IMPACT This Year

July 2014

In July, students participated in the summer session for IMPACT Academy. IMPACT Academy provided participants with the opportunity to prepare for the fall semester by offering 2 workshops that addressed effective study and note taking skills. Additionally, participants met with the Director of the new Advising Center, Dr. Malinda Daniel and discussed the importance of developing an academic plan and understanding the role of students in the advising process.
UCPS, 8th grade assistant principal Mr. Maxie Johnson, Jr., from East Union Middle School delivered the midday energizer encouraging the students to utilize the resources available at SPCC and the importance of getting to know their instructors. Additionally, Mr. Johnson facilitated an interactive discussion regarding decision making and the impact their daily decisions will have on their academic careers.



October 2014

IMPACT members visited Wingate University and participated in a campus tour. Zachary, a Wingate University student and tour guide, did a great job answering the student’s questions and provided a personal touch for the tour.



December 18, 2014


On December 18th, 2014, the IMPACT spring academy was held for the 2015 program participants. The IMPACT academy is open to all minority male students enrolled each semester. Participants learned about the goals of the program and the benefits of their involvement. Participants also were introduced to the Director of the Academic Advising Center, Dr. Malinda Daniels, who discussed the importance of establishing an advising plan and being a Responsible, Ready and Resourceful student by taking charge of their education. Additionally, Ms. Fedder Williams, Department Chair of Business and Public Service Technologies, spoke with the men about Unconscious Bias and strategies to address this challenge.