Dallas College News Update

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Contact: Cherie Yurco; cmyurco@dcccd.edu​

For immediate release — March 24, 2021

(DALLAS) — To help men of color explore best practices for successful careers, Dallas College and Texas A&M-Commerce will host the MALES (Mentoring, Achievement, Leadership, Empowerment and Service) Summit: Men at Work. The online event will be held Friday, April 9.​

This free, virtual summit was created to provide mentoring and support to minority males ages 14 to 24. It addresses historic cultural and opportunity challenges and emphasizes the importance of education.

Summit presentations run from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and feature a keynote presentation by BET News host and podcaster Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. Those sessions are followed by a mini career and resources fair from 1-3 p.m., which pairs participants with both resources and employers dedicated to finding talent among diverse job seekers. Attendees may drop in and out of events as their schedules allow. To register, visit the Dallas College MALES Summit webpage.

MALES Summit: Men at Work highlights and presenters are:

  • 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. — Keynote presentation by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill
  • 10:05 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. — “Foundations of Leadership,” A.C. Cristales
  • 10:40 a.m. to 11 a.m. — “Framing Your Success,” Tim and Terrance Maiden
  • 11:05 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. — “Detours of Life,” Curtis Lee
  • 11:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. — “Your Image, Your Brand!” Jack Duffie
  • 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. — “Higher Education Homies,” Dr. Fred Fuentes
  • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. — Mini Career and Resources Fair

The one-day summit is hosted by the Dallas College Men of Distinction program and is jointly sponsored by Dallas College and Texas A&M University-Commerce.

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