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Marquette Opus College of Engineering to guarantee admission to select Bruce-Guadalupe Community School students

The students will make their initial visit to Marquette Wednesday, June 24, to tour the campus and visit the engineering labs.

By - Jun 23rd, 2015 04:42 pm

MILWAUKEE – Qualified students at Bruce-Guadalupe Community School would be guaranteed enrollment in Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering under a new partnership between Marquette and the United Community Center.

Beginning with the Bruce-Guadalupe Community School Class of 2016, select middle school students will be guaranteed admission to Marquette’s engineering program contingent on their academic success in high school.

Marquette will provide the students professional advising, career exploration, financial assistance for qualifying students, the opportunity to shadow engineering students and professionals, and access to academic and career fairs.

The students will make their initial visit to Marquette Wednesday, June 24, to tour the campus and visit the engineering labs.

“Many students at Bruce-Guadalupe Community School are the first in their families to pursue a college education, and we are pleased to assist these students as they succeed during their high school years,” said Dr. Kristina Ropella, Opus Dean of the Opus College of Engineering.

“These students will help provide a diversity of perspectives helping Marquette engineers solve challenges facing our world, including access to clean water, safer infrastructure, cleaner energy and healthier people,” Ropella said.

Marquette is the third institution to partner with Bruce-Guadalupe to guarantee admission. Carroll University, Waukesha, Wisconsin, will admit select Bruce-Guadalupe students to its health sciences program.  Alverno College, Milwaukee, is offering the opportunity for young women to gain early enrollment to its undergraduate studies programs.

Bruce-Guadalupe Community School is a K-8 charter school that serves predominantly low-income, Hispanic students. The school operated independently until 1990 when it merged with the UCC.

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