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Answering the Call of Excellence

Mission Statement

The ACE Program (Answering the Call for Excellence) is an academic advising, counseling, mentoring,
and social support program intended to provide academic enrichment, leadership development, enhanced sense of professionalism and self-advocacy, critical thinking and communication skills
leading to program completion, graduation and employment for primarily African American male
students attending West Georgia Technical College. Male students from other ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to participate as well.

Vision Statement

The goal is to enroll approximately 25% of all new African American male students as well as enlist those currently enrolled at WGTC who have shown interest in the program. The specific goals are as follows:

  • To strengthen self-esteem, and enhance personal satisfaction with the educational experience
    at West Georgia Technical College through planned social, recreational, and educational activities.

  • To enhance access to counselors, advisors, and mentors to improve motivation and self-awareness/self-actualization.

  • To improve transition from academic learning support curriculum to the general education curriculum in an effort to improve first to second year retention.

  • To increase the number of credit hours earned towards graduation by decreasing the number
    of credit hours attempted and not successfully completed.

  • To improve financial literacy and personal responsibility in an effort to decrease dropout for financial reasons.

  • To successfully place graduates in employment opportunities as well as exploring the possibilities of transfer to other two year and four year educational programs.

The ACE Program vision statement and goals will be met through a series of workshop experiences, group leadership training, and social activities designed to maximize a students potential for academic retention, program completion and graduation.

The ACE Program is a new student focused program intended to bring primarily African American males students together to enhance their social integration and academic success at West Georgia Technical College. Participating students will receive enhanced counseling and academic support, attend informational workshops, receive employment coaching from mentors, and participate in social activities.

For more information about the ACE program, contact:

Dr. David V. Taylor
Director, ACE Program
Douglas Campus
Office Hours: M-W-F, 8:30-11am

Or contact one of the ACE program coordinators:



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