Freshman Convocation – Spring 2020

Join your classmates at…
The Spring 2020 Freshman Convocation

Thursday, February 6, 2020
from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Gould Memorial Library, [GM], Auditorium

Reception | 1:15 to 2:00 p.m.
Gould Memorial Library, [GM], Rotunda

Featuring Guest Speaker

Monique Francis

(BCC Class of 2002)
Monique A. Francis currently serves as the Deputy Director of CUNY Citizenship Now!, the nation’s largest university-based legal assistance program that provides free immigration services. In this capacity, Monique oversees the day-to-day administrative operations of more than 40 service locations. Under her leadership, Citizenship Now! has grown from a staff of 20 to more than 85 employees, and she manages a budget of more than $5 million. Monique holds a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College and an Advanced Certificate in Immigration Law from the School of Professional Studies| CUNY.An immigrant from Antigua, Mrs. Francis journeyed to New York to continue her higher education. She enrolled in Bronx Community College in the Spring of 2000 studying Liberal Arts. During her time at BCC she joined the Student Government Association and was the Vice Chair for Legislative Affairs. As an international student she was drawn into advocacy work because she felt that immigrant students were underrepresented in the decisions at the campus. Her time in the SGA led to her representing the college in the University Student Senate, the university wide student government body. Twenty years later, Ms. Francis has found her passion in immigration work ensuring that immigrant students in CUNY have access to free legal assistance, removing a barrier to succeeding academically.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life. | Funded by student activity fees.
For more information, visit Student Life in Roscoe Brown Student Center [BC], Room 309 or call 718-289-5194

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