Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), Project Still I Rise, Inc., Senator Royce West's Office and University of Texas at Dallas , along with other community partners, are planning for the 2014 African American Male Academic Bowl. This event targets participation from students within all Texas independent school districts. The event will engage boys throughout North Texas, grades 4 through 8 in a dynamic and enlightening academic competition similar to popular television quiz shows.
The dealine to enter a team or volunteer for the African American Male Academic Bowl is January 13th.
The 2014 Aiming for the Stars African American Male Academic Bowl will take place on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at University of Texas at Dallas. Get directions to the University of Texas at Dallas campus.
University of Texas at Dallas
800 W Campbell Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080
Royce West was first elected to the Texas Senate in November 1992. Since taking office he has represented the 23rd Senatorial District on behalf of the citizens of Dallas County in the Texas Legislature. During his tenure, Senator West has been named by Texas Monthly as one of the 25 most powerful people in Texas politics, been selected for the magazine's biennial "Ten Best Legislators in Texas" list, and has twice been named as an "Honorable Mention." Senator West has also received mention on the Associated Press' "Movers and Shakers" list, and Texas Insider named Senator West to its 2009 "Best Legislators" list
Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr. became chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District in May 2006. He previously served as president of El Centro College for 20 years and as either CEO or administrator for several colleges across the United States. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Alcorn State University (Miss.); a master’s degree in business administration from Indiana University; and his doctorate in education from Auburn University (Ala.), plus an honorary doctor of humanities degree from Dallas Baptist University. He serves on the board of trustees for Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas and is a member of the National Advisory Board for the College of Education at Auburn University. His current and past activities include: chairman of the board of trustees for the African American Museum; immediate past board chair and senior director of the Urban League of Greater Dallas and north Texas; and board member for several other organizations, including the YMCA Foundation, the DBU Foundation and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Foundation.
David E. Daniel is the fourth president of The University of Texas at Dallas. He received his bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and served on the faculty at UT Austin from 1980 to 1996. In 1996, he moved to the University of Illinois, finishing his service there as Dean of Engineering before being appointed UT Dallas' president in 2005. Dr. Daniel’s professional work has been recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers, which awarded him its highest honor for papers published in its journals (the Norman Medal) and on two separate occasions awarded him its second highest honor, the Croes Medal. In 2000, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the nation’s most prestigious organization recognizing engineering achievement.