Students Complete University of Success Summer Institute

Jul 31, 2013

Twenty incoming ninth-grade students completed The University of Scranton’s University of Success two-week summer institute held on campus in July. The summer institute is the initial event for incoming members of the University of Success, a four-year, pre-college mentorship program. The goal of this program is to assist participating students to successfully complete high school and gain entrance into a college or university.

The University of Success helps students achieve this goal through a variety of activities and services from their current grade until they graduate from high school. The 20 students that completed the summer institute will continue to meet at The University of Scranton once a month.

The University of Success, offered free of charge to participants, is funded almost entirely by corporate and foundation grants. This year, support was received from AT&T, Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Kuehner Family Foundation, Metlife Foundation, Overlook Estate Foundation, Prudential Foundation, Scranton Area Foundation, Waste Management and Wells Fargo.

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Twenty students participated in The University of Scranton’s University of Success summer institute, which introduced students to the four-year mentoring program and included hands-on projects, presentations and field trips. Front row, from left: Maria Vital, operations manager at the Leahy Community Health and Family Center; Andrea Mantione, director of the Leahy Community Health and Family Center; Bridgette Reed, Kingsley; Elizabeth Pearson, Sunam Kadyrova and Krystine Jimenez, Scranton; Jesus Fernandez, Tobyhanna; and Margaret Loughney, University of Success program director. Second row: Miranda Donavan, Falls; Victor Paiva and Noah Molina, Scranton; Matthew Christoffferson, Tunkhannock; and Pavel Rodriguez, Scranton. Third row: Kati Cotton, Carbondale; Megan Strachan, Scranton; Asha Stewart, Milford; Eliezer Caminero, Avoca. Fourth row: Tyson Saul and Keerthik Jangala, Scranton; Justin Cooper, Monroe Township; and Joshua Price Scranton. Back Row: Erin Harrington, lead teacher; David Hopp, assistant teacher; Peter DeLong, Nadine Zaccheo and Justin Davis, counselors; and Kelly Judge, head counselor.

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