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The Georgia Southwestern African American Male Institute (AAMI) received a Board of Regents matching grant for academic year 2013 -2014. This marks the third time that the institute has received this grant. Founded in 2008, the institute’s goals are to recruit, to educate, to retain, and graduate African American males.
Ervin D. Anderson, Senior Lecturer in the Georgia Southwestern State University School of Computing and Mathematics, will serve as the 2010 – 2011 President of the Georgia Association of Developmental Educators. GADE is the Georgia chapter of the National Association of Educators. GADE represents over fifty universities, colleges, and technical colleges in the state of Georgia. After serving two years as GADE Vice President, Anderson was elected to serve by his peers and the executive board. The mission of GADE is to improve the theory and practice of developmental education at all levels of the education spectrum, the professional capabilities of developmental educators, and the design of programs to prepare developmental educators.
In April, Anderson attended a required Leadership Congress for state presidents and the NADE National Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Anderson states that “the Developmental education model will be changing soon and look forward to being part of this transformation”.
The University System of Georgia (USG) African American Male Initiative (AAMI) has awarded new matching fund grants to eleven programs addressing the educational needs of Black males.
Mr. Ervin D. Anderson, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Georgia Southwestern State University, wrote and received an AAMI grant. He is serving as the Executive Director of the GSW African American Male Institute. The institute started in the Fall of 2008 with after school class offerings in Computer Science, Mathematics, Academic Skills, Social Responsibility and Self Awareness for junior and senior African American males from Americus Sumter High School. The institute also provides participants workshops on standardize test taking, college registration, and financial aid for higher education. The AAMI hopes to provide participants the opportunity to become educated and productive citizens in our community and society. Mr. Anderson can be contacted at 229-931-2200 or firstname.lastname@example.org for registration into the AAMI program.