Cristian Cordoba (Chavez Class of 2017), who is in the game design and development program, made the Dean's List for the spring semester at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean's List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of "Incomplete", "D" or "F"; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.
Luis Mota (Chavez Class of 2016), of Washington, DC, was named to the Union College Class of 2020.
Mota is a graduate of Cesar Chavez Pub Chrt-parkside.
Applications to Union topped 6,000 for the first time, the highest number submitted for any individual class in the College's history. The record 6,570 applications from some of the nation's top high school students vying to join the Class of 2020 eclipse last year's mark of 5,996.
Janay Wilson (Chavez Class of 2015) of Washington was one of just 31 students to successfully complete Baldwin Wallace University's Sophomore Year Experience (SYE) program during the 2016-17 academic year. The unique program is a living/learning community that links academic coursework and specialized programming within a residence hall to provide career preparation, exploration and real-world experience.
Wilson, a graduate of Parkside High School majoring in psychology and criminal justice, participated in the SYE program while living in Carmel Hall on BW's Berea, Ohio campus. The program included a career decision-making course taught by career advisers as well as a LinkedIn workshop that focused on strategies for using the business networking site in a professional manner. As part of the program, the students planned a game night event to increase student engagement on their hall floor. In addition to the career component, the group volunteered in the local community through BW's Saturday of Service program.
The goal of SYE is to better prepare students for finding jobs and internships within their chosen field. The program focuses on the four pillars of career development, community engagement, leadership and service. After choosing their pillar of interest, students collaborate with their program assistant, a group leader and their peers to plan, market and execute an event. The program culminates in an end-of-year celebration that includes reflection, sharing successes, hearing from SYE alumni and job charades.