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Austin Community College gets grant for Black male retention

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Source: San Marcos Record

The student loan corporation TG has awarded an $86,000 grant to the Austin Community College District (ACC) to support a new recruitment and retention program for African-American men.

The Men of Distinction program addresses the staggeringly high attrition rates of African-American males in higher education – up to 67 percent according to some studies.

ACC launched the program last year. It was developed by Dr. Voncille Wright, Rio Grande Campus dean of students, and Cheryl Richard, Student Life director.

“Men of Distinction provides unique opportunities for African-American males to engage and connect within ACC and the Austin community as a whole,” Wright said.

Participants partner with African-American faculty and staff who help them explore the opportunities and challenges students commonly face in college. In addition, participants have co-curricular experiences that give an extra competitive edge when seeking employment or university transfer.

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Written by Symphony

September 8, 2008 at 1:15 am

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  1. Great post Tanisha. We are in Houston, and something exciting is taking place and perhaps worth a peek and perhaps an inspiration to Black men. A lot of our collective baggage is centered around the ‘ego’ which is the focus of our site and weekly book club. This might be worth sharing with some of the young men attending ACC.

    L. Howell

    September 10, 2008 at 12:09 am

  2. Great post Tanisha. We are in Houston, and something exciting is taking place and perhaps worth a peek and perhaps an inspiration to Black men. A lot of our collective baggage is centered around the ‘ego’ which is the focus of our site and weekly book club. This might be worth sharing with some of the young men attending ACC. Visit us at http://www.noegoman.com

    L. Howell

    September 10, 2008 at 12:10 am

  3. After reading this article, I feel that I need more information on the topic. Could you suggest some resources ?

  4. -Hey , a Tampa area high school student got kicked out of Honors because of his facebook page on the school – there is a site for that – http://www.telonu.com/reviews/austin-community-college

    Steve

    March 3, 2010 at 2:30 am

  5. well of course community colleges are part of a good educational system too ;.;

    Amp Accessories ·

    November 13, 2010 at 9:38 am


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