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Black Student Leaders Preparing For SBSLC 2019

The Texas A&M student-led 2019 Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference is set for Jan. 17-19.
By Sam Peshek, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications January 14, 2019

2018 Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference attendees.
2018 Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference attendees.

Mark Guerrero/Texas A&M Marketing & Communications

Black student leaders from around the country will gather on Texas A&M University’s campus Jan. 17-19 for the 31st Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference (SBSLC) at the Memorial Student Center and the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center.

The SBSLC, one of the country’s largest student-run collegiate leadership conferences, will include three days of workshops, career fairs, an alumni social and networking opportunities under the theme of “The Purpose Pursuit.”

SBSLC co-chairs Jason Gerard Bopda Kontchou, an electrical engineering major, and Shicoyia Morgan a psychology major, stated their vision for this year’s conference in a letter to attendees:

“As Black collegians, we come into college with different understandings of our purpose in life. In pursuit of our purpose there is a lot of trial and error which leaves us still searching for our ‘why.’ Our goal this conference is for participants to use the tools and resources available to them to better understand themselves, their purpose, and the path they are going to take to reach their desired goal.”

Online registration will be open through Jan. 14 and on-site registration will be open Jan. 17-18.

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