October 2013 |
Hammond Highlights
recent events
10/4/13 – Hammond Scholar Parents’ Reception
Hammond Scholar parents have been invited to meet fellow parents, family members, and our Hammond Scholarship Advisors at a casual reception in the Mahoney Master’s Suite, MRC 129 from 3:30-5:00pm.

10/4-10/6/13 – Family Weekend 2013
The University of Miami is excited to invite you to attend Family Weekend 2013 from October 4-6, 2013. Registration is now open; please visit your CaneLink proxy account to complete registration. This weekend provides you the opportunity to visit with your student and take part in the numerous activities and events that are planned for your enjoyment, including a University of Miami football game vs. Georgia Tech on Saturday, October 5, 2013. More information on Family Weekend 2013, including a preliminary schedule of events and package pricing is available now and is accessible on the Family Weekend website, www.miami.edu/family-weekend .

What's new

Welcome our new Hammond Scholar Advisor: Jennifer CentoJennifer Cento
We extend a warm welcome to the newest member of our OAE family, Jennifer Cento. Jennifer is our newest Hammond Scholar Advisor and is the Academic and Career Advisor in Residence (ACAR) in Hecht Residential College. Born and raised in Miami, FL she earned her undergraduate degree in Marketing at the University of Miami. She received her Masters Degree in Higher Education from Florida State University. She is very excited about helping our students and is happy to be back home at her Alma Mater.

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Scholar spotlight
Freshman Hammond Scholars
Welcome to the U!
We’re excited to welcome our incoming Freshmen Hammond Scholars. The Class of 2017 is proving to be an engaging and motivated group brimming with optimism and possibility. There are 36 freshmen scholars each who have demonstrated academic excellence and commitment throughout high school. We are looking forward to supporting their aspirations as many will continue their academic pursuits through graduate education. On September 12th they attended the Woodson-Williams-Marshall Association (WWMA) faculty, staff, and student mixer sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Student Affairs as a part of their Student Success Series. The WWMA is comprised of the black faculty at the University of Miami and serves as a resource to black students at UM.

Vinessa Burnett
Vinessa Burnett
Vinessa is a Sophomore Hammond Scholar who interned with the Florida Power & Light company under the Product Standards & Engineering division for the Feeder Reliability Group.  The ultimate goal of the Feeder Reliability Group is to help predict and prevent feeder (main power line) outages.  Vanessa immensely enjoyed her experience stating "I definitely could not have asked for a better way to spend my summer."

Helping Hammonds

The Ronald A. Hammond Scholarship program is always looking for ways to better serve its students. If you, or your company, is interested in providing internships, mentoring a scholar, or providing shadowing opportunities to enhance our scholars learning experience, please contact the Office of Academic Enhancement at oae@miami.edu.

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