• A Legacy of Leadership

    Dayliar and Zin Zin Htoo

    Every student who enrolls at Hamline has their own way of arriving at the university, and most of their journeys begin with a college search in high school. But for sisters Dayliar and Zin Zin Htoo, they made their way to Hamline a little differently. After an arduous journey to Minnesota from their homeland of Burma, the sisters eventually became involved in Hamline’s McVay Youth Partnership here in St. Paul. Through their involvement in the program and through its connection to Hamline University, the Htoo sisters became the first McVay Fellows to receive scholarships to attend Hamline. Read their remarkable story.

    Shamia Sandles and Jessa Williams

    Meet Shamia Sandles and Jessa Williams. Shamia is a former McVay fellow who has been involved with training new members of the McVay Youth Partnership for the past five years. During her first year she was one of Jessa's mentors. Jessa completed six years of after school programming at McVay sites. This interview occurred when Jessa came to Hamline University as a first year student, serving as an intern for McVay. As of September 2014, Jessa is now a senior at Hamline. She hopes to leave the same lasting legacy of mentorship that Shamia had for her.  To hear the incredible story of these two women watch the video below and read this exciting article about their experience.


  • McVay Alumni

    The McVay Youth Partnership was founded in January 2005, with a single site.  Many Hamline Students have given their time and energy to make this program as strong as it is today.  See below for a list of Alumni by year.

    2017-2018
    2016-2017 
    2015-2016
    2014 - 2015

    2013 - 2014
    2012 - 2013
    2011 - 2012
    2010 - 2011
    2009 - 2010
    2008 - 2009
    2007 - 2008
    2006 - 2007
    2005 - 2006
    2004 - 2005