Mulu Negash, a former McNair Scholar serves as the Director of McNair Scholars Program. Mulu has worked in TRiO programs in various capacities for several years. Mulu has a background in counseling psychology and advising middle/high school students. Prior to working with TRiO, she worked in mental health counseling for the unisured in the Greater Kansas City area. A native of Ethiopia, she has made her home in Kansas City.
APPLICATION PRIORITY DEADLINE
NOVEMBER 7, 2014
Jan. 22, 2015, was a historic day on the Hill: President Barack Obama visited the University of Kansas campus (http://bit.ly/POTUSatKU), the first sitting president to do so in a century. More than 7,000 people — including many students and faculty who had spent hours in line to get tickets for the event — packed inside KU’s Anschutz Sports Pavilion to hear the president speak. Welcomed by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little with “Barack Chalk, Jayhawk!” Obama told the gathering “I’m a Kansas guy,” because his mother was from Wichita and grandparents were from Augusta and El Dorado. In his 35-minute talk, the president discussed themes (see official White House transcript http://1.usa.gov/1yMWJqy) from his 2015 State of the Union address, including his goal to lower the cost of attending college.