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Fulfilling the Dream Conference inspires high school student

Fulfilling the Dream Conference inspires high school students

Published: October 29, 2012.


Michael Parker, Lewis University Board
Member, speaks at Fulfilling the
Dream Conference.

Lewis University Board of Trustee Member Michael Parker offered inspiring remarks during the 7th Annual Fulfilling the Dream Conference for high school students Oct. 23 at Lewis University in Romeoville. The owner and publisher of “Black Sales Journal” and former insurance industry leader discussed how to fulfill the dream of Martin Luther King Jr.

The annual event, Fulfilling the Dream Conference, draws its name from the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who had a dream about equality for all people. He is one of many leaders who fought for the rights of African American students.

Conference sessions focused on selecting the right college, understanding the application process, applying for financial aid and other topics. Kimberly Brayboy, assistant director of Multicultural Student Services, and Amebeobari Ollor, graduate assistant in the Office of Multicultural Student Services, discussed the advantages of being a leader in the community and classroom. Members of the Lewis University Black Student Union, National Pan Hellenic Council and Gospel Choir discussed how campus involvement enhances the college experience.

Students from the following schools were in attendance: Naperville Central High School, Naperville North High School and Thornridge High School in Dolton.

The Fulfilling the Dream Conference is sponsored by Lewis University’s Office of Multicultural Student Services, Office of Financial Aid and Office of Admission.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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