January 24, 2012
On Thursday, February 2, Dr. Darryl Scriven, Co-Founder of the African American Family Enrichment Institute and Executive Producer of the documentary, State of the Black College Student, will speak at Hampden-Sydney College.
Scriven's documentary explores college graduation rates, loan debt, and skill acquisition through the lens of African-American students. It showcases African-American undergraduates from across the United States in disciplines ranging from engineering and business to humanities and social science, giving their perspective on the strengths and weaknesses of a modern university education. Central to documentary is the question of how African Americans as a group are faring under traditional university structures, climaxing with solutions for improving the process and outcome of educating African Americans.
Scriven is a graduate of both Florida A&M University and Purdue University with degrees in Mathematics, Philosophy, and Religion. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Morocco and Tunisia and, most recently, was Professor of Philosophy & Associate Director of Education at the Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care. He travels extensively presenting his work to both college and community audiences.
Sponsored by the Minority Student Union and the Office of Intercultural Affairs at Hampden-Sydney, this presentation is free and open to the community. It begins at 7 PM in Crawley Forum.