The Minority Male Success Summit was a program put on byStudent Affairs to help encourage and equip African American andHispanic males on the Calhoun Community College campus to besuccessful during and beyond their tenure here. This two hour program took place on the eve March 8, 2012 at theHuntsville Campus Student Center and hosted approximately 50students. Local businessmen, teachers and former Calhoun students wereinvited to participate in a panel and roundtable discussions withstudents about succeeding at the next levelacademically/professional, financially, and mentally/emotionally.
Overall ProgramEvaluation4.8823529414.8823529414.9411764714.81252.2352941183.1764705880 1 2 3 4 5 6AverageRatingThis event was too short.This event was too long.I feel the advice, toolsand/or resources given willbe useful to me in thefuture.I would recommend thisevent to others.I would attend this eventagain.• Students were asked torank each response on ascale of 1 to 5.• 1 – Strongly Disagree• 2 – Disagree• 3 – Neutral• 4 – Agree• 5 – Strongly agree• It is clear from the overallevaluation that studentsfound this event useful andwould be open to attendingmore events such as this inthe future.
Agree12%Stronly Agree88%I would attend this event again.
Agree19%Stronly Agree81%I feel the advice, tools and/or resources given will be useful to mein the future.
StronglyDisagree18%Disagree18%Neutral23%Agree12%Stronly Agree29%This event was too short.StronglyDisagree24%Disagree28%Neutral19%Agree5%Stronly Agree24%This event was too long.
32.93754.6111111114.5555555564.4444444444.5555555561 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5AverageRatingThe panel addressed issues that wererelevant for me.The advice from peers was relevant forme.The advice from experts was relevant forme.I plan to apply information from thepanel discussion in my personal life.The panel portion of the event was toolong.The panel portion of the event was tooshort.
Neutral6%Agree33%Stronly Agree61%The panel addressed issues that were relevant for me.
Disagree5%Neutral11%Agree17%Stronly Agree67%The advice from peers was relevant for me.
Neutral6%Agree33%Stronly Agree61%The advice from experts was relevant for me.
Neutral5%Agree28%Stronly Agree67%I plan to apply information from the panel discussion in mypersonal life.
Strongly Disagree13%Disagree27%Neutral33%Agree7%Stronly Agree20%The panel portion of the event was too long.
Strongly Disagree22%Disagree6%Neutral33%Agree28%Stronly Agree11%The panel portion of the event was too short.
4.8333333334.7777777784.7647058822.53.2777777780 1 2 3 4 5 6AverageRatingThe roundtable portion of the event wastoo short.The roundtable portion of the event wastoo long.I plan to apply information from theroundtable in my personal life.The roundtable discussion was relevantfor me.I enjoyed the roundtable discussion.
Agree17%Stronly Agree83%I enjoyed the roundtable discussion.
Neutral6%Agree11%Stronly Agree83%The roundtable discussion was relevant for me.
Neutral6%Agree12%Stronly Agree82%I plan to apply information from the roundtable in my personallife.
StronglyDisagree33%Disagree22%Neutral17%Agree17%Stronly Agree11%The roundtable portion of theevent was too long.StronglyDisagree17%Disagree6%Neutral33%Agree22%Stronly Agree22%The roundtable portion of theevent was too short.
“This summit was very encouraging and hasstirred me up to really get serious about mycollege education.” “Excellent program!” “Perhaps more time for panel questions” “Thank you” “N/A - Good Summit” “I hope this program continues so it canencourage more students”
This event was very successful. It is clear fromthe responses on the evaluations that thestudents enjoyed the event. Several studentscommented that they were very thankful forthe event and would like to see more like it.
Minority male students are at a high risk fordropout.They are the least likely to attendcollege. Holding at least two events persemester will help in solidifying a sense ofcommunity among this student group.