The Trailblazers are here!

Come join us as we engage and celebrate our minority trailblazers and professionals! Don't miss an opportunity to network with world- renowned professionals and partake in guided workshops in the fields of art, medicine, dentistry, business, STEM and law. Receive industry advice from professionals so you too can be a pioneer in your field of study!

When: October 21

Where: IMU

Time: 8 am-8 pm

Format: Workshops hosted by guest speakers 


Guest Speakers include:

Erica Douglas “Sister Scientist”-Cosmetic Chemist, Beauty Industry Expert, Educator, Entrepreneur

Dr. LD Britt- Chairman of Department of Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School

Dr. Hazel Glasper, DDS- Comprehensive Dentist and Owner of Revive Dental


Eugene Whatley- Software Engineer

Business- TBA


Keynote: Journalist Byron Pitts

7 pm, Main Lounge, IMU

Book signing to follow lecture (Books will be available for purchase).

Byron Pitts is a multiple Emmy award winning journalist and is a co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline. In 2013, Pitts became an anchor and the Chief National Correspondent at ABC. Prior to working for ABC, Pitts was the Chief National Correspondent for CBS Evening News With Katie Couric. He was also CBS’ lead correspondent at Ground Zero immediately following the September 11th attacks and won an Emmy for his coverage.

Byron Pitts will share his incredible story of perseverance and strength and inspires audiences to reach for their dreams. Sharing anecdotes and details of his own personal challenges while growing up—including his struggles with illiteracy and a profound speech impediment—Pitts encourages audiences to strive past struggles to achieve success, and challenges us all to be brave enough to “step out on nothing” to help others reach their own goals.