AMERICUS (April 6, 2012)--Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) alumnus Doug Moses was the featured speaker at the GSW African American Male Initiative (AAMI) opening program in the GSW Faculty Dining Hall on March 29. A partner at Mauldin and Jenkins, LLC, Moses is the president of the GSW Alumni Association Board of Directors and is a member of the GSW Foundation Board of Trustees. His speech was titled "You Can Get Anywhere from GSW."
The Georgia Southwestern AAMI Program provides academic supplementary instruction, mentoring, social awareness and social responsibility training. Its goal is to provide a successful program that will increase enrollment and improve graduation rates of African-American males in higher education.
The impetus for AAMI was the significant gender gap that existed among African-American students enrolled in University System of Georgia institutions.
When USG officials launched AAMI as a quantitative and qualitative research study in Fall 2002, there were just three programs at USG institutions focused specifically on the educational achievement and attainment of African-American males. As of Fall 2011, 37 such programs now exist on 23 of the USG’s 35 campuses, engaging young Black men in college life and focusing their sights on earning a college degree.
For additional information, contact GSW AAMI Executive Director Ervin D. Anderson at (229) 931-2200.
Caption--Pictured from left to right: Ervin D. Anderson, senior lecturer of mathematics and GSW AAMI executive director; Doug Moses, program speaker and partner at Mauldin and Jenkins, LLC: and Karl Wilson, retired counselor and program director at GSW.
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