Multicultural Student Welcome Breakfast
On Saturday, September 18, 2010 students of various ethnicities gathered in McPhail's to meet, greet and eat as the Balfour Office of Multicultural Activities offered a campus-wide opportunity for all students to engage each other in a casual setting. Focusing on PC's multicultural student population, the Multicultural Student Welcome Breakfast is a new way to welcome all incoming multicultural students in their critical transition to PC. The brainchild of Angela Evans '11, the event serves a means of building a network among multicultural students through identifying common backgrounds, interests and goals, as well as collaborating to contribute to the diversity of the college.
In addition to a meet and greet, the event featured experiential testimony provided by several student leaders that have endured through personal transitional challenges to grow and appreciate the time invested into PC. Jayo Macasaquit '11, Naomi Brown-Jones '11, Jordan Frias '11, and Joseph Patino '12 spoke to their evolution as PC multicultural students and highlighted both pitfalls to avoid and opportunities to seize. Getting involved and connected, grasping student leadership opportunities, and seeking out and identifying faculty/staff mentors, and proactively engaging campus resources and services were among the major suggestions emphasized.