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Dean Kenneth Elmore To Speak At Motown Memories Fundraiser On April 28


April 23, 2018

Rise & Shine is honored to announce Dean Kenneth Elmore of Boston University as the guest speaker for the second annual Motown Memories fundraiser. Elmore has served Boston University as its Dean of Students since 2003. In 2016, he was elevated to the position of Associate Provost and Dean of Students.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Elmore has more than 30 years of experience in higher education administration. Prior to becoming Dean of Students, Elmore worked with orientation programs, student activities and residence life. He also practiced law in the Boston area.

Elmore has earned an A.B. in physiological psychology from Brown University, an Ed.M. in higher education administration from Boston Univer-sity’s School of Education and a J.D. from New England School of Law.

He is especially interested in issues surrounding community development and social justice, and seeks to motivate students to explore such topics. He likes to challenge others’ thinking while embracing the new. He refers to himself as an artist who went to school to study psychology, education and law.

Elmore will speak at Motown Memories on the topic of first generation college students and the importance of programs like Rise & Shine in preparing these scholars for the transition to higher education.

Now in its 22 year, Rise & Shine is a local nonprofit after school program that offers one-on-one tutoring, along with literacy skills development, for economically disadvantaged and racial minority children from kindergarten through high school. Rise & Shine Scholars also participate in creative science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM) activities. Focusing on three key messages – “You Matter; We Believe in You and Dream Big” – Rise & Shine helps students excel academically, learn about their community and culture, and become empowered to work hard and reach high.

Motown Memories is the organization’s major fundraising event, with proceeds helping to sustain this vital program, both throughout the academic year and during the summer.

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