NRCC to host Black History Month program
|In celebration of Black History month, New River Community College (NRCC) and the collegeís Black History Committee will sponsor a guest speaker and gospel music program on Sunday, March 4 at 3 p.m. The event was rescheduled from its original date last month due to inclement weather.
The event will be held in Edwards Hall, room 117 at NRCC in Dublin and admission is free.
Dennis Jones, associate professor emeritus and member of the faculty of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech, will be the keynote speaker. He will offer his thoughts and reflections on the programís theme ďA Story of Humble Beginnings.Ē
Jones is an architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Organization of Minority Architects. He is also charter member of the Association for Computing Machinery. He received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan, followed by a Master of Science in Architecture degree and postgraduate study at Columbia University. In 1995, the University of Arkansas honored Jones as Distinguished Professor and Minority Fellow.
Jonesí business accomplishments including co-founding 9th Insight, Inc., a multimedia and internet service company, and Quantum Matrix Holdings, LLC, a software development company. 9th Insight has offices around the world and was an exhibitor at the Smithsonian Institute on web technology in the 21st century. Quantum Matrix Holdings focuses on developing multimedia database and graphics applications and is located in Denver, Colorado.
Jones resides in Blacksburg and is married to Sonyan Moss and has two sons and three grandsons.
Music at the event will be provided by the First Baptist Church Mass Choir, Radford, and Alia and Jianna Saunders. A dance presentation will be given by Carrie Smith.