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Quest promotes diversity

Jan. 21, 1997

By Grace Jeon

Lariat Reporter

Prospective minority students from across Texas attended the annual Quest program in the Bill Daniel Student Center Saturday, to experience the Baylor community firsthand.

The purpose of Quest is 'to show prospective students the diversity in opportunity, in education and in population here at Baylor,' said Tania Mitchell, African-American liaison officer at Baylor and Quest coordinator.

Approximately 80 students and their families participated in Quest including some University faculty, staff and current students.

'We want students to know every avenue that is available to them here at Baylor,' Mitchell said.

Before the performance by the Heavenly Voices, Dr. Stan Madden, vice president for University marketing, encouraged students, 'to engage in the discussion with us and to talk with us, so we can help you.'

With a minority enrollment of more than 20 percent, the University offers programs like Quest, 'to reach out to minority students,' said James Steen, assistant director of recruitment.

He said they are marketed toward minority students.

'Baylor University is definitely more diverse than 10 years ago,' Steen said.

He also said that the University has 'always reached out to minority students' and plans to continue.

Madden encouraged students to see the opportunity and to dream big.

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