Mentoring Programs

The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) is committed to making strong and positive impacts on first-year students as they matriculate toward graduation. Our vision is to increase the educational attainment of all undergraduate students. Our mentoring programs are designed to help you overcome the obstacles that could keep you from progressing to your sophomore year and obtaining a four-year degree. 

Mentor Collective is a company that helps universities create and run mentoring programs. Our partnership has created two large freshmen mentoring programs: Aggie MEN (for all new male freshmen and new transfer students), and Aggie Mentor Collective (open to all new freshmen and new transfer students).

Aggie Mentor Collective (AMC) AMC pairs freshmen with upper class students(juniors & seniors) to assist the new freshmen with in-class and academic problems as well as out of class issues. We want our freshmen to feel plugged in.  We find our freshmen walk a bit prouder when they are confident in their steps.  Our AMC mentors make sure that you don’t feel like you’re walking alone.

 Other Mentor Programs Provided by CAE:


(Students Inspiring Success Through Education, Retention and Service)
Program Coordinator:  Ms. Antja Dionne Caldwell ( (336) 285-4097.

Aggie M.E.N.

(Male Empowerment Network)
Program Coordinator:  Mr. Anjan Basu (, (336)285-2593 


How can I become a Member or Mentor?  At the beginning of each semester, an email will be sent from Mr. Basu containing the links to sign up to be either a participant or a mentor.