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Drexel University Sacramento’s Michael Marion Appointed to California Student Aid Commission

Drexel University Sacramento’s Michael Marion Appointed to California Student Aid Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Michael Marion, Executive Director and Associate Vice Provost of Drexel University Sacramento, was recently appointed to the California Student Aid Commission, where he will support the mission to make higher education more accessible for California students.

Appointments to the Commission are made by California Governor Jerry Brown and the position requires State Senate confirmation. As a commissioner, Marion will represent private and secondary education schools. He’ll attend his first Commission meeting in November.

“It’s a huge honor to be considered by Governor Brown for this role and be able to join some of the outstanding individuals who are already serving as commissioners,” Marion said. “This is a great opportunity to give back to students to make sure they can access financial aid and have the opportunity to be successful in college.”

Local high school in national contest needs your help!

Franklin High School Percussion in Elk Grove has been nominated for a brand new custom-designed floor tarp. This is a wonderful opportunity as the cost of a new tarp is nearly $3000 and a new floor tarp is badly needed.  The winner of the 'Teams for Tarps' contest gets a free tarp and the first two runners up get 50% off of a tarp.

The students are crazy excited about this opportunity.  Please take a minute and watch the student's youtube video they put together.  It is amazing and shows how much the program means to them.  The students' video can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxGvmkyb41s

New Beginnings // Back to School Blues + Red Hot School Supplies

New Beginnings / Back to School Blues + Red Hot School Supplies

My oldest little guy is starting first grade in just a couple of weeks. To say that we all have mixed emotions about this would be an understatement. If you follow me on instagram, you might remember this from earlier in the year. Well this year will officially mark the first time he is away at school all day, for five days of the week. It will be the first time he begins his day in the morning rather than the afternoon and the first time he takes the bus to school. He is not excited for any of these things aside from riding the bus, somehow that is exciting to him. I guess I can see why for a guy his age.

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CNU Summer Health Science Camp opens next week!

CNU Summer Health Science Camp opens next week!

At the Summer Health Science Camp at California Northstate University, students won't be making any volcanoes out of baking soda and vinegar.  Rather, the courses focus on real-life application of medical principles, helping high school students strengthen both their understanding of those subjects, as well as their resumes.

The team of experts behind the Camp cover a huge range of topics, from health care laws including a "mock trial", to Emergency Triage "mock disaster", where the campers will get professional wound makeup to simulate an explosion with students as "victims." 

Scholarship winners announced for Summer Science Camp @CNU

Scholarship winners announced for Summer Science Camp @CNU

Three scholarship winners were announced and awarded for the first ever, Summer Health Science Camp at California Northstate University for the June 16-20 session in Elk Grove.  High school students from the area will learn how to read fingerprints, diagnose patients with illness, and much more!

In addition, students will also receive CPR/AED training from a RED CROSS certified company, and be given a two year certificate to perform CPR.  Sign ups are still available at:  www.cnsu.edu/science-camp!

 

A Hornet Heartsaver can become a real lifesaver

A Hornet Heartsaver can become a real lifesaver

The world has a new superhero, and his name is Herky.

Sacramento State’s beloved muscular mascot is the poster boy for the University’s new Hornet Heartsaver initiative to promote cardiovascular health and the importance of learning CPR.