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This Week in Honors
Graduation Deadline
Campuswide Honors at UCI
Eyes on the Prize
Moderators Needed
Club Meetings
Financial Aid
Cultural Center Events
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Domestic Violence
Writing Center Workshops
Men and Women of Distinction
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This Week in Honors
Fullerton College Honors Program
Spring Semester: Week #4
Campus is Closed: Presidents' Day - Monday, February 17th

Graduation Deadline

Students must apply for graduation by the deadline dates to obtain Associate's Degrees. Associate's Degrees are not automatically issued.


Spring Graduation Deadline - 
Friday, February 21, 2014




Friday, May 23, 2014
6 pm in the Fullerton Union High School Stadium
Gates open at 5 pm (open seating)


Campuswide Honors Program at UCI 

Fullerton College students who are Honors Certified with a GPA of 3.7 or higher will be recommended for automatic acceptance to the UCI Campuswide Honors Program.


You must be verified by a UC Irvine Admissions evaluator as having completed transfer requirements, including completion of: 
  • 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter units)
  • Minimum major preparation requirements
  • Course prerequisites when required
  • The UC English Composition Requirement (2 courses)
  • The UC Mathematics Requirement (1 course)


Regents Scholarship

Priority Registration for all classes at UCI

Honors Housing

Special Library Privileges

Honors Study Rooms

Dedicated Advisers

and more... 


If you have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, you may qualify for the Campuswide Honors Program, but you'll need to apply for the program.  

Eyes on the Prize Episodes in the Cadena Cultural Center



Moderator at UCI Research Conference




We need 10 students to serve as moderators at the HTCC Research Conference on Saturday, April 5th.  Please fill out the form below and return it to Jodi Balma in Room 225 by February 20th.  


Moderator Application 


We have to register you and pay a $10 registration fee for you to qualify as a moderator.  Please do not apply for this opportunity unless you are committed to coming to the event.   If you're thinking about presenting research at next year's conference, this is a great opportunity to find out more about the conference. 

Club Meetings
Sociology Club
First Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in Room 1429

FC Christian Club - Bible Study

Every Tuesday 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. in Room 327

Black Student Union
Every Wednesday 11:15 - 12:30 p.m. in Room 1419

Every Wednesday 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in Room 515

Every 1st and 3rd Thursday. 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in Room 420

Anthropology Hour
Thursday, February 6th 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in Room 1420

Political Science Student Association
Every 1st and 3rd Thursday.  12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Catholic Newman Club
Every Thursday.  4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Room 229

Writers and Readers Club
Every Thursday.  4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Room 515

Club leaders - please let me know your club meeting information so we can share it with our students.
Financial Aid Workshops
Wednesday, February 19th 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Room 229
Thursday, March 6th 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Room 229
Monday, March 24th 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Room 229
Cultural Center Events

Cultural Celebrations:


Beat Cafè - Open Mic Night, Poetry & Music!

Tuesday, February 25, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

In the Old Staff Dining Room


Worldfest: Celebrating People, Culture, and the Earth

Friday, May 1, 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.

In the Campus Quad


Cultural Tours:


California African American Museum & USC

Friday, February 28

$5.00 tour fee required to RSVP


The Museum of Tolerance

Friday, April 4

$5.00 tour fee required to RSVP




General Forums:

4th Annual Women's Forum

With Guest Speaker Molly McClanahan

Monday, March 10, 11:45 - 1:15 p.m.

In the College Center, Room 224-8


3rd Annual Asian & Pacific Islander Forum

With Guest Speaker Nhi Lieu

Monday, March 24, 11:45 - 1:15 p.m.

In the College Center, Room 224-8




University Representatives
Spring Schedule:

Appointments are currently available. Please contact the Transfer Center to book an appointment, (714) 992-7086.

Coming in April - Domestic Violence Awareness Week



Domestic Violence 101: Prevention through Education

With Guest Speaker Susan Leavy, MSW

Monday, April 21, 11:15 - 1:15 p.m.



 April 22 -- It is an opportunity for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt.  They then hang the shirt on a clothesline in the Quad to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women.



Walk in Her Shoes


April 22 - Once again, the men of Fullerton College -- faculty, staff, and students will be walking in high heel shoes to promote awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault against women.  This is a fundraiser so men will gather pledges for walking the Quad in heels.




Take Back the Night - Thursday, April 24th

Take Back the Night is an annual event, observed throughout the United States as well as internationally, that brings community members together to speak out about sexual violence, relationship violence, and other forms of interpersonal violence. Take Back the Night provides an opportunity for community members to proclaim that each individual has the right to live free from violence and for the voices of those who have been affected by violence to be heard. 




Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Center offers various workshops throughout the semester to help you develop your writing skills. You do not need to register, but arrive early to ensure you get a space.  Room 808 


These are the upcoming workshops: 

Wednesday, February 19, 11:00-12:30

Flow with It: How to Use Transitions (Jami Josifek)
This workshop focuses on how to move seamlessly across details and across paragraphs. It will use reading strategies to reinforce writing skills that will improve your vocabulary usage and ultimately your reader's comprehension.

Thursday, February 20, 3:00-4:30
Sentence Combining (D.B. Magee)
This workshop will introduce you to a variety of sentence structures to make your writing more interesting and readable.

Friday, February 21, 1:00-2:00
How to Be an Active Reader (Tamara Trujillo)
Reading may seem like a quiet, sedate activity, but effective readers are anything but passive. In this workshop, you will learn and practice techniques and strategies to read more effectively. 

To see which future workshops would be right for you, please visit:
Men and Women of Distinction Nominations



Do you know an outstanding Fullerton College student who will be graduating or transferring at the end of the semester? 


The selection process begins with our faculty and staff members. Each person is asked to make at least one nomination for both a female and a male student who has been particularly outstanding in their field. You may make several nominations if you wish. Students may nominate other current FC students, however are unable to nominate themselves.


STUDENTS SELECTED receive honorary membership in Mu Omicron Delta (Men of Distinction) and Alpha Gamma Eta (Women of Distinction) and will be publicly recognized for their achievement at the Men and Women of Distinction Program on Friday, May 9, 2014.



Thursday, February 20, 2014 by 5pm

to A.S. Office (Rm 222) or

Student Affairs (Rm 223)



 Nomination Form  

Fullerton College Scholarships
  • The Fullerton College Foundation and Academic Divisions offer hundreds of scholarships for our continuing and transferring students.  Please visit the Fullerton College Foundation's website to get started on your application.   
    Alumni Mentor: Lena Jaurequi
    "I transferred to UCLA last fall, Fall 2013 as an Anthropology major. My dream ever since I was a child was to go to UCLA, so there wasn't any decision once I was accepted. However, I was also accepted to UC Berkeley which did make my decision a little bit more difficult (although it was for Political Science and not Anthropology).  
    My decision also came down to what I wanted to do with life (as cliche as that sounds), I realized I wanted to study Anthropology, I really began to love the subject and I couldn't imagine not studying it for the next two years. I also thought about graduate school and what I would study, I knew I could study Anthropology and truly love it. 
    I was awarded one scholarship it was around $150 dollars and I was honored to be nominated as one of the 15 Fullerton College Woman of Distinction. I was very involved on campus during my two years at Fullerton. I was Region VIII senator for Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC). This is statewide student council that represents every community college in California. I traveled to Sacramento every month for council meetings, legislative visits and lobbying. I think this was a great experience, although it did take a lot of time out of studying. However, it was a great experience, I learned a lot and it made me realize I didn't want to major Political Science (along with a variety of other reasons). 
    I was also a student hourly at the Cadena Transfer Center, which was a lot of fun and probably the best job I will ever have. I learned so much from Vincent White, he's truly an incredible man, so I was well prepared to transfer. Since I did work at the Transfer Center I felt prepared, however I did notice while working there that students did not take advantage of many of the services, the office offers, which was very disappointing. Make sure you go to the Transfer Center!!! 
    The most difficult part about transferring was trying to get all the classes I needed (a common concern, for all students). My last semester before transferring, I had to take classes at Santa Ana college and Santiago Canyon as well as Fullerton - I was at 3 community colleges. I couldn't find a couple of my Political Science classes at Fullerton or Santa Ana so I had to look at SCC.  Anyway, I think it's important to emphasize to students that you "have to do what you have to do"- even it means traveling between multiple schools - in order to transfer.

    Lastly, I was Honors Certified, this helped me be accepted into the Honors program here at UCLA...so thank you! It also gave me 8 honors units coming into UCLA, so that made me very happy, indeed."
    If you have any questions, feel free to email me at lengabrielaj@gmail.com.
    UCR Summer Research Experience

    There is an upcoming summer research experience at University of California Riverside. It will be an excellent opportunity for undergraduates interested in Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and/or Materials Science/Engineering.


    This program will be targeting students from local colleges with the objective of inspiring students from e.g. first-in-the-family-to-attend-college backgrounds towards studies in the sciences and engineering.


    If you have any questions or wanted to learn more, please contact Ludwig Bartels (bartels@ucr.edu).

    Cadena Transfer Workshops

    Save the date and mark your calendar.  Print out the calendar with important dates and events for the Cadena Transfer Center:


    Spring Semester Calendar 

    The Honors Program Staff is here to help you.  If you have any questions, please stop by our office in College Center: Room 225 or 714.992.7133. 

    Jean Foster, Administrative Assistant
    Michelle Kim, Student Assistant


    Join our Facebook Page: FC Honors Program 


    Jodi Balma
    Coordinator, Honors Program
    Honors Program, College Center, Room 225

    Associate Professor, Political Science Department
    Political Science Office 1425-02 714.992.7522
    Fullerton College