AACC_MinMaleRetProgs: East Arkansas Community College - Minority Male Assistance Program (MMAP)

Program Name

East Arkansas Community College - Minority Male Assistance Program  (MMAP) 

Submitter

Catherine Coleman  

First Name

Catherine 

Last Name

Coleman 

Contact Title

Vice President for Student Affairs 

College

East Arkansas Community College 

Address

1700 Newcastle Road 

Address 2

 

City

Forrest City 

State

AR 

Zip

72335 

Email

ccoleman@eacc.edu 

Phone

870-633-4480 

Phone Ext

218 

Fax

870-633-7222 

Program URL

http://www.eacc.edu/Students/student_services/mmap.html 

Program Description

East Arkansas Community College’s primary focus is a commitment to learning by educating and preparing students to become responsible citizens and contributing members of society.   With this in mind the Minority Male Assistance Program (MMAP) is designed to assist in the retention of the minority males at the institution.

Program Services

Mentoring; Cohort Study Sessions; Leadership and Professional Development 

Program Start Month

March 

Program Start Year

2001 

Current Number of Students

35 

Program Initiated

The program was initiated with an institutional grant of $3,000.00.  Later assistance was provided through a one-time community grant secured by the Vice President for Student Affairs in an effort to increase the persistence and retention rate of first- time entering minority male students at East Arkansas Community College. 

Program Funded

The program is funded through an institutional budget allotment that provides for workshops, orientations, resource materials, community service projects and award services.  In addition, the organization has the one-time grant funds that support the cultural enrichment and leadership activities.

College President and Administrators Involvement

EACC’s College President approves the budget each academic year.  The Vice President for Business Affairs disburses the grant checks for the various activities and is responsible for all budget checks & balances.  The Vice President for Academic Affairs speaks to the participants during MMAP Orientation regarding the academic expectations, degrees, and other programs of study offered at the College.  The Vice President for Student Affairs is the administrative supervisor of the program advisors; approving the budget proposals, activity plans, and serves as an ex-officio mentor to all participants.

Program Success Story

A participant from the 2005 cohort recently graduated with honors from Arkansas State University.  This student came to East Arkansas Community College as a single parent without prior college experience.  He was active in several organizations while at the institution and graduated from EACC with honors.  He was an active MMAP participant where he maintained a 3.80 GPA and was the student speaker at his EACC 2007 commencement.
Attachments
ProgramBrochure.pdf    
Created at 2/25/2010 3:32 PM  by System Account 
Last modified at 3/3/2010 12:52 PM  by KEVIN CHRISTIAN 
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