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Training, Retaining, and Uplifting African-American Males to Produce Educational Triumphs

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The TRUMPET program aims to increase the participation and completion rates of African American males in higher education. The program provides students with individualized support as well as access to resources that help them achieve their college goals.

The TRUMPET Program provides:

  •   Textbook loans via our Textbook Lending Library
  •   Semester-long laptop loans via our Laptop Lending Program
  •   Free Online tutoring services
  •   Free Face-to-Face tutoring services
  •   Exposure to cultural and educational events such as college fairs, workshops, and lecture series
  •   Counseling on various issues related to your educational pursuits
  •   Support as students move toward your college and career goals
  •   Opportunities to serve your community
  •    A growing network of TRUMPET Alumni who are currently attending or have graduated from regional 4-year institutions.

TRUMPET is funded by the Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) competitive grant program. If you are interested in learning more about the TRUMPET program at NETC, please stop by the PBI One-Stop Center in Room 812 or contact the Cohort Support Staff/Outreach Coach on your local campus.

TRUMPET Calendar of Events

August 2017

Weekly Cohort Meetings (8/22, 8/29) – Tuesdays, 11:00am – 11:45am

Weekly Workshops (8/24) – Thursdays, 11:00am – 11:45am

TRUMPET Leadership & Teambuilding Retreat (8/31) – Xtreeme Challenge

September 2017

Weekly Cohort Meetings (9/5, 9/12, 9/19, & 9/26) – Tuesdays, 11:00am – 11:45am

Weekly Workshops (9/7, 9/14, & 9/21) – Thursdays, 11:00am – 11:45am

Satellite Cohort Meeting (9/28): Evans Correctional Institution, 10:00am - 12:00pm

October 2017

Weekly Cohort Meetings (10/3, 10/10, & 10/17) – Tuesdays, 11:00am – 11:45am

Weekly Workshops (10/5, 10/12, & 10/19, & 10/27) – Thursdays, 11:00am – 11:45am

Cheraw First Baptist Church Soup Kitchen (10/24): 6:00pm

November 2017

Weekly Cohort Meetings (11/7, 11/14, & 11/28) – Tuesdays, 11:00am – 11:45am

Weekly Workshops (11/9, 11/16, & 11/30) – Thursdays, 11:00am – 11:45am

TRUMPET College Tours (11/2 - 11/3) - UNC-Pembroke, Fayetteville State University, & NC Central University

Satellite Cohort Meeting (11/21) - Evan Correctional Institution, 10:00am - 12:00pm

December 2017

Weekly Cohort Meetings (12/5) – Tuesdays, 11:00am – 11:45am

End of Semester Celebration (12/7) – Thursdays, 11:00am – 11:45am

 

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College Tours, Workshops, & Cultural Activities

Chillin' in the Land of the Swamp Fox:

TRUMPET Members posing for a photo during a college visit to Francis Marion University (Florence, SC) - L to R: J. Dogan (NETC Staff), J. Christian-Hodges (NETC Staff), D. Johnson, M. Scott, K. Lewis, Jr., G. Young, T. Monroe, R. Tedder, H. Larkins, & A. Douglas; Present, but not pictured: V. Gargiulo (NETC Staff)

What happens in Harts-Vegas...

TRUMPET Members posing for a photo with two tour guides at Coker College (Hartsville, SC). Front Row - L to R: R. Tedder, K, Lewis, Jr.,  D. Johnson, J. Dogan (NETC Staff); Second Row - L to R: A. Douglas, T. Monroe, M. Scott, E. Bass, III.; Back Row – L to R: H. Larkins, G. Young, & J. Christian-Hodges (NETC Staff); Present, but not pictured: V. Gargiulo (NETC Staff)

Dinner is Served.

TRUMPET Members posing for a photo before a community service event. The TRUMPET Program with the help of donations from NETC faculty and staff prepared and served a delicious meal at the Cheraw Soup Kitchen.  L to R: B. Dunlap, S. David, M. Scott, J. Benton, & J. Christian-Hodges (NETC Staff)

Graduation Day 2016!!!

Three (3) graduating TRUMPET Members posing for a photo before the ceremony begins. L to R: J. Johnson, K. Sanders, & K. Lewis, Jr.  

The tradition begins...

NETC Graduation 2016. TRUMPET Members to serve as ushers for NETC’s annual graduation ceremony. L to R: M. Scott, M. Saxton, & M. Watson.

A Change of Pace

TRUMPET Members posing for a photo with our tour guide at Charleston Southern University (North Charleston, SC). Front Row – L to R: J. Black, D. Johnson, J. Dogan (NETC Staff); Back Row – L to R: J. Robinson, L. Brown (Driver), J. Christian-Hodges (NETC Staff), M. Scott

A Walk Down the Historic Streets of Charleston

TRUMPET Members stopping for a photo following a college tour at the College of Charleston (Charleston, SC). Kneeling – M. Scott; Standing – D. Johnson, J. Dogan (NETC Staff), J. Christian-Hodges (NETC Staff), J. Black, & J. Robinson

Aye Aye, Captain!!!

TRUMPET Members pause for a photo before embarking on a boat tour of the Charleston Harbor. Seated - Back to Front: J. Black, D. Johnson, and J. Dogan (NETC Staff); Standing - Back to Front: J. Robinson & M. Scott. Present, but not pictured: J. Christian-Hodges (NETC Staff) & L. Brown (Driver)

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

TRUMPET Members serve as ushers at the annual Black History Program at Northeastern Technical College. L to R: J. Christian-Hodges (NETC Staff), M. Scott, T. McDonald, J. Robinson. Not Pictured: T. Cue

Journey to the Old North State:

TRUMPET Members posing for a photo with our tour guide following a college tour of Winston-Salem State University (Winston-Salem, NC). Front Row – L to R: S. Dixon, T. McDonald, & T. Cue; Back Row: J. Dogan (NETC Staff), J. Ayers, J. Stewart, J. Robinson, B. Williams, M. Scott, D. Johnson, D. Grant, D. Jones, & J. Christian-Hodges (NETC Staff).

If there is no struggle, there is no progress...

TRUMPET Members seated around the board room to learn the basics of financial literacy from the experts at M&F Bank. Front Left to Back: S. Dixon, M. Scott, D. Johnson, T. McDonald, J. Robinson, T. Cue, J. Ayers, J. Stewart, & B. Williams; Present, but not pictured: D. Grant, D. Jones, J. Dogan (NETC Staff), J. Christian-Hodges (NETC Staff) --- Presenters: C. McCann & D. Gorham

Financial Literacy 101 with Mechanics & Farmers Bank:

TRUMPET Members seated around the board room to learn the basics of financial literacy from the experts at M&F Bank. Top Right to Back: S. Dixon, M. Scott, D. Johnson, T. McDonald, T. Cue, J. Ayers, J. Dogan (NETC Staff), J. Stewart, & B. Williams; Present, but not pictured: J. Robinson, D. Grant, D. Jones, & J. Christian-Hodges (NETC Staff) --- Presenters: C. McCann & D. Gorham

Future leaders of the Carolinas...the United States...the World

TRUMPET Members pose for a photo our Workshop Presenter, C. McCann of Mechanics and Farmers Bank (Winston-Salem, NC). Front - L to R: T. Cue, D. Jones, & D. Johnson; Second Row – L to R: J. Dogan (NETC Staff), D. Grant, B. Williams, M. Scott, S. Dixon, & T. McDonald; Back Row – L to R: J. Stewart, J. Ayers, J. Christian-Hodges (NETC Staff), & J. Robinson.

Classic...

TRUMPET Members pose for a photo our Workshop Presenter, C. McCann of Mechanics and Farmers Bank (Winston-Salem, NC). Front - L to R: T. Cue, D. Jones, & D. Johnson; Second Row – L to R: J. Dogan (NETC Staff), D. Grant, B. Williams, M. Scott, S. Dixon, & T. McDonald; Back Row – L to R: J. Stewart, J. Ayers, J. Christian-Hodges (NETC Staff), & J. Robinson.

Adventure in Aggie Land

TRUMPET Members pause for a photo with our tour guide following a tour of North Carolina A&T (Greensboro, NC). Front – L to R: J. Dogan (NETC Staff), D. Jones, T. Cue, D. Johnson, B. Williams, S. Dixon, & T. McDonald. Back – R to L: J. Christian-Hodges (NETC Staff), J. Ayers, J. Stewart, J. Robinson, D. Grant, & M. Scott.

Jerry's World with a Carolina Twist

TRUMPET Members take a break from Segway touring uptown Charlotte to pose for a photo in front of Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC). Front Row – L to R: J. Christian-Hodges (NETC Staff), J. Dogan (NETC Staff), D. Jones, D. Grant, & D. Johnson; Back Row – L to R: T. McDonald, B. Williams, T. Cue, S. Dixon, J. Robinson, J. Ayers, & J. Stewart.

Taking in the History & Culture of Uptown Charlotte during CIAA Weekend 2017:

TRUMPET Members stop to take a photo in front of the amazing Charlotte, NC Skyline.  Standing in Front: M. Scott; Second Row – L to R: D. Jones, T. McDonald, D. Johnson, S. Dixon, D. Grant, J. Dogan (NETC Staff), T. Cue; Back Row – L to R: J. Stewart, J. Christian-Hodges (NETC Staff), J. Ayers, B. Williams, & J. Robinson

The tradition continues...

NETC Graduation 2017. TRUMPET Members to serve as ushers for NETC’s annual graduation ceremony. L to R: T. Cue, M. Scott, & T. McDonald

Embarking on an Xtreeme Adventure...

TRUMPET Members take time to pose for before leaving for a Teambuilding Workshop with Xtreeme Challenge in Monroe, NC.  Kneeling: M. Scott; 2nd Row L to R: d. Covington, N. Wilson, D. Miller (NETC Staff), M. Howard (NETC Staff), V. Evans (NETC Staff), J. Dogan (NETC Staff); 3rd Row L to R: B. Williams, E. Dease, S. Dixon, T. Cue, C. Wilson, D. Thomas, A. Hepburn, and T. Powe (Driver); Back Row L to R: S. Stewart, J. Christian-Hodges (NETC Staff), R. Crosby, J. Gee, B. and Henderson.

Time to Eat!!!

TRUMPET Members take time to pose for a photo during a community service event. The TRUMPET Program with the help of donations from NETC faculty and staff prepared and served a delicious meal at the Cheraw Soup Kitchen.  Front L to R: M. Scott, T. Cue, E. Dease; 2nd Row L to R: Dr. Kyle Wagner (NETC President), I. Dease, D. Miller (NETC Staff), J. Dogan (NETC Staff), A. Hepburn; Back Row L to R: K. Ashwood, K. Patterson, S. Dixon, J. Christian-Hodges (NETC Staff) J. Gee, D. Thomas, and S. Stewart. Not Pictured: K. Rivers & D. Covington.

Transforming the NC Promise into the Carolina Promise

TRUMPET Members pose for a photo with our tour guide following a tour of UNC-Pembroke. Front Row L to R: J. Dogan (NETC Staff), E. Dease, I. Dease, S. Dixon, M. Scott, S. Stewart. Back Row L to R: T. Tart, D. Green, B. Williams, B. Henderson,  J. Christian-Hodges (NETC Staff), K. Ashwood, A. Hepburn. Not Pictured: K. Rivers

 

Exploring Fayetteville, North Carolina

TRUMPET Members pose for a photo with our three tour guides following a tour of Fayetteville State University. Front Row L to R: J. Dogan (NETC Staff), K. Ashwood, S. Dixon, I. Dease, M. Scott, J. Christian-Hodges (NETC Staff); Back Row L to R: B. Williams, E. Dease, D. Green, B. Henderson, T. Tart, A. Hepburn, S. Stewart. Not pictured: K. Rivers

 

Everybody Goorsha!!!

TRUMPET Members pose for a photo with the restaurant owner of Goosha Ethiopia in Durham, NC following a delicious meal consisting of authentic Ethiopian cuisine.  Front Row Seated: M. Scott; Front Row Standing L to R: K. Ashwood, A. Hepburn, S. Dixon, J. Dogan (NETC Staff), I. Dease, B. Henderson, J. Christian-Hodges (NETC Staff). Back Row L to R: S. Stewart, T. Tart, E. Dease, D. Green.  Not Pictured: B. Williams & K. Rivers

 

Soaring high with the Eagles of NC Central!!!

TRUMPET Members pose for a photo with our two tour guides following a tour of North Carolina Central University. Front Row L to R: T. Tart,  B. Henderson, J. Dogan (NETC Staff), I. Dease, S. Dixon, M. Scott, and A. Hepburn. Back Row L to R: S. Stewart, D. Green, K. Ashwood, B. Williams, E. Dease, and J. Christian-Hodges (NETC Staff). Not pictured: K. Rivers.

 

Xtreeme Fun @ Xtreeme Kombat

TRUMPET Members pose for a photo with our new comrades from RTP following several excursions in the trenches at Xtreeme Kombat in Durham, NC. Front Row L to R: T. Tart,  B. Henderson; Second Row L to R: A. Hepburn and J. Dogan (NETC Staff); Third Row L to R: B. William, S. Dixon, and J. Christian-Hodges (NETC Staff); Back Row L to R: I. Dease, K. Ashwood, and D. Green. Not Pictured: K. Rivers, E. Dease, and M. Scott