A dozen or so young Black men sat in the Jane Miller Welcome Center sharing thoughts about their day on campus. They’d spent the past few hours meeting MBU professors, staff and students, visiting residence halls, classrooms and athletics facilities, grabbing coffee and lunch in the dining hall, and more.
“Pick the word or phrase that best expresses how you feel right now?” said Associate Vice President of Student Engagement Dr. Learie Nurse, who was leading the discussion.
The graduating high school seniors paused before answering. Some wavered, struggling with emotions as they uttered words and sentences like: “Amazed,” “surreal,” “dream-come-true,” “perfect,” and “I just can’t believe it.”