March 10, 2010
Students in Cowley�s Multicultural Scholars Program take part in educational trip
The MultiCultural Scholars Program went to Wichita for their March event.
The students and co-directors Marlys Cervantes and Amy McWhirt met up
with their KU FIPSE grant coordinator Renate Mai-Dalton and toured Crossroads:
The Art of Gordon Parks photography exhibit at Wichita State University.
Parks was a friend of Mai-Dalton, and she shared her experiences and
events from his life with the students. “It was amazing for the
students to see this exhibit and hear personal stories from Renate,” explained
Cervantes. “She even brought them copies of his book The Learning
Tree.” After touring the exhibit, the students had dinner at Passage
to India in Wichita. “It was a good time to take advantage of a
type of food that many had never eaten previously,” says McWhirt. “We
had a great evening talking about where they are headed next and updating
one another on current classes and future plans.” The MultiCultural
Scholars Program is in its last year as part of the grant through KU.
However, Mai-Dalton, McWhirt and Cervantes are considering ways that
Cowley College’s program can continue to partner with KU. All look
forward to a continued relationship between the schools. In April the
students will have a dinner meeting and attend the Harlem Gospel Choir.
Pictured: Arsenio Reynolds, Cameron Phouthavong, KU Associate Professor Mai-Dalton, Falisha Scott, Viridiana Sanchez, Mayra Garcia and Cameron Budd.