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Men of Distinction

2013 men of distinction imageSpend the summer challenging yourself to reach higher in a supportive environment with TCC’s Men of Distinction program!

June 23-Aug. 14, 2014

We’re recruiting young African American, Latino and Asian/Pacific Islander males to participate in a special summer academy. This intensive 8-week program features:

  • Courses to develop reading, writing, and college success skills
  • Targeted support services

This program is designed to help students experience greater overall success at TCC. The summer academy provides students with the opportunity to complete developmental course work, preparing them to begin college-level work in the fall. Depending on initial assessment scores, students may earn 11-13 credits.

The Men of Distinction program empowers students to work together to promote personal and academic success. The college also provides support services, including:

  • Advising and educational planning
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Tutoring
  • Personal finance, financial planning and money management assistance
  • Time management and personal goal-setting guidance
  • Academic success planning and assistance
  • Computing resources  


  • 18-24 years old
  • High school diploma or GED (by June 25, 2014)
  • Must place at ENGL 85 level or above on the ACCUPLACER test.
    To find out if you’re eligible, take or re-take the ACCUPLACER test at Tacoma Community College – Assessment, Bldg. 7. 

To prepare for the test, we encourage students to attend one of the free Accuplacer Prep workshops, or visit the Accuplacer review website.

Important Dates

  • May 30: Program enrollment priority deadline
  • June 10: Program enrollment deadline
  • June 16: Program Orientation and Welcome event
  • June 23: Summer Academy begins
  • Aug. 14: End of Quarter Celebration

Interested? Let us know by completing the following two forms:

Questions? Contact Margaret Robinson at 253.566.5366 or via email.

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