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Alexis Apparicio, portrait at graduation
Alexis Apparicio, at graduation

Ohio University African American Studies major Alexis Apparicio took advantage of the LINKS peer mentor program, a retention program for first-year multicultural students.

In LINKS, successful upper-class students serve as peer mentors and act as role models, providing academic, personal and social support for new students transitioning from high school to college. They also promote the educational benefits of diversity and inclusion at Ohio University. LINKS is administered by Ohio University's Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention.

“LINKS gave me the opportunity to grow and thrive – not only with the support of the staff, but other LINKS mentors had my back while I was making that transition [into college],” Apparicio said.

Read more at "Three Students Headed to Law School Together This Fall."