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Free African American educational conference at MJC

POSTED February 14, 2014 3:58 p.m.

Modesto Junior College is hosting an African American Educational Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1, in the Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center on the West Campus.

 The conference aims to ensure student success by hosting a series of workshops on topics such as how to prepare for college, financial aid, career options and social as well as interpersonal skill building. Entertainment will be provided in the form of drumming by Sista Khemya and a step show.

The free conference is geared toward assisting students, ages 13 to 21 years, in developing a plan of action that will ensure student success.  Parents are encouraged to attend. 

The conference will also feature a keynote speaker, Kevin Parker, who is a recruiter and assistant director of player personnel and liaison between the University of California, Berkeley’s football team and the National Football League.  Parker has been honored by Cal’s players with the Admiral’s Trophy symbolizing unselfish commitment, motivation and teamwork and has also received the Most Inspirational Player award by the Oregon Duck’s football team, where he played tailback and wide receiver.

The African American Education Conference check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. Conference admission and parking are free, but pre-registration is required to guarantee participants a complimentary continental breakfast and lunch. To register email schortnerm@mjc.edu and include AAE Conference in the subject line by Feb. 24.

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