AACC_MinMaleRetProgs: Howard Community College - Howard P.R.I.D.E. (Purpose, Respect, Initiative, Determination, Excellence)

Program Name

Howard Community College - Howard P.R.I.D.E. (Purpose, Respect, Initiative, Determination, Excellence) 

Submitter

Geoffrey L. Colbert 

First Name

Geoffrey 

Last Name

Colbert 

Contact Title

Assistant Director, Howard P.R.I.D.E. 

College

Howard Community College  

Address

10901 Little Patuxent Parkway 

Address 2

 

City

Columbia  

State

MD 

Zip

21044 

Email

gcolbert@howardcc.edu 

Phone

443-518-4017 

Phone Ext

 

Fax

 

Program URL

http://www.howardcc.edu/services-support/academic-support/academic-support-programs/howard-pride/ 

Program Description

Purpose. Respect. Initiative. Determination. Excellence. That's Howard P.R.I.D.E.

Howard P.R.I.D.E. encourages the continued academic, professional and personal development of Black male students. Created as a Black male success initiative, this program aims to increase the math completion, retention and graduation rates of Black male students. But those who have benefited from Howard PRIDE since its inception know that it has become about much than courses and grades. The support students receive through P.R.I.D.E. have enhanced their lives in many different ways

Program Services

Tutoring; Academic Advising; Service/Community Learning Opportunities 

Program Start Month

August 

Program Start Year

2012 

Current Number of Students

100 

Program Initiated

Howard Community College President, Dr. Kathleen Hetherington, and other officials put a critical eye to the lack of matriculation by African American males and tasked a team to create additional support. Howard P.R.I.D.E is a direct outcome to that review.

Program Funded

This program is a budgeted program under the division of Academic Support Services.

College President and Administrators Involvement

Howard Community College president and many other college officials attend, participate and contribute to the success of this award winning minority male program.

Program Success Story

"When I first came here and I met Steve, it was just his work ethic in general," said Mylan Ward, 21 of North Laurel, who earned his degree in broadcasting and communication and is slated to transfer to Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa. "You can see he's really trying and pushing for us to succeed. And when I say 'us,' I mean minority males.
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