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Mikel Houston Thesis.Pdf, Mikel Houston May 2019

Mikel Houston Thesis.Pdf, Mikel Houston

Mikel Houston

Retention of minority students in higher education is important. As educators it is our duty to develop imaginative ways to support at-risk minority students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. If minority students are to succeed in higher education, special programs to prepare them for college must be developed. This thesis will focus on “The Impact of Developmental Summer Bridge Programs for African American Student Success.” Herein, I will discuss my proposed intervention which is a peer mentoring program. The purpose of this study is to examine several developmental summer bridge programs that are at different institutions and suggest a program ...


Understanding Academic Achievement Of African American Scholars- An Intrinsic Case Study Of An Urban High School By Cluny Lavache.Docx, Cluny Lavache Oct 2018

Understanding Academic Achievement Of African American Scholars- An Intrinsic Case Study Of An Urban High School By Cluny Lavache.Docx, Cluny Lavache

Cluny Lavache

This qualitative intrinsic case study focused on the academic achievement and success of African American alumni students in an urban school district in New York City. The researcher sought to answer the following research questions: (1) How do urban, African American high school alumni perceive and describe the quality of education they received as impactful to their success? (2) How do alumni students describe the social and cultural factors that contributed to and influenced the quality of education they received? and (3) How do such factors influence their trajectory towards high academic achievement and/or success. Data were gathered utilizing ...


Women Of African Descent: Persistence In Completing A Doctorate, Vannetta L. Bailey-Iddrisu Dec 2012

Women Of African Descent: Persistence In Completing A Doctorate, Vannetta L. Bailey-Iddrisu

Vannetta L. Bailey-Iddrisu

This study examines the educational persistence of women of African descent (WOAD) in pursuit of a doctorate degree at universities in the southeastern United States. WOAD are women of African ancestry born outside the African continent. These women are heirs to an inner dogged determination and spirit to survive despite all odds (Pulliam, 2003, p. 337).This study used Ellis’s (1997) Three Stages for Graduate Student Development as the conceptual framework to examine the persistent strategies used by these women to persist to the completion of their studies.


If We Admit Them, Will They Stay?: Understanding The Role Of Social Connectedness In The Retention Of African American Students In A Recreation And Leisure Studies Program, Steven Waller, Wanda Costen, Angela Wozencraft Dec 2010

If We Admit Them, Will They Stay?: Understanding The Role Of Social Connectedness In The Retention Of African American Students In A Recreation And Leisure Studies Program, Steven Waller, Wanda Costen, Angela Wozencraft

Wanda M. Costen

The retention of racial minority students lies at the core of diversity efforts instituted by colleges and universities across the nation. Withstanding the changing racial demographics of the U.S. and the need to have qualified racial minority professionals serving diverse communities retention and matriculation heighten in importance. With the retention challenge that many predominately White institutions (PWIs) face, this study aimed to understand how “social connectedness” related to African American student retention in a recreation and leisure studies program. Focus group methodology was utilized to chronicle the lived experience of African American students. From the analysis of the data ...


Effects Of Greek Affiliation On African American Students' Engagement: Differences By College Racial Composition., Lori D. Patton, Brian K. Bridges, Lamont A. Flowers Dec 2010

Effects Of Greek Affiliation On African American Students' Engagement: Differences By College Racial Composition., Lori D. Patton, Brian K. Bridges, Lamont A. Flowers

Lori Patton Davis

This study used a nationally representative sample of African American college students to examine the degree to which their affiliation with a Greek-letter organization contributed to engagement in effective educational practices by analyzing National Survey of Student Engagement data at historically Black colleges and universities and predominantly White institutions. Overall, the findings indicated that Greek affiliation does enhance African American student engagement, particularly as it relates to interactions with faculty members and peers. Data also indicated that Greek affiliated members at historically Black colleges and universities appear to be more engaged than their counterparts at predominantly White institutions.