Millikin University's Long-Vanderburg Scholarship Program recently welcomed its newest cohort of first-year students to campus for a leadership academy July 22-26.
Hosted by the Millikin Office of Inclusion & Student Engagement, the five-day leadership academy focused on leadership and social justice, commitment and academics.
Throughout the week, students worked collaboratively on a social justice project led by Dr. Ngozi Onuora, Millikin assistant professor of education. The students also met some of Decatur's community leaders and Millikin faculty and staff.
Students also participated in a leadership workshop at Rock Springs and visited the Caterpillar Inc. Plant. The week ended with a speaking engagement featuring Millikin Trustee and Appellate Judge Lisa Holder White and presentations conducted by the scholars.
The Long-Vanderburg Scholars Program is an honors program that provides historically underrepresented students, and those interested in social justice and commitment to diversity and inclusion, the opportunity to uphold and contribute to the legacy of academic excellence, leadership and service at Millikin University through curricular and co-curricular activities.
The program honors Fred Long '18, the first African-American graduate of Millikin, and Marian Vanderburg '34, the first female African-American graduate of Millikin.
Click here to read more about Millikin's Long-Vanderburg Leadership Academy in an article from the Herald & Review.