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Citadel News Service
11 Oct 2011

Mentor luncheon to stress importance of college education

The importance of a college education will be the message for 60 high school Junior ROTC students at this year’s African American Studies Program Military Mentor Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011


Marcus Cox

The luncheon for students from Stall, Burke and the Military Magnet high schools will be at 11 a.m. in the Greater Issues Room in Mark Clark Hall.

“We’ve had a long running relationship with the Military Magnet Academy,” said Marcus Cox, assistant dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and director of The Citadel African American Studies Program.

“Our mentor program primarily serves underserved children so we wanted to invite the students to talk with the cadets about college so they could hopefully see themselves in the same position,” Cox said. “We also invited Burke and Stall high schools to help develop their relationship with The Citadel.”

The students will be joined by current cadets, faculty, staff and Thomas Elzey, executive vice president for finance, administration and operations at The Citadel. The featured guest speaker will be Edwina McGill, Class of 2005. A Citadel admissions counselor, McGill will discuss keys to college success and offer personal experiences to the students.

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