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.
“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.
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.
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 Diversity, Equity & Inclusive Leadership supports this initiative and works to create opportunities for student interaction with MINA