Todd Carlton has been selected to serve as the Operational Coordinator for the African American Education Empowerment (AME) program. Todd has worked for the last two years as a volunteer with AME, and eventually became co-chair of the Advisory Committee. During this time he has been active in program development, event planning, advising and mentoring. “It is truly an honor to have worked with the faculty and staff, especially the previous Coordinator Dr. Jesse Mason, and with the students involved with AME over the past two years,” said Todd. “I look forward to learning and growing with my brothers and sisters as we work toward their educational success.” Todd has worked at MCTC in the Admissions department for four years and has served on the Inclusion, Access and Success subcommittee of the Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC). Todd is from Minneapolis and has a BA in anthropology.
The AME program has developed over the last two years to provide positive solutions to specific needs of students of color and to provide intentionally structured opportunities that support their educational success to African American and other diverse Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) students. Open to all, AME is comprised of four groups: the Student African American Brotherhood/Brother2Brother (SAAB/B2B), the Student African American Sisterhood (SAAS/S2S), the Student Transition and Education Program (STEP), and the African American Parity (AMP) program.