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Men of Color Spring 2024 Events

Date & Time



January 16
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Tent Tuesday

Pendleton Campus

January 31
Times Vary

Drop-In event

All Campuses

February 8
Time TBD

Workshop: How to Be Successful in College

Pendleton Campus

February 9
7 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Breakfast Club

Pendleton Campus

March 7 
Time TBD

Workshop: How to Deal with College (Mental Health)

Pendleton Campus

April 4
8:30 a.m.

Golf Tournament

Southern Oaks Golf Course, Easley

April 9 
Time TBD

Workshop: How to Pay for College

Pendleton Campus


For more information, please contact one of the following:

Brian Smith ( or 864.646.1887) or Dr. Jackie Blakley ( or 864.646.1305)

Our Mission

To illuminate the pathway of academic and career achievement for African-American and Minority male students through academic success.


Our Vision

To empower minority men by cultivating and showcasing leadership skills and developing intentional practices to achieve success.


Our Values

Responsibility: Young men taking an active role in their academic pursuits and realizing they are accountable for their academic success.

Integrity: To be honest and consistent while displaying ethical principles and strong morals.

Leadership: To set an example that inspires others to become confident leaders.

Commitment: To display unwavering dedication to academic and career achievement.

To Be an Active Participant of the MOC Mentor/Mentee Program

  • Fully participate in mentor/mentee relationship and MOC activities (Ex. Workshops, group outings, etc.)
  • Seek feedback and advice relative to your personal, educational, and career goals
  • Fully respect your mentor and accept both honest and constructive feedback and advice
  • Complete tasks and duties assigned by your mentor that align with the MOC mission, vision, and values

If you are interested in having a Mentor, please complete the form below:

We Are Seeking Mentors for Our MOC Program

  • Availability & Communication: Establish availability with mentee (Ex. Discuss dates/times that accommodate both mentor and mentee) 
  • Advocacy: Provide guidance and offer honest and constructive feedback and/or suggestions relating to personal, educational and career goals
  • Role Model: Lead by example – let all actions support the MOC mission, vision, and values
  • Be Informed: Stay informed on current events and topics that may impact your mentee

If you are interested in being a Mentor, apply by completing this form:

Brian SmithBrian Smith – Assistant Dean for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mentor


August JohnsonAugust Johnson – Business Administration Instructor, Mentor


Travis DurhamTravis Durham - Student Conduct and Advocacy Coordinator, Mentor


Dr. Jackie BlakleyDr. Jackie Blakley – Dean of Business and Public Services