A Dream Deferred and HBCU Conference 2016 – Recap
A Dream Deferred and HBCU Conference 2016 – RecapJose Rios, Director, Multicultural Communications
This week we welcomed educators, counselors, policymakers, advocates, and a wide line-up of exemplary leaders to Charlotte for two events that are at the center of the College Board’s mission. If you were unable to attend A Dream Deferred: The Future of African American Education or the national conference of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or if you want to relive a talk or share it with your colleagues, please check out the links below:
A conversation with Dr. Michael Lomax
The College Board’s Ericka Miller, Chief of Membership, Governance & Higher Education and Secretary of the Corporation, welcomed Dr. Michael Lomax and engaged in conversation about increasing scholarships and providing opportunities that will allow more young African Americans to succeed in college and career.
Dr. Michael Lomax was also presented with the Asa G. Hilliard Model of Excellence Award in recognition of his national leadership and service in encouraging African American students to strive for academic success.
Getting African American Girls Involved in STEM
During the lunch plenary, Dr. Talithia Williams captivated the audience with her work in changing the collective mindset around science and in creating pathways to STEM fields for young women. Most moving were her descriptions of her journey as an educator and scientist and the role models who inspired her to pursue her doctorate degree.
Update: White House Initiative on HBCUs
Congressman James E. Clyburn shared first-hand what happens to a dream deferred and how HBCUs play an important role in the lives of young African American students. He also shared some advice with educators on how to change the conversation around HBCUs.
Plenary with Dr. Steve Perry
For a final plenary, Dr. Steve Perry, founder and principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut, stirred the crowd with passionate remarks on the importance of building up education communities that deliver on access and opportunity for African American Students.
Share new ideas and discuss strategies to increase the preparation, access, and college completion of the fastest-growing student population in our public schools at the 10th annual Prepárate: Educating Latinos for the Future of America, taking place April 18-19, 2016 in New York City. Learn more about the conference and find out how you can attend.