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BMEN Conferences

Uplifting Black Men Conference

The conference is hosted by the Student Success Center’s Black Male Excellence Network at Virginia Tech each year to invite Virginia Tech students, faculty, staff, alumni to gather in community to share stories, uplifting seminars, and a keynote address. Each year, the conference selects a specific theme to empower black male students.  

  • 2022 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Fred Bonner II
  • 2021 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson
  • 2020 Keynote Panel: BK Fulton, Brandon Rule, and Tony Moorehead
  • 2019 Keynote Speaker: Michael Vick
  • 2018 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Marc Lamont Hill
  • 2017 Keynote Speaker: Irving Peddrew
  • 2016 Keynote Speakers: Kevin Jones, Justin Graves, and Terrell Strayhorn

Black Male Summit

The Black Male Summit is hosted each year by VT BMEN in collaboration with SAAB and spends an afternoon working with students and faculty on relevant workshops that enrich the experience of black male students on campus.

The 2016 Black Male Summit featured an address from Virginia Tech President, Dr. Timothy Sands, a variety of workshops and presentations on academic and personal success. The evening ended with an opportunity for several students and faculty members to network and fellowship.


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