Hillsborough Community College Black Brown and College Bound

        Black, Brown & College Bound:  Setting the Record Straight: Demystifying the Perception of African American and Latino Males in Higher Education

    February 12 - February 15, 2014 - Tampa Marriott Waterside - Tampa, Florida

           Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014  
4:00-8:00 p.m.  Conference Registration 
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Evening Event - documentary film, Gideon's Army produced by Dawn Porter, Esq. filmmaker, Trilogy Films, Montclair, NJ — Grand Ballroom
Thursday, February 13, 2014  
8:00-6:00 p.m.   Conference Registration 
8:15 - 9:00 a.m.  Preconference Session I for 1st Time Attendees featuring Dr. Sylvia Carley, Black, Brown & College Bound Convener; Mr. Derrick Brown, Special Services Coordinator; and Ms. Judy Alicea, Special Projects Coordinator, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL — Meeting Room 11
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.  Preconference Session II: Using Guidebook!  It's Easy and Convenient!, facilitated by Ms. Sheila McCants, Student Services Manager, Hillsborough Community College - SouthShore Campus, Ruskin, FL - Meeting Room 11 
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Preconference Session III featuring Dr. Luis Ponjuan, Associate Professor, Higher Education Administration, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX — Meeting Room 12

12:00 noon - 2:15 p.m. 



Dr. Sylvia Marion Carley Luncheon sponsored by Fifth Third Bank featuring Mr. Earvin “Magic” Johnson — Grand Ballroom
Dr. Ken. Atwater, President, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL
Commissioner Ken Hagan, District 5 Countywide, Tampa FL
Introduction of Speaker:
Mr. Jose Pena, Retail Executive for the Tampa Bay Region, Fifth Third Bank, Tampa, FL
Featured Speaker:
Mr. Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE)
Welcome Remarks
Mr. Santiago Corrada, President, Visit Tampa Bay
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Grant Recognition
Dr. Joan Holmes, Special Assistant to the President, Equity, Diversity, and Special Programs, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL
Closing Remarks:
Dr. William Law, President, St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, FL

2:30-3:45 p.m. 


Concurrent Sessions 
Student Session Featuring Mr. Alexander (Alex) Harris, Recording Artist and CEO of In Touch with Communities Around the World, Inc., Tampa, Florida - Grand Ballroom 

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Evening Plenary featuring Dr. Damon Williams, Senior Vice President, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Atlanta, Georgia - Grand Ballroom

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 
Student Networking Reception sponsored by TECO Foundation and Nielsen, featuring Mr. Cesar Ramos, Pitcher, Tampa Bay Rays, St. Petersburg, FL — Grand Ballroom
Professionals - Dinner on your own
8:30 - 10:15 p.m.  Evening Event – Documentary –Los Graduados (The Graduates) - Grand Ballroom
Friday, February 14, 2014  
7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.   Conference Registration
7:30–8:30 a.m.   Continental Breakfast
8:00 -  9:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
Student Session
: Mr. Joeel Rivera, Vice President, Transformation Services Inc., Clearwater, FL - Grand Ballroom EF 
9:30 - 10:45 a.m.  Concurrent Sessions
Student Session:  Financial Literacy, Mr. Charles Thybulle, Financial Wellness Relationship Manager II and Assistant Vice President, Fifth Third Bank - Grand Ballroom EF
11:00 -  12:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
Student Session
 featuring Representative Kionne McGhee, District 117 State Representative, Miami, FL Grand Ballroom EF 
12:15 - 1:45 p.m.  Lunch on your own 
1:45 - 3:00 p.m. Plenary Session featuring Dr. Enrique Murillo, Executive Director and Founder of LEAD (Latino Education and Advocacy Days), California State University, San Bernardino, CA — Grand Ballroom
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.  Break 
4:00 - 5:15 p.m. Presidential Panel - moderator Dr. William Law, President, St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, FL.  Grand Ballroom
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.  Valentine Soiree sponsored by SunTrust featuring The Mighty Good and Strong Band — Il Terrazzo Restaurant and Patio
Saturday, February 15, 2014  
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.  Conference Registration
8:15 - 9:45 a.m.  Student Panel - Grand Ballroom
10:15 -12:30 noon

Justice Panel Brunch Plenary sponsored by Bright House Networks — Grand Ballroom
Mr. Rod Carter, Co-Anchor, WFLA Television, Tampa, FL
Featured Panelists:
Ms. Dawn Porter, Esq., Filmmaker, Trilogy Films, Montclair, NJ
Rep. Kionne McGhee, District 117 State Representative, Miami, FL
Mr. Rick Terriana, Esq., Law Office of Rick Terrana, P.A.
Closing Remarks:
Dr. Joan Holmes
, Special Assistant to the President, Equity, Diversity, and Special Programs, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL 

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