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.

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...

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...