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Jul 18

Mayor Price is Keynote Speaker at United Negro College Fund Mayor’s Luncheon

Posted on July 18, 2016 at 8:19 AM by Communications Department

Next Tuesday Newport News is hosting the third annual United Negro College Fund Mayor’s Luncheon at the Marriott at City Center.  This event brings together Virginia’s business, civic and education leaders who support the Fund’s efforts in providing quality education for minority students. Newport News Mayor McKinley L. Price is delivering the keynote address and Dr. Michael L. Lomax, United Negro College Fund president and CEO, will be in attendance.
“As higher education becomes the standard rather than an option, it is our responsibility to keep college tuition affordable for talented young men and women,” says Price. “Please join me in supporting UNCF’s mission of increasing the number of minority college graduates.”

For over 15 years, more than $17.5 million has been awarded in scholarships to students in Virginia, the home of five historically black colleges and universities: Hampton University, Norfolk State University, Virginia State University, Virginia University of Lynchburg and Virginia Union University. Events such as the Mayor’s Luncheon are vitally important in providing the necessary resources for Virginia students to get to and through college.

 “College affordability is one of the defining issues of our time, and UNCF remains steadfast in our determination to make higher education obtainable,” Lomax says. As a graduate of Howard University, Mayor Price is now paying it forward by investing in today’s HBCU students.”

Sponsors of the luncheon include Dominion Resources and Geico. For more information or to purchase tickets visit Mayor's Luncheon or call (804) 359-1581.