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“The HBCU Caucus Podcast” Episode 2 Premieres Today

Jul 23, 2021
Press Release
Episode 2 features a conversation with current HBCU Students from Fisk, Tuskegee, Morgan State, and Prairie View A&M.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus published this week's episode of their weekly podcast, The HBCU Caucus Podcast.” Episodes of the podcast are available at, Spotify, and anywhere you get your podcasts.
The podcast is hosted by Dr. Jennifer Stimpson and produced by Anissa Caldwell, both HBCU graduates. Episode 2 features a conversation with current HBCU Students from Fisk, Tuskegee, Morgan State, and Prairie View A&M. They talk about why they chose HBCUs, what campus culture is like, and why Historically Black Colleges and Universities are so important.
Congresswoman Alma Adams represents North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District (Charlotte) and serves as Vice Chair of the House Committee on Agriculture. Additionally, she serves on the House Financial Services Committee and the House Education & Labor Committee, where she serves as Chair of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee. In 2015, she founded the first bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus in Congress.
Blending science, substance, and style, Dr. Jennifer Stimpson is a veteran science teacher, entrepreneur, and community leader, serving students through practice and innovative programming. Jennifer stands by the philosophy that teachers inspire students to become active lifelong learners. Jennifer, an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator and Black female scientist, an HBCU, Big 12, and Ivy League alumna, has a statue of her likeness honoring her STEM education career and a congressional record acknowledging her work developing biofuel. Dr. Stimpson's global vision of promoting science literacy for middle school girls is reflected in her community, civic and public mission, and advocacy to promote justice in science education. Her fellowship experience on Capitol Hill has advanced state and federal STEM education policy. With sharpened wit and wisdom, Jennifer introduces girls to STEM wonders and possibilities, inspiring them to become STEMinist women. Her community service has garnered local, state, and international awards and recognition.
Anissa Caldwell Washington is an HBCU-trained strategic communicator, who presently serves as Press Assistant in the office of Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. Anissa is a graduate of Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication and an Organizational Communications Master’s candidate at Bowie State University. Through what she describes as an act of divine intervention, she joined the Godmother of HBCUs’ team in April of 2020.