| 03/1/2010 07:42 AM
Each year the United Negro College Fund hosts its annual National Alumni Council (NAC) and National Pre-Alumni Council (NPAC) Leadership Conference, a four day symposium filled with excellent opportunities for networking, motivational, and educational workshops and events for alumni, pre-alumni (students), college presidents, and UNCF staff.
The Conference prepares attendees for leadership and action. It enables the NAC/NPAC to implement its mission of assuring educational access and opportunity for deserving minority scholars. This conference is an opportunity for UNCF to highlight the accomplishment of its alumni and students and welcomes participation and partnerships with corporate, community, and individual donors.
This year, Paine College Pre-Alumni Council shined by taking home two major awards.
The Paine College Pre-Alumni Council received the award for Most Improved Pre-Alumni Council and Mrs. Brenda White-Latson received Pre-Alumni Council Advisor of the Year.
"It was great to know that I had touched the students lives to point that they would submit an essay nominating me for this award," Latson said. "This award means a lot to me and the students because I was the advisor selected over 39 other Pre-Alumni Council advisors."
In addition to receiving awards the council gained a wealth of knowledge from the educational seminars and workshops, which were designed to establish a climate of collegiality and information exchange.
" The various workshops provided a platform for healthy and progressive dialogue, empowering all in attendance to go back to their respective institutions and make a change through active participation in their Pre-Alumni Councils," said Jenether Stampley, a junior English Major at Paine College.
Photo caption: From left to right- Constance Fields, Justin Dummett, Brenda White-Latson, Derick Colbert, Tiera Latson (Miss UNCF -Paine College), Jenether Stampley and Oscar Jessie.