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African American Male Initiative (AAMI)

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African American Male Initiative (AAMI)

Starting in Spring 2017, the AAMI Program at East Georgia State College has partnered with the University System of Georgia’s (USG’s) and MDRC, a nationally recognized research organization, to evaluate the effectiveness of the AAMI program at several member institutions within the USG. This study is funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education.

The Research Study

The goal of the USG’s AAMI is to improve persistence and completion rates among African-American males through four key program elements: academic skills enrichment, student support services, adult/peer mentoring and engagement with successful role models, and leadership development, which are provided over a one-year period or longer. East Georgia State College is working with the USG’s AAMI and MDRC on a research study to determine the effect of AAMI programs on student success. About 100 college students will be enrolled in the AAMI study during the fall 2017, fall 2018 and fall 2019 semesters, with follow-up continuing until 2020.

Confidentiality

Information that MDRC and EGSC collect for the study will be kept confidential and will be used for research purposes only.

Questions

If you have questions about the study or would like further information, contact oscar.cerna@mdrc.org or Antre’ Drummer at phone: 912-623-2457 or email: amdrummer@ega.edu.


Leadership

  • Antre M. Drummer

    Antre M. Drummer

    Math and Science - Assistant Professor

    Phone: 912-623-2457

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    Campus: Statesboro

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  • Nickolas L. Kelch

    Nickolas L. Kelch

    EGSC Augusta - Director - Augusta Campus

    Phone: 706-729-2246

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    Campus: Augusta

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  • Da’Mon Andrews

    Da’Mon Andrews

    Math and Science - Assistant Professor

    Phone: 912-623-2444

    Email:

    Campus: Statesboro

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  • Deborah Vess

    Deborah Vess

    Academic Affairs - Vice President

    Phone: 478-289-2034

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro