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Multicultural Student Programs

Motivate. Educate. Advocate. Celebrate.
The Multicultural Student Programs (MSP) provides support for students of color on campus through academic initiatives, cultural enrichment programs, student organizations, and connecting students to the alumni network. The program is committed to their success, and every effort will be made to ensure that each student’s academic journey is a rewarding one.

 

 

 
MOREMORE (Multicultural Organization Reaching Equality) and La Fuerza are our multicultural student organizations that foster student development through diversity and promoting cultural differences on campus and in the community as a whole. These organizations commit to establishing partnerships with other campus organizations with enthusiasm and takes a proactive role in the development of strong student leadership.​ The goal of these organizations is to foster an awareness and appreciation for all cultures through personal relations and programming. These activities range from BBQs, soul food lunch, salsa nights, social outings, Friendsgiving dinners, and lectures; these organizations take pride in promoting and helping create a space not just for Latinos, African Americans, and Asian Americans, but for anyone who wants to join.
 

MORE Officers for 2020-2021
President                           Dayja James
Vice President                  Tyrese Allen

Secretary                           Makeilah Turner

Co-Secretary                     Jared Wainright

Treasurer                           Jomari Bailey

Events Chair                      Khennedy Brunson

Events Co-Chair                Lexi Deck

PR Chair                              LaCameria Clark

PR Co-Chair                       JaCoya Hodges

Chaplain                             KiKi Youmans
Choir Chair                        Aryana Gardner
Choir Co-Chair                  Tyranni Hubbard
 
LaFuerza Leadership for 2020-2021  
Ana Oelenberger
Brianna Lozano
Karla Montiel
Reyna Cabrera
Taylor Brown
 

 “These organizations have served well in assisting students of color to interact with the entire university community while maintaining their own heritage and cultural values. … Their alumni are individuals who are not just influential in their respective communities but they are also agents of change, who truly make a difference.”  

Dr. Lewis Shepherd
Special Assistant to the President

UPCOMING EVENTS

September

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH KICK-OFF LUNCHEON

Wednesday, Sept. 15 – 11 a.m.

Ouachita Commons

  • Stop by to learn more about the Hispanic Heritage culture.

 

LA FUERZA’S FIESTA MESA

Friday, Sept. 24 – noon

Evans Student Center

  • Drop by our table to learn more about Hispanic Heritage month and sample treats!

 

TIGER SERVE DAY

Saturday, Sept. 25

Elrod Center

  • Join the Multicultural Student Programs team to serve the local community.

 

October

HISPANIC ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Monday, Oct. 11 – noon

Alumni Room, Ouachita Commons

 

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH FILM

Tuesday, Oct. 12

Riley-Hickingbotham Library & Zoom

 


To stay current on upcoming events and much more, be sure to follow Multicultural Student Programs on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Contact any of our MSP staff for questions or concerns: (To contact us via text: 870-568-1227)

 

CONTACT US

lewis shepherdDr. Lewis A. Shepherd, Ed.D.

Special Assistant to the President

shepherdl@obu.edu

 

 

Nicole PorchiaNicole Porchia

Director, Academic Success Center & Multicultural Student Programs

porchian@obu.edu

 

 

Monica RutledgeMonica Rutledge

Students Specialist, Academic Success Center & Multicultural Student Programs

rutledgem@obu.edu

 

 

Advisors:

Jerusa Carvajal  |  Myra Houser  |  Caitlin Hetzel  |  Lori Motl  |  Roy Thompson  |  Erica Brown  |  Destiny Graves  |  Natilan Crutcher  |  Monica Rutledge  |  Nicole Porchia  |  Lewis Shepherd

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