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Ethnic Minority Pipeline Program

In 2003, in response to the American Psychological Association’s call to increase ethnic minority representation in psychology, our department established a Pipeline program.

Pipeline includes ethnic minority students of all academic ranks (freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior) and is modeled according to the Culturally Engaging Campus Environments Model. Culturally engaging campus environments (e.g., cultural familiarity, collectivist cultural orientations) are linked with increased likelihood of student success. To achieve greater ethnic minority representation in psychology graduate programs and careers, the Department of Psychological Sciences at Augusta University is invested in providing a culturally engaging environment, improving student knowledge, academic self-efficacy, satisfaction, and retention and graduation rates. We hold monthly mentoring and/or social meetings to provide students with information related to graduate school, enhanced educational opportunities (e.g., mentoring and research opportunities), and a sense of cohesiveness.

Students at the Hispanic Festival on Campus

For more information about the Ethnic Minority Pipeline Program, please contact Dr. Michelle Johnson at (706) 667-4619 or mjohns13@augusta.edu

 

Events

Below is a timeline of events for the 2019-2020 academic year:

  • Social Event (August 25, 2019)- Ice Cream Social 
  • Meeting 1 (September 6, 2019)- Introductions, purpose and mission of the Pipeline, information about departmental and campus resources 
  • Social Event (September 17, 2019)- Multicultural Student Engagement Center grand opening
  • Meeting 2 (September 20, 2019)- Suicide Awareness and Prevention 
  • Social Event (October 20, 2019)- Cookout! 
  • Meeting 3 (November 15, 2019)- Are you ready for grad school? 
  • Social Event (November 23, 2019)- Thanksgiving Dinner 
  • Meeting 4 (February 2020)- First meeting of the spring semester. Information concerning fundraising and Kenneth and Mamie Phipps Clark Mentoring Award 
  • Meeting 5 (March 2020)- 
  • Social Event (February or March)- Movie Night. 
  • Meeting 6 (April 2020)- Take Back the Day and Take Back the Night Planning Session 
  • Social Event. (May 2020)- End of the year celebration in conjunction with activities to celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Kenneth and Mamie Phipps Clark Mentoring Award

The recipients of this award are offered one-on-one mentoring with faculty, research opportunities with faculty and/or graduate students, and financial support for professional development.

To be eligible for the award, students must identify as ethnic minority, have declared psychology as their major, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, and taken at least three psychology courses.

If you have any questions about the award, please contact Dr. Michelle Johnson

Student Award Recipients

Elinita Pollard

Elinita Pollard, 2019 Recipient

  • 2018 – Erin Park
  • 2016 – 2017 - Kiana Ladson and Sequoia Sinclair
  • 2015 – Marana Gainer
  • 2014 – Marquita Bostic and Asian Brown
  • 2013 – Lylli Cain
  • 2012 – Tashera Heights and Makenzie Morrison
  • 2011 – Andre Patterson
  • 2010 – Maleeha Ahmad
  • 2009 – Jerry Oliver
  • 2007 - 2008 – Sheron Young
  • 2006 – Celeste Williams and Liza Navarro
  • 2005 – Quendria Johnson
Elinita Pollard

Jamani Garner, 2019 recipient