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California State University officials to speak during Sunday services on Feb. 24 at 22 African American churches in Los Angeles Area

Third annual CSU Super Sunday to reach more than 80,000 in Northern and Southern California churches combined

(February 12, 2008) – California State University officials will bring the college message to thousands of prospective students and their families during the Third Annual CSU Super Sunday. The event will take place at 22 African American churches in the Los Angeles Area on Sunday, February 24.

CSU presidents, trustees, the chancellor, and other officials will address the congregations to engage the community by encouraging students to go to college.

“At Super Sunday, thousands of students and their families learn that planning for college starts in the sixth grade. We hope to make communities aware of the steps that students need to complete each year to get to college,” said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. “We are pleased to say that these efforts are paying off. In recent years we have noticed an increase in African American applications and enrollment. In Fall 2007, African American enrollment increased by 6.5 percent at CSU campuses.”

Chancellor Reed will speak at 8 a.m. at West Angeles Cathedral and at noon at First AME Church, while other officials and CSU presidents will speak at other churches in the region (see list of churches and speakers below).

Following the services, CSU outreach staff and church education counselors will provide information about college applications and financial aid. Students will also be introduced to CSU Mentor, the website that prospective students use to find information and apply to a CSU.

Other outreach efforts to be conducted by the CSU with the African American churches include financial aid workshops, and expanded distribution of college materials to sixth-12th grade students and their parents. The CSU has also developed a how-to guide for church educational advisers who work directly with families within these communities.

One of the informational pieces that will be distributed during Super Sunday is the “How to Get to College” poster. The poster provides middle and high school students and their parents step-by-step information regarding staying on the path to college, such as the classes they need to take, the importance of good grades, and how to apply for financial aid.

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California State University, Southern California
Super Sunday III
February 24, 2008
Churches & Speakers

Church Speaker
Antioch Church of Long Beach
1535 Gundry Avenue
Long Beach, CA
90813
8 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.
President King Alexander: California State University, Long Beach
Bethel AME
7900 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
90047
7:45 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.
Vice President Douglas Robinson: California State University, Long Beach
Bryant Temple AME Church
2525 West Vernon Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
90008
8 a.m. & 11 a.m.
President Richard Rush: California State University, Channel Islands
Christ Our Redeemer AME
46 Maxwell Irvine,
CA
92618
10:30 a.m.
President Milton A. Gordon: California State University, Fullerton
City of Refuge
14527 South San Pedro Street
Gardena, CA
90248
8 a.m. & 11 a.m.
President Jolene Koester: California State University, Northridge
Covenant Worship Center
425 South La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
90302
11 a.m.
Vice President of Student Enrollment, Dr. Tony Ross: California State University, Los Angeles
Crenshaw Christian Center
7901 Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
90044
10 a.m. (Super Sunday, March 30, 2008)
President Jim Rosser: California State University, Los Angeles
Faithful Central Church
333 West Florence Avenue
Inglewood, CA
90301
10 a.m.
President Jim Rosser: California State University, Los Angeles
First AME Church
2270 South Harvard Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
90018
Noon
California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed
First Church of God
9550 South Crenshaw Blvd.
Inglewood, CA
90305
8 a.m.& 11 a.m.
President Mike Ortiz: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Full Harvest International
18355 Figueroa St.-Union Hall
Los Angeles, CA
90248
9 a.m.
President Mo Qayoumi: California State University, East Bay
Grant AME Church
10435 S. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
90002
8 a.m. & 11 a.m.
AVP Dr. William Watkins: California State University, Northridge
Holman United Methodist
3320 W. Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
90018
No Speakers
Holy Trinity Methodist AME
200 E. 68th Street
Long Beach, CA
90805
8 a.m.
Dr. Boice Bowman: California State University, Dominguez Hill
Maranatha Community Church
3800 Martin Luther King Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
90008
10 a.m.
Dr. Herbert Carter: California State University Board of Trustees
New Philadelphia AME
19100 Susana Road
Rancho Dominguez, CA
90221
7:30 a.m. & 10 a.m.
President Mildred Garcia: California State University, Dominguez Hills
Price Chapel AME
4000 W. Slausen
Los Angeles, CA
90043
11 a.m.
Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Robert L.Palmer, California State University, Fullerton
Second AME Church
5500 South Hoover
Los Angeles, CA
90037
7:45 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Dean Milton Clark: California State University, San Bernardino
Second Baptist Church
4300 Westminster Ave.
Santa Ana, CA
92703
8 a.m.
President Horace Mitchell: California State University, Bakersfield
Trinity Baptist Church
2040 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
90018
10:30 a.m.
President John Welty: California State University, Fresno
WARD AME
1177 West 25th Street
Los Angeles, CA
90007
7:45 a.m. & 11 a.m.
President Stephen Weber: San Diego State University
West Angeles Cathedral
3045 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
90016
8 a.m.
California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed
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11 a.m.
Dr. Mathew Jenkins: Board of Governors, California State University Foundation

Last Update: February 12, 2008

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