Diversity Gala

The 2022 CECP GSO Diversity Gala will be held  this year on Saturday, May 7, 2022, in the MU Alumni Memorial Union (AMU) Ballroom*.

*Marquette continues to monitor developments related COVID-19 (coronavirus) to best protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of our students, faculty, staff and visitors.  

Register today.  Online registration closes on April 29.

Each spring, the Counselor Education & Counseling Psychology Graduate Student Organization (CECP GSO) hosts the Diversity Gala, an event held to celebrate diversity and recognize scholarship recipients. In an effort to endorse the department’s commitment to diversity and social justice, the CECP GSO established a scholarship to assist in the recruitment and retention of graduate students from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. 

The Diversity Scholarship funds an annual award for an incoming or current CECP graduate student who identifies as an ethnic or racial minority. Since its inception in 2001, the scholarship has supported over 30 counseling students in completing their programs in the College of Education.

Ms. Sharlen Moore will join us at the 2022 CECP GSO Diversity Gala's keynote speaker on May 7th.

Sharlen Moore

Ms. Moore currently serves as a Co-Founder and Director of both the Youth Justice and Urban Underground organizations in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She has committed her life to building and sustaining grassroots leadership for change.  Ms. Moore has a passion for community justice, which led her to co-founding Urban underground in 2000, a nationally recognized grassroots youth development organization whose members have been at the forefront of youth-led social change in Milwaukee and the region.  She is also the founding member of Youth Justice Milwaukee which is a broad-based youth program as an alternative to locking up youth in Wisconsin prisons.  Ms. Moore's efforts has touched the lives of countless youth and has inspired a new generation of young leaders that will carry forth the struggle for justice and equality.

Among Ms. Sharlen Moore's affiliations and accomplishments she is a School Board Member at Highland Community School, a member of the League of Women Voters in Milwaukee County, and a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Furthermore, Ms. Moore was nominated to be the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin (LWVWI), Women Who Inspire: A 2020 Initiative of the Wisconsin Governor's 19th Amendment Centennial Committee.

Support the College of Education and its students through sponsorship of the Diversity Gala.

Please help spread the word to your networks about making a gift to the Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Graduate Student Organization Diversity Scholarship Fund. Visit the online giving webpage, select “other fund designation” and type in CECP GSO Diversity Scholarship.