Posse News Archive

Posse Chicago News Archive

Fall 2013

Posse Chicago Recruiting First Posse for St. Olaf, 10 Additional Posses

Posse Chicago is recruiting high school students for 11 Posses, including the first Posse to attend St. Olaf College, a private liberal arts college located in Northfield, Minnesota. Read More

Fall 2013

Scholar Participates in White House Panel Led by Education Secretary Arne Duncan

This past spring, Pomona College freshman Jaureese Gaines was invited to participate in a panel discussion led by United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Read More

Fall 2013

Deloitte Hosts Posse Chicago Internship Celebration

On August 1, Posse Chicago held its annual Internship Celebration, which was generously sponsored by Deloitte. Read More

Fall 2013

Marketing CEO Joins Chicago Advisory Board

Posse Chicago’s newest advisory board member Michon Ellis is the CEO and managing partner at LimeGreen, an award-winning multi-media video production and events management company. Read More

Summer 2013

White House Science Fair Welcomes Cornell Scholar

Anthony Halmon, a member of Cornell University’s first Posse, was one of 100 youth from across the country invited to meet President Obama at the fourth annual White House Science Fair this May. Read More

Summer 2013

Pomona Scholar Wins Fulbright Fellowship

Gabrielle (Gabbi) Kelenyi, a recent graduate of Pomona College, is headed to Panama City, Panama, with a Fulbright Fellowship to teach English and creative writing to adult learners at a local university. Read More

Summer 2013

Carleton Scholar Wins Prestigious Watson Fellowship

Carleton College graduate Robin Wonsley won a prestigiousThomas J. Watson Fellowship, which offers “college graduates of ‘unusual promise’ a year of independent, purposeful exploration and travel in international settings new to them.” Robin will research and analyze reintegration programs for women who have been incarcerated in Dublin, Ireland; Oslo, Norway; Ontario, Canada; and Accra, Ghana. Read More

Summer 2013

Oberlin Alumna Wins Fellowship to India

Recent graduate Stephanie Mora Hernandez received a two-year Shansi Fellowship from Oberlin College. Shansi, an independent nonprofit organization, grants highly sought-after fellowships to recent Oberlin graduates to promote understanding and communication between Asians and Americans. Read More

Summer 2013

Conn. College Scholar Accepted to Art Institute of Chicago Graduate Program

Marline Johnson, a graduating member of Connecticut College’s first Posse, is poised to continue her education at the renowned School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she will pursue a master’s degree in art therapy. Read More

Summer 2013

Denison Scholar Wins Distinguished Leadership Award

Denison University Scholar Michael Ivy was among only 27 seniors to win the Distinguished Leadership Award earlier this year. The award is given in recognition of a student’s “extraordinary commitment to excellence, leadership and dedication to Denison and surrounding communities.” Read More

Chicago Advisory Board

Jonathan W. Thayer, Chair

Rod Adams
Robert G. Byron
Kathleen Cantillon
Celeste Center
Sarah Cuthill
Gil de las Alas
Michael C. Ford
Patricia Wilson Fridley
Laura Garciduenas
Andrew A. Johnson
Geraldine Keefe
Richie Marrero
Richard Metzler
Julie Parsons
Jim Pigott
Peter Saravis
Hon. Amy J. St. Eve
Edward T. Swan
Diane Swonk
Mark Taylor

Jennifer Tani, Director

Chicago Partner Colleges + Universities

Agnes Scott College
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Denison University
DePauw University
Middlebury College
Oberlin College
Pomona College
St. Olaf College
Trinity College
University of Michigan
University of Wisconsin-Madison