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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

August 4, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany State University Faculty and Staff got a little extra motivation Monday as they get ready to head back to the classroom.

Thomas Dortch Jr., the chairman emeritus of 100 Black Men of America spoke to the group during today's faculty and staff conference. Dortch's message to the faulty was simple, be a good mentor.

"I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for teachers. From my teachers in elementary and high school to college and to graduate school, so what we've got to do in the nation, those of us out here in the business world and the community, we've got to move teachers back to that level of celebrity where they ought to be instead of these athletes," said Thomas, Dortch Jr, 100 Black Men of America.

Dortch is no stranger to Albany State University. He was the keynote speaker for ASU's Commencement in 1998.

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