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McCarthy Center 504
Phone: 508-626-4645
Fax: 508-626-4087


Wednesday, 4/2
1:30pm – 2:15pm
Diversity Dialogue: Consent
Multicultural Center
FSU Health Center & SEALS lead a discussion about sexual consent.

Thursday, 4/3. 2:30pm.
Becoming Ever More Monstrous: Feeling Transgender In-Betweenness
North Hall Commons
Sonny Nordmarken, a transgender UMass Amherst graduate student, recently conducted an auto-ethnography. His work discusses society’s reaction to his gender transition through a sociological lens. He will be speaking about his journey with an emphasis on his research.

Friday, 4/4. 10:30am - 11:30am.
Diversity Dialogue: Socio-Economic Class in P-12 Schools
Multicultural Center
Education Professors James Cressy, May Hara and Kelly Ann Kolodny lead a discussion.

Monday, 4/7. 12pm – 2pm.
Sexual Assault Awareness Table
McCarthy Center Lobby
Learn about sexual assault prevention and consent.

Tuesday, 4/8. 1:30pm – 3pm
$tretch your student dollar: A free $alt financial workshop
Multicultural Center
Joanne Dashiell, MBA, leads a workshop that will teach you about student loans, scholarships & smart money decisions.



The mentoring program empowers middle and early high school students of Pelham Apartments Our House Recreation Center to maximize their academic potential.  Framingham State University student mentors act as academic role models who support and encourage their mentees to strive for academic and personal success.  The main focus of this program is to encourage the Pelham students to reach their potential and recognize higher education as a possibility for their futures. 

Program Description:

Framingham State students will be matched with a small group of students visiting from Our House Recreation Center for weekly one-hour mentoring sessions.  All of the students are residents of the Pelham Apartments, a public housing complex in Framingham.  These students have multiple challenges both in and out of the school environment for a host of reasons.  This partnership ensures the students are able to access homework help and are exposed to positive role models through one-on-one mentoring. Mentors will assist mentees on issues related to their individual academic needs and goals. 


  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills
  • Desire to serve as an academic role model to younger students
  • General understanding of the Pelham population and genuine interest in working with students

Mentor Responsibilities:

  • Provide general academic support and positive strategies for academic success 
  • Assist students with understanding homework assignments
  • Encourage the students to overcome academic challenges
  • Act as a positive role model
  • Demonstrate an understanding of diverse populations
  • Will attend each weekly hour long sessions on specified dates


Emily Abel:

Kathy Martinez:

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220