Monmouth Intercultural Network of Alumni
The purpose of the Monmouth Intercultural Network of Alumni is to provide meaningful opportunities for alumni of color to become engaged in and remain involved with the Monmouth community through social, educational, leadership and service activities that support Monmouth students.
MINA works to build a multicultural community of support and engagement through involvement with the College that includes connecting prospective students to the College, supporting and mentoring current students, and engaging with other alumni.
Men of Distinction
The SCOTS Men of Distinction emerged out of ongoing programming for Men of Color on Monmouth’s Campus. Using principles of peer to peer mentoring, the Men of Distinction follow a custom-built framework informed by years of work acknowledging and focusing on the unique needs of Men of Color. Mentors for the ’21 academic year include Dante Daniels ’08, Alumni Board member Ed Wimp ’12, Charles Burton ’92, and Trustee Harvey Echols ’81.
To refer a Scot, please contact program manager Regina Johnson ’01.
Recent Event Videos and Topics
“Being an Ally in the Workplace”
Brian Valentini ’02 and Regina Johnson ’01 discuss the importance of using privilege for good, stepping outside the comfort zone, and the crucial role of allyship.
Equity & Inclusion Matters: A Look at the K-12 Landscape
How do you talk about diversity in your school? How do you promote kindness, curiosity and empathy towards our differences? What does equity and inclusion look like in rural America and in the city?
The mission of the Monmouth Intercultural Network of Alumni is to showcase the accomplishments of alumni of color, provide a conduit to support incoming and current students and alumni of color, and to assist the College in achieving and maintaining its goal of a racially and ethnically diverse campus community. MINA supports the College’s overall admissions, educational and career programs, particularly as they relate to the enrichment of its students and alumni of color.
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Harvey Echols ’81View Profile
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Stacy Brown ’98View Profile
Raven Robinson ’14View Profile
Fannetta Jones ’11View Profile
Relationship with the Alumni Association and Intercultural Life
- MINA operates under the authority of the Alumni Association
- Programs are organized with Alumni Association support and participation
- The Office of Equity Inclusion & Community supports this initiative and works to create opportunities for student interaction with MINA
Focus on Diversity, Equity and InclusionCampus group aims to ‘move the needle forward’ through several initiatives and programs designed to promote diversity.Read More
Kylee Payne ’19 makes rural teaching her missionA new teacher and rural teacher corps graduate reflects on an unexpected first year.Read More
Helping Others Navigate College LifeComing to Monmouth as a first-generation college student, Chandler Claudé did not have an easy time of it at first. But thanks to the help of an older student, he is now poised to graduate in May with a degree in accounting and a minor in French.Read More