On January 16-19, 2003, several students in their junior year at ECSU attended the FOCUS 2003 program held at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.

FOCUS is designed to give prospective African American graduate students and faculty an opportunity to receive an overview of the academic programs at Georgia Tech and participate in the Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. celebrations. Focus 2003 also provided financial alternatives and assisted in the overall decision-making process for selecting a graduate school.

Some of the featured speakers were:

Calvin Mackie
Co-founder of Channel Zer0

Dixie Garr, vice president,
Customer Success Engineering, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Marian Wright Edelman
Founder/Pres. of Children's Defense Fund (CDF)