Feria de Educación fuels college dreams for students, families
Access and educational opportunity came together in proud celebration on Sunday, Oct. 1, as Sacramento State hosted its fifth annual Feria de Educación. The event, the most successful to date, opened doors to an estimated 3,000 young students and their families looking ahead to college careers and the paths to success and achievement that higher education provides.
Students arrived on campus in dozens of buses from throughout the north state. The venue – Sac State’s University Union, Serna Plaza, and Library Quad – was appropriate, considering the University’s designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and the goal of event organizers to expand access to people from a traditionally underrepresented demographic. The Sac State event was one of several this year that are part of California State University’s Latino Initiative, designed to strengthen community partnerships that help increase the number of Latino students who attend and graduate from college.
Sacramento State President Robert S. Nelsen lauded the Feria.
“Students from around the state visit our campus and begin to dream of going to college, dreams that become reality and change lives,” Nelsen said. “Seeing these students with their parents is a beautiful experience.”