Office of Diversity & Inclusion Hosts Promising High School Prospects

Eighteen high school students from Murry Bergtraum High School in New York recently spent a day at the UConn School of Business learning about college opportunity and all that the University of Connecticut has to offer. Office of Diversity Program Specialist Michael Mallery and students O’Rayne Clarke and Begum Abadin delivered presentations on college readiness and life in college. Afterwards, the students and counselors explored the UConn Student Union and got a chance to dine inside.

Student mentor and advisor of the Financial Women’s Association Mentoring Program, Beth Dorfman, a legal attorney with Bank of America, said, “I want to thank all of you for the outstanding job you did in welcoming our high school sophomores and juniors in our program and exposing them to UConn’s business school and college life. I can only imagine how much work went into making such a program come to life. You should know that your efforts exceeded our expectations and that meetings like the one we had, have a deep impact on the students.”

The School of Business Office of Diversity Initiatives Program Director Seanice Austin was very pleased with meeting the young students from New York.

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