Tuskegee to host HBCU Summit for first time


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (April 12, 2013) — The Student Government Association will host the 4th Annual Historically Black College and University Student Leadership Summit April 18-21. This is the first time the university will host the event that unites black institutions and student groups together through discussions, seminars and public service.

Patricia Russell-McCloud
April 19, the summit will feature sessions examining HBCUs and predominately white institutions and an entrepreneurship seminar hosted by Auburn University’s Black Student Union. Later, there will be a networking dinner and a comedy show featuring Ms. Coco Brown, Lav Luv, and Benji Brown. April 20, there will be workshops, a community service project followed with concert that evening featuring Rocko and Dom Kennedy.

On the last day of the summit, renowned motivational speaker, Patricia Russell-McCloud, will address the participants. Russell-McCloud is described as a “visual speaking experience.” Her speaking style is engaging, highly substantive, well researched, pertinent to her audiences, and entertaining, whether for the public or private sector. Russell-McCloud encourages her listeners to surmount every obstacle that stands between them and the possible.

As a member of the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, she studied at Harvard University. She earned her law degree at Howard University School of Law. Prior to her speaking career, Russell-McCloud was an attorney with the Federal Communications Commission, Chief, Complaints Branch in the Broadcast Bureau in Washington, D.C. for 10 years.

She has been named as one of the top five business motivators in the country by Black Enterprise Magazine; identified as one of the top 10 speakers in America for “Success Runs in Our Race;” featured in ESSENCE Magazine; and in EBONY magazine as one of the most influential people in the United States.

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