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2:00-2:15 p.m. Break
Game Changer, Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
(Meeting Room 1)
In times of instability, insecurity, improper programming,
and impotent expectations, individuals are stepping up to
collectively promote possibility and purpose. Explore the
evolution of a team of individuals and organizations who
can come together with the focused intent of enhancing
educational opportunity for and achievement of young
Black and Latino males. See how the right combination of
committed community members and educators working
together facilitated an event that reached 200+ young Black
males, from elementary school through community college
students. Explore strategies to tap in to or initiate your own
Game Changer.
Mr. Clifton McKnight, Professor/Counselor, Montgomery
College, MD
Filling the Gap: Creative Pipeline Initiatives for
Recruitment and Retention (Meeting Room 3)
Where are our young African American and Latino men in
higher education? In making strides to encourage these
young men to pursue a higher education, we must take
advantage of available resources. At Indiana University,
Bloomington, effective partnerships with community-based
organizations and relationships with families have enhanced
our ability to increase the number of African American and
Latino men in the pipeline to college. This session will
provide reflections and strategies about building partnerships
within a Predominantly White Institution (PWI) to increase the
percentage of underrepresented students.
Ms. Mary Tourner, Associate Director for Diversity Programs,
Indiana University, Bloomington
Ms. Tomika Ferguson, Graduate Assistant and Doctoral
Candidate in Higher Education, Indiana University,
Five Pillars for Student Success and Completion
(Meeting Room 5)
This presentation will focus on five strategic initiatives (The
5x180 Plan) that St. Petersburg College rolled out as part of its
“Achieving the Dream” agenda. Each of the areas covered by
the five pillars was specifically identified as an area central to
student success and completion. The five pillars include Early
Alert, New Student Orientation, Out-of-Class Support, Career and
Development Advising, and My Learning Plan. As St. Petersburg
College embarks on increasing success rates for all students,
these five initiatives have been embraced by the entire college,
and tiered levels of training were developed and delivered to
employee groups college-wide.
Dr. Tonjua Williams, Vice President, St. Petersburg College, FL
Dr. Kevin Gordon, Provost, St. Petersburg College, FL
From Good to Great within our Culture (Meeting
Room 7)
This session will zero-in on the history of African
American and Latino cultures, congruent behaviors, attitudes,
values, traditions, and policies that have created a system of
challenges that impede the ability to navigate within the ladders
of success in different cultures. Participants will learn about the
history of past cultural changes in human behavior that include
the language, thought, communication, actions, customs, beliefs,
and institutions of racial, ethnic, religious, and social groups. The
participants will understand the importance of integrating their
culture with other cultures to identify the gaps between cultures
that have an impact on their successes and to make decisions to
reconnect to the past to create a greater present and future.
Ms. Rosezetta Bobo, Doctoral Candidate and Consultant,
Florida A & M University
4:00-8:00 p.m
Conference Registration
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Conference Registration
12:00-6:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
12:45-2:00 p.m.
Opening Plenary, Dr. José Cruz, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs,
California State University, Fullerton
Building the Mentoring Village with Emerging
Technolog (Meeting Room 5)
The 100 Black Men of America is building a Virtual Mentoring
Village to enhance the opportunities for college readiness,
access, and retention of black and brown students. This
Village uses emerging social media technology to expand
intergenerational and career-based mentoring opportunities
between corporate leaders and matriculating and college-
bound students. The session will include interactive
opportunities for students to provide ideas and feedback on
how to design a youth-initiated mentoring relationship both
as a mentor of younger students and as a mentee of seasoned
leaders. The benefits of service learning, internships, career
shadowing and other mentoring activities will be explored.
Participants will learn how these technology platforms
can help reinforce their collegiate success. They will learn
the benefits of engaging in a Village support network that
encourages academic excellence and enhances career
Dr. Rasheed Howard, Associate Professor of Business
Strategy and Entrepreneurship, University of North Carolina
Join the Change Agents: An Orientation for First-
Time Attendees (Meeting Room 6)
This session will provide an overview of the mission and
goals of BBCB. The presenters will use an informal and
interactive format to explain how the Summit has evolved
from exploring the challenges to rebuilding the “village” for
African American & Latino males. First-time attendees will
leave this session motivated to become change agents at
their respective institutions.
Dr. Sylvia Carley, Black Brown & College Bound Convener,
Hillsborough Community College, FL
Mr. Derrick Brown, Special Services Coordinator,
Hillsborough Community College, FL
Ms. Judy Alicea, Special Projects Coordinator, Hillsborough
Community College, FL
Student Concurrent Session featuring Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director of the Schomburg Center For Research
in Black Culture (Florida Ballroom)
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