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California State University officials to speak during Sunday services on Feb. 17 at 30 African American churches in Northern California

Third annual CSU Super Sunday to reach more than 80,000 in Northern and Southern California churches

(February 12, 2008) – California State University officials will bring the college message to thousands of prospective students and their families during the Third Annual CSU Super Sunday. The event will take place at 30 African American churches in the Bay Area, East Bay, San Jose and Vallejo regions, on Sunday, February 17.

CSU presidents, trustees, the chancellor, and other officials will address the congregations to engage the community by encouraging students to go to college.

“At Super Sunday, thousands of students and their families learn that planning for college starts in the sixth grade. We hope to make communities aware of the steps that students need to complete each year to get to college,” said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. “We are pleased to say that these efforts are paying off. In recent years we have noticed an increase in African American applications and enrollment. In Fall 2007, African American enrollment increased by 6.5 percent at CSU campuses.”

Chancellor Reed will speak in Hayward at Glad Tidings Church of God in Christ at 11 a.m. while other officials and CSU presidents will speak at other churches in the region (see list of churches and speakers below).

Following the services, CSU outreach staff and church education counselors will provide information about college applications and financial aid. Students will also be introduced to CSU Mentor, the website that prospective students use to find information and apply to a CSU.

Other outreach efforts to be conducted by the CSU with the African American churches include financial aid workshops, and expanded distribution of college materials to sixth-12th grade students and their parents. The CSU has also developed a how-to guide for church educational advisers who work directly with families within these communities.

One of the informational pieces that will be distributed during Super Sunday is the “How to Get to College” poster. The poster provides middle and high school students and their parents step-by-step information regarding staying on the path to college, such as the classes they need to take, the importance of good grades, and how to apply for financial aid.

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California State University, Northern California
Super Sunday III
February 17, 2008
Churches & Speakers

Church Speaker
Acts Full Gospel of God in Christ
1034 66th Street
Oakland, CA
94621
8:a.m.
President Horace Mitchell: California State University, Bakersfield
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11:30
a.m. President Mo Qayoumi: California State University, East Bay
Allen Temple Baptist
8501 International Boulevard
Oakland, CA
94621
11 a.m.
President Horace Mitchell: California State University, Bakersfield
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
684 Erlandson Street
Richmond, CA
94804
11 a.m.
Associate VP Stan Hebert III: California State University, Dominguez Hills
Center of Hope Community Church
8411 MacArthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA
94605
11 a.m.
Dean Benjamin Bowser: California State University, East Bay
City of Refuge UCC
1025 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA
94103
1 p.m.
President Dianne Harrison: California State University, Monterey Bay
Covenant Worship Center
2622 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA
94702
11:30 a.m.
Professor Stevina Evuleocha: California State University, East Bay
Easter Hill United Methodist
3911 Cutting Boulevard
Richmond, CA
94804
10:30 a.m.
Professor Deborah Alexander: California State University, East Bay
Emmanuel Baptist Church
467 N. White Road
San Jose, CA
95127
11 a.m.
President Don Kassing: San Jose State University
First Baptist Church
204 Odessa Avenue
Pittsburgh, CA
94565
10:45 a.m.
President Paul Zingg: California State University, Chico
Glad Tidings Church of God in Christ
1027 West Tennyson Road –Adm. Office 27689 Tyrrell Ave – Sanctuary location
Hayward, CA
94544
11 a.m.
California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed
Good Samaritan Cathedral COGIC
625 West MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA
94609
10 a.m.
President Milton Gordon: California State University, Fullerton
Grace Tabernacle 1121 Oakdale
San Francisco, CA
94124
10:30 a.m.
President Ruben Arminana: Sonoma State University
Ingleside Presbyterian Church
1345 Ocean Avenue
San Francisco, CA
94112
10:30 am
President Mike Ortiz: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Lily of the Valley Christian Center
1010 91st Ave.
Oakland, CA
94603
11:30 a.m.
Dr. Diedre Badejo: dean of the College of Letter, Arts and Social Science: California State University, East Bay
Living Stone Cathedral of Worship
37721 N. 100th Street
East Sun Village, CA
94128
10: a.m.
Dr. Herbert Carter: California State University Board of Trustees
New Birth Ministries
847 Arnold Dr.
Martinez, CA
94553
10 a.m.
President Mildred Garcia: California State University, Dominguez Hills
Palma Ceia Baptist Church
28605 Ruus Road
Hayward, CA
94544
10 a.m.
Professor Diane Rush-Woods, Assistant Professor of Social Work:
Providence Baptist Church
1601 McKinnon Street
San Francisco, CA
94124
8 a.m.
President Robert Corrigan: San Francisco State University
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10:45 a.m.
President Robert Corrigan: San Francisco State University
Rehoboth World Outreach Center
245 Holly Street
Vallejo CA
94590
11 a.m.
Professor Tammie Mosley: California State University, East Bay
Revival Center Ministries, The
910 Tennessee Street
Vallejo, CA
94590
9 a.m.
President Mo Qayoumi: California State University, East Bay
Saint John Baptist Church
1401 E. Brundage
Bakersfield, CA 93307
11 a.m.
Provost & VP for Academic Affairs Soraya Cooley: California State University, Bakersfield
Saint John Missionary Baptist Church
1909 Market Street
Oakland, CA
94607
10:45 a.m.
Associate Provost Arthurlene Towner: California State University, East Bay
St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
3996 14th Avenue
Sacramento, CA
95820
10:15 a.m.
President Alexander Gonzalez: California State University, Sacramento
St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
1930 E. San Antonio Street
San Jose, CA
95116
10:45 a.m.
President Warren J.Baker: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
St. Stephen CME Church
2301 N. Union
Fairfield, CA
94533
10 a.m.
President William Eisenhardt: California Maritime Academy
South Bay Community Church
47385 Warm Springs Blvd.
Fremont, CA
94539
10 a.m.
Dr. Matthew Jenkins
Third Baptist Church
1399 McAllistser Street
San Francisco, CA
94115
10 a.m.
President Hamid Shirvani: California State University, Stanislaus
St Peter’s Church
510 E. Brundage
Bakersfield, CA
93307
10 a.m .
President Karning: California State University, San Bernardino

Last Update: February 12, 2008

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