A presentation on the Posse Foundation program and an open faculty mentor position will be held Friday, Oct. 13, from 9 to 10 a.m. in Wolstein Hall on Bellflower Road.
Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by the traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students. Posse partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships.
There is an opening for a faculty mentor for Posse 2018. Those interested in the position can attend the presentation Oct. 13 to learn more about the program and how they can make a difference in the lives of this select group of students.
The Posse mentor is responsible for helping the Posse have a successful college career. The mentor does this by meeting with the Posse members individually and as a group during the first two years on campus. It is a two-year position with three mandatory training seminars prior to the Scholars’ first semester of their first year. The position requires approximately 15 hours per week. This is a paid position.
Barbara Kuemerle, a faculty member in biology, is serving as the faculty mentor for Posse 2017. As part of the university’s first cohort, 10 students from New Orleans joined the campus community.
Interested in learning more about The Posse Foundation? President and founder Deborah Bial will speak on campus Nov. 28 as part of the Think Forum lecture series. The event, which is free and open to the public, will focus on diversity in higher education. Joining Bial on stage will be former Posse Scholar and President of Ithaca College Shirley Collado and President Emeritus of Tulane University Scott Cowen.