Iris Outlaw

In May, MSPS celebrated the graduation of one hundred sixty one seniors and graduate students. We were honored to have Honorary Doctorate recipients Rev. Ray Hammond and Ms. Evelyn Hu at the Africana and Asian Pacific Islander celebrations. Rev. Hammond offered brief remarks encouraging the graduates to become involved in whatever community they reside. He reiterated several times “No effort is too small to make a difference in some’s life for the positive.” This has been the underlining mantra of MSPS in our student development initiatives. May 27 -31, 2014,we took Matthew Wong, chair of the Diversity Council, Shanice Cox, president of the Black Cultural Arts Counci, De`Lana Northbird, Native American Student Association of Notre Dame and Hector Melo Ruiz, graduate student to the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Indianapolis, IN. In the upcoming MSPS Blog posts, the students have shared their reflections on the week-long experiences. They were challenged and affirmed. They also have offered recommendations to enhance the 2014-2015 office programming aimed at Building Community. Enjoy the rest of the summer and see you in August.

Iris L. Outlaw Iris Outlaw `90 MSA

De’Lana’s Reflection

Matt’s Reflection 

Hector’s Reflection 

Shanice’s Reflection