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Thursday, October 01

Brookdale Newsroom

MMI Conference Features K.D.
Picture of K.D.

The Sixth annual Minority Male Initiative (MMI) Conference will take place at Brookdale Community College on Friday, February 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Navesink Rooms in the Student Life Center on the Lincroft campus. This year’s theme is Connecting Tomorrow’s Leaders with Today’s Professionals.

This year’s keynote speaker is Kenneth D. Wilson (K.D.), one of the nation’s leading student success and educator empowerment speakers. K.D. is a former teacher, youth minister and police officer. He is best known for his 7 Pillars of Success presentation. Studies have shown a 93% increase in productivity, focus and task completion from those who implement the 7 Pillars of Success philosophy in their lives.  K.D. believes every person has an untapped potential for greatness.

In his presentation to students, K.D. outlines how to achieve fulfillment in school and life and why education is a critical component and building block for success. In his conversations with educators, K.D. helps teachers to overcome burnout, reignite their passions and build better student/teacher relationships.

The conference is a joint effort between Brookdale and the Monmouth and Ocean Pan Hellenic Council. It is sponsored by Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) program, New Jersey Natural Gas, FirstEnergy, Brookdale Educational Opportunity Fund and Two River Theater.

Attendees can participate in a variety of career cluster workshop sessions during the conference and hear from professionals in five career disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); Communications Media; Health Sciences; Business and Social Science and Theater.

“This event provides a window for many students into careers and is an opportunity for them to gain some guidance from leaders in their respective fields.”

-Dr. Fidel Wilson

“This event provides a window for many students into careers and is an opportunity for them to gain some guidance from leaders in their respective fields,” said Dr. Fidel Wilson, Brookdale Director of Educational Partnerships. “I know that the attendees will draw inspiration and encouragement from K.D.’s life story.”

For more information about the conference, please contact Lisa Savage at LSavage@brookdalecc.edu. The event is open to current Brookdale students and Monmouth County high school juniors and seniors who register through their school’s respective guidance department.

Attendees may park in campus lots 6 and 7. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.