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MCC GLAD Male Mentoring Program

What is the Male Mentoring Program?

The Male Mentoring Program is a partnership between Madisonville Community College (MCC) and the GLAD (Guided Learning and Academic Development) program. The goal of the initiative is to expose high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, and current MCC students to various professionals, mentors, and career opportunities that may be of interest to them. In doing so, students are made aware of the tangible rewards for making a commitment to continue their education. The program consists of five Saturday sessions and will conclude with a celebration event.

First Session - Saturday, January 28th, 2023

Presenter: DeMarcus Hopson, native of Madisonville, KY

/about/student-life/cultural-diversity/media/DeMarcus%20Hopson.jpgAs a favored public speaker and gifted orator, Hopson offers a wide- range of expertise on multiple topics, including: Military History, Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the black experience, cultural competency, educating males of color, historically black Greek-lettered fraternity and sorority life, the modern Christian experience, U.S. History and the progressive outcomes of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. In addition to regularly contributing to the Kentucky Bluegrass Guard Magazine, his work has appeared in the Madisonville Messenger, The State Journal, American Baptist News Paper, and the United States DOD Press to name a few.

Known for his collaborative and transformational leadership, DeMarcus served as the founder and inaugural director of Dr. Carter G. Woodson Legacy Center. As convener of an array of programming, he organized and introduced scholarly research and case studies outlining the value collaborative focus in leadership, education equity, and race relations can have on a local and national scale concerning education. He has also written and managed several grants and sponsored programs totaling over $750,000. The WLC has featured more than 100 presenters to date.

DeMarcus was honorably discharged from the United States Army after serving over ten years in the organization. During his service, he held many leadership positions to include Command State Historian for the Kentucky National Guard and Team Leader with the 2/138th Field Artillery Battalion of the 138th Fires Brigade, during his deployments.

DeMarcus currently serves as the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Manager for KCTCS (Versailles, KY). He believes our availability is our greatest asset and wishes to avail his gifts and talents for complete service to move the community Onward, Upward, and Forward.

Presenter: James L Seargent II, Head of Operation at Eli Electrical Vehicles









Second Session - Saturday, February 25th, 2023

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Third Session - Saturday, March 25th, 2023

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Fourth Session - Saturday, April 29th, 2023

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Fifth Session - Saturday, May 27th, 2023

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