Promising Programs Statewide: Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Higher Education Research Summer 2015

The Minority Student Leadership Academy (the Academy) The Minority Student Leadership Academy (the Academy) at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (ABTech) was established in 2008 to increase retention and graduation rates among minority male students as well as provide leadership and training opportunities. Initial funding was provided through the NC Community College System, secured through a federal crime prevention grant, to address retention and graduation for minority males, specifically.1 The Academy seeks to develop the whole student.… Full story »