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.

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...

McNeill students during Take 2

McNeill Take 2, 2018

April 25, 2018

Take 2 was a pleasant surprise. Going in, I am sure most of the freshmen shared the same feelings I did about the event. I didn’t want to be there and I was planning on maybe leaving early. The mood certainly changed through the evening, not just for me but...

Students at McNeill Summer Launch

Summer Launch 2017

Jan. 17, 2018

For many of us, attending CU Boulder is a dream, realized. It does hold its challenges, however, particularly for underrepresented students with financial hardships. The McNeill Summer Launch alleviates many of the early stressors of attending a college such as CU Boulder. The campus may feel overwhelming and isolating at...

McNeill Academic Program Students and Staff

McNeill Welcome

Nov. 13, 2017

The McNeill Welcome is a community event for students and staff to get to know each other and to meet other people within the SASC community. This year, the theme was “Back to the 90’s,” and the event was the best we’ve ever had. There was a full taco bar,...

Alan Jaimes at a Pre-Health Meeting

Reflecting on My First Year in College

June 22, 2017

I have officially completed my first year of college. I am proud to announce that I am the first in my family to complete a year in college, nevertheless attend one. I doubt that I could have gone this far without the help and support that the McNeill Academic Program...

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