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HCC PRIDE hosts first mentor-protégé luncheon

Halifax Community College’s PRIDE male mentoring program hosted the first-ever Mentor & Protégé Gathering, Aug. 23 in The Centre. The luncheon brought together students, faculty, staff, administration and community members for a time of conversation and engagement.

 

“We are engaging more young men in the system here at Halifax Community College. We have made progress,” said HCC President, Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr. He mentioned that increased graduation rates are a focus. “We have to emphasize completing programs here… We have a good structure in place and we have to show results down the road.”

 

“Mentoring is an important component to success,” said PRIDE Director Daniel Lovett to potential mentors. “It’s important to keep moving forward and continue to motivate them [the students] and help them understand that they can accomplish their goals and they can succeed.”

 

Other speakers included PRIDE Learning Coaches Michael Earl, Marcus Lewis and Stevie Lawrence, as well as James Washington and Thomas Utley.

PRIDE Mentors

The PRIDE male mentoring program held its first-ever Mentor & Protégé Gathering, Aug. 23, which brought together students, faculty, staff, administration and community members for a time of conversation and engagement.