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Miles College in Partnership with Senator Doug Jones to Host Second Annual HBCU Summit and Career Fair

Article Date:
02/13/20
Category:
Adminstration, Latest News, News and Media

For Immediate Release:
February 11, 2020

 

Media Contact:
Ashley J. Sutton
Director of Public Relations
205.929.1641
asutton@miles.edu

 

 

Miles College in Partnership with Senator Doug Jones to Host Second Annual
HBCU Summit and Career Fair

Summit will convene students, educators and administrators for a full day of programming

 

Fairfield, Alabama – U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) will be hosting his second annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Summit at Miles College in Fairfield on Friday, February 14, 2020. The summit’s full day of programming will include panels featuring HBCU leaders and students moderated by Senator Jones and a career fair for students.

This event is free and HBCU students, alumni and staff from across Alabama are encouraged to attend.Attendees are asked to RSVP in advance here.

“This summit will be a celebration of our HBCUs and the tremendous value they bring to our higher education system in our state and across the country. We will also once again be able to offer students access to major employers from across the state as a part of our student career fair, connecting them with opportunities using the skills and knowledge they have gained from attending an HBCU. From highlighting the many female trailblazers serving as HBCU presidents in Alabama to giving voice to the students these schools serve, our second annual HBCU Summit will be a chance to recognize the important role these institutions play in Alabama,” said Senator Doug Jones.

“We are honored that Senator Doug Jones selected Miles College to host the HBCU Summit. Miles College is the only HBCU in the Birmingham Metro area, and we continue to withhold the traditions of our legacy by being a thought center for discussions around the challenges we face in achieving equity, inclusion and unity,” said Bobbie Knight, Interim President Miles College. 

DETAILS for FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14:

WHO:          Senator Doug Jones, HBCU students, educators, and administrators
WHERE:      Miles College, Fairfield, Alabama
WHAT:        Second Annual HBCU Summit
WHEN:        Friday, February 14 (all day)
MEDIA:        Members of the media who are interested in attending may RSVP to asutton@miles.edu

AGENDA:

8:30am – 10:00amRegistration

                    Pearson Hall

9:45am – 10:00amOpening Remarks

Rev. Dr. Abraham Woods, Jr. Lecture Hall, Lower Level, Pearson Hall

10:00am – 11:30amPanel - “Women in the Lead: How Five Alabama HBCU Presidents Are Raising the Bar”

Rev. Dr. Abraham Woods, Jr. Lecture Hall, Lower Level, Pearson Hall

    • Dr. Patricia Sims, President, Drake State Community College
    • Dr. Cynthia Warrick, President, Stillman College
    • Dr. Martha Lavender, President, Gadsden State Community College
    • Ms. Bobbie Knight, President, Miles College
    • Ms. Anita Archie, President, Trenholm State Community College
    • Dr. Shirley Friar, Chief of Staff, Tuskegee University
    • Moderator: Senator Doug Jones              

11:30am: Senator Jones to hold media availability

11:30am - 2:00pmLunch and HBCU Student Career Fair with major employers from across Alabama

                        Career Fair in Knox-Windham Gymnasium 

2:15 pm – 3:45pm: Panel - “Student Voices: How Alabama HBCU Student-Leaders Are Lifting Up Their Campuses”

Rev. Dr. Abraham Woods, Jr. Lecture Hall, Lower Level, Pearson Hall

    • Student from Miles College
    • Student from Alabama A&M University
    • Student from Shelton State Community College
    • Student from Talladega College
    • Student from Trenholm State Community College
    • Moderator: Senator Doug Jones

 

 

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