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Highlighting Historically Black Colleges & Universities Part 3

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We’re concluding our Black History Month video series celebrating Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with Eureka Drayden, Southwest Airlines Sr. Technology Project Manager. Eureka shares how Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas “chose her” due to an Army scholarship.




What makes Eureka’s HBCU experience so special is that she was also a first-generation college student, leaving her small, rural hometown in Mississippi to become the first person in her family to attend and graduate college.

Eureka’s mentorship to current HBCU students allowed her to provide the encouragement they needed to confidently share their ideas. Our partnership with HBCU First gave the students the feedback and guidance to “…step out, take the plunge, and go for it!"

In case you missed it, check out our first two videos from our HBCU video series featuring Southwest Airlines Employees Bershun Devereaux and Angela Cunningham.