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Right before the start of the new semester, a group of Laredo College students were chosen to attend the Project MALES Texas Male Student Leadership Summit in Austin. They were selected as they showed strong leadership capabilities and have shown the urge to help others throughout their time at the college.
The group of students included James Rojas, Diego Robles, Miguel Cabrera, Orlando Benavides and Robert Alcorta. Both Alcorta and Cabrera said that the summit was a great experience that allowed them to dive deep into their own challenges and vulnerabilities without judgment.
“For our students, the summit represented professional development opportunities to explore areas such as networking, best practices for conferencing, overcoming barriers in education and diverse perspectives from across Texas,” LC Director of Admissions Jorge Dimas said.
According to the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color, over 300 men of color were invited to discuss the challenges they face while also highlighting the many efforts their institutions of higher education make toward their students’ success.
“Attending the summit was an eye-opener for all LC attendees. The brotherhood, respect and commitment among all the students, staff and faculty was unmatched,” Dimas added.