FOCUS 2001
Georgia Institute of Technology
January 11-14, 2001

"Education without social action is a one-sided value because it has not true power potential. Social action without education is a weak expression of pure energy." - M.L. King -
ECSU student Melvin Mattocks is shown right during the Friday Luncheon where Dr. Calvin Mackey was the luncheon Speaker. Other Focus 2001 sessions included panel discussions with alumni, current students, financial aid seminars, tour of the APEX museum, tour of The King Center, grand party with a DJ, and an Ecumenical Service on Sunday. Mr. Kweisi Mfume, National President and CEO of the NAACP was the Ecumenical Service speaker. Other speakers included Dr. Mark Dean, Vice President of IBM Enterpise Systems, and Dr. Freeman Hrabowski III, President of the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
FOCUS is sponsored by The Office of the President and is under the direction of Robert Haley and Yvonne Kissi in GaTech's College of Engineering. This year marks the 10th anniversity of FOCUS. Three hundred students representing 100 universities attended Focus 2001 which was instituted to increase the number of African Americans and other minorities receiving advanced degrees.
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