TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) alum, Edward G. Tolliver, was recently named the director of FAMU’s Black Male College Explorers Program.
“I am truly excited and passionate about this program,” said Tolliver. “Our major objective is to help an at-risk black male become a safe-risk male.”
The Black Male College Explorers Program is an at-risk prevention/intervention program designed specifically to prevent black males from dropping out of high school; facilitate their admission to college; and significantly increase their chances of earning a college degree. Middle and high schools from Tallahassee and major cities all over Florida are selected as participating schools. Participating schools are asked to identify at-risk males enrolled in grades 7 through 11. A team of school and community leaders is required to provide supportive services for the student during the regular year. FAMU provides six weeks of highly concentrated developmental experiences, which includes weekly seminars, workshops and motivational trips, during the summer.
Some of Tolliver’s previous positions include Bureau Chief for State Purchasing, Florida Department of Management Services; assistant director of Purchasing, Florida A&M University; purchasing specialist, Florida Department of General Services; director of Materials Management for Capital Hospital; and purchasing agent for Tallahassee Community Hospital.
Tolliver received his associate of arts degree from Tallahassee Community College and his bachelor of science, master of applied social science and doctor of philosophy from FAMU. He is a 2001 Distinguished Alumni.
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