Gloucester NAACP holds college, career fair at Moody’s Event Center

Peter J. Teagle - Posted on Mar 13, 2019 - 01:49 PM

Photo: The Gloucester branch of the NAACP held its college and career fair last week at Moody’s Event, White Marsh. Members of the Education Committee who organized the event are, front row from left, chairman Brenda Davis, advisor Brenda Dixon, historian Bobby Ray; back row, Gloucester NAACP president the Rev. Ward Warren, assistant secretary Helen Pressey, vice chairman Emily Smith, advisor Dr. William Evans, publication editor Rene Morgan, and secretary Gwynette Foster. Photo by Peter J. Teagle

The Gloucester branch of the NAACP held its college and career fair last week at Moody’s Event, White Marsh. Members of the Education Committee who organized the event are, front row from left, chairman Brenda Davis, advisor Brenda Dixon, historian Bobby Ray; back row, Gloucester NAACP president the Rev. Ward Warren, assistant secretary Helen Pressey, vice chairman Emily Smith, advisor Dr. William Evans, publication editor Rene Morgan, and secretary Gwynette Foster. Photo by Peter J. Teagle

 

The Gloucester chapter of the NAACP welcomed students and their parents to Moody’s Event Center at White Marsh last Thursday for the organization’s first college and career fair. Representatives from Virginia colleges and universities, skilled trades, health care, and the military were in attendance.

Virginia Tech, Longwood, Hampton, Old Dominion University, Christopher Newport, Virginia State, Rappahannock Community College, RCC Workforce Development, Riverside College of Health Careers, James Madison, Virginia Commonwealth, ECPI, Strayer University, Shipyard Apprentice School, Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitative Center, the Marine Corps, Army and Air Force, were all represented at the event.

The Education Committee of the Gloucester NAACP described the mission of the event as “to let the kids know we are here for them, support them, and want to help them further their educations and careers … everybody was willing to come together and work.”