Notable Mentees Accomplishments


UMI Alum, Tyler Garvey was selected as the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s 2010 Steamboat Scholar, to intern at the Center for Court Innovation, a nonprofit think tank that assists courts and criminal justice agencies. Tyler is a Justice Studies major at John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a concentration in philosophy and literature. 

A recipient of the Walter K. Hoerning and Thurgood Marshall Scholarships, as well as being a member of Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman Honor Society), the Committee on Clubs and the Urban Male Initiative in John Jay, Tyler believes that the first step towards success is to “try, no matter what the odds may be.” At school, he also served as a tutor in the writing center, and is the current Vice-President of Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society) as well as a member of the Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program, which prepares talented students for careers in the study of law.

Read more about his scholar background here

UMI Alum, Alex Griffith received confirmation that he was awarded with the $ 1,000 College Milestone Foundation Award for the spring 2010 semester.

Alex is a Pre Law, Public Administration major at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He held the position of Research Assistant within the UMI Program in December 2010 working closely with the coordinator Tyrone Parchment. He also participated in the John Jay Pre Law Bootcamp in January 2010, and attended the training/workshop consisting of an overview of the Collaborative IRB Initiative for the Protection of Human Research Subjects.