Minority Education Association
President: Kennetra Toogood
Vice President: Tiffany Bailey
Treasurer: Andesia DeJesus
Community Service Chair: Celeste Lizama
Advisor: Rose Boulay (email@example.com)
MEA promotes the recruitment and retention of minorities in education through middle and high school mentoring, guides teacher education program students and facilitates employment upon graduation.
Purposes of the organization
- To provide for the social and professional development of education students
- To network with students in other colleges
- To serve as support for diverse students by establishing a student mentor program for education majors
- To aid in the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students
- To raise the level of esteem for educators through pride exhibited in the teaching profession
- To empower diverse students
- To lay the groundwork for becoming active alumni of the college
- Recognition and Potluck dinners
- "Reaching for the Stars and Beyond" community service projects
- “Come See for Yourself” recruitment events
- Professional development workshops
- Teacher Education Program (TEP) workshops
- Field trips
- Panel discussions on related educational issues
The organization seeks diverse students in the College of Education, individuals in related majors and any student interested in the teaching profession. Diversity is defined as “differences among groups of people and individuals based on ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, gender, exceptionalities, language, religion, sexual orientation, and geographical area” (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). Membership dues: $10.00 per year.
Meetings are held once a month during fall and spring semesters at 7:00 p.m. preferably on the first Thursday each month in Dickey Hall Library.
Note: Meeting date, time, and place are advertised through e-mail, posted flyers and Facebook.