01 Mar N.C. A&T State University Graduates First Class of STEM Early College
Areej Hussein is boosted by her proud family in celebration of her graduation from the inaugural class of high school students of NC A&T State University’s STEM Early College on May 25. Hussein and her 42 fellow graduates completed high school in two years and will enter college with 60 hours of course credits. The science/technology/engineering/math-focused school was founded in 2013 with more than $1 million in support from Greensboro, NC-area companies, foundations and organizations, to prepare students for careers in fields such as engineering, renewable energy and biomedical sciences. Hussein will continue her studies in the fall at UNC-Chapel Hill, while other graduates will further their education at schools such as NC A&T, NC State, Duke, Princeton, Cornell and the Naval Academy.