Nixon Leaders Center at the MMSI Conference

Students had a chance to hear form the countries most prolific speakers at this year’s Minority Male Success Initiative Conference. Students had an awesome time honing their academic and professional knowledge.



Robert R. Taylor Week

Robert Taylor tour

In an effort to expose students to ASTEM (Architecture, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers, in 2017 we dedicated an entire week where students were able to learn about these fields and how historically they are connected to the minorities in the Port City.  Robert R. Taylor was the first black to graduate from MIT and also the first academically trained black architect in America.  Mr. Taylor was also a native of Wilmington North Carolina.

During Robert R. Taylor Week students and community participants engaged in:




¨           February 12th Taylor Museum Monday U-152   10AM – 5PM (all week)

Participants were to able to see Robert Taylor exhibits and photos

¨          February 13th North Campus Tour NB 132   4:30PM – 5:30PM

Participants were able to board a ship and learn about careers in Chemical and Marine Technology


¨          February 14th Main Campus Tour N building lobby 10AM to 1PM

Participants were able to learn about careers in Mechanical Engineering and more…




A Different Approach

This year we have explored a lot of different approaches to student academic readiness and have had opportunities to formulate new partnerships.

One such partnership was with Longwave Yoga.  Through Longwave Yoga’s connection with us, students were able to get a deeper look at ways of relaxing and how it effects studying and memory. We look forward to working with them in the future.

The Nixon Leaders touch down at NC State University

Visit to the University of North Carolina Pembroke Game


Students had a great time at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke this Wednesday. Students enjoyed a college visit and UNCP Basketball hoops as the Brave hawks got an overtime win after a buzzer beater finish.  So far we have one that seems to be committed to getting there once he saw the campus.








Graduates, Graduates, Graduates!!!!

3M Celebrated another milestone Friday! We graduated 3 students and are transferring 4. Not only was that an inspiration but also one of our 3m guys actually walked the stage right behind his dad and sister! Unbelievable! We look forward to next year and extending our 3M footprint in the world through producing more graduates!

Jameson Baxter (Graduate/Transfer) NC A&T
Tyrone Bean (Transfer) Fayetteville State University
Chris Sims (Graduate)
Fredreck Yakubu (Transfer) NC A&T
Richard Yakubu  (Graduate/Transfer) UNCC




CFCC makes Charlotte Hornets JumboTron on 3M College Visit & Career Fair

The Time Warner Cable Arena hosted a career expo, where 3M members met with recruiters from various companies including marketing firms, The ACC, and other professional sports teams.  Students had the opportunity to compete for internships and seasonal positions in various fields.

After the career expo 3M members visited UNCC briefly to grab a bite to eat, then they headed back to the arena to watch their home team Charlotte Hornets play and win a basketball game.  During the game Cape Fear was featured on the JumboTron as a special guest at the game.


NC State Campus Tour

3M Members took a tour of NC State’s campus. They were able to get a real life feel for the campus briefly experiencing what it is like to be a part of the Wolfpack.

While on the tour 3M members were able to see some of the iconic landmarks on campus, like the larger than life Wolfpack, Free Expression Tunnel, and the Howling Cow NC State’s on brand of dairy products.


UNCP Campus Visit

3M students were able to take a tour of the UNCP campus to get a feel for the environment and the experience of campus life through their own eyes.



Members were also fortunate to meet with a former 3M member who has transferred to UNCP and also attended a basketball game to round out their campus experience.


A Productive Night with the Nixon Minority Male Leaders


Yesterday we held one of first meetings of the year and started off with a bang. After reviewing tutor schedules, and upcoming plans for 4 different college visits (starting next week with UNC-Pembroke), we held a student led Double Windsor NeckTie Workshop. After participants selected from a box of ties that had been donated to us, 3M Member James Davis led the group in learning how to form the Windsor knot. The guys were extremely engaged and as you can see had fun during several trial runs to get the perfect knot.

Later during that night 3M followed up with our second Thursday of volunteering with the Grandparent’s Support Network. These children that rarely get to receive mentorship from collegiate black males, had a chance to hang out and see what it was like to speak with future black scholars. We look forward to continuing the relationship with the Grandparent’s Support Network and will be adding more volunteers. In the future we will be coordinating a trip for these kids to CFCC.