After moving to Mt. Pleasant to start a family, Wade began his career at CMU five years ago. Past positions include working in Membership and Guest Service at the Student Activity Center and the dean’s office for the College of Science and Engineering. Wade completed both his Bachelors in Administration and Master’s in Higher Education Administration from CMU (’15 and ’19, respectively). Prior to joining CMU, Wade worked in retail and bank management but is excited to now be focused on support students through their university experience. He is currently the advisor for Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and Spectrum. Outside of work, Wade can be found spending time with his husband and two children.
Julio Velasco is from Chicago Illinois and is a recent graduate of Central Michigan University. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, completed a Philosophy minor, and completed a certificate in Cultural Competency. During his undergraduate career, Julio served as a Peer Advisor for the Multicultural Advancement and Cofer Scholarship program and was involved in other programs such as Men About Change, Hermanos Para Unidad, Latinx Conexíon, Student Union for Racial Solidarity, and On-Belay. Julio has a strong passion for assisting underrepresented students on campus and is excited to be a part of the team.
MAC Scholars Peer Advisors
Angel Stallings is a senior from Sterling Heights, MI. She is pursuing her BSBA in Accounting with a minor in Information Systems holding a 3.96 GPA. Angel is heavily involved on campus as the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Co-Founder & Student Advisor, InterVarsity's Collegiate, Black, & Christian Facilitator, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Campus Ambassador, and mentor to many. She is an aspiring Certified Public Accountant passionate about pursuing purpose, encouraging others to discover theirs, and leaving an impact.
Lejla is from Glendale, Arizona. She is a current junior, pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science with a major in Law and Economics and minors in Philosophy and English. She is also an active member of Phi Alpha Delta (Pre-Law Fraternity).
Jamarrio is in third year at CMU. His Major is Political Science and he double minors on Legal Studies and Philosophy. Currently, he is a MAC Distinction scholar, a member of Christ Central Choir and Men About Change on campus.
Student Staff Assistants
Kiera Hollins is a Senior studying Integrative Public Relations and English Literature and Writing. She is the Central Michigan University Black Caucus president and social media and marketing Coordinator for the IMPACT Program.
Johnnie Johnson III
Johnnie is a Senior from Saginaw, Mi. with an intended major in Criminal Justice with a legal studies minor. Johnnies work in the office of Multicultural Academic Student Services as a Student Staff Assistant and also as an Inclusion Assistant in Calkins Hall. He is also a part of the male mentoring group, Men About Change.