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This Month's Spot Light shines on: Anton O. Conaway
I absolutely loved my experience at Sojourner-Douglass College! Nowhere else could I get the knowledge and awakening experience of self-determination and self-empowerment other than my college experience at SDC. I enjoyed the fact that I was able to make a difference while I was there. Not only was I able to get an excellent education at SDC, I was able to volunteer and give back at the same time. The Staff at SDC was like no other.... from the Security Guard at the front door to the President of the College, I was able to interact with everyone on almost a daily basis and had a feeling of belonging to a unique family community that spreads beyond the SDC campus. SDC is gem in Baltimore City that I am proud to represent as an alumnus. However, I am most proud of being a part of the SDC family and I feel confident as the College continues to grow our graduates, filled with the fire of self-determination and self-empowerment will be the change agents of the contemporary global community.
Mr. Anton O. Conaway is the West Coast Division Manager for A&A Global Industries. A&A Global employs over 200 personnel nationwide and occupy over 375,000 square feet of space. Conaway has been employed for more than 19 years by A&A Global, which is the country's largest supplier of multi-merchandise. Conaway worked his way up in the company in his first year and a half there, ending up as an Account Manager in the Sales Department in 1989. He worked in the Sales Department for 17 years, taking in the highest individual sale totals for many of those years. In 2001, Conaway forged in pursuit of a postsecondary bachelor degree shortly after receiving his degree from Sojourner-Douglass College with a concentration in Business Administration/Management he was promoted to a middle-management position. Three years after graduating from Sojourner-Douglass College Conaway approached his leaders for a key position in administration/management. After months of working out the details, Conaway accepted his current position as Division Manager of A&A Global Industries in Sun Valley, CA. There he heads up a 20-employee office and warehouse that nets upwards of $10 million in sales annually.
Conway was Student Government President in 2002-2003 and Vice President of the Alpha Beta Upsilon chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. 2002-2004.
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