Yesterday was the culmination of a lot of hard work that has been going on in the office the past couple months. We held our first annual College 101 preparatory conference for Birmingham City High School students and it was a grand success! Ed and Coca-Cola sponsored and manned the conference, with help from partners UAB and Miles College. Students from all seven area high schools were joined by parents and mentors alike to get the knowledge for college, delivered by a set of very experienced and friendly speakers. Jackson-Olin graduate and resident comedian Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson, was a part of the festivities, opening and closing the conference, and speaking with participants and asking questions. The dual parent-student closing reception featured interim-UAB President Richard Marchase and Miles College President Dr. George French, who delivered a powerful and inspiring set of speeches.
If you missed College 101 this fall, keeps your eyes peeled for its return either in the Spring or next Fall.