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CSUSM President Karen Haynes to Reach out to Oceanside African-American Church Congregations
Dr. Haynes will convey a message of hope and opportunity.

SAN MARCOS, Calif. - California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is committed to doing everything possible to ensure that all students have access to a quality, affordable education. In conjunction with the California State University system’s Super Sunday effort, President Haynes will be addressing two local African American church congregations about how to engage in helping students get on track and succeed in college. She will also share her personal story as a first generation college student. Following services, CSUSM outreach staff will provide information about college applications and financial aid.

The services will take place on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. at Second Missionary Baptist Church, located at 5301 Mare Road in Oceanside, and 11:00 a.m. at St. John Baptist Church, located at 1524 Lemon Street in Oceanside. 

About Super Sunday

Super Sunday is one of many programs and events encompassed by the CSU African American Initiative. This unique initiative was formed in 2005 through a partnership with local leaders of church, civic and business organizations and the California State University working together to promote a college-going culture among African American students. Every year, in February, leaders from the CSU and local communities gather at churches to send the message from the pulpit about the lifetime value of higher education and the need to begin preparing for college while in middle school and high school.

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos has become one of the fastest growing campuses in the CSU system. Providing access to a high quality education and preparing the leaders of tomorrow remain at the core of what we do. Cal State San Marcos embraces and symbolizes twenty‐first century learning. We offer hands‐on and collaborative learning experiences, cutting edge technology and academic programs relevant to the rapidly changing global environment. Our faculty engages in the latest research and other creative activities and our graduates are prepared to lead and compete in the digital age. Founded in 1989, CSU San Marcos is located on a 304‐acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is fifteen miles east of the ocean; just thirty miles north of downtown San Diego.