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NC A&T prepares for visit from President Obama

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- It's not every day that someone as famous as the President of the United States visits your college campus.

But for Jeffron Smalls, a senior at North Carolina A&T University, the biggest surprise was being one of a select group of NC A&T students picked to be part of an ESPN student forum with President Barack Obama on Tuesday.

"I was at his first inauguration,” Smalls said. “So, it means a lot to actually be in the same room as the president."

When he found out he was picked, Smalls quickly canceled a scheduled trip.

"I actually canceled my flight to California cause I really wanted to be here," Smalls said.

The topics at the forum will range from sports to race to the role and legacies of HBCUs.

The event will take place at the Alumni Foundation Event Center.

"The messages and what our students walk away with is something that's going to matter and last them a lifetime," said Nicole Pride, chief of staff at the school.

Smalls isn't sure if he'll get to ask a question but says he's preparing anyway.

“I definitely have some questions,” he said. “Hopefully I can present those questions and hear what the president has to say."

And even if he doesn't, Smalls says he's just happy to be invited.

"This is pretty much icing on top of the cake," he said.

NC A&T has not released any information regarding the time the forum will take place or how long it is expected to last.

The event is not open to the public.

President Obama will be making a another stop at the White Oak Amphitheater Tuesday night from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to campaign for Hillary Clinton.

The rally is open to the public.