NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEB. 4, 2003
CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456, firstname.lastname@example.org
A conference titled "Reality Check" exploring the basics of college life, male responsibilities and success for young African-American men is scheduled Friday (Feb. 7) at 2 p.m. at California State University, Bakersfield.
The conference, hosted by Black Men On Campus (BMOC), an organization to promote the educational and career goals of young African-American men, will be held in the CSUB Business Development Center, room 153.
Terrence A. Mack, founder and president of Innovative Leadership Concepts, a leadership and organizational development group headquartered in Glendale, will be the keynote speaker.
The conference will focus on leadership concepts and motivating young African-American males to attend college, said Loren Anthony, BMOC president and a senior liberal studies major.
"Right now we will have about 95 boys from local high schools attending the conference," Anthony said. "The boys are all members of a program called Black Excellence Scholarship and Teaching (Project BEST)." Anthony said the conference is free and those interested are invited.
For more information about the conference, please call the CSUB Academic Advancement Center, (661) 664-3124.