Archive for August, 2011

ASPIRE Opens a New Year

ASPIRE members will welcome freshmen and other campus members who are interested in getting involved during opening activities scheduled for the week of September 5th.  Check the Get Involved Calendar for details.  ASPIRE President Quindara Lazenbury and the Officers have planned an interesting semester of meetings and workshops that include sessions on Integrating the Arts into Learning ActivitiesMaking the Right Impression: Mock Job InterviewsAchieving Success with ALL Students and much, much more.

A record number (19) of ASPIRE members and supporters has already signed up to support the organization’s outreach and service work.  The College Awareness Reaching Everyone (CARE) 2011-12 workshops for vulnerable middle and high school students will begin in late September.  Check the Get Involved page for details.  For information on joining the ASPIRE program, contact

Business Major and ASPIRE Member, Elvio Diaz, Works with Bayard Middle School Students in the 2011 Summer College Awareness Session

Congratulations ASPIRE Researchers

Ten ASPIRE members were among the scholars who presented research papers and posters during the recent undergraduate research symposium.  Congratulations to all!! Check the fall calendar for dates when members will share their research during ASPIRE meetings and additional conferences hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning.

ASPIRE members presenting research include:  Sharline Derosier, Quindara Lazenbury, Teresita Mariano, Amber Beaman, Stacey Chambers, Taria Pritchett, Anh Nguyen, Elise Jackson, Rachelle Bull, and Kelly Buckley.  Six of the ASPIRE researchers are pictured below with the McNair Summer Scholars.

2011 McNair Scholars