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Black Student Success Summit: The Passage to Higher Education

Passage to Higher Education & Black United Fund of Oregon

Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)

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PCC: The Passage to Higher Education & BUF

1st Black Student Success Summit

Saturday, March 1st

Space is limited 

The mission of the Black Student Success Summit is to foster cultural pride through networking connections among Black students while strengthening leadership and self-empowerment skills that prepare students for degree completion. The summit promotes the importance of self-efficacy, civic engagement, and the overall benefits of academic and career achievements. Students will participate in innovative workshops, panel discussions, and group dialogues focused on navigating the higher education system, financial literacy, changes in education and career possibilities. This unique summit brings educators, professionals, community partners, and students of African descent together to discuss their shared experience and individual expertise.  


Space is limited 

If PCC students need scholarships to cover the cost of admissions please contact : passage@pcc.edu 

and request a sponsorship form at the Women' Resouces Center 


Day at a Glance 

8:00-10:00 am                        Registration                    Student Center

        Continental Breakfast Cafeteria


9:00 – 9:50 am           Welcome to A New Journey              MAHB 104

         African Libation & Opening Ceremon 


10:00 – 10:30 am          GPS (Preforming Arts Play)        MAHB 104             

 Observe firsthand how GPS brings to life aspects of the *hidden curriculum and        *micro-aggressions Black students frequently face that can block the road to academic and personal achievement. Watch as a diverse cast comprised of local performers from  the Portland and surrounding communities highlight the ups and downs of the college  struggles and the ways in which they find solutions to address them.

10:45-12:15 pm            Workshops Session 

             A)                         Welcome To A New Way of life

"Survival Skills on successfully navigating college"  


            B)                      Financial Literacy just makes Cents                                      

                                     “Do you have a long term plan for your loan money”?

            C)                Working and Attending College While Black:                                      

         “The Black Person's Guide to Success in the Pacific NW”    

            D)                   Creating Your Passageway to Success                                                    “How will chart your courses of Higher Education”


          E)         Build it & They Will Come; Creating Your Own Wealth                     “Mining my ‘bizness’ is my major.” 

Generate your entrepreneurial mindset

              F)         Making College Work for You, Before You Graduate

       “What does Career Service Bring to your table &

What is HR saying about it”?



12:30-1:00 pm               Keynote Address                MAHB 104

                                      Dr. Daymond Glenn

Who are WE in this institution?


1:15 –  2:15 pm                    Lunch                  Jefferson High School



2:30 – 4:00 pm            Workshop Session II        (repeat from AM Session)

4:15 - 5:00 pm                Closing Ceremony  

           (What is your commitment to this movement)          


Kemba Dance Performers

 Kemba Shannon Dance Center is a springboard to encourage, inspire and teach dancers the necessary skills needed in various dance genres for becoming a world-class performer. Through their cross-curriculum education format they encourage discipline, pride, determination, humility, an appreciation for the Arts and respect for the profession. .


Have questions about Black Student Success Summit: The Passage to Higher Education? Contact Passage to Higher Education & Black United Fund of Oregon

When & Where

Portland Community College - Cascade Campus
705 North Killingsworth Street
Portland, OR 97217

Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)

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Passage to Higher Education & Black United Fund of Oregon

The Passage to Higher Education is committed to serving all students of African descent on their passage through higher education by providing a central place where students can come receive academic support and services at all levels of their educational development. We are an organized network of educators’ professionals and students committed to providing a framework that helps student’s identity the educational norms, values, and expectations in higher education.

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Black Student Success Summit: The Passage to Higher Education
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