Mentoring and Cultural Programs

The Mentoring and Cultural Programs office plans, promotes and implements programs designed to address issues and concerns of multiculturalism. It provides a comfortable environment for all students by assisting them with academic and personal concerns through programs, workshops and individual sessions. Mentoring and Cultural Programs is committed to retaining students by offering educational and cultural programs that explore diversity and multiculturalism. The office also provides faculty and staff with information and activities related to diversity. Its goal is to empower students to take pride in themselves, their heritage and to achieve academic excellence. Students are encouraged to participate in programs and to assist with program planning designed to produce a more culturally diverse environment.

The Mentoring and Cultural Programs office works with committees and chairs to enhance programming for celebratory months, below are the committee chairs for the 2016-2017 celebratory month committees.

Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15
Eddie Miranda, Bursar

Native American Heritage Month, November 1-30
George Ducharme, Chair

Black History Month, February 1-28
Kat Jones, Secretary 2

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, May 1-31
Umesh Vig, Assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs

Mission

The mission of the Mentoring and Cultural Programs office is to support students to achieve academic excellence and to meet the college’s goals and objectives of providing a socially and culturally diverse environment.


Location and Contact Information

Campus Location
Student Services Center (SSC), Lowe 155

Mailing Address
Great Path, MS #7
P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Program Contacts
For Brother-2-Brother, please contact:
Keith Carter, Mentoring Coordinator
860-512-3327

For Sister-2-Sister or Veteran-II-Veteran programs, please contact:
T.J. Barber, Director
860-512-3283

Student Programs

The office exists to provide educational and cultural programs and services that will increase student success, retention and graduation. The office is responsible for planning, promoting and implementing academic, social and cultural programs and services to meet the needs of MCC students. These programs and services are designed to address issues of multiculturalism and diversity. The office provides a supportive environment for students of color and under-representation by offering programs, workshops, referrals and direct services. The office also provides faculty and staff with information and activities related to issues of diversity.

Students are encouraged to participate in program development and implementation and in the wide  variety of activities and services that the office provides to create a more socially and culturally diverse learning environment.