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African American Male Initiative (AAMI)


The African American Male Initiative (AAMI) is a completion initiative designed to help young men find their passion, walk in their purpose, and reach their potential.

Specifically, the purpose of the program is to retain students from term to term, insuring that students maintain a GPA in good standing, experience personal and professional development, and complete their degree/certificate on time (within 2-3 years). This program is culturally relevant and supports men of color at their level of need, whether it is academic, professional, social, or emotional.

Visit the Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) National organization.

AAMI Students as of Spring Semester 2020

  • 70% persistence rate for AAMI students during spring 2020
  • 3.0 Average cumulative GPA among AAMI 2020 graduates
  • 2 years, 1 semester (or 7 terms) is the average time of degree completion among 2020 graduates 
  • 7 AAMI 2020 graduates are entrepreneurs


2020 Graduates from AAMI

Aaron Neely, Sociology
Aaron Neely
Ahmed Haija, Biology
Ahmed Haija
Austin Vega, Theatre Arts
Austin Vega
Theatre Arts
Brendan Bannan, Business Management Entrepreneurship
Brendan Bannan
Business Management - Entrepreneurship
Daniel Peoples III, Business Management - Entrepreneurship
Daniel Peoples III
Business Management - Entrepreneurship
Dorian Pierce Jr., Liberal Arts
Dorian Pierce Jr.
Liberal Arts
Jaymen McDonald, Liberal Arts
Jaymen McDonald
Liberal Arts
Kevin Hawkins, Automotive Technology
Kevin Hawkins
Automotive Technology
Khalid Abdullah, Visual Communications
Khalid Abduallah
Visual Communications
Khalid Abdullah, Visual Communications
Kyle Dixon
Liberal Arts
Leahcim Warran, Liberal Arts
Leahcim Warren
Liberal Arts
Marquis Mascall, Dietetic Technician
Marquis Mascall
Dietetic Technician
William Kellum, Multimedia Journalism
William Kellum
Multimedia Journalism

Brother 2 Brother Meetings for Spring Semester 2021

Our Brother 2 Brother meetings are informative and impactful! We work to bring topics that will help to develop our students academically, professionally and personally. 

All meetings are on Friday's at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom (Links below).  As soon as we are able to gather in a safe and healthy manner as defined by the CDC and Sinclair College, we will return to the AAMI office, located in Building 8, Room 8-027 unless otherwise posted.

AAMI Group Meeting


Brother 2 Brother Meetings for Spring 2021 have been moved to an online format. Zoom link in each bio.


January 22, 2021

Ronnel Hunt is a journalist from Pittsburgh, PA working locally with NewsCenter7. ; He will share his journey from PA to WV to OH, with the Brothers of the AAMI.
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January 29, 2021

News Media and Black Culture Basim Blunt, Project Coordinator Dayton Youth Radio
Basim is an independent media producer and the founding producer of Dayton Youth Radio, a public radio series and NPR Podcast. The series features stories from over 200 high school students from Southwest Ohio. Basim has been teaching, writing and producing media for over 15 years with clients including PBS, University of Dayton, NewsOne Radio, Planet Money and FOX 45 TV Atlanta. He won an Associated Press award for Best Use of Sound for the radio documentary "Boogie Nights." Blunt has created vivid multi-media set designs for live theater productions with the Central State University Theater Program. Basim lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio where he is an adjunct professor at Antioch College and hosts a Friday evening music show on 91.3 WYSO-FM called “Behind the Groove.”
Join via Zoom:


February 5, 2021

Engineering with John Gibson, PhD
Dr. Gibson holds a bachelors in Computer Engineering from Bethune-Cookman, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering from Florida International. John practices Brazilian Dance martial arts and is pursuing a patent on a hoverboard. John is an amazing engineer and youth in STEM advocate.
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February 12, 2021

Self-Care, Especially Now with Frederick L. Cox, III
Fred is a community advocate and activist.
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February 19, 2021

The Mecca and the Relevance of HBCU’s with Dr. Parris Carter
Dr. Carter is the Associate VP of Student Affairs at Howard University. A Wright State graduate, prior to Howard Carter was Dean of Students at Wilberforce University, Executive Director of Student Affairs at Pitt-Titusville.
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February 26, 2021

Know Your Rights with Myla Cardona-Jones. Sinclair Faculty in Legal Studies
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March 5, 2021

Education and Recidivism with Professor Quin Howard, Sinclair Faculty AJT
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March 12, 2021

No Meeting: Spring Break


March 19, 2021

Paralegal, Black and Professional with Eric Walker
Walker is a Central State University graduate as well as a Paralegal
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March 26, 2021

Why Economics with Professor Robert Menafee, Sinclair Faculty Economics
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April 2, 2021

Young, Black and Gifted with Darius Beckham, City of Dayton Legislative Aide
Darius serves as a legislative Aide directly to the Mayor Nan Whaley, as well as support staff for the Mayors Police Reform Group addressing Use of Force Policy.  Darius is a Dayton Native and graduated from University of Dayton.
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April 9, 2021

Diversity, Equity and Leadership with Dr. Derrick Tillman-Kelly, Director of the UIA Fellows Program and Network Engagement for the University Innovation Alliance.
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April 16, 2021

Cybersecurity, Hip Hop and COVID-19 with Kevin Carter
Kevin Carter holds a bachelors in Computer Science, works and teaches cybersecurity and is a hip hop artist.  Kevin annually hosts “For Dayton, By Dayton” a benefit concert exclusively for local artists.
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April 23, 2021

Save Yourself, Save the World: John Moore and Black Manhood with Peter Matthews,Founder of the Global Village.
Peter is also the Senior Pastor of Grace United Methodist as well as Leading McKinley United Methodist as Pastor and overseer.
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April 30, 2021

To Be Determined (Meeting or Cancel in Lieu of AAMI Family and Friends Night)


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