April 23, 2012
UCSB's Early Academic Outreach Program to Host UC Success Nights
Santa Barbara, Calif. The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) at UC Santa Barbara will continue its series of UC Success Nights on Tuesday, April 24. The evening events, which will take place through May 2, celebrate the academic success of high school seniors from UCSB's partnership schools who have been admitted to any campus in the UC system.
Seniors and their families from South, Carpinteria, Fillmore, and Rio Mesa high schools are invited to attend.
The events include awards presentations; recognition by representatives from the offices of Congresswoman Lois Capps, Congressman Elton Gallegly, State Senator Tony Strickland, and State Assemblyman Das Williams, among others; and student keynote addresses in English and Spanish. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet UCSB faculty and staff members, administrators, alumni, and current undergraduate students.
"This is the eleventh year that EAOP has hosted this event as part of our effort to promote a college-going culture of academic achievement in our partner schools," said Britt Ortiz, EAOP director. "Many of these students will be the first in their families to attend college."
The second of five UC Success Night events will take place on Tuesday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the South High School cafeteria, 1101 Planz Rd. in Bakersfield. The first was held at Lompoc High School on April 19. Carpinteria High School will host its event on Wednesday, April 25, at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria, 4810 Foothill Ave. in Carpinteria. The event at Fillmore High School will take place on Thursday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. at El Pescador restaurant, 1305 West Ventura St. in Fillmore. Rio Mesa High School students and their families are invited to attend their event on Wednesday, May 2, at 6 p.m. in the Rio Mesa High School cafeteria, 545 Central Ave. in Oxnard.
UC Success Nights are co-sponsored by UCSB's Office of Educational Partnerships. Questions can be directed to the EAOP office at (805) 893-7260.