The dream of receiving a high school diploma will become
a reality for 130 students as Sacramento State celebrates their graduation from
its Cross Cultural Resource Center’s High School Equivalency Program from
1 to 4 p.m, Friday, July 29 in the University Union Ballroom.
The commencement address will be presented by Dolores Huerta, who co-founded
the United Farm Worker union with Cesar Chavez. Eight student speakers will
share their thoughts with the assembly. Alejandra Bologna, Mexico’s consulate
general, will also be speaking to the graduates after opening remarks by program
director David Bayer.
The federally funded High School Equivalency program has been helping migrant
workers prepare for the General Education Diploma since 1993. It also offers
preparation courses to get students ready for placement in local universities,
community colleges, adult schools and occupational training programs.
A reception will follow with entertainment by Sacramento Mariachi and Cesar
Chavez School folklorico dancers.
For more information call the HEP office at (916) 278-5146. Media assistance
is available from Sacramento State Public Affairs at (916) 278-6156.
California State University, Sacramento Public Affairs
6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 (916) 278-6156