EKU Hosts Portion of Latino Leadership and College Experience Camp

photo from camp

Eastern Kentucky University played host recently to the final two days of the eighth annual Latino Leadership and College Experience Camp.

Approximately 45 rising high school juniors and seniors and 15-20 college students participated in science and mathematics workshops, mastered the EKU challenge course, enjoyed a Hummel Planetarium program, staged a talent show, stayed overnight in a residence hall, and concluded with a college fair and art exhibit.

The EKU portion of the camp July 26-27 was the culmination of a week-long experience that began at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. In addition to extensive instruction in language, mathematics and sciences, the participants experienced college life, interacted with faculty and support staff, and explored occupations and careers.

The campers’ experiences at EKU were the result of a campus-wide collaboration that included student volunteers: students from the Latino Student Association, Spanish majors and EKU GURUS. Many campus departments and organizations were present for the college fair, and several faculty members assisted with the workshops in chemistry, physics, biology and computer science.

Liliana Gomez de Coss, based in EKU’s Student Outreach and Transition Office, is the University’s Latino recruitment specialist. She can be reached at 859-622-7956 or liliana.gomezdecoss@eku.edu.

Published on July 29, 2013