The Male Empowerment Network (MEN) is designed to improve the retention and degree completion rates of its minority male students. You can join
Primary Goals of the Male Empowerment Network
- Increase the access, persistence, and graduation rate of minority male students
- Connect minority male students with academic and professional support resources/services
- Create a culture of success and empowerment among minority male students
What Students Say About the Program
- Male students describe their MEN chapter as a “brotherhood,” a “united front,” a “supportive group,” and a “family."
- Outside of the classroom, MEN is the only connection to the college for many minority male students.
- Students articulate a sense of pride in themselves and their leadership abilities.
- Students value successful role models.
- Students feel part of their college community when they are actively involved and have a voice that is heard.
- Chapters are a safe environment for students to articulate the challenges they experience.
- Students feel that they have a place to go for help.
MEN has engaged more than 500 male students through MEN events. The colleges each provide learning and networking opportunities for their MEN Chapters. Examples include learning sessions on financial aid, scholarships, careers, leadership, communication, and study skills. The college MEN chapters have also hosted guest speakers and organized various student led events. The MEN advisers meet on a monthly basis to share best practices and to program plan.
Examples of MEN Chapter activities and events include:
- MMI/MEN Adviser/Student Summer Retreat
- MEN Making the Grade, Student Success Mini-Conference
- MEN Communication Careers and the D-Backs Game
- Speaker & MEN Luncheon
- AACC Men of Color Student Leadership Institute
- MEN Day @ Arizona State University
- MEN Induction Ceremony
- MEN Leadership Conference
- MEN Graduation and Awards Luncheon, May 2, 2014
- MEN Dialogue Day
- College Success Events
- Community Service Projects
MEN Chapter Advisors
The roles of MEN Program Advisers have been defined to assist in supporting college MEN Chapters. Roles include:
- Provide overall guidance to the MEN Chapter
- Empower the members of the MEN Chapter
- Conduct information sessions promoting the MEN Program
- Collaborate with Academic and Student Affairs divisions and departments to support the MEN Chapter students
- Facilitate and coordinate MEN campus meetings and events
- Track MEN Chapter student academic progress
- Collaborate with other MEN Chapter advisers
|MEN Chapter Advisors|
Chandler Gilbert Community College
Michael Greene (480) 732‐7146
Macario Llamas (480) 726-4152
Paradise Valley Community College
Brian Wilson (602) 787‐6738
Estrella Mountain Community College
Daniel Meador (623) 935-8905
Vonzell Cash (602) 285-7172
Ralph Thompson II (602) 285-7592
Michael Wainscott (602) 285-7427
GateWay Community College
Eric Brown (602) 286-8016 Ext. 21062
Rio Salado College
Michael Ross (480) 517‐8566
Glendale Community College
Connie Greenwell (623) 845-4474
Ricardo Moran (623) 570-2864
Scottsdale Community College
Aaron L. Taliaferro (480) 425-6403
Mesa Community College
Luis Ellis (480) 461-7397
Maurice Smith (480) 461‐7344
South Mountain Community College
Christopher Erran (602) 243-8346
Marlon Liddell (602) 305-5607
Jonathan Garcia (602) 872-7991