Monday, December 15, 2008

Final Exam

Tuesday, December 16th, is the final. Please come prepared to give your presentation--you may use cue cards, but it must NOT be read. It doesn't have to be long--speak from the heart. Chose a scholarship that you have applied for and speak as though you have received it.

Dress as though you are going to a luncheon or dinner. No jeans, no sandals, no spaghetti straps, tattoos covered, piercings removed except for earrings.

I will be posting my grades on Wednesday so ALL portfolios must be complete.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Scholarships for AB540 Students (Undocumented)

In preparation for a workshop that I gave yesterday at the college, I discovered a fairly good number of organizations that give scholarships to non US citizens. Please refer any students that qualify to my office. I am in the process of putting together a binder of the resources.

In the meantime, students can access information on their own through Google. Just key in Scholarships for AB 540 students and you will discover a wealth of resources.

Jose Simo is the counselor who has taken the lead on AB 540 and, as such, is the one to contact for specific information on undocumented students. My involvement is only with the scholarship portion.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

To My Students

Today is an independent study day--time to get your portfolio in order. Remember, my grades will be posted December 17, 2008. So after 5:00 PM on the 16th, it will be too late to submit your work.

I will be in a meeting during class time so you do not have to be on campus. Should you need to use any of my scholarship materials from my office, Margo will assist you.

On Tuesday, the 16th, is the final and the class presentations. Due to the time restrictions, I will NOT be using the video camera. Remember to dress professionally.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Pathways to Success Website

Please check out the Pathways to Success website. It is
The scholarship application is available as well as Student Support, Get Involved, Parents/Teachers. As time goes on, I am sure that many more options will be added.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Pathways to Success

Today is the big day that Pathways to Success is launched. A million dollars will be made available in scholarships to the students of Coachella Valley.

I will be attending the Press Conference today at UC Riverside/Palm Desert Campus. I will keep you posted on the application process. As soon as possible, I will be scheduling a workshop for that particular scholarship.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

For My Class

The press conference for the Pathways to Success is scheduled for December 9, 2008 at the Graduate Center at UC Riverside on Cook Street. It is from 11:00 to 12:00. Ernesto emailed me to say that only 10 students from each college/school can be accomodated. If you would like to attend, please let me know as soon as possible--the first 10 will be selected. As cancellations come in, they will accept more interested students.

If you need to miss a class, please let me know and I will send an email explaining the situation.