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Dalton Lemelle

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Coach Lemelle is an award-winning, enlisted retired Air Force Veteran who offers 20+ years of professional service in Academic and Athletic Coaching. Since retiring in 2006, he has accepted the challenge of creating a winning culture by assisting minority students with attaining college degrees and changing the culture of the surrounding communities by creating academic awareness. From January 2009 through July 2011, while employed as a Student Success Coach at Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock, AR., Coach Lemelle was selected as a webinar presenter of academic “best practices” by Academic Impressions. Coach Lemelle advised and developed student success plans for 300 African American/marginalized male college students on academic, personal and financial aid services; directed an academic/workforce system within the classroom during its pilot, infancy and operational phase. After being a full time student for the past 20 months, Coach Lemelle stepped back into the Success Coaching field as a College Intern with Georgia Highlands College-Paulding Campus. As Student Success Coach for the Georgia Highlands African-American and Minority Male Excellence Initiative & Brother to Brother Program (B2B), Coach Lemelle led the Paulding Campus Club by increasing Club growth by 800% from 6 to 24 students; increasing the Club’s overall GPA from 1.82 in Fall 2012 Semester to 2.31 Spring 2013 Semester which assisted the overall program to win the Brother to Brother 2013 Stellar Award for Program Excellence (National Award).

Coach Lemelle is a contributing author on customized textbooks for student success courses. He co-authored a recently released book, The College Experience for Men of Color, which is being utilized throughout colleges and universities nationwide. Coach Lemelle is currently enrolled in the Higher and Post-Secondary Education Doctoral program with emphasis on Student Affairs and Services at Argosy University-Atlanta and is expected to earn his Ed.D in 2014. Coach Lemelle has taken on the responsibility to be the Minority Male students’ voice that informs educators, administrators, parents, and policy developers to improve the communication gap which exists upon College and University campuses across the nation.