Thursday, April 19, 2018
The Annual Scholarship Benefit
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s
Frederick P. Rose Hall
MMC’S ACADEMIC ACCESS PROGRAM and
DIANA NASH ’89, DIRECTOR
The Annual Scholarship Benefit is MMC’s largest fundraising event of the year. Proceeds provide need-based scholarship funds to help students achieve their educational goals at Marymount Manhattan College.
This year’s event will feature an exciting new dinner reception format followed by a performance in the Appel Room. Then, join us at the After-Party for dessert, dancing, and a DJ!
About the Academic Access Program
The Academic Access Program at Marymount Manhattan enrolls, supports, and graduates students with a range of abilities, from autism spectrum disorders to physical impairments. Students are provided with targeted, multifaceted support to foster academic success.
In addition to basic accommodations such as extended testing time and note taking assistance, the Program provides:
- Two hours a week with a learning specialist
- Academic coaching for executive functioning skill-building
- Personalized academic counseling by major
- Priority course registration
- Monthly parent meetings
- Low-pressure opportunities to build social skills
- Workshops developed to emphasize the transition from college to career
About Diana Nash ’89, Director of Academic Access
Diana Nash, Director of Academic Access, began working with MMC students in the 1980s while earning a BA in Psychology at MMC. She then went on to earn an MA and an Advanced Certificate in Counseling Psychology at NYU Steinhardt. In 1992, Diana officially joined the MMC staff as Director of Academic Advisement, and served as Director of Career Development and Internships before being appointed Director of Academic Access in 2009.
Students who participate in Academic Access often describe their experiences in the program as profoundly life-changing, and express their gratitude to the program’s dedicated staff and its fearless leader.