lord". We created this design out of our love for God and our desire to spread the message that our children are precious, need nurturing and carry the future on their tiny shoulders. What we invest in today, will reap tomorrow's dividends. The Design Theme
A parent is a baby’s first teacher about who he or she is in life. Of course life has setbacks and disappointments, and yet unfortunately, we cannot shield them from this fact in the end. Every child is a gift. We all have a special gift. It is up to us to unwrap the gift and enjoy what it brings to our life. The Parent
A long time ago, God created the world, the universe, life itself. Once upon a time, everything was absolutely perfect. No flaws, no imperfections, no scars, no broken dreams, no painful arthritis, no bad images on T.V.
There were clear and distinct roles for the earth, the sea and the weather. He knew exactly what a perfect gift he was giving us from the very start...the breath of life. It exists within all of us.
Breathe in. Close your eyes. Breathe out.
Your perfect gift is to be able to do that on your own. You can do it all by yourself. When you came into the world on your birthday, guess what? No one had to teach you how to do this.
God had already created a perfect setting for you to take this gift and to be able to know now that he already decided why you need to take that breath on your own. U are special and unqiuely made. He is going to make you perfect through the experiences that you encounter today and tomorrow. We all have special gifts, and we must celebrate them. We can begin to enjoy and share these gifts by carefully opening them up. It is selfish to complain about things we do not have in life when our gifts have yet to be opened up. It is rude to not say, "Thank you for my gift" when you have not even accepted your gift. It is a shame to focus on someone else's gift when yours is sitting in your hands unopened. Gifted by God is a subtle reminder to us all to take the time to share your love for positive growth for the little munchkins in all of our lives.
Daily Say to yourself each and every day, “I have a passion for excellence, a passion to become the very best, and a passion to set high expectations for this new baby!” The Lesson
Please read this shirt aloud to the baby whenever it is worn. Please take a moment to do the following in your own words and in your own special and loving way:
1) Point out the letter G, b and G and describe what a gift is and who God is in your life. What do you remember about the days leading up to his or her birth?
2) Sound out the letters and point to the words underneath and read out loud “Gifted by God”. Describe what special gifts he or she may possess deep inside.
3) Point out the heart in the middle of the “b”. Tell the baby how much you love him or her and give 1 reason why. Explain why the heart is a part of the design?
HBCUs HBCUs have been producing many of the world’s powerful leaders, entertainers and achievers since 1837. There are over 105 HBCU schools in the United States of America. There are over 1,500,000 people who graduated from these schools. We want to encourage our babies to grow up and continue this outstanding tradition of excellence. Famous people who call these schools “home” for HOMECOMING include: A-Alcee Hastings J-(Rev) Jesse Jackson S-Sean "P Diddy" Combs B-Booker T. Washington K-Keshia Knight Pulliam T-Tom Joyner C-Common L-(Dr.) Louis Farrakhan U- (YOU..one day!) D-Debbie Allen M-(Dr.) Martin Luther King V-Virgil Gordon E-Erykah Badu N-Nikki Giovanni W-Wilma Rudolph F-Fletcher Henderson O-Oprah Winfrey X-Xernona Clayton G-Gen. Emmett H. Paige, Jr. P-Phyllicia Rashad Y-Yolanda Adams H-Hazel R. O'Leary Q-Quincy Benton Z-Zora Neal Hurston I-Isaiah Washington R-Ruben Studdard Source: www.HBCUnetwork.com
A is for Alabama A&M University is for Alabama State University is for Albany State University is for Alcorn State University is for Allen University is for Arkansas Baptist College Pennant Photos Courtesy of The Mathis Group, Earl Mathis, CEO
B is for Barber-Scotia College is for Benedict College is for Bennett College is for Bethune-Cookman College is for Bishop State Community College is for Bishop/Carver Campus is for Bluefield State College is for Bowie State University Pennant Photos Courtesy of The Mathis Group, Earl Mathis, CEO
C is for Central State University is for Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is for Claflin University is for Clark Atlanta University is for Coahoma Junior College is for Concordia College is for Coppin State University Pennant Photos Courtesy of The Mathis Group, Earl Mathis, CEO
D is for Delaware State University is for Denmark Technical College is for Dillard University is for Drake Technical College Pennant Photos Courtesy of The Mathis Group, Earl Mathis, CEO
E is for Edward Waters College is for Elizabeth City State University Pennant Photos Courtesy of The Mathis Group, Earl Mathis, CEO
F is for Fayetteville State University is for Fisk University is for Florida A&M University is for Florida Memorial University is for Fort Valley State University Pennant Photos Courtesy of The Mathis Group, Earl Mathis, CEO
G is for Gadsden State Community College is for Grambling State University Pennant Photos Courtesy of The Mathis Group, Earl Mathis, CEO
H is for Hampton University is for Harris-Stowe State College is for Hinds Junior College, Utica Campus is for Howard University is for Huston-Tillotson University Pennant Photos Courtesy of The Mathis Group, Earl Mathis, CEO
I is for Interdenominational Theological Center
J is for Jackson State University is for Jarvis Christian College is for Johnson C. Smith University Pennant Photos Courtesy of The Mathis Group, Earl Mathis, CEO
K is for Kentucky State University is for Knoxville College Pennant Photos Courtesy of The Mathis Group, Earl Mathis, CEO
L is for Lane College is for Langston University is for Lawson State Community College is for LeMoyne-Owen College is for Lewis College of Business is for Lincoln University is for Lincoln University is for Livingstone College
M is for Mary Holmes College is for Meharry Medical College is for Miles College is for Mississippi Valley State University is for Morehouse College is for Morehouse School of Medicine is for Morgan State University is for Morris Brown College is for Morris College
N is for Norfolk State University is for North Carolina A&T State University is for North Carolina Central University
O is for Oakwood College Pennant Photos Courtesy of The Mathis Group, Earl Mathis, CEO
P is for Paine College is for Paul Quinn College is for Philander Smith College is for Prairie View A&M University Pennant Photos Courtesy of The Mathis Group, Earl Mathis, CEO
Q is for Quotes of Famous HBCU Leaders Thurgood Marshall (Alumnus of Lincoln University and Howard University) “ None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody - a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns - bent down and helped us pick up our boots. “ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Alumnus of Morehouse College) “ There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.”
S is for Saint Paul's College is for Saint Philip's College is for Savannah State University is for Shaw University is for Shelton State Community College - Fredd Campus is for Simmons College of Kentucky is for South Carolina State University is for Southern University and A&M College is for Southern University at New Orleans is for Southern University at Shreveport is for Southwestern Christian College is for Spelman College is for St. Augustine's College is for Stillman College
T is for Talladega College is for Tennessee State University is for Texas College is for Texas Southern University is for Tougaloo College is for Trenholm State Tech. College is for Tuskegee University
U is for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is for University of Maryland Eastern Shore is for University of the District of Columbia is for University of the Virgin Islands Pennant Photos Courtesy of The Mathis Group, Earl Mathis, CEO
V is for Virginia State University is for Virginia Union University is for Virginia University of Lynchburg is for Voorhees College Pennant Photos Courtesy of The Mathis Group, Earl Mathis, CEO
W is for West Virginia State University is for Wilberforce University is for Wiley College is for Winston-Salem State University Pennant Photos Courtesy of The Mathis Group, Earl Mathis, CEO
X is for Xavier University (New Orleans) Pennant Photos Courtesy of The Mathis Group, Earl Mathis, CEO
Y is for You ! Because You are Important. I Believe in You . I Love You . You are So Special to Me! You are a gift given by God. (Give the baby a hug and tell them why you feel the way you do)
Z is for Zora Neale Hurston’s Quote to Remember... (Alumni of Morgan State University and Howard University) “ Sometimes I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can anyone deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me.“
A to Z A Alabama A&M University Alabama State University Albany State University, Georgia Alcorn State University, Mississippi Arkansas Baptist College B Bennett College, North Carolina Bethune-Cookman College, Florida c Central State University, Ohio Clark Atlanta University, Georgia Cheyney University, Pennsylvania D Dillard University, Louisiana E Elizabeth City State University, North Carolina F Fisk University, Tennessee Florida A&M University G Grambling State University H Hampton University, Virginia Howard University, District of Columbia I Interdenominational Theological Center J Jackson State University, Mississippi Johnson C. Smith University, North Carolina K Kentucky State University, Kentucky L Lincoln University, Pennsylvania Lincoln University (Missouri Livingstone College, North Carolina M Morehouse College, Georgia Morgan State University, Maryland Morris College, South Carolina N Norfolk State University, Virginia North Carolina A&T State University North Carolina Central University O Oakwood College, Alabama P Prairie View A&M University, Texas Q Quotes R Rust College S Shaw University, North Carolina Simmons College of Kentucky, Kentucky Southern University, Louisiana Spelman College, Georgia T Texas College Texas Southern University Tuskegee University, Alabama U University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (Arkansas AM&N) University of Maryland Eastern Shore V Virginia State University Virginia Union University W West Virginia State University Wilberforce University, Ohio Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina X Xavier University of Louisiana Y You! Because I Love YOU and YOU are special! Z Zora!
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