African-American Male Initiative

Strategic Academic Initiatives

Campus Program Highlights

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Albany State

M.A.L.E.S. (Men Advocates for Leadership, Excellence and Success) Mentors’ Suit Up For Success Clothing Drive.

Clothing Drive Helps ASU Students Suit Up For Success.

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Augusta University

This article highlights AAMI student Zatrick Pearce. Watching his mother and the physicians team up to beat her cancer made Pearce consider his own future in the medical field.

Augusta University

Augusta University launched a recruiting initiative with the local AAMI chapter.

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Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern student publication highlighted the monthly AAMI Barbershop Talk, which was held in conjunction with a large festival hosted by our department. The article is entitled: MOVE Initiative Strives To Improve The College Experience Of African American Men.

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Georgia Southwestern State University

Two members of the GSW AAMI, Cameron Barrett and Brandon Thomas, were sworn in as Senators on the GSW Student Government Association.

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Gordon State College

An Etiquette Workshop was conducted by a spouse of a member Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. She is a certified trainer. Alpha Phi Alpha is the Civic Partner.

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Three people sitting at dinner table being talked to by a standing man.

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TI-84 Plus Calculators

During an informal conversation at our April 2019 Directors’ conference, it was asked, “What would you do if you had some extra funds for the program?” The response was the need for calculators which could be the difference maker between the success and failure of a student in math classes.

As a result, the USG AAMI ordered and distributed 100 TI-84 Plus graphing calculators that may be used for Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, Biology, Physics, Business and Finance classes. The AAMI Directors were provided specific instructions guidelines for storage and distribution to the students, e.g. a student may check out one as needed for a class and return it at the end of the semester. The calculators were not gifted to students.