Demetrius Walker to Present at WSC Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration, Jan. 17
Jan. 11, 2012 -- Demetrius D. Walker will be the keynote speaker at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration at Western State College of Colorado (WSC) on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Walker’s presentation, “Keeping the Dream Alive,” will be held at 7 p.m. in the Taylor Auditorium. This event is free and sponsored by the WSC Black Student Alliance.
Born in Brooklyn and raised in the Bronx, Walker represents not only the merits of higher education, but street knowledge as well. Growing up in New York City, Walker was exposed to the struggles of the urban community. Avoiding the common pit falls of fellow friends and family members was a daily battle. An exceptionally gifted student, Walker left the city turmoil to study at the prestigious Taft School in Watertown, Conn. While away at boarding school, Walker developed a keen sense of commitment to those in his home community neglected by America’s bourgeoisie. He went on to further cultivate his philosophies as a scholar at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.. As a Vanderbilt leader, Walker served as the vice president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. During his college years, he volunteered his services as a mentor to inner city middle school youth. It was there that Walker coined his widely received principle, “ambition plus determination equals success.”
As a professional, Walker has a diverse background ranging from banking to public speaking. After joining the Emma Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media, Walker traveled on the PGA Tour and edited NBA coverage with ABC Sports Television. He also worked for Dell Computer in Nashville for three years after completing his undergraduate requirements at Vanderbilt. Most recently, Walker completed graduate studies in nonprofit management at Texas A&M University and small business management at University of Phoenix. Today, Walker is the chief marketing officer of dN Group LLC, the parent company of dangerousNEGRO. He also is the executive director and founder of The Black Male Empowerment Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on mentoring young African-American men.