‘Celebration of the Stars’ Showcases Student Achievements

Event will highlight student leaders’ community service and scholarship

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While it may not be the red carpet of the Oscars, some of RIT’s academic stars will still be shining.

The 2012 Star Awards “Celebration of the Stars” recognizing student leaders takes place 6–8:30 p.m. May 16 in the University Gallery in James E. Booth Hall at Rochester Institute of Technology. Hosted by RIT’s Multicultural Center for Academic Success, the celebration highlights the achievements of AALANA graduating seniors as well as the Multicultural Center’s and AALANA student leaders for their outstanding academic performance and leadership and community service contributions at RIT over the academic year.

Registration is required for the dinner and awards. Contact event coordinator Kia Brooks at mcss16@rit.edu.

“The Star Awards is a time when the Multicultural Center for Academic Success, RIT and Rochester community partners join to congratulate and celebrate our students success,” Brooks says.

The event will be hosted by Heath Boyce Pardee, associate vice president of Student Affairs, and Jonathan Ntheketha, assistant director of first-year initiatives in the center. Recognition will be given to graduating seniors with GPAs higher than 3.0, students from the center’s programs who have achieved GPAs of 3.0 or better, and outstanding students within AALANA clubs and organizations. Additionally, the center’s partners—the AALANA Collegiate Association, Alumni Relations, Future Stewards and McNair Scholars programs—will distribute awards to their student leaders.

“The Multicultural Center for Academic Success is very excited to honor the success of our students as well as recognize the contributions of our community and campus partners,” says Candice Balwin, director of the center. “We are proud to showcase the accomplishments of our students and graduating seniors in this star-studded event.”

For more information, contact the center at 585-475-4704 or cpbmcs@rit.edu.