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9th Annual Uplifting Black Men Conference

February 24, 2024

Time Information Location
9:00-10:00 a.m. Registration
Goodwin Lobby
Time Information
10:00-10:10 a.m. Slideshow Presentation
10:10-10:20 a.m. Welcome Address, Patrick Wallace
10:20-10:45 a.m.

National Pan-Hellenic Council, Fraternities at Virginia Tech:

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Reflection, Caleb Dankwa, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Presentations & Performance, All

10:45-10:50 a.m. Closing & Instruction for 1st Concurrent Sessions, Patrick Wallace

Special thanks to VTDITC (Virginia Tech Digging in the Crates) for providing welcome music and transitions. 

Explore one session during this time frame.

Session Speaker(s) Location
Explore Mechanical Engineering Dewey Spangler Hallway/Lobby
Explore Aerospace Engineering Dewey Spangler Hallway/Lobby
Explore Africana Studies Onwubiko Agozino 135
Explore Creativity, Arts, and Technology Justin Kerobo 145
Explore Music VTDITC 115
Explore Black Masculinity (VT Students Only) Noel Smith 190
Explore Virtual Reality Rafael Patrick, Tony Lee 125
Explore Real Estate Terrell Cook 155
Time Information Location
11:50 a.m. Group Picture
Goodwin Lobby
Resource Representatives
College of Science Jess Hoopengardner
The Pride Center Bing Bingham
Career and Professional Development Krystal Johnson
Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity Taylor Cupp
Department of Management Koehler Slagel
Students for African American Brotherhood Keven Turner
Global Education Office Ginny Ford
Graduate School Jenn Million
Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Kojo Minta, Mohamed Abbaker, and Tobias Addis
Student Success Center Christina Fabrey
Black Male Excellence Network Israel Oyedare
VT Admissions Greg Anderson
Cook Counseling Cameron Johnson & Caroline Hopkins
Student Opportunities and Achievement Resources Ashley Offutt
VT Graduate School Catherine Cotrupi
CoStar Ally Clements
Ujima Living Learning Community Amoré Burch
College of Architecture, Arts, and Design Takiyah Amin
Apply to Graduate School LLC Justin Grimes
First Gen Page Fetter

Explore one session during this time frame.

Session Speakers Location
Entrepreneurship & Community Development Travis Wilkins, Mike Goode, Matt Hull 135
Pursuing Graduate School Jenn Walters, James Kaindu, De'Yana Hines 145
Career Exploration and the Job Market Krystal Johnson, Eric Johnston 115
Hip-Hop and Black Male Mental Health Jacob Loury, Freddy Paige, Craig Arthur, Levi Daniels, Rashad Ferebee 190
Athletic and Scholarship to Navigating College as a First Gen Student Athlete Eric Glenn, Devin Wilson 155
How to Make the Best of Your College Experience Andrew Doblin-McNabb, Elizabeth Lantz, Cedric Dunham III, Chris Colemen 125

Explore one session during this time frame.

Session Speaker Location
Resume Workshop Krystal Johnson 115
Networking & Relationship Building Workshop Meredith Gerber 125
Interview Skills Workshop Suzanne Shelbourne 135
Communication Skills Workshop Carrie Kroehler 145
Financial Literacy Workshop Lewis Townsend 190
Time Information
3:10-3:15 p.m. Conference Survey
3:15-3:20 p.m. Provost Address, Cyril Clarke
3:20-3:30 p.m. Welcome & Recognition, Amir Winfield & Oumar Ndiaye
3:30-3:45 p.m. Presentation of Awards, Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. Students & Award Namesakes
The Tremayne “Trey” Waller Student Advocacy Award
The Dr. Wayne Scales Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Symposium Award
The Tommy Amal Student of Excellence for Leadership and Service Award
3:45-3:50 p.m. Final Remarks & Closing, Patrick Wallace

Special thanks our sponsors for supporting the conference and award recognition.