TROY – An internationally renowned author and researcher will kick off Troy University’s University Activities Council’s Black History Month Jan. 30.
Dr. Dennis Kimbro will deliver the keynote address at the UAC’s kickoff program at 7:30 p.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theatre on the Troy Campus.
As a lecturer and researcher in the field of management, entrepreneurship and human potential, he encourages his readers to look within to extract the keys that underlie all accomplishment. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma, and a doctorate from Northwestern University where he studied wealth and poverty among underdeveloped countries. With his course work behind him, Dr. Kimbro combed the country interviewing scores of America’s most notable achievers. Eventually his inquisition led to the question: How can impoverished African Americans pull themselves out of poverty and reach their full potential?
To broaden and enhance the scope of the project, Dr. Kimbro studied the methodology of Napoleon Hill, author of the best seller “Think and Grow Rich.” After a personal meeting with W. Clement Stone, president of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, Dr. Kimbro was commissioned to update and complete Hill’s original manuscript. “Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice,” the result of Dr. Kimbro’s and Hill’s efforts, distills the secrets of success contained in the lives of peak performing men and women, and reveals how readers can utilize these keys to make their dreams come true.
His honors include various awards bestowed by the business community as well as the Dale Carnegie “Personal Achievement” award. He is the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Clark Atlanta University School of Business Administration.
Other events for Black History Month include the African American Leadership Conference Feb. 1-2 on the second floor of the Trojan Center. Student registration is $10 and $30 for non-students.
On Feb. 12, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will conduct its Carter G. Woodson Program at 7 p.m. at Baptist Campus Ministries.
On Feb. 19, the Black History Month Step Show will take place in the Claudia Crosby Theater at 7 p.m.
February 24-29 will signify the Zeta Phi Beta Finer Womanhood Week.
On Feb. 27, the Student Government Association will host its Black History Month Talent Show.
Most of these events are free to students and to the public. Contact the UAC or SGA for more information on any of these events.