Fullerton College2/24/2014
This Week in Honors
Campuswide Honors at UCI
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New Honors Orientation
Financial Aid
Book Drive
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This Week in Honors
Fullerton College Honors Program
Spring Semester: Week #5
Fullerton College Scholarships

Are you a continuing, transferring, or graduating Fullerton College student?  You may qualify for one of the hundreds of scholarships available through our Academic Division and the Fullerton College Foundation.

There are scholarships based on merit and achievement.  There are scholarships based on financial aid.  There are scholarships for future teachers.  There are scholarships for legal descendents of World War II Veterans.  There are scholarships based on your major.  Apply today and find out what scholarships you might qualify for through the Foundation's website:


*Humanities Division Scholarships have an earlier deadline - check with your division for more information.


Attend a Scholarship Workshop to find out more information about these great opportunities.    



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.  

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 Tuesday. 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. in Room 227

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.
New Honors Student Orientation
If you're new to the Honors Program and haven't attended an orientation, please join us on Friday, February 28 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 1413.

RSVP to Michelle Kim at mkim@fullcoll.edu
Financial Aid Workshops
Thursday, March 6th 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Room 229
Monday, March 24th 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Room 229
Fullerton College Book Drive

Celebrate Read Across America!
March 2, 2014 - March 9, 2014

Fullerton College is holding a Book Drive to celebrate 100 years of higher education in Fullerton!
  • We are collecting new and gently used fiction and non-fiction books for K-12.
  • Look for donation bins at the public library, the Fullerton Art Walk, and at Fullerton College.
  • Books will be donated to local schools, the Boys and Girls Club, and Fullerton Community Centers.

Please donate a book for the children of Fullerton!


The Fullerton College Reading Department is working with the community to gather books for local schools and recreation centers.


Sponsored by the Fullerton College Reading Department, Humanities Division, and the Centennial Committee.

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

What will your student club or class share with campus? 


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. 

Transfer Awareness Week


April 7-11, 2014

Monday April 7, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in Rm 212
Transfer Basics 101: UC & CSU Transfer Requirements

Tuesday April 8

Admissions Panel: Private Universities 1:30-2:30 Rm 224
Transfer Basics 101: UC & CSU Transfer Requirements 5:30-6:30 Rm 212

Wednesday April 9
Transfer Basics 201: Competitive Admissions 12-1 Rm 212
Transfer Basics 301: Guarantees & Special Programs 2-3 Rm 212

Thursday April 10
Transfer Basics 401: Exploring Transfer Options 12-1 Rm 212
Transfer Basics 501: Money Matters 2-3 Rm 212

Friday April 11
Transfer Basics 601: Transitioning to a University 12-1 Rm 212

Financial Aid & Transfer Information Tables!
Monday through Thursday
From 10am - 1pm, On the Quad! 

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 26, 12:00-1:30
Using MLA (Darren Chiang-Schultheiss)
What is MLA format? What is the Works Cited page, and what should be included on it? When is it appropriate to document a source? This workshop will answer these questions using the NoodleBib program to help you correctly cite and document research papers.

Tuesday, March 4, 5:30-7:00
Getting your Scholarship Essay or Personal Statement Noticed (Stefani Stallard)
How do you compose an effective scholarship essay or personal statement? What information should be included? How can you make
yours stand out? Learn how to compose and revise your essay or statement so that you can go "from the stack to the star." You are
encouraged to bring a draft of your scholarship essay or personal statement to the workshop. 

Wednesday, March 5, 3:00-4:30
Find What You're Looking for: Using Databases to Find the Best Sources for Papers (Annie Liu)
Do you have a research assignment looming? Not sure where to begin? Stuck at a roadblock in your research? This workshop will introduce you to strategies for locating information from a variety of reliable sources. The emphasis will be on using Fullerton College databases.

Thursday, March 6, 3:00-4:00
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:
Alumni Mentor: Stephanie Rodriguez, UCI

  • Stephanie Rodriguez
  • Major: Psychology and Social Behavior
    Transfer Student Alliance Board Member
    Salceros at UCI member
    Psychology Student Association Member
    Tau Sigma National Honors Society Member
    I was originally unsure of which school I would attend when it came time to leave Fullerton College. I knew I wanted to stay close enough that I could visit family and friends on weekends with ease but far enough away that I didn't want to feel like I was living in the same place. I had UC Irvine in my mind because it fit the criteria that I had for my future school and included a major that really fit me. My feeling was confirmed when I attended the HTCC conference at UCI and took a look around to see their campus. The entire campus is centered around a huge park with an appealing mix of architecture and nature that doesn't feel overwhelming. That day, I made my decision and have been happy with it ever since.
    Looking back at my experience at Fullerton College, I am extremely grateful for all of the knowledge I received both in an out of the class room as they have thoroughly prepared me for my journey at UC Irvine. When it came time to start at my new university, I was very worried about the rigger of the courses and if I would be able to find my own niche. Those fears were quickly assuaged when I realized all of the opportunities that UCI had to offer me. The best thing about Fullerton College, to me, was that it always felt like there were a million and one resources available to students to assist them with any problem that they could have and two million people just waiting to tell them about it and I was comforted to discover that this was no different at UCI.  With programs and even entire offices devoted to helping all kinds of students including those who are: low income, first generation, LGBT, veterans, and (my personal favorite) transfers, it feels like everyone can get the assistance they need.
    As for the student life on campus, with over 500 clubs and organizations on campus, I am confident that there is something for everyone. Not only are these clubs great sources for students to meet each other, they also can provide them with great opportunities like trips to visit potential graduate schools, panels with career professionals in their field, and even advice on how to be the most effective student possible. Not only are the student groups beneficial, the students themselves are extremely helpful. I have had several experiences with genuinely nice people in both the professor and student variety. Everyone is willing to help each other out with anything they may need. This is even truer during midterms and finals week where people go out of their way to make sure that they aren't disturbing you. There is clearly something in the water here at UCI that is making everyone awesome and I love it!
  • If you have any questions, email me: 
  • stephar4@uci.edu
    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:


    Cadena Spring 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

    Professor, Political Science Department
    Political Science Office 1425-02 714.992.7522
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