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Future Educator Gets Second Boost from Local Family

Indira Esparza began her journey at The Preuss School UCSD and received a scholarship from the Patricia and Christopher Weil Family Foundation to attend UC San Diego. This June, Esparza graduated and plans to pursue a master’s degree and teaching credential at UC San Diego, again with support from the Weil family, as the recipient of the inaugural Teacher Preparation Fellowship.

President’s 2014 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

UC San Diego, in collaboration with PAL, TIES and TMC, received The Honor Roll’s Presidential Award. It is the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service-learning, and civic engagement. A very special thank you to all EDS faculty, staff and students who provided a hand to the program.

Dr. Frances Contreras awarded funding from UCOP

A study on African American college choice titled, “Choosing to go Elsewhere: Why African Americans are not Enrolling in UC Campuses" will be conducted by Contreras in collaboration with faculty and students from four UC Campuses, including Thandeka Chapman. It is the hope that this study informs both policy and practice for the UC system for the next admissions cycle as it works to better address the needs of African American students throughout the UC system.

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