- Nominees must have a minimum of five years of service with the African American Education Conference.
- Nominees may be MJC employees, alumni, community members, or organization.
- Nominees have made an above-and-beyond commitment to the African American Education Conference.
- Any member of the committee may nominate someone.
- Nominees with the most votes by the committee will be selected. In the case of a tie, a runoff vote between the top two candidates will take place
Stepping into Who You Are!
At Modesto Junior College we honor and celebrate African American history and culture with our Annual African American Education Conference. This year's conference is planned for Friday, February 23, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Our focus invites us to explore what it means to emerge into greatness and encourages each of us to step into who we are! Students (junior high, high school, and college) will be inspired to plan for college, cultivate success skills, and learn what is involved in creating educational goals. Identifying and accomplishing these goals can be transformational and life changing. All community members are encouraged to participate in this empowering and enriching program that is sure to inspire all of us!
2022 African American Education Conference Recording: CLICK HERE
Questions: Contact the Rise Up Center at (209) 575-6847.
What is the purpose of the Conference?
The purpose of the African American Education Conference is to engage and empower current and future students in pursuit of higher education. We provide tools and resources to help identify educational goals in a compassionate and supportive environment.
How is the conference funded?
The conference is funded by the MJC Office of Student Equity and the Associated Students of MJC.
African American Conference (AAEC) Legacy Award Criteria
2020 AAEC Newsletters