Dear MASP Family and Friends,

We hope this letter finds you well. It has been another challenging year for us all, but also one with moments of joy and celebration. It is in times like these that community is particularly important, although in the pandemic, coming together as community has been, in and of itself, a challenge. Through it all, MASP has remained true to its mission and our team committed to not only maintaining, but continuing to grow our programming and reach. To this end, I’m excited to share several new initiatives. The first is our new bridge program, the Summer Transfer Excellence Program (STEP). We are piloting STEP this summer alongside our long running program for incoming first years, the Program for Excellence in Academics and Community (PEAC). We are also piloting another new summer program that is a student led initiative. Building Leadership among Communities of Color (BLACC) is hosting its very first BLACC Summer, a week long program for incoming students who are Black identified. Look for an overview of these new programs and how they went in the next newsletter. 

In this newsletter, you can read about MASP’s new office space, a recap of LINC (our continuing student bridge program), highlights of current MASP students, faculty, and staff and  more. You’ll also meet the newest team member Mar Galvez Seminario, the new Administrative Assistant

Celeste Montoya



Celeste Montoya
Director, Miramontes Arts & Sciences Program




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The MASP Office is Moving!

We are thrilled to announce that starting in the Spring 2022 semester, the MASP office and student center will move to the newly renamed Lucile Berkeley Buchanan building. After over two decades in our current space in the Porter Biosciences building, moving to a new building is a bittersweet but...
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Celebrating MASP’s Graduating Class of 2021

This Spring, amidst the uncertainty and challenge of the pandemic, MASP proudly graduated 37 scholars. We invite you to explore the MASP Class of 2021 Online Yearbook - it features a gallery of our graduates, and a link to view the MASP 2021 Virtual Graduation Ceremony. As you will see...

Introducing MASP’s New Administrative Assistant: Mar Galvez Seminario

We are delighted to introduce you to a new member of our team, Mar Galvez Seminario! Mar joined the MASP team as the Administrative Assistant in May 2021 shortly after graduating summa cum laude from CU Boulder with a BA in Women & Gender Studies and Sociology. Mar first became...
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Learning, Inclusion, Networking, & Community (LINC) 2021 Recap

In January of 2021, MASP hosted its third annual weekend bridge program that welcomes and integrates continuing CU students into the MASP community. Previously known as “Mini-PEAC,” the Learning, Inclusion, Networking, & Community (LINC) program was hosted remotely, and consisted of a cohort of 15 new MASPians from different majors...
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Conference Presentations

In February 2021, MASP’s faculty mentors Drs. Ramirez, Sewell, and Semsar, and program coordinator, Roshanne Ebrahimian presented at CU’s Conference for Student Success and Advising. Their presentation, called Intentional Inclusive Advising: An Intersectional Framework from the Miramontes Arts & Sciences Program, introduced the broader advising community to MASP’s model for...