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Learn more about college at Feria de Educacion

08-18-2014

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Participants can have photos taken of their dream occupations.

Young people and their parents can learn more about college when Sacramento State hosts Feria de Educación from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the University Union and in Serna Plaza.

This is the second annual Feria, which promotes higher education among the Spanish-speaking community by providing information about admission requirements, educational programs, financial aid, campus life, community resources and more. Sacramento State has partnered with Univision 19, the CSU Office of the Chancellor and Assemblyman Roger Dickinson for this free event.

An opening ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. on the outdoor stage across from Serna Plaza with CSU Chancellor Timothy White, University President Alexander Gonzalez, Assemblyman Dickinson and Univision 19 General Manager Steve Stuck.

The event will include workshops on topics such as financial aid options, college readiness and career opportunities; exhibits on the “educational pathway” from preschool to universities; and free photos of participating young people dressed in cap and gown or in their dream career.

The information is presented by Sacramento State staff and community partners.

Entertainment will include live music and dance performances, and SactoMoFo will have some of the city’s best food trucks there.

No registration is required. Young people and their parents will receive event programs as they enter the Feria through Serna Plaza, listing the activities and presentations scheduled throughout the day.

Feria de Educación is one of two such events being held in the state Aug. 23. CSU Dominguez Hills will present the CSU Super Saturday College Fair on that campus. Both events are part of the CSU’s ongoing efforts to partner with K-14 schools, nonprofit and faith-based organizations, corporations, academics, policymakers and civic leaders to close achievement gaps and increase the number of underserved students who attend and graduate from college.

“Attending and completing college has never been more important,” says Garrett Ashley, CSU vice chancellor for university relations and advancement. “These events provide insight into how to get to college and what students and their parents can do to prepare for success once students have been admitted.”

For more information about Feria de Educación, call Sonia Ortiz-Mercado, Sacramento State’s director of State and Federal Relations, at (916) 278-3725. For media assistance, call the University’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156. – Craig Koscho