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Issue #39
June 2013

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CSU Campuses Welcome Asian, Pacific Islander Students During Journey-to-Success EXPO

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Students review the Journey-to-Success program during the opening session at CSUDH's Toro Dome.

CSU Leaders and Al Muratsuchi during Journey to Success opening session

Opening session speakers were greeted with wreaths of fresh flowers as an expression of friendship from the Asian American, Pacific Islander community. From left, Mitch Maki, vice provost at CSUDH; Garrett Ashley, vice chancellor at the CSU; Al Muratsuchi, assembly member (Torrance); and Ramon Torrecilha, provost at CSUDH.

Journey to Sucess Vinagrete Prep demonstrtion

At the workshop about careers in hospitality and restaurant management, Natalie Tong, program coordinator for the California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, and Erin Mascho, program coordinator, CSU Hospitality Management Education Initiative, demonstrate the preparation of salad and vinaigrette.

Students Learn About Careers and Receive Bilingual College Planners in English and 8 Other Languages

Participants attended workshops designed to inform parents and students about the many career options available for those who earn a college degree. Parents also learned about financial aid for college and the steps students need to take, as early as the sixth grade, to qualify for college.

College planners were handed out in English and Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Hmong, Tongan, Samoan and Cambodian.

Nearly 500 participants attended the event, designed to reach out to Asian and Pacific Islander students in 6th through 12th grade and their families. Read full story »

See photo gallery | JTS Video: 2:50 minutes

Free Summer Transportation Institute for High School Students

Summer Transportation InstituteStudents: Summer is here, and this is a good time to think about your future. Participate in a free two-week summer program at Cal State L.A.

The College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology at Cal State L.A. offers a no cost program, called the Summer Transportation Institute (STI) that can help 9th through 12th grade students with their educational and career decisions.

Download the flier and application form.

Upcoming College Events and Fairs

August 6
Journey to Success for Asian, Pacific Islander students and families
Sacramento State University

August 17
Super Saturday
Multicultural College Information Day
CSU Dominguez Hills

August 24
Es el Momento at Sacramento State University

October 5
Es el Momento at CSU Dominguez Hills

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Sacramento State to Host AAPI Journey to Success

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Journey to Success at Sacramento State will be a day of culture, education and empowerment for Asian American and Pacific Islander families & students.

The event will be held Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the University Union. Workshops will include the following topics:

  • How to Prepare for College
  • College Admissions Requirements and Application Process
  • Financial Aid for College
  • College Student Panels
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander History and Culture

Participants also will visit with representatives from local colleges and universities during the college fair.

Register Now »

College Board Hosts Native American Student Advocacy Institute (NASAI) at the University of Montana

The University of Montana and Salish Kootenai College were co-hosts with the College Board of the Native American Student Advocacy Institute (NASAI),
May 30-31.

The conference highlighted new solutions, best practices and collaborations that help Native American students succeed in higher education and life.

NASAI panel at University of Montana

From left, Steve Martin, Muskogee, Creek/Choctaw, of the University of Idaho (Moscow); Karen Frances Begay, Navajo, Tábaahá (Edge Water Clan), of the University of Arizona; John L. Garland, Choctaw, professor at Alabama State University; and Heather Sutton, Wichita/Kiowa/Cheyenne, president of the National Indian Education Association.

See more information about NASAI »

VIDEO: CSU Sacramento's Migrant Program Positions Latinos for Careers in STEM Fields

It's a sobering fact: only one percent of students with a migrant background continue on to a four-year college.

But programs like Sacramento State's CAMP (College Assistance Migrant Program) help students break that cycle.

KCRA's Leticia Ordaz-a Sacramento State grad and former CAMP student-reports on a program that encourages Latinos to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Tune in here: 3:39 minutes

American Indian Summer Institute To Be Held June 23-27 at Sacramento State

American Indian Summer Institute

Highlighting the theme, The Many Faces of Science, the American Indian Summer Institute will be held June 23 - 27, at CSU Sacramento.

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