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Arrupe Faculty and Staff Attend Tenth Annual Black Male Summit

Arrupe Faculty and Staff Attend Tenth Annual Black Male Summit

Shannon Gore, Ph.D. 

On Friday, September 29th through Saturday, September 30th, Arrupe College faculty members Dr. Otis Eliot Pope and Dr. Shannon Gore, along with Career Coordinator Farrah Ellison-Moore, attended the tenth annual Black Male Summit hosted by the University of Akron. The conference focused on fostering the recruitment and retention of African American men in higher education. Another goal of the summit was promoting and celebrating black male leadership. Presenters included actor Hill Harper and scholar Terrell Strayhorn, Ph.D.

Arrupe faculty and staff hope to apply information obtained at the conference when working with the college’s Black Men for Success (BMS), an inter-generational mentoring group started in the summer of 2017. BMS cultivates academic and personal excellence amongst African American males at Arrupe College. BMS chair, Dr. Otis Eliot Pope, said the following about helping to lead this group, “I am honored and privileged to build the future leaders of tomorrow at Arrupe.”