National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2005, 54463-54464 [05-18368]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 14, 2005 / Presidential Documents 54463 Presidential Documents Proclamation 7927 of September 9, 2005 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities are places of learning and achievement that reflect our Nation’s belief in the great potential of every student. By upholding high standards of excellence and providing equal educational opportunities to all Americans, these valued institutions help ensure that all our citizens can realize their full potential and look forward to a prosperous and hopeful future. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are a source of accomplishment and great pride for the African-American community and our entire Nation. By fostering academic achievement, instilling strong values and character, and equipping students with a quality education, they prepare rising generations for success and help fulfill our country’s commitment to equal education. My Administration is committed to supporting HBCUs and making higher education more affordable and more accessible. To ensure that more students have access to a college or university education, I have requested nearly $300 million for HBCUs in my 2006 budget, a record level of funding that would represent an increase in spending for these institutions by 30 percent during my Administration. Through the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, we are pursuing new ways to strengthen and advance HBCUs through endowments, faculty development, and cooperative research. America has made significant progress in strengthening our higher education system for all our citizens, and there is more work to do. We continue to strive toward a society in which every person can realize the great promise of America. During National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, we recognize the contributions of HBCUs, and we acknowledge and celebrate their role in making America a stronger and better Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 11 through September 17, 2005, as National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week. I call on public officials, educators, administrators, librarians, and all the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that demonstrate our appreciation for the many contributions these valuable institutions and their graduates have made to our country. VerDate Aug<18>2005 16:30 Sep 13, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\14SED1.SGM 14SED1 54464 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 14, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 05–18368 Filed 9–13–05; 8:45 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<18>2005 16:30 Sep 13, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\14SED1.SGM 14SED1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 177 (Wednesday, September 14, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 54463-54464]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-18368]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 14, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 7927 of September 9, 2005

                
National Historically Black Colleges and 
                Universities Week, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities 
                are places of learning and achievement that reflect our 
                Nation's belief in the great potential of every 
                student. By upholding high standards of excellence and 
                providing equal educational opportunities to all 
                Americans, these valued institutions help ensure that 
                all our citizens can realize their full potential and 
                look forward to a prosperous and hopeful future.

                Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) 
                are a source of accomplishment and great pride for the 
                African-American community and our entire Nation. By 
                fostering academic achievement, instilling strong 
                values and character, and equipping students with a 
                quality education, they prepare rising generations for 
                success and help fulfill our country's commitment to 
                equal education.

                My Administration is committed to supporting HBCUs and 
                making higher education more affordable and more 
                accessible. To ensure that more students have access to 
                a college or university education, I have requested 
                nearly $300 million for HBCUs in my 2006 budget, a 
                record level of funding that would represent an 
                increase in spending for these institutions by 30 
                percent during my Administration. Through the White 
                House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and 
                Universities, we are pursuing new ways to strengthen 
                and advance HBCUs through endowments, faculty 
                development, and cooperative research.

                America has made significant progress in strengthening 
                our higher education system for all our citizens, and 
                there is more work to do. We continue to strive toward 
                a society in which every person can realize the great 
                promise of America. During National Historically Black 
                Colleges and Universities Week, we recognize the 
                contributions of HBCUs, and we acknowledge and 
                celebrate their role in making America a stronger and 
                better Nation.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim September 11 through 
                September 17, 2005, as National Historically Black 
                Colleges and Universities Week. I call on public 
                officials, educators, administrators, librarians, and 
                all the people of the United States to observe this 
                week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and 
                activities that demonstrate our appreciation for the 
                many contributions these valuable institutions and 
                their graduates have made to our country.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                ninth day of September, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-18368
Filed 9-13-05; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P