MXIBS Kicks Off 40th Year

by Kim Johnson

September 13, 2010

The Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies held its first event of the year in celebration of its 40th anniversary. The open house offered an opportunity for the public to learn about the organization and served to recruit new members. The event included food, fellowship, tours of the facilities, music, football, and more. Nearly 75 students, faculty, staff, and families came out in support of the MXIBS and its activities. Click here to see photos from the event.
“We are excited about the new year,” said MXIBS Co-coordinator Rob Johnson. “Despite last minute unexpected events, we have a lot of bright, energetic young men. That bodes well for the success of the College and the community.
Chairman Reginal Steele ’12 welcomed the crowd and introduced a few special guests including Keith Nelson ’71 who served as one of the the founding members and first chairman of the MXIBS. “Today is the kick-off event for our 40th anniversary year. We are excited and look forward to celebrating the entire year. We invite everyone to come celebrate with us.”
Other MXIBS leadership recognized at the event include: Vice Chairman Donavan White, Secretary Tyler Griffin, Financial Chair Joshua Pederson, Administration Chair DeWayne Williams-Ray, Media Chair Wes Chamblee, Public Relations Chairs Darryl Dedelow and Rashaan Stephens, Associate Member Chair Dominique Thomas, Academic Chair Joshua Johnson, Alumni and Honorary Member Chairs Ryan Lutz and Edward Evans, KQ&K Mentoring and Tutoring Chairs Ian Kelly and Reginald Steele.
Faculty and staff recognized for their service to the MXIBS include Coordinators Horrace Turner and Robert Johnson, and Advisory Committee members Jerry Bowie, Dr. Jill Lamberton, Dean Cheryl Hughes, Coach Clyde Morgan, Dr. Tracey Salisbury, and Ms. Julia Rosenberg.


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