Clarke alumna Mishereen A. Ellis ‘06 recently secured a position as Community Partnership Specialist with the Girl Scouts of River Valley in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Ellis shared, “My position involves working with underrepresented women of color. Through this position I am able to provide opportunities for growth, knowledge, and much more for my girls. A part of that includes taking girls on college tours.”
Ellis developed The Midwest College Tour, a new initiative created to supplement The Girl Scouts’ College & Career Readiness Curriculum. The purpose of the tour is to give girls the opportunity to learn about a variety of different colleges and universities.
Ellis will accompany 20 young women, grades 9-12, along with four chaperones to Dubuque for a tri-college visit on Friday, March 23, 2018.
The group will tour Clarke University, Loras College, and the University of Dubuque. Meals and activities will be provided by the schools. After leaving Dubuque, they will also visit UW Platteville, UW Madison, and Marquette University.
Ellis said, “Clarke was where I grew and matured as a young woman; it’s the place where I met my best friend and developed an interest and passion for serving communities of color, which eventually became my life’s purpose. Being on a small campus such as Clarke allowed me to build better relationships and gain the support I needed to complete my degree.”
Clarke University looks forward to welcoming the group to campus, and possibly welcoming them back as students in the future.