MSU’s Men of Excellence hosts State of Black Men Symposium


STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – In celebration of Black History Month, MSU’s Men of Excellence hosted a State of Black Men Symposium.

Over 300 men gathered to talk about topics male minorities face in today’s world.

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Guest speakers from the Golden Triangle led different sessions on how to dress, overcoming stereotypes and networking.

The purpose of the symposium was to promote round-table discussions on a number of issues from the view of college students leading them into adulthood.

“We are working towards figuring out those challenges that impact black males’ success. Studies have shown that African American degree attainment numbers are low, so we are working to encourage those young gentlemen towards degree attainment as well as achievement. As a college student, I had those mentors that were there for me and were able to grow and develop me,” said Timothy Hopkins, Men of Excellence advisor.

You still have some time to make it out to the symposium, remaining sessions will wrap up tonight at 6:30 P.M.