Press release from Brookdale Community College

On Friday, April 10, the Brookdale Community College Black Student Union will partner with the Monmouth Ocean County Pan Hellenic Council to host the first Minority Male Initiative program on the college’s Lincroft campus.

Scheduled to begin at 8:30 am, the free conference will include workshops and an expert panel discussion centered on the benefits of earning a college degree, and the unique challenges faced by black and Latino males in higher education.

According to a 2012 report by the National Center for Education Statistics, only 34 percent of black males earned a bachelor’s degree within six years of enrollment in college, as opposed to 59 percent of white males.

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