Nearly 100 students from Project Stepping Stones (PSS) visited campus to learn about Marian University as a part of College Prep Week, a yearly event where Hispanic/Latino high school sophomores and juniors tour several Indiana universities over the course of the week.
The group spent their time at the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, hearing from students, faculty, and staff about their experiences and programs for undergraduate students.
“For the past 13 years, Marian University has participated in the PSS because we strongly believe in their mission: to provide Latino/Hispanic youth, particularly those economically poor and often undocumented, with the opportunity to learn about the potential of higher education for them, to become familiar with admission policies, the need to follow a college prep high school program and especially to embrace with pride their Hispanic heritage knowing they can become leaders in their communities,” said Sr. Norma Rocklage, OSF, Ph.D., ’60, executive director for education formation outreach.
Beyond the high school students’ visit to Marian University, faculty, staff, and students participated in other events, including career night and mock interviews. The week allows students to learn critical information about their future including choosing their college and beginning their careers.
“The results of this program have been great and I am proud of Marian’s contribution to their success,” Sr. Norma said.
Participating universities, included: Ball State University, Indiana State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana University, and University of Indianapolis.