The McNeill Blog is where students, faculty and staff can learn more about the events and programs offered within the McNeill program.  McNeill students are the authors of the McNeill blog and are able to provide their own unique and thoughtful insight into their own program.

John Maldonado

Student Spotlight: McNeill Students in UPP

April 21, 2021

John Maldonado, Junior and Integrative Physiology major is one of several current McNeill scholars participating in the Undergraduate Pre-Health Program (UPP) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. UPP works with students who are historically underrepresented within health care professions and supports them in their journey to health professional...

Tamanna Talwar

Tamanna Talwar: CU Map the System Competition Winner

April 21, 2021

McNeill Scholar and Emerging Health Professionals Coordinator, Tamanna Talwar, participated in CU’s Map the System competition in which students take a systems-thinking approach to tackling social and/or environmental challenges. She was encouraged to enter the competition after taking Suffering and Care in Society with Dr. Don Grant. Tamanna titled her...

Bimpe Thillot

Bimpe Thillot: Building an Anti-Racist Future

March 4, 2021

Bimpe Thillot : Building an Anti-Racist Fut ure BA in Integrative Physiology and BA in Ethnic Studies Class of 2020 Bimpe joined the McNeill community her first semester on campus in Fall 2016 . As part of the Delta Gamma sorority, Bimpe has been working from within the Greek system...

Dean West

Dean West: Technological Problem Solver

Jan. 14, 2021

Dean West : Technological Problem Solver BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Business Analytics and Information Analytics Class of 2020 Dean joined the McNeill community in the Fall of 2018 and has been working with the Office of Information Technology since then as well. Dean hopes to continue...

Angelica Garcia

Angelica Garcia: Future Pharmacist

Dec. 7, 2020

Angelica Garcia BA in Integrative Physiology and Certificate in Global Public Health Class of 2020 Angelica has been part of the McNeill Academic Program since Fall 2016 . Thanks to the support of the McNeill community, Angelica is well on her way to achieving her goal of being a pharmacist...

Abigail Nguyen

Senior Spotlight- Abigail Nguyen

Nov. 17, 2020

Abigail Nguyen BA in Psychology and a minor in Political Science Class of 2020 Abigail is a recent addition to our McNeill Community, joining in October 2019. Before coming to CU Boulder, Abigail was at University of Nebraska-Lincoln , transferring to CU after her second year . McNeill helped A...

Jackie Manzo

McNeill Welcome Features Alumna as Keynote Speaker

Sept. 29, 2020

With much of the university, the McNeill Academic P rogram has adjusted to be a remote program this year . The program started this virtual format over the summer as we met our incoming students, and this fall with our welcome, challenge course, and power hours all being held over...

Black History Month Mural

McNeill Black History Month Kickback

March 20, 2020

To celebrate Black History Month in February, the McNeill and SAB community hosted the Black History Month Kickback. The event consisted of McNeill students celebrating and embracing African American excellence with amazing company, wonderful soul food, and an open mic session. The Student Advisory Board started the event by setting...


Fall 2019 McNeill Inspirational Students

Dec. 19, 2019

The following students were nominated by McNeill students, staff and faculty for engaging in their learning and furthering their academic pursuits. Blaise Hokkanen Blaise Hokkanen is a senior within the McNeill Academic Program studying Political Science with a minor in Economics. She participated in the CU in D.C. program in...

McNeill's Student Advisory Board

10 Pieces of Advice to be successful as a first-generation student in College

May 2, 2019

10 Pieces of Advice to be successful as a first-generation student in College Four years ago, when I received my acceptance letter into college, I remember being very excited but also very scared. I was very ecstatic because I was the FIRST person in my family to attend a four-year...