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CSU Fullerton to host bilingual town hall

Education nonprofit College Board presents ‘Destino Universidad’ for Hispanic families

by Gabriel CortesPublished: August 29, 2012 10:55 AM

Cal State University Fullerton has partnered with College Board, a national higher-education nonprofit, to host “Destino Universidad,” a bilingual town hall for Hispanic and Latino families and students. The event aims to provide information and college-planning resources and promote a college-going culture.

The College Board is a leading not-for-profit education organization and the administrator of the SAT and Advanced Placement program. It has launched “Destino Universidad” as a nation-wide effort to provide Latino families with greater insight into the college application process. In total, six town halls will be held across the country. Each event will feature discussions between local experts and College Board members with the goal of providing attendees with relevant and actionable information.

“As an organization created to promote access and equity in higher education, the College Board is uniquely positioned to guide Latino families on the road to college,” said Peter Negroni, the organization’s senior vice president. “As the number of Latino students aspiring to college continues to increase, we are committed to ensuring that these students have access to the resources and support that will ensure a successful transition to college.”

The event will feature interactive panel discussions and workshops in both English and Spanish. Topics include applying for financial aid, navigating the college admissions process and preparing the best course of study for academic success. A special session for undocumented students is also scheduled.

“Cal State Fullerton is proud of [its] long-standing relationships with and service to local area Latino families,” said Dawn Valencia, director of university outreach at the Fullerton campus. “We are always delighted to bring parents and their children to [our] campus and to share with them such important information about higher education.”

The event will take place on the Cal State Fullerton campus at the Titan Student Union Portola Pavilion from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8th. Space is limited. For more information or to register online, click here.

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