CPMC News
Tuesday
04/18/17

Jacquelyn Demps Success Continues

Posted by CPMC Staff on April 18, 2017 in Program Highlights, Student Highlights, Uncategorized

Jacquelyn (Jacqui) Demps is the Associate Director of Admission and Recruitment at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.  She is a native of Buffalo, New York who started her education at the University of Buffalo as an Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) student.  Ms. Demps states, “initially I was afraid to apply at UB.  Discouraged, someone told me to apply as an EOP student, I did, and in the summer of 1994 I was off to attend the EOP Summer Program.  I had no idea what I wanted to do once I enrolled, hence the changing of my major several times and the many days of sitting in my academic advisor’s office trying to plan life”. Jacqui continues to talk about her defining moments, “while I did not have a traditional path through my undergraduate career, often taking semesters off to deal with outside factors, what I discovered was a love for helping fellow students”. This is when she decided that higher education and student services was to be her path.  Ms. Demps comments that “the EOP team at UB had left such an impression on me I felt that I needed to give back that same time, dedication and genuine care to the next generation of scholars”.  She finished her undergraduate degree and also received her master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.  Ms. Demps is continuing her education and in the process of completing her doctorate and plans to continue assisting students as she was helped many years ago.  We wish her well and great success!

Wednesday
04/12/17

Leslie Veloz, Student Association President 2017/2018

Posted by CPMC Staff on April 12, 2017 in Program Highlights, Student Highlights, Uncategorized

Leslie Veloz is an Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) student who is a Junior studying English and Psychology from New York City. She chose to attend UB because she believed UB was the best place for her to get a holistic education that went beyond the classroom. Since arriving on campus she has immersed herself in club life and service. She’s held several positions on campus including being a student mentor, trip leader for mission trips around the world and Vice President of The Black Student Union. Leslie is now the 2017-18 President of the Student Association and hopes to make an impact on campus by focusing on Equity and Inclusion, Advocacy, Community, and Transparency on campus. She hopes that students will get inspired to join clubs and take on leadership roles by seeing someone that looks like them in office.