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1 Presenters Mr. Justin Thompson Career Specialist Mr. Roger Fowler MTC Student, AAMLI Mr. Xavier Gantt MTC Student, AAMLI ofThe

2  Over 18,000 credit students enroll annually  100 programs of study  1/3 of area high school graduates going to college enroll at MTC  $90 million budget, $100 million in assets  30,000 participate in MTC continuing education each year  6 Campuses

3 Student Success

4 Counseling and Career Services wanted to find ways to proactively impact students  Two populations were identified by departmental staff:  African American males  Students who were having academic difficulty  Sandi Oliver, VP for Student Development Services, supported the outreach directions chosen

5  Number of African American male students going to college is low  Retention is low for African American male students  African American females attend college and graduate at approximately twice the rate as African American males

6 Organized a committee in January, 2006  Renée Bellamy-Coletrain – Faculty, Human Services  Henry Bracey – Staff, Counseling & Career Services  Vanessa Brown – Staff, Student Activities  William Goldsmith – Staff, Financial Services  Clarence Goodwin – Faculty, Computer Technology  Tara Y. H. Taylor – Staff, Counseling & Career Services  Ivory Johnson, III - Staff, Student Assessment  Paul Livingston – Faculty, Coordinator of Psychology  Phil Morris – Staff, Director of Counseling & Career Services  Marian R. Nurse – Faculty, Computer Technology  Justin Thompson – Staff, Counseling & Career Services  Leonard Waymyers – Staff, Assessment, Research, & Planning

7  The MTC African American Male Leadership Institute is committed to developing leadership potential and promoting academic and personal success among African American males enrolled at Midlands Technical College.

8  Increase retention of African American males at MTC  Promote social responsibility in African American males  Strengthen and develop leadership potential in identified African American males  Create and promote network opportunities for future success  Promote effective communication

9  Began with first cohort in Spring semester, 2007  Provided Conference on African American Males in Higher Education with 140 in attendance  Workshops for students  Informal mentoring relationships  Trip to Morehouse College and King Center  Business tours  Celebration banquet at end of year

10  Annual conferences  Monthly activities for participants to include:  Workshops on success topics  Visits to African American owned or managed businesses  Cultural enrichment trips  Visits to senior institutions  Mentoring  Counseling and career planning  Annual celebration banquets

11  Monetary support from the college  Two AAMLI students are hired for each major campus  New partnership - Greenville Technical College  Over 150 participants through Spring 2011  Over 200 students were served through programs annually  MTC Middle College outreach  Programs include:  Manhood: Identity, Purpose, and Direction  Social Responsibility  Financial Responsibility

12  Students have become active in other clubs/organizations such as SAB, SIFE, etc.  Students recruiting students  Increasing visibility  The M ale E mpowerment T ask Force  Implemented a first-year AA male recruiting process during the summer in targeted high schools  Summer 2010 - AAMLI members called all new African American male students from Fall 2009

13 March 26–27, 2010 Midlands Technical College Airport Campus

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16  Fall 06 – Fall 08  African American Males +4.8%  Fall 08 – Fall 11  African American Males +3.2%

17  Getting students to become involved in new initiative and not overwhelm them  Obtaining/securing support  Campus/local community  African American male faculty/staff members  Being flexible to change/alter direction as needed to better reach/serve students  Time commitment of/for participants

18  Assigning responsibility with clear expectations and goals increases participation  Participation in the AAMLI increases connectivity with MTC  Focus on time management and strengthen communication within and outside of the organization  The AAMLI continues to successfully create network opportunities for participants that may not have occurred in any other organization  Students are increasingly taking leadership roles in promoting and sustaining the organization

19  5.4% Retention Rate Increase in 3 yrs.  + 8.1 % African-American Students  +11.2% African-American Women  + 3.2% African-American Men  + 2.4% Students Enrolled in All DVS Courses  +12.0% for DVS Students in the SOAR Program (over 5 yrs)  MTC was 1 st in SC and 59 th in the US in the number of African-American associate degree graduates in 2009-2010* *2011 Community College Week Annual Report

20  Constantly making programming adjustments based on student needs  Ongoing evaluation and assessment  Creating future AAMLI chapters within the SC Technical College System

21  Justin Thompson  Roger Fowler  Xavier Gantt

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