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HCC Partners with Texas Higher Education Journal for Symposium

Houston Community College is the new institutional partner with Texas Higher Education Journal for the 2nd Annual African American Male Students Achievement & Success Symposium. HCC will serve as co-host to the P-20 Institute for African American Student Success. The Symposium will be October 3-5 at the Four Seasons Hotel downtown Houston, 1300 Lamar St.

The theme of this year’s event is “Beating the Odds: Highlighting Game-Changing Solutions to Transform African American Student Success in Texas and Beyond.” The line-up will feature representatives from P-20 and voices from higher education and the public education sector. The mission is for Texas teachers, principals, legislators and superintendents to collaborate with administrators and faculty members to create a clear path for minority students advancing into post-secondary education.

HCC is committed to enrolling minority students and providing the support and education needed for graduation. As one of the largest community colleges in the country, HCC serves a growing number of minority students each year and seek students through programs such as the Minority Male Initiative and Opportunity 14, which help provide the tools, financial aid and inspiration for young students to pursue their degree.

There will be student-led discussion panels and an Academic Leaders’ Think Tank in addition to a session involving cultural sensitivity training for teachers working with high populations of minority students. Representatives from businesses and industries will be in attendance to partner with the education community.

To register for this event, please go to http://www.txhejournal.com/aamsass_2013/.

 

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