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SEEK Program: An Educational Opportunity

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SEEK Program: An Educational Opportunity

Description

An pamphlet distributed by SEEK at Queens College with information describing the program's purpose and goals and how to apply to it as a student

Subject

Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK)
Queens College (New York, N.Y.)

Creator

Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK)

Source

SEEKCollection

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date Created

2014-06-25

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105981 bytes
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Language

English

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Text

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Queens College (New York, N.Y.)

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WELCOME
SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge) describes more than just a program. SEEK is a community of creative people-students, faculty, staff, and administrators-who are dedicated to learning and committed to exploring the many ways people learn. Together we struggle to develop and• maintain the necessary setting for academic excellence. Students in our program are constantly challenged to develop critical thinking skills. They learn to question, probe, and create new ideas. They learn to value their experiences and the experiences of others. They learn to acknowledge the intellectual potential and dignity of all human beings. The fundamental aim of our program is to develop strong, community-minded people who are willing to make valuable contributions to our society.

People change in our program. You can see it in their faces and feel it in the way they relate to each other. Come and share our experiences.

Paula- Marie La Lande
Coordinator SEEK Recruitment Committee
The SEEK Program at Queens College is designed to help students achieve academic success. here are four components to our program: a sequence of courses, academic counseling, financial aid counseling, and a Learning Skills Center.

SEQUENCE OF COURSES
SEEK students must complete a sequence of courses designed to help them develop basic learning skills that are absolutely necessary to excel at Queens College. The curriculum is also designed to enable students to understand the importance of connecting academic theory and
practice. The SEEK curriculum focuses on source materials that are crucial to understanding the development of Western Civilization and the contemporary world. The curriculum includes courses in Math, English, Social Science, Spanish, Reading, and Student Life Workshop. These courses help SEEK students fulfill the basic skills requirements of the College. General proficiency examinations determine the level of course work to be taken by each student; the tests are administered to all entering freshmen in the areas of English, Mathematics, and Reading. Special English as a Second Language classes are provided for the foreign born. In general, class size is held to a maximum of twenty students in order to promote direct student teacher contact.

ACADEMIC COUNSELING
Upon entry, SEEK students are assigned individual counselors who assist them in planning for their entire college experience. Academic counselors offer support by helping students plan their programs. They advise students of career choices available, assist them in making choices suitable to their interests and needs, and inform them of the educational and other requirements needed beyond the Bachelor's degree. They also help students cope with personal and family problems by counseling them and providing information about other services which the student might need within or outside the college community.

The goal of counseling is to make sure students complete their academic training and obtain degrees.

FINANCIAL AID COUNSELING
SEEK students are also assigned individual financial aid counselors who assist them in securing needed funds. They provide information on types of financial aid available, deadlines, and requirements which must be met. SEEK students are eligible for financial assistance through the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), PELL Grant, and other forms of assistance-
for example, work study. In addition, students who qualify are given a SEEK stipend for books and supplies. The goal of SEEK financial aid counseling is to make sure that no student is denied an opportunity to attend college because of financial need.

LEARNING SKILLS CENTER
The Learning Skills Center, which is coordinated by a full-time administrator, works with students who have been referred for tutoring by instructors, counselors, and the SEEK Committee on Scholastic Standing. In addition, students can initiate the request for tutoring.
Tutoring is offered to SEEK students through individual and group sessions and a well-developed series of workshops. SEEK tutors attend weekly workshops to update their tutoring skills and to acquire valuable information that can helpthem in their work with students.

Number of Members in Household (including Head of Household) & (Calendar Year 1983)Total Annual Family Income

1- $7,000
2- $9,200
3- $11,500
4- $14,200
5- $16,700
6- $19,400
7- $22,000
8- $24,200
9 or more- $26,700 plus $2,000foreach family member in excess of 9.

YOU CAN SHARE OUR EXPERIENCES
In accordance with the State Education Law, you are eligible for admission into the SEEK PROGRAM if you
1. are a graduate of an approved high school or have attained a New York State High School Equivalency diploma;
2. have been a resident of New York State for at least one year;
3. are a citizen of the United States or have permanent resident status;
4. have not previously attended a college or any other post-secondary educational institution. There is an exception in the case of veterans who may have earned up to 18 credits of college-level work;
5. meet the following economic criteria which is established by the New York State Education Department.

The income figures apply only if you are independent. If you live in a household in which one worker is the sole support of a one parent family or in a household which is supported by more than one worker, add $2,000 to the total annual family income. For example, a one parent household of 3 which is supported by one worker can have an annual family income of up to $13,500.
Household is defined as the number of individuals living in the student's residence who are economically dependent on the income supporting the student. Income is defined as all taxable and untaxed income received by the household (including dependent student's spouse) for general use. Such funds Include wages, dividends, interest, social security, disability pensions, veterans benefits, and unemployment benefits. Monies received specifically for educational purposes such as social security, veteran's educational benefits, and educational grants from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation are not considered income.

To Apply
1. Complete the CUNY application in its entirety, and the last page which is the section on family income.
2. With the application include:
(a) a copy of your high school transcript, or High School Equivalency Diploma (GED) and
GED scores.
(b) a twenty-five dollar ($25) money order or bank check payable to the University Application Processing Center (U.A.P.C.)
3. Send the completed application to:
SEEK RECRUITMENT COMMITTEE
QUEENS COLLEGE Temp. 3
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NewYork 11367-0904

If you have any questions or wish further information, please feel free to call (718) 520-7603 or 520-7568.

Queens College Is an affirmative action, equal opportunity Institution.

Photography by Michael Shakin

THE SEEK PROGRAM at Queens College is successful. OUR GRADUATES ARE OUR PROOF
CLARENCE BRODUS .- Technical Engineer, ABC-TV .
LEDA BUENO - Teacher in the Dominican Republic
JANICE CARRINGTON - Systems Analyst, Coming Corporation
JOANN CLARK- College Administrator, College of New Rochelle
DOROTHY CLAYTON - Director of Skills Workshop at York College
HUMPHREY CROOKENDALE -Lawyer
ARTIS DAMERON - Sculptor
GEORGE DAMES - Director of Flatbush Development Corporation
JOSEPH GAINES, JR. - Field Representative for N.Y.S. Dept. of Education
HAROLD GREENE - Owner of Greene Construction Company
BRENDA JACK- Lecturer, Brooklyn College
CARDIGAN JACK - Lecturer, York College
DIANE BLAND JACKSON -Jr. Accountant
ARNOLD KEMP - Professor of English, Medgar Evers College
LESLIE KING- Curator, Baltimore Museum
RANDOLPH LA TIMER – Assistant District Attorney, N.Y.C.
SHIRLEY OLWER - Director, Planned Parenthood's Parent Education Program
GUYA PATTERSON- Associate Director, WCBS-1V
HERB PHOENIX - Academic Counselor, Medgar Evers College
DENIS PROVIDENCE - Tax Auditor, N.Y.S. Department of Labor
LARRY SIMS - Head of Modem Collection, Museum of Modem Art
ARCHIE SPRINGER - Tax Accountant
CAROLYN STERLING - English as a Second Language teacher, LaGuardia Community College

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Citation

Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK), “SEEK Program: An Educational Opportunity,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed May 17, 2022, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/291.

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