Dear Alumni and Friends,
We hope this message finds you all well. It is our great privilege and pleasure to announce that this year is the 40th anniversary of the Minority Peer Counselor Program. For the past 40 years, the program has supported thousands of students of color in their transition to Brown, cultivated critical consciousness around issues of social identity, and channeled the efforts of scholar activists. As we reflect and honor the rich history of the program, we invite you to participate with us in this celebration in the following ways:
CONNECT with us online via the Third World Center Facebook page. The page features current events and is a vehicle to connect with fellow alumni and current students. Additionally, if you served as an MPC between the years of 1973 and 1984, let us know. We wish to acknowledge and honor the trailblazers of the program.
SHARE your stories, photos, manuals and other documents related to your MPC experience.
- You can e-mail Shane_Lloyd@brown.edu if you would like to be profiled for the MPC 40th Anniversary. You may also e-mail electronic copies of photos or materials you may have to Shane as well.
JOIN US for on campus celebrations during the Minority Peer Counselor Program Back to Campus (to be held on Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20) and Commencement/Reunion Weekend 2014.
CONTRIBUTE to the efforts that will continue to support students of color at Brown for generations to come by giving to the TWTP Endowed Fund.
We plan to continue the celebration of the MPC Program into Brown’s 250th Anniversary. If you would like to get more involved, please let us know and we’ll be happy to provide you with more information. Thank you all for your contributions to the rich legacy of this beloved program and thanks also for what you continue to do strengthen the student of color community at Brown.
Mary Grace Almandrez, Director of the Third World Center & Assistant Dean of the College
Myra O. Liwanag ’91, Director of Regional & Multicultural Programs, Alumni Relations
Shane Lloyd, MPH ’11, Assistant Director for First Year and Sophomore Programs, Third World Center