AACC_MinMaleRetProgs: Montgomery Community College- Setting the Standard

Program Name

Montgomery Community College- Setting the Standard 

Submitter

Crystal Thomas 

First Name

Crystal 

Last Name

Thomas 

Contact Title

Student Activity Assistant  

College

Montgomery Community College  

Address

1011 Page St 

Address 2

 

City

Troy 

State

NC 

Zip

27371-8387 

Email

thomasc@montgomery.edu 

Phone

9105766222 

Phone Ext

 

Fax

 

Program URL

 

Program Description

The Mission of the Minority Male Mentoring Program is to help minority males enrolled at Montgomery Community College gain support through collegiate guidance, seamless support, social opportunity, academic mentoring, and professional development in the students’ learning experience. The benefits of this program have reached beyond the campus boundaries. The college and the community will continue to reap rewards as well-rounded, educated minority male student’s transition from college to the region’s workforce.

Program Services

College Survival Skills; Service/Community Learning Opportunities; Leadership and Professional Development 

Program Start Month

August 

Program Start Year

2008 

Current Number of Students

11 

Program Initiated

Through the NC Community College System

Program Funded

Grant funded through the NC Community College System

College President and Administrators Involvement

Administration at the college fully supports the success of this program in various ways.

Program Success Story

Robin Moore first got involved with the Minority Male Mentoring Program (3MP) at Montgomery Community College (MCC) through a friend who was a mentor at the college.
“The 3MPs motivated me. They offered me opportunities I couldn’t have gotten otherwise. They made my campus life a lot easier,” said Moore.
Moore is a second-year Electrical Systems Technology student who worked as a machine operator until he was involved in a car accident and was temporarily disabled. Around that time he decided to go back to school so he could make a better life for his family.
While the Electrical Systems Program was compatible with his work history, it proved challenging and Moore said he really didn’t know if he was up to it. His greatest satisfaction has come from getting good grades each semester.
“The praise from my professors, the grades I have been getting, and being able to stay with it this long have been my greatest accomplishments,” Moore said. “I didn’t know if I was capable of it.”
Moore said that is where the Minority Male Mentors helped.
“If you need help, they help you or find someone who can help you,” Moore said.
Moore is now a mentor himself and serves as President of MCC’s 3MPs and the Phi Beta Lambda Club. He is also involved with his program’s Electrical Systems Technology Club.
As a minority male in a leadership role, Moore says he tries to be a go-between when his peers feel they can’t approach someone else for help.
“I want to make their life on campus easier. I want to do that for them because my mentor did that for me,” Moore said.
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