By Hevin Ramsey

To recognize and award African-American students who have excelled this past year, the C.O.N.E.C.T. program, Society of Porter Scholars, NPHC, and the students and staff of the Cultural Center curated the African-American Recognition Reception followed by a “Sneaker Ball Gala” last Tuesday in the SAC Ballroom.

It was NBA legend Kobe Bryant who coined the idea of a “Mamba Mentality”, describing the drive to endure and achieve an end goal; the reception provided a space for the students of the current academic year to apply this mentality to the final stages of their college journey and to encourage it throughout life.

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