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Experiencing the Magic of College


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Among those attending the summit were Eastern Florida students Josean Echevarria, Hartley Verdier and Christopher Delancey (seated left to right) and standing left to right, Dennis Johnson, Sean King and Sauveur Ralph.

February 18, 2014 - Eastern Florida State College students recently attended the 8th Annual Black Brown College Bound summit at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, which featured basketball legend Magic Johnson.

The summit is held to inspire, challenge and encourage minority men who are attending college to continue their education and complete their degrees.

The theme for this year's summit was "Setting the Record Straight: Demystifying the Perceptions about African American and Latino Males in Higher Education."

Nine of the 28-members of the Florida College System co-sponsored the summit, including Eastern Florida.

This year's featured speaker was Earvin "Magic" Johnson who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002. His success running multiple businesses through Magic Johnson Enterprises cements his place as one of the most powerful African-American businessmen in America.