May 19, 2010
MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin’s Academic Advancement Program Student Organization (AAPSO) will be holding a fundraiser at bd’s Mongolian Grill of Madison on Thursday. All UW Badger fans are invited to attend the event to benefit underrepresented students of color.
Former Badgers Ron Dayne, Anthony Davis, Jason Jefferson and Jonathan Clinksale will show their support for the AAPSO as special guests in attendance at the fundraiser.
The AAPSO fundraiser looks to raise money to help support study abroad opportunities for underrepresented students of color from the Center for Academic Excellence in the College of Letters and Science.
The fundraiser is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at bd’s Mongolian Grill, located at 4722 East Towne Blvd in Madison. Please visit the bd’s Mongolian Grill website for location and directions.
The AAPSO has partnered with the LEAP Initiative, which stands for Liberal Education and America’s Promise, to help students participate in valuable international experiences.
“A core goal of the LEAP Initiative, which the UW system and specifically UW-Madison is a national leader in, is to prepare our students to live in a global and diverse community,” Academic Advancement Program Director and Assistant Dean DeVon Wilson said. “One of the important ways that this happens is through high-impact educational activities to study abroad.
“The event at the Mongolian Grill will be critical to sending 14 students to actually witness the goals articulated in the LEAP Initiative.”
The AAPSO is committed to creating an inclusive atmosphere, thereby developing well-rounded scholars and focusing upon community building not only on campus, but greater Madison, and nationwide volunteerism. It is a registered student organization at the UW, affiliated with the Academic Advancement Program (AAP).
The AAP, a four-year program, focuses on academic advising, academic instructional support, academic engagement and enrichment and community building. For more information, please visit the AAP homepage.