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35 Years of HCASC with Honda


Last Updated on April 4, 2024

Collage of HCASC 35th Anniversary, teams competing, and winners with trophy.

Hey, HBCU fam! Buckle up, because we’re about to take a ride through the legacy lane of the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) — a journey that’s been lighting up the HBCU universe for 35 epic years. With HCASC, it’s not just about hitting the books; it’s a celebration of culture, intellect, and the unstoppable drive of HBCU students. And yeah, with more than $500K in grants on the line this year, the stakes are high.

👩🏾‍💻 But before we dive deeper, let’s not forget to set our reminders. Be sure to stream the exciting HCASC National Championship finals at 3:00 p.m. PDT, April 11–12 at HCASC.com.

Flashback to ’89: The Origin Story

Cast your minds back to 1989. No, not for the fashion or the tunes, but for the birth of something monumental. HCASC was born out of a vision to bridge communities, spotlight HBCU talent, and foster a legacy of excellence and innovation. Fast forward through countless buzzers, questions, and victories, and here we are, 35 years later, still celebrating this incredible journey.

In the Spotlight: Yvette Hunsicker Gets Real

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Enter Yvette Hunsicker, the VP of Corporate Social Responsibility and Inclusion and Diversity at Honda. That’s quite the title, right? But essentially, she is the heart and soul behind Honda’s dedication to HBCUs, and your new favorite visionary. From her own days on campus to leading the charge at Honda, she’s all about empowering the next wave of leaders. “Honda’s relationship with the HBCU community represents 35 years of collaboration on programs that support the success and dreams of HBCU students,” Yvette shares, giving us the lowdown on what makes this partnership so special.

And the vision extends beyond HCASC. With initiatives like “Drive the Legacy,” Honda is kicking it up a notch, focusing on long-term investments and partnerships that amplify their support for HBCUs. “It’s about ensuring we’re not just a part of the conversation but actively driving change and providing platforms for our students to thrive,” she articulates, underlining Honda’s holistic approach to fostering a brighter future for HBCU talent.

But wait, there’s more. Yvette dives deep, reminding us that it’s not just about the competition; it’s a launchpad for “friends for life,” mentorship, and opportunities that go way beyond the stage. “Most importantly, HCASC participants are encouraged to network with their peers from other HBCUs, HCASC alumni, and Honda associates,” she reveals, highlighting the true essence of the HCASC experience.

Alumni Vibes: The Echo of Success

While we’re keeping it broad, imagine a world where your big brain energy could unlock doors you never even knew existed. Yvette puts it beautifully: “HCASC challenges HBCU students to expand their scope of knowledge on a wide range of topics, with the added opportunity to gain lifelong learning skills, including leadership, collaboration, and sportsmanship.” It’s about carving out your path, one question at a time.

The Main Event: Why You Should Tune In to HCASC 2024

Here’s the deal — the HCASC championship finals aren’t just another event; they’re a testament to the brilliance, determination, and spirit of HBCU scholars. By tuning in, you’re joining a community that celebrates the magic of HBCU genius.

Your Invitation to the Ultimate Brain Bash

In Yvette’s words, HCASC is about “providing HBCU students with the tools and experiences they need to live their dreams.” And that’s exactly what we’re here for. This isn’t just a call to watch; it’s a shout-out to be part of something transformative — to support, cheer, and get inspired by the legacy of HBCU excellence.

So, are you in? Let’s make this championship the most unforgettable yet. Be there for the culture, the competition, and the celebration of everything HCASC and HBCUs stand for. It’s more than just a game; it’s a movement.

Tick, tock. The championship is calling. Ready to witness history in the making? Be part of the legacy by streaming the HCASC National Championship finals.

Visit HCASC.com to catch the live stream on April 11–12 at 3:00 p.m. PDT.

Don’t miss out on this celebration of excellence. Let’s light it up together!

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