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About MENtal Freedom


MENtal Freedom is a mentoring program designed to provide leadership, networking, dialogue, instruction and real world situations focused on interpersonal, academic, and professional development. The program will establish and encourage inclusiveness, community and legacy. The outreach behind MENtal Freedom is focused on our traditionally under-represented males, including African-American and Latino men.

Congratulations MENtal Freedom Graduates 2013-2014!

We are excited to congratulate and celebrate our 2013-2014 graduates, Garrett Hughes and Brian Ngwa.


  • MENtal Freedom members hold session at the #Leaders4Diversity conference. April 11, 2014.
  • MENtal Freedom presents leadership workshop at Sam Houston University's Diversity Leadership conference. March 21-22, 2014.
  • MENtal Freedom men co-host NAACP Panel and welcome special guest Yannis Banks. February 12, 2014.
  • MENtal Freedom member, Spencer McDuffy, welcomes keynote speaker Ervin James III at Tarleton's annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner. January 22, 2014.
  • MENtal Freedom members meet on a weekly basis to provide support for each other in the various arenas of life.

Meet MENtal Freedom

MENtal Freedom 2013-2014 includes 24 members.

MENtal Freedom relies on an Advisory Board of Tarleton State University faculty and staff. The 2013-2014 Advisory Board Members include:

Dr. Edward Randle, Dr. Rusty FreedDr. Janis Petronis, Ms. Lathes Towns, Dr. Javier Garza, and Ms. Brenda Faulkner

See images of MENtal Freedom Lecture Series, events, and outreach on our Flickr page!

Contact Us

MENtal Freedom is a program within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

 Dr. Lora Helvie-Mason, Director

Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Thompson Student Center, 21


Dr. Reggie Hall, Coordinator of Mentoring Programs

Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Thompson Student Center, 25