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May 29, 2009

Kamarrie Davis Gooding, Coordinator of Assessment and Evaluation

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Kamarrie is a new staff member at MCAE working to support the evaluation of programs. She is a former Golden Gopher, playing volleyball! While attending the University of Minnesota Kamarrie earned a bachelor of arts degree and completed a masters degree in public policy with an emphasis in advanced policy analysis methods from the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

Trumanue Lindsey Jr Principle Office & Administrative Specialist

I have worked for MCAE and the University for 3 years. I am originally from Joliet, Illinois but have been residing in St.Paul, MN for 16 years now.

May 16, 2009

Jody Gray, Diversity Outreach Librarian/ Academic Progress Associate


Jody has worked at the University of Minnesota for 5 years. She is originally from Ridgeview, SD.

Jody works for both the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) and the University of Minnesota Libraries. She works directly with the Circle of Indigenous Nations and the American Indian Cultural House.

Lourdes Cancel, Academic Progress Coordinator / Wallin Education Partners


Lourdes Cancel has worked at the University of Minnesota for 6 years. She is originally from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

May 8, 2009

Welcome to the University of Minnesota!

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My name is Patrick Troup and I am the Director of the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) at the University of Minnesota. This letter is to personally invite you to participate in MCAE's FREE day and a half welcome event taking place right before Welcome Week begins. Our on-campus event is known as the Multicultural Kickoff and will be held on September 1 and September 2 , 2009.

The Multicultural Kickoff will end just as Welcome Week is beginning, so you can participate in both programs! The Multicultural Kickoff is known for being a fun event that is geared specifically for multicultural students. We showcase our student organizations that you are invited to join, we introduce you to our different Ethnic Studies Departments so you can get an idea of the interesting classes being taught, and you will also connect with other incoming students as well as returning students that will be your Multicultural Kickoff Ambassadors. This event also introduces you to the academic resources MCAE provides as well as the scholarships, internships, and grants that MCAE has available for you.

If you are planning to live in the residence hall this year, we will arrange for you to move into your residence hall on Tuesday, September 1 before the Multicultural Kickoff begins. So why not move in early and get to know the other Multicultural students that are in the class of 2013!

The Multicultural Kickoff is free! Everything will be provided by the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence.

Patrick Troup
Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence
University of MInnesota