June 7, 2004
Ohio University multicultural students and faculty and administrative staff from the College of Health and Human Services, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Center of Excellence for Multicultural Medicine gathered at the Baker University Center State Room Tuesday evening, May 25, to celebrate students' academic success for this past academic year with a dinner and awards presentation.
Mark Hopson, Kantner Fellow in the College of Communication, addressed the students just prior to dinner. The title of the program was "Celebrate Academic Success." The theme of the event centered on Brown vs. Board of Education and Chief Justice Warren's quote: "In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education." Hopson emphasized not only the need for improved access to education, but he encouraged students to continue to strive for excellence and make a difference in the world.
Students were awarded certificates of academic achievement for having achieved a 3.0 GPA during the past academic year by College of Health Human Services Dean Gary Neiman and Terrence Brown, assistant to the college's dean for recruitment and retention. College of Arts and Sciences Dean Leslie Flemming and Mosadi Rhodes, academic advisor and retention specialist, awarded students with certificates for achieving the Dean's List in the previous Spring, Fall and/or Winter Quarters. Shannon Scott, Health Careers Opportunity Program coordinator, awarded certificates of participation and appreciation to students in Program ExCEL, housed in the Center of Excellence for Multicultural Medicine.