Each week throughout the month of February, the West Palm Beach campus will have activities to honor “Black History Month”. The first theme was entitled “Terms Of Expression – Finding Your Voice”. Nursing Program Director Marjorie Roache provided an brief overview of the history of blacks in America and the goal to educate and enlighten the WPB campus of that history, while Program Directors Dr. Corey Campbell & Jacques LaGrange spoke on historical achievements of African-Americans that related to careers and finding their voice.
Graphic Art & Design Program Director Darius McDougle wrote and performed a spoken word piece and music was performed by DJ Thought, of Smooth Bounce Entertainment, in collaboration with the Urban League Young Professionals of Palm Beach County. DJ Thought also addressed the students about motivational speaking and gave an impromptu crowd driven poetry piece.
The day concluded with a Taste Of African-American cuisine for the students as well as staff and faculty. Attendees received a Black History Month program that detailed upcoming events, history facts and community related events. The campus has visual displays of historical facts around campus on flyers and posters.