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.

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...

Zoe at a student leader meeting

A Journey Ends as a New One Begins

March 5, 2019

I am in the middle of applying to graduate school, taking the last classes I need, applying for internships, working my copious jobs and preparing for my final season on the ultimate team. My mind is going a mile a minute and when I stop moving for a split second...

CPR Training

Emerging Health Professionals in the Student Academic Success Center

March 5, 2019

An increasing amount of college students are interested in going into a health profession when they graduate. Students carry a strong desire to pursue careers such as Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Pre-Medicine. Meeting specific requirements for these health professions takes a lot of dedication. The requirements to get...

Mikale Ogbaselassie, Summer 2018

Internship Abroad

Jan. 15, 2019

Thanks to the contributions of our donors, Mikale Ogbaselassie was able to spend six weeks of his summer break in Medellín, Colombia. Mikale is a senior studying Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and is a McNeill and McNair scholar. Over the summer, he held an internship with the AIESEC Universidad Pontificia...

Nuvia Mendoza and Dr. Tatum

McNeill Students Invited to Lunch with Dr. Beverly Tatum, as part of the CU Diversity and Inclusion Summit, Nov. 13, 2018

Dec. 7, 2018

Dr. Tatum is widely known for both her expertise on race relations and as a thought leader in higher education. The author of several books including " Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" and Other Conversations About Race and Can We Talk About Race? and...

NCORE 2018

NCORE 2018

Dec. 6, 2018

This May, I had the honor to attend The National Conference On Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) in New Orleans with the McNeill program staff. NCORE was an unforgettable experience. The fact that I was in the middle of a multicultural wave of highly educated individuals was amazing. I attended a...