Stanislaus branch of state’s more accessible university system not content to sit on its many laurels, looks toward collaborations with area leaders, innovative degree programs to power-up regional economy.
Yosemite Community College District Chancellor Joan Smith explains the multifaceted mission of the state’s junior colleges – serving frugal future transfer students, the unemployed and underemployed needing new skills, and lifelong learners.
In Modesto City Schools, college counselors and planning software guide teens toward higher ed. But even without the extra help, families can find much for free online to educate themselves about heading into higher education.
A very few teens from here head each year to Ivy League schools or prestigious private universities like the University of the Pacific in Stockton. But setting sights on a higher prize can pay off in many ways. Here is some wisdom from UOP on how to stand out in the applications avalanche.
Two-thirds of students at University of California at Merced are the first generation of their families to graduate from college. The campus head of admissions, Encarnación “Chon” Ruiz, understands the challenges. As a young man, he lived them.
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It took three days for California prison officials to tell Takis Kalatzakis that his son had been beaten and strangled to death by his cellmate at Salinas Valley State Prison. He found out through a telegram, dropped at his house in San Jose.