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.

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...

Student Advisory Board Members

Student Advisory Board Crowdfunding Project

June 21, 2017

There is a difference in merely attending school, and engaging in one’s education. The Student Advisory Board (SAB) of the McNeill Academic Program acknowledges this difference and creates a community dedicated to equitable access to higher education and collaboration between students and teachers. Many of us at the McNeill program...

McNeill Pre-Health and Health Promotion student leaders co-hosting an event

SASC McNeill Pre-Health Group

June 2, 2017

Pre-Med.. pre-pharmacy.. physics.. microbiology. .organic chemistry.. nursing.. physical therapy.. dentistry.. research.. statistics.. volunteering.. extracurriculars.. PA.. MCAT.. GPA.. GRE.. Confusion! Going into the health field is no easy feat. It takes dedication and discipline. You can find yourself getting lost trying to figure out your future path, getting good grades, finding...

Students participating in concentric circles

Admitted Students Day

June 2, 2017

As CU students approach the end of the semester, incoming freshmen get closer to the beginning of a new start in their academics and in their social life. McNeill hosted an event for Admitted Students Day on Saturday April 7, 2017, for incoming freshmen and their parents in the Dennis...

Graduating SASC students pose for a group photo

SASC Congratulates Graduates for 2017

May 16, 2017

The Student Academic Success Center hosted a graduation reception for its 2017 graduates on Friday, April 28, 2017. Students from the McNeill Academic Program, TRiO Student Support Services Program, and First Nations Scholars Program were recognized at a reception held in the Abrams Lounge at the Center for Community on...

McNeill Coordinator and Writing Instructor Dan West

Thank you, Mr. Dan West                                                

April 28, 2017

Being in the McNeill Program at the University of Colorado Boulder has given me the opportunity to have a successful experience with this multicultural learning community that prepares the students to be top scholars and leaders in their communities. The McNeill program has a lot of helpful programs components that...

Dolores Huerta during her keynote address

NCORE 2016 - The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education

April 20, 2017

Let me begin by saying what an exhilarating experience and motivational environment NCORE was. I have never felt such an abundance of optimistic energy. It was so enlightening to see so many people all pursuing one goal; higher education reform. This was despite the fact that this common goal will...

Dr. Laura Rendón was a guest speaker for the Power Hour event on March 8, 2017

Dr. Laura Rendón at McNeill's Power Hour event on March 8, 2017

April 18, 2017

The McNeill Academic Program had the great honor of hosting Dr. Laura Rendón as a guest speaker for the Power Hour event on March 8, 2017. Dr. Rendón is Professor Emeritus and Co-Director for the Center for Research and Policy in Education at the University of Texas - San Antonio...