Arkansas State University Multicultural Center Newsletter
Volume 2 Issue 4 December 2013
“Not just a Space, but a Place for ALL!” MC to hold 2013 Graduation Reception
very semester, the Multicultural Center honors A-State’s minority, international, and non-traditional student graduates. On Thursday, December 12th at 4:00 p.m., we will recognize December 2013 graduates. All honorees present will receive an A-State lapel pin. Representatives from the A-State Alumni Association and Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter will speak. Immediately following the program is a small reception for the graduates and their families.
2013 Non-Traditional Student Recognition Program Award Recipients School Pride Award - Yaoska "Angie" Abaunza
Leadership Award - Annie Everett
Volunteerism Award - Grover Welch
Above and Beyond - Barbara Barnett
Non-Traditional Student Studies Abroad 2013 Non-Traditional Student Appreciation Week was held November 4—8. Jonathan Carmichael, a non-traditional student and recipient of the Gilman Scholarship, presented an information session on his study abroad experience. Read below as Jonathan shares his inspirations and gives advice to other non-traditional students.
Jonathan Carmichael Classification: Senior Major: Sociology & Criminology
Jonathan Carmichael and international student at information session
Hometown: Black Oak, Arkansas Background: I have been married to my wife, Laura, for twenty-two years, and we have three children, Daniel, Alan, and Jona. I earned my associates of arts degree from Arkansas Northeastern College. Who inspires me: Jillian Hartley, History / Political Science Instructor at Arkansas Northeastern College inspires me. As long as I have known her and been associated with Mrs. Hartley, she always has a smile, had been willing to assist others with their academic ambitions, and maintains the balance necessary for being successful in her roles as a wife, mother, and instructor. Simply stated, she is a wonderful example of the added value to life by means of higher education. Advice for other non-traditional students: Stay focused. Non-traditional students experience many distractions while attempting to earn their degrees, and the key to academic success for non-traditional students is focus, for the benefits of education are worth every sacrifice made.
The Multicultural Center has had a busy semester. Take a look at some of the highlights! August
MC Meet and Greet
Minority Welcome Week Hispanic Heritage Month
LGBT History Month
Non-Traditional Student Appreciation Week
Student Organization Spotlight: Brother to Brother B2B provides an avenue to increase graduation rates among minority male students by providing a nurturing environment based on promoting campus connectedness, academic support, character development, and community service to ensure the college success of its minority male students. For more information about Brother to Brother email president Terry Jenkins at email@example.com.
The Executive Board
Brother to Brother in action!
Terry Jenkins, Jr. President Senior Sport Management Monticello, AR Lance Smith Secretary Sophomore Public Relations Little Rock, AR
Justin Taylor Vice President Sophomore Psychology McGehee, AR
Jonathan Williams Academic Chair Sophomore Communication Disorders Camden, AR
Derek Johnson Community Service Chair Freshman Criminology Bryant, AR
Spring 2014 Upcoming Programs Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Monday, January 20th Northeast Arkansas MLK Parade and Community Program 10:30 a.m.—Parade starts at New St. John MB Church Noon—Program at St. Bernard’s Auditorium MLK Service Project 2:30 p.m. To volunteer email firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, January 23rd MLK Candlelight Vigil Carl R. Reng Student Union—Center Court 4:30 p.m.
Thompson Minority Scholarship Applications available online at
www.astate.edu/multiculturalcenter Due on January 31, 2014!
MC Affiliated Student Organizations
Black Student Association Brother 2 Brother Circle of Trust Gay Straight Alliance Hispanic Outreach & Latino Appreciation Minorities in Healthcare Professions Multicultural Center Ambassadors National Pan-Hellenic Council Non-Traditional Student Organization Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter
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Multicultural Center Hours
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Carl R. Reng Student Union 3rd Floor Suite 3003
Friday 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Niya Blair Director Multicultural Center
Candence Williams Program Coordinator Multicultural Center
James Hines Graduate Assistant Multicultural Center
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