On February 27, the Office of Multicultural Academic and Support Services hosted Excellence in Action, a recognition ceremony for multicultural and first generation college students that have both a fall 2014 and cumulative GPA of 3.5. Over 250 students were in attendance and received a certificate for their academic accomplishments.

The keynote speaker was Senior Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Anthony Jenkins, Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services. Jenkins reflected on his experiences as a multicultural, first generation student, and offered words of encouragement for the students to continue on their paths to greatness. He also took a moment to recognize the families of the student honorees.

When the program came to completion, the students enjoyed lunch while getting to know one another. MASS looks forward to this event every year, because it allows them to share a celebratory moment with their students. MASS Assistant Director Cyndia Morales, stated, “The recognition piece can make all the difference for our students.”

MASS is an office in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.