Congratulations to Tess Honan (MNPL & GCFL '21), Taylor Coats (MNPL '21), Stephanie Velasco (MNPL '21), Mikala Lain (MNPL '22), and Christine Consolacion (MNPL '22)! These alums and current students were selected to participate in the 2021 ARNOVA Graduate Diversity Scholars & Leaders Professional Development Workshop. This program focuses on helping emerging scholars prepare to enter the field of nonprofit, philanthropic, and voluntary action studies.
"Without the support of the faculty in the MNPL program at Seattle U, I would have never been able to attend the ARNOVA conference. It was a great opportunity to meet other students of color from varying backgrounds who all share an interest in diversifying higher education. I went into the conference feeling a bit of imposter syndrome and not knowing if I had what it takes to one day pursue a PhD. Through the connections I made, the stories I heard, and the research I was able to access, I came out of the conference feeling empowered that I have a place in academia. I'm excited to use all of the knowledge and perspective I gained through this experience to continue serving my community and achieving my goals." - Mikala Lain, MNPL 2022