The Men's Achievement Center

At NC Central, we strive to equip every student with programs to help them succeed academically, socially, and personally.

The Men's Achievement Center

North Carolina Central University Men's Achievement Center (MAC) is committed to enriching the quality of students' collegiate experience and ensuring their success at NC Central and beyond.


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Retention Rate in the African American Male Initiative 


Average GPA  in the African American Male Initiative 


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The MAC Brothers Initiative allows younger MAC Brothers to grow while learning from the brothers who paved the way before them. This initiative focuses on skills development to allow our members to adjust to college life and prepare them to be global leaders upon graduation. For additional information about MAC Brothers, please email or call (919) 530-6064.

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Upon acceptance into NC Central, African American males are invited to join AAMI, live in the Living Learning Community, and participate in program activities. After an application process in late spring/summer, AAMI students are accepted into a cohort of 40 men. Members participate in academic, leadership, identity, financial, and spiritual development, as well as experiencing a sense of manhood/masculinity and brotherhood.

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Alumni Sponsors

Our Alumni Sponsors help our program participants secure job opportunities, internships, and mentor support, as well as donating to provide substantial support throughout the school year. As a committed alum, you may already be giving to NC Central University in other ways. However, a gift to the Men's Achievement Center's and AAMI is the only way to support the programming directly. Your contribution helps with engaging community programs, signature celebrations such as reunions and Homecoming, scholarships, career support and mentors, and educational and networking events.

MAC Spotlight

A.A.M.I Senior Awards Graduation Dinner

AAMI Senior Awards Graduation Dinner

At the Senior Awards Graduation Dinner, AAMI Seniors received their gold jackets and graduation rings. 


Roderick T Heath

Roderick T. Heath

Director of the African American Male Initiative
Men's Achievement Center

Tyaisha M Troy

Tyaisha M. Troy

Administrative Support Specialist

Career Services

Preparing NCCU students to be career-ready for life! The mission of the Career Services Center is to foster collaborations with campus partners to empower students through transformative career and professional development.

Ronald E. McNair

Ronald Erwin McNair was born on October 21, 1950, in Lake City, South Carolina, to Carl and Pearl McNair. Although he grew up amidst crushing poverty, McNair always exhibited a deep thirst for scientific knowledge. While in junior high school, Dr. McNair was inspired to work hard and persevere in his studies by his family and by a teacher who recognized his scientific potential and believed in him. Dr. McNair graduated as valedictorian from Carver High School in 1967. In 1971, he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Physics degree from the North Carolina A&T State University (Greensboro). In 1976, Dr. McNair earned his PhD degree in Physics from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the age of 26 and went on to work with the Hughes Research Laboratory, where he became recognized as an expert in the field of laser physics.

McNair Eligibility Requirements

Enrolled NCCU undergraduate students who are US citizens or permanent residents and meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply to the McNair Scholars Program. Please click the link for eligibility requirements.

Faculty Mentors

McNair Faculty Mentors should have a genuine interest in the student’s future, believe in the student’s abilities and potential to succeed in graduate school, empower and support the student, and provide the student with opportunities to strengthen their graduate school application portfolio. If you are interested in receiving more information or becoming a faculty mentor, please reach out to us using the link below.

Our McNair Scholars

Meet our current scholars.

McNair Scholars Program Staff