The Center interviewed students at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and College of The Albemarle to learn more about their experiences with mentoring and college completion programs at their schools. Read about some of the students in the profiles below.
Minority Student Leadership
Men of Excellence and Distinction in the Albemarle (M.E.D.I.A.),
College of The Albemarle
Christian, originally from Florida, now lives in Hertford County, and continues to take courses at CoTA to work toward an associate’s degree.
Emannuel says that the M.E.D.I.A. program helps him from getting “side-tracked.” He hopes to become an E.R. nurse.
Leon, originally from New Jersey, is studying audio broadcasting at CoTA. He explains that the “M.E.D.I.A. programs provides confidence” and helped him adjust to the new school.
Dakeem participated in the M.E.D.I.A. program at CoTA and transferred to Elizabeth City State University to work toward a four-year degree.
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