Skyline College students, faculty and staff, community members, as well as their friends and family gathered at the Bay Area Entrepreneur Center (BAEC) on February 26, 2020, for our first annual Community Engagement and Networking event in honor of Black History Month. Attendees, including business owners and other guests, who had traveled from as far as Milpitas, came together to network and celebrate the historical figures and accomplishments within and throughout the African diaspora.
The night was full of laughter, music, food, surprise trivia and important networking opportunities. Those who were able to correctly answer questions such as “In which category was Barack Obama awarded a Grammy ” or “What was the first Historically Black College or University”, received gift baskets that were graciously donated by the BAEC and San Bruno Chamber of Commerce. No one went home empty handed, the Office of Student Life and Leadership donated giveaways that were also an essential part of making this event so special.
The BAEC is the off-campus business resource center for Skyline College, located at 458 San Mateo Avenue in Downtown San Bruno. For more information, visit us at skylinebaec.org.
Article and Photo by Sarina O’Gilvie