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GEAR UP Subject of Conference Presentations

July 28, 2014

Campus members joined with representatives of area school districts to deliver five presentations at last week's National Council for Community and Education Partnerships/Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

Presentations and speakers:

  • "Using a National Survey to Gain a Deeper Understanding of the Perceptions of GEAR UP Students," given by Melba Castro, director of Educational Partnerships; Michelle Garcia, program coordinator, Center for Research on Educational Access and Leadership, and Angela Locks of Cal State Long Beach.
  • "Engaging Latin@ Parents to Create a College Going Culture" delivered by Dawn Person, professor of educational leadership and director for the Center for Research on Educational Access and Leadership; Adriana Badillo, GEAR UP director; and Kimberly Arauz, research assistant, GEAR UP.
  • "College Now! Early University Experiences for High School Students" presented by Adriana Badillo, GEAR UP director; Alexandro J. Gradilla, chair and associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies and chair of African American Studies; and Mandy Paterson, GEAR UP curriculum development specialist.
  • "Building Independence and Ownership: Transforming Adolescents Into College-Prepared Students" with Robin Turner of Magnolia High School and Maribel De Leon, academic coordinator.

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