CSM Hosts First Annual African American Summer Academy

Apr 30, 2014

New this year, the College of St. Mary will offer a one-week African American Summer Academy.

The program is for girls headed into their sophomore year of high school this fall.

Diane Proulx, CSM Events Coordinator, says girls will stay in the campus residence halls for one week this summer. 

They will attend classes and take field trips.  Proulx says this year’s theme is forensic science.

"We’ll be teaching art, technology and forensic science, all based on forensic science so the art will be based on the forensic science lessons for that day and so will the technology.  So the morning is spent in classes, from 9 to Noon.”

Classes will be taught by a CSM faculty member and a current science teacher in OPS systems. 

Proulx says afternoons will be spent attending talks and going on field trips to places such as the Henry Doorly Zoo. 

The only cost to participants is a $25 registration fee.  Proulx says all other costs are covered. 

For more information, the number is 402-399-2456.