The 2018-19 academic year concluded with the Men and Women of Color, Honor and Ambition Conference on Friday, May 3, at the Hampton Inn in Columbia, Mo. High school and college students from across the state attended the second-annual event.
MOCHA and WOCHA exist to provide personal, academic, cultural, social, professional and leadership development to high school and undergraduate men and women in an effort to positively impact academic success, increase retention and develop successful leaders of tomorrow, today.
Keynote speakers for the event included Melisza Campos’ Accelerate Your Greatness, Dr. Sharon Fries-Britt’s Building Success from the Inside Out, and Dr. Steve Perry’s Don’t Talk About It, Be About It. They were joined by presenters: multimedia mogul Bren Herrera, Mizzou basketball coach Cuonzo Martin, Urban League President and CEO Michael McMillan, College of Education Professor Dr. Ashley Woodson, and Kevin McDonald, UM System Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer and MU Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity & Equity.