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Attention Parents: Now is the Time to Prepare
President Mohammad H. Qayoumi of Cal State East Bay
Super Sunday Volunteer Pamela Lewis.

There is more to the college admission process than just filling out an application. The process takes time, thought, effort and organization. Preparing yourself prior to junior year is the key. I started having conversations with my son the summer before he entered high school. We discussed the high school graduation requirements, his preference regarding in-state vs. out-of-state, urban vs. rural location, small vs. large student population, potential majors, and finally as a starting point the admission requirements to a four-year university in the state of California. Those early conversations helped narrow his selection of which university to apply to. You have an opportunity to start preparing on Sunday, February 22, 2009.

To me, Super Sunday means giving a student in the African American community a chance to realize they are worthy enough to attend a four-year university. It is a blessing, to have representatives from the CSU System come to our place of worship to answer all questions regarding the admission process. I am inviting you to attend CSU Super Sunday at my church, Antioch Church of Long Beach, located at 1535 Gundry Avenue 90813 under the leadership of Pastor Wayne Chaney Jr. The service begins at 11 a.m. Following the service CSU representatives will provide information on the application and admission process.

The African Proverb states, “It takes a whole village to raise a child” and in today’s times it is going to take a whole village to send a child to college. It is an amazing feeling to witness that the time, thought, effort, and organization from me has significance to my son’s future. God Bless!

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