Student Services

Minority Male Assistance Program

East Arkansas Community College’s primary focus is a commitment to learning by educating and preparing students to become responsible citizens and contributing members of society.   With this in mind the Minority Male Assistance Program (M-MAP) is designed to assist in the retention of the minority males at the institution.  The program provides:

  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring Assistance
  • Self-Help Seminars / Workshops
  • Cultural Enrichment Activities
  • Leadership Training
  • Academic Monitoring

The Minority Male Assistance Program (MMAP) was established in 2001 to assist in the retention of the minority males at the institution, targeting first time entering freshmen.  

  1. Provide participants with academic monitoring that includes faculty assessments and monthly meetings with program advisors.
  2. 2. Provide supportive counseling and cultural enrichment activities to participants to enhance the educational pursuits.
  3. 3. Encourage participants to “Dress for Success” each week, dressing in business attire in order to increase self-esteem, leadership, and motivate each male.
  4. 4. Provide a resource guide for personal, social, and mental health issues.
  5. 5. Provide participants with “self-help” seminars / workshops designed to offer the information needed to succeed in college and life, seeking to make participants self-sufficient contributing members of society.

Minority Male Assistance Program (M-MAP)

Office of Recruitment / Student Activities

1700 Newcastle Rd. Forrest City, AR 72335

Roni Farrin / Melvin Tinsley

(870) 633-4480 ext. 306/232 FAX (870) 633-7222

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East Arkansas Community College
1700 Newcastle Road
Forrest City, AR 72335
Phone - (870) 633-4480 FAX - (870) 633-7222

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