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Ole Miss and AT&T partnering to expand MOST conference

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MOST Conference participants engage in team-building activities and learn about academic offerings and resources available to students at the university. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

AT&T and the University of Mississippi are joining forces to prepare African American high school students for college and careers through Mississippi Outreach to Scholastic Talent (MOST).

“AT&T is dedicated to advancing education and creating opportunity in the Black community,” Mississippi AT&T’s president Mayo Flint said. “The work being done at Ole Miss through the MOST Conference is critical to increase education, skills building, and career readiness opportunities in underserved communities.”

MOST is a three-day, two-night conference that invites Black high school seniors to learn about life and academics at Ole Miss.

Focal points of this year’s MOST conference will be workshops on resumes, job searches, online safety, and breaking down digital-access barriers.

After two years of having the yearly conference virtually, MOST is proud to announce that there will be two in-person conferences this year.

“Because the last two years have been virtual, we’re hopeful that there will be a lot of interest for this coming summer,” said Shawnboda Mead, vice chancellor of the diversity and community engagement at Ole Miss.

In the past, MOST has had to turn away nearly 100 applicants. The goal of having two conferences this year is to increase the number of student participants.

This year’s MOST conferences will be held on July 10-12 and July 17-19. To learn more, click here.

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