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#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.

Kimberly Pyne and Darris Means publish article

Presentations and reflections mark end to Elon Academy summer

Alamance County students taking part in the university’s college access and success program on Friday shared personal reflections before attending a ceremony that closed out a summer residential experience.

Elon Academy students separate wheat from the chaff

High school scholars in the university's college access and success program receive a hands-on lesson on the history and complexity of wheat cultivation.

Undergraduate researchers mentor Elon Academy scholars

High school students in the university’s college access and success program met Thursday with current Elon students taking part in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience.

Students from India participate in the Elon Academy

A partnership through the university’s college access and success program has allowed high school scholars from the Indian state of Kerala to take part in a month-long international exchange.

Special College Coffee honors Elon Academy scholars

Local high school students in the university’s college access and success program moved to campus over the weekend for a month of classes and activities that will help them pursue dreams of a college degree.

Ceremony honors Elon Academy graduating scholars

Alamance County high school seniors taking part in Elon University’s college access and success program were recognized Thursday for their achievements.

Darris Means '05 receives outstanding alumnus award

Darris Means ’05 was recognized at a ceremony on May 9, 2013, as the Outstanding Alumnus of the Masters Student Affairs Program at Clemson University. 

Elon Academy student named Gates Millennium Scholar

Vidal Morales-Santos is the third Elon Academy participant in the past four years to receive an award that covers his full college expenses.

'Bully' filmmaker offers insight for Teaching Fellows
Cynthia Lowen visited Elon University this month as part of a series of campus programs organized for “Anti-Bullying Week.”

 

Elon president greets middle schoolers visiting N.C.

The group was led by an Elon alumna who inspires her young students to plan for and then pursue a college education.

Elon Academy leaders, Elon students present at national conference

The session focused on college students who are hired to work with the university's college access and success program.

Elon Academy documentary shares stories of program success
“Elon Academy: Preparation, Opportunity, Success” includes interviews with scholars, parents, faculty members and more.
Darris Means and Michelle Jones present at national conference
Darris Means, Elon Academy associate director, and Michelle Jones, assistant director of career services for Arts and Sciences, co-presented a program in March at the annual conference of the American College Personnel Association in Las Vegas.
Elon holiday percussion album benefits local schools
The Department of Music, Teaching & Learning Technologies, and the School of Communications had roles in the fundraising project.
Faculty and Staff Present at Research Conference
Fall 2012: 'I Am Elon' with Brian Delgado '15
Learn about Brian Delgado's Elon experience in this installment of "I Am Elon," a multimedia series featuring Elon students in their own words.
Elon Academy receives grant for sustainable gardening course

Funding will help Alamance County high school scholars learn more about healthy eating while engaging them in scientific pursuits.

Darris Means receives Phi Kappa Phi Award
Alamance Breakfast Rotary donates to Elon Academy
The Alamance Breakfast Rotary Club donated $2,100 to the Elon Academy, a college access and success program for academically promising high school students in Alamance County with a financial need and/or no family history of college.
Elon Academy students meet with undergraduate researchers
Introducing scholars in the college access program to current Elon students can teach high school students about career and academic opportunities.
Special College Coffee welcomes Elon Academy scholars
Seventy-two local high school students will spend the next four weeks on campus as part of a college access and enrichment program.
Reception honors graduating Elon Academy scholars
Elon University leaders celebrated on May 14 the achievement of every member of the Gamma Class attending college in the fall.
Elon Academy announces sixth class of scholars
The Eta class will spend parts of the next three summers on campus learning from Elon University faculty and preparing to apply to college.
Elon Academy holds 5th anniversary gala
A celebration of the university’s college access program brings together local students and community supporters who make their dreams possible.
Elon Academy debuts "Ambassadors" program
Current high school sophomores in Elon's college access program are traveling to local schools to share the importance of higher education.
Elon Academy staffer explores issues of identity
Darris Means '05 connects theory with practice as he studies complexities of self-identity in college students, from race to class to sexual orientation.
Elon Academy students publish college access research
Written by 13 scholars, Speaking Out: Underrepresented Students Challenging the Inequities of College Access, is filled with personal voices.
Elon Academy recognizes LabCorp
NSF grant funds ‘HERPS’ studies in Elon Academy
Assistant Professor Terry Tomasek’s herpetology lessons on turtles, lizards & more are meant to spark interest in science & science careers.