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2019 Student Programs


The Graduate Student Poster Session provides an opportunity for master's level and doctoral students to showcase their research on existing programs and initiatives designed to improve minority student success, or current or innovative tools for quantitative evaluation of higher education programs. In addition, the Graduate Student Poster Session allows graduate students with an interest in minority student success to network with educators and professionals from colleges and universities that are considered minority-serving institutions.  

2019 Graduate Student Posters: 

  • BMCC Learning Academy Is Closing the Community College Success Gap: Logistic Regression Analysis on Graduation Rates of Low-Income Minority Students 

    Presenters: Ms. Burcu Pekcan and Ms. Patricia Olivas, Graduate Students at Teachers College, Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • The 9-Year Impact of the Project MALES Student Mentoring Program 

    Presenters: Mr. Edgar Fidel Lopez, Graduate Student at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) and Mr. Victor Hugo Martin, Graduate Student at Project MALES, University of Texas (Austin, TX)

  • The Role of Student Voice in Bolstering Student Success: Equity-Driven Data Informed Considerations at Hispanic-Serving Community Colleges

    Presenters: Ms. Angel Velez and Ms. Hyejin Tina Yeo, Graduate Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Office of Community College Research and Leadership (Champaign, IL)
  • Academic Success of Graduate Students that are Peer-Tutored in Statistics 

    Presenters: Ms. Gloria Okere and Mrs. LaSheria Nance-Bush, Graduate Students at Texas Southern University, Houston, TX


    The 2019 MSI Fellows are student leaders chosen from the seven sister colleges in the Dallas County Community College District. Participating students will attend and participate in the Convening, where they will interact with representatives from minority-serving institutions across the nation. In addition, our returning MSI Fellows will share about their experience as minority students attending community colleges during the Student Panel Discussion in the Opening Session on Friday, October 18, 2019.