New student orientation for the Fall 2019 Cohort of Minority Male Students was
held recently on Bladen Community College’s campus. The purpose of the
orientation was to kick off the year by making sure students were introduced to the
college president and other campus leaders; met each other as a cohort; and to
ensure students were able to access resources and felt comfortable using the
electronic platforms they will need to use to be successful students.
The Minority Male Initiative is devoted to increasing enrollment and retention of
minority male students at Bladen Community College and ensuring those students
successfully graduate. Members of the program participate in professional
development training in preparation for the world-of-work, completion of
community college degree or certifications as well as transferring into four-year
colleges and universities.
Students will meet once a week to plan assignment work, build camaraderie,
motivate each other to meet academic progression requirements, and to carryout
special initiatives amongst themselves and on campus. Anyone interested in
supporting the program, mentoring a participant or joining the group, please
contact John Green, BCC Recruitment and Retention Counselor, at 910.870.5591.