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Join us on September 27-29, 2012 as the University System of Georgia hosts our “AAMI 10th Anniversary Conference!”

Don’t miss this historic gathering and information exchange. As an added extra, AAMI is collaborating with the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame which is having their conference in conjunction with ours. To obtain additional information on the Hall of Fame’s schedule of activities, please go their website at http://www.nbcahof.org/nbca_hall_of_fame_iii_009.htm

We will convene in downtown Atlanta, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303 for three days of plenary sessions, customized workshops, networking and best-practice recognitions. In celebration of our 10th anniversary, AAMI is co-convening with the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation. Every USG campus with an active AAMI program will be entitled to bring a small delegation. For more details regarding attendance, please call (770) 423-6350 or send an email to aami@kennesaw.edu.

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  • Network with more than 250 statewide AAMI administrators and student participants
  • Learn from USG colleagues dedicated to enhancing educational opportunity for Black males
  • Attend specialized youth and adult workshops
  • Hear from nationally-recognized experts such as:

    • Dr. Randal D. Pinkett
      Entrepreneur, Author, Winner of NBC-TV's "The Apprentice, with Donald Trump

    • Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III
      President, University of Maryland Baltimore County and one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World

    • Mr. William C. Rhoden
      Award-winning New York Times columnist and bestselling author of Forty Million Dollar Slaves and Third and A Mile: The Trials and Triumphs of The Black Quarterback

    • Mr. Will Packer
      American film producer of Stomp the Yard and Think Like a Man. Co-founder and Chairman of Rainforest Films

    • Ms. Tina Gridiron Smith
      Senior Program Officer, Lumina Foundation for Education

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