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NAACP Summit

Martin University was represented by student, Brandon Williamson, as part of a student panel at the NAACP Summit held at IVY Tech Community College on Saturday, August 15th. The focus of the panel discussion was recruiting, retaining and graduating students of color, with an emphasis on Black males.  The full-day event began with a presentation by Indiana Superintendent of Schools, Glenda Ritz, addressing standardized test and low graduation rates among Black and Latino males, as well as other minorities.  This information was followed by presentations from CHE Chair Teresa Lubbers and State Senator Greg Porter.

The student panel included two doctoral students and two undergradute students.  In his comments, Brandon stated his reasons for working towards completing a degree and the impact of the Martin faculty-student relationship in helping him stay the course.