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Elon Academy celebrates ninth class

Friends, family and supporters gathered with members of Elon Academy's Kappa Class to cheer them on as they prepare to attend colleges and universities around the state this fall. 

Elon Academy scholar earns Morehead-Cain Scholarship at UNC-Chapel Hill

Elon Academy Kappa Scholar Jenny Te Vazquez has made history by becoming the first of the program's students to be awarded the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Becoming 'Dr. Rawls': Times-News highlights academic achievements of Elon Academy student

The March 24 article in The Times-News of Burlington told the story of Sarah Rawls, a member of Elon Academy's first cohort who will begin pursuing her doctorate at Temple University this year. 

Inaugural summit at Elon examines issues facing first-generation college students

The NC Emerge 1G Summit was hosted and led by Elon's Examining Disparities in Educational Access Living Learning Community and drew attendees from students around the state.

Elon announces 30 new scholarships for students in the Odyssey Program

The new scholarship gifts and commitments announced by President Leo M. Lambert and a group of key university volunteers on Friday come from seven inspired donors.

Elon Academy welcomes newest class of scholars with special College Coffee

Monday's gathering on Scott Plaza in front of the Alamance Building offered an opportunity to welcome new and returning members of the Elon Academy, the university's college access and success program for local high school students.  

Elon Academy celebrates eighth class 

Members of the Elon Academy's Iota Class were joined by friends, family and supporters on May 16 for a celebration of their success. 

Elon Academy assistant director presents at Prepãrate Annual Conference

Elon Academy Assistant Director John Pickett presented information about the academic and non-cognitive skills necessary in the college-planning process to enhance college access and success efforts.  

Elon Academy assistant director presents at the Southern Association of College Admission Counseling Conference

Elon Academy Assistant Director Jenni Johnson participated on a panel discussing how to support undocumented students in higher education.  

Elon pays tribute to the life, gifts of Edna Truitt Noiles '44

The memorial service in the Sacred Space of the Numen Lumen Pavilion offered the opportunity to celebrate the life of Noiles, an alumna and long-time supporter of Elon. 

Elon University mourns passing of Edna Truitt Noiles ’44 GP ’17

Her support created the Vera Richardson Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and helped launch the Elon Academy.

Elon professor awarded Burroughs Wellcome Grant for wildlife studies project

The award will support "Wildlife Studies: Critical Carnivores," a year-round learning experience that exposes secondary school students to the world of wildlife science through a focus on carnivorous mammals.

Innovative Elon Academy Transcript helps encapsulate accomplishments of students

The new innovative transcript portrays the accomplishments of Elon Academy Students in an official document.

At 10th anniversary, the future of the Elon Academy looks bright

Supporters and participants in the Elon Academy celebrated the 10th anniversary of the college access and success program on Thursday, Sept. 15. 

Alumna and long-time benefactor Edna Truitt Noiles '44 receives the Elon Medallion

The 1944 Elon graduate made significant contributions toward the creation of the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and the launch of The Elon Academy. 

The Elon Academy to celebrate 10 years of supporting Alamance County scholars TONIGHT

The celebration will be Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. in McCrary Theatre with a community reception to follow. 

Elon Academy Celebrates 10 years

Join us in celebrating the first 10 years of Elon University's transformative college access and success program.

Elon Academy summer photos

Nine Elon Academy students participated in a photography class during the summer 2016 session on campus. 

Gifts from Elon alumna support scholarships, Elon Academy

Retired educator Nancy Turner Watson ’66 champions life-changing initiatives that serve students from pre-kindergarten through college.

Elon hosts special College Coffee for Elon Academy scholars

Students from Alamance County high schools participating in the Elon Academy were welcomed to campus June 13 at a 10th annual College Coffee held in their honor.

Elon Academy welcomes 10th class

Twenty-five rising sophomores from Alamance County high schools have been selected to join the 10th class of the college access and success program for academically talented students.

Elon Academy celebrates Theta Class

Members of the Elon Academy’s seventh class joined friends and family members May 17 to celebrate their success as they prepare for college.


President Leo M. Lambert calls for a community focus on children

Elon's president was the featured speaker at the 22nd annual banquet of Burlington's Positive Attitude Youth Center.

Sealing the Deal, Supporting Underrepresented Students in Accessing College

The Elon Academy College Planning team presented at the Southern Association for College Admissions Counselors annual conference in Miami, Florida.

A closing ceremony and celebration ends Elon Academy’s summer program

High school scholars in Elon University’s college access and success program gave short presentations to family and friends before participating in a ceremony celebrating their successes.

Elon Academy scholars welcomed to campus with special College Coffee

Dozens of Alamance County high school students were introduced to the campus community in the 9th annual College Coffee held June 15 in honor of the Elon Academy.

Elon Academy celebrates Eta class

Members of the Elon Academy's sixth class joined friends and family members May 28 to celebrate their success as they prepare for their college journey.

Elon Academy Eta Scholars cross $2 million mark in merit-based aid

Elon University submitted video to White House

Elon University submitted a video to the White House regarding near-peer mentoring in the Center for Access and Success

Five campus organizations helped by 'Dine with Purpose'

The donation program intended to give back to student groups and university initiatives has assisted Stop Hunger Now, Habitat for Humanity, Kernodle Center programming, the "It Gets Better" initiative and the Elon Academy.

#GivingTuesday on Dec. 2, 2014

Elon Academy is participating in #GivingTuesday with 42 other local non-profits in Alamance County.

Moseley Center namesake visits campus for Homecoming 2014

Furman Moseley '56 met Friday with students in the Center for Access & Success to share his own memories of Elon and to learn about their collegiate experiences made possible through scholarships he created.

Elon honored for diversity & inclusion programs

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has recognized Elon with a 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, an accolade that reflects ongoing university efforts to celebrate and support students, staff, faculty and alumni of all backgrounds and beliefs.

Campus community celebrates the Center for Access & Success

A Wednesday ribbon cutting and open house in Mooney building gave faculty, staff, family and friends an opportunity to tour the new home of four Elon University programs that collectively serve underrepresented students from pre-kindergarten through college.

An Alpha reaches Ωmega

Seven years after joining the Elon Academy, a dozen of the first high school students to take part in the university’s college access and success program have earned their college degrees. Brittney Burnette is one of them.

Elon Academy students conduct research on poverty, college access

Scholars created service projects and traveled to the nation's capital this summer as they sought solutions to barriers faced by underrepresented and underserved students who dream of attending college.

Presentations & celebration bring an end to summer for Elon Academy

Prior to a Friday evening closing ceremony, high school scholars in Elon University’s college access and success program shared with family and friends the lessons they will carry with them from their summer experience on campus.

Elon Academy scholars make rap album for summer class

Fourteen high school students in a philosophy course on race, gender and hip-hop visited a Greensboro recording studio Wednesday to create their own album with messages of resilience, hope and equality.

Special College Coffee welcomes Elon Academy scholars to campus

Alamance County high school students were introduced to the campus community in the 8th annual College Coffee held in honor of the Elon Academy.

Elon Academy celebrates Epsilon Class successes

Alamance County students taking part in Elon University's college access and success program gathered May 14, 2014, to hear words of wisdom from academy leaders and alumni as they prepare to graduate high school.

Elon Academy announces eighth class of scholars

Alamance County high school freshmen accepted into the Elon Academy's Iota class will spend parts of the next three summers on campus learning from Elon University faculty and preparing to apply to college.

Strawberry festival draws crowd to community garden

An effort to showcase both the university's Community Garden and heirloom plants grown by Elon students proved popular, as did delicious strawberry treats.

Elon Academy student named Gates Millennium Scholar

Cummings High School senior Jessica Canar-Quito will attend Guilford College in North Carolina with assistance from a program initially funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Elon Academy staff members present at national conference

Jenni Johnson, Darris Means and Kimberly Pyne presented at the annual conference of the American College Personnel Association held in Indianapolis.

Terry Tomasek named new director of Elon Academy

The associate professor of education and longtime Elon Academy instructor formally takes over this summer for founding director Deborah Long, who is now serving as interim dean of Elon University’s School of Education.

Darris Means earns national dissertation award

Darris Means, Elon Academy Associate Director, has been named the first place winner for the Dissertation Award by the American Association for Blacks in Higher Education.

Truliant Federal Credit Union makes gift to Elon Academy

A $1,000 check was presented Dec. 3, 2013, to leaders of Elon University's college access and success program.

Darris Means publishes article

Darris Means, associate director for the Elon Academy, co-authored an article in the Journal of African American Males in Education.

Darris Means co-authors journal article

The associate director of the Elon Academy co-authored an article in the Journal of African American Males in Education.

Hispanic/Latino(a) Resource Room celebrates opening

The facility brought together dozens of Elon students, faculty and staff for its opening—something it aims to do routinely to foster community.