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Tri-County Technical College to hold Men of Color luncheon

ANDERSON, S.C. – Tri-County Technical College will be holding its fourth-annual Men of Color luncheon on Nov. 3.

The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Anderson Hall Event Center on the Pendleton Campus.

The theme of the luncheon will be “No Opportunity Wasted,” and former NFL and Clemson football player Levon Kirkland will be speaking during the event. Everyone is welcome to attend. Click here to learn more and to register for the event.

“The Men of Color Initiative started about four years ago in Business and Public Services, and I am the dean of that area,” Dr. Jacquelyn Blackly said. “We wanted to focus on student success. We noticed that we maybe needed to pay more attention to our men of color.”

Dr. Blackly said the national program focuses on values such as on commitment, responsibility, integrity and leadership. She said the program helps men of color to see others who have been successful.

“We want our men of color to be exposed to those that are like them, so that they will know that success is possible,” Dr. Blackly said.

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Men of Color Student Advisory Board President Andreas Martinez said he enjoys collaborating with other men of color who want to succeed. He said he hopes to build a support system for future men of color at the college.

If you would like to get involved with the program, click here.


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