Fellow Centennial: Admissions reps meet with Big Brothers Big Sisters about college prep

| December 1, 2014
The Big Brothers Big Sisters "Big Futures" program prepares "Littles" of all ages for post-secondary success.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters “Big Futures” program prepares “Littles” of all ages for post-secondary success.

Staff from Admissions and the Academic Resource Center presented to high school students at Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Louis (BBBS)  on Wednesday, Nov. 19. Corey Hawkins, Admissions representative, and Erin Bullerdieck, Transitions coordinator, were invited to speak to high school juniors and seniors about preparing for the ACT and other general college readiness topics.

Bullerdieck met Tashanna Rucker, senior director of Education and Employment, and Melissa Tumuluru, associate director of Education and Employment at BBBS, during the annual NCAN (National College Access Network) in September. Rucker’s own “Little” is a freshman at Webster and even participated in the summer TAP program.

Tumuluru is now leading a new department called “Big Futures” at BBBS that focuses on activities that expose their “Littles” of all ages, to college and career choices, preparing them for post-secondary success and supporting them through their post-secondary experience.

This is the centennial year for both BBBS-Stl and Webster. Following the conference, BBBS requested a meeting with Webster to discuss new ways to partner as they build this Big Futures program. Students left with Webster bags filled with information and goodies, along with an invitation to visit our campus as they make their college choice.


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