Valentin Calvillo, a Goshen College sophomore molecular biology/biochemistry major from Goshen, was among a group of first-generation students from Indiana’s independent colleges and universities to be celebrated at the 26th annual “Realizing the Dream” banquet on Nov. 7 in Indianapolis.
Goshen College has awarded its Dream Scholarship for undocumented students since about 2008.
When Janeth M. Vela and Alexa D. Valdez were seniors at Goshen High School, attending college seemed like a distant dream – though not from a lack of desire or talent.
College got a bit easier and more enjoyable this past academic year for some students at Goshen College, thanks to an innovative peer mentoring program by the Center for Intercultural and International Education (CIIE).
The town hall meeting included Janeth Vela, a junior at GC, and Richard Aguirre, director of corporate and foundation relations.
The Goshen Chamber of Commerce and Goshen College teamed up to run an Intercultural Leadership Academy from March until May.
Goshen College has led a robust effort over the past decade to attract international students and become an intercultural campus.
In a new effort by Goshen College’s Center for Intercultural and International Education (CIIE), the college has begun offering English language classes for community members.
The Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis and Goshen College will together award $40,000 in scholarship aid to GC students of Mexican heritage during the 2014-15 school year.
Gilberto Pérez, Jr., associate professor of social work at Goshen College, has been appointed as senior director of intercultural development and educational partnerships at Goshen College’s Center for Intercultural and International Education (CIIE).