(PRWEB) February 03, 2018
WHAT: UNCF (United Negro College Fund) National Alumni Council (NAC) and the National Pre-Alumni Council (NPAC) hosts the 72nd NAC/60th NPAC Annual Leadership Conference and Alumni Summit to ensure UNCF member institutions remain a respected model of best practices in moving students to and through college. The conference fosters a collaborative environment, where participants engage in deliberate and defined professional development, leadership training, and interactive workshops while celebrating and strengthening the HBCU community. Covering topics such as career readiness and financial literacy, the conference aims to change the narrative of HBCUs across the nation by equipping minority students with the resources necessary to transition into college and ultimately the workforce.
WHO: Approximately 500 participants, including alumni from HBCUs, current HBCU students, faculty, leaders in the HBCU Community, funding experts, and corporate sponsors.
UNCF Leadership: UNCF president and CEO Dr. Michael Lomax; Dr. Brian Bridges, vice president, Research and Member Engagement; and Lodriguez Murray, senior vice president, Public Policy and Government Affairs
WHEN: February 8-11, 2018
- Legacy Gala Honoring Billye Hank Aaron and Bakari Sellers with the Legacy Award
- Breakfast of Champions featuring former award-winning Olympians and Olympic hopefuls, including 3-time Olympian, American record holder Michelle Carter.
- HBCU Impact Study Presentation. A new landmark study examines the spending and employment impacts of the nation’s HBCUs in total, and each of 100 HBCUs on their local and regional economies, as well as the lifetime earnings of the 2014 class of more than 50,000 HBCU graduates.
265 Peachtree Center Avenue NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
For more information: visit http://www.uncf.org/NAC
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UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 37-member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding nearly 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF awards more than $100 million in scholarships annually and administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at UNCF.org, or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF.