12Jun

RCC Joins National Consortium on College Men of Color

Rockingham Community College has joined the National Consortium on College Men of Color (NCCMC). Participation in the NCCMC will enhance the college’s commitment to improving the success of historically underrepresented and underserved students, including men of color.

To combat this achievement gap, the NCCMC facilitates an exchange of ideas between community colleges across the nation on how best to serve men of color in our educational institutions. Community colleges convene to share their efforts and learn about new strategies for enhancing the success of men of color.

RCC’s engagement in the NCCMC will enhance professional development for faculty and staff, enable informed interventions for our current programs serving men of color, and inspire new initiatives addressing challenges facing these men.

Earlier this year, RCC received a grant totaling $17,234.00 from the North Carolina Community College System as part of its Minority Male Success Initiative (MMSI). Through the Paying It Forward Program at RCC, students have the opportunity to attend leadership conferences and participate in a variety of workshops that teach life and study skills.

“The faculty and staff who are leading Paying it Forward have a unique opportunity to engage a group of students and develop strategies to help them succeed both inside and outside the classroom,” said Dr. Mark Kinlaw, President of RCC. “As a small, rural community college, RCC is fortunate to have access to the resources of this national organization.”

As a member of NCMCC, RCC will have access to monthly webinars, a variety of assessment tools, information sharing sessions and discounted rates for participation in annual working group meetings.

June 12, 2017