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WDBJ7 Feature: Virginia Military Institute hosts program to encourage minority men to attend college

By: WDBJ7, Roanoke, VA Published: Jul. 22, 2022

LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ) - 25 men will graduate Saturday from the cost-free College Orientation Workshop, known as COW, hosted at Virginia Military Institute. Eugene Williams founded the COW program in 1987 to encourage high school minority men to attend college

“When I was here, I found that the training, the discipline, the rigor was something that a lot of my buddies would’ve really benefited from,” said Williams. “But I knew that they wouldn’t be able to make it at VMI.”

This is the first in-person program since the pandemic, and participants come from seven states and DC. Jaden Alexander, a student from Virginia, says the program has helped his networking schools.

“Talking to people and really networking. I’ve met a lot of new people and understanding their different opinions and how they feel about certain subjects because we all come from different places,” said Alexander. “It’s always important to listen to people and what they have to say.” ... Click to Read Full Article:

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