INTERACTIVE COLLEGE NETWORKS  HBCU DIVISION is under the direction of Mr. Zeron Turlington.

Zeron Turlington is the CEO & President at Full Circle Group, a premier, cause-led strategic media consulting firm. We integrate business strategy, operational management and new media technology solutions to help clients tell their story to the world. As the CEO & President, Mr. Turlington works directly with established and start-up companies as well as educational institutions to address online and offline customer engagement challenges with solutions to ensure business growth and sustainability.

Mr. Turlington is also the Co-Publisher of the Atlanta Business Journal (ABJ). The ABJ is a trusted publication to connect entrepreneurs and business leaders with industry trends, professional resources and opportunities to promote and grow their businesses. Mr. Turlington leads the creative direction, editorial content and market strategy for this 23 year old business publication to ensure value and long-term growth.

When he is not in the board room, Mr. Turlington works with youth through Next Steps Entrepreneur Program. This 501(c)3 organization, provides Community Involvement Growth Strategies for organizations that deliver STEM++ education, youth entrepreneur training, career mentoring and service learning opportunities for at-risk Millennials (K-12).

As an active community leader, Mr. Turlington is an advisor and volunteer with several organizations including the Technology Association of Georgia, Georgia Minority Business Awards Board, The Gospel Choice Awards Board, The Boomer’s EXPO Advisory Committee, U.S. Brazil Entertainment and Sports Network.

Zeron Turlington was one of the first early believer in INTERACTIVE COLLEGE NETWORKS over ten years ago for the HBCU. The idea of bringing together the HBCU Schools and being able to increase enrollment and share classes across the spectrum of schools at no direct cost for equipment and service was a dream of Mr. Butts and shared by Mr. Turlington. 


There are 101 HBCUs in the United States, including both public and private institutions Of these remaining HBCU institutions in the United States, 27 offer doctoral programs, 52 schools offer master's programs, 83 colleges offer bachelor'sdegree programs and 38 schools offer associate degrees.[5]

Alabama A&M University Normal Alabama 1875 Public Founded as "Colored Normal School at Huntsville" 
Alabama State University Montgomery Alabama 1867 Public Founded as "Lincoln Normal School of Marion" 
Albany State University Albany Georgia 1903 Public Founded as "Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute"
Alcorn State University Lorman Mississippi 1871 Public Founded as "Alcorn University" in honor of James L. Alcorn 
Allen University Columbia South Carolina 1870 Private African Methodist Episcopal Founded as "Payne Institute" 
American Baptist College Nashville Tennessee 1924 Private Baptist Federal designation as a historically Black college or university was awarded on March 20, 2013 by the U.S. Education Department.[4] 
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Pine Bluff Arkansas 1873 Public Founded as "Branch Normal College" 
Arkansas Baptist College Little Rock Arkansas 1884 Private Baptist Founded as "Minister’s Institute"[5] 
Barber-Scotia College Concord North Carolina 1867 Private Presbyterian Founded as two institutions, Scotia Seminary and Barber Memorial College 
Benedict College Columbia South Carolina 1870 Private American Baptist Churches USA Founded as "Benedict Institute" 
Bennett College Greensboro North Carolina 1873 Private United Methodist Church Founded as "Bennett Seminary" 
Bethune-Cookman University Daytona Beach Florida 1904 Private United Methodist Church Founded as "Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls" 
Bishop State Community College Mobile Alabama 1927 Public Originally a branch of Alabama State College 
Bluefield State College Bluefield West Virginia 1895 Public Founded as "Bluefield Colored Institute" 
Bowie State University Bowie Maryland 1865 Public Founded as "Baltimore Normal School" 
Central State University Wilberforce Ohio 1887 Public African Methodist Episcopal Church Originally a department at Wilberforce University[6] 
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Cheyney Pennsylvania 1837 Public The oldest HBCU. Founded by Quaker philanthropist Richard Humphreys as "Institute for Colored Youth" 
Claflin University Orangeburg South Carolina 1869 Private United Methodist Church 
Clark Atlanta University Atlanta Georgia 1865 Private United Methodist Church Originally two institutions, Clark College and Atlanta University 
Clinton Junior College Rock Hill South Carolina 1894 Private AME Zion Founded as "Clinton Institute"[7] 
Coahoma Community College Coahoma County Mississippi 1924 Public Founded as "Coahoma County Agricultural High School" 
Coppin State University Baltimore Maryland 1900 Public Founded as "Colored High School" 
Delaware State University Dover Delaware 1891 Public Founded as "The State College for Colored Students" 
Denmark Technical College Denmark South Carolina 1947 Public Founded as "Denmark Area Trade School"[8] 
Dillard University New Orleans Louisiana 1869 Private United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church Founding predecessor institutions: "Straight University" and "New Orleans University"

University of the District of Columbia Washington District of Columbia 1851 Public Founded as "Miner Normal School" 
Edward Waters College Jacksonville Florida 1866 Private AME Church Founded as "Brown Theological Institute" 
Elizabeth City State University Elizabeth City North Carolina 1891 Public 
Fayetteville State University Fayetteville North Carolina 1867 Public Founded as "Howard School" 
Fisk University Nashville Tennessee 1866 Private United Church of Christ[9] Named for Clinton Bowen Fisk 
Florida A&M University Tallahassee Florida 1887 Public Founded as "State Normal College for Colored Students" 
Florida Memorial University Miami Gardens Florida 1879 Private American Baptist Churches USA Founded as "Florida Baptist Institute in Live Oak" 
Fort Valley State University Fort Valley Georgia 1895 Public Founded as "Fort Valley High and Industrial School" 
Gadsden State Community College Gadsden Alabama 1925 Public Founded as "Alabama School of Trades" 
Grambling State University Grambling Louisiana 1901 Public Founded as "Colored Industrial and Agricultural School" 
Hampton University Hampton Virginia 1868 Private Founded as "Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute" 
Harris-Stowe State University St. Louis Missouri 1857 Public Founded as "St. Louis Normal School" for whites in 1857, with Stowe Teachers College begun in 1890 for blacks; merged in 1954 [10] 
Hinds Community College at Utica Utica Mississippi 1903 Public Founded as "Utica Junior College" 
Howard University Washington District of Columbia 1867 Private Founded as "Howard Normal and Theological School for the Education of Teachers and Preachers" 
Huston-Tillotson University Austin Texas 1875 Private United Methodist Church /United Church of Christ Founded as "Tillotson Collegiate and Normal Institute" 
Interdenominational Theological Center Atlanta Georgia 1958 Private Interdenominational 
J. F. Drake State Technical College Huntsville Alabama 1961 Public Founded as "Huntsville State Vocational Technical School" 
Jackson State University Jackson Mississippi 1877 Public Founded as "Natchez Seminary" by the American Baptist Home Mission Society, became public in 1942 
Jarvis Christian College Hawkins Texas 1912 Private The Disciples 
Johnson C. Smith University Charlotte North Carolina 1867 Private Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Founded as "Biddle Memorial Institute" 
Kentucky State University Frankfort Kentucky 1886 Public Founded as "State Normal School for Colored Persons" 
Knoxville College Knoxville (Mechanicsville) Tennessee 1875 Private United Presbyterian Church of North America 
Lane College Jackson Tennessee 1882 Private Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Founded as "Colored Methodist Episcopal High School"[11] 
Langston University Langston Oklahoma 1897 Public Founded as "Oklahoma Colored Agricultural and Normal University" 
Lawson State Community College Bessemer Alabama 1949 Public 
LeMoyne-Owen College Memphis Tennessee 1862 Private United Church of Christ Founded as "LeMoyne Normal and Commercial School"[12] (elementary school until 1870) 
Lincoln University Chester County Pennsylvania 1854 Public Founded as "Ashmun Institute" 
Lincoln University of Missouri Jefferson City Missouri 1866 Public Founded as "Lincoln Institute"[13] 
Livingstone College Salisbury North Carolina 1879 Private AME Zion Founded as "Zion Wesley Institute" 
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Princess Anne Maryland 1886 Public Originally: Methodist Episcopal Founded as "Delaware Conference Academy" 
Meharry Medical College Nashville Tennessee 1876 Private United Methodist Church Founded as the Medical Department of Central Tennessee College 
Miles College Fairfield Alabama 1905 Private CME Church Known until 1941 as "Miles Memorial College"; named after Bishop William H. Miles Yes
Mississippi Valley State University Itta Bena Mississippi 1950 Public Founded as "Mississippi Vocational College" 
Morehouse College Atlanta Georgia 1867 Private Originally: American Baptist Home Mission Society Founded as "Augusta Institute" 
Morehouse School of Medicine Atlanta Georgia 1975 Private Founded as a part of Morehouse College 
Morgan State University Baltimore Maryland 1867 Public Originally: Methodist Episcopal Founded as "Centenary Biblical Institute" 
Morris Brown College Atlanta Georgia 1881 Private African Methodist Episcopal Named after the second Bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church 
Morris College Sumter South Carolina 1908 Private Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention
Norfolk State University Norfolk Virginia 1935 Public Founded as "Norfolk Unit of Virginia State University"[14] 
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University Greensboro North Carolina 1891 Public Founded as "The Agricultural & Mechanical College for the Colored Race" 
North Carolina Central University Durham North Carolina 1910 Public Founded as "National Religious Training School and Chautauqua" 
Oakwood University Huntsville Alabama 1896 Private Seventh-day Adventist Founded as "Oakwood Industrial School" 
Paine College Augusta Georgia 1882 Private United Methodist Church and Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Founded as "Paine Institute" 
Paul Quinn College Dallas Texas 1872 Private AME Church Named for William Paul Quinn 
Payne Theological Seminary Wilberforce Ohio 1856 Private African Methodist Episcopal Church Named for Bishop Daniel Payne. Founded as a seminary with Wilberforce University in 1856. Later became Payne Theological Seminary in 1894 
Philander Smith College Little Rock Arkansas 1877 Private United Methodist Church Founded as "Walden Seminary" 
Prairie View A&M University Prairie View Texas 1876 Public Founded as "Alta Vista Agriculture & Mechanical College for Colored Youth"[15] 
Rust College Holly Springs Mississippi 1866 Private United Methodist Church Known as "Shaw University" until 1882 
Savannah State University Savannah Georgia 1890 Public Founded as "Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth" 
Selma University Selma Alabama 1878 Private Alabama State Missionary Baptist Convention Founded as "Alabama Baptist Normal and Theological School" 
Shaw University Raleigh North Carolina 1865 Private National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. 
Shorter College Little Rock Arkansas 1886 Private African Methodist Episcopal Two-year college; founded as "Bethel University" 16]
Shelton State Community College Tuscaloosa Alabama 1952 Public Founded as "J.P. Shelton Trade School" 
Simmons College Louisville Kentucky 1869 Private Founded as Kentucky Normal Technological Institute 
South Carolina State University Orangeburg South Carolina 1896 Public Founded as "Colored, Normal, Industrial, Agricultural, and Mechanical College of South Carolina" 
Southern University at New Orleans New Orleans Louisiana 1959 Public Founded as a branch unit of Southern University in Baton Rouge Yes
Southern University at Shreveport Shreveport Louisiana 1967 Public Part of the Southern University System Yes
Southern University and A&M College Baton Rouge Louisiana 1880 Public Conceptualized by P. B. S. Pinchback, T. T. Allain, and Henry Demas 
Southwestern Christian College Terrell Texas 1948 Private Church of Christ Founded as "Southern Bible Institute"[17] 
Spelman College Atlanta Georgia 1881 Private Originally, American Baptist Home Mission Society Founded as "Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary" 
St. Augustine's University Raleigh North Carolina 1867 Private Episcopal Church (United States) 
St. Philip's College San Antonio Texas 1898 Public Episcopal Church Founded as "St. Philip's Sewing Class for Girls"[18] 
Stillman College Tuscaloosa Alabama 1876 Private Presbyterian Founded as Tuscaloosa Institute, the College was a concept of Reverend Dr. Charles Allen Stillman, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Tuscaloosa[19] 
Talladega College Talladega County Alabama 1867 Private United Church of Christ Known as "Swayne School" until 1869 
Tennessee State University Nashville Tennessee 1912 Public Founded as "Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School" 
Texas College Tyler Texas 1894 Private Christian Methodist Episcopal Church 
Texas Southern University Houston Texas 1927 Public Founded as "Texas State University for Negroes" 
Tougaloo College Hinds County Mississippi 1869 Private American Missionary Association Founded as "Tougaloo University" 
Trenholm State Technical College Montgomery Alabama 1947 Public Founded as "John M. Patterson Technical School"[21] 
Tuskegee University Tuskegee Alabama 1881 Private Founded as Tuskegee Institute, Now a National Historic Site Yes
University of the Virgin Islands St. Croix & St. Thomas United States Virgin Islands 1962 Public Founded as "College of the Virgin Islands" 
Virginia State University Petersburg Virginia 1882 Public Founded as "Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute at Petersburg" 
Virginia Union University Richmond Virginia 1865 Private American Baptist Churches USA Founded as "Wayland Seminary," and merged with Richmond Institute (1865) in 1889[22] 
Virginia University of Lynchburg Lynchburg Virginia 1886 Private Baptist Founded as "Lynchburg Baptist Seminary" 
Voorhees College Denmark South Carolina 1897 Private Episcopal Church Founded as "Denmark Industrial School" 
West Virginia State University Institute West Virginia 1891 Public Founded as "West Virginia Colored Institute" 
Wilberforce University Wilberforce Ohio 1856 Private AME Church Named for William Wilberforce 
Wiley College Marshall Texas 1873 Private United Methodist Church Named for Isaac William Wiley 
Winston-Salem State University Winston-Salem North Carolina 1892 Public Founded as "Slater Industrial and State Normal School" 
Xavier University of Louisiana New Orleans Louisiana 1915 Private Roman Catholic Founding predecessor institutions: "St. Katharine Drexel" and the "Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament"