|Alejandro Mancera ’15 receives a certificate for participating in the Summer Enrichment Program.|
Aug. 24, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Twelve Illinois Wesleyan University students who participated in the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) 2012 were recognized at a graduation luncheon ceremony on Aug. 15 in the Joslin Atrium of Memorial Center.
SEP is a rigorous 10-week program, open to all IWU minority students, which focuses on three major areas; professional, academic and personal growth of the participants. As a part of the program, the students receive formal professional training, learn from diversity workshops, have an internship and participate in volunteer activities, including a final social service project. This year the students completed a documentary to be shown (TBA) during the academic school year, titled "A Long Way To Go."
Opening remarks were made by George E. Jackson III, director of Multicultural Student Affairs and introductions were given by Wivine Ngongo, SEP vice president and Jennifer Burns, SEP president. Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Karla Carney-Hall also spoke and IWU President Richard F. Wilson gave the closing remarks, in which the president said he is quite proud of the program and what the graduating students go on to do with their lives in terms of growth and leadership.
Five program awards were given to: Ngongo (SEP Intern of the Summer Award); Burns (SEP Student Officer of the Summer Award); Alejandro Mancera (SEP Green Cuisine Award); Jonathan McBride (SEP Mean Green Machine Award); Melissa Ramirez and Jasmin Cole (SEP Excellence Award).
Graduation certificates were given to all participates which are listed below, with their internship placements:
Contact: Sherry Wallace (309) 556-3181