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University You at Belmont University

Summer 2024

A two-week, on-campus opportunity to picture yourself in college!

Program Dates: Sunday, June 9 - Friday, June 14 and Sunday, June 16 - Friday, June 21
Nomination deadline: April 1, 2024
Nominee Application deadline: April 26, 2024
"We all asked ourselves, ‘What can we give the students to make the college experience possible for them?’ It was collaboration at its finest.”
- Assistant Professor in the Honors Program, Dr. Mary Ellen Pethel
For more information on one of our recent programs, view this news article.

Each of the twelve zoned high schools nominate two students for a total of 24 students per cohort.

This program focuses on rising juniors and seniors in the academic middle who are first generation college students and need support to envision themselves attending college.

Mary Ellen Pethel, Program Director, Assistant Professor of Global Leadership Studies

Emmanuel Saka, Assistant Professor of Experiential Graphic Design

Heather Finch, Assistant Professor of English

Peter Kuryla, Associate Professor of History

Tish Brown Gaines, Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Michael Oliver, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences

Each block session will be led by Belmont faculty members with a variety of topics and content related to course curriculum.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-10:30 Block A Block A Block A Block A Block A
10:30-10:40 Break Break Break Break Break
10:40-12:10 Block B Block B Block B Block B Block B
12:10-1:10 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:15-3:00 Block C Block C Block C Block C Block C

There is no cost to the student. This is a MNPS and Belmont University project. Students are nominated by their high schools.

The program creates an opportunity to achieve at least six hours of university level credit and experience the academic expectations associated with university level work. It is designed to assist and help prepare them in achieving academic success when they enter university life after graduating from high school.

Jihan Strange, Assistant Director of Admissions

or Sarah Robinson Chin, MNPS Chief Strategy Officer

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