Project PULL prepares for spring semester

[Hammond] – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Project PULL held its second meeting of the semester yesterday.

Students came together in Student Union Room 223, and the meeting was called shortly after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1.

Attendees of the meeting, numbering around 30 students, were divided up into two groups to brainstorm possible activities, events and fundraisers for the semester. Specifically, students were asked to come up with ideas of how to celebrate Black History Month, the first day of which coincided with the meeting.

“You guys have decided that you really want Project PULL to come together this semester and get things done. So that’s what we’re going to do here today,” said one project leader.

Members approached the idea of a choir with an MC, a step crew, a fashion show and even ideas like a pie-eating contest and karaoke.

A goal of the group for this month was to complete monologues and give informative speeches about lesser-known African Americans who have been visionaries in society or provided a positive impact. Also, members expressed a strong interest and positive desire to reach out to more African American students and talk to them about keeping motivated and getting involved in their college experience.

Project PULL (the acronym stands for “Promoting Unity through Leadership and Learning”) is “a program that enhances the educational experience for freshmen of color through mentoring, leadership development, service and fun activities.” It is a continuation of the orientation process by which all students must learn the ropes before they begin their first day of college.

Project PULL is conducted entirely by student volunteers, and is overseen by faculty members of the Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs (MISA).

For more information on Project Pull, visit MISA’s offices (located in Student Union room 206) or their website, http://www.selu.edu/admin/misa/index.html.

Sources:

Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs —

email: multicultural@selu.edu, phone: 985-549-3850

Student Assistants–

Kristopher Johnson: kristopher.johnson@selu.edu

Dynnishea Jones: dynnishea.jones@selu.edu

 

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