Word's from Dr. Christopher LesterThe OMSE team is dedicated to the same standards for multi-ethnic students.
We do this by encouraging students to raise the bar and set high expectations for themselves. Often our students internalize the societal messages that tell them they are not capable, intelligent, and worthy of empowering academic support. It is imperative that we demystify and deconstruct these outdated and nefarious socially constructed notions of academic capabilities and intellectual capacities.
Each student that OMSE interacts with is scholarly, dean’s list material. We methodically and purposefully provide outreach, academic support, and a climate that encourages the self-empowerment of students. As a result, we reinforce the successful matriculation, retention, academic success, and graduation of multi-ethnic students at the University of Maryland. As a team, OMSE is prepared to honor, serve, and provide resources to all students with high expectations, standards, and excellence.