In the last 10 years, CSUSB has grown from having two pre-college programs serving 100 students per year, across six high schools, to now housing programs serving more than 10,000 students per year, across 16 school districts in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.
“One thing that we teach our students here in Upward Bound at Cal State San Bernardino is the power of telling your story, and taking the power of your story to help others,” says Dalia Hernández.
The federal grants will help the program, which works with high school students, provide one-on-one academic support and guidance, individual and group tutoring, and access to college campus visits.
James Trotter of Academic Technologies & Innovation and Dalia Hernández of Upward Bound will join a program that prepares early to mid-career academic and administrative emerging leaders who aspire to advance.
Memorial services will be held at San Salvador Catholic Church, 169 W. L Street, in Colton. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to organizations most dear to him: Inland Empire Future Leaders or the Tzu Chi Foundation.
Hawkins, who served at the university for 33 years as an administrator for various programs including Upward Bound and EOP, passed away on Nov. 18.
CSUSB held a series of events to celebrate first-generation students and their successes as part of the second annual First-Generation College Celebration held Oct. 23-Nov. 6.
CSUSB’s Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math have been awarded $4,023,440 in federal funding for their programs to help students in San Bernardino and Rialto graduate from high school, and enroll and graduate from college.
Dalia Hernández was honored for her outstanding service by the Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel (WESTOP) Southern California Chapter.