Purpose of this Summit:

Summit Program Schedule

The Men of Color Summit serves as important spaces for dialogue, empowerment, and action, aimed at addressing the unique needs and promoting the well-being and success of men of color in various spheres of life. The hope is to promote empowerment, foster community building, and provide resources and support for personal and professional development.


The hotel in use for this summit is the Courtyard by Marriott at NMSU. It is located at 456 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces, NM. You can find out more details, as well as rates by visiting the link.

Group Rates:

Queen - Queen bedroom with bathtub - $129.00

King Room with Sofa Bed - $129.00

  1. Call the hotel at (575) 526-1722, press 1 for reservations or press 3 to be connected to the front desk. Ask to make a reservation under “NMSU Men of Color Summit”.

  2. Use Marriott mobile app on your phone and add the Group Code: MCSMCSAor MCSMCSB

  3. Click this direct reservation link: https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1712956376100&key=GRP

The last day to book your reservations is April 19, 2024

Visitor Parking Information and Campus Map


Free Registration

(registration required)


You can register for the 2024 NMSU Men of Color Summit by clicking the button below or by using the QR code.

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What you can expect:

NM Men of Color Summit

“Empowerment through Unity: Celebrating Diversity”

April 25- 26

Thursday, APRIL 25

3 PM to 6pm- Registration (NMSU AGGIE LOUNGE)

7 PM to 10pm- Meet and Greet Mixer


Friday, APRIL 26

8 AM Registration (Corbett Center Auditorium lobby)

8:30 AM- 9:00 AM – INTRODUCTIONS (Corbett Center Auditorium)

  • Dr. Patrick Turner
  • Joel Gonzalez Parra - President of Men of Color
  • Las Cruces Mayor Eric Enriquez

9:00 AM to 9:50 AM    OPENING (Lewis, Derrick (NAACP)

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Morning Breakout Sessions

10:00- 10:50 AM (50 min sessions)

  • Building Generational Wealth: Empowering through Entrepreneurship | Dona Ana Room 312
  • Healthy Body, Healthy Mind | Senate Gallery 304

11:00 – 11:50AM (50 min sessions)

  • Black Futurism | Dona Ana Room 312
  • Cultivating Excellence: Leadership Skills for Men of Color | Senate Gallery 304

LUNCH 12:00- 1:00 PM (LUNCH PROVIDED-Corbett Center Ballrooms) 

1:30 PM to 3:30PM PM Afternoon Breakout Sessions

1:30- 2:20 PM (50 min sessions)

  • Cultivating Excellence: Unlocking Potential in STEM Education and and Careers | Senate Gallery 304
  • Art and Creative Expression: Voices of Diversity | Dona Ana Room 312

2:30 – 3:20 PM (50 min sessions)

  • Act like a Student, Think like a Brand | Senate Gallery 304
  • Mental Health Matters: Cultivating Well-Being | Dona Ana Room 312

3:45:PM to 4:30PM  Abraham Sculley (CLOSING KEYNOTE) | Corbett Center Ballroom

4:30- 5:00PM  Empowered and Ready to make a change


Summit Speakers:   

Men Of Color Summit Speakers
Abraham Sculley     Summit-Flyer.jpg Derrick Lewis II

Abraham Sculley

Mental Health Specialist


Derrick Lewis II

Social Justice Activist

Men of Color Contact information:

Email us at: mocisummit@nmsu.edu

Donate to the Men Of Color:

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MOC QR Code   Or donate by using this link: https://nmsufoundation.org/givenow/men-of-color