Program (Answering the Call for Excellence) is an academic advising,
counseling, mentoring, and social support program intended to provide
academic enrichment, leadership development, enhanced
sense of professionalism and self-advocacy, critical thinking and
communication skills leading to program completion, graduation and
employment for primarily African American male students attending West
Georgia Technical College. Male students from other
ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to participate as well.
“We strive to provide our students with the programs and resources to excel and complete their education with us,” West Georgia Technical College President Dr. Skip Sullivan said. “This is a tremendous achievement and we are very proud of him.”
Singleton first enrolled at West Georgia Technical College on the Murphy Campus in 2008 after leaving a four year university. As a single dad, he wanted to work quickly and enrolled in the Emergency Medical Services program where he received his EMT certification. He then decided to pursue an associate degree and enrolled in the Health Information Technology program. It was during this time that Singleton learned about ACE.
“Just the definition of ACE inspired me. I wanted to be a role model to other individuals,” said Singleton. “After the first meeting I decided to join. The meetings kept me focused on the end result.”
During his time in the ACE Program, Singleton has worked in many capacities at the College including several work study positions and an EMT instructor in addition to his current position as an EMT with West Georgia Ambulance.
“Seeing how much Ju’Morris has grown from the time I first met him makes me really proud to be a part of ACE,” said Tammy Harris, Enrollment Center and ACE Program Coordinator. “It has helped him become the young man he is today. He has set an example for single dads out there working and going to school.”
“ACE has taught me professional skills and gave me a feel for being in a professional environment,” said Singleton. “It’s a program that gave me a good foundation.”