The 100 Black Men of Greater Montgomery’s collegiate pinning and awards banquet was Saturday, April 18 at Alabama State University (ASU). 30 students were inducted in to the ASU Collegiate 100 Chapter during the Pinning Ceremony segment of the event.
“The Collegiate 100 represents the university and the community” quoted Collegiate 100 President Kadeem Murray, “We support and implement programs that reach every aspect of university life and beyond”. Some of the ASU Collegiate 100 Chapter endeavors include career fairs, economic empowerment seminars, HIV testing, community walks for cancer, high-blood pressure screenings, and neighborhood cleanups.
The speaker for the occasion was renowned business speaker Dr. Dennis Kimbro. Dr. Kimbro is an educator, lecturer, best- selling author, and business school professor.
Dr. Kimbro geared his speech towards the students. He encouraged students with 3 key points: Dream Big Breams, Count Yourself to Excellence, and Believe in Yourself. “You have to have dreams and goals” spoke Dr. Kimbro. “The most pitiful people have sight and no vision”. Dr. Kimbro also talked to students about how they should not settle for mediocrity and how they should not allow fear to stop them. His speech catered to the theme “Making the Great Great: Growing the Next Generation of Leaders”.
“We are proud of the students of the ASU Collegiate 100 Chapter. Their active involvement both on and off campus has been an inspiration to us all” said Jameal Brown, Chapter President of 100 Black Men Montgomery.
For more information about 100 Black Men Montgomery visit www.montgomery100.org or call 334-322-6831.