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Jan. 3, 2013
 
Halifax Community College PRIDE officers attend conference in Arizona
 
WELDON, N.C. –  Reginald R. Hux Sr. and Kyrian Scott of Halifax Community College’s Preparing Men for Intellectual, Academic & Educational Success (PRIDE) of Halifax Male Mentoring Program recently attended the Inaugural Men of Color Student Leadership Institute titled "Man Up: Educating Minority Males for Leadership and Service" in Phoenix, Arizona. The event also included a president’s roundtable. The students participated in the event and presented projects they completed during the conference. The trip was made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Community College System 3M program.

Both students are Computer Information Technology majors. Hux resides in Garysburg, is the president of PRIDE and is Scott's mentor. Scott resides in Enfield and is the vice president of the organization. Hux and Scott were two of 50 students selected to participate in the institute from among 200 applicants.

According to Daniel Lovett, director of the PRIDE program, at the conference, both students worked with different groups to complete a mock project. The project scenario included a $30,000 budget to organize a summit event from start to finish including breakout sessions. Presentations were made after the projects were finalized. Scott’s group won the overall presentation competition. Hux’s group was recognized for integrating the best video.

Hux and Scott said they learned a lot from the conference and especially enjoyed networking with students and college leaders from across the country. They also learned about follow through and diversity. To be selected to attend the conference, students had to have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and be involved in a student organization. Both students had 4.0 averages at the time of their selection.

The PRIDE Program is an academic and student success, mentoring and leadership development initiative. The program is designed to increase academic performance, retention, graduation/transfer rates and to decrease student drop-out rates. For more details, visit http://halifaxcc.edu/flinew/.
Halifax Community College PRIDE officers attend conference in Arizona
Reginald R. Hux Sr., left, and Kyrian Scott of Halifax Community College’s Preparing Men for Intellectual, Academic & Educational Success (PRIDE) of Halifax Male Mentoring Program
 
 
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Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Interim Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Interim Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., rhoadesd@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239