CCCcontra-costa-college37The African American Male LeadContra Costa studentership Program is a series of conversations between Contra Costa College students and professionals detailing experiences of professional African American men from the Bay Area with experiences from around the world. These professionals share their life stories with Contra Costa College African American students and then interact with them in a question and answer session.

The purpose of the Leadership Series is to engage our students with successful African American models of success and accomplishment who look like them and come from humble beginnings.

African American Male Leadership series brochure

The goals are as follows:

  • A call every semester to organize African American students of Contra Costa College to participate in the Leadership program.
  • Develop student leaders, invite CCC professors, staff and community leaders, invite guest speakers of African linage, to assist students in defining areas to improve in their lives and aid them in making improvements academically and socially.
  • Develop a list of students and guests with names, addresses, phone numbers and High School attended to better disseminate information of concern to African American people.
  • Students will be encouraged to recruit and share in this program with other African American peers to enrich the experience and points of view.
  • Students will be asked to complete a short questionnaire each semester.
  • Students will be encouraged to network, build camaraderie and develop positive rapport with college professors, guest speakers and community leaders by receiving information, business cards, contact information and E-mail addresses of those in attendance who wish to share this information.
  • The African American Male Leadership Program is designed to build our men into the leaders of tomorrow while strengthening the bonds of our community and assist in providing a positive society for our children and elders as these men become the new leaders of the future!

 Past AAML Guest Speakers & Facilitators:

James Cox- Contra Costa College Scholarship & Counseling

DeAndre Green Former CCC Student/Athlete Montana State University

Dwanye Jones Former CCC Student/Athlete California State University, Stanislaus

Ameer Loggins, CCC Student/Athlete University of California, Berkeley

Jasper Smith North Carolina AT&T investment specialist

Syvlester Flowers (Sansome)

Erwin Reeves, Mechanics Bank,

Vincent Gaines, Gaines Construction, 100 Blackmen of the Bay Area

Daryle Whyte,  President of the Bay Area 100 Blackmen

Tarrell Gamble V.P. Capital Markets, 100 Blackmen of the Bay Area

Pastor Daren Barron, World Conqueror’s Church

J.E. Sulton III, Principal, Aviation High School

Jerry Richardson, East Bay Regional Parks

Vernon Goins, Attorney at Law (Goins, Taylor and Stallworth), 100 Blackmen

Chief Charles Gibson, Contra Costa Community College District

Officer Tim Thomas, Contra Costa Community College District

Adam Taylor, Principal, Brookfield Elementary School

Leon Augustine, Edward Jones Investment

Jerry McDowell, California Highway Patrol

Eric Tate, Morrison Foerster LLP, 100 Blackmen of the Bay Area

Frank Davis, Contra Costa College Counseling

Dr. Terence Elliott, Dean Natural, Social Science & Applied Science Contra Costa College

Fritz Pointer, Contra Costa College Former Chair, English Department

Dr. Vern Cromartie, Contra Costa College, Chair, Social Science

Harold Logwood, Castlemont HS (Historic Black Colleges)

Keith Evans, Oakland Fireman (Member of Black Fireman’s Association)

Tremayne Bess, Wal Mart, Executive

Calvin Andrews, BDA Sports Agency

Mario Andrews, Attorney (Law Office of Mario Andrews)


National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

Rashid A. Coleman, CRPC,  Merrill Lynch (NABA)

Ambrus A. Reese III, MBA,CRTP,ATP AAR-III Financial (Owner & Founder)

Lbi Krukrubo,  Ernst & Young LLP (NABA)

Erick O. Bell, CFE, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP (NABA)

Warren DeSouza, Controller, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NABA)

Okechi Nwamuo, (NABA)

African American Male Leadership Guest Speakers

Tony Thurman,  Councilman – City of Richmond , 100 Blackman of the Bay Area

Harold Lowe, Financial Services, 100 Blackman of the Bay Area

Ron Shaw, West Contra Costa Youth Service Bureau, Program Manager

Chris Chatmon, Principal – OUSD (AAMA), 100 Blackmen of the Bay Area

Ed Reed, Teacher, Edna Brewer Middle School

Burl Toler Jr. Contra Costa Community College District

Jamie Williams Former NFL Academy of the Arts Athletic Director

Dr. Mark Alexander, Kaiser Medical Centers & Hospitals,
President 100 Blackmen of the Bay Area

Howard Parker Banker Financial Literacy, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area

Langston Walker Former NFL 100 Black Men Board Member

Darryl Richardson Everett University, 100 Black Men Board Member

Dr. Karl Debro CCC Gateway Program

Professor Manu Ampim CCC faculty Golden Apple recipient

Professor Kenneth Tramiel CCC

Wendell Grier West Contra Costa County School District

Lloyd Lawrence 100 Black Men founding Member

Robert Dorsey Culinary Chef, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area

Pastor Baren Barron World Conqueror’s Church

Terry Lee Bailey Edward Jones Investing

Derrick Smith Autodesk

El Melech Stills Bey 100 Black Men

Dr. Mark Robinson CCSF Alumni Indiana University Motivational Speaker

Jordan Thierry Black Fatherhood Project

Greg Turner G. Turner & Associates 100 Black Men of the Bay Area

Eddie Hart All in One Foundation 100 Black Men of the Bay Area

Jason Maples Educator/ CCC Coach/Alumnus

DeAndre Green CCC Coach/Alumnus

 Jeffrey Anderson CCC Coach /Alumnus

Officer Michael Jones New Resource Bank

Officer Dr. Cecil Hale Professor CCSF, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area

Officer James Harris, PG & E, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area

Officer Derrick Nesbitt Orkin, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area

Officer Will Levy, San Francisco Police Department

Officer Larry Lewis Richmond Police Department (PAL)

Officer Tim Thomas Contra Costa Community College District