College Match alum (Bell High), Noemi Moreno, currently a junior at Bryn Mawr, has been selected as one of only two American students at her college to participate in the NeXXt Scholars Initiative, a partnership of the US Department of State, the New York Academy of Sciences and leading women’s colleges. The program was developed by Hillary Clinton, who graduated from a women’s college, and is designed to support and promote women studying in the STEM fields. Noemi was selected for this special opportunity based on her strong record at Bryn Mawr and the recommendation of her dean. As a NeXXt scholar, Noemi will receive personal mentoring from a professional in her field, participate in enrichment opportunities through the New York Academy of Sciences, and serve as an ambassador to a woman from a Muslim-majority country who is also studying a STEM subject.
Josh Rodriguez, College Match 2009, has begun a White House Internship working on Immigration. Josh, who recently returned from Mexico City on a Fulbright studying American-Mexican business relationships, is the only White House Domestic Policy Intern working on immigration issues. He is involved in helping develop the President’s upcoming Executive Order on Immigration.
Josh graduated from Pomona College in 2013 and during that time, he interned at Google, City National Bank and The Children’s Partnership.
College Match was singled out by two College Presidents last week as one of the nation’s top college access organizations in conjunction with the White House Summit on College Access.
The President of Franklin & Marshall, Dan Porterfield, said “Every year, College Match launches dozens of outstanding students to college success at Franklin & Marshall College and many other great institutions. The powerful impact of the more than 20 College Match students at F&M has been extraordinary. I love the program and its students.”
In addition, the President of Bryn Mawr, Kim Cassidy, was interviewed on NPR prior to the Summit and mentioned two college access organizations–one of which was College Match.
College Match alum, Bell High School grad, and current Vassar film major Cesar Cervantes, who created an award-winning after-school film program for inner-city teens in Los Angeles, is spotlighted this month on Vassar’s admission website. A movie-maker since he was nine years old, Cesar is a perfect example of the college’s advice to prospective applicants: “Think BIG … if you can dream it, you can do it!” Read the whole story on the Vassar admissions home page!