Clarkson's National Society of Black Engineers holds walk for education Saturday
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 5:02 pm

POTSDAM -- The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) chapter at Clarkson University will hold its annual A Walk for Education (AWFE) event on Saturday, Nov. 6.

NSBE holds this annual event in support of educational opportunities. All groups, organizations, professional fraternities or sororities, people or families who believe access to higher education should be open to everyone, are welcome to walk with NSBE and participate in AWFE.

The walk will begin at Clarkson’s Cheel Campus Center at 10:30 a.m. and runs throughout downtown, passing the Clarkson Inn, downtown Snell Hall, north on Leroy Street, west on Cottage Street, and then to Sandstone Drive and back to campus.

The walk’s participants return to Clarkson’s new Student Center at noon to kick off the festivities of the World in Potsdam Diversity Festival, a celebration of the village’s diverse cultural heritage.

People participating in the walk are encouraged to wear group or society apparel and may also bring placards showing their support of educational opportunities.

This year the walk will help the D’AMUGE Fund, a Clarkson student organization that provides students in Benin, a West African country, with school supplies at a lower cost.

Donations are being collected on campus or can be given to any member of NSBE. For more information, contact Muhammed Yusuf at [email protected] or [email protected], or call 347-844-1947.