Mount Union College Held 3rd Annual Multicultural Visitation Day
April 15, 2010
On Thursday, February 3, Mount Union College held its 3rd annual Multicultural Visitation Day, 'Striving for Diversity in Higher Education.'
The day started off with keynote speaker Tomiko Hatcher, principal of Alliance Middle School, who spoke to the students about his experience as a minority student at Mount Union College. Hatcher is a 1998 graduate of the College.
Visiting students then had a chance to make connections with the Mount Union community -- faculty, staff, students and alumni -- during a 'Departmental Discovery.' There, visitors were able to interact and ask questions concerning majors, financial aid and admission procedures. Organizations that support American minority students and international students on campus were present.
The students then had the opportunity to attend convocation. Kevin Beauchamp, producer of a documentary on the murder of Emmett Till, was the featured convocation speaker. Beauchamp provided clips of his documentary, which was instrumental in re-opening the Emmett Till case.
'The purpose of the Multicultural Visitation Day is to bring minority juniors and seniors from neighboring high schools and expose them to what Mount Union has to offer academically and socially in terms of the diverse climate on campus,' said admissions counselor and Multicultural Recruitment Coordinator Castine Rhoades.