University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Amherst, MA
 The scholars all joined the university’s Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success program, which gave them opportunities to participate in activities aimed at increasing networking skills and facilitating academic and career success.

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 Round 1: 2008 – 2009
Ahriel Burston
Nicole Craddock
Kate Damon
Lee-Jay Henry
Michael Kwarteng
Charles Muthua
Albert Peprah
Juanita Swanston
Round 2: 2009 – 2010
Loranna Almeida
Tawakalitu Arowora
Jerzy Bunko
Leah Hammond
William Hantzos
Monique Mah-Tebi
Edmund Munde
Kimberly Niedzwiedz
Benjamin Snyder
Deborah Strauss
Tony Tang
Erica Webb
Round 5: 2012 – 2013
Aurelia Aryeety
Olaseni Makinde
Yudaya Nakalule
Nicholas Rodrigue
Aaron Wagner
Round 6: 2013 – 2014
Raymond Cullen
Klarise Dudley
Valeena Legaspi
Chisenga Nyendwa
Leidy Prado
Round 7: 2014 – 2015
John Barrett
Robert Brunelle
Patricia Casimira
David Ehret
Cory Ellen Gatrall
Virginia Gomez
Kerry-Ann Grant-Njuguna
Bright Kwablah
Brittany Sugden
Kirsten Thomson
 The school of nursing recently expanded the NCIN mentoring program so that all accelerated second bachelor’s degree program students and all students in the traditional undergraduate nursing program benefit from it, in addition to the NCIN scholars. Senior NCIN scholars have helped coordinate the mentoring program, planning activities and matching mentors and mentees. As a result, students report more beneficial and more frequent contact with their mentors, which many say has helped them navigate entry into the nursing program. Students also took advantage of the university’s Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success, which offers academic support, student development, and cultural enrichment.