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MMI Golf Tournament raises money for scholarships and STEM


Left to right: Remmele Young, HCC Executive Director of Government Relations; Paul Canning; Borris Miles, Borris Miles Insurance; Andre Humphery, HCC; and Stephen Reed.

Minority men given opportunities for education

HOUSTON (October 24, 2012) – Two hundred prominent business and political leaders teamed up to tee-up for Houston Community College’s fourth Annual Fall Golf Classic benefitting HCC’s Minority Male Initiative. Fifty teams raised $140,000 for HCC’s MMI Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Academy.

This year’s donations to the tournament included a Triple Eagle Sponsorship of $15,000 from Borris L. Miles Independent Insurance Agency, a Double Eagle Sponsorship of $12,500 from Horizon Group Int’l., and Eagle Sponsorships of $5,000 from Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC; Chevron Energy Solutions; PCJ Consultants Inc.; ESPA Corp. and RICE Financial Products Company. The Houston Community College Foundation supports the fundraising efforts of the Golf Classic.

HCC’s Minority Male Initiative reaches out to young Hispanic and African-American men to mentor and encourage them to finish high school and to continue their education while preparing HCC’s minority male students for tomorrow’s workforce and business opportunities. HCC began its Minority Male Initiative to counter the current crisis that exists throughout America of the shrinking number of young Black and Hispanic men on the campuses of higher learning, in corporate America and in entrepreneurial endeavors.

HCC’s MMI Summer STEM Academy helps provide real life, practical, hands-on learning experiences for minority males in grades 7 through 12. The summer program allows students to earn up to five semester hours of college credit and scholarships. The STEM Academy program is a first step towards building students’ transition from high school to college.

The HCC Annual Fall Golf Classic was held Monday, October 8 at the Quail Valley Golf Club, 2880 La Quinta Drive.

For more information on HCC’s Minority Male Initiative, contact John Gilmore, III, MMI Program Manager at john.gilmoreiii@hccs.edu or 713.718.5061 or Don Washington at don.washington@hccs.edu or 713.718.8584.

About HCCHCC is one of the country’s largest singly-accredited, open-admission, community colleges offering associate degrees, certificates, workforce training and lifelong learning opportunities for 75,000 students each semester. HCC is composed of six colleges that serve the greater Houston area’s diverse communities by preparing individuals to live and work in today’s increasingly international and technological society. To learn more go to hccs.edu.

Contact:
Lesa Spivey
Office of HCC Communications
P 713.718.5438
E communications@hccs.edu

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