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					                                      University of Connecticut
                                    Center for Academic Programs

              Upward Bound/ConnCAP Newsletter
Volume IV Issue VI                                                                                      Spring 2010


Please Submit to                                 Letter from the Director
       the Newsletter:
                                 I want to take this opportunity to       Our students have been attending team
     Academic, Civic, and       welcome our new students and bid
      Athletic Honors                                                     meetings and I encourage everyone to
                                 farewell to our graduating seniors.      continue this along with the tutoring that
     Original Writings          Congratulations to our senior class on   is offered. We have begun preparing for
     Community Service          all their accomplishments and recent     the (quickly) approaching Summer Pro-
      News & Activities          college acceptances.                     gram, which starts June 27th. Please re-
     Original Artwork           I also want to congratulate out new      member that you must do well academi-
                                 students and their parents/guardians     cally on order to participate in the sum-
     School or Class News
                                 on their acceptance into the program.    mer component.
     Issues or Questions        It is always difficult to select new     I look forward to seeing you soon!
Information for the              students, so many talented young
newsletter is drawn from         people apply, and we can only offer      Sincerely,
the information you              admission to a small number. New
                                 students and their parents/guardians     Susana Ulloa
provide to your advisors
during team meetings.            will attend Orientation on Saturday,     Director
                                 May 1st. I am looking forward to
Inside this issue:               welcoming them to campus.
Trio Day                  2      I would like to thank all the high
Alumni News               2, 3   schools for making the recruitment
Academic Day              3, 4   process a success.
New Staff Member          4
Senior News               5                     Welcome Class of 2013!
                                  Congratulations to our newly accepted students:
  From Bulkeley High School:                From Weaver High School:               From Wilbur Cross High
 Maman Cooper, Jahnell Howes,             Terrence Allen, Daquane Barnes,                   School:
       Semir Kukuljcevic,                  Chasity Brown, Omira Edwards,          Aimal Ahmadi, Terrell Cooper,
 Ilva Llakmani, Samuel Lourido,           Jasmine Francis, Destiny Moreno,              Marquel Peterson
     Joe Quiles, Luis Ramos,                 Angel Ortiz, Joseph Walker,
Roberto Sanchez, Anthony Stevens,                   Jamika White              From Windham High School:
 Edinson Vasquez, Stefanie Vega                                                  Juan Eduardo Capellan,
                                           From James Hillhouse High                 Jackelyne Cerda,
     From Hartford Public High                         School:                    Nicole Coppin Aponte,
                School:                   Zeanna Beckford, Tareja Brown,     Cynthia Echevarria, Torrin Goss,
         Tania Banks, Aja Davy,          Isaiah Conyers, Lanaysia Cooper,      Xavier Kernozek, Emmanuel
      Konu Dweh, Jasmine Perez,          George Ford, Sterling Hubbard, Jr.,     Osuba, Matthew Rivera,
           Kayanda Rainford,                Jerrell Lee, Sherroine Lewis,    Brionna Roberts, Karen Vazquez,
            Brianna Ramos,                 Brandi Marks, Jordan Ransom,        Albert Ware, Justina Watrous
          Mercedes Rodriguez,             Charlene Scott, Alison Spencer,
    Ajla Rustemovic, Travon Shirley,                 Dyani Willis
            Sharlene Torres                                                   We are pleased to welcome our
                                                                                        new class!
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                           TRiO Day 2010
                                           On February 18, 2010 the                      and other seminars that would
                                     Upward Bound Program loaded a                       interest our college bound juniors.
                                     bus with our eleventh grade high                             Students met other
                                                                                         Upward Bound, Educational Tal-
                                     school students from Hartford,
                                                                                         ent Search, and Gear Up students
                                     New Haven, and Windham, to                          at this two day event and learned
                                     begin the trip to Burlington,                       about why and how TRiO
                                     Vermont. For the next two days,                     programs have been successful
                                     the students and staff stayed                       over the years. Students
                                     overnight in a gorgeous Sheraton                    participated in assemblies
                                     Hotel, participated in a college                    honoring all the TRiO Programs
                                                                                         from New England and including
                                     fair, college tours, and a variety of
                                                                                         guest speeches from the Governor
                                     workshops on Financial Aid,                         of Vermont and a former Upward
                                     “Choosing the Right College,”                       Bound alumnus.




                       UB Grads, Where are they now?
  A      Enerida Ademi                                                  Terrell Lamont Harts
         Fairfield University 2013                                      Villanova University 2011
  L      Montie Johnson                                                 Amanda Mitchell
  U      Virginia State University 2013                                 Bay Path College 2013
         Gilbert Joy                                                    Michelle Gibbons
  M      Tunxis Community College 2011                                  Trinity Washington University 2013
  N      Patrece Richards                                               Janira Park
         Saint Joseph College 2012                                      Pine Manor College 2012
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         Edward Brown                                                   Kayla Farrell
         Eastern Connecticut State College 2012                         Central Connecticut State University 2012
  U      Carolina Ortiz                                                 Christopher Antonucci
  P      Southern Connecticut State University 2011                     University of Connecticut 2013
         Estefania Rodriguez                                            Christine Shree Hall
  D      Boston University 2011                                         Howard University 2011
  A      Michael Barnes                                                 Dani Selkridge
         Post University 2011                                           University of Connecticut 2011
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                             Teenage Business Program and
                              Senior Transition Workshops
                                      Academic Day April 10th, 2010
         On Saturday, April 10, 2010 Upward Bound students from Hartford, New Haven, and Windham registered for
the 2010 Teenage Business Program, received a backpack of goodies, and breakfasted on eggs, bacon, pancakes and
more. The UCONN School of Business hosted a variety of interactive activities for our 10 th and 11th grade students to
teach what careers are available if one was to major in business. Meanwhile, the 12th grade Upward Bound students be-
gan their day separately in the main conference room with a presentation from Student Support Service’s Counselor/
Coordinator, Leo Lachut and his current SSS student, Wintana Araya. Next the Senior class participated in an activity
with a representative from the Wellness and Prevention Center to review the risks of consuming alcohol and drugs.
Lastly, Upward Bound staff and alumni, met in small groups with the graduating class to speak about their experiences
transitioning into college.
         After a delicious lunch of hotdogs, hamburgers, barbeque chicken, veggie burgers and a few small tours of the
campus students were surprised by a short visit from UCONN Women’s basketball star, Maya Moore and then an excit-
ing raffle. After an exhilarating day, students boarded their buses and headed back to their respective cities with lots to
talk about.




                  Mentoring Program for All Students
        The Upward Bound Alumni Association would like to work
with the currents Upward Bound/ConnCAP students in a mentoring
program. The objective of this program is to work closely with
current UB students and assist them with any academic needs.
        The Alumni Association intends to make the college process
and career search easier. This will be a great program for students,
they will be able to relate and get advice from more experienced
students. The mentors will serve as a valuable resource. We hope to
see this program become a successful and help others as much as
possible.
        PLEASE take advantage of this opportunity and use our
experiences to help you navigate high school, college applications,
and financial aid. We are an e-mail or a phone call away :)
Upward Bound Alumni Association members can be contact through e-mail or you can call us
at the UB phone 1-800-839-6869 (make sure to leave a message for the person you want to talk to)

ALICIA PITTMAN: upwardboundgirl@aol.com
KAREEMAH MUHAMMAD: kareemah.muhammad@uconn.edu
MELISSA CALDERON: melissa.calderon@uconn.edu
XAVIER AGRON: xavier.agron@uconn.edu
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                                  Journalism Career Day
                                    Academic Day March 20th, 2010
               On March 20, 2010 the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Journalism Department
invited Upward Bound/ConnCAP students to participate in an Academic Day focusing on careers that can be attained
with a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Journalism. Students arrived at the University of Connecticut, Storrs Campus at
10am to find a continental breakfast awaiting them at the Dodd Center. Immediately following, Director, Susanna
                                     Ulloa he day with introductions of the guests. Students then broke into groups by
                                     grade level and took turns attended 3 simultaneous workshops: Careers in Broadcast
                                     presented by Steve Kalb, radio and TV journalist, teacher, consultant and Professor
                                     Wayne Worcester; What is it like to be a journalism major? presented by Professor
                                     Croteau and students majoring in Journalism; Covering Sports presented by Terese
                                     Karmel, print journalist, author of Hoop Tales: UConn Huskies Women’s Basketball
                                     and Associate Professor Bob Wyss.
                                              Following a picnic lunch on the
                                     library’s patio, students watched a touching
                                     previously recorded account of Associate
                                     Professor Marcel Dufresne reporting from
Kenya. Lastly, Assistant Professor-in-Residence, Rick Hancock showed the
audience the My Day @UConn Blog that students from the Upward Bound
Program had made by interviewing staff and students throughout the day.

     To see videos, pictures, blogs and get more information on careers in
        journalism go to: http://uconnupwardbound.wordpress.com/

Greetings to Upward Bound Alumni and Current Students
           From the New Program Coordinator
         My name is Shaun Levy and I           city life, working with people, learn-          initiative that works and not just a
am currently serving as the new Pro-           ing why my home town of Harford                 fun extra-curricular activity.
gram Coordinator for Upward Bound.             functions the way it does, and re-                       I received my Bachelor of
I will be working primarily with Hart-         searching solutions to urban prob-              Arts in the spring of 2008 from the
ford students this spring to prepare           lems locally and internationally. My            College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
them for college. I am a former Up-            interests and feelings lead me to               Since then I have gained over a year
ward Bound student who graduated               study Sociology and Urban and                   of experience working with children
from Weaver in 2004 and attended The           Community Studies.                              and young adults. My experience has
University of Connecticut. Being in                     While in college I was hired           included case management and
college opened the doors to many               as a part-time Administrative Assis-            coordinating after school program-
opportunities in my life. Out of all the       tant in the Center for Academic Pro-            ming to promote positive youth de-
personal enrichment experiences I              grams’ Upward Bound/ConnCAP                     velopment. I plan to implement the
have gained the most memorable was             office. My responsibilities included            career knowledge and skills I have
studying abroad.                               clerical tasks like filing, answering           gained as a Bank Teller, Family
         During spring 2006, two other         phone calls, and responding to voice-           Service Worker, and Art and Tech-
Upward Bound Weaver graduates and              mails. More importantly, I was given            nology Center Program Coordinator.
I took part in the UConn Cape Town             an opportunity to help organize the             I look forward to the new experi-
pilot program. This study abroad ex-           Upward Bound Alumni Association                 ences I will have and new faces I
perience was unique because it was             (U.B.A.A). The mission of the                   will meet during my time here. In
designed as a UConn academic semes-            U.B.A.A. was to reunite former                  closing I would like to wish current
ter in South Africa.                           students, provide career information,           students, alumni, and parents/
         After returning to the United         and ensure that Upward Bound grads              guardians a great deal of good in
States I was two years into my college         in college receive the support they             days to come, no matter how
education and still undecided about            need to graduate. From my work                  uncertain.
what to study. Reflecting on ideas I           experience, semester abroad, and
felt passionate about helped me to             college coursework, I began see                 With the Utmost Sincerity,
select a major. My interests included          Upward Bound as an anti-poverty                         Shaun Levy
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                                                 Class of 2010
              College acceptances and scholarship notifications have just arrived, and many of our


 S           students have been rewarded for their years of hard work. Here is a list of some of our
                                                current seniors’ college placement.



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         Johel Vega                                                                     Michael Greene
         EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY                                           UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD
         Anthony Brown                                                                  Shaquana Cockran
         UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD                                                         UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
         Ebony Haase                                                                    Shane Thompson


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         UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT                                                      UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
         Jonnell Atkins                                                                 HARTFORD CAMPUS
         EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY                                           Alexis Hargrove
         Shacoya Parkman                                                                TRINITY WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY



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         UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD
                     We are still waiting for other seniors’ updates about their final college decisions!
                                  Here are some of the colleges they have to choose from.



 O                  Long Island University
             Southern Connecticut State University
             University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón
                   University of Bridgeport
                                                                                                    Bay Path College
                                                                                           Central Connecticut State University
                                                                                              Johnson & Wales University
                                                                                           Western Connecticut State University


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                     Saint Joseph College


                       How College Is Different From High School
                                   Freedom, Classes, Professors, Studying, Tests, Grades
             Have to manage your own time.                                      It is up to you to read
             You decide whether to take care of                                  and understand the


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              priorities, if not you are responsible.                             assigned material.
             Get to chose own classes of interest.                              Testing is usually
             Professors will most likely take attendance.                        infrequent and may be
             Classes range from 20 to 400 students.                              cumulative, covering


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             Professors may not give out homework or                             large amounts of
              will not always check it, but will assume                           material.
              you can perform the same tasks on the test.                        Some courses will only have 2 or 3 test in a
             Professors are usually open and helpful,                            semester.
              but most expect you to initiate contact if                         A majority of the time make up tests are


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              you need help.
              Professors my not even follow the text,
              they may expect you to relate the class to
              the readings.
                                                                              
                                                                                  not an option.
                                                                                  Professors usually schedule tests without
                                                                                  regard to the demands of other courses or
                                                                                  outside activities.


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             Should study at least 2 to 3 hours outside                         Grades on major tests/papers usually pro-
              of class for each hour in class.                                    vide most of the course grade.
             Need to review notes and text regularly.                           Watch out for your first tests. These are
             Assigned substantial amounts of reading                             usually the “wake-up calls” to let you
              and/or writing, which may not even be                               know what is expected—but they also may
              directly addressed in class.                                        account for a substantial part of your
                                                                                  course grade.
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                Thank you to all High School Personnel!
We would like to thanks each high schools’ guidance department and suppot staff for assist-
ing us in the recruitment of this year’s Upward Bound/ConnCAP incoming class. Their time,
                              energy, and support is invaluable.

				
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