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The 42nd Annual Percy E. Sutton SEEK Awards Ceremony
Acknowledging our High Achievers and Graduating Seniors
Friday, May 2, 5:15pm, NVC 14-220
Celebrate the first Graduating Class of the Urban Male Leadership Academy (UMLA)
Dinner reception for students, their parents, and faculty and staff
From: Kristy Perez, Interim 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 is the higher education opportunity program at the senior (four-year) CUNY colleges. It 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.
The Percy E. Sutton Urban Male Leadership Academy (UMLA) at Baruch aims to empower and support young Black and Latino male students through rigorous academic and personal support over the course of their college careers. UMLA is funded through the CUNY Black Male Initiative (BMI), which has strived to increase enrollment rates of African American young men in CUNY schools since 2004. http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/studentaffairs/seek/umla/index.html
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Also see our website: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/studentaffairs/seek/