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Students, family, administrators gather for University Admittance Reception
Friday, April 17, 2015
What one speaker called a “marvelous adventure” is set to start for 450 to 500 seniors in the Imperial Valley as they prepare to head off to colleges and universities both local and across the country. For one night, though, hundreds from all over the Valley came together at the San Diego State University-Imperial Valley campus to celebrate...
Manny Scott, an original ‘Freedom Writer’ sends message of perseverance, hope to Imperial Valley educators, students
Friday, January 30, 2015
Manny Scott is more than familiar with some of the struggles facing students and educators today. From broken or abusive homes to drugs, poverty and even suicide, Scott left virtually no stone unturned when discussing some of the personal issues plaguing today’s young adults and the daily challenges they face. Scott himself was one of these students...
Higher Education Representatives Visit CUHS as part of Higher Education Week
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
If Central Union High School seniors were nervous about the thought of applying to college, higher education representatives hopefully made the task a little less daunting after visiting the high school Tuesday morning. More than 30 representatives from technical schools and the California State, University of California and private school system made...
Imperial County Office of Education’s Higher Education Week Kicks Off with Essay Workshop
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
BRAWLEY — In order to create a better understanding of what universities are looking for in a personal statement, the Imperial County Office of Education held a series of essay workshops at various high schools in the Imperial Valley on Monday. Led by Bianca Estrella, an admission counselor at the University of California, Irvine, the workshop began...
First-Ever College, Career Awareness Event
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Brawley Union High School, ICOE partner to bring community first-ever college, career awareness event. The campus of Brawley Union High School was inundated with intrigued students and parents for the school’s first-ever College and Career Awareness and Student Showcase event here Tuesday night. Spread between both the school’s gyms and the...
Imperial Valley University Partnership hosts ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’ as fundraiser for scholarships
Thursday, February 13, 2014
The Imperial Valley University Partnership between San Diego State University-Imperial Valley campus, Imperial Valley College and the Imperial County Office of Education, continues to offer Imperial Valley students an academically rigorous four-year degree program locally with an expanding list of majors. A key feature of the IVUP is to offer top students...
Higher Education Week’s Student-Parent Night Answers Questions and Concerns
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
As students and parents wound their way through various tables and booths set up inside the Imperial Valley Mall food court, they were greeted by representatives from universities, technical institutes and various other institutions, all present to answer questions and concerns students and parents may have regarding post-secondary school life. Part of the...
Imperial County P-16 Council readies for Higher Education Week
Saturday, September 21, 2013
The Imperial County P-16 Council and College Going Initiative are gearing up for their annual Higher Education Week, happening Monday through Wednesday. The three-day event will see college representatives traveling to each high school throughout the Imperial Valley in an effort to educate students on their post-high school education options. “...
Imperial Valley University Partnership Welcomes Incoming Freshmen to SDSU-Imperial Valley
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Calexico — For its second year, the Imperial Valley University Partnership, an educational partnership between San Diego State University, SDSU-Imperial Valley, Imperial Valley College and Imperial County Office of Education, welcomed its participating group of incoming freshman to the SDSU-IV campus. During an all-day orientation at the Calexico...
Higher Ed Week Gets Answers
Friday, May 24, 2013
Judi Pritchard recalls applying for college being a lot simpler than it is now for her only child, Shoshanah, a junior at Southwest High School. “When I went to college it was completely different. It was easier,” she said. “It just didn’t seem to be as hard to get into a decent school.” She has a lot of questions as her...