Southeast Community College
will host a conference for high school seniors designed to encourage students
to pursue higher education.
“The organizers, faculty and
staff at SCC hope to empower high school seniors and graduates to embrace
college education and leadership opportunities,” said Dr. Amanda Baron, Spanish
instructor and organizer of the event.
More than 50 students were
nominated by high school teachers, counselors and coaches from area schools.
The event is designed to provide mentoring and support for students from traditionally
“The purpose of the
conference is to improve academic achievement of students in this demographic
and to encourage the pursuit of higher education,” Baron said.
The day-long conference will
help students with tutoring, mentoring, college areas of study, financial
planning, and much more.
The keynote speaker is
Christopher Phipps, a native of Harlem, New York, who holds degrees in
psychology and higher education administration. He is the vice president of the
non-profit organization, Men With Dreams, which helps inspire youth to pursue
The conference is from 9 a.m.
to 3:15 p.m. at SCC’s Lincoln Campus, 8800 O St. Registration will start in
room V103. Lunch will be provided.