SGA holds inaugural Gentlemen of Distinction Men’s Conference


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (February 24, 2014) – Saturday, Tuskegee University hosted its first Gentlemen of Distinction Men’s Conference. Presented by the university’s Student Government Association, the theme for the conference was titled “Iron Sharpens Iron”. The conference featured a number of motivational speakers including Mr. Tuskegee University and his gentlemen. Conference chairman and Student Government Association treasurer 2013-2014, Christian Trigg, hosted this conference. He is a junior sales and marketing major from Hayward, Calif.

Dominique Foster, Mr. Tuskegee
University 2013-2014.

Acting Tuskegee University president,
Dr. Matthew Jenkins.
The keynote speaker for the conference was Larry Jemison Jr., a Tuskegee University alum, motivational speaker and author of the book, “How to make It in a World that Wasn’t Made for You”. He is also the president of The Jemison Group and has been interviewed on over 200 radio stations such as the Warren Ballentine Show and CBS Radio Networks. 

Other notable speakers included Pastor Cornelius Lindsey, the founder and CEO of the evangelistic ministry, The Gathering Oasis, and president of Cornelius Lindsey Enterprises; Bishop Kenneth Fuller, founder of Kenneth Fuller Ministries and director of the Creflo Dollar Ministerial Association (CDMA); Dominique Marquis Foster, a senior accounting major from Birmingham, Ala. and Mr. Tuskegee for the 2013-2014 academic term; Jeff Jackson, a senior finance major from Elkhart, Ind. and First Gentleman to Mr. Tuskegee for the 2013-2014 academic year; Lowell Jones, a senior aerospace engineering major from Rex, Ga. and Second Gentleman to Mr. Tuskegee for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The conference was held in Andrew F. Brimmer and Logan halls on campus. The all-day conference featured workshops such as “Leadership Conference”, “Manhood & Relationship”, and “Walking with Purpose: A King’s Mindset”. The event also included a panel discussion and a luncheon.

“What I hope men will gain from attending this particular conference is a change in their lives. I want people to come to this conference and change the way they carry themselves,” Trigg said. “I want them to be the next mentors for those that are coming behind us. To be motivated to run for leadership roles on this campus and seek change for the community. To embrace that they are men of distinction and gentlemen of Tuskegee University.”

Audience at men's conference.

Certificate presentation.

Fuller at conference.

Trigg at conference.

Presentation on how to dress.

By: David Nixon, Tuskegee University Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing. Photos by Shonteria Thomas.

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