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Alexander to Speak On Feb. 27 As Part of CSU’s “Super Sunday”

Published: February 15, 2011

F. King Alexander, president of CSULB, will participate in Super Sunday, a statewide effort in which California State University officials will speak at more than 100 predominantly African American churches throughout the state in February. Alexander will speak at Holy Trinity Methodist AME in Long Beach on Sunday, Feb. 27.

Alexander to Speak at Holy Trinity Methodist AME
President F. King Alexander

The events reaching more than 100,000 churchgoers are part of CSU’s outreach to educate students and families about the requirements to successfully enter college and obtain a degree. Participants also receive information about financial aid and the CSUMentor.edu website that provides the tools to plan and apply to a CSU campus.

“Super Sunday is an opportunity to highlight the value of receiving a college degree,” said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. “Nearly eight in 10 future job openings in the United States will require postsecondary education. We want to make sure that each year more African American students graduate from college and are able to compete for these jobs.”

After the church services, parents and students will have the opportunity to talk to CSU representatives and receive the “How To Get To College” poster — a practical guide about how to prepare for college beginning in the sixth and seventh grades. The guide, available in several languages in print and electronic form, provides the list of classes that students need to take grade by grade to qualify for CSU admission. It also provides tips for parents and mentors to help students succeed.

In addition to Alexander’s participation, Douglas Robinson, vice president of student services at CSULB, will speak at Antioch Baptist Church in Long Beach on Sunday, Feb. 27, and Marie Alford, director of admissions at CSULB, will speak at Praise Temple Apostolic Church in Long Beach on Sunday, Feb. 20.

The annual Super Sunday event is produced by the CSU African American Initiative — a partnership between CSU campuses and African American religious leaders with the goal of increasing college going rates among African American students. The initiative is led by Chancellor Reed and engages CSU Trustees, campus presidents, executives and staff.

For more information about the list of participating churches, times of service and locations, go to the Super Sunday website.

Visit the CSU External Relations website to learn more about the CSU African American Initiative and other community initiatives and partnerships to address college access for underserved communities.

–Rick Gloady