A Week in Weldon
This years MSP Spring Break trip took me and other scholars to the rural town of Weldon, North Carolina where students and staff provided one-on-one math tutoring and instruction to 5th through 8th graders at Weldon Middle School. On the surface, Weldon is a small community of approximately 1,600 people within the larger Halifax County, which is the only county in North Carolina to be balancing a division of three different school districts.
Skyla Johnson spotlight
nyone who encounters the positivity that emanates during an interaction with Skyla Johnson could infer that her outlook stems from having had an easy road to success. And while Skyla, a social worker and owner of Suga Piesa licensed home bakery, loves both of her current occupations, she admits that her path was a difficult and complicated one. Fortunately, the obstacles she encountered were conquerable with the help of the Office of Diversity and Inclusions ACCESS and Young Scholars Programs.
Scholar Spotlight: Emilio Suarez
Coming from a family of immigrants, Emilio Suarez was always concerned with how he would eventually pay for college. He knew that having a college education would be vital to his dream of working in the field of aviation. Born in Mexico, Emilios father Gonzalo soon after moved to Indio, California with his migrant farmer parents. The family lived there for seven years before returning to Mexico. Several years later, they came back to Indio, where Gonzalo graduated from high school. After a brief stint in Mexico, Emilios father moved to Chicago with his brothers. Emilios mother, Wanda, was born and raised in Poland. In 1981 she defected from communist Poland just before martial law was enacted and lived in the US illegally until President Reagan granted amnesty to those in her situation.
Que Pasa Ohio State
Each regular issue of ¿Qué Pasa, Ohio State? takes as its mission to answer the question posed in the magazine's title. ¿Qué Pasa, Ohio State? supports the exchange of information and opportunities for dialogue among all students and faculty regarding Latinx issues across the disciplines.