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Black Student Union provides support

By Robert Ragsdale, Staff Writer

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Many different clubs gathered on the MCC campus in September to hold a fair and give new students an opportunity to get involved in the different groups. While there I spoke with Dr. Felicia Thomas, the college’s Dean of Student Success, who was representing the Black Student Union.

When I asked Thomas to give me a brief description of the Black Student Union she said that the union is a group on campus that reaches out to black students and helps them make connections inside and outside of the school. Thomas assured me of the importance of the group because black students are a minority in our community and it is important for them to have guidance and support to further their education.

When I asked Thomas what the goals of the group were she had a simple answer: “Graduation” she said.

On top of aiding black students in obtaining their degrees, Thomas also mentioned the Black Student Union’s focus on getting black students more involved in the college community by encouraging its members to join other clubs and becoming leaders in their classrooms. Lastly, Thomas told me about how the club will often aid black students in acquiring internships.

Students interested in joining the Black Student Union can email Dr. Thomas at [email protected].

 

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