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Promising Futures

Recruiting Future Indigenous Leaders to Cornell University

Promising Futures is an outreach and recruitment program implemented for the first time in March 2014 to attract prospective Native American undergraduate students to consider applying to Cornell. Designed to provide prospective students, teachers, counselors, and parents with information about Cornell University and the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, Promising Futures consists of tours, presentations and workshops about everything from admissions to financial aid, as well as in depth Q&A sessions with AIISP faculty, staff, and current students. For more information contact Wayva Waterman Lyons.

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Event Archive

2019

Presentation at OADI, Woodg Horning speaking to prospective students

Prospective students at OADI

 

Prospective Students on foot bridge by Beebee Lake

 

Current Undergrad student panel, speaking about transition to College

 

Prospective students, lunch at AIISP

prospective students at Dairy Bar, Cornell

 

 

Prospective students at Dairy Bar Cornell

Prospective Students at Uris Library

 

Prof. Rickard speaking to prospective students

 

Networking dinner with faculty and prospective students

 

Brett Stevenson, current graduate student introduction

 

group picture of prospective students

 

2018

Session of student resources for Prospective students at OADI

Lunch at AIISP with prospective students

 

Networking dinner with faculty and prospective students

 

evening bowling with prospective students

 

evening bowling with prospective students

 

Paint night at Akwe:kon with prospective students

 

 

Paint night at Akwe:kon with prospective students

Paint night at Akwe:kon with prospective students

 

Paint night at Akwe:kon with prospective students

 

Ansley Jemison of Cornell EOP program speaking to prospective students

 

Current student panel speaking on transition to college life

 

group picture of prospective students

 

 

2017

Collage of pictures, dinner, lunch, paint night, and lab experience

2016

group picture of prospective and current students in front of Akwe:kon

group picture of counselors in front of Akwe:kon


2015

Name tags for participating prospective students

dinner set up for Promising Futures participants

 

Dinner with AIISP faculty and prospective students

 

Dinner with AIISP faculty and prospective students

 

Presentation on Cornell admissions to prospective students

 

Prospective students walking to a lab

 

group picture of prospective students


2014

Pamela Tan of CALS Admissions presents to prospective students

 

Opening of Promising Futures at Botanic Gardens

 

Prospective students on campus tour

 

Dinner waiting for prospective students

 

Indigenous dinner preparations by Cornell Catering

 

Dinner at Akwe:kon for prospective students