5 Mellon Mays Fellows to Graduate

Olivia DrakeApril 21, 20101min

Five Wesleyan students will be honored at the Wesleyan’s Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program banquet in honor in honor of its graduating fellows of 2010 on May 4.

The students are Sarah Brown, Indee Mitchell, Katherine Rodriguez, Carolyn Sinclair McCalla and Miles Tokunow.

The fundamental objective of MMUF is to increase the number of minority students, and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who will pursue PhDs in core fields in the arts and sciences. The program aims to reduce over time the serious faculty under-representation of individuals from certain minority groups, as well as to address the attendant educational consequences of these disparities. The program serves the related goals of structuring campus environments so that they will be more conducive to improved racial and ethnic relations, and of providing role models for all youth.

For more information contact Renee Johnson-Thornton at rjohnson01@wesleyan.edu.