Doctoral Student Veloria Honored

College of Education doctoral student Carmen N. Veloria, who is an assistant professor of Education and Human Services at Suffolk University, was honored with the Creating the Dream Award at Suffolk University’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr., luncheon.

At Suffolk, Veloria has worked for more than a decade with the AHANA community; GEAR UP, national initiative to encourage young people to have high expectations, stay in school, study hard and take the right courses to go to college; and as a mentor for the McNair Scholars program, helping talented Suffolk students of color prepare for rigorous graduate work. According to the university, Veloria “inspires University students to work for a more just society through her example and teaching.”