Despite the many travels that characterized much of my childhood, I had never been on a trip quite like that of my first visit to South Africa. To me Africa existed through my father's journals, letters exchanged between my grandparents, an array of photographs and wonderful stories of what it was like having Africa as a home. However now for the first time, I was actually arriving at the small town on the eastern coast of South Africa where four generations of my paternal side had grown up. Driving through the town of Estcourt for the first time seemed somewhat like a dream. As we passed the small stone church where my grandparents were married, a small black- and-white picture rushed to my mind. The beautiful stained windows over my grandparents' heads were somehow familiar. Jacaranda trees stood proudly between houses and along sidewalks with little blue flowers seated delicately on the top of most branches, so fragile due to the heat that when a warm breeze ruffled the branches, the flowers would float slowly to the pavement.
This designed to provide first-time college students, and first and second semester Re-Admit students with the necessary skills required for a successful college experience. Five interdisciplinary modules will be presented: Bonding, Orientation, Study/Library Skills, Wellness, and Education/Careers. Skills will include study habits, listening, note/test taking, library and research techniques, college/life management, and student rights and responsibilities as they relate to Medgar Evers, the institution, mission, organization and function of its offices. Library Research/Study Skills will be reinforced throughout the curriculum.