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United Men of Color

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Our future depends on educational opportunity for all students attending Aims Community College. Promoting access to adequate resources is crucial to helping students succeed and be positive contributors to their families and communities. Unfortunately, as we understand nationally men of color are not retained and do not graduate at the rates we desire. And specifically at Aims Community College, our Men of Color are not completing college at the same rate as their white/Caucasian counterparts due to facing particularly high obstacles that prevent them from doing so.

Mission
Many community colleges and universities in the US have created initiatives for minority men to promote access and success for all students. Here at Aims Community College, we have established the United Men of Color (a college completion initiative) in spring 2015 with a mission to equip students with the tools and skills to build leadership and motivation toward college completion.

Our Team

John Fults

Alfredo Haro

Alfredo Haro,
Academic Advisor
for TRIO SSS STEM
Alfredo.Haro@aims.edu

Terry Anderson

Terry Anderson,
Interim Director for Physical Education & Recreation Department
Terry.Anderson@aims.edu

Ty'Ray Thompson

Ty’ Ray Thompson,
Program Coordinator for First Year Experience – 
TyRay.Thompson@aims.edu

Signature Events

Rap Sessions – these are informal dialogues that bring the campus community together to talk about topics related to the interests and experiences of men of color. 

Bi-Weekly Leadership Workshops – these workshops provides students with the opportunity to gain skills/tools to support them in their personal, collegiate, and professional goals.

Thursdays, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Horizon Hall, Room 127
March 23, 2017
April 6, 2017
April 20, 2017

 

UMOC Group Photo