The African American Male Leadership 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.
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