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September 2012

 

2012's CSU Super Saturday Draws Multicultural Audience at CSUDH

Held on Aug. 25, the CSU Super Saturday college education day attracted a multicultural audience of approximately 2,000 at CSU Dominguez Hills.

Representatives from CSU's 23 campuses, as well as other colleges and universities, provided attendees with information about admission requirements at their institutions and touted the advantages that a college education will provide.

 
Barbara Young

"The event is growing in numbers and diversity," said Barbara Young, a consultant to CSU’s African American Initiative. Young, who has been leading CSU Super Saturday since its inception in 2007, says she is delighted to see that the number of people attending the event is bigger every year.

"We promote the event in community newspapers, churches and schools. But word of mouth has become a very powerful marketing tool," Young said.

Teachers, parents and students who have attended the event in previous years sign up again and invite their friends and family to come with them.

Young said that news about the budget cuts imposed by the State of California on the CSU system and other higher education institutions has not discouraged parents from seeking information about college. "They want college access for their children, and Super Saturday offers them the most updated information directly from the admissions staff."

In addition to academic and financial aid information, this year's Super Saturday featured two new workshops -- a panel of African American professionals discussing the educational path that led them to achieve their employment and business goals and a workshop led by students and leaders of CSU’s Hospitality Management Initiative, providing information about careers in hospitality and restaurant management.

Registration and Opening Ceremony at CSUDH's Torodome

Super Saturday registration table Coleen Maldonado and Laura Andrade Opening Session Dr. Tony Ross

 

Bobby Whetstone Member of the Male Success aliance at CSUDH Super Saturday Opening Ceremony Super Saturday Opening Ceremony Super Saturday Opening Ceremony

 

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Barbara Young Tony Ross, Kim larson, Garret Ashley, Rosanna Hughes Mitch Maki, Willie Hagan President Hagan and Vice Chancellor Ashley

 

Male Success Alliance members at CSUDH CSUDH President Willie Hagan Kim Larson Super Saturday

Workshops

Cassaundra Williams, student in the Collins School of Hospitality at Cal Poly Pomona Frank Colon leads Financial Aid Workshop Chris L. Hickey, Sr. Leads Parent training workshop Eric Moore, leads Educational Tools and Resources Workshop

 

Hospitality Managmenet Workshop Erin Mascho, Collins School of Hospitality Management staff Hospitality Managmenet Workshop Hospitality Managmenet Workshop
 
 
 

Workshop Educational Tools and Resources Workshop Parent Training and Empowerment Workshop Parent workshop

 

Workshop Workshop Workshop Financial Aid workshop

College Booths

Marisa Alaniz, Outreach Counselor at CSU Bakersfield Lucy Gutierrez, CSUDH's Outreach Specialist Booth Rosanna Hughes, CSU Chancellor's Office booth

 

Booth area Booth area Miriam Ortiz, Staff CSU Entertainment Industry Initiative CSU Long Beach booth

CSU Channel Islands booth San Diego State UniversityBooth Booth Humboldot State University booth

Super Saturday is produced by the CSU African American Initiative--a program of the Chancellor's Office's External Relations department.