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Super Sunday 2010 Blog

Celebrating and honoring our students

Each year Faithful Central Bible Church located in Inglewood California celebrates the achievements of our graduates in an honoring Baccalaureate ceremony. Our Bishop, Dr. Kenneth C Ulmer has always been a proponent of furthering education and he openly makes this known to the congregants.

A few years ago we had the opportunity to join our efforts with those of the CSU system by hosting our first “Super Sunday” and more recently offering the “CSU Summer Algebra Institute” to our 6th – 10 graders and the results have been outstandingly remarkable. Full story on Voices and Views ...

CSU Super Sunday, Photos from Feb. 28
Cal State Long Beach Student and Hearst/CSU Trustees' Scholar Tanisha Washington shares her personal journey with the congregation of Price Chapel AME in Los Angeles.
Cal State Long Beach Student and Hearst/CSU Trustees' Scholar Tanisha Washington shares her personal journey with the congregation of Price Chapel AME in Los Angeles.

In the month of February, the CSU Super Sunday message reached nearly 100 churches in Northern, Central and Southern California. Below are just a few images from this past weekend,
Feb. 28. See more pictures on Voices and Views ...

 

 

 

Forging Solid Relationships with Diverse Communities
SDSU President Weber speaking at Bayview Baptist Church in San Diego.
SDSU President Weber speaking at Bayview Baptist Church in San Diego.

Under the leadership of the CSU’s Super Sunday initiative, my colleagues and I have been speaking to the congregations of predominately African American churches throughout California for the past few years. It has been a real pleasure to collaborate with deacons, pastors as well as a Bishop dedicated to the spiritual, social and academic success of young people. See more pictures on Voices and Views ...

CSU Super Sunday, Photos from Feb. 21
Sac State financial aid specialist Temperance Bonner chats with prospective students Terrence Foley, 17, and Eddie Armijo, 15 after a service at Antioch Progressive Baptist Church.
Sac State financial aid specialist Temperance Bonner chats with prospective students Terrence Foley, 17, and Eddie Armijo, 15 after a service at Antioch Progressive Baptist Church.

On Feb. 21, the CSU Super Sunday message reached 22 churches in Northern California. Below are just a few images from this past weekend. CSU Super Sunday events will continue throughout the month. The complete list and schedule of churches is available online and includes locations in Northern, Central and Southern California. See more pictures on Voices and Views ...

CSU Super Sunday, Photos from Feb. 14
Chancellor Charles B. Reed (left) and Pastor LaRoya Jordan (center) greet congregant Kim Walker (right) from Faithful Central Church in Inglewood.
Chancellor Charles B. Reed (left) and Pastor LaRoya Jordan (center) greet congregant Kim Walker (right) from Faithful Central Church in Inglewood.

On Feb. 14, the CSU Super Sunday message reached 31 churches throughout California. Below are just a few images from this past weekend. CSU Super Sunday events will continue throughout the month. The complete list and schedule of churches is available online and includes locations in Northern, Central and Southern California. See more pictures on Voices and Views ...

Our Commitment to the dreams of students
CSEB President speaking at St. John Missionary Baptist.
President Qayoumi speaking at Greater Saint John Missionary Baptist Church.

Early preparation for middle school students is a major theme for this fifth annual CSU Super Sunday. The California State University is focusing on middle school because so many of the steps that lead a person to college or away from college are taken before a student ever sets foot on a high school campus.

During last year’s CSU Super Sunday, I told the story of Elmhurst Community Prep Middle School in Oakland where a sixth grade teacher decided to name and decorate her classroom after Cal State East Bay. The power of that story is found in the college-going culture created for every one of those children. Students had a daily reminder of the importance of goal-setting and how preparation, even in middle school, is the key to getting into college. Full story on Voices and Views ...

Super Sunday and a parable of success
James M Rosses listens to Jame A Bell address CSULA's class of '09.
James M. Rosser listens as James A. Bell addresses Cal State L.A's Class of 2009.

The goals of the CSU’s African American Initiative and its Super Sunday activities are inspired by countless personal stories of potential and achievement. As president of Cal State L.A., I particularly enjoy sharing how the story of James A. Bell, one of our campus’s most distinguished alumni, resonates with the vision of Super Sunday. This brief account below sums it up.

"As a black kid born and raised in a south-central Los Angeles neighborhood, it was inconceivable to me that someday I would be the corporate president and chief financial officer of the worlds’ largest aerospace company. But here I am," James A. Bell told Cal State L.A.’s Class of 2009. "Live and in living color." Full story on Voices and Views ...

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