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MOCHA Conference

Presentations and Registration

To access information on the 2018 MOCHA Conference presentations, along with speaker bios and more, read the MOCHA Conference Program.

Conference Details

Date: Friday, April 27, 2018

Location: Bond Life Sciences Center, University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) campus (1201 E Rollins St, Columbia, MO). To access a map with additional details on the location of the Bond Life Sciences Center, please view our Location Information section.


Registration is now closed.


Time Event
9:00 a.m. Registration
9:45 a.m. Welcome: Dr. Kevin McDonald
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Morning Keynote: Dr. Terrell Strayhorn
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Breakout Session 1
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Afternoon Keynote: Ercell Charles
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Breakout Session 2
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Closing Keynote: Jeff Henderson
4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks: Dr. Kevin McDonald
4:15 - 6:00 p.m. Reception

A more detailed list of presentations and workshops, along with speaker bios, can be found by accessing the MOCHA Conference Program.


MOCHA exists to provide personal, academic, cultural, social, professional and leadership development to high school and undergraduate students who identify as men, in an effort to positively impact academic success, increase retention and develop successful leaders of tomorrow, today.

The five pillars of MOCHA

  • Ambition
  • Achievement
  • Integrity
  • Service
  • Health and Wellness
What will participants gain from the MOCHA Conference?

MOCHA is dedicated to providing the tools necessary for the development of successful leaders. This initiative will create an environment dedicated to growth and leadership by providing mentorship and life changing experiences, with the goal of equipping participants with the necessary tools for personal, professional and academic success.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the conference, please feel free to contact Emily Love at, Morgan McAboy-Young at or Peyton Flewelling at


The 2018 MOCHA Conference is sponsored by the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity, the UM System Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Veterans United and Shelter Insurance.

Location Information

The 2018 MOCHA Conference was held at the Bond Life Sciences Center on the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) campus. For more information on finding the Bond Life Sciences Center, visit:

Reviewed 2019-08-05