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New Honors Learning Community Coordinator for 2014-2015 Announced

Ali Oku has been named the new honors first-year learning community coordinator for the 2014-2015 academic year




Ali Oku, a first-year student in the Biomedical Sciences department, has been named the Honors first-year Learning Community Coordinator (LCC) for the 2014-2015 academic year. Born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Ali says it was initially difficult to adjust to an entirely new environment but recognizes his Honors LCC as the biggest contributor in helping to adjust to Minnesota State, Mankato. Oku feels his involvement in leadership positions with his youth group has helped to prepare him for taking on this new leadership position.

Learning Community coordinators are employees in the Office of New Student and Family Programs and they earn a salary and obtain a single-room at lower cost. Their focus is on helping students in the learning community transition to campus life. This includes helping students in reaching their academic goals, planning events, and gathering study groups. The Honors LCC is required to contact students living in the Honors Learning Community at least twice per semester to build a supportive relationship with students and assist with their needs. For more information visit the Learning Communities page.

For more information regarding the MSU Honors Program Office please contact Christopher Corley at 507-389-5191 or by email at


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