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The 43rd Annual Percy E. Sutton SEEK
Acknowledging our High Achievers
and Graduating Seniors
Friday, May 1, 5:15pm, NVC 14-220
Dinner reception for students,
their parents, and faculty and staff
From: Dr. Angela Anselmo, SEEK Director
The SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) Program began as a pre-baccalaureate program at The City College of New York in 1965. It was signed into law by the New York State legislature in 1966 as the City University’s higher education opportunity program in the senior colleges. The legislation was a result of the efforts of social activists and progressive politicians whose vision was to provide access to CUNY for poor students, then largely African-American and Puerto Rican, who graduated from high schools that had not prepared them for the rigors of college.
SEEK was established to provide comprehensive academic support to assist capable students who otherwise might not be able to attend college due to their educational and financial circumstances.
The mission of the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program is to assist in providing equality of higher education to students who otherwise would not have such access. The effort is intended to increase the level of education, social capital, and workforce expertise in our city and state. The major objectives that have been identified to achieve this mission are: to provide a permanent, structured program on each campus to assist selected students with specifically defined educational and economic needs; to help those students to achieve a quality college education; and to expand those students’ social and career capabilities.
Within the SEEK Program is The Percy E. Sutton Urban Male Leadership Scholars Program at Baruch, which aims to empower and support young Black and Latino male students through rigorous academic and personal support over the course of their college careers. The UMLA works closely with the CUNY Black Male Initiative (BMI), which has strived to increase the enrollment, retention and graduation of African American young men in CUNY. http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/studentaffairs/seek/umla/index.html
The ceremony also acknowledges staff/faculty who have contributed to the success of our students and program with the Friend of SEEK Award. This year’s Friend of SEEK awardees are Dr. John Choonoo, Director of Institutional Research and Program Assessment, and Elizabeth Riquez, Director of Financial Aid.
The Keynote Speaker will be Mary Pender Greene, LCSW-R, CGP
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Also see our website: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/studentaffairs/seek/