Dr. Steve Perry to Speak at St. Thomas University on April 9th

Apr 03, 2014, 12:57 ET from St. Thomas University

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Thomas University (www.stu.edu) is proud to host Dr. Steve Perry, motivational speaker, innovative educator, and the founder and principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut, which has been cited by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top schools in the country. Dr. Perry is the keynote speaker for a Leadership Symposium presented by St. Thomas University's Student Leaders.

As the host of TVOne's #1 docudrama, "Save My Son," and an accomplished author of several books, including his latest release "Push Has Come To Shove: Getting Our Kids The Education They Deserve – Even If It Means Picking A Fight," Dr. Perry is a charismatic and respected leader and advocate for young people.  He has been featured on CNN's Black in America series, and he is the founder and principal of Capital Preparatory High School, which boasts that 100% of its predominantly low-income, minority, first generation high school graduates has gone to four year colleges every year since its first class graduated in 2006.  Dr. Perry will speak at the university's Fernandez Family Center on Wednesday, April 9th from 12:15 p.m.1:30 p.m. on the topics of leadership and success.

"We are excited to partner with MVP, Inc. (Mentoring Valuable Protégé's) to bring Dr. Perry to St. Thomas University," said Toni Mountain, Associate Dean for Student Services at the university.  "The Leadership Symposium is the first of several planned symposiums focused on the university's mission to 'Develop Leaders for Life.'"

St. Thomas University invites middle school through college students, educators, and others interested in hearing Dr. Perry's presentation to join with the university community on Wednesday, April 9th. Those interested in attending should RSVP with Mrs. Angela Toth, Director of Student Life at 305-474-6869 or athoth@stu.edu. Students and others who may be attending should bring a brown bag lunch to consume before or after the event, as food will not be provided at the event.

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