This year marks the 45th anniversary of the McKinley “Deacon” Davis CHANCE Program.
CHANCE was the brainchild of NIU’s sixth president, Rhoten A. Smith, who is remembered for his strong connection with students and commitment to opportunity.
In honor of this occasion – a significant milestone for NIU and Illinois – the CHANCE Program will offer a series of celebratory programs highlighting special initiatives and topics of interest to the community. These programs will highlight CHANCE’s history and progress to date.
Events are planned throughout the year culminating with a celebration in the fall of 2013.
Some of the presentation topics will include:
- National Science Foundation and STEM initiatives;
- Generation Y/Millennial versus Generation Z/Boomlets;
- Black Male Achievement and Culture;
- Nursing Students: Balancing Academic Rigor and Intrusive Personal Support;
- Latino Student Culture and First-Year Students.
A full schedule of events for the spring 2013 semester will be available online beginning in March.
For more information, call (815) 753-0201.