Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) Tachionia Battle, a senior sociology major from Robersonville, N.C., is among 25 students nationwide selected to attend this year’s Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) Graduate Student Weekend, hosted by the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions and Penn Graduate School of Education. The weekend will be held April 7 – 9, 2017, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Participants were selected for the program after a competitive application process. The weekend provides undergraduate students from MSIs with an opportunity to get more information on pursuing graduate and professional degrees in education. During this time, students participate in professional development and educational sessions all meant to inspire, inform, and prepare students for the graduate school process.
The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI), housed in the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, serves as a repository for research, data, best practices, emerging innovations, and ideas on and within MSIs. With support from sponsors, CMSI supports funders, researchers, policymakers, MSIs, and scholars to promote the strengths and address challenges facing these institutions.
Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. FSU offers nearly 60 degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,300 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation.