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APSU's Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center presents "Four Black Doctors" keynote

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – As a part of Black History Month, the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center is excited to welcome “The Four Black Doctors” to the Morgan University Center Ballroom on February 10 from 5-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – As a part of Black History Month, the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center is excited to welcome “The Four Black Doctors” to the Morgan University Center Ballroom on February 10 from 5-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Jeremy Campbell, PharmD, Corey Guyton, PhD, Steven D. Kniffley Jr., PsyD and Keyon Thompson, DPT, are four Black men who made a promise that changed their lives forever. While undergraduate students, they promised that they would all finish doctoral degrees before the age of 30 – a promise they fulfilled in the spring of 2013. Their stated mission is “to dispel all of the negative stereotypes that are placed upon men of color in terms of education and life, and to breath life into individuals who do not feel they are capable of being successful.”

Together, The Four Black Doctors will serve as the keynote speakers for the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center’s celebration of Black History Month.

“It’s interesting to have four people serve as a keynote speaker, but these are four young men who have done amazing things by achieving doctoral degrees before the age of 30,” Henderson Hill III, director of the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center, said. “These four men are all not just fascinating people, but they are all friends and (Phi Beta Sigma fraternity) brothers.”

As a part of their appearance on campus, the four doctors will take part in a dinner on February 9 with Austin Peay State University’s Achievers & Scholars Initiative, a mentoring program for male African American students. The doctors will discuss their personal, academic and professional journeys with the students in a private, encouraging setting.

On the afternoon of February 10, the four doctors will take part in a luncheon for APSU students from noon-1:30 p.m at the Center.

This keynote address is presented in collaboration with APSU Athletics and the APSU Office of Undergraduate Research at the TBR Access and Diversity Grant. For more information, or to find out about additional Black History Month events, visit the Center’s website at http://www.apsu.edu/aacc. For more information on Four Black Doctors, visit their website at http://www.fourblackdoctors.com.