Wheelock Students Visit Purdue University Graduate School

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Pictured (Left to Right): Guillermo Caballero (’14), Braelan Martin, Jessica Greene, Jacqueline Elias, Carmen Piedad, Katrin Reeder, Dr. Dwight Lewis, Director of Minority Programs – Purdue University Graduate School

Wheelock undergraduate students Jacqueline Elias, Jessica Greene, Braelan Martin, Carmen Piedad and Katrin Reeder were chosen to take part in the prestigious Purdue University Multicultural/Historically Black Institution (HBI) Visitation Program.

The HBI Visitation Program provides the opportunity for outstanding undergraduates who are interested in pursuing graduate studies to visit the Purdue University campus and explore graduate school opportunities. Students selected to participate in HBI have relatively high GPAs and a strong likelihood of gaining admission to one of Purdue University’s outstanding graduate programs.

During the all-expenses paid three-day visit, students meet with faculty, administrators, and graduate students and receive a comprehensive overview of their prospective department.

Three recent Wheelock graduates are currently enrolled in graduate study at Purdue University: Aleesha Pierre-Jules, Ivan Jackson, and Guillermo Caballero. To date, 111 HBI participants have earned doctoral degrees and another 225 have completed master’s degrees.